Air Attack Officer
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November 21, 2013
Natural Resources 7
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) are the proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity aiming to lead the achievement of desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources for Albertans. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development please visit our website at:
If it's time to turn up the heat on your career, consider joining our team as one of two new Air Attack Officers in Province. You will be challenged with the operational delivery of the wildfire detection, pre-suppression, suppression, and prevention programs. You will also be responsible for directing and coordinating the aerial attack on wildfires in a specified area of the province of Alberta. In addition, you will play a key leadership role by supervising permanent and seasonal staff, including training, mentoring, and coaching and program monitoring. You may also be involved in other area functions, such as forest management and land management, where you will be expected to apply your knowledge and expertise to integrate forestry practices into field operations.
ABOUT YOUR COMPETENCIES:
DRIVE FOR RESULTS - Initiates and completes processes that achieve new, unique or challenging objectives.
BUILD COLLABRATIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Encourages broad thinking on projects and working together to eliminate barriers to progress while promoting collaboration and commitment.
SELF MANAGEMENT - Acknowledges personal responsibility for outcomes, even when not all elements of a situation are within direct control but could have been personally managed.
COMMUNICATION - Communicates in a way that is accurate, timely and easy to understand.
ABOUT YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT:
As the successful candidate, you will be operating out of an office setting. Travel within the region and throughout the province will be required as part of your responsibilities. You will have frequent contact with Ministry staff and colleagues, other government departments, clients, and external stakeholders province-wide.
A degree or diploma in Natural Sciences or related field plus 6 years of related experience in fire detection, preparedness, suppression, and control and command activities. Air Attack Officer training and certification is preferred. Supervisory experience an asset. Eligibility for registration with the College of Alberta Professional Forest Technicians or Foresters is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,349.69 to $3,022.94 bi-weekly ($61,327 to $78,899 per annum)
Various locations may be considered with preference being Peace River and Rocky Mountain House. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower level and salary. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government.
You may be eligible to receive the 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance. For further information, please visit the following site:
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Barb Higgins Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Human Resources, 4th Floor, Petroleum Plaza, South Tower, 9915-108 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2G8. Fax: (780) 427-2513.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Barb Higgins at: ESRD.HRS@gov.ab.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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