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BC Public Service

BAND 3 - Deputy Fire Centre Manager - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Full Time
7 days ago
80,800 to 114,400 per year
Posting Title

BAND 3 - Deputy Fire Centre Manager - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Band 3




Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA

Salary Range

$80,800.00 - $114,400.02 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Wildfire Service

Job Summary

Deputy Fire Centre Manager
Management Band 3

Amendment February 2, 2023: posting closing date extended to February 12, 2023

Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique program of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing and managing wildfire on the landscape. With a workforce of approximately 1600 the program's staff are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect values, while encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.

The Deputy supports the Fire Centre Manager in the direction, management and administration of all Fire Centre regional operations.

A new business emphasis is directed to wildfire management planning, not only suppression. This emphasis is focused on planning to mitigate potential interface and wildfires, using fire to support ecosystem restoration and using modeling/decision support tools for managing risk to the province's resource values. To meet this objective there is a renewed commitment on interaction with numerous local government authorities, First Nations communities and other stakeholder interests.

Supports the business and operational cycles (planning, preparedness, prevention, detection, emergency response, compliance and enforcement, aviation, budget management and cost recoveries) for the regional Fire Centre office and its Fire Zone bases. Supports and assists with all aspects of the administration of regional Fire Centre human resources and supports risk management practices for the deployment of fire fighting operations and capital resources. Exercises delegated statutory decision making authority to make determinations and apply appropriate administrative remedies.

Job Requirements:
  • University degree or technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management/public administration or equivalent knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience in wildfire management or an equivalent natural resources management program.
  • Experience in management and supervision of diverse working groups/teams.
  • Experience dealing with stakeholder interests and issues management.
  • Experience leading and coaching diverse teams.
  • Experience in business planning, procurement and financial management.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
This position is excluded from union membership.
There is currently one(1)permanent, full-time opportunity available.
This position is located in Prince George; however, other locationsmay also be considered subject to Ministry operational requirements.
An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service can help Indigenous applicants (First Nations [status or non-status],Métis or Inuit) interested in BC Public Service job positions.

The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.

Resume: YES-Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Cover letter: NO- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES- As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT:Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

The BC Public Service COVID-19 Vaccination Policy defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.More information can be found here .

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Leadership and Management, Natural Resource Sector

Additional Information
Management and Executive