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BC Public Service

ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Castlegar, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
63,446 to 72,142 per year
Posting Title

ADMN O 21R - Community Engagement Specialist - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

Administrative Officer R21




Castlegar, BC V1N 4P5 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$63,446.31 - $72,142.65 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

Amendment January 17: Posting closing date extended to February 06
Community Engagement Specialist
Administrative Officer R21

An eligibility list may be establishedfor future permanent and temporary opportunities.

On November 1, 2021, the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that 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 .

Join a dynamic team of forestry management professionals inCastlegar

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is a unique area of government tasked with the responsibility of preventing, managing and suppressing unwanted wildfire on the landscape. Approximately 1600 field workers - comprising technical experts, strategic thinkers and fire operations staff - are dedicated to undertaking the BCWS mandate in delivering effective wildfire management and emergency response support to protect life and values at risk, encouraging sustainable, healthy and resilient ecosystems.

The Community Engagement Specialist (Engagement Specialist) is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing collaborative outreach and engagement program(s) within the wildfire management business stream of the BCWS. The position leads program education and information initiatives and projects within a Fire Centre region. The Engagement Specialist fulfills a central role in facilitating consultation and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders including federal, provincial, and local governments, First Nations, the forest sector, the public, and other BCWS Fire Zones.

Nestled within the Selkirk Mountains at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, Castlegar serves as a transportation and cultural hub for the West Kootenay region. The Sculpture Capital of Canada boasts a rich and diverse history, steeped in the heritage and culture of the Doukhobors. With a robust system of parks, hiking and biking trails, and nearby access to Nancy Greene and Syringa Provincial Parks, Castlegar offers an abundance of active healthy living options.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more .

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.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Community Engagement or Natural Resource Management plus two years *related experience; or
  • Diploma in Communications, Community Engagement or Natural Resource Management plus four years *related experience; or
  • Grade 12 plus six years *related experience or an equivalent combination of education and training.
  • Two years demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Two years' experience developing and applying stakeholder engagement tools and strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups whose members hold varying interests, in a natural resource or wildfire management context.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and working within project teams.

*Related experience is defined as communications, community engagement, First Nations engagement, natural resource, or wildfire management.

Preference may be given to candidates with:
  • Demonstrated experience in applying strategic and conceptual thinking to effectively communicate and engage on complex and contentious issues to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of wildfire management practices and principles
  • Knowledge of natural resource or wildfire management legislation, and policy or knowledge of natural resource or wildfire management and First Nations relations issues in British Columbia.

  • Valid BC Driver's License (or equivalent)
  • To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments, and corporate structures.
  • To keep current on emerging issues.
  • To take in-house training and certification as required.
  • To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required.
  • To work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan.
  • To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required.
  • To participate in Incident Command System (ICS) positions as assigned.
  • To work under adverse or stressful conditions, including smoke, extreme heat, and mountainous terrain in remote and isolated conditions.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.


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

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

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.

Job Category

Administrative Services
Administrative Maintenance and Technicians