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BC Public Service

BAND 4 - Manager Provincial Operations, Preparedness

Kamloops, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
96,400 to 128,100 per year
Posting Title
BAND 4 - Manager Provincial Operations, Preparedness

Position Classification
Band 4


Work Options

Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$96,400.00 - $128,100.03 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

An opportunity to provide branch direction and leadership in emergency management response preparedness as it relates to natural resource management

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is the Province of BC's primary emergency response organization. It operates year-round to deliver its mandate for wildfire management and response to natural hazard emergencies. The BCWS operates provincially, delivering services through six fire centres, thirty-three zones and two provincial centres in Kamloops and Victoria.

Reporting to the Director, Provincial Operations, the Manager, Provincial Operations, Preparedness is responsible for leading the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the BCWS preparedness program.

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Job Requirements:
Education and Experience
  • University degree or technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management, emergency management, public administration or equivalent; OR,
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training may be considered.
  • Experience in a senior leadership capacity and/or senior management experience in wildfire management or an emergency management program and/or field.
  • Experience dealing with complex emergent stakeholder interests and issues management.
  • Experience leading and coaching diverse teams.
  • Experience in strategic business planning, procurement, and financial management.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Class 5 (or equivalent) Driver's Licence.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with two (2) or more years experience in a senior leadership capacity and/or senior management experience in wildfire management or an emergency management program and/or field.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience working with First Nations' communities and facilitating First Nations' consultations or engagement sessions.

Provisos and Willingness Statements
  • 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/or overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required.
  • To participate in Incident Command System positions as assigned.

Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week subject to an approved Telework Agreement.
Flexible work options may not be available during emergency operations response periods.

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 is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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

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: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

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.

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
Management and Executive