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BC Public Service

COOP LVL 1 - Communications Co-op Level 1 - AMENDED

Kamloops, BC
5 days ago
Posting Title
COOP LVL 1 - Communications Co-op Level 1 - AMENDED

Position Classification
Coop Education Train Progm Lv1


Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Parksville, BC V9P 2H7 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA

Salary Range
$1,659.92 bi-weekly, $23.71 hourly

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Co-op)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Wildfire Service

Job Summary

Join our team and unleash your potential

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and contributes to managing other emergencies through prevention, preparedness, response and recovery programs and partnerships at the international, national, provincial, and local levels. BCWS has a presence in communities across BC, with 33 Fire Zones, six regional Fire Centres, and two provincial centres in Kamloops and Victoria. BCWS has approximately 350 full-time staff and over 1700 seasonal employees.

This position will support BCWS communications, fire information, and engagement activities including researching, writing, and disseminating information for internal communications, the public, media, partners and stakeholders.

Job Requirements:
  • Currently completing post-secondary studies in Communications, Marketing, Business, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Environmental/Natural Resources, Social Sciences, or a related area.
  • Currently registered in a recognized co-op program at a participating post-secondary institution.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Valid class 5 driver's licence or equivalent.
  • Experience with graphic design.
  • Experience with email marketing software.
  • Experience with website management software such as WordPress.

  • 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 work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan.
  • To participate in ICS positions as assigned.
  • To work under adverse or stressful conditions.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

Amendment (March 16, 2023): Requirement for a valid BC Class 5 driver's licence or equivalent has been moved to the preference requirement section. And, posting closing date has been extended to March 26, 2023.

An eligibility list may be established.

4 positions available.

Positions available in Parksville, Kamloops (2), and Prince George.

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.

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 listed 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.

Online Questionnaire: YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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
Communications, Scientific and Technical, Students

Additional Information
Government Sales and Marketing