Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Williams Lake and Alexis Creek

An eligibility list may be established for Williams Lake and Alexis Creek.
Currently there is one permanent vacancy in Williams Lake.

Wildfire Technician
$60,998.61 - $69,422.06 annually plus $53.82 bi-weekly isolation for the Alexis Creek location

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

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.

As a Wildfire Technician, you will be responsible for performing a core set of functions related to fire
response and fire management. This includes assisting with the planning and implementation of wildfire
preparedness, response and prevention initiatives with clients, partners and stakeholders in addition to
performing a core set of functions related to fire response and fire management. This position also
exercises authority as a designated official delegated under the Wildfire Act and the Wildfire Regulation.
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.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Degree in a field related to forestry, resource management or equivalent knowledge, plus 1-year 
    related experience*; OR,
  • Technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management, or equivalent knowledge, 
    plus 3 years related experience*; OR,
  • Grade 12 plus 5 years related experience* or an equivalent combination of education and training 
    may be considered.

*Related experience is defined as operations or other disciplines related to natural resource 

  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Valid class 5 driver licence.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
    • Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a
    • Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF).
    • Incident Commander 4 or higher.

For more information and to apply online by August 16, 2021, please go to: