Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Kamloops or Victoria

Superintendent Predictive Services Unit
$72,724.97 - $83,014.85 annually


It’s your time to Achieve, Excel and Succeed

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.

As a member of the Predictive Services Unit (PSU), you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team within
Wildfire Operations. You will be joining a dynamic team that consists of fire behaviour, fire weather and
technology specialists who develop innovative products and services that can be utilized by other teams
for their programs as well as during emergency operations (e.g Prevention and Operations). The PSU
sets province-wide priorities for the fire weather and behaviour programs; oversees investment, training
and education of staff and end-users as well as develop staff capability and capacity through working
groups. It also sets priorities for research and development; manages the fire weather network; and
ensures the technology platform for the PSU program is secure and reliable. Seize this opportunity and
take the next exciting step in your career.

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, public administration, business
  • administration or equivalent knowledge plus three (3) years recent related experience; OR, 
  • Technical diploma in a field related to forestry, resource management/public administration or
  • equivalent knowledge plus five (5) years recent related experience; OR,
  • Grade 12 and an equivalent combination of education, training and seven (7) years related experience; AND,                  
              - Related experience is defined as wildfire prevention, wildfire operations or other disciplines related to wildfire management.
  • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System.
  • Demonstrated experience in program and project management.
  • Experience working on complex land and resource management issues.
  • Experience preparing and presenting scientific information, analyses and recommendations to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience developing and implementing programs and policies.
  • Valid Class 5 driver licence.

For more information and to apply online by June 16, 2021, please go to:
https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/76959