Ministry of Forests

Community Engagement Specialist
$60,998.61 - $69,422.06 annually

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) works to keep British Columbians safe from wildfires and floods 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 thirty-three 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. The Executive Leadership Team works collaboratively to set strategic direction for
the organization.

As the Community Engagement Specialist, you will be responsible for planning, developing, and
implementing collaborative outreach and engagement program(s) within the wildfire management
business stream of the BCWS. You will lead program education and information initiatives and projects
within a Fire Centre region. In the position, you will fulfill 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.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Community Engagement or Natural Resource
    Management plus 1-year related experience; OR
  • Diploma in Communications, Community Engagement or Natural Resource Management plus 2
    years related experience; OR
  • Grade 12 plus 4 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and training.
        o Related experience is defined as communications, community engagement, First Nations
           engagement, natural resource, or wildfire management.
  • 1-year supervisory experience.
  • 1 year experience developing and applying stakeholder engagement tools and strategies.
  • Experience facilitating groups whose members hold varying interests, in a natural resource or
    wildfire management context.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License (or equivalent).

For more information and to apply online by December 7, 2022, please go to: