Wildfire Info Support | (VEW-427)

Wildfire Info Support | (VEW-427)

30 Mar
Government of Alberta.

30 Mar

Government of Alberta.


Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 7243

Ministry: Agriculture & Forestry

Location: Various

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Wages

Closing Date: April 12,2021

Classification: Subsidiary 02B 3625 Program Services 1

About Us


Reporting to the Wildfire Prevention Officer, this position performs as an information officer for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Wildfire Management Branch and provides assistance as required to both the provincial information unit and the ten forest areas, or other program areas of AF.

The primary role is to assist in delivering information, education and awareness to internal and external staff, stakeholders,

local municipal governments, industrial and other stakeholders groups, the general public and communities within Alberta.

You will also act as or assist provincial information officers and are a member of the information officer team associated with wildfire events and other incidents.

This work requires an overall knowledge of wildfire management branch (WMB) operations; wildfire prevention, FireSmart and strong communication skills; knowledge of media operations; public relations; community-based social marketing and risk/crisis communications.

The individual will apply their knowledge and experience in public relations, marketing, communications and event planning to inform communities, stakeholders and the public of wildfire hazard, current wildfire and wildfire prevention tools and tactics, and assist in raising the awareness of the other programs across the province.

This position performs all work in accordance with relevant government and ministry legislation, policies, and guidelines laid out by Communications and Public Engagement as well as policies applicable to Agriculture and Forestry.


Required Qualification-

- Two year diploma in related field required.

- Good understanding and application of public relations skills, risk communications, educational marketing, and the ability to liaise with community organizations, industry, media, government agencies and other stakeholders.

- Knowledge of forest ecology, wildfire prevention, detection, suppression, policy and urban interface issues is required.

- Knowledge of responsibilities of all government agencies, especially during an emergency situation is key.

- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, including demonstrated abilities to collaborate and negotiate with varied and diverse clients and stakeholders.

- Professional judgement and decision-making skills, including the ability to determine priorities and to represent the division on working groups involving multiple stakeholders and sensitive strategic and political information.

- Knowledge of key messaging – including the ability to take highly technical or complex issues and make them clear and concise to be accessible to a wide variety of stakeholders.

- Commitment to teamwork and continuous improvement.

“Equivalencies will be considered.”

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Note to recruiter: If you haven’t included competency information in the “Role” section, you can include the critical competencies with examples of how they relate to the role being recruited to in this section; below is a list of the APS competencies to assist you:

- Agility- Ability to anticipate, assess, and readily adapt to changing priorities, maintain resilience in times of uncertainty and effectively work in a changing environment.

- Build Collaborative Environments- Leads and contributes to the conditions and environments that allow people to work collaboratively and productively to achieve outcomes.

- Systems Thinking - The work done within the APS is part of a larger integrated and inter-related environment. It is important to know that work done in one part of the APS impacts a variety of other groups/projects inside and outside the APS. Systems Thinking allows us to keep broader impacts and connections in mind.

- Creative Problem Solving - Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions


$29.06 to $37.78 Per Hour


- Hours of work – 36.25 hours per week.

What we Offer :

- Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.

- 5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays.

- 6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay.

This position may be used to fill future vacancies across the Government of Alberta, at equal or lower classification and salary.

How To Apply

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Neha Bhatnagar, TAS Consultant at [email protected]

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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