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New Job Area Fire Manager In Manitoba

Area Fire Manager
Area Fire Manager

Area Fire Manager

Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $54,344–$65,134 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Area Fire Manager

RS5 Resource Technician 5


Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Wildfire Service, Resource Management and Protection

Gimli MB

Advertisement Number: 39418

Salary(s): RS5 $54,344.00 - $65,134.00 per year

Closing Date: July 7, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created and remain in effect for up to 6 months for the province.

Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and motivated individual interested in filling the role of Area Fire Manager for Interlake Fire Area.

The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License
  • Must be willing and able to work evenings, weekends and overtime as required
  • Must be willing and able to travel throughout the Province of Manitoba as required, and capable of flying frequently in a wide variety of small aircrafts in adverse weather conditions
  • Must be physically able to perform the duties assigned to the position including lifting equipment weighing up to 65 lbs


  • Extensive experience with wildfire suppression, coordination, preparedness, and detection efforts
  • Diploma or certificate from an approved Resource Technology Program with related experience in wildfire management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered
  • Project or program management skills with the abilities to motivate and lead teams, and resolve conflict
  • Experience in supervision and performance management of staff
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills to make effective decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and Outlook) or similar software applications
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and organize changing workloads and demands

  • Budget management experience

As the Area Fire Manager, the incumbent supervises a diverse number of departmental staff. Strong leadership skills are required to effectively and efficiently lead staff during critical events as well as in day to day wildfire preparedness and suppression operations. This position must coordinate and implement technically diverse and complex programming including wildfire training and FireSmart programming. A high level of functioning in team environments is required in daily area operations as well as functioning in an Incident Management Team role during large complex wildfire incidents. The ability to work harmoniously in these settings also requires strong organization skills and the ability to quickly adapt to unforeseen changes and interruptions. The incumbent manages complex wildfire bases and requires skills to efficiently supervise and implement wildfire suppression and pre-suppression activities.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39418
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.