New Job Firesmart Coordinator In British Columbia

FireSmart Coordinator
FireSmart Coordinator

FireSmart Coordinator

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $4,954 a month
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Thompson-Nicola Regional District

FireSmart Coordinator

Encompassing an unparalleled geographic region in the heart of British Columbia, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) offers the best of both worlds. Urban life within vibrant communities and outlying rural regions that showcase the region's beauty - pristine but rugged mountains, rolling grasslands, lush evergreen forests and both historic and modern areas, all within 45,000 square kilometres. Headquartered in the City of Kamloops, the TNRD provides a wide range of local government services to the population of 144,000 living within its 11 diverse municipalities and 10 electoral areas.

The Role:
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District FireSmart Coordinator supports wildfire preparedness week, prevention, and mitigation through public education, assessments, and mitigative work to reduce community risk from wildfires.

The Fire Smart Coordinator will be responsible for the facilitation of the FireSmart related activities within the TNRD. The position will ensure that the FireSmart activities are supported, developed, and implemented in accordance with Provincial guidelines as well as with the direction and policy provided by the TNRD Fire Protection Services Department.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Acts as the main point of contact for the FireSmart Program.
  • Seeks and administer new FireSmart grant opportunities.
  • Coordinates public education work being completed through the Community Resiliency Investment (CRI ) funds.
  • Recruits, coordinates, and provides training to FireSmart personnel.
  • Organizes, plans, and participates in community fuel mitigation events.
  • Provides direction and assistance to implement FireSmart principles on private and community land areas.
  • Coordinates FireSmart Home Ignition Assessments within the Thompson-Nicola Regional District area.
  • Coordinates the implementation of the FireSmart Canada Neighbourhood Recognition Program.
  • Recruits motivated community leaders that can be mentored to work with self-organized groups of citizens as they plan and implement wildfire mitigations in their own neighbourhoods.
  • Creates a FireSmart working group, Community FireSmart Committee, and Resiliency Committee within the TNRD.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other BC FireSmart Committee member agencies (BC Wildfire Services, fire departments, First Nations, BC Parks, etc.) in the area.
  • Works and travels to rural and remote areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time temporary position that runs from approximately April until November and is subject to grant funding. Given the nature of this work, the FireSmart Coordinator will require flexibility in scheduling.

Education and Experience:

  • 3 years related experience
  • Experience working in local government
  • Knowledge of fire prevention, FireSmart, and emergency preparedness programs
  • Knowledge of fire and public safety education, fire service operation, and emergency management
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent education

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively deliver educational and outreach materials to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Adaptable and highly organized and able to exercise independent judgement.
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Clear Canadian Criminal Record Check
  • Physically and mentally capable of administrating the duties for public communication and the practical job of the role.

This position falls under the provisions of the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 900. The placement of the FireSmart Coordinator is at Pay Grade 8, which is $2,477.09 to $2,865.58 biweekly.

Applications must include a cover letter and a resume outlining your qualifications and experience.

Thank you for considering the Thompson-Nicola Regional District as a place to share your talents!

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. All applications must be submitted via our Careers Page, Careers - Thompson-Nicola Regional District (

Education : Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Experience : 2 years to less than 3 years