New Job Initial Attack Crew Leader In Manitoba

Initial Attack Crew Leader
Initial Attack Crew Leader

Initial Attack Crew Leader

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $3,219–$3,486 a month
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Initial Attack Crew Leader

FR3 Fire Ranger 3


Approximately 22 weeks

Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development

Widlfire, Resource Management and Protection

Bissett MB, Grand Rapids MB, The Pas MB, Piney MB, Lac du Bonnet MB, Hodgson MB, Gypsumville MB, Rennie MB, Paint Lake Provincial Park MB, Various locations throughout rural MB and various locations throughout northern MB

Advertisement Number: 40750

Salary(s): FR3 $1,609.60 - $1,743.20 bi-weekly Plus Remote Allowance and Qualification Pay, if applicable

Closing Date: March 20, 2023

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 for similar seasonal positions throughout the Province and will remain in effect for 6 months

Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development is seeking highly motivated individuals interested in filling the role of Initial Attack Crew Leader (Fire Ranger 3) at various locations throughout Manitoba. 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 and defined pension plan.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence or equivalent (an intermediate stage Manitoba Class 5 drivers license is acceptable on a temporary basis. Candidates are expected to attain and maintain a full stage Class 5 driver's license on a permanent basis and be able to provide a Driver's Abstract if requested)
  • Must be physically capable of preforming the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must complete and pass the Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WIX-FIT) fitness test and meet the Manitoba agency performance standard of 17 minutes and 15 seconds.
  • Must maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends, overtime and be deployed provincially, inter-provincially or internationally, as/when required.


  • Experience as a member of an Initial Attack Crew conducting initial attack, sustained action, and mop-up fire suppression on a wide range of wildfire situations or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience using and maintaining all of the standard firefighting hand tools and equipment, e.g. shovel, axe, pulaski, Mark 3 fire pump, chainsaw.
  • Experience and knowledge with the principles of fire weather, fire behaviour and fire line safety to ensure the safe, efficient and effective application of fire suppression strategies.
  • Experience working with various aircraft utilized in forest fire suppression activities and knowledge of their individual roles and capabilities, e.g. light and medium helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and water bombers.
  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Experience and knowledge of Workplace Safety and Health Regulations, including fire line safety.
  • Supervisor experience including training, guidance, direction and performance management.

Under the direction of the Area Fire Manager, District Supervisor or Helitac Officer (FR4), the incumbent will be responsible for the daily direct supervision and leadership of a 4-5 person Initial Attack forest fire suppression crew. Duties include:
  • Organize, direct and supervise crew members during wildfire suppression and daily work activities to ensure the safe, efficient and effective application of fire suppression strategies and safe work practices.
  • Ensure compliance with mandatory daily fitness guidelines, Wildfire Program Operational Guidelines, Wildfire Service Safe Work Procedures, and Workplace Safety & Health Regulations.
  • Ensure the proper use, maintenance and inventory control of equipment and tools assigned to the crew members.
  • Participate and assist in the delivery of public relations & fire prevention initiatives and in the development and delivery of training programs for fire crews or junior staff.
  • Participate in provincial, inter-provincial and international deployment as required.
  • Maintain detailed records of crew operations and staffing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including the supervision of district work projects.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 40750
Service Centre 4
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601


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

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.