New Job Band 3 - Deputy Manager, Wildfire Risk In British Columbia

BAND 3 - Deputy Manager, Wildfire Risk
BAND 3 - Deputy Manager, Wildfire Risk

BAND 3 - Deputy Manager, Wildfire Risk

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $80,800–$114,400 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Title
BAND 3 - Deputy Manager, Wildfire Risk
Position Classification
Band 3
Work Options
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range
$80,800.13 - $114,400.00 annually
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests
Ministry Branch / Division
Job Summary

An opportunity to provide branch direction and leadership in wildfire risk management

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is the Province of BC’s primary emergency response organization that operates year-round to deliver its mandate for wildfire management. BCWS also delivers expertise and services in response to other natural hazard emergencies. The BCWS is underpinned by the Four Pillars of Emergency Management – Prevention & Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. BCWS partners with ministries, agencies, local, provincial, national, and international governments, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations to advance effective management of wildfire and other natural hazard emergencies. The BCWS operates provincially, delivering services through six Fire Centres, thirty-three Zones and two provincial centres in Kamloops and Victoria. The organization will employ over 600 permanent and 2000 seasonal employees by 2024/25.

Reporting to the Manager, Wildfire Risk, the Deputy Manager Wildfire Risk (Deputy Manager) is responsible for the direction, management, and administration of all Wildfire Risk operations. The Deputy Manager provides strategic leadership and direction to Wildfire policy and legislation development and the Wildfire Recovery program. The position plays a pivotal role in building strategic linkages and effective working relationships with all areas of the branch, the ministry, and related entities.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

Job Requirements:
Experience and Education:

  • University degree in a related field and 5 years related experience OR equivalent education and 5 years related experience.

Related experience must include:

  • Handling property and liability losses
  • Experience with litigation processes at both the Provincial and Supreme Court levels.
  • Experience conducting complex, sensitive negotiations with external contractors, clients, and the public.
  • Experience in conflict resolution.

Preference may be given to:

  • Forestry related risk management experience.

For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].

About this Position:
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) - You will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Leadership and Management