New Job Patrol Person In Alberta

Patrol Person
Patrol Person

Patrol Person

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $23.28–$28.67 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 42657

Ministry: Forestry, Parks and Tourism

Location: Edson

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Wages

Closing Date: May 10, 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 3

About Us

The Wildfire Management Branch inspires public confidence in wildfire and forest management, sustaining operations and preventative practices, and leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient communities. For more information about the Wildfire Management Branch:


If you enjoy working in a dynamic team environment, meeting new people, educating the public and gaining an in depth knowledge of the Forest Protection areas in Alberta, then this is the ideal seasonal position for you.

Patrol Staff are an integral part of the Alberta Wildfire Team. Relaying knowledge with, and educating the public regarding safe burn practices is a significant role they fill. Conducting site visits of rural, urban, agricultural and industrial areas build strong relationships with our community partners and stakeholders throughout each Forest Area.

Utilizing our new online fire permit system, a patrol person is able to plan out their site inspections each day and relay wildfire hazard information relevant to each location. Patrol staff have a wide range of job duties which enable them to gain diverse experiences throughout the fire season which include assisting the Forest Area with Wildfire Prevention activities and wildfire response.

Additional Tasks:

  • Working remotely, patrolling Front and Backcountry of the Forest Protection Area, completing random camping inspections of safe Campfires and ensuring compliance under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act
  • Using mobile technology platforms such as the new online permit system to issue permits and deliver prevention messaging
  • Issuance of fire permits in the Forest Area and ensures the fire site will be safe and not escape fire permit legal land location.
  • Inspection of permit request sites and approves burning only under safe conditions.
  • Pass fire permit locations to the lookout observers.
  • Participate in public engagement events and educate rural residents about safe burning practices and changing hazard conditions through friendly and courteous contact.
  • Assist the Area with the Wildfire Prevention activities and make recommendations on improving the prevention program.
  • Fulfill rostered Response Officer Shifts
  • Assisting with Forest Health projects

There may be opportunity to assist area wildfire operations (Some of these positions will require passing of a fitness test)


The minimum requirements for this role are a high school diploma plus some related experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • A valid, unrestricted Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace or related applications
  • Able to work evenings, weekends and extended hours

Education in Forest Technology or Natural Resources or related discipline is considered an asset. Previous experience with Forestry is considered an asset.

Directly related experience and or education is considered on a one-for-one basis.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors 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.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

About Your Competencies:

  • Creative Problem Solving: Develops solutions to complex problems conscious of the development, conservation, and use of resources;
  • Drive for Results: Strives to exceed objectives and maximize resources to achieve results aligned with the goals of the department, considerate to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop Networks: Maintains close relations with all stakeholders, actively incorporates the needs of the broader group, and ensures overall client satisfaction;
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Takes a collaborative approach with your work to foster open communication and leverage team skills;
  • Agility: identifies alternative approaches in uncertain, complex situations, supporting others in determining and assessing strategy;
  • Systems Thinking: Considers the changing environment, recognizing the work impacting a vast network of stakeholders;
  • Develop Self and Others: Aims to learn from experiences, shift, and keep current with our skills and knowledge to remain competitive.


$23.28 – $28.67 per hour


Conditions of Employment:
Proof of required documents can be submitted after the application, but must be provided before, and in order to receive, an offer.

  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Valid Defensive Driving Certificate
  • Current Driver’s Abstract
    • A Driver’s Abstract, showing a record of seven (7) demerits or less, dated within 30 days and presented to management prior to commencement.

About Your Work
This requisition is recruiting for seasonal wages positions with weekly hours up to 36. The work location will be based either in Hinton or Edson Forest Area. Successful candidates will require their own means of transportation to and from the work site.

Resumes should include terms of employment identified in months and years, highlighting applicable duties and achievements within each role. Three (3) work-related references are required for those selected for an interview.

What We Offer
Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of paid holidays and vacation leave:

  • 5.2 % of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays
  • 6 % of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

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, please contact Carris Leece at (780) 427-6807 or e-mail: [email protected]. If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check