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Employment Opportunity

Wildland Fire Management – Initial Attack Crew

Salary: First Yr. Level (without fire exp.) Start @ $23/hr

Position Type: 2018 Fire Season (approximate dates are May 1 – August 31 possilble extension)

Closing Date: 4:30pm on Friday April 6, 2018


Summary of Duties: Fire Crew Members are responsible for initial attack operations on wildfires and sustained action on campaign fires. Crew Members could be assigned to respond to other fires, disasters or emergencies within the Yukon and may be asked to temporarily help in other Provinces, Territories or Countries if the need arises. As a Crew Member, you will be trained with the other fire management crew members from KDFN and all other territorial jurisdictions. You may be assigned to work with any of the crews in the territory if you pass the mandatory qualifications and fitness testing identified below.

During periods of low fire activity, Crew Members are assigned to complete other projects such as grounds maintenance, repair of buildings and equipment and other related tasks. Fire Crew members are expected to participate in all training that is made available. You would be responsible for reporting to work as scheduled by the Southern Lakes Regional Protection Manager of Yukon Government.

Fire Crew Members are required for each fire season; typically 4 months a year unless extended due to heavy fire activity. Trained KDFN Fire Crew Members are given first right of recall to return each season.

Mandatory Qualifications:

A. Basic Qualifications – Applicants MUST have the following:
• Standard First Aid and CPR
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License

B. Medical Clearance (IF Selected)
• Standard medical examination is required and will be reimbursed upon submission of receipt

C. Fire Crew Training Camp (IF Selected)

• Schedule for 2018 is still being determined.
• 8:00am to 5:00pm daily – must stay at the camp facility for the duration of training
• Wages, meals and accommodations covered
• Must fully participate and PASS the Fire Crew Basic Training program

Fitness Qualification
i. Must pass the WFX-FIT Fitness Test (4 parts)
ii. Fitness self-readiness plan is recommended (6 weeks)
iii. Google “WFX Fitness Test Yukon Wildfires or visit the website:

D. Other important qualifications
• Reliable, safety-minded team player with good interpersonal skills
• Willing to follow direction and instructions
• Willing to work away from home as required, possibly for extended periods of time
• Prepared to take on going and regular training and maintain fitness
• Valid Canadian Passport is an asset

Salary: corresponds with experience, first year level (without fire experience) starting at $23.00/hr

If you are interested in putting your name forward as a candidate for the opportunity, please submit your résumé to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or by fax to (867) 633-8414 or drop it off at 35 McIntyre Drive, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5H5 addressed to Human Resources.
Please provide copies of all certificates with your resume.
A cover letter should be provided additional to the resume stating why you are interested in the position.

Please declare KDFN status, benefactor, or other documented First Nation on your resume.

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Please include the title of the job you are applying for in your email subject line. Also include your name in the file name of your resume and any other files you submit.