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Conservation Officer I
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted Date: 2014-08-05
Ad #: MB1408050766
Job Location: Multiple Locations

Competition Number: NR.EL.14.15.103
Available Positions: 1 Seasonal Position, 1 Temporary Position
Employer: Department of Natural Resources - Forestry and Agrifoods Agency
Locations: Bay d'espoir, Bishop's Falls, Cape Broyleè Clarenville, Gambo, Gander, Hearts Desire, Lewisporte, Paddy's Pond, Salmonier, Southern Bay, St. John's, Trepassey, Various, Whitbourne, Winterland,
Closing Date: No closing date
Salary: $39,275.60 - $43,479.80(GS- 26)

This is a technical field position involved primarily in forest protection, compliance and related resource management. Conducts wildfire suppression operations and determines initial attack strategy on wildfire operations; acts as incident commander or crew member as situations warrant; directs air and ground suppression activities and ensures sufficient resources are in place for fire suppression; operates and transports fire equipment to scene of fire; works in and around aircraft and operates emergency vehicles and radio communications equipment; collects data and calculates fire weather index; assists in conducting patrols and investigations of infractions to departmental regulations; carries out preliminary investigations on wildfire causes; inspects harvesting operations and Crown Land Leases for compliance to fire legislation; issues departmental permits (e.g.., burning permits, operating permits); maintains departmental property and equipment. Under direct supervision, performs various duties related to prescribed burn operations, silviculture projects, habitat improvement, access roads, inventory, scaling, utilization surveys, insect and disease control surveys and spraying, and other resource management duties. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge of forest fire behavior, fire suppression techniques / operations / terminology as well as ecosystem management principles. Candidates must be safety conscious and innovative, possess initiative, along with effective leadership, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The above qualifications would normally have been acquired through the graduation from a recognized two year technical program in a natural resource discipline along with related experience involving ecosystem management and / or forest fire fighting. Equivalencies may be considered. The successful candidate must possess a valid NL Class 5 driver’s license. Offers of employment in the Forest Fire Suppression program will be contingent upon successful completion of a medical assessment and a physical ability test arranged by the Department. **Please note that this competition will be used to fill vacancies in the Eastern Region (Paddy’s Pond – St. John’s, Clarenville, Bishop’s Falls, Gambo, Gander, Bay D’Espoir, Lewisporte, Cape Broyle, Heart’s Desire, Salmonier, Trepassey, Whitbourne, Southern Bay, Winterland)
This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.

For additional information on this position, call (709) 256-1452.

How To Apply

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications should be received before the close of business on the closing date - late applications with explanation may be considered. Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the required qualifications as stated in the job ad and must contain your current mailing address, contact number and e-mail if applicable.

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