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Wildfire Management Analyst

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 19377
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 4, 2020

Department Information

Environment and Natural Resources actively collaborates to protect, manage and restore ecosystem health, promote environmental stewardship and support the wise use of natural resources for the benefit of ecosystems, which include the people of the Northwest Territories.


Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Fire Operations, the incumbent serves a headquarters function and exercises latitude in decision making by providing expertise and professional guidance to Regional Managers, Foresters, Forest Officers, and Renewable Resource Officers. The position also provides functional direction to operational professionals and technicians.  

The Wildfire Management Analyst will have knowledge of investigative techniques and standard practices regarding compliance and investigations and knowledge of the Incident Command System, wildfire behaviour, and wildfire operations. The incumbent will have knowledge and ability to apply exemplary practices in the area of health, wellness and safety.  They will have the ability to review, analyze and make recommendations on legislation, regulation and policy; they will also have the ability to read, interpret and apply codes, standards and regulations, including assessing and incorporating new materials, equipment and tools or services used in fire management; and the ability to work in a high stress multi-tasking environment with tight deadlines.  The incumbent will have excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills, proven problem solving skills, good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment and the ability to work independently and without close supervision in a cooperative environment both within the department and external to the department.

This knowledge is normally acquired through a relevant bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited college or university with four years of related experience, or; a diploma in Forestry or Renewable Resources, or related field, with 5 years related experience. 
Preference will be given to individuals who served on Incident Management teams and are trained in Advanced Fire Behaviour. 
Supervisory or mentoring experience would be an asset. 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19377       

Closing Date: December 3, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $52.22 per hour (approximately $101,829. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,406.