Wildland Fire Crew Member - Fort McPherson

Job Summary

Location: Fort McPherson
Department: Environment and Natural Resources
Job ID: 23382
Salary: $71,136 - $84,968
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within the Beaufort Delta Region.

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is to promote and support the sustainable use and development of natural resources, and to protect, conserve, and enhance the NWT environment for the social and economic benefit of all NWT residents.

Job Information

The position is located in the lnuvik Region and reports to the Crew Leader. The position is one of several crewmember positions in the lnuvik Region. The incumbent may be required to travel away from home for periods of up to two weeks. The incumbent receives day-to-day instruction from the Crew Leader. The incumbent is required to provide forest fire fighting and general duties in an overall effort to promote the sustainability of the lnuvik Region forests.


Knowledge of English Language (both oral and written) is required for effective communication with crew leader and air attack crew.
St. Johns Ambulance Emergency First Aid
Class 5 Driver's Licence - transportation of crew
Radio Operators license
Experience fighting fires
Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained through recent Certification in S- 100 Forest Fire Fighting Training Course. A bona fide requirement of the job is passing the annual Firefighter Work Capacity Testing standard.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-8071 Ext 15644
Fax (867) 678-6620

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

More Information

Seasonal Position

This job opening is for a seasonal position from approximately May 8 to August 11 each year.

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

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 # 23382       

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $34.20 per hour (approximately $71,136.00 per annum) plus a pro-rated annual Northern Allowance.