District Avalanche Assistant
Scientific Technical Officer R15
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is “as and when needed”. Hours of work will vary depending on operational requirements.
This is a temporary opportunity until March 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
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The Avalanche and Weather Program establishes operational policies for Ministry and Maintenance Contractor operations in order to ensure safety to provincial highway users, particularly in snow avalanche areas. This program provides technical direction and support for all provincial avalanche crews.+
For a designated area of the Province, the Assistant Avalanche Technician conducts site snow observation and evaluation, and avalanche forecasting and control, and gathers safety, weather and road information.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Michael.Blancher@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
Note: If the following requirements are not fully met, the position can be under-implemented at the STO 11 level. The full qualifications must be achieved within 2 winter seasons to be fully implemented at the STO 15 level.
Avalanche Risk Management Experience
To be implemented at a STO15 level, you must have:
- Post-secondary technical diploma, or higher, in the field of forestry, geography, engineering or meteorology with an emphasis on avalanche phenomenon and the properties of snow or other related fields with two winter seasons of experience in an operational avalanche program which include observations, snow stability analysis, avalanche hazard evaluation, avalanche control and training of staff/contractors and members of the public preferred; OR
- Grade 12 with four winter seasons of experience in an operational avalanche program which include observations, snow stability analysis, avalanche hazard evaluation, avalanche control and training of staff/contractors and members of the public;
To be under-implemented at a STO11 level, you must have:
- Grade 12 with two winter seasons of experience in an operational avalanche program which include observations, snow stability analysis, avalanche hazard evaluation, avalanche control and training of staff/contractors and members of the public;
Training Certificates/Professional Associations:
- Must be registered, or be eligible to be registered, with the Canadian Avalanche Association as a professional member in good standing.
- Canadian Avalanche Association (CAA) certification (or CAA prior learning equivalency assessment) in:
- Minimum Level 1, with Level 2 required for implementation at STO15 level
- WorkSafe BC Occupational First Aid Level 2, or equivalent;
- Incident Command System 100 is preferred.
Blasting Certification and Explosives Experience:
- Avalanche Control Blasting Certification – for Hand Charge and Helicopter Control Missions – acceptable to WorkSafe BC or other equivalent Canadian regulatory agency certification – preferred.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.