Coordinator, FireSmart - (2090)

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
2121 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Y1A 1C2, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Title

Coordinator, FireSmart

Hours Per Week
5 X 7 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

End Date (Temporary and Term)

Science & Related Occupation

Range $36.42 - $42.85

Status of Position

City of Whitehorse

Position Description
Job posting closes: March 10, 2024, at 05:00 p.m. (Yukon Standard Time)

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work-life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work-from-home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union. 

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

FireSmart Coordinator - Community and Recreation Services

Job Code: 319
Department: Community and Recreation Services

Job Summary:

The FireSmart Coordinator is responsible for leading the implementation of the City of Whitehorse Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategy. The position will facilitate FireSmart activities, update policy, and collaborate with City departments, the Yukon Government (YG), and First Nation Governments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of Wildfire Risk Reduction activities within the City of Whitehorse.

2. Complete in-depth analysis of wildfire prevention data and develop policy and program options for decision-makers.

3. Liaise and collaborate with City departments, government agencies, and First Nations government in the development of wildfire risk reduction activities for the City of Whitehorse.

4. Coordinate and conduct FireSmart Home Ignition Assessments within Whitehorse.

5. Respond to inquiries and engage with the public on wildfire risk reduction initiatives

6. Maintains project management tools to ensure effective, on-time, on-budget project delivery, including assigned staff and contractors.

Number of Hires Needed

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:

The majority of the work is performed under normal office conditions. Generally works 7-hour shifts Monday to Friday. However, evening work may be required from time to time. The incumbent will be required to conduct FireSmart audits on properties and conduct site visits on wildfire prevention activities around Whitehorse. This will result in potential exposure to dust, dirt, insects, and inclement weather when conducting FireSmart and wildfire prevention activities within the community.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Diploma in a natural resource management-related field (e.g., Forestry, Geography or Natural Resource Management). An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of three years of related experience, including facilitation and program management experience.
  • On-the-job experience - 6 months.
  • Valid Class 5 Yukon Driver's License.
  • Knowledge of forest practices, wildfire prevention, and FireSmart principles.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects, building and maintaining cooperative and productive partnerships, and effectively negotiating and consulting with multiple external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, building, and maintaining cooperative and productive partnerships and effectively negotiating and consulting with multiple external stakeholders.
  • Ability to use information technologies (computers, mobile devices, etc), including familiarity with presentation development tools, education programs, and social media applications.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

General office equipment, including computer skills to operate software programs related to Excel spreadsheets, word processing, electronic mail, databases, GIS maps, smartphones, etc.

Employment Contract: YEU Local Y046

Additional Information:
Other Details: Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.
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