Person, FireSmart Outreach - (2074)

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
187 Range Road, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Y1A 3E5, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Title

Person, FireSmart Outreach

Hours Per Week
5 X 7 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

End Date (Temporary and Term)

Community Service-Protection

$28.60 - $33.64

Status of Position

City of Whitehorse

Position Description
Job posting closes: February 20, 2024, at 5:00 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 job posting – 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 based on the requirements of the organization within the same classification. Future vacancies for similar positions will be filled 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 Outreach Person

Job Code: 326
Department: Parks and Community Development

Job Summary:

The City of Whitehorse FireSmart team supports wildfire preparedness, prevention, and mitigation through public education, property assessments, and arranging mitigation
work to reduce community risk from wildfires.

Reporting to the Parks Supervisor, the FireSmart Outreach Outreach Person is responsible for supporting the implementation of the FireSmart program within the City by working to empower community members to take steps to FireSmart their properties and supporting public education. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

(This description contains elements necessary for the identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.)

  1. Conducts FireSmart Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) assessments within Whitehorse and provides recommendations to property owners.
  2. Records data, maintains records and makes appointments regarding assessments.
  3. Assists with organizing, planning, and participating in public education events such as FireSmart work bees, market days, and special events.
  4. Attends training and/or workshops related to FireSmart and wildfire risk reduction.
  5. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Number of Hires Needed

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:

Work is split between an office environment and exposure to inclement weather and extreme temperatures when working outside. Work hours may include shifts from Sunday to Saturday for 35 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work will be necessary. 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Grade 12
  • 1-year related experience and 3 months on-the-job experience
  • Basic knowledge of FireSmart principles, fire behaviour, building construction, and residential landscaping practices (FireSmart Home Ignition Zone Assessment training an asset)
  • Proficiency with a variety of general office software (e.g. MS Office)
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions with minimal supervision in a timely manner.
  • Able to work effectively and cooperatively within a diverse team to achieve group and organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with the public.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

City vehicles such as trucks, trailers, general maintenance equipment, wood chipper, basic carpentry and small power tools may be used. Camera, FireSmart phone apps, scheduling software and ladders will be used. General office equipment, including computer skills to operate general and specialized software used for word processing, spreadsheet creation and electronic mail, are used. 

Employment Contract: YEU Local Y046

Additional Information:
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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