Employment Central - Visitor Safety and/or Fire Operations Coordinator

Visitor Safety and/or Fire Operations Coordinator

Parks Canada Agency

We’re hiring!

Parks Canada in Whitehorse, Yukon is looking for qualified persons to join our fantastic team.

Important notes:

We are looking to hire a term (9.5 month) Visitor Safety and/or Fire Operations Coordinator with the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site. The salary of this position is $66,807 to $75,963 (per year, plus applicable Isolated Post Allowance; salary under review).

For this process, we expect to conduct the interview and other assessments in early April 2023.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.


Are you someone who likes to work outdoors, passionate about visitor safety, and enjoy working with a dynamic team? If so, this might be the job for you!

The successful candidate in this position will provide specialized technical advice and coordinate cross-functional visitor safety program, including visitor risk management and incident management and response (which may include environmental emergencies) and coordinate cross-functional delivery of fire operations, including wildfire risk management. As the coordinator, you may also be tasked with creating various plans and protocols related to visitor safety and fire management.
What are we looking for?


Graduation from post-secondary studies (minimum of 2-year program) in outdoor recreation, public safety or other discipline relevant to the position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

  • Experience analyzing, assessing and providing advice on issues relating to visitor safety and/or public safety in a wilderness or remote setting
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading teams in incident management and response
  • Experience preparing plans and guidelines for emergency response or other similar activities
  • Experience working or participating in a cross-cultural environment or co-operative management setting
  • Experience in developing and preparing protocols, training materials, presentations, plans or guidelines for emergency response or other similar activities, especially for a wilderness or remote setting

  • Experience in assessing visitor safety hazards and safe travel in remote wilderness forest, avalanche terrain, and freshwater
  • Experience in wildland fire management or response
  • Experience in use of firearms and/or human wildlife management
  • Experience working in and delivering services to a northern and/or isolated community

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards and techniques involved in prevention of visitor safety incidents and fire management, preparedness and emergency response planning, and incident management systems, processes and response
  • Knowledge of risk management principles and guidelines, including activity risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the history, cultural resources, terrestrial/aquatic environment, vegetation and wildlife characteristics, as well as weather conditions and natural hazards specific to parks and sites of the Yukon Field Unit

  • Ability to identify and analyze potential risks or hazards to the safety of visitors, and develop plans to prevent, manage and respond
  • Ability to develop and maintain local, regional and provincial community partnerships, agreements and networks for visitor safety and emergency services
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally verbally and in writing

  • Inclusiveness
  • Personally connects with people
  • Integrity and respect
  • Strives for Excellence
  • Sound Judgement

  • Valid Wilderness First Aid (40hr) certificate
  • Possession and Acquisition Firearms Licence
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required
  • Willingness to wear a uniform while performing your duties. In this case, Parks Canada will provide you with the uniforms you require in accordance with the Parks Canada Uniform Policy


  • Reliability Status security clearance
  • Possess and maintain a valid Yukon Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
  • Must undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks (when position is located in an area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependants may be required)
  • Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Operations Level 1
  • Valid Wilderness First Responder (80hr) certificate

How to apply:

Head on to our website!

We will only accept applications submitted through our online system. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us (information available on our online job posting).

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