Fire Ranger – Initial Attack Fire Fighter – Multiple Positions Across the Province

Fire Ranger – Initial Attack Fire Fighter – Multiple Positions Across the Province

FR2 Fire Ranger – Initial Attack Fire Fighter – Multiple Positions Across the Province


Approximatlely 15 to 20 weeks – Non-Recallable

Department of Conservation and Climate

Northern Region, Parks and Resource Protection

Various locations throughout rural MB and various locations throughout northern MB

Advertisement Number: 37406

Salary(s):   FR2 $1,448.00 – $1,546.40 bi-weekly Plus Remoteness Allowance and Qualification Pay, if applicable.

Closing Date:   April 19, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Multiple non-recallable positions in locations across the province. Bunkhouse accommodations may be provided depending on the location.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position including operating chainsaws, carrying firefighting equipment and working in adverse weather conditions
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends, evenings and/or overtime on short notice
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 drivers license
  • Must successfully pass the Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type 1 Wildland Fire Fighters (WFX-FIT) fitness test
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR



  • Experience in outdoor work involving manual labour


  • Experience in the use of small engine equipment, camping gear, and power tools
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Training and/or experience in wildfire suppression
  • Knowledge of wildfire behaviour and fire weather
  • Experience in flying in small fixed wing aircraft and/or helicopters

Under the direction of the Crew Leader, you will be a crew member on a 4 or 5-person initial attack forest fire fighting crew. Duties include:

  • Providing suppression action on forest fires utilizing helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, boats, vehicles or other ground transportation means.   
  • Use and maintenance of forest firefighting equipment.
  • Providing training and supervision for emergency fire fighters.
  • Participating in employee training and development programs, and will be expected to     participate in a mandatory daily fitness program.
  • Assisting with maintenance & construction projects as assigned while not engaged in fire suppression.
  • Conducting work activities in accordance with Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37406

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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