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Wildland Fire Fighter - Ontario FireRanger

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division - Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Any City
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary recruitment initiative to hire several fixed-term contracts and seasonally recurring positions
Job Code:
41100g - Resource Technician 1 (G29 Salary Note), 41104g - Resource Technician 3 (G29 Salary Note)
$22.89 - $29.26 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Being a fire ranger is a challenging and rewarding career that allows you to make a positive impact on the environment and the safety of the public. As a fire ranger, you will be responsible for protecting natural and cultural resources, as well as providing for public safety, through the detection, reporting, and suppression of wildland fires. You will have the opportunity to work outdoors in some of the most beautiful and remote wilderness areas, and you will be part of a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to protecting the environment and the public. If you are physically fit, enjoy working outdoors, and are looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, then a career as a fire ranger may be the perfect choice for you.

If you are interested and meet the eligibility requirements outlined below, CLICK HERE to submit an application.

This job posting represents multiple positions at various locations across Ontario. Many of these locations are in remote areas of Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps and select ONLY those locations that you are able to travel to and work in.You must be able to physically report to the identified work location as alternate/remote work is not an option for these positions.

• Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered.
• Please use your legal name when applying to the job ad.

Opportunities may become available in the following communities throughout Ontario:

North East Region Locations
190 Cherry Street, Chapleau
2 Third Avenue, Cochrane
1204 Stanhope Airport Road, Haliburton
613 Front Street, Hearst
40 Voodoo Crescent, North Bay
6150 Skyline Drive, Garson
5520 Highway 101 East, Timmins
48 Mission Road, Wawa

North West Region Locations
1 King Street, Armstrong Station
95 Ghost Lake Road, Dryden
922 Scott Street, Fort Frances
101 MacOdrum Drive, Geraldton
1789 Airport Road, Kenora
3 Airport Road, Pickle Lake
139 Forestry Road, Red Lake
237 Hwy 72, Sioux Lookout
1580 Arthur Street West, Thunder Bay

Please indicate in your application the location(s) you are interested in.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Fire Rangers are Ontario's forest firefighting crews working to protect the forests, people and communities.

Being a Fire Ranger is a rewarding but physically demanding job. Ontario Fire Rangers are trained and certified at the Type I crew level, the highest level. This means they can carry out all aspects of firefighting, including:

• initial attack: the action taken to halt the spreading or potential spread of a fire by the first firefighting force to arrive at the fire
• sustained attack: the continued action of suppressing a fire beyond the initial attack, until so far as it is under control
• mop-up: the act of extinguishing a fire after it has been deemed under control

As well as fighting forest fires, Ontario Fire Rangers participate in:
• fire prevention
• equipment maintenance
• training
• resource management projects such as clearing brush or trees that could be a fire hazard

How do I qualify?

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible if you:
• are 18 years of age or older
• speak English
• are legally entitled to work in Canada and are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)

You also need to successfully complete the following training:
• Canadian Physical Performance Exchange Standard for Type I Wildland Firefighters
• SP100 Wildland Firefighter Training Course
• Standard first aid (St. John's, Red Cross or equivalent)

Note: while specific training and certification are required, successful completion does not guarantee candidates will be hired.

Individuals who are successfully hired will receive additional on-the-job training in:
• health, safety and workplace hazardous material information system (WHMIS)
• transportation of dangerous goods
• chainsaw use
• workplace discrimination and harassment prevention training (WHDP)

Wildfire Fire Fighter - Crew Member (hourly wage range $22.89-$24.83)

Contract Length: April 11, 2023 – September 3, 2023

• Possess SP100 Wildland Firefighter Training course
• Possess Standard First Aid
• Possess WFX-Fit Test
• Physical ability to meet the demands of fire suppression activities
• Work in a team environment in stressful situations
• Ability to work for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions

Wildfire Fire Fighter - Senior Crew Member (Hourly wage range $24.67-$27.49)

Contract Length: April 3, 2023 – September 17, 2023

• Possess SP200 Wildland Firefighter Training course
• Possess Standard First Aid
• Possess WFX-Fit Test
• Physical ability to meet the demands of fire suppression activities
• Work in a team environment in stressful situations
• Ability to work for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions

Wildfire Fire Fighter - Crew Leader (Hourly wage $26.31-$29.26)

Contract length: March 20, 2023 – October 15, 2023

• Possess SP300 Wildland Firefighter Training course
• Possess Standard First Aid
• Possess WFX-Fit Test
• Provide group leadership skills, training and guidance to a fire crew
• Physical ability to meet the demands of fire suppression activities
• Work in a team environment in stressful situations
• Ability to work for extended periods of time in adverse weather conditions

Relevant Skills:

• You have leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal.
• You display professional, respectful and inclusive behaviour.
• You have listening skills and close attention to detail.
• You have organizational and prioritization skills.
• You have problem-solving and judgement skills.
• You have administrative and clerical skills to complete forms, manage files and process transactions.
• You can understand and follow organizational policies and protocols.


If you are interested and meet the eligibility requirements outlined above,CLICK HERE to submit an application.

NOTE: The deadline to apply has now been extended to May, 15th, 2023.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 5.5 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • This is not a competition under Article 6 of the OPSEU collective agreement and will only be used to fill short-term vacancies of less than 6 months in duration.
    The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This posting will be used to create a list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming short-term contract opportunities.

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Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.

Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, May 15, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code .
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