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Fire Management Systems Officer

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Provincial Services Division - Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
Sault Ste Marie
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Temporary seasonal recurring contract (duration up to 42 weeks)
Job Code:
17156 - Systems Officer 3
$1,321.75 - $1,664.43 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you an innovative and proactive technology professional with a background in providing client-focused systems support, and enjoy the challenges of working in a highly technical environment? If so, then consider this terrific opportunity, where you will assist in the development of daily fire management support information systems.

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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.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Fire Management Systems Officer, you will:
• provide expertise and advice to management and staff on use of information technology
• act as a resource in the resolution of technical problems and provide technical training for staff
• provide onsite and remote hardware and software support for a wide range of Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Management end users across the province
• maintain and support Decision Support Systems, Predictive Services Systems, and Information Management Systems
• provide assistance in the development and coordination of new fire management information decision systems and programs

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• valid driver's licence and ability to travel to office locations in northern Ontario to provide training, maintenance, and upgrades to systems
• job requires a willingness to work long hours for extended periods of time during escalated fire situations

Technical Knowledge and Skills

You have:
• knowledge of personal and server computer systems technologies, operating systems, application software, hardware, peripherals, and database design
• knowledge of current information systems technologies and the principles of information systems development
• knowledge of web-based application design, theories and methodologies

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

You have the:
• ability to assess client's information and systems needs to assist in developing cost effective information management solutions
• ability to assist in the developing of alternative system applications

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You have the ability to obtain information and create annual reports and operating plans.
• You have oral communication skills to provide advice, training, and make recommendations.

General Skills

• You have project management and coordination skills to ensure projects are properly proposed, designed, and implemented.
• You have the ability to work in a team environment.
• You can plan, organize, and prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• You have the ability to stay current on new and upcoming technologies and how they can be applied to fire system requirements.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 42 weeks, 70 Foster Dr, Sault Ste Marie, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Information Technology
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Effective, January 1st, 2024 the correct salary range for this position will be $1,321.75 to $1,664.43 per week in compliance with OPSEU collective agreement provisions.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 19, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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

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