COMM O 18R – Communications Specialist

COMM O 18R – Communications Specialist

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Location - 100 Mile House, BC
Deadline - Until FIlled
Posting Title
COMM O 18R – Communications Specialist

Position Classification
Communications Officer R18


Work Options

100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 CA

Alexis Creek, BC V0L 1A0 CA

Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)

Quesnel, BC V2J 6W6 CA

Williams Lake, BC V2G 5M1 CA

Salary Range
$64,123.59 – $72,674.35 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Temporary (Auxiliary)

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Wildfire Service/Cariboo Fire Centre

Job Summary

Bring your talent for story telling and strategic communications to this fast-paced career connecting British Columbians with the information, programs and services that matter to them.

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is the Province of BC’s primary emergency response organization. It operates year-round to deliver its mandate for wildfire management and response to natural hazard emergencies. The BCWS operates provincially, delivering services through six fire centres, thirty-three zones and two provincial centres in Kamloops and Victoria.

This position is responsible for developing and delivering the communications program for the Fire Centre.

Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Forests.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in a field related to communications, public relations, journalism, plus 1 year recent related experience*; OR
  • Technical diploma in a field related to communications, public relations, journalism, plus 3 years recent related experience*; OR
  • Grade 12 plus 5 years related experience*; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Related experience must include a combination of the following:
  • Content development and/or management (user experience based)
  • Developing or implementing communications plans
  • Preparing media materials and key messages

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • One (1) or more years supervisory experience.
  • Experience in Emergency Response Management
  • Two (2) or more years experience working with, a combination of, the following applications:
    • Adobe Suite
    • Content Management System (e.g., WordPress, CMS Lite)
    • Electronic mailout software (e.g., Envoke., MailChimp)


  • Valid Class 5 driver licence

Willingness Statements:

  • To be flexible regarding ongoing changes in responsibilities, assignments and corporate structures.
  • To keep current on emerging issues.
  • To take in-house training and certification as required.
  • To fly in aircraft (fixed wing and rotary) as required.
  • To work extended hours, including weekends, and be on standby with limited notice in accordance with the preparedness plan.
  • To travel and overnight in remote locations where accommodations may vary as required.
  • To participate in Incident Command System positions as assigned.
  • To work under adverse or stressful conditions, including smoke, extreme heat and mountainous terrain in remote and isolated conditions.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Amendment (June 6, 2024) – change temporary opportunity end date to April 6, 2026.
This is a temporary opportunity until April 6, 2026.
A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work from home a few days a week as per the Telework Agreement.
Flexible work options may not be available during emergency operations response periods.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.
The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES – You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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