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Expression of Interest – FireSmart Crew Members (6)

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Heritage, Lands and Resources Department in partnership with Dän Tsʼänānän Training Program is looking for Six (6) FireSmart crew members.

Location: Dakwä̀kä̀da (Haines Junction)/ Mät’àtäna (Kathleen Lake) area

Date: Mid October for up to 12 weeks   (Mon – Fri; typically 40-hours/week)

Salary: Level 4 – $24.12/hr

These casual positions are to reduce forest fuel in Dakwä̀kä̀da (Haines Junction) and Mät’àtäna Mun (Kathleen Lake) areas, according to an approved site plan and according to direction provided by the Crew Leader.

Workers must be willing to work flexible hours including the possibility for un-paid/un-scheduled “down-days” due to weather conditions or other circumstances as they may arise.  Some work will be carried out in close proximity to peoples’ homes and other values in Haines Junction. As such, the Crew Member will be expected to demonstrate and work in a respectful manner for local residents.

Conditions of employment**

  • Valid Chainsaw Operations/ Maintenance certification is mandatory
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a valid Standard First Aid Certificate.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers’ License is an asset.
  • Previous tree falling experience is an asset
  • Willingness to wear standard safety equipment including steel toe boots, face shields, helmets, and other gear as identified.
  • Work is performed outdoors, and in cold and sometimes wet weather. Must be willing to dress for the weather.
  • Must be safety minded and reliable.
  • Physically fit, able to lift up to 50 lbs independently, and able to work well in a team setting.

** Dän Tsʼänānän Training Program may be able to assist applicants with Training for the above conditions of employment.

CAFN is an equal opportunity employer, however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preference Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Please submit an updated resume with copies of any supporting documents.

An Eligibility List will be created for this posting.

Application deadline: Open until filled                                    

Send current resumes to:

Evelyn Larsen

Human Resources Department

Phone: (867) 634-4200 ext 241