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Employment Opportunity

Field Operations Supervisor
Peerless Trout First Nation
Full-time, temporary

Peerless Trout First Nation (PTFN) is constructing a fireguard in Trout Lake and another in Peerless Lake
to help mitigate future impacts of wildfire in the municipality. These fireguards were selected based on
FireSmart research, area analysis, and communications with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. A
fireguard is a strategically placed barrier intended to stop or slow the rate of spread of a wildfire. They
will be constructed by logging the area, piling debris, and burning.
The Nation is looking for a full-time temporary Field Operations Supervisor who has experience in field
supervision and multiple project coordination. The Field Operations Supervisor will be responsible for
ensuring subcontractors are completing work on-time according to the project timeline, providing daily
updates to the Project Manager, and coordinating health and safety. The supervisor will be expected to
travel between Peerless Lake and Trout Lake and manage their time in each location on an as needed
The ideal candidate will provide local knowledge and support to the Nation, have experience
coordinating health and safety among many subcontractors, and possess strong communication skills.
The Role:
• Coordinating subcontractors within the three project areas
• Monitoring progress against projects’ timelines
• Reporting daily to project manager
• Health & Safety Coordinator
• Provide local knowledge and support to the Nation
• Travel between fireguards
Required Experience:
• 5+ years supervising crews
• 5+ years coordinating projects or crews
• Ability to provide own transportation between project areas
Required Certifications:
• Valid AB Driver’s License
• Standard First Aid Level C & CPR/AED (at minimum)
• AB Ground Disturbance (Supervisory)
• UTV/ATV Safety
Desirable Certifications:
FRIAA Community Fireguard Construction Program
Peerless Trout First Nation
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods
• H2S Alive
• Defensive Driving
Desirable Qualities:
• Understanding of FireSmart techniques and implementation
• Experience in right-of-way construction, monitoring, salvage, and maintenance
• Proficiency with electronic mapping and reporting software
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
• Local knowledge
• Wetlands experience
• Experience working with operators of heavy machinery
• Experience working with a variety of heavy machinery
Minimum 40 hours per week and subject to increases due to project needs and crew coordinating
Timeline: The role will begin on November 1, 2021, and end on March 31, 2022.
Location: Peerless Trout First Nation: Peerless Lake and Trout Lake. Accommodations not provided.
Local residents will be given preference in the hiring process.
Salary: $650/day; includes all contractor expenses, including fuel, truck use, and ATV.
Closing Date: September 30, 2022

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