Fire Smart Technician

  • Anywhere

The Emergency Management Program of File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) falls under the direction of the Executive Director of Governance, Programs and Policy. This position will work with the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC) to assist develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive Fire Smart program.

The individual will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Development of a Fire Smart awareness plan to increase awareness and concern of the Fire Smart program within the FHQTC member First Nations.
  • Lead and support engagement with First Nations towards the development of Fire Smart programming for the FHQTC First Nation Communities
    • Develop, implement and coordinate fire risk assessment and evaluation plans for member First Nations,
    • Support the development of individual First Nation fire safety plans
    • Coordinate the development of a fire inspections plan for all band-owned buildings
    • Coordinate necessary Fire Smart training for First Nations
  • Collaborate & establish partnerships with First Nations, Tribal Councils, Indigenous organizations, and federal/provincial organizations in the development of Fire Smart programs
  • Conduct and support development of fire/emergency preparedness and response readiness of member First Nations
    • Assist in community emergency response; supporting First Nations in the development, implementation and monitoring of their individual all hazard emergency plans


Required Qualifications:


Education and/or Training:

  • Diploma/Degree and/or combination of education and experience
  • *Instructor training in First Aid/CPR and/or First Responders is not required but is an asset



  • Emergency Management and or Fire safety work experience with First Nations
  • Experience developing and maintaining partnerships and collaborative relationships with stakeholders from all sectors (Indigenous, First Nation, government, etc.).
  • Experience in writing workplans and reports
  • First Aid/CPR and/or First Responders certification



  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Independent and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with First Nations organization and familiarity with First Nations culture, history and governance is considered an asset


Conditions of Employment

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle and must maintain both other during the period of employment
  • Accessible and able to work overtime and on short notice
  • Candidates must provide a current original copy of the Canadian Criminal Records with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • May be required to transport and lift fire safety and emergency management equipment


Interested applicants are invited to submit:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume stating qualifications and employment history
  • Three references including current/last employer


Apply to:

Human Resources

File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council

740 Sioux Avenue,

Box 985

Fort Qu’Appelle, SK S0G 1S0





*Preference will be given to self-declared Indigenous applicants. We thank all applicants for applying.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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