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Website Government of Manitoba
The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
Sustainable Development is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Weather Briefer/Forecaster.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Must possess and maintain a valid Full Stage Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s license
- Must be willing and able to work extended hours as required
- Must be willing and able to travel for extended periods in remote areas by vehicle and/or small aircraft
- Must be physically able to perform the duties of the position which includes the ability to climb and work on a 33 foot weather tower, and carry loads up to 70lbs. over short distances
- Must be willing and able to work in a variety of weather conditions
- Certificate or Diploma in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or an approved Resource Technology Program. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered
- Experience with forecasting, interpreting, and analysis of current weather systems or data
- Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex weather systems/events and respond to enquiries both in person and over the phone
- Effective written communication skills with the ability to prepare technical reports
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint ) or equivalent computer software programs, and the internet
- Experience giving weather briefings and/or weather presentations to small and medium sized audiences
- Experience trouble-shooting, calibrating, setting-up, and/or maintaining of data loggers and scientific/electronic measuring equipment
- Knowledge of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System
- Experience using GPS technology and GIS applications.
Reporting to the Supervisor of Science and Technology, the incumbent is one of two employees responsible for daily weather briefings and forecast analysis for the Wildfire Program. The individual requires a science or meteorological background that can be applied to fire weather forecasting. Having excellent analytical skills, the incumbent will understand and synthesize complex weather systems/events with the ability to present them clearly and concisely in both verbal and written form to a wildfire management team. The incumbent is also required to visit remote weather stations and complete scheduled annual maintenance activities, respond to unscheduled breakdowns and repairs. This includes troubleshooting, and hands on problem resolution as well as the calibration and testing of meteorological sensors and equipment and providing support to various other technological platforms in the current wildfire environment at Headquarters.
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Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
WHEN APPLYING TO THIS POSITION, PLEASE INDICATE THE ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER AND POSITION TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE AND/OR BODY OF YOUR EMAIL.
Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.
To apply for this job please visit jobsearch.gov.mb.ca.