Fire Smart Chain Saw Operator
Kwanlin Dun First Nation

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Posted: 07-15-2020

Closes: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:30pm


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Kwanlin Dun First Nation
35 McIntyre Drive
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5A5
Ph: (867) 633-7800  Fax: (867) 668-8414




Position: Chain Saw Operators (2 positions & 2 AOC alternates)
Department: Community Services
Term: Casual full time to October 30, 2020 *funding dependent
Start Date: August 1, 2020 or sooner

Kwanlin Dün First Nation (KDFN) hiring preference policy is in effect.
Consideration will be given first to those individuals who are KDFN citizens and community members.
Failure to self-identity on your resume may prevent you from being considered further.

Reporting to the Crew Supervisor, Fire-Smart Chainsaw Operators ensure the safe cutting, falling and de-branching of trees and bushes. You will work cooperatively with Fire-Smart labourers to oversee the safe piling and burning of brush and debris. Saw Operators work in accordance with safety procedures and perform other duties as required. Strict adherence to COVID-19 Safety Protocols is necessary. The ability to work successfully in a team environment is crucial.

Successful applicants must be committed to the full length of employment. We will be seeking references from applicants who can attest to your punctuality, dependability and reliability. Physical and mental wellness including living a healthy lifestyle (alcohol and drug free) is required.

· Proof of completed chainsaw safety training
· Past successful experience running a chainsaw for extended periods of time
· Experience working safely with a team, following direction of a crew boss
· Experience working in remote rural and urban settings, in different weather conditions
· Experience meeting deadlines and getting jobs completed in the time frame scheduled
Positive attitude, ability to work well with others, follow directions and provide directions and support to other members of the crew as is necessary.

Job requirements:
· You must have your own chain saw in good operating condition
· Past chain saw safety training – proof of completion will be required
· Valid First Aid certificate is required
· Class 5 Drivers license and acceptable driver abstract is an asset
· Physically fit, able to lift up to 50 lbs independently and willing to work in a variety of weather conditions (sun, wind, rain & snow)

Salary:                             $22.51 per hour
Closing Date EXTENDED:   Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 4:30pm

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, at the KDFN Finance Building, via fax to 633-8414 or by email to

Note: for those submitting applications via email, you will receive a confirmation email response within 2 business days of receipt of your resume. If you do not receive a response after 2 days, please contact the HR Unit at 633-7800.

We thank all those who apply; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
You must have the legal right to live and work in Canada We do not accept sponsorships at this time.
For more information, please visit the KDFN HR Offices or access information on our website at

An eligibility list may be established from this competition


Positions open: 2 positions & 2 AOC alternates
Hours per Week: Casual Full Time to October 30, 2020*funding dependent
Wage: $22.51/hr

Full Time Casual

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources
Fax: +1 ((867)633) 8414