BCSARA Staffing

The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) is hiring!    

The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) is hiring!

This is an opportunity to join the association during an exciting time of change moving into a fully sustainable funding and support model for Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) in the province. Within the Alternative Support Model (ASM) proposal to the province of B.C. from 2015 there were staff positions included to assist in addressing the identified issues.

The announcement by the Province on March 23rd of the $18.6m for GSAR included funding for positions within BCSARA. Given the 3 years of assured funding and a commitment to move ahead with a sustainable model the BCSARA board will be proceeding to hire 3 staff as outlined in the Job Postings and Job Descriptions provided below.

Senior Manager

The Senior Manager is a key position responsible for managing the day to day operations of the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) including supervising subordinate staff, establishing and managing an asset management system, ensuring financial and other policies are complied with, acting as a primary point of contact for the association, and developing annual and other reports.

Manager of Finance and Administration

The Manager of Finance and Administration is a key position responsible for managing the day to day financial and administrative requirements of the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) including managing all aspects of receiving funding and disbursing payments, tracking all funding and expenditures using online bookkeeping systems, maintain records of board and executive meetings, ensuring financial and other policies are complied with, and developing annual and other reports.

Safety and Training Coordinator

The Safety and Training Coordinator is a key position responsible for working with stakeholders to ensure safety is paramount within all aspects of the SAR volunteer service, and that training requirements for volunteers remains relevant and consistent with requirements for the various disciplines and activities.