Join a vibrant outdoor centric community filled with trails and breathtaking nature along the winding river valley of Red Deer, in Central Alberta. Red Deer is an economically dynamic region of Alberta situated directly between Edmonton and Calgary along the vital QE 2 corridor. It’s a perfect blend of small town friendliness and big city conveniences. Host to the 2016 Memorial Cup and the 2019 Canadian Winter Games, Red Deer continues to welcome all of Canada with open arms.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting directly to the Chief of emergency Services, forming part of the Chief Officer Team, the Deputy Chief is wholly responsible to direct and manage their respective branch and underlying sections within Red Deer Emergency Services. They are responsible for all business and strategic planning, technical activities, personnel, recruiting, mentoring and staff development, budget, labour relations, goal setting, equipment, and overall operations.
As a member of the Chief Officer Team, inspires and supports a shared vision for the future of the Fire Department in a climate of accountability. Accomplishes this by developing long range plans that ensure the services provided by the department are integrated and aligned with the goals and priorities of The City of Red Deer. Further, works in partnership with Council, community groups and the media, while forming and maintaining collaborative partnerships with other organizations and agencies in the community and also contributing as a staff member of The City of Red Deer.
The successful applicant will have successfully completed a two year certificate or diploma in Fire Service Administration Management, or a related field. A minimum of 10 years of experience in a municipal fire service is required, preferably at a senior level of administration.
Additionally, the successful applicant will possess the highest level of integrity, values and ethics as well as be an accomplished and experienced consensus-builder. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a successful track record as a strategic communicator and adept listener. Further, they must have experience managing and leading a large group of professionals while building high performance teams. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to build relationships in a complex multi-stakeholder environment; his or her strengths will also include self-confidence, flexibility and resiliency. A history of inspiring a shared vision and driving results in a climate of accountability is essential, as is being known as politically astute leader who is comfortable working with Council, community groups and the media.