Located in west central Alberta, Clearwater County is 18,000 square kilometres of diverse and breathtaking landscapes. From oil and gas to farming to forestry, industry and economic development abounds in the region. Living here, you will experience adventure right in your own backyard with countless lakes and rivers, mountains, forests, and prairies offering a year-round outdoor playground for all.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief – Support Services and Prevention, the Assistant Fire Chief, Training and Logistics will help ensure the delivery of excellent fire rescue services and will be accountable by assisting with; coordination of fire rescue response; medical first response; fire prevention; staffing, training and coaching of firefighting crews; inspections; and, awareness activities within Clearwater County and its partner communities of Town of Rocky Mountain House and Village of Caroline, who are part of an intermunicipal fire agreement.
The successful candidate will see approximately a 90-10 split of responsibilities between administration and operational fire service duties, including on call evenings and weekends, on a rotational weekly basis with the other Chief Officers.
Clearwater County’s staff values are accountability, integrity, service, community and communications. The County provides a comprehensive group benefits program, pension plan, professional development and vacation leave.
Along with detailed resume with credentials supporting your qualifications and cover letter outlining your leadership style, please state your starting salary requirements and availability.
Clean Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector.
Physically capable for firefighting service.
Residency within Clearwater County is a permanent job requirement.
Post-secondary certificate or diploma with fire services specialty and 5 years at Fire Officer level
NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer, Level 2
NFPA 1041 – Fire Service Instructor, Level 2
NFPA 1051 – Wildland Firefighter
NFPA 472 – HAZMAT, Technician level
Alberta Safety Codes Officer (SCO) or the ability to acquire certification within 1 year of hiring
Ability and interest to achieve additional certifications and qualifications as required.
Valid Class 3-Q (with air brake endorsement) Drivers’ License or equivalent
Demonstrated leadership in an ‘on-call’ firefighter environment, with proven ability to lead and empower firefighters, combined with ability to build teamwork and collaboration.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication (oral and written), problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, public relations, conflict management, mediation, investigative, planning, and customer service skills and ability to interact in a manner which builds trust, credibility, and rapport with volunteer firefighters, municipal council and administration and most importantly citizens.
Ability to prepare budgets, maintain training and service records and work in a computerized environment including use of FirePro2, Aladtec, Active911 and Microsoft Office Suite.