Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Red Deer County provides a wonderful mix of rural and urban amenities. Over 97% of County residents report high satisfaction with their quality of life, making Red Deer County a great destination for both living and working.
Red Deer County is a great place to work! It is much more than just a job to go to. It is a place where everyone plays an important role. At Red Deer County, we believe that mutual trust and respect, shared responsibility, and open communication are essential characteristics for creating personal success within a first class working environment.
Red Deer County has a permanent, full-time position for a dynamic and highly motivated DEPUTY CHIEF – OPERATIONS to supplement our ongoing focus in the delivery of customer service excellence.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chief - Operations is responsible for managing fire suppression / rescue activities, fleet, equipment and inventory and the County’s fire inspection and prevention program. The Deputy Chief – Operations will supervise the Red Deer County Fire Inspector, will provide input to the Fire Chief on the annual budget, and will ensure consistent and sustainable operation of the County’s fire stations.
Detailed duties of the Deputy Chief - Operations position include, but are not limited to:
Working with the District Chiefs, manage day-to-day operation of the Department fleet, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory.
Provide recommendations to the Fire Chief with respect to fleet additions or deletions as part of the five (5) year capital budget.
Manage the fire inspection program & fire prevention activities in accordance with the Quality Management Plan.
Assist with or lead fire inspections and investigations as required.
Assist with development and implementation of Department standard operating guidelines/procedures.
In coordination with the District Chiefs and dispatch provider, develop response protocols and recommend revisions to the Fire Chief.
Ensure consistent, sustainable operation of the Department’s communications equipment and network.
Working with the Building Maintenance Coordinator, maintain Fire Department buildings in accordance with all applicable codes, standards, and legislation.
Work closely with the Deputy Chief – Training to develop and implement procedures for response to dangerous goods incidents, as directed by the Fire Chief.
Work closely with the Deputy Chief – Training to achieve desired training and performance objectives within the Department.
Provide on-call rotation coverage, actively respond to incidents and occasionally act as Incident Commander on an emergency scene.
Attend board and committee meetings as required.
Provide information to the appropriate public or private companies, agencies, and/or other departments as appropriate.
Organize meetings for the Department as required and prepare agendas, record minutes, and maintain records for each as appropriate.
Provide capital and operating budget recommendations to the Fire Chief for approval.
Commit to continual professional development and training as required within the scope of the position.
Assist the Fire Chief with other programs and supports special projects as required.
Undertake other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as required within the scope of the position.
Minimum high school diploma with seven (7) to ten (10) years of related fire service experience and two (2) years’ experience as an Officer or supervisor; or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
IFSAC / ProBoard certification in NFPA 1001 Level 2, NFPA 1021 Level 1, NFPA 1041 Level 1, and NFPA 1051.
Other NFPA or related certifications would be considered an asset.
ICS 200 as a minimum; ICS 300 and the Alberta Basic Emergency Management course are preferred.
Safety Codes Officer in the fire discipline with B2 and C2 qualifications, or ability to obtain within three (3) months.
Alberta Class 3 Drivers’ Licence with Q endorsement.
Excellent customer services skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to learn and adapt to changing conditions.
Physical fitness commensurate with the requirements of the position.
Demonstrated experience with work processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), and presentation software (MS PowerPoint or other).
Experience with or ability to learn and operate software programs specific to Department functions.
Criminal Records Check.
Acceptable Drivers’ Abstract.
Experience in municipal government is considered an asset.
This is a permanent, full-time position. Red Deer County offers a competitive compensation package, learning opportunities, and work hours that enable a superior work-life balance.
Qualified parties are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department no later than 12:00 p.m., Friday, November 30th 2018 to:
Jennifer Dennis - Human Resources Coordinator
Red Deer County Centre
38106 Range Road 275
Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Nov 20, 2018
Closing Date: Nov 30, 2018