Reporting to the Manager of Protective Services/Fire Chief this position is responsible for the leadership and delivery of Public Safety. Enforcement and application of applicable statutes including the Safety Codes Act, Alberta Fire Code as well as Municipal Bylaws and Regulations relating to approved service levels of council and support of all Fire Life Safety Prevention, Protection, and Public Education is critical to this role. This position is also responsible for administration and management of Fire Services in the absence of the Fire Chief.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Attend and/or ensure investigation of fires/incident responses and complaints as directed by the Fire Chief.
Provide leadership and direction to Fire Services personnel including the Assistant Chief of Training, Station Officers, firefighters and office Administration.
Administer and assist with development and maintenance of related bylaws.
Coordinate efficient functioning and daily routines of Fire Services personnel. Conducting performance reviews and ongoing evaluations of direct report station personnel and conduct officer development training.
Assist in development of Standard Operating Guidelines, review the allocation of operational apparatus and equipment and review training programs and fire ground operations.
Assist in the development of Fire Protection Strategic Plans.
Assist in Fire Budget and Strategic long-term Business Planning.
Administer response billings, and invoice monitoring through Executive Assistant.
Prepare reports as required or directed.
Coordinate planning of Fire response for Disaster Services plans.
Key Performance Requirements:
Ability to track and monitor projects and to effectively manage time to ensure goals and objectives are met.
Ability to work with-in budget and review projects to determine resources required.
Ability to organize and utilize members and contracted agencies effectively by maintaining appropriate levels of supervision and delegation when necessary.
Effective utilization of members, other agencies, apparatus, equipment and current information, data and expertise in the field of Fire Safety Prevention, Suppression, Rescue and Public Education.
Familiarity and compliance with Fire Services SOG’s, Municipalities Policies and Procedures.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal & communication skills, work cooperatively with members, contracted agencies, town businesses and residents.
Review invoices and prepare reports to meet specific deadlines.
Represent the Town of Strathmore and the Fire Department in a professional manner.
Ability to effectively lead, foster and encourage a positive team environment.
Ability to take initiative and work independently with little guidance or direction.
Ensure standards are met regarding Emergency Vehicle maintenance, Training, Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, and Technical Rescue.
Inventory and control of apparatus, equipment as required. This specifically relates but is not limited to the care and control of Drugs/Medication as outlined in Station Guidelines and Medical First Response protocols.
Maintain current knowledge and skills regarding new technologies and fire/rescue methods.
Develop and maintain relationships with regional co-response departments and utilize this relationship to ensure effective emergency response support between departments.
Working with the Assistant Chief of Training to develop and deliver a training program that is inclusive of members of co-response departments on a monthly basis.
Provide exceptional customer service and support to internal as well as external partners and stakeholders.
Provide strong leadership and support for community-based programs such as Protective Services summer camps, school-based cadet programs, seniors safety education etc.
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by formal certification in fire/rescue and emergency service leadership training. This position will require designation as a Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline. Completion of University Leadership Certification, post-secondary education in general management or equivalent will be considered an asset.
A minimum of 10 years progressively responsible emergency service leadership with a recognized Department is required with experience and training in Fire Suppression Command, Fire Prevention, Fire Protection Systems, Public Education, Risk Assessment and Management, and demonstrated successful Administrative Leadership of an Emergency Services department is required.
In addition, previous experience working in the coordination and review of Area Structure Plans and blueprints as it relates to municipal development would be considered an asset.
Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license.
Proficiency in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel is considered an asset.
Why the Town of Strathmore?
The Town of Strathmore provides a range of services and programs that promote the well being of the Strathmore community, “Where Quality is the Way of Life”. Striving to be a leader in municipal administration and operations, the Town has a strong and engaged team focused on delivering these services to the citizens of Strathmore.
In addition to attractive career opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package including:
Competitive base salary
Comprehensive insurance and benefits package and a flexible health spending and wellness component
Local Authorities Pension Plan for eligible employees
Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experience and qualifications, quoting the competition number TOS2019-12 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This competition will remain open until the position is filled.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.
This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.
Additional Job Information:
Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
Posted Date: June 06, 2019
Closing Date: June 25, 2019