This is a new full-time position. If you meet the following requirements, we want to hear from you!
The Deputy Fire Chief – Community Safety will be responsible to assist the Emergency Services Manager in the administration of fire and rescue services, the Alberta Fire Safety Code, intermunicipal mutual aid agreements, and municipal, farm, ranch and industry emergency planning within the Municipal District of Willow Creek.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required:
Provide leadership, performance management and supervision to the emergency services departments administered under an Intermunicipal Emergency Services Agreement framework;
Respond in the position of Incident Commander to emergency incidents within the M.D. of Willow Creek and provide support and assistance as required to contracted agencies to ensure quality service provision;
Responsible for Fire Safety Code investigations and inspections and administration of the Quality Management Plan for the municipality;
Act in the capacity of Deputy Director Emergency Management pursuant to the Alberta Emergency Management Act;
Assist in the maintenance of municipal emergency plans and the establishment of mutual aid agreements with other governments;
Undertake community emergency planning and training for the M.D. of Willow Creek as well as local industry, farms and ranches;
Lead the Fire Smart program and other initiative that will reduce fire loss within the municipality;
Demonstrate the ability to interact in a manner that builds trust, credibility and rapport with firefighters, municipal councils and administration, and most importantly the citizens and municipal partners of the M.D. of Willow Creek;
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with emergency events;
Ability to prepare an annual capital and operating budget, invoices for services rendered, and to maintain training and service records;
Ability to work in a computerized environment, including the use of FirePro2;
Assist in maintaining and/or developing emergency services strategies, as well as administrative and operational practices and standards;
Ensure that the emergency services departments administered under Intermunicipal Emergency Services Agreement remain current with industry best practices;
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with external government agencies including municipal, provincial and federal authorities on matters relating to emergency services as required.
Possess a minimum of 5 years senior leadership experience in emergency services in a Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief position within an intermunicipal emergency services framework;
ICS 100, 200, 300 (required) and 400 (preferred);
First Aid and CPR training certification;
NFPA Firefighter 1001 Level 2;
NFPA 1002 Level 2 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator;
NFPA 1021 Level 2 Fire Officer;
NFPA 1041 Level 2 Fire Service Instructor;
NFPA 1051 Wildland Firefighter;
Safety Code Officer Group B1, and Safety Code Group C2;
Valid Class 3 Alberta Driver’s License with ‘Q’ (Air Brake) endorsement;
Primary Care Paramedic certification considered an asset;
The ability and interest to achieve additional certifications and qualifications as required;
This position will require daytime, evening and weekend emergency response on a rotating basis;
Residency within the M.D. of Willow Creek is a permanent job requirement;
Physically capable for firefighting service, and able to work in all weather conditions.
Applicants must be available to work shift work that includes a rotation of days, evenings and weekends.
Exciting Opportunity to work in a team-based, supportive environment.
Fulfilling and challenging position.
Ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development.
Comprehensive benefit plan, including pension.
Positive working environment.
Only e-mail resumes will be accepted. All resumes must include three professional references. Please forward your resume in care of: