DEPARTMENT: Community Services
LOCATION: Grovedale, Debolt, AB
POSITIONS REQUIRED: 2
Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farmland, and mixed wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Regional Fire Chief, the Regional Deputy Fire Chief is accountable and responsible for Fire Services, Disaster and Emergency Management. The Regional Deputy Fire Chief will ensure the delivery of excellent fire protection and safety services by monitoring and coordinating the Municipality’s Fire Stations and Enforcement Services Program including fire rescue response, fire prevention, training of firefighting crews, inspection programs, education / awareness activities and providing assistance with emergency and disaster preparedness for the Municipal District.
• Firefighting crews
• Supervising activities includes but is not limited to staffing, training, performance reviews, daily report assessment, coaching/monitoring tasks and disciplining.
• Provides advice and information to the Regional Fire Chief on matters relating to fire rescue activities, training, vehicle acquisition, enforcement and emergency services.
• Coordinates emergency or disaster preparedness training courses, including the preparation of plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters or emergencies.
• Maintains an active interest in federal, provincial and local legislation, regulations and codes affecting emergency plans and ensures compliance.
• Assists in the development and implementation of fire prevention/preparedness programs for the public, schools, businesses, volunteer groups, including preparation of public information materials relating to safety and fire prevention.
• Assists in the development and implementation of plans, programs, standard operation guidelines and policies for the Fire Stations, after discussion with the Regional Fire Chief and consultation with fire station personnel. These plans will ensure that MD fire stations will be Occupational Health and Safety compliant.
• Manages policies and procedures for the efficient operation of the Fire Stations and Emergency Services.
• Provides information for annual and long-range operational and capital budgets for the Fire Stations and Emergency Services in accordance with approved guidelines.
• Maintains an inventory tracking system of fire equipment and supplies with complete testing criteria and critical response dates for equipment upgrades.
• Prepares reports, recommendations and Requests for Decision (RFD) to the Regional Fire Chief, as requested.
• Provides information for the operational maintenance of fire and enforcement equipment and buildings.
• When required enforces applicable provincial legislation, Forest and Prairie Protection Act and municipal Fire Bylaws and regulations. Acts in the capacity of Fire Guardian.
• Co-operates and works with the volunteers and municipal department heads in matters concerning fire safety, training and emergency response.
• When assigned, develop mutual aid agreements in association with surrounding municipalities, industry and the provincial government.
• Responds, when required, to all emergency incidents requiring the Fire Stations. Responds to other emergencies as required.
• Participates in fire services on-call program to ensure proper coverage.
• Develops and implements a hazard assessment/risk analysis plan for the fire services.
• Performs other related duties as may be required by the Regional Fire Chief.
• Investigates and documents major motor vehicle collisions and associated injuries/fatalities that occur on properties or roadways that are within Municipal District boundaries.
• Manages and ensures maintenance of the Rural Fire Pump programs in the assigned district
• Assists in the development of regional fire services, standard operating guidelines.
• Reports any building deficiencies relating to Protective Services.
• Attends Community Action Group Meetings as required.
• To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness and precision.
• Post-secondary education in Fire, Emergency Management or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Fire Service or Emergency Management including supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of relevant federal, provincial and municipal legislation, policies and programs.
• Knowledge of fire inspections and investigations.
• Alberta Safety Codes Officer or the ability to acquire certification
• Fire Discipline SCO Accreditation: NFPA 1033 – Investigation and Inspection, Level 1; NFPA 1001 – Firefighter, Level 2; NFPA 1041 – Fire Service Instructor, Level 1; NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety, Public Information Officer and Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention; NFPA 1051 – Wildland Firefighter; NFPA 1081 – Industrial Fire Brigade; NFPA 472 – HAZMAT, Technician level; Fire Department Administration experience and experience in Emergency Management Services would be an asset.
• Valid Class 3 Operator’s License preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Basic accounting skills and familiarity with finance and budget process.
• Excellent observation, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
• Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from employees, Management, Council and Ratepayers.
• Ability to work effectively with emergency personnel, community and business leaders.
• Must maintain confidentiality.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Must be self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.
Working Conditions and Physical Environment:
• Extensive use of computer and telephone.
• Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control.
• Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting.
• Required to attend and investigate emergency response sites with unsettling images and content.
• Subject to working in outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and / or wet conditions as well as insects, bees and wildlife.
• Use and operation of a vehicle.
• Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however overtime may be required
Health & Safety:
• All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
• Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
• Ensure proper ergonomic requirements are met and good ergonomic procedures are practiced.
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.
Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume by November 17, 2019, in one of the following ways:
Mail or Drop Off: Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079, Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Oct 22, 2019
Closing Date: Nov 21, 2019