Deputy Fire Chief

(Posting# 2019-19)

The spirit of the Northern Rockies is independent and action-oriented, with a tangible sense of a region ‘in charge of its future.’  Fort Nelson is a young and family-oriented town, where the attitude of community remains strong.  Everyone is welcome, everyone’s contribution matters, and the level of participation in  the day-to-day life of the community is high.   

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is seeking a self-motivated leader to fill the position of Deputy Fire Chief. Northern Rockies Fire Rescue is a composite department comprised of a Chief, Deputy Chief, 6 full time IAFF members and 20 Paid-on-call Firefighters.  We provide protective, investigative and inspection services for a population of about 5,000 people in a protection area of approximately 45 square miles.   

As part of the Northern Rockies management team and reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief is responsible and accountable for assisting with the administrative and technical work in planning, evaluating, organizing and directing the fire fighting and fire prevention activities, bylaw enforcement, fire rescue, animal control services and other related duties of the municipality. The position requires the successful candidate to act as a Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner as well as responding to emergency operations as necessary.

Appropriate professional credentials, including Fire Officer training or a combination of equivalent education and experience, is required as well as at least 5 years of fire service experience with demonstrated skills in supervision, firefighting and rescue operations, employee relations, budgeting, and planning. Qualifications include extensive knowledge, training and practical experience in emergency management and the Incident Command System.  The position requires you to have a current and valid Class 4 B.C. Driver’s license with air endorsement.

Our preferred candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated report writing and public speaking abilities. The ability to serve the community and the elected officials with political sensitivity and tact is essential. The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  

If you feel the Northern Rockies is where your future lives, then we would like to hear from you. A more detailed job description is available online at We thank all applicants for their interest, and we will notify all candidates of receipt of applications.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references by Tuesday, July 2, 2019 to:

Erin La Vale, CPHR Deputy CAO/Director of Human Resources
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
Bag Service 399   
Fort Nelson, BC   V0C 1R0

Located in North Eastern BC and extending from the Yukon border to Prophet River BC, our one-of-a-kind local government and BC’s first Regional Municipality, provides unparalleled opportunities for outdoor and wilderness recreational activities. To learn more about what the Northern Rockies has to offer, please visit our website at

     This is a place for you to call home.
          Come north…and build a future.

Organization: Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
Location: Fort Nelson, BC
Region: Peace River
Professional Category(s): Fire & Rescue Services
Posted: June 10, 2019, 11:56 am
Expires: July 2, 2019, 4:30 pm

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