Deputy Fire Chief - Community Services Portfolio

City of Fort St. John

Fort St. John

City of Fort St. John

Competition No. 2019-68

Deputy Fire Chief - Community Services Portfolio

Regular Full Time Exempt

Excellent people. Awesome Benefits.  Great Wages.

Join us in Fort St John – the Energetic City! We are blessed with not only a strong economy but also a sense of community and a quality of life second to none.  Fort St. John is a haven for adventure at all times of the year, with various active sport and leisure clubs, special events, and a standing commitment to promoting and providing community and personal wellness appealing to a wide range of interests.

The Deputy Fire Chief plays an integral role in supporting the Fire Department’s exempt team with being responsible for the planning and overall management of one of two assigned portfolios, Operations and Community Services. The Deputy Fire Chief reports directly to the Fire Chief who evaluates work through observation, discussion, quantitative/qualitative analysis and written reports. The position provides input to business planning and longer term strategic planning that is aligned with the department’s mission and vision for providing community protection.  This position is expected to remain well-informed of the latest research, resources and techniques for mitigating fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials and technical rescue incidents along with training, prevention and emergency management. The position is both an administrative and technical position wherein the incumbent is one of two alternates to the Fire Chief.  

Qualified candidates must have NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III and Incident Command System Level 300 certifications with preference given to candidates in possession of a degree or diploma in Emergency Management, Business, Public Administration or related field and NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV. Candidates must also have a minimum of ten (10) years of firefighting experience with at least five (5) years as a Fire Officer.   

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package for this full-time exempt position.   Interested applicants are requested to send their resume AND covering letter to the undersigned prior to 4:00 pm,  September 3, 2019.

HRIS Administrative Assistant, Tracy Konashuk
City of Fort St. John, 10631 - 100th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 3Z5
Phone: (250) 787-8150
Fax:  (250) 787-8181

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Organization: City of Fort St. John
Location: Fort St. John, BC
Region: Peace River
Professional Category(s): Fire & Rescue Services, Community Services
Posted: August 14, 2019, 3:35 pm
Expires: September 3, 2019, 4:00 pm

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