Assistant Chief

City of Kamloops

Assistant Chief

Requisition #24

At the City of Kamloops, we are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates our employees who make it all happen. We are known as Canada’s Tournament Capital and are famous for our hospitality and community spirit, traits that make us a leader! Recreation, sports, arts and culture, health care, social activities, volunteerism, and affordable housing all meld to form a unique blend of big city amenities with small-town ambience. This is Kamloops!

Let’s make Kamloops shine! Join our team today.

Job Description
Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Assistant Chief is an integral member of the Kamloops Fire Rescue management team and works closely with all levels within the organization providing leadership, support and oversight to ensure the highest level of service to the City of Kamloops and compliance to applicable legislation and corporate policies. The Assistant Chief will have a broad range of responsibilities from emergency response to the management of numerous portfolios and special projects as determined by the Fire Chief.

Typical duties of the position include:

  • Respond to emergent events as required to provide support and leadership as a member of the Kamloops Fire Rescue management team.
  • Be available through mandatory standby for emergent, unplanned, unscheduled after hours callouts as per the existing rotational schedule.
  • Provide managerial oversight and guidance to portfolios assigned by the Fire Chief.
  • Leads, motivates, empowers and develops staff through engagement and encouragement and the setting of expectations and priorities.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent.
  • Completion of a recognized Fire Officer II program.
  • Minimum of ten years of progressive experience in the fire service, including three (3) years supervisory experience with a demonstrated ability to lead and direct a multi-faceted work force in a dynamic working environment.
  • Proven experience in a command role.
  • Ability to adequately respond within a thirty (30) minute timeframe to emergency incidents when on call.
  • Valid BC drivers licence – Class 5

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check.

A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position.

City of Kamloops -> Community and Protective Services -> Kamloops Fire Rescue

Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Hours & Days of Work
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hours per Week

Reports To
Fire Chief

Close Date

External job postings are open to everyone. We accept applications online only; be sure to carefully read the application instructions for each job you apply to.

We are an equal opportunity employer and thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that persons with disabilities who require assistance with the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (250) 828-3439.


Organization: City of Kamloops
Location: Kamloops, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Fire / Rescue / First Aid Services
Posted: October 11, 2019, 8:10 am
Expires: November 5, 2019, 4:30 pm

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