Assistant Deputy Chief – City of Calgary

by | Jul 10, 2024 | Career Opportunities

Assistant Deputy Chief

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

As an Assistant Deputy Chief with the Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA), you will be a key member of the Emergency Management Operations Leadership Team and will oversee staff responsible for functional and hazard-specific emergency planning, agency training, the Emergency Operations Centre’s Concept of Operations and operational readiness, emergency preparedness exercises/after action program, and assist with Emergency Social Services.

Primary duties include:
• Provide strategic direction and oversight to direct reports, including Planners responsible for emergency planning and response preparedness, Agency Training, Concept of Operations, Exercise development, and system improvement.
• Provide key support to the Chief and Deputy Chief with strategic deliverables; develop and manage goals and objectives for the work area, assign and monitor project deliverables and work plans, and manage business planning requirements and budget.
• Manage human resource functions including recruitment, coaching, training, career development, performance management and time and labour for employees to ensure quality and service standards are met.
• Maintain effective relationships with critical partners and support their emergency preparedness both in the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and in their own service areas.
• Provide strategic support to agency members in emergency planning and preparedness initiatives, training, and facilitations.
• Act as a member of general staff within the EOC when activated for emergency events; direct operations, develop situational awareness materials and briefings, mentor staff from other areas of the organization, implement emergency plans and procedures and provide other leadership functions for response staff and partner agencies. Participate as acting Deputy Chief or with on-call responsibilities as needed.
• Provide after-hours monitoring and escalation of emergency incidents and make decisions to ensure emergencies are resourced and coordinated appropriately, including the opening of the Emergency Operations Center and the activation of the Municipal Emergency Plan.

CLOSES: July 23, 2024


For a complete job description with requirements and remuneration please use the following link:

The City of Calgary 310153 Assistant Deputy Chief 20240702


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