Town of Coaldale
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF, OPERATIONS FULL-TIME PERMANENT
Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chief of Operations alongside the DC of Support Services plays an integral role in providing emergency services for our community. The Deputy Fire Chief of Operations is responsible for providing excellent leadership for a progressive fire department of volunteer/paid on-call personnel, proactively seeking opportunities for improving departmental efficiencies and service levels.
Duties include, but not limited to:
• Performs public education and public relations activities.
• Participates in the on-call schedule. Weeknight on call shifts alternate with the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief of Support Services, while weekend on call shifts alternate with the entire officer group
• Respond to all types of emergency calls (Fire, Rescue, Medical)
• Provide assistance in developing the firefighter training program to ensure high-quality training is effective and sufficient to meet the needs of a progressive fire department.
• Assists with the firefighter recruitment process and make recommendations for selection of personnel.
• Ensure detailed records are kept for training and building inspections
• Proficiently use fire related and office software such as FDM, Microsoft Office, and Excel.
• Develop pre-incident plans and department SOG’s.
• Ensures all members operate in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and that all organizational safety protocols are strictly adhered to.
• Assists with the preparation of department budgets
• In the Fire Chief’s absence, the Deputy Fire Chief will assume departmental administrative and operational duties as designated.
• NFPA 1001 Level I and II (IFSAC or Pro-board)
• NFPA 1002 (IFSAC or Pro-board)
• NFPA 1021 Level II Fire Officer (IFSAC or Pro-board)
• NFPA 1041 Level II Fire Service Instructor (Pro-board or IFSAC certified)
• NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I (IFSAC or Pro-Board-NFPA 1031 Level II preferred)
• NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator (or working towards certification)
• Certified Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline, or have the ability to become a SCO immediately upon starting employment with the Town
• Registered Primary Care Paramedic in good standing with Alberta College of Paramedics
• ICS 300
• EOC/ECC training and experience
• Valid Class 3 Driver’s License with Q Endorsement
• Extensive knowledge of the Municipal Government Act, OHS regulations, Alberta Fire Code, Alberta Building Code, NFPA, and other applicable regulatory governances
• Knowledge in incident management, emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery responsibilities
• Highly motivated, inspired leadership, exercising analytical and problem-solving skills
• Expertise in firefighter training
• Ability to resolve workplace conflicts effectively
• Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare detail oriented reports