Employment Opportunity - FC, High River

Town of High River
Invites applications for a
Permanent, Full-time
Fire Chief 

“Doing it better, being innovative, and daring to be different.”

It is an exciting time for High River as we continue to grow as a community and strive to make the Town of High River a great place for our employees as we do for our residents. High River is a people first community on the Highwood River where we live, work, and play. As outlined in our corporate values, we are an organization that is respectful, ethical, transparent, and always acting in the best interests of the community.

The mission of the High River Fire Department is to provide fire suppression, fire prevention, and rescue services as our part in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the Town of High River and aiding in providing a safe community for our residents, businesses, industry, and our environment. The High River Fire Department seeks to be a respected and productive organization in the Town of High River and the surrounding communities by providing quality services in an efficient manner. The department strives to be considered an “Employer of Choice” by its employees, volunteers, their peers, and other businesses and organizations in our community.

We are seeking an experienced leader who can draw from their diverse fire and emergency services background to lead the High River Fire Department into the exciting future. You will be given the responsibility to strategically utilize your experience and expertise to shape a collaborative and effective team to ensure the safety and well-being of the town we all love and call home. Your passion will be demonstrated through your hunger to exceed status quo and your daringness to push boundaries into areas that have yet to be explored.

To be successful you will have a bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field and/or post-secondary education in Fire Services or an equivalent combination of education and experience. To compliment your education, you will have a minimum of ten years’ experience in Fire Services with at least five years or more experience in a management or leadership role, with the ability to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills. Previous experience in a municipal setting is considered an asset.

Fire Services is a piece to the success of keeping our residents safe and confident in the future of our community. We are committed to making High River the safest place in Canada against the hazards that pose the greatest risk to our community.

Send your interest or questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than April 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to visit our website at www.highriver.ca for full details on this opportunity.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.