JOB OPPORTUNITY BULLETIN
Deputy Fire Chief
Langley City Fire Rescue Services
April 10, 2018
Langley City, a community of 26,000 people positioned in a rapidly growing area, is widely known as an award winning City. Strategically located in Metro Vancouver, it has a vibrant community spirit and an inspiring vision of being “The Place To Be” now and in the future. Langley City has an attractive career position available for Deputy Fire Chief, an opportunity to join a progressive and well-led organization.
The Deputy Fire Chief is part of the Fire Rescue Services Management Team and reports to the Fire Chief. This position is responsible for assisting the Fire Chief in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the operations of the Fire Department in all fire suppression and related emergency services and assists in ensuring that the department functions at an effective level within the policies approved by Council, the requirements of municipal bylaws and the expectations of the community. The Deputy Fire Chief exercises considerable independence of judgment and action in carrying out assignments in accordance with department policies, plans and objectives. Reporting directly to this position are the career Firefighters and the Fire Prevention Officer. The position may assume command of the department in the absence of the Fire Chief and acts as Duty Officer on a rotation basis during non–standard hours.
You will have proven skills as an outstanding leader, communicator and coach and will have strong technical and labour relations skills along with considerable knowledge of legislation related to the fire service and experience working with senior staff and politicians. Qualifications for this position include graduation from Grade 12 plus supplementary courses at the post-secondary level in Business Administration or a related discipline and completion of a Diploma or Certificate program in Local Government Administration, fire service management or equivalent. In addition, Fire Service Instructor III, a minimum 10 years of fire suppression experience, a minimum 5 years of supervisory experience, considerable experience in legislation related to the fire service including the B.C. Building and Fire Codes and municipal emergency management including BCERMS and a valid Class 3 B.C. driver’s licence with Air Endorsement are required. Certifications in Incident Safety Officer, Fire Officer IV, Fire Service Instructor II, Fire Investigator, and Fire Inspector III are desired. Details of the position and its requirements can be found in the job description on the Employment page at the following link: www.city.langley.bc.ca
It is the responsibility of each interested applicant to ensure that his or her application is submitted to the Human Resources Division before the deadline of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Please submit one of the following: a resume, covering letter, and copies of required certifications or the application form located on our Employment page to:
Human Resources Division
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, B. C. V3A 4B3
Fax: (604) 514-0225
Langley City appreciates the interest of all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.