Employment Opportunity - AC, Lloydminster

City of Lloydminster 
Term of Employment: Full time, Continuing
Rate of Pay: Under Review
Current Location: Fire Station

Reporting to the Senior Manager Emergency Services/Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief is an integral part of the Lloydminster Fire Department’s management team and will manage and provide significant leadership, communication, administrative, technical, prevention, labour relations, and operational skills in the fire services. Assisting the Fire Chief with the overall organization, coordination, and operational direction of the Fire Department, the Assistant Fire Chief will ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Department, as well as compliance with municipal policies, bylaws, and the expectations of the community.

The Assistant Fire Chief will:

• Lead the development of safe, sustainable and effective fire response strategies and systems for the City.
• Ensure all firefighting personnel are trained, equipped and qualified to safely deliver fire and medical first response.
• Ensure all processes pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the department’s vehicle fleet and equipment are followed to ensure all apparatus and equipment are maintained in a ready state for response.
• This position is particularly responsible to ensure that appropriately qualified trainers and evaluators are available to administer certification and job performance requirement training for all personnel.
• Research and recommend best practices in sustainable fire rescue services, and make recommendations to further enhance services.
• Develop and implement Job Performance Requirements that reflect the department’s service profile.
• Ensure all required standards and regulations pertaining to the delivery of fire response are met or exceeded.
• Coordinate fire training for personnel.
• Respond as required to serious fire and rescue events in the City, designated rural response areas and mutual aid requests.
• Participate in the development of safe, sustainable and effective fire response strategies and systems for the City.
• Ensure and oversee the day to day scheduling of resources required to meet the objectives of providing the response capability expected of our service.
• Lead the annual recruitment and training.
• Act as Fire Chief when designated.

• Provide for the continued development of the functional area through management of resources, providing training, implementing new ideas and technology, municipal partnerships and other innovative approaches to problem solving.
• Hire, discipline and evaluate firefighting employees.
• Day to day administration of the Collective Agreement including representing the department at grievance meetings, when required.
• Assist in the negotiation of the Collective Agreement.
• Develop and implement operational and work plans.
• Managing the training environment by developing a training needs analysis.
• Prepare reports and recommendations for the development of training needs for all fire service personnel.
• Prepare reports and recommendations for the development of services.
• Ensure compliance with provincial and corporate OH&S legislation and policies.
• Develop Policy and Standard Operating Procedures including maintenance and implementation processes.
• Participate in the development and administration of annual operating and capital budgets.

Strategic Leadership
• Develop, participate, consult and direct on issues of corporate importance.
• As department representative, work in collaboration with representatives from the Employee Relations department to provide direction and input on operational and development plans as well as opportunity for future preparations.
• Maintains extensive contacts with outside agencies and the community. Attends meetings as the Department’s representative and meets with citizens and citizens’ groups.
• Reporting to the Fire Chief, analyze and report the department’s financial position and project results for internal stakeholders (operating and capital).
• Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods to external and internal customers.
• Establish and maintain requirements for quality records management.
• Maintain quality service by enforcing customer service standards.
• Identify trends; recommend system improvements.
• Establish strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information.
• Provide advice to the Fire Chief for the development of corporate objectives and policies.
• Other related duties as required.

Schedule Standard hours are Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM with the occasional requirement to work outside these hours.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
• Post-secondary education in Fire Service Management or a related field. A combination of education and experience in a comparable organization will be considered.
• Related experience in fire service deployment, human resource management, labour relations and municipal governance.
• Minimum 10 years progressive experience in the Fire Service.
• NFPA 1001 - Firefighter 2
• NFPA 1021 - Fire Officer 3
• NFPA 1041 - Fire Service Instructor 1
• NFPA 1033 - Fire Investigator
• NFPA 1031 - Fire Inspector 1
• Solid working knowledge of legislation related to the fire service including the National Fire Code.
• Must possess a Class 3 Drivers License with Air Endorsement
• Position is contingent on receiving a satisfactory criminal record check.

Closing Date: December 7, 2018
Posting Type: Internal & External
Application Information: The City of Lloydminster is an equal opportunity employer. If you have questions or require further information on this position, please contact us. All applications must be sent to the Employee Relations team and received by the closing date.

Nicole Feist
HR Generalist
City of Lloydminster 4420-50 Avenue
Lloydminster AB/SK T9V 0W2 Phone: 780-875-6184

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