Employment Opportunity - Fire Chief, City of Wetaskiwin

City of Wetaskiwin
Fire Chief
Fire Services
Comp # FS-19-04

Position Summary:
The City of Wetaskiwin is looking for a strong leader with excellent ability to act decisively with sound judgement in high-risk situations. The Fire Chief plays a vital role in the emergency management of our City. The Fire Chief will administer, plan, direct and control all aspects of the fire department including administration, fire suppression, fire prevention and rescue activities as well as the City’s Health and Safety program. The Fire Chief will also administer applicable local, provincial and federal fire regulations. If you are readily adaptable to changing priorities and enjoy fostering a team environment, join the City of Wetaskiwin. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pension, and benefits.

 Plan direct and supervise through subordinate officers the activities of the fire department.
 Establish and implement Operational Guidelines based on best practices and OH&S regulations.
 Have training programs developed and implemented in accordance with accepted standards to improve the understanding and skill of all staff in firefighting and rescue procedures.
 Ensure adequate records are kept of all required maintenance and training.
 Prepare and submit an annual budget and long-range plan and make expenditures within approved limits.
 Develop and revise a long-range capital plan to keep pace with development.
 Liaise with and advise planning, engineering and other departments on development implications for firefighting as part of the development approval process.
 Ensure that all local government policies and processes are adhered to.
 Liaise with representatives of neighbouring fire departments to ensure adequate mutual aid agreements are made for mitigating major emergency incidents.
 Participate in the local and regional emergency planning process.
 Oversees fundraising activities and events.
 Assumes the key position and accountability for Emergency Operations Center
 Participates in civic programs, emergency measures operations, fire safety, public education, and prevention programs, attends and addresses groups and meetings, promotes and maintains effective public relations.
 Directs fire prevention, public education, inspections.
 Ensures the Fire Department stays current in fire protection technology and methods

Education and Qualifications
 Grade 12 PLUS knowledge of all applicable federal, provincial and local regulations, standards and guidelines, Fire Service Act and Regulations and the Alberta Fire Service Minimum Training Standards
 10 years of firefighting experience with progressive responsibility within fire services.
 Knowledge of the NFPA 1001 and 1002 Firefighter Training Standard; NFPA 1041 Level 1 & 2 Fire Service Instructor; and NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications
 Knowledge of OH&S regulations.
 Knowledge and training in Incident Command System (ICS) with minimum ICS 200.
 Knowledge of the City of Wetaskiwin and fire protection area.
 Superior organization skills and ability to make informed and educated decisions.
 Interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
 Conflict resolution skills and employee engagement strategies.
 Ability to adapt readily to changing priorities.
 Act decisively with sound judgement in situations to high-risk situations.

Close Date: February 28, 2019

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The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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