Deputy Fire Chief – Emergency Management
Full Time - Permanent
Leduc County is recruiting to the position of Deputy Fire Chief – Emergency Management. This critical position is responsible for the supervision of fire services and providing leadership to emergency management within Leduc County; although, there is the opportunity to work in various portfolios within the department, depending on individual skillsets, individual development and department and organizational strategies. The proposed start date for this position is May 2019.
Working for Leduc County is more than just a job. Leduc County gives you the freedom to have a rewarding, challenging career without having to give up those things - family, leisure, and job security - that really matter to you. Here, you can meet the needs of your family through flexible work hours; you can advance your career through employer-supported professional development; you can work for a large, progressive organization and still enjoy a close-knit community in the workplace; and you can find a competitive salary and benefit plan in an organization that strives to enhance quality of life for others.
A high school diploma and certification to NFPA 1001 and 1021 is required, along with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a chief fire officer. An Emergency Management certificate, ICS 400 and other related ICS training are strong assets, as the candidate selected will provide leadership in emergency management and is required to train ICS level courses. Certification as an Alberta Safety Codes Officer Level 1 Inspector and Level 1 Investigator combined with the ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications is a requirement; however, if the successful candidate cannot meet the training requirement, they will have one year to attain certification to meet the requirement. Competency in data entry, maintenance and reporting and report writing using software including Excel and Word is required. An Alberta Class 3 license with air brake endorsement is required, as is a successful security clearance.
The incumbent must have the demonstrated physical ability to complete the tasks as outline above. Experience with rural municipalities and working with paid on call firefighters is an asset. The incumbent will be required to work flexible hours and an on call rotation (one week per month) providing leadership, incident management and safety officer oversight at emergency events.
All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.