Employment Opportunity - Fire Chief, City of Lacombe

City of Lacombe

Title: Fire Chief/Director of Emergency Management
Department: Lacombe Fire Department
Job Status: Full-time Job Posting 2019-11

The Fire Chief is one of two full time positions on the Lacombe Fire Department. Lacombe Fire provides a wide range of services in a response area that includes both urban and rural. Within the fire district we have world scale industrial complexes, intensive livestock operations and a section of the busiest primary highway in Alberta. We are a department that is proud of our past accomplishments but one that seeks continuous improvement in the future delivery of services to our customers.

This position ensures the delivery of quality fire protection, rescue, prevention and inspection services for the community. The Fire Chief ensures that the activities of the Lacombe Fire Department are aligned with the corporate and departmental vision, goals and objectives as well the City’s culture and values.

This role requires a broad combination of strategic leadership and active involvement in the day to day operations of the department such as: assessing the potential fire hazards, anticipating emergency risks, as well as ensuring the firefighting team is capable of carrying out the necessary tasks within the geographic makeup and budget limitations of the City.

The Ideal Candidate:
As a strategic thinker and senior leader, the successful candidate will be able to identify and respond to opportunities and challenges. You will have a proven senior management track record in budgeting, leading a dynamic work force, and policy development. Your effective communication and collaboration skills with multiple stakeholders, including Council, the public and mutual aid communities; builds strong relationships in the delivery of a successful Fire Protection Service.

Drawing on your experience you will provide creative and practical ideas, tools and solutions that will generate a departmental environment of inclusion, accountability, and customer service.

For more information, please see our website www.lacombe.ca/employment

How to Apply:
Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume quoting Competition 2019-11 to:

Human Resources 5432 – 56 Avenue, Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9
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This competition will remain open until filled. Resume review will commence April 22, 2019.

An acceptable drivers license abstract, a medical evaluation, security clearance checks, reference checks will be required as part of the selection process. Residency requirements and the ability to respond on call are expected.