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Fire Chief

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of High River
Job Description : 

At the Town of High River, people come first. We are looking for a Fire Chief to join our organization and contribute to our culture focused on accountability, excellence, and connection.

The Community

High River provides the warmth and familiarity of a small town, featuring countless outdoor trails and parks that await your next adventure. Our downtown offers a variety of unique stores and businesses who take pride in fostering connection in our community. High River is a people-first community where families put down roots for generations. Nestled within Foothills County with the Rocky Mountains framing the view to your west, our community of 14,000 is rooted in people and promotes an environment to help you build lasting relationships.

The Organization

Through the dedication and passion of our 150 employees, we deliver important services to the community. Our purpose, or why we do what we do, is because we want to make a difference in our community now and for generations to come (our ‘why’). To achieve this, we inspire and respect one another, we can be counted on, we are better together, and we dare to be different (our ‘how’).

We’ve embarked on a workplace culture journey that has enhanced our commitment to people; both our employees and the community we serve. We have identified three pillars to achieve our workplace culture: Accountable, Excellence and Connected (ACE). 

The Role

As the Fire Chief, you are responsible for managing, leading, planning, organizing and directing all aspects of fire services within High River and surrounding areas. The Fire Service’s key outcomes include fire prevention, fire suppression, regional co-operation, and proper application and enforcement of relevant provincial and municipal statutes.

You will work closely with your team to develop a compelling vision and lead the Fire Service to build on past success and realize its full potential. You will place a high importance on creating a positive culture in which aligns with our ACE pillars, so each employee feels valued and empowered to fully contribute to the success of the Fire Service. You possess a successful track record as a strategic communicator and adept listener, managing and leading a group of professionals and building a high-performance team. You are known as a relationship builder and active community member who possess a strong commitment to the fire profession, colleagues and community.

To be successful you will have a bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field and/or post-secondary education in Fire Services or an equivalent combination of education and experience. To complement your education, you will have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in Fire Services with at least five (5) years or more experience in a progressively more responsible leadership role. Previous experience in a municipal setting is considered an asset.

Closing Date: 
August 27, 2019
Application Return: 

To explore this career opportunity, or to find additional information, please visit our website at www.highriver.ca, click on Careers. To submit your application, please email your cover letter and resume to  opportunities@highriver.ca  no later than August 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted