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Fire Services Manager (Fire Chief)

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Organization: 
Town of Okotoks
Job Description : 

The Town of Okotoks is seeking a talented and experienced leader to join our team.

Reporting to the Protective Services Director, the Fire Services Manager is responsible for providing strong leadership and direction to a composite fire service which includes a Deputy Fire Chief, 4 captains, 20 full-time firefighters, 30+ community firefighters, and administrative assistance. This position will assume responsibility for developing and monitoring policy and practices, implementing and monitoring a long-term corporate and community wide strategies along with promoting the Town’s Fire prevention leadership initiatives.

This position will also direct Emergency Management activities, reporting to Council and handling media inquiries and dealing with government agencies relating to Fire Services and Emergency Management.

As a member of the Management Team, the successful candidate will foster strong team dynamic, promoting cross-functional and highly collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders on initiatives that reflect the Town’s strategic directions and coprorate values.

The successful incumbent will ideally have a degree in Fire Services Administration or related field as well as a minimum of 10 years’ experience in progressively senior roles, including supervisory or management experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. The incumbent must have extensive knowledge of fire inspections, the Fire code and Building code. Advanced public relations and written & oral communication skills are a strong asset. Strong organizational skills, analytical and technical aptitude is required. The successful candidate must maintain “verifiable reliability” security clearance.

We are committed to a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization; working with us will provide you with the opportunity to work in an innovative and collaborative environment that offers competitive salary and a chance to work with a great team of dedicated individuals. Our total compensation package offers competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package, participation in LAPP and supplementary pension plans, and other benefits associated with Manager level positions.

Closing Date: 
February 2, 2020
Application Return: 

Resumes will be accepted until February 2, 2020. For further details on this position and to apply online, please visit our website at www.okotoks.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.