Regular Fulltime Exempt
The City of White Rock is a unique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens known for its sunny weather, expansive beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and sense of community. The City is located half an hour south of Vancouver on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay.
The City of White Rock is looking for a seasoned leader to join the Fire Services Department as the next Deputy Fire Chief under the leadership of White Rock’s new Fire Chief. As a Deputy Fire Chief, you will be part of the City’s management team, providing superior leadership to the Fire Services Department and will play an integral role in supporting the City’s mission and vision for providing community protection.
As a valued member of the management team, this position provides input to business planning and longer term strategic planning. This role requires a decisive, progressive, strategic thinker, who has demonstrated inclusiveness, problem-solving abilities, change management, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
The White Rock Fire Department is a small department and our Deputy Fire Chief wears many hats. The ideal candidate will have experience in operations, incident command, fire prevention, education, and training. The role requires the Deputy Fire Chief to oversee and direct tactical operations at fire and emergency scenes. Interacting with staff, residents, tourist, and business owners, you will communicate in an open, compassionate, helpful, engaging manor and are focused on finding solutions.
The successful candidate for this position will have extensive experience in the day-to-day operations of fire and emergency services, including a minimum of five years’ experience in a progressive supervisory and leadership capacity within a composite municipal fire department with proven in-depth knowledge of the organizational performance, human resource, financial, and political issues facing Canadian emergency services organizations.
Qualifications for the role include completion of Fire Officer Level III, Fire Investigation Level II, Fire Inspection training, Fire Services Instructor Level II and a diploma or degree in Fire services, business and/or public administration or an equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered.
Please note as a condition o?f ongoing employment you must:
- maintain a successful Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check;
- live within defined proximity of the City’s Fire Hall;
- will be required to share on-call duty chief responsibilities after regular work hours
- possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
In return for your valued contributions, you can expect a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, along the opportunity to collaborate with an outstanding team. If your experience and education have prepared you for success in this position and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy, and safe environment, we invite you to apply. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and certifications for consideration by the application deadline.
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 24, 2020
Thank you for your interest. Only selected applicants will be contacted.
- Address 15322 Buena Vista Avenue White Rock, BC, Canada
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