Deputy Fire Chief

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Posted On: Aug 29, 2017
Closing Date: Sep 18, 2017
Deputy Fire Chief
(Job # 2017-074-IE)
Department: Fire and Emergency Services
Status: Full-Time, Permanent
Date Posted: August 28, 2017
Date Closing: September 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Number of Positions: 1
Scheduled Hours/Shifts: 37.5 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Salary: $111,482 - $135,623 per year

Position Purpose: 
Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of Fire & Emergency Services and Emergency Planning operations in alignment with departmental and corporate strategic direction. Key areas of accountability within WSFES composite department include providing leadership to emergency response, training, equipment, vehicle and station maintenance, fire prevention and public education, and emergency planning. Key duties include staffing (full-time and volunteer), incident command, performance planning/evaluation, procurement coordination, research and policy development, fire cause investigation, trends/incident analyses, budget/business planning, project management, report preparation, emergency plan maintenance/update, associated liaison and representative duties including assuming the role and statutory responsibilities of Fire Chief and CEMC in the absence of same, attending Council/Committee meetings where required, championing the vision, mission and strategic direction of the WSFES and corporation, and modelling professional, corporate and Character Community values.
Qualifications and Requirements: The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, highly motivated, proven leader with demonstrated progressive, senior-level experience in effectively managing key programs within a composite Fire Department and a thorough working knowledge of all applicable legislation. In addition, all candidates must possess other specific skills as follows:
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working as a senior officer
  • Post-Secondary diploma/degree from an accredited College or University in Business/Administration or related field, or University degree (BA, BSc) in Fire Sciences, Public Administration or related field;
  • Certified Fire Officer 2 (NFPA 1021) / Certified Firefighter (NFPA 1001)
  • Valid Ontario Class “DZ” Driver’s Licence in good standing
  • Ontario Fire College graduate
  • Working knowledge of the FPPA, OH&SA, Human Rights Code and Employment Standards Act
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all municipal staff, elected officials, residents and other agencies
  • Effective organization skills; ability to prioritize and meet deadlines regularly
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, record keeping and problem-solving skills; discretion and good judgement when handling confidential/sensitive information and communicating with individuals regarding controversial matters; sensitivity and ability to maintain security of files
  • Availability to attend evening and weekend meetings in order to accommodate peak periods and workloads.
How to apply:
Please forward your resume in confidence by September 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.identifying Job # 2017-074-IE in the subject line to
Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Whitchurch-Stouffville is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.