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Assistant Chief, Operations


Openings Up to 2
Location Name
City of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA
Date PostedMay 05, 2014
Occupational CategoryFire Protection
Experience Level(s)5 years or more
Desired Employment StatusPermanent, Full Time
Education Level(s)University - Bachelors
Job IDjob-2083

Position Summary

The City of Regina is a growing city. This growth is creating many opportunities for our organization and our Fire & Protective Services Department. We are currently undergoing proactive planning and development activities that will build on the strengths of our current Fire Service and prepare the City to meet the needs of the future. We are looking for two key leaders to join the team in the capacity of Assistant Chief, Operations. The Assistant Chief is an integral part of the Operational Management Team and creates an interface between the leadership team and the daily operations of the Fire & Protective Services Department. You will be a major contributor to the planning and implementation of proactive improvements that set our Fire Services apart from other municipalities. As the ideal candidate, you are a leader, can inspire confidence in your team, and can be impactful. Your innovative ideas will help us build upon our strong history of effectiveness while continuing to move the Department forward. Safety is of paramount importance to our team and as such, continuous review and improvement of operational activity will be a key performance driver for this role. Your contribution to our transformation and the implementation of our strategy will be a career experience for those aspiring to more senior leadership positions within the Fire Service.

Specifically, the primary duties are as follows:

  • Lead, direct, and supervise emergency incidents through strategy development and tactical assignments, as the Incident Commander.
  • Establish strong media and community relations at the emergency scene and post incident..
  • Audit and monitor incident scenes and station activities for trends and opportunities, resulting in operational and safety improvements.
  • Develop and maintain safe work practices and metrics that focus on prevention of accidents and injury in the workplace.
  • Identify and maintain awareness and knowledge of emerging trends and opportunities that warrant consideration by the team.
  • Research, develop and review Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Manage special projects and programs.
  • Define and promote a clear vision for future operational resources that aligns with branch and departmental priorities as well as the corporate values.
  • Provide solid performance management for staff that result in achievement of operational, team, and individual goals and ensures the delivery of high quality services to clients.
  • Identify training needs and priorities for the Operations Branch, as well as facilitating such training within the platoon structure.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop Officers and other key branch leaders to build capacity and succession.
  • Participate in grievance meetings and work to resolve conflicts constructively.
  • Provide department representation and leadership on corporate initiatives to promote the public image of the Fire & Protective Services Department.

Typically, the successful incumbent will have post secondary education and a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the management and operations of a Fire Department with a depth of experience in all areas of emergency response. Additionally this position will have completed Incident Command System (ICS), Level 300 and NFPA 1021 Fire Officer, Level III certifications. Recognized Chief Fire Officer and Safety Professional designations would be an asset.

Candidates must also possess a high degree of critical problem-solving, proven effectiveness leading teams in emergency situations, an excellent ability to communicate and provide direction and leadership to staff, a strong ability to build relationships, a strong ability to influence and gain commitment from the team, an ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders (including outside agencies and the public), an ability to think globally and understand the broad implications of decisions, strong knowledge of relevant provincial and municipal laws, rules and regulations related to fire operations, strong conflict resolution skills, and a demonstrated focus and understanding of safety and continuous improvement.

This leadership role requires the incumbent to work a rotating duty schedule and non-standard hours, including on-call hours (currently under review). The work involves exposure to all types of weather conditions and emergency situations including fires, hazardous materials situations, and weather-related emergencies.

Regina Fire & Protective Services delivers dynamic response and community-based programs to preserve and enhance life, property and the environment to the community we serve. Join our team and expand your career.

The City of Regina is committed to providing a competitive total compensation package in the form of base pay, pension plan and benefits.

This competition will stay open until these positions are filled.

Other competitions open with the City of Regina Fire & Protective Services Department:

  • Assistant Chief, Safety & Logistics
Applications are being accepted until December 31, 2014

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