Deputy Chief of Operations – Riverview – 2022

Deputy Chief of Operations - Riverview - 2022
Town of Riverview
May 18, 2022
Riverview, Canada
Job Type
June 1, 2022
Work Hours


The Town of Riverview is currently recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Operations. This position reports directly to the Fire Chief.

As a senior administrator, the success candidate is accountable for the management of the departments’ fire and emergency response operations. The incumbent will be on a weekly after hour rotation for on call emergency incident command. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining operational readiness of the department and will assist with the training of firefighters. The individual shall follow the departmental chain of command, policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Responds to alarms as required to direct tactical operations at fires and other emergency situations. May act as the Incident Commander at an emergency scene until relieved by a senior officer.
• Acts as a Safety Officer at emergency scenes.
• Will be a Chief Officer on-call (standby) on a regular or scheduled basis.
• Assists in managing resources of all sections of the Fire Department.
• Assists in providing technical advice on fire department matters.
• Represents the Fire Chief as Local Assistant to the Fire Marshall (LAFM) in the enforcement of applicable by-laws, codes and standards.
• Acts as media spokesperson as required.
• Ensures effective programs are in place to manage the maintenance and replacement of the following, but not limited to personal protective equipment, tools and equipment, breathing air system, atmospheric monitoring systems, and hose and nozzles.
• Determining specifications of equipment and personal protective equipment to meet the needs of the organization.
• Perform statistical analyses of department operations and produce reports relating to operations and training.
• Represents management on the Town’s Joint Health & Safety Committee on a rotational basis.
• Assists in fire prevention, and fire investigations when necessary.
• Attends courses and conferences related to the Deputy Chief Operations position.
• Maintains good working relationships with career co-workers, volunteers, other fire departments and outside agencies.
• Understands and respects the collective agreement.
• May serve as management committee member during contract negotiations and grievance management.
• Serves as recruitment committee member for career fire fighters/paramedics and volunteers.
• Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other Town employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Provide supervisory support role for the Town’s Emergency Operation Organization.
• Provide training to career and volunteer firefighters.
• May provide training to town employees (first aid, etc).
• May assume the Fire Chief duties in his/her absence.
• May perform the role of project manager on fire department projects.
• Performs other duties as assigned or required by the Fire Chief.

Minimum Qualifications

• Successful completion of high school or GED.
• Current certification Fire Officer Level 2 or equivalent (Meeting NFPA 1021).
• Certified as a Level 1 Fire Service Instructor (Meeting NFPA 1041).
• Minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.
• Excellent written and spoken English communication skills and strong presentation skills.
• Valid NB Class 5 Driver’s license with Air brake endorsement.
• Certified Medical First Responder would be considered an asset
• Certified as a Fire Investigator (Meeting NFPA 1033) would be considered an asset
• Certified as a Level 1 Fire Inspector (Meeting NFPA 1031) would be considered an asset

Additional Information

Applications will be accepted up to June 1, 2022.

Send your resume and detailed cover letter to [email protected], indicating “Deputy Chief of Operations” in the subject line.

Please note that as per the Town’s Communicable Disease Prevention Policy, all new employees that are hired after September 21, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting their employment.