Deputy Fire Chief (Term) – Dawson Creek – 2023

64x64 Instagram Logo Deputy Fire Chief (Term) - Dawson Creek - 2023
City of Dawson Creek
January 17, 2023
Dawson creek, British Columbia
Job Type
February 8, 2023
Work Hours
Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week


DEPARTMENT: Fire Department
POSTING DATE: January 18, 2023
CLOSING DATE: 4:30 pm, February 8, 2023
SALARY: $138,392.80
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week

Are you passionate about providing first class services to the community? The City of Dawson Creek is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, strategic professional who shares the same passion, drive and determination as our already exceptional senior management team to join us as the Deputy Fire Chief (Term).

Duties and Responsibilities

Key work examples in this role include:
• Assist in coordinating and directing Fire Suppression and related emergency response duties.
• Plan and evaluate the overall activities and programs of the Training Division.
• Continue to recruit, develop, monitor, and supervise the department’s Auxiliary Firefighter Program.
• Develop and/or deliver training programs on any technical training subject.
• Develop and update Operational Guidelines for the department.
• Coordinates attendance and maintains training records for all Fire department members.
• Coordinates the operation, maintenance and repair for department apparatus and firefighter equipment.
• Supervises the department’s inventory control program.
• Respond to emergencies; establish command and direct incident operations.
• Perform support roles in the Emergency Operations Center as needed.
• Exercise a high degree of independent action, judgement, and initiative on operational and technical matters, problems, and decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
• Legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Valid B.C. Driver’s License, Class 5 Licence.
• Clean driver’s abstract.
• Completion of NFPA 1001 Level ll .
• A completion of Grade 12 or recognized equivalent.
• A satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check.

• Proven planning, managing, organization and implementation skills.
• Proven leadership, team and people development and relationship building skills.
• Well rounded knowledge of the procedures, methods, principles and practice involved in the administration of a fire department.
• Sound financial management skills.
• Proven interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to create a positive workplace culture.
• Quality improvement/customer service orientation.
• Proven record of maintaining and continuing personal development.
• Well rounded knowledge of computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired Qualifications:
• NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications – Fire Officer II.
• NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer - Incident Safety Officer.
• NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications – Level II.
• Emergency Medical Assistant – First Responder Level-III.
• Considerable experience at the supervisory level in the fire service, preferably at the level of Captain or above.
• A completion of NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level II.
• A completion of NFPA 1033 Fire Investigations.
• A completion of NFPA 1035 Public Educator Level I.
• A completion of ICS 300.
• Current Class 3 Driver’s licence with Air Brake Endorsement.
• Competent to NFPA 1002.

Additional Information

Candidates should submit a résumé by emailing a pdf or word document to, with the job posting name and number in the subject line, no later than 4:30 pm on the closing date referenced above. The City thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Dawson Creek is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities whenever reasonably possible during the selection and employment process. You must be legally entitled to work for any employer in Canada to be eligible for this position. By applying for this position, you are giving permission for the City to contact your previous employers and references.

Our Community: So how do our 13,000 residents describe Dawson Creek? First and foremost, a warm and welcoming community that is lots of fun! Located in sunny Northeast British Columbia, our community has an amazing quality of life with something for everyone. For the arts and culture enthusiasts there is the iconic Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery. The South Peace Community Multiplex houses three incredible facilities: The Ovintiv Events Centre which has hosted a multitude of world-class events ranging from the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge to big name shows such as KISS, Russell Peters and Luke Bryan; the Lakota Agri-plex, an impressive equestrian centre; and the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre that has an 8-lane lap pool, a leisure pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and even a climbing wall. There are also two ice arenas, a curling rink, numerous outdoor walking trails and multiple sports fields. AND then there are the quadding, snowmobiling, boating, skiing, hiking, fishing and golfing opportunities. Dawson Creek has great public and private schools, a top-notch college, and a local hospital with transportation services for special medical needs. With an airport three minutes from downtown, you can find direct flights to Calgary and quick connections to Vancouver if you ever feel the need to get away. But why would you when you are enjoying our crisp, sunny winters (winter precipitation totals around 25 mm/month) or our almost unlimited daily summer sunshine of up to 17.5 hours.

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