Deputy Chief, Operations Fire Services

Requisition #: 22/110
Job #: J0822-0037
Job Title: Deputy Chief, Operations Fire Services
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Fire and Emergency Services
Number of Positions: 1
Salary/Wage: 123,211.87 - 149,906.37/Year
Department: Emergency Services
Location: 100 Giroux Road
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Cultivate your Career:

The City of St. Albert, home to more than 66,000 residents, is a beautiful growing community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. In recent years, St. Albert has ranked at the top of several national surveys recognizing us as a great place to raise a family, with an excellent quality of life and a strong sense of community. With over 100 years of service to its credit, St. Albert Fire Services is an integrated service that plays an integral role in shaping and serving our community by providing fire suppression, technical rescue and emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, fire inspection, fire investigation, public education and fire dispatch to the City of St Albert.

The Opportunity:

The City of St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and progressive individual who has a proven track record of providing leadership and guidance within an emergency services department. Reporting to the Director, Emergency Services (Fire Chief) the Deputy Chief of Operations will be responsible for implementing and promoting Fire Services’ strategic plan while ensuring the delivery of integrated emergency services to the community. The Deputy Chief is a key leader within Fire Services and will encourage and foster a culture of innovation, engagement and respect. With a strong commitment to building relationships with key stakeholders, this role will promote diversity of ideas and opinions while remaining focused on maintaining a safe and collaborative environment.


• An undergraduate degree in Business, Public Administration, or related field.
• A minimum 10 years of supervisory experience, with at least 5 years serving as a chief officer , within a full-time emergency services department
• PCP/ACP certification is strongly desired. However, experience or knowledge of delivering Emergency Medical Care is required.
• NFPA 1001, 1002, 1021 level 2 and 1521. Incident Command System 400 is required. Blue card command is required.
• Ability to lead emergency services teams in a variety of situations and effectively managing processes.
• Safety Codes Officer, Fire Designation Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Alberta Fire Chiefs Association and National Fire Protection Association
• Experience developing and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, union executive and colleagues that fosters effective problem solving and innovation.
• A thorough understanding of the emergency services function, with the ability to react effectively in high stress and potentially life threating situations.
• Knowledgeable in leading technologies for emergency services including E911 and NG911.
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Central Square FDM, CAD and RMS, and knowledge of mapping & GIS, Agresso and Tempest.
• A valid Class 3 & 4 Licence with Q Endorsement License. A personal vehicle required for use at work.

Hours of Work:

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks). Please note that this position is required to work extended hours from time to time and outside standard business hours. This can result in the incumbent being flexible to take RDOs (regular day off) at certain times.


$123,211.87 - 149,906.37 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan.

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City will be conducting video conference interviews to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  2. A valid Class 3 & 4 Licence with Q Endorsement License and have access to a personal vehicle for work use?
  3. What is the highest level of education you have completed?
*4. Do you have experience with CFAI accreditation?
  5. Do you have 10 years of supervisory experience with at least 5 years serving as a chief officer?
  6. Do you have demonstrated knowledge of E911 technology?
  7. Do you have demonstrated knowledge of NG911 system?
  8. Do you have integrated fire service experience?
  9. Are you a trained Advance Care of Primary Care Paramedic?

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