Deputy Chief, Planning & Logistics

Requisition #: 24/52
Job #: J0324-0065
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Fire and Emergency Services
Positions: 1
Salary/Wage: 119,167.72 - 144,986.02/Year
Department: Emergency Services
Location: 100 Giroux Road

Cultivate your Career

The City of St. Albert, home to more than 70,000 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 in a Fire Service or a related field. Reporting to the Director, Emergency Services (Fire Chief), the Deputy Chief, Planning and Logistics will be responsible for implementing Fire Services’ strategic plan by directing all procurement activities, developing innovative approaches to enhancing Fire Services’ capabilities, reviewing Standard Operating Procedures to address emerging needs, and lead the quality improvement process, amongst other duties.

The Deputy Chief is also 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 a 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 of 10 years of supervisory experience.
• Ability to lead emergency services teams in a variety of situations and effectively managing processes.
• Alberta Fire Chiefs Association membership.
• Ability to facilitate procurement of emergency services equipment.
• Experience developing and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, union executive and colleagues that fosters effective problem-solving and innovation.
• Fire services experience, including leading in a Chief Officer role or experience within an emergency management environment will be considered an asset.
• Sound understanding of human resources principles.
• A thorough understanding of the emergency services function, with the ability to react effectively in high-stress and potentially life threatening situations.
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, fire department management software, and knowledge of mapping & GIS is required.
• A valid Class 5 Licence. A personal vehicle is 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 at certain times.


$119,167.72 – $144,986.02 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
  • An Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence and access to a personal vehicle for business use are required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.

Application Information

  • Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity.
  • Equivalent combinations of experience and education may be considered.
  • Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

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?

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