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Director, Protective Services/Fire Chief

Job Type: 
Inspectional / Regulatory / Enforcement
Organization: 
City of Beaumont
Competition Number: 
21-56
Job Description : 

Employment with the City of Beaumont offers an opportunity to make a positive difference in the community. We are a forward-thinking organization focused on continuous improvement, innovation, exceptional customer service, and offer a collaborative team environment. Our team is professional, fun, and passionate about supporting the vision of a growing, vibrant, and spirited community.

The City of Beaumont is seeking an energetic, inspired strong leader to enhance and maintain the high level of trust, integrity, and knowledge in Beaumont’s Protective Services department. The Director is responsible for strategic leadership, administration, outcomes, and supervision of operations in the delivery of Fire Services, Municipal Enforcement and Emergency Management and preparedness for the City of Beaumont. The Director, Protective Services will be a motivated, forward thinker and collaborator who will develop innovative solutions to problems, provide strategic leadership and direction to develop and implement policies and actions to ensure the continuity of services. Our ideal candidate is a leader in customer service who possesses strong interpersonal and leadership skills to excel at building effective working relationships with the team, the public, elected officials, City employees and mutual aid partners.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Develops Department operational strategies and establishes functional objectives in line with organizational objectives and the City’s Strategic Plan
  • Accountable and responsible for fire inspection, investigation, and the overall performance of the Fire Department in accordance with provincial legislation, policies and procedures and bylaws.
  • Attend fire and emergency medical services calls as required
  • Oversees the annual Capital and Operational Budget; leads the department’s annual operational plan and budget; and participates in the review and approval process of the budget with Council
  • Monitors and reports financial performance by measuring and analyzing results, initiates corrective actions, and develops ongoing improvements
  • Updates professional knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations, participates in educational opportunities, maintains current on professional publications, maintains personal networks, and participates in professional organizations
  • Leads change that maximizes desired results and outcomes within the department, organizationally, and in the industry
  • Invests time in managing, coaching, and developing people, individually and collectively
  • Creates an open, positive working environment to stimulate open discussion
  • Sets clear expectations, monitors, evaluates, rewards, and develops performance
  • Cultivates effective relationships and networks with regional partners, other departments, residents, and other levels of government.
  • Demonstrates passionate personal commitment to quality leadership
  • Acts as a representative for the entire organization, not just the department.
  • Develops a culture where people hold themselves personally accountable for results.
  • Ensures resources are directed to support the organization’s desired goals and culture.
  • Along with the Senior Leadership Team, maintain overall control of and responsibility for the City’s Health and Safety program and ensure the Program is implemented and complied by employees

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or similar discipline
  • Training in Incident Command System 300, Blue Card Incident Command, and all necessary fire service-related courses required to fulfill the duties of a first responder – completion of NFPA standards 1001, 1002, 1021, 1041, NFPA 472/1072. All certifications shall be issued by IFSAC or Pro-Board
  • Alberta Safety Codes Officer Level I Inspector and Level 1 Investigator are required
  • Ability to be appointed as DEM (Director of Emergency Management) under Alberta legislative requirements
  • 10 years related experience as an officer within emergency services (chief officer position) with multiple years of experience in fire suppression command, legislation, codes/procedures, public education, and risk management
  • Membership in fire service organization such as FIAA and the AFCA
  • Strong leadership, communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of municipal financial administration and accounting principles and practices
  • Class 5 Drivers License with Q endorsement

The successful candidate will be required to provide at their own expense a 5-year Drivers Abstract verifying safe and responsible driving behaviour and will also need to provide a cleared Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector prior to commencing employment.

This full-time, permanent position offers a salary range of $118,300 - $154,355 (salary is negotiable within this range based on suitable experience and qualifications), a competitive benefits package, and enrolment in LAPP. 

Closing Date: 
September 26, 2021
Application Return: 

To apply, email your cover letter and resume, indicating the Job ID number 21-56 in the subject line, to careers@beaumont.ab.ca by September 26, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.