Deputy Fire Chief, The City of Owen Sound
May 18, 2017

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Fire Chief, The City of Owen Sound - Closing Date May 31, 2017 

The City of Owen Sound requires a highly motivated professional to assume the responsibilities of Deputy Fire Chief. Owen Sound is a diverse and culturally rich community located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in Southern Ontario, approximately 2 hours north of Toronto, and on the doorstep of the Bruce Peninsula. Owen Sound is characterized by a magnificent harbour and bay, two winding rivers, tree-lined streets, an extensive parks system, and tree-covered hillsides and ravines.
As the successful candidate you will have specific functional responsibilities for the fire suppression, training and education of the department. In addition, under the general direction of the Fire Chief you will provide leadership, administration, technical and operational skills for the department.
A self starter with strong leadership qualifications you will be a graduate of a Post Secondary Program in Business Administration, Public Administration or Human Resource Management or related program. Your career includes a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience and progressive record of leadership roles, preferably in the fire service.

Additional qualifications and competencies include but are not limited to:
  • Company Officers Diploma from the Ontario Fire College or equivalent
  • A thorough knowledge of Fire Suppression, including equipment, apparatus, training procedures and a working knowledge of Fire Prevention and Inspection procedures
  • Sound understanding and working knowledge of and experience working with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, the Health and Safety Act and fire service collective agreements
  • Previous experience with labour relations in the fire service
  • Demonstrated training experience including the development and delivery of subject materials
  • Strong communication skills
  • A valid, unrestricted DZ license or willingness to obtain it and a clean driver’s abstract.
The full job description can be viewed on the City’s employment opportunities webpage. The salary range for this position is $119,000 - $135,000, the City also offers benefit package and an opportunity to grow with us. To explore this challenging opportunity further, we invite qualified applicants to forward their resume and covering letter in confidence by May 31, 2017 at noon to:
Annie Reed
Human Resources Supervisor
City of Owen Sound
Fax: 519-371-8190
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code and the AODA in all aspects of the hiring process, upon request.