Deputy Fire Chief, Manager of Operations and Training, The City of Barrie
March 9, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Fire Chief, Manager of Operations and Training, The City of Barrie, Closing Date: April 2, 2018



Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Job Number:  E-18-06
Job Type:  Full-time Permanent, Non-union
Closing Date:  Monday, April 2, 2018
Choose Barrie
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.
Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.
Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Emergency Services (Fire Chief), the Deputy directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Operations and Training Branches within Barrie Fire and Emergency Service including fire suppression, tiered medical, technical rescues, training and related services and activities to ensure the safety of people, property conservation, protection of the environment and responders in the event of fire and other emergency events. The Deputy Chief coordinates assigned activities with other branches, departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Emergency Services (Fire Chief of Barrie Fire and Emergency Service).

Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job
Corporate Culture
  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community.
‚ÄčEducation (degree/diploma/certifications)
  • Two (2) year post-secondary college diploma or university degree in fire service administration or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of a valid Ontario class G driver’s license in good standing.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible fire service experience with at least 6 years’ experience at the officer rank.
  • Proven management experience that includes the leadership of others in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in the organization, preparation, implementation and delivery of fire related courses and programs.
  • Proven ability to provide effective command over fire fighting personnel and a thorough understanding of the incident management system and chain of command principles obtained through training and experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of fire services and the requirements of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.
  • Superior leadership, organizational, interpersonal relations, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with elected and non-elected officials and staff at all levels.
  • Computer literacy utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
Other Important Information
Location: Barrie Fire and Emergency Services, Station #1, 155 Dunlop Street West Barrie
Hours: The normal hours of work 35 hours per week, however some non-standard hours may be required.
Wage: Salary commensurate with experience and corporate policy.
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.
The Application Process
Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file E-18-06 Deputy Fire Chief in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email by Monday, April 2, 2018.
Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.


The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.
Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.