Operations Manager, FAS North & FN, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
April 9, 2018
Employment Opportunity: Operations Manager, FAS North & FN, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Closing Date April 30, 2018

Operations Manager, FAS North & FN

Come and showcase your inclusive leadership style and consultation expertise to provide leadership for the delivery of fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency management field and advisory services to municipalities, fire services, Indigenous communities, and unincorporated communities at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services!

What can I expect to do in this role?
  • Plan and direct day-to-day programs and activities for efficient and effective fire prevention/protection and emergency management services.
  • Lead implementation of strategies to support municipalities, fire services, other ministries and stakeholders in developing, approving or enhancing emergency management/fire service related emergency plans and response criteria.
  • Identify and manage contentious issues at the regional and local level to provide intelligence in support of strategic initiatives, program development and evaluation.
  • Manage compliance activities, including inspections and enforcement activities.
  • Provide expertise and advice to staff and stakeholders regarding the interpretation of legislation and policy and their application.
  • Provide leadership by participating on numerous corporate projects, task forces, new government initiatives.

Location:  Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?
Management and Leadership Skills:
  • You have demonstrated management skills to promote an engaged and inclusive environment.
  • You can identify and recommend staffing needs, conduct recruitment, manage orientation/training, and address labour relations/employee matters.
  • You can oversee the overall management including the day-to-day operations of the program.
  • You can manage the business planning process for the program, including fiscal and resource management.
  • You can apply change management skills to ensure the successful implementation of the ministry's program.
Technical Knowledge:
You have:
  • Knowledge of Fire prevention/protection and emergency management principles, best practices, legislation, and regulations, and risk management to provide leadership and direction to delivery of integrated field and advisory program services.
  • Knowledge of municipal government structures, management of fire services operations, and the diverse requirements of municipalities, Indigenous communities, and unincorporated communities, and linkages to other ministries, the province, and federal government to ensure coordination of services, programs and policies.
  • Knowledge of adult education and training to lead development of training programs and materials for a range of stakeholders, clients, and staff.
  • Knowledge of related legislation and regulations to provide policy interpretations, advice, advice and guidance on program implementation.
  • Expertise in project management principles and methodologies to manage the delivery of program plans, initiatives and goals.
‚ÄčCommunication and Stakeholder Consultation Skills:
  • You can develop and implement consultation and coordination of programs and services with senior management, senior community leaders, and colleagues throughout the province.
  • You have ability to establish community involvement in fire protection/prevention and emergency services with community partners to implement strategic direction.
  • You can participate as a member/leader on numerous corporate projects, task forces, and inter-ministerial committees.
  • You can effectively communicate complex, technical and specialized language into terms that are easily understood by a variety of audiences.
Salary Range:  $79,720 - $115,869 per year
Additional Information:  
  • 1 Permanent, 640 Mountdale Ave, Thunder Bay, North Region, General Screening Requirement

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 121952, by Monday, April 30, 2018. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at
to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.