Deputy Fire Chief, The Corporation of the Town of LaSalle
October 16, 2020
Employment Opportunity: Deputy Fire Chief, The Corporation of the Town of LaSalle - Closing Date November 6, 2020

The Corporation of the Town of LaSalle

Job Posting

Job Title:
Deputy Fire Chief  
Fire Department
Reports to:
Fire Chief 
Rate of Pay:
$120,087.53 – $135,647.24 annually
Posting Date:
Friday, October 16, 2020
Posting Deadline:
Friday, November 6 , 2020
The Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for assisting with organizing, administering, and directing the overall operation of the Fire Department including the oversight and maintenance of Fire related equipment and the emergency vehicle fleet.  The Deputy Chief is also responsible for exercising the duties and authorities of the Fire Chief in the absence of the Fire Chief or as directed.  Other responsibilities include developing and maintaining an effective health and safety program with a high degree of attention to employee health and safety in all aspects of daily operations, providing oversight of departmental training public education events and Fire Inspection, coordinating and delivering the Town’s Emergency Management Program, fulfilling the role of alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator, responding to public inquiries/complaints, consulting with contractors, preparing departmental policies and procedures, developing and implementing business plans, preparing and monitoring budgets, and ensuring compliance with all pertinent regulations and standards.  The Deputy Fire Chief may also serve as the management representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee, and shall also provide leadership to direct reports, assess, develop, evaluate divisional human resources, assist with the administration of one collective agreement, prioritization of work assignments, and processing of invoices.  The Deputy Fire Chief is required to be available to respond to after-hours emergency calls to provide incident command functions, as required on a rotational basis.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement, execute, and monitor departmental business plans
  • Monitor and assess asset management life cycles, conditions, and valuations
  • Assist the Fire Chief in the preparation of annual operational and capital budget submissions
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, standards, and Town policy and procedures
  • Perform the duties of the Fire Chief, in the absence of, and as directed from time to time by the Chief
  • Respond to emergency calls and provide incident command during the Fire Chief’s absence
  • Respond to inquiries, requests, and complaints from the public in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Manage programs, inventory, and records of all public fire education activities, property, and equipment
  • Provide direction, assistance, and support to the training division
  • Assist in the management of the daily delivery of operations, fleet maintenance, and management of staff
  • Serve as the management co-chair of the Joint Health & Safety committee, as may be required
  • Assist the Fire Chief with emergency planning for the municipality, and function as an Alternate Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Manage divisional human resources
  • Receive, approve, and code divisional invoices
  • Provide guidance and support to direct reports
  • Monitor and approve employee scheduling
  • Prioritize divisional activities in order to meet established deadlines
  • Assist with the administration of one collective agreement
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Post-secondary education in a related field
  • NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I certification
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II certification or equivalent
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of Fire Prevention, Fire Inspection, and Fire Department management, and all related legislation including the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, as normally acquired through training and certification from the Ontario Fire College, and/or progressive NFPA training courses and certifications
  • Minimum of ten (10) years previous related experience, with five (5) of the years of experience
  • Demonstrated background of previous Incident Command experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, and comprehensive working knowledge of health and safety issues and regulations particular to the fire service
  • Knowledge of Fire behavior, by-laws, legislation
  • Knowledge of building construction, hydraulics and hazardous material
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Hold and maintain a valid Class “DZ” driver’s licence
Qualifications Considered Assets
  • Senior Officer’s Program Certificate
  • CEMC designation
  • Previous experience in managing a composite Fire Service
  • NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II certification
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III certification
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator certification
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I or Fire Inspector II certification
  • Ontario Fire College Fire Prevention Officer certification, or an equivalent extensive background in fire inspections, enforcement, investigations and plans review
  • Fire-specific Health and Safety certification as a certified member
Working Conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to physical hazards, poor weather conditions, and highly emotional and dangerous situations
  • Manual dexterity to use desktop computer, peripherals, etc.
  • Works according to an established schedule but may be required to work outside of normal work hours in order to handle emergencies
  • Safety equipment as required (i.e. structural firefighter protective clothing, safety shoes, glasses/goggles, hearing protection, etc.)
  • Periodic local and out of town travel required
  • Operation of motor vehicle
Hours of Work
  • Primary hours of work are Monday to Friday (35 hours), day shift
  • Flexibility in hours of work are required in order to attend after hour meetings, events, and to complete the fulfillment of work commitments
  • On-call duties and attend to after hour emergency incidents as required
Physical Requirements
  • Physical work environment requiring extended periods of walking, standing, crouching, bending, sitting, and driving
Leadership Responsibilities
  • 13.65 FTE’s
    • 10 full-time employees
    • 32 volunteer firefighters

We thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used solely for the purpose of candidate selection.  We are dedicated to equal opportunity.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Please submit resume and cover letter in confidence to
            Town of LaSalle
            Attn:  Human Resources
            5950 Malden Road
            LaSalle, ON  N9H 1S4

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