Fire Chief, Municipality of Greenstone
July 30, 2020
Employment Opportunity: Fire Chief, Municipality of Greenstone - Closing Date August 21, 2020

 
Municipality of Greenstone

Fire Chief – Fire Services

 
The Municipality of Greenstone, also known as "Nature’s Hometown", is located along Trans-Canada Highway 11 in Northwestern Ontario and is a prime location for outdoor activities and attractions. Greenstone is surrounded by miles of Boreal Forest and vast amounts of lakes and river systems.
 
The Municipality is currently seeking a progressive leader to serve as the Fire Chief who will provide overall direction to the Municipality’s Volunteer Fire Service to ensure that loss of life, property or injury is prevented and/or minimized.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
  • Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer
SUPERVISION
  • Directly supervise Five Volunteer District Chiefs and approximately 100 volunteer officers and firefighters that respond from five Fire Stations that are in the Wards of Beardmore, Geraldton, Longlac, Nakina Ward and Caramat.   
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Ensure the Municipality’s compliance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997 c.4 and all other applicable legislation.
  • Ensure the Municipality’s compliance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (R.S.O. 1990).
  • Direct and perform fire prevention activities including inspections, issuance of fire permits, alarm maintenance and fire investigations in cooperation with the Fire Marshal’s Office, the Ontario Provincial Police, and any other relevant Provincial of Federal Agency.   
  • Develop and manage Council approved Fire Services operating and capital budgets.
  • Attend Council and management meetings as requested
  • Be responsible for making recommendations to Council regarding the fire services and management of Council policies.
  • Responsible for recruitment and retention of the volunteer firefighters.
  • Develop and supervise training programs.
  • Ensure volunteer firefighters perform maintenance and cleaning duties on apparatus and stations.
  • Assume the duties and responsibilities of the Incident Commander at major emergency scenes.
A complete job description is available upon request.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ontario Fire College Fire Protection Technology and/or NFPA Fire Officer Level 2 or equivalent
  • NFPA Fire Service Instructor Level 2 or equivalent
  • 10 years relevant experience including supervisory roles
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Act and Section 21 Guidance Notes,
  • Knowledge of computer software Microsoft Word and Excel, ability to learn and effectively use custom software (FirePro)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence Class DZ with clean Driver’s abstract
  • Bilingualism would be considered an asset.
  • Criminal Record Check Level II
Work Environment
Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night. 
 
Hours of Work
Normal hours of work are 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week; however, emergencies may require more hours per day or per week.
 
Applicants must submit a covering letter and resume in confidence no later than 12:00 (Noon) on August 21st, 2020 to: shill@loomex.ca quoting file: Fire Chief