Fire Chief - Town of Marathon, Ontario
May 8, 2023

Employment Opportunity: Fire Chief - Town of Marathon, Ontario Closing Date: No closing date until position is filled


Town of Marathon

Job Posting - Fire Chief

The Town of Marathon is located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior, on the eastern edge of the District of Thunder Bay.  With a population of approximately 3,500, Marathon acts as a regional hub offering full-service benefits in a friendly, outgoing and safe small town setting. Come experience the comfort and affordability of our friendly spirited community.

Our organization offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, learning & development opportunities as well as a great work environment. 

Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Fire Chief is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Fire Services department including firefighting and fire prevention. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate of Ontario Fire College or equivalent, plus five (5) year’s experience in the fire service in a senior officer position
  • Experience and knowledge of occupational health and safety, preferably in a Municipal setting
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification - Parts 1 & 2 would be considered an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Provincial Offences Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act and all other acts and regulations related to the position
  • Experience in training and supervising firefighters and comprehensive knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods and equipment
  • Excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid Class DZ driver’s licence and clean driver’s abstract
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite software (word processing, spreadsheet)
  • Physically able to perform firefighting duties
  • Must provide a vulnerable sector check satisfactory to the Employer
  • Willing to attend meetings outside normal work hours, including periodic weekend and evening on-call duties as per the on-call schedule and/or responding to after-hours emergencies as required

Hours of work:          36.25 hours per week

Salary:                       $85,000-$95,000 based on experience along with a competitive benefit package and enrolment in OMERS pension plan

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to:
Andrea Gauthier, Corporate Services Manager
Town of Marathon
4 Hemlo Drive, P.O. Bag “TM”
Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0
Phone: (807)229-1340 x2234    Fax: (807)229-1999      E-mail:
This posting will remain open until filled and the municipality will

process applications as they are received.