Fire Chief - Township of Manitouwadge, Ontario
October 8, 2021
Employment Opportunity: Fire Chief - Township of Manitouwadge, Ontario - Closing Date October 29, 2021

Job Posting

Fire Chief - Full Time

40 hours per week

The Township of Manitouwadge is located in the heart of the Boreal forest with the Canadian Shield as our backdrop. Located in Northern Ontario, halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, the community is a location for year-round outdoor adventure. Our full-service community is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to assist Council and Administration with achieving its vision to be a trusting, secure, affordable, healthy and spirited community of opportunity. As such, the Township is keen to recruit an experienced and community-minded Fire Chief to help achieve this vision.

Our Township offers a highly attractive compensation package including competitive salary, excellent benefits, learning and 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 Department including fire prevention, firefighting and emergency response.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of the Ontario Fire College or equivalent, plus five (5) years 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 the 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 license and clean driver’s abstract;
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite software (word processing, excel spreadsheets);
  • Physically able to perform firefighting duties;
  • Must provide a vulnerable sector police records 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:       40 hours per week

Salary:                    To commensurate with experience

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter by mail or email to:

Florence MacLean, Chief Administrative Officer
Township of Manitouwadge
1 Mississauga Drive, PO Box 910
Manitouwadge, Ontario P0T 2C0
Deadline to apply is Friday, October 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm


We thank all applicants who apply for this position, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, .S.0. 2001, c. 25 and will only be used for candidate selection.

The Township of Manitouwadge is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment process.  Please contact the Clerk’s Department at if you need assistance.