Manager, Operations / Assistant Deputy Chief - City of Hamilton, Ontario
January 24, 2020

Employment Opportunity: Manager, Operations / Assistant Deputy Chief - City of Hamilton, Ontario - Closing Date February 7, 2020


Manager, Operations / Assistant Deputy Chief

Full-time, Permanent Position—Hamilton, ON
City of Hamilton

Reporting to the Director/Deputy Chief, you’ll inspire and support a shared vision for the future of the Hamilton Fire Department (HFD) in a climate of accountability. As a key member of the leadership team, you’ll help develop long-range plans ensuring HFD services are aligned with the City’s goals, while managing the day-to-day operations and offering management oversight for your respective portfolio which may include Operations (career and volunteer), Fire Prevention, Community Safety and Planning, Communications and Mechanical Divisions.

In addition to liaising between front-line staff and the HFD leadership team, you’ll provide expertise, coaching and guidance to staff within in your assigned portfolio, and implement strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiencies using a “best practice” approach to the delivery of fire protection and rescue services. Your role will also entail achieving goals through efficient use of resources in your portfolio, and maintaining open, collaborative partnerships with the community.

The following profile makes you an ideal candidate for the role of Manager, Operations/Assistant Deputy Chief:
  • University Degree or College Diploma in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in municipal fire services.
  • Knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (Bill 84), Ontario Fire Code, fire safety stands and regulations, and geography of the municipality.
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written skills that translate across a variety of audiences including Committee, Council, senior management, community agencies and residents.
  • Proven interpersonal and facilitation skills and ability to build positive relationships with a variety of audiences.
  • Experience supporting, embracing and championing initiatives and mandates within an organization.
  • Demonstrated experience exercising superior judgment, tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive and complex situations.
  • Demonstrated experience coaching, motivating, individuals and fostering a co-operative, respectful and cohesive team environment.

Note: This position requires a valid class “G” driver’s license and proof thereof is required after hire.

This permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $77.837 to $91.037 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

The incumbent shall comply with all health and safety policies and practices for this position and the workplace.

About the City of Hamilton

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

For full details and to apply

Please visit for details on this Manager, Operations/Assistant Deputy Chief position, JOB ID #16135, and to apply online, by February 7, 2020.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.





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