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Municipality Seeks New Director of Emergency & Protective Services/Fire Chief

Employment Opportunity - Director of Emergency & Protective Services/Fire Chief

Located just south of Ottawa, North Grenville is a fast growing community boasting of a unique blend of rural and small town culture. With a population of approximately 16,500, North Grenville residents enjoy the benefits of quality lifestyle, natural heritage, essential services, positive growth and more.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Emergency & Protective Services/Fire Chief provides for the effective management and overall administration of operations and special project activities of the Emergency & Protective Services Department including by-law enforcement, emergency management, fire services, fire suppression and fire prevention, in accordance with corporate policies and procedures, the Establishing and Regulating By-Law, the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act, and all other applicable legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs the statutory duties of Fire Chief under the Fire Protection & Prevention Act
  • Performs the statutory duties of “Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator” and the “Emergency Management Program Committee Chair” for emergency management purposes
  • Provides advice and technical guidance to the CAO and Council relating to the functions and services of the emergency and protective services department
  • Ensures that Fire, Emergency Management and By-Law services are in compliance with all applicable legislation, corporate and administrative policies and procedures
  • Develops administrative and operational policies, guidelines and procedures for the department as required or directed
  • Overall financial management of the department, including preparing, implementing and monitoring annual budget plans and procurement processes
  • Develops short and long-term strategies, plans, and needs analysis for all functions and services under the department
  • Provides human resources management of staff and on-call firefighters pursuant to the Municipality’s and Department’s approved Human Resources Policy

Education and Qualifications:

  • Ontario Fire College NFPA Accreditations, Company Officer/Fire Protection Technology Diploma from the Ontario Fire College, accompanied by additional studies in Fire Prevention, Municipal by-Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Public Administration, leadership and human resources management
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a municipal fire department, with eight (8) years’ experience at a supervisory or management level, or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, fire inspections and other legislation/regulations, guidelines and best practices related to the operation of a municipal fire department

Salary & Job Description:

The 2017 Wage Band for the position is $90,882 - $113,527. A complete job description is available online here.

Qualified candidates may forward a complete resume no later than 4:00pm on FridayApril 14th, 2017 to: Christa Stewart, EA/HR Coordinator at

The Municipality of North Grenville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted