Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Deputy Fire Commissioner
Salary: $86,000 – $112,000 Annually
Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management activities. As such, EMBC’s mission is to be responsible to British Columbians for leading the management of provincial level emergencies and disasters and supporting other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction. EMBC works directly with local governments, First Nations, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
EMBC works to maintain and enhance public fire safety across the province through the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) as the senior fire authority in the Province. In cooperation and collaboration with the BC Fire Service, it works to minimize the loss of life and property from fire. It provides effective advice regarding fire safety regulation, major fire investigation, provincial response to major fire emergencies, and advice to local fire departments on fire protection services, training and public fire safety education. The OFC administers the Fire Services Act and the BC Fire Code. Under this legislative authority, the Office appoints and trains Local Assistants to the Fire Commissioner (LAFC), implements fire safety regulations, processes technical code changes and resolves appeals.
As a member of the OFC Management Leadership Team (MLT) the Deputy provides leadership to team members who are strategically located throughout the province. The Deputy is responsible for ensuring team members deliver OFC programs and services for fire departments and the public; for the effective application and interpretation of the Fire Services Act and its Regulations and for offering best practice information to support state-of-the-art fire safety practises. To ensure informed and cohesive team work and service delivery, the Deputy manages operations and communicates effectively with all team members and stakeholders. This position is delegated the statutory authorities of the Fire Commissioner and manages and directs the OFC in the Commissioner’s absence as assigned.
Qualifications for this role include:
⦁ Post-secondary degree (e.g. Public Administration) or equivalent combination of education and experience as it relates to the development, delivery and evaluation of fire prevention programs.
⦁ Demonstrated supervisory leadership experience in a unionized environment at a senior management level including administering budgets and developing and implementing programs, policy and legislation.
⦁ Demonstrated experience in project and contract management including delivering projects to completion on time and within budget.
⦁ Experience in operational fire service.
⦁ Preference may be given to applicants with 10+ years of overall fire service experience.
For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by January 30th 2017, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=38130