ID# 18-1916 Location: St. Albert, AB
The City of St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and progressive Director, Emergency Services (Fire Chief) to join our organization. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, the Director will provide an integrated and holistic approach to planning and managing the department’s operations, programs, facilities and infrastructure. Serving as a member of the City’s Leadership Team, this position provides advice and reporting to City Council and the Executive Leadership Team regarding emergency services, fire prevention, policing services branch and any other department matters. The incumbent also serves as the Director of Emergency Management within the Emergency Operations Centre in the event of activation. The Director will oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of specific capital project initiatives, including construction of a new fire hall and other future emergency services ventures.
The Director oversees a complement of over 160 full-time staff in an integrated Fire/EMS service model, and provides direct supervision to three Deputy Chiefs and the Manager, Policing Services. The individual we are recruiting is a strategic thinker and problem solver with sound judgment. They will work in partnership with the Deputy Chiefs, Manager, and Union Executive to create a team driven, motivated and respectful workplace. The Director will foster an environment that promotes a culture of continuous improvement and ensures that the department’s long-term vision, mission and goals are achieved.
This position requires sound budgetary, business planning and project management skills. You must have thorough knowledge and understanding of all legislation, regulations, guidelines and best practices related to the operation of a municipal emergency services department.
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