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Fire Chief Kimberley

City of Kimberley

City of Kimberley Kimberley Canada

1 month ago

Fire Chief

($116,000 - $120,000/year)

(Competition #8-2023)

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Fire Chief is responsible for the direction, management and organization of the Kimberley Fire Department. This position supervises the career Assistant Fire Chiefs and approximately 30 paid on-call firefighters. The Fire Chief oversees all aspects of the Fire Department, including training, fire suppression, fire prevention activities, administration of local and provincial fire regulations, and related emergency service program for the City. This position calls for an effective leader who has the ability to develop cohesive teams that can achieve exceptional results, the ability to build positive internal and external relations, and has excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.


Applicants must have 10 years of firefighter experience, including 3 years as a Senior Officer, particularly in a paid on-call... department. A thorough knowledge of the British Columbia Fire Service Minimum Training Standards for Firefighters & Officers (Third Edition 09/22), as well as satisfactory completion of accredited (IFSAC or ProBoard) Fire Service “instructor” training is essential. Applicants must also have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License w/air brake endorsement, along with a satisfactory driver’s abstract. In addition, applicants must also have successfully completed the following courses:
• OFA Level 3 certification
• Minimum of ICS 300
• NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level 3
• NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer
• NFPA 1001 Professional Qualifications for Firefighter Level 2
• NFPA 1033 Professional Qualification for Fire Investigator

Additional Information

This is a salaried position, based on a 37.5-hour work week, and relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant. Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a Police Information Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) and/or a verification of their education credentials.

A good place to be…

Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky and Purcell mountains in south- eastern British Columbia, the City of Kimberley is a good place to live, work, learn, and play. Kimberley is an active and dynamic resort community drawing athletes, sports and nature enthusiasts from all over Canada, the US, Europe and other international locations. Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities including golf (8 courses within a half hour drive), hiking (hundreds of kilometres of trails within and just outside of city limits), rafting/paddle sports (over 10 lakes in the surrounding area), and skiing (Kimberley Alpine Resort is just 3 minutes from downtown). The City has an active arts and festival scene, great restaurants, excellent schools, and offers a perfect balance of livelihood and lifestyle. With a growing population of 8,115, Kimberley offers affordable mountain living in close proximity to the Canadian Rockies International Airport (20 km), Cranbrook (29 km), and Calgary (393 km). And don’t forget, there is only one street light! Check us out at

Application Deadline

Monday, May 15, 2023

3:00 pm (MST)

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docxor PDF file format) to [email protected] referencing the specific competition #8-2023 by the application deadline.

The City of Kimberley is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Education : Other trades certificate or diploma

Experience : 5 years or more
Kimberley BC

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