Fire Chief – District of Fort St. James (Fort St. James, BC)

District of Fort St. James
Fire Chief

The District of Fort St. James invites applications for the position of Fire Chief, to lead a paid on call department of 30 members. The Fire Chief is responsible for the effective and efficient operation and administration of the Protective Services department within the policies and budget established by

The primary functions of this position are to provide effective and efficient operation of all Fire Department functions, including to recruit, supervise and train fire fighters; develop, and implement plans, policies and programs; prepare and monitor operational and capital budgets; provide advice and recommendations and prepare reports as required to the CAO. The Fire Chief’s role also includes fire safety inspections, bylaw enforcement and management of the Fire Training Centre.

As a member of the management team, the successful candidate will have proven leadership, organizational and public relations skills in addition to excellent communication and computer skills. A detailed Job Description can be viewed at:

Minimum requirements include:

  • Grade 12 completion
  • Class 5 BC driver’s license with air brake endorsement;
  • NFPA 1001 – Firefighter 1 & 2
  • NFPA 1041 – Fire Service Instructor Level 1
  • NFPA 1521 – Incident Safety Officer
  • JIBC Evaluator Certificate
  • Incident Command System 200
  • Minimum 4 years’ firefighting experience
  • Fluency with BC OFC Playbook

The municipality offers a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, detailed resume including references, to David Schroeter, Chief Administrative Officer,, by October 23rd, 2020. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

For information on Fort St. James, please visit our web site at

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