Fire Chief – Town of Osoyoos (Osoyoos, BC)

Town of Osoyoos

Fire Chief

We are looking for a dynamic professional, committed to community safety and public education to join the Town of Osoyoos Fire Department Leadership Team.

The Resort Municipality of Osoyoos, BC located in the beautiful south Okanagan Valley is accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief. The Osoyoos Fire Department is a composite department consisting of three full-time Chief Officers and a team of paid on call firefighters.

Position Information
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), this full-time exempt management position will organize and lead all fire department business, operations and administration as well as provide incident command at emergency situations of all types. This position plays a key role within the corporate leadership team of the Town. Your work will be integral to developing and facilitating an innovative, efficient and highly effective on call fire department. In addition to the role of Fire Chief, you will provide advice and expertise to the Town emergency management program as the Deputy Emergency Coordinator, as well as assisting in Bylaw Enforcement.

You will be an excellent communicator, possess strong leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills and will have a demonstrated history of improving performance utilizing innovation and efficiency rather than expansion and expense.

Osoyoos is situated in a unique and special environment that includes the warmest freshwater lake in Canada and the warmest annual temperature. It is Canada’s only true desert with the lowest annual precipitation and Sonoran Desert flora and fauna. Surrounded by stunning vistas, beautiful vineyards, fabulous golf courses and other outdoor amenities it is an extraordinary area to visit, play in and live.

Qualified applicants need to apply via email only by 4:30, Friday, November 27, 2020 to careers@osoyoos.ca providing the following information:

  • Covering letter and detailed resume and compulsory Fire Chief Profile Form | Click here for form| 3 references | Salary Expectation.
  • “Fire Chief Recruitment” needs to be referenced in the subject line of the email.

A full job description and more information about our Town is available at www.osoyoos.ca.

All inquiries or questions about this career opportunity should be directed to Allan Chabot, CAO at 250.495.6515 or achabot@osoyoos.ca.

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