BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Deputy Fire Chief   

Regular Fulltime Exempt

The City of White Rock is a unique, ocean-side community of 20,000 citizens known for its sunny weather, expansive beach, historic pier, delightful restaurants, and sense of community. The City is located half an hour south of Vancouver on the shore of Semiahmoo Bay.

White Rock Fire Rescue & Emergency Services, seeks a leader with outstanding work ethic and a safety first attitude to join the departments Management Team. The Deputy Fire Chief will play an integral role in supporting the department’s mission and vision for providing community protection.

The Deputy Fire Chief oversees operational areas of the department and directs tactical operations at fire and emergency scenes. As a valued member of the management team, this position provides input to business planning and longer term strategic planning. This role requires a decisive, strategic thinker, who has demonstrated problem-solving abilities, excellent communication, change management, negotiation and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have a progressive and inclusive management style that supports diversity.

As a composite fire department, the successful candidate must be well rounded with extensive experience in inspections, public education, prevention and operations; with complex incident command experience and undeniable leadership experience and proven in-depth knowledge of organizational performance, human resource, financial, and political issues facing Canadian emergency services organizations.

Qualifications for the role include completion of Fire Officer Level III, Fire Investigation Level II, Fire Inspection training, Fire Services Instructor Level II and a diploma or degree in Fire services, business and/or public administration or an equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered.

Please note as a condition of ongoing employment you must:
  • maintain a successful Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • live within 10km of the City’s Fire Hall or be willing to move within the defined proximity upon hiring;
  • will be required to share on-call duty chief responsibilities after regular work hours;
  • possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

In return for your valued contributions, you can expect a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package, along the opportunity to collaborate with an outstanding team. If your experience and education have prepared you for success in this position and you are committed to working in a manner that supports a respectful, healthy, and safe environment, we invite you to apply. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and certifications for consideration by the application deadline.

Thank you for your interest. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

Application Deadline: will remain open until filled   
Submit your application: Apply online at
Recruitment Reference: 2018-55

Location: White Rock, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Fire & Rescue Services
Posted: May 1, 2019, 1:47 pm
Expires: June 30, 2019, 4:30 pm