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Manager Protective Services                         


The Cariboo Regional District, (cariboord.ca), is located in Williams Lake British Columbia and spans the Cities and Districts of Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Wells. The Regional District serves a population of approximately 63,000 represented through twelve electoral area directors and four municipal directors who govern the affairs of the Cariboo Regional District. The Cariboo Regional District provides region-wide library services, recreational facilities, and local fire protection. The CRD is committed to excellence and professionalism and has set strategic priorities to deliver quality services to the residents of the region. To ensure the Cariboo Regional District delivers the very best of services to all of their residents and visitors alike, they are looking to attract a skilled professional as Manager of Protective Services to round out the executive management team and take the region through its next stage of development.

Reporting to the CAO and leading a team of 4, you will be responsible for planning, directing and evaluating the operation of the Protective Services Department in accordance with applicable plans, bylaws, regulations, policies and best practices.  The areas of service responsibility include the Cariboo Regional District Emergency Management Program, fire and rescue services, Search and Rescue and emergency radio communications services (9-1-1 and Fire Dispatch).  This position is the key contact for matters of emergency preparedness, response and recovery and will be available as necessary to perform designated functions during emergencies.  The position is the direct liaison to the Cariboo Regional District volunteer fire departments on administrative and operational matters.

Qualifications include an undergraduate degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a related field, supplemented by courses in emergency preparedness including risk assessment and planning, emergency management and fire services. Your minimum 3 to 6 years experience must include serving as an emergency management professional and/or fire service officer, preferably with some time in a local government setting. You have a thorough knowledge of the BC Emergency Management system and the Incident Command System, and the roles and responsibilities of the local authority under the Emergency Program Act. Additionally, you have extensive knowledge of local government legislation and applicable legal principles as well as Statutes and Regulations related to the role, including the BC Emergency Program Act and the Fire Services Act. You have the ability to read and understand maps and related materials necessary to perform requirements of the position and have been leader/project manager experienced in developing and delivering comprehensive training packages, including evaluation mechanisms. You have prepared large operational budgets and are well known and respected for your ability to deliver projects on time and on budget.   You are a visionary leader with impeccable report writing skills with tested strengths in articulating the long-term vision for your department and the region. Known as a communicator and hands on leader, you are respected for your strong problem-solving ability, keen decision making and management skills and recognized for your positive corporate contribution.  You are politically astute and have a reputation for leaving your positive corporate contribution. You are viewed and respected as a mentor to your staff.

Are you ready to become part of the vibrant future of the Cariboo Regional District? For more information please call Grant C. Smith at (604) 806-7715 or to apply for this position, forward your resume in Microsoft Word format quoting assignment CRDMPS to: grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com

Location: Williams Lake, BC
Region: North Central / Cariboo
Professional Categories: Fire & Rescue Services,Emergency Preparedness/Planning
Posted: July 25, 2019, 9:11 am
Expires: August 26, 2019, 4:30 pm