Director of Fire and Emergency Services 

(Competition #18-036)
The City of Cranbrook is located in the southeast corner of British Columbia amongst the majestic Rockies and Purcell mountains, in close proximity to Alberta and the Canada/USA border. With a population of approximately 20,000, Cranbrook is the largest community in the East Kootenay with a trading base of approximately 70,000. Cranbrook provides an inviting lifestyle in a beautiful setting that has made our City a welcoming and growing place in which to live, work and play.

The City of Cranbrook is recruiting for the position of Director of Fire and Emergency Services. Reporting to the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the overall direction of the Fire and Emergency Services Department, and is responsible for continuous coordination, development, training and improvement of all departmental services. Responsibilities include strategic planning, personnel, labour relations, fiscal planning, emergency response preparedness, emergency medical response program, and wildland urban interface program.

The qualifications for this position include:

  • Certification to the level of Fire Officer III from a recognized accrediting organization, or combination of other equivalent training and experience.
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License with Air Endorsement.
  • Local Assistant to the Fire Commissioner Certificate.

  • Post secondary degree/diploma in a related field or equivalent experience and qualifications.
  • Advanced education component for fire training and wildland fire training.

  • Ten (10) years as a First Class Fire Fighter.
  • Wildland Urban Interface Development.
  • Full understanding of First Responder Program.
  • Experience with Emergency Medical Responder program is preferred but not a requirement.

Specific Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to be a leader and risk manager that is action/outcome oriented with strong ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to build teams and be a team player.
  • Proven leadership and discipline skills
  • Excellent communication and Public Relations skills
Interested applicants are requested to submit a resume and a 1-2 page cover letter which includes answers to the following questions:
  1. Describe your ability to lead and succeed in an environment of constant change.
  2. Why do you think you will be successful in this role?

Applications will be received up to 4:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday, October 1, 2018 and should be addressed to:

Human Resources
City of Cranbrook
40 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2M8
E-mail: (Submissions in Word or .pdf format only)

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Cranbrook, BC
Region: East Kootenay / Rocky Mountain
Professional Categories: Fire & Rescue Services,Emergency Preparedness/Planning,Emergency Communications
Posted: September 4, 2018, 2:50 pm
Expires: October 1, 2018, 3:00 pm