Regional Fire Coordinator - 6 Month Term

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Job Type Safety / Health / Environment
Organization Athabasca County
Job Description

ROLE OF THE REGIONAL FIRE COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Director of Agriculture & Community Services, the Regional Fire Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery and administration of fire protection services within the County. As the administrative leader of Athabasca County’s Fire Services, the Coordinator will work collaboratively to optimize fire services, fire prevention, recruitment, education, training, project management and the procurement and distribution of goods and services necessary to support area fire and rescue operations. This position also provides administrative support to the Town of Athabasca, Village of Boyle, and Baptiste fire departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the district fire chiefs; provide liaison between the Director of Agriculture & Community Services and Council on matters relating to fire protective services.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement plans, programs, standard operating guidelines, and policies to ensure compliance with Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Provide recommendations for annual and long-range operational and capital budgets for the fire departments.
  • Maintain an inventory tracking system of fire equipment and supplies with complete testing criteria and critical response dates for equipment upgrades.
  • Facilitate tracking of fire fighter call-outs, time sheets, expense claims and compensation claims.
  • Manage the recruiting, training, and development of fire department members with participation of the Fire Chiefs and volunteers.
  • Provide basic investigation services for all property loss fires that occur in the County.
  • Collect, review, and submit fire and insurance reports to the Statistics Unit of The Alberta Emergency Management Agency and facilitate the cost recovery billings and insurance claims on behalf of the district fire departments.
  • Develop fire prevention programs for the public, schools, businesses, volunteer groups, including preparation of public information materials relating to safety and fire prevention.
  • Provide scene support as requested at incidents that require multiple department response. Respond to requests for resources.
  • Provide incident command and oversee response to wildland fires, including requests for mutual aid.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Director of Agriculture & Community Services.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Minimum 2 years of directly related fire services experience, with preference given to those with direct experience working with volunteer fire departments.
  • Professional Fire Fighter Certification (NFPA 1001)
  • Professional Fire Service Instructor Certification (NFPA 1041)
  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR certification
  • Valid WHMIS/TDG certification
  • Considerable knowledge of OH&S legislation and ability to interpret relevant legislation
  • Familiarity with Alberta Building and Fire codes
  • Experience in conducting fire investigations and inspections
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills with ability to develop and maintain effective and productive relationships
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills including reporting and budget management
  • Proficient use of computers and relevant software programs
  • Current Class 5 drivers license with satisfactory driving record is required
Application Return

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jenn Bellward Human Resources Manager

hr@athabascacounty.com

(Fax): 780-675-5512

This posting will remain open until July 1, 2022.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.