Deputy Fire Chief

Job Title: Deputy Fire Chief

Salary range: $69,894 - $82,926

Location: Fire Department

Department: Fire Department

Hours: Permanent Full-Time

Job Description:

The Town of La Ronge is a scenic lake side community offering a full range of services and amenities located in the heart of Northern Saskatchewan with a population of approximately 3,000. This community offers progressive growth amidst the natural beauty of the area’s surrounding Lac La Ronge Provincial Park. The fire department is unique in that it provides fire protection and emergency services to the Town of La Ronge, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and the village of Air Ronge. Our service coverage area also extends to the other surrounding communities that require our assistance.

The La Ronge Regional Fire Department is seeking a leader with outstanding work ethic and a safety first attitude to join the department’s 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.

As a volunteer 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.

Some qualifications for the role include completion of NFPA 472 HazMat Awareness and Operations Level IFSAC, NFPA 1001 Level II IFSAC Firefighter, NFPA 1033 IFSAC Fire Scene Investigator, NFPA 1041 Level I IFSAC Fire Service Instructor, and ICS 100, 200.  For a complete job description, please contact the Town of La Ronge.

As a condition of ongoing employment, the individual must: live within 10km of the Town’s Fire Hall or be willing to move within the defined proximity upon hiring; be required to share on-call duty chief responsibilities after regular work hours; and possess and maintain a valid Class 3-A Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.

Please note that the Town of La Ronge practices global reference checks, and the successful candidate will be required to submit to a criminal record check including vulnerable sector check. The Town of La Ronge offers a comprehensive benefit package. The annual salary range for this position is $69,894 - $82,926 and is dependent upon experience.

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. Interested candidates shall forward their cover letter, resume with 3 references and expected salary to the following on or before Friday October 18th, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Wayne Tchorzewski, Fire Chief

PO Box 5680 La Ronge, SK. S0J 1L0

Fax (306) 425-3883