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Service Area Neighbourhood, Children & Fire Services
File # M-14-14E
Posting Closed Date 4/4/2014
Position Title Deputy Fire Chief – Fire Prevention
Position Type Permanent - Full Time
Employee Group Management
Summary of Duties

Leading Fire Prevention and Public Education Division

Being a politically acute, strategic thinker with broad leadership skills and a strong legislative background, your proven track record demonstrates your capability to work both within business and legal environments delivering fire prevention services, the latter through the enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code and related aspects of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. Reporting to the Fire Chief, as Deputy Fire Chief you will provide executive leadership, direction and coordination to fire prevention and public education services, ensure that policies and effective processes are in place to ensure consistent and high quality services, as well as identify emerging issues and potential serious threats to public safety. As a member of the London Fire Department’s senior management team, you will lead, and participate in, decisions on short- and long-range strategic program direction and resource allocation. You will develop and deliver both strategic and operational advice on best practices in the design of policy and procedures related to fire prevention and education. You keep current with legislative changes, as well as developments in your field, so that you can anticipate, and deal effectively with, any professional and operational issues that may arise, especially those with potential impact at the most senior levels. Understanding the duality of the role, you are equally capable working within an enforcement environment but at the same time you are a persuasive communicator, able to work both formally and informally across a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups and partners, build strong relationships as well as develop and deliver influential presentations to inform, get buy-in and build consensus.
With at least 10 years of successful professional experience, including 5 or more years in progressively more senior roles you have demonstrated ability to research, interpret and apply legislative requirements and work with a legal framework. You are skilled in strategic, business and organizational planning, organizational and change management, and business process improvement, and able to conceptualize the future of the organization and guide the development of an implementation action plan. You are a leader of change, able to achieve more efficient and effective business delivery. Leading by example, you will create a team-driven, inclusive culture that promotes collaboration, the achievement of common objectives and a healthy, productive workplace. You possess a degree or diploma in a discipline such as Administration, Management or Business and ideally you bring knowledge of fire prevention, public education, and investigation. A DPA, MPA or MBA would be an asset.
Important Instructions Please upload your transcripts with your application (under the Documents Section).
Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a Police Information Check dated within the last six months. This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).
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