Strathcona County – Director Emergency Services and Fire Chief

OPENID# 17-1804 Location: Sherwood Park, AB

The Opportunity

The Director Emergency Services and Fire Chief has primary responsibility for leading, managing and directing the Emergency Services department to support Strathcona County’s Vision and Strategic and Corporate Business Plans, and its commitment to excellence in municipal government and customer service. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this senior leadership role establishes strategic direction and alignment with the organization. The Director advises, influences, and informs the Associate Commissioner, Executive Team, and Council of the operations, affairs and direction of the department. This role guides the department in a collaborative environment with respect to organizational capacity and providing excellence in programs to support the organization in its Strategic and Corporate Business plans.

Strathcona County Emergency Services is an integrated fire EMS department, requiring significant knowledge of both fire and EMS systems. Knowledge of industrial risk mitigation processes in all phases from planning to response is critical. SCES provides emergency communications/911 services to many municipalities, requiring knowledge of emergency communications and dispatch systems. Within the department, the Fire Chief works in partnership with Deputy/Assistant Chiefs as well as Union Executive. This role guides the department in a collaborative environment and ensures the culture and values of the department are in alignment with the culture and values of Strathcona County.

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