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BAND 5 – Fire Commissioner

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date June 1, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $105,700.02 - $132,200.22 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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BAND 5 – Fire Commissioner – (60728)

Posting Title: BAND 5 – Fire Commissioner
Position Classification: Band 5 OIC
Union: N/A
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA
Saanichton, BC V8M2A5 CA
Surrey, BC V5V 3K4 CA
Salary Range: $105,700.02 – $132,200.22 annually
Close Date: 6/16/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General
Ministry Branch / Division: Emergency Management BC
Job Summary

Fire Commissioner
Management Band 5 Order In Council (OIC)

An eligibility list may be established.

This position can be performed from the following locations:




Prince George

Making an Impact in People’s Lives When It Matters Most

Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management activities. As such, EMBC’s mission is to be responsible to British Columbians for leading the management of provincial level emergencies and disasters and supporting other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction. EMBC works directly with local governments, First Nations, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Response Operations, this position is mandated to minimize the loss of life and property from fire through the administration and enforcement of fire and life safety legislation through the Fire Safety Act, the BC Fire Code and the Emergency Program Act.

This position is responsible for the effective administration of the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) and oversees the administration of programs relating to fire prevention, fire investigation, and public education.  The incumbent will provide expert advice and will work directly with high-level internal and external local, national and international professionals, First Nations governments and NGO’s to develop and continue solid partnerships.

This position may act as Assistant Deputy Minister as required.

We pride ourselves in valuing our leaders and employees and we offer a professional environment where innovative ideas are welcome, and the work environment is fast-paced and rewarding.  For more information on what the BC Public Service has to offer, please visit What the BC Public Service offers.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A post secondary degree in business administration, public administration, or related field and at least five years’ senior management experience OR post secondary level education in the areas of fire service leadership, administration and fire operations and at least 7 year’s senior management experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of 3 year’s recent, experience in a senior management role with strategic and operational program leadership within the fire service.
  • Experience leading and managing the development and implementation of regulations and policies in a large organization.
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships with senior government leaders, partners and community.
  • Experience leading the development of business plans, contract management, financial management or stakeholder engagement.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary staff, including developing and evaluating employee performance goals, coaching, team building and mentoring.

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • Experience leading organizational change associated with implementation.

Candidates must be willing and able to:

  • Work on-call and work extended hours during emergency activations.
  • Travel occasionally.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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