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District of Summerland

Deputy Fire Chief

Summerland, BC
Full Time
A month ago
Deputy Fire Chief
Fire Prevention / Emergency Program (Exempt)

With the requirement to live within the municipal boundaries for this exempt position, Summerland is a friendly town located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley with a population of just over 12,000 residents. It offers beautiful beaches, scenic biking and hiking trails, mountains and vineyards, and a wide variety of other activities, all with a warm and welcoming community spirit.

Due to an upcoming retirement, the District of Summerland has an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Fire Chief position within our Fire Department. We are seeking a well-rounded individual with experience and training in emergency response to take a leadership role in fire prevention and the coordination of the emergency management program. The emphasis for the successful candidate will be the Fire Inspector / Investigator experience and considerable knowledge of the BC Fire Code, BC Fire Service Act and Regulations, BC Building Code.

As one of the career roles within our fire department team of 5 career staff and 30 auxiliary firefighters, the variety of work for this position further includes assuming an incident command role in emergent situations, public education, building inspections, and providing leadership and training assistance in a high-paced work environment. The ability to work under pressure and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills within the community is a must.

Ongoing availability to work a seven-day rotating, 40-hour work week which includes evenings and weekends, and the flexibility to adjust shifts to meet operational needs, is a requirement for this role. The successful applicant will also be required to act as the after-hours Duty Officer on a rotational basis with other career fire department staff.

Please view our website at for a complete job description and all required qualifications for the Deputy Fire Chief - Fire Prevention/Emergency Program position.

The Deputy position provides a competitive salary and includes a comprehensive benefits package and pension. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, quoting Competition #22-25 to by Monday, May 23, 2022. Fire Chief Rob Robinson welcomes anyone with a genuine interest that wishes to discuss this opportunity further to contact him directly at 250-404-4088.

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire and maintain such status as a condition of continued employment. External applicants can request an accommodation on the basis of a protected ground under the Human Rights Code if they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.