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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Fire Chief

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The Village seeks a permanent part-time Deputy Fire Chief. Reporting to the Manager of Protective Services (who also holds the position of Fire Chief), the Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for supporting the Fire Chief with the long-range planning and daily operation and administration of the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.

The Deputy Fire Chief works closely with relevant community groups and associations, and internally with department members. The major emphasis of this position shall be facilities/equipment maintenance, recordkeeping of department documents, training, fire inspections, and public education and community awareness campaigns.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced fire service professional with excellent communications skills (both verbal and written), who is comfortable working with the public in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will possess Fire fighter level 2, ICS100 & 200 ESM 1, ISO, FSI 1, EOC 100 & 200, S-100 or equivalent; have extensive knowledge of fire hazards, fire protection methods, modern fire-fighting and related emergency services techniques and procedures; extensive knowledge of fire prevention, suppression, inspection, and investigation methods, procedures, and related regulations; 10 years as a firefighter, five of which as a line officer; and extensive knowledge in communication and computer systems relevant to emergency services – Including FirePro. Candidates must have emergency scene management training, a valid Class 3 Drivers’ License with Air Endorsement, and a clear Criminal Record check.

The wage for this permanent part-time position is $28.00 per hour plus 15 per cent in lieu of benefits based on a three-day, 24-hour work week. View the complete job description.

For more information please call Sundance Topham, Chief Administrative Officer at the Village of Cumberland at 250-336-2291 or to apply for this position, forward your resume in confidence to

Applications will be received until 3:00 PM on Friday, May 19, 2017

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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