Assistant Chief - Education and Training

Department: Fire Rescue

Closing Date: Aug 15, 2018 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 18-94

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Assistant Chief - Education and Training. Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief – Operations, the Assistant Chief - Education and Training is a member of the fire management team and is accountable for the design, development, scheduling, implementation, evaluation and analysis of the education and training program for career members as well as Paid On-call staff. The incumbent is the spokesperson for the Education and Training Division, responsible for the Fire Training Centre and for ensuring that educational programs include the most up-to-date techniques and methods and manages the related budget. The incumbent determines education and training needs, facilitates programs and evaluates results in a strong relationship with the Deputy Fire Chief - Operations and Assistant Fire Chiefs – Operations.

The Assistant Chief – Education and Training oversees the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy and maintains accreditation certification for a number of programs.  The incumbent supports members in the Professional Development Program by facilitating educational opportunities and management experiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached pdf job description below.


Ideally, candidates have a university degree in Adult Education, Education, Leadership, Liberal Studies or other related discipline and experience as a Fire Fighter who has demonstrated excellent leadership skills. A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible and related experience, including three years in a supervisory role is required; however, an equivalent combination of skills and experience may also be considered. Applicants must possess a Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an Excluded position and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is included. 


Resumes with cover letters referencing the specific competition 18-94 will be received until 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Human Resources

City of Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC  V9R 5J6

Fax: (250) 755-4449



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

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