Assistant Chief - Operations

Department: Fire Rescue

Closing Date: Dec 28, 2018 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 18-129

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Assistant Chief - Operations. The Assistant Chief is a member of the fire management team reporting to the Deputy Chief – Operations and plays a critical leadership role in achieving the department’s operational goals and objectives. The Assistant Chief is responsible and accountable for ensuring efficient and effective planning, co-ordinating and directing of operational activities and service delivery of assigned Platoons, which involves considerable interaction with internal and external groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached pdf job description below.


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Business, or another related discipline. A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible and related experience, including three years in a supervisory role is required. Applicants must be trained and experienced Fire Fighters who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills. An equivalent combination of skills and experience may be considered. Applicants must have a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with air brake endorsement and a satisfactory Police Information Check.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an excluded position and a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is included. This position currently involves a Monday to Friday work schedule.


Resumes with cover letters referencing the specific competition 18-129 will be received until 4:30 pm on Friday, December 28, 2018.

Human Resources

City of Nanaimo

2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC  V9R 5J6

Fax: (250) 755-4449



The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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