Assistant Fire Chief

Department: Fire Rescue

Closing Date: Sep 29, 2021 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 21-107

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Assistant Fire Chief. The Assistant Fire Chief is a member of the fire management team reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief - Operations and plays a critical leadership role in achieving the Department’s operational goals and objectives. Using the appropriate leadership style, the Assistant Fire Chief is responsible and accountable to ensure efficient and effective planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and co-ordinating 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration, Business or related discipline, training and experience as a Fire Fighter with demonstrated excellent leadership skill and a minimum 5 years’ progressively responsible and related experience, including 3 years’ in a supervisory role.  An equivalent combination of skills and experience may be considered.

A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check are required for this position.

Compensation and Benefits

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


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 21-107 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

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.

Related Documents



Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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