Emergency Management British Columbia

Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner

$72,000.00 - $100,000.00 annually

This position is excluded from union membership.

Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) is the lead coordinating agency in the provincial government for all emergency management activities. As such, EMBC’s mission is to be responsible to British Columbians for leading the management of provincial level emergencies and disasters and supporting other authorities within their areas of jurisdiction. EMBC works directly with local governments, First Nations, provincial ministries and agencies, federal departments, other jurisdictions, industry and volunteers in hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

The Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner is a key member of the Office of the Fire Commissioner’s management team and is accountable for providing expertise to support the oversight, management and enhancement of the fire safety regulatory regime in the province.  The Assistant Deputy provides policy advice and conducts research and analytical projects to develop and recommend changes to the regulatory framework, including policies, programs and initiatives.  The Assistant Deputy works in collaboration with a wide network of internal/external colleagues and clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors and First Nations, and leads a team of employees. 

Qualifications for this role include:

  • University Degree in emergency management or a related discipline (e.g. fire science); OR University Degree in another discipline with training in emergency management or a related discipline; OR training or certification in emergency management or a related discipline; OR an equivalent combination of emergency management-related education and training.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ recent, related experience:
    • Leading and managing the development and implementation of legislation, regulations, policies, programs and plans in a large public sector organization; AND
    • Developing partnerships and negotiating agreements with leaders of public, private and non-profit organizations and First Nations.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with:
      • Progressive related management experience in a fire department (e.g. Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chief)
      • Experience leading response or recovery efforts in the aftermath of emergencies or disasters
      • Supervisory experience

For more information and to apply online by May 30, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/50521