The City of Langley is 10-square-kilometre urban centre located in the heart of the Lower Mainland economic region. With a population of over 25,000, the City of Langley offers residents all the amenities of a major urban centre including shopping and dining, world-class education and entertainment facilities, extensive recreational opportunities and community events, and over 346 acres of parkland. Today, the City’s regional town centre is one of the most active industrial and service commercial land bases in the Lower Mainland.
Langley City Fire Rescue operates with 3 Chief Officers and 45 career and paid-on-call firefighters. The department also oversees a shared emergency program between the City and Township of Langley. For the past several years the Department has been experiencing growth in calls for service. In 2016, the department responded to 3,206 calls.
Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief assists the Fire Chief in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the operations of the Fire Department in all fire suppression and related emergency services and assists in ensuring that the department functions at an effective level within the policies approved by the Council, the requirements of municipal bylaws and the expectations of the community. The Deputy Fire Chief exercises considerable independence of judgment and action in carrying out assignments in accordance with department policies, plans and objectives.
Reporting directly to this position are the career Firefighters and the Fire Prevention Officer.
Assists the Fire Chief in managing the department. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Fire Chief in his absence.
Desirable Knowledge, Training and Experience
Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations
Competencies and Personal Characteristics
Leadership - Achieves desired organizational results by encouraging and supporting the contribution of others; a proactive and positive team player who acts with a sense of urgency and leads by example; sets and communicates clear goals.
Accountable – Holds self and others accountable for responsibilities; focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes in a business focus.
Strategic – Develops and implements a plan in support of organizational strategic direction. Demonstrates an understanding of the link between one’s job responsibilities and overall organizational goals and needs, and performs one’s job with the broader goals in mind.
Integrity and Honesty – Demonstrates a resolute commitment to and respect for the spirit and intent behind the rules and core values of the organization, setting an example of professionalism and ethical propriety.
Creativity and Innovation – Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/ processes
Effective Working Relationships – Treats staff, colleagues, and customers with respect; resolves conflicts respectfully and in a timely manner, negotiates effectively, and provides effective feedback to colleagues/employees.
Influential and Collaborative – Has an honest, open, and consistent approach to working with others and possesses strong relationship and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and develop/maintain partnerships, obtaining stakeholder agreement.
Communication – Clearly presents written and verbal information; writes with clarity and purpose; communicates effectively in both positive and negative circumstances; listens well.
People Development – Fosters long-term learning and development of others through coaching, managing performance and mentoring; has a genuine desire to develop others and help them succeed; formally and informally recognizes deserving staff and colleagues.
Citizen Focused – Anticipates, responds, and attends to the needs of colleagues and citizens, and other internal and external stakeholders of the department and organization; keeps the citizen interests in the forefront.
A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.
FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Nick Lay or Tony Kirschner
DAVIES PARK EXECUTIVE SEARCH
#880—609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422
Additional information can be found at: www.daviespark.com