Loyalist Township


Fire Chief

The Opportunity

This is a senior administrative, operational, and supervisory position having considerable independent responsibility and reporting to the CAO.

As the Emergency Services Department leader, you will be responsible for the develpoment and delivery of programs related to fire suppression, fire inspection, emergency resposne, fire training, public education and emergency planning. ES operates with an annual budget of 1.4 million.

The demands of the job require a commitment to respond when available and when called to emergencies. Helping you will be a  crew of 85 highly trained and enthusiastic volunteer with a wide range of experience, ages, and rank plus 3 regular staff across 4 fire staions within a direct jurisdiction including 15,000+ people.

Your Credentials

  1. Community College Diploma in Fire Protection Engineering or related discipline.
  2. Significant demonstrated experience in a senior officer capacity, seven (7) to ten (10) years in a Fire Department.
  3. An excellent communicator with demonstrated effective leadership skills.   In addition, must be an effective problem solver and have strong project and time management skills.
  4. Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, to build strong and enthusiastic staff teams and external alliances/partnerships, to align departmental programs/services with corporate goals and objectives, and to champion the mission and values of the Township.
  5. Thorough working knowledge of the Fire Protection & Prevention Act, Fire Inspection and other legislation/regulations related to the operation of a Fire & Emergency Services Department, OFM/NFPA standards/guidelines and contemporary issues facing the Fire Service in Ontario, municipal government, Emergency Planning/Preparedness principles and practices, investigative techniques and reporting procedures, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Fire Service Section 21 guidelines, labour relations principles and collective agreement negotiation/administration in a Fire Department context, and contemporary management practices.
  6. Computer literacy utilizing word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software, GIS, Fire-related applications, and the Internet.
  7. Class DZ Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
  8. Residency in proximity to the municipality such as that the incumbent will be able to respond within a 30 minute response time frame to the Township boundaries.
  9. Availability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events; and to respond to major emergencies as required.

The Township

Loyalist Township is a growing community of 15,000+ people situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston.  The Township is a blend of rural and urban areas with a number of smaller hamlets throughout, including its very own island community, accessible by ferry.


Please reply with a compelling cover letter; Comprehensive resume; Salary history; and three (3) professional references. Confidential inquires welcomed to Dan Hughes at 1-888-447-5910 Ext. 702, or email at dan@ravenhillgroup.com

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