Fire Chief

Public Works

Director of Public Works


Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Fire Chief will administer, plan, direct and control all aspects of the fire and safety department including administration, fire suppression, fire prevention and rescue activities of the department as authorized by the Driftpile Cree Nation Chief (DCN) and Council. The Fire Chief will also administer applicable local, provincial and federal fire regulations. Administrative duties comprise planning, directing, and controlling all fire department activities including assisting with Public Works Dept as needed and the assignment of volunteer personnel and equipment. The Fire Chief consults with the Director of Public Works on issues of policy and planning.

Administrative Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, controls, integrates and evaluates the work of the Fire Office.
  • Monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations and conditions in both residences and public buildings.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as appropriate.
  • Participates in training as required, and where appropriate.
  • Responsible to supervise all volunteer fire fighters.
  • Develops, implements and monitors long term goals and objectives that are focused on achieving DCN missions and priorities.
  • Develops and oversees the annual budget in cooperation with the Director of Public Works and the Finance Coordinator.
  • Manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, policies, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives, and work standards.
  • Advises the Chief and Council, Chief Administrative Officer, Program Directors, band members, contractors and others on departmental issues.
  • Set up and present at least two (2) public fire and safety awareness workshop each year.
  • File incident reports as needed.
  • Ensure accurate records are kept of all maintenance and training.
  • Hosting Fundraising events and completes special projects as assigned.
  • Ensures that work areas are clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Performs miscellaneous tasks as required.


Operational Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create, maintain and administer fire prevention programming for all residences, buildings, and facilities located within DCN.
  • Respond to all fire reports; determine validity of call and call-in volunteer reinforcements when necessary.
  • Direct traffic and provide crowd control during publicly attended events including but not limited to funerals, Pow Wow, and other Chief and Council sanctioned events and activities.
  • Truck and hall inventory should be reviewed and recorded minimum of semi-monthly, or after every significant event.
  • Keeps the Director informed of area activities as they pertain to the Fire Office and reports any significant issues or problems.
  • Assists other personnel as needed.

Seasonal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Complete home fire prevention inspections once per year as indicated in the Standard Operating Procedures manual for Public Works Operations.
  • Inspect all fire extinguishers during the annual home fire prevention inspection, recharge or replace if necessary.
  • Coordinates, performs or assists with controlled burns.
  • Assists senior members of the community with snow and ice removal to exterior stairs and landings so as to facilitate safe passage out of the home in the event of a fire or gas leak.
  • Assists in the installation of ice to the ice rink.
  • Performs the ongoing maintenance to the ice rink utilizing the Zamboni and/or tractor.
  • Assists other personnel as needed.

Skills and Qualification:

  • A High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Certification in fire science, EMT or Paramedic, Firefighter. Equivalencies will be considered
  • A clear understanding of legislation, policies and procedures for Provincial and Federal Fire Safety legislation
  • Strong physical stamina and the ability to work independently
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office; Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written; maintaining a high standard of conduct
  • Effective listening, organization and decision-making skills
  • Excellent leadership, stress and time management skills
  • Standard First Aide -Level CPR/AED is recommended.
  • Periodic travel is anticipated, access to a reliable vehicle, willing to work flexible hours
  • A Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with 3-year drivers abstract.
  • Fluency in Cree is an asset
  • CPIC & IRC to be submitted with Resume


Closing Date: Midnight, April 15, 2022

Send cover letter and resumes to:
Driftpile Cree Nation
Sheila Collins, Human Resources
Fax: 780-355-3650

**Please be advised only suitable applicants will be notified**

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