This is a senior operational and supervisory position, reporting directly to the Director of Infrastructure and the Community Safety Officer.

Title:                                  Fire Chief
Location:                         Xeṫólacw Fire Hall
Status:                              Permanent, Full-Time
Reporting to:                Director of Infrastructure
Wage/Salary:               Dependent on Experience


This is a senior operational and supervisory position, reporting directly to the Director of Infrastructure and the Community Safety Officer. The Fire Chief is responsible for planning; organizing, coordinating and directing all fire suppression related emergency services, operations and programs, as well as, fire prevention and public education campaigns. The Fire Chief is responsible for supervising the volunteer members in their service area.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Liĺwat Nation formal plans, policies, standards and procedures, and as directed by the Director of Infrastructure and Community Safety Officer

Key Deliverables:

  • Coordinate the day-to-day operations for the Liĺwat volunteer Fire Department.
  • Supervise the overall administration of the department including assignments, requisitioning, and control of materials, supplies, equipment, and maintenance of records.
  • Plan, organize, and execute fire suppression and other related emergency services.
  • Plan and organize fire prevention/public education.
  • Train and supervise the volunteer member.
  • Foster and maintain external relationships with federal, provincial, regional authorities, including the Village of Pemberton who provides emergency services back up for the Nation.
  • Develop a preventive maintenance schedule for fire station and firefighting equipment.
  • Develop plans , schedules , calanders of activities.
  • Ensure regulations and standard operating procedures are in place and followed by all members of the Fire Department.
  • Ensure appropriate training of volunteer members in fire suppression, fire prevention and other related emergency services and equipment is carried out.
  • Prepare reports, make recommendations, and attend meetings to ensure the activities of the department are aligned with goals and objectives.
  • Conduct regular inspections of public buildings, run fire drills and education.
  • Be an active participant in the community emergency response team.
  • Assists the team with other deliverables as required.

 Key Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Valid class 5 drivers license
  • Current active firefighter is an asset
  • Minmum 5 years of consecutive years of fire service experince
  • Supervisory and leadership experince at progressive levels of fire responsibility
  • Level 2 First Aide, CPR, Defibulator
  • Extensive supervisory experience with fire related services
  • Ability to train, make presentations on fire related issues
  • Knowledge and demonsrated understanding of the community, history , culture and customs.
  • Investigation and hazzard analysis with strong report writing skills
  • Being physically fit to handle what will be at times a physically demanding job

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent after hour work due to emergency call outs.
  • Extra time for evening and weekend events and meetings.
  • Flexible day time work hours due to evening and weekend commitments


Please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than 4:30 p.m. on DATE to: May 25, 2018
Jaclyn Jameson –
Infrastructure Department, P.O. Box 602, Mount Currie, B.C. V0N 2K0
Fax: 604-894-1518

We thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted