Deputy Fire Commissioner – Response Programs (Closing date Extended to April 9, 2021)

Deputy Fire Commissioner – Response Programs (Closing date Extended to April 9, 2021)

XO4 Administrative Officer 4


With possibility of extension or conversion to regular employment
One year Term through Acting Status or Secondment

Municipal Relations

Response Programs , Office of the Fire Commissioner

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 37097

Salary(s):   XO4 $65,288.00 – $82,064.00 per year

Closing Date:   April 9, 2021

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created for similar term and regular positions in the future and will remain in effect for 12 months. 

Municipal Relations (MR) establishes partnerships with municipalities, planning districts and community organizations with the shared goal of building and maintaining strong communities across the province.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) is a division of MR  that delivers programming services aimed towards building a stronger fire service and better protect the lives of Manitobans.  The OFC is seeking a strong candidate to fill the newly-created role of Deputy Fire Commissioner, Response Programs.   

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess or be eligible to acquire a valid Class 4 driver’s license preferably with air brake endorsement 
  • Must be able to work on call on a rotational basis
  • Must be able to drive long distances in rural areas
  • Must be able to work alone for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel throughout Manitoba and occasionally in Canada and internationally
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Must be able to obtain satisfactory Driver’s Abstract
  • Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including respirator.
  • Must be physically capable of performing  the duties and functions of the job including lifting heavy objects, kneeling, standing, climbing stairs and ladders, working at heights and entering confined spaces in various temperatures 



  • Post-secondary degree in Public Administration, Emergency Management, Disaster Management or Social Sciences and/or related fields. An equivalent  combination of training and experience will be considered.  
  • Considerable experience working in emergency response or disaster management in a leadership capacity 
  • Effective written communication skills for preparing briefing notes, treasury board submissions, reports for senior leadership, and policies and procedures
  •  Ability to facilitate effective consultations with various stakeholders and the general public
  • Effective verbal communications skills with the ability to articulate complex ideas into simple terms to various audience
  • Experience setting strategic priorities with the ability to develop, implement and monitor programs, including managing financial resources and measuring performance
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment including the use of political acumen in navigating complex topics and sensitive issues
  • Strong interpersonal and client-service skills with the proven ability to work collaboratively in a team setting, develop credibility and build effective relationships at all levels
  • Experience facilitating training programs 


  • Experience leading research, policy and/or project assignments


Under broad guidance of the Fire Commissioner, you will be responsible for administering and overseeing the operational and administrative aspects of all response programs on behalf of the Fire Commissioner. You will  administer an operational budget, manage assets, develop infrastructure supports,  build and strengthen organizational capacity and formulate policies and procedures for the effective delivery of both provincial and federal response programming within a holistic, whole-of-government approach framework. You are also expected to provide organizational leadership when responding to incidents involving hazardous materials,  wildland urban interface fires,  heavy urban seach and rescue (HUSAR) , ground search and rescue (GSAR), incident command/management of major provincial and municipal emergencies and similar initiatives.  You will be working with a wide variety of stakeholders at various levels of government including municipal, provincial and federal, with far-reaching implications for service delivery.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 37097

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-7182

Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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