The City of Port Colborne is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated candidate who will continue to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction and to ensure compliance with legislation, by-laws, rules and regulations, fire and corporate policy to the Port Colborne Community Safety and Enforcement Division, which is comprised of the Fire Department and Bylaw Services. 

The role of the Deputy Fire Chief is to manage departmental personnel, which includes maintaining effective labour/management relations, lead all suppression and support functions including training, prevention, public education, communications, mechanical and reports directly to the Fire Chief. May act as alternate Community Emergency Coordinator (CEMC).

As a corporate leader, this position is responsible for integrating strategic planning, operational activities, and the interest of stakeholders. The role also includes ensuring that the City’s mission, vision, values and council/corporate goals and objectives are incorporated into strategic and operational activities and services.

The Deputy Fire Chief will assist in providing policy for department staff, as well as assist other city initiatives. This position will also evaluate emergency operations and perform incident command as necessary.

You have a post-secondary diploma in Fire Sciences, public administration or related field and are a Fire College graduate with ten (10) years’ experience as a fire fighter and five (5) years’ experience as a Company Officer.

You have obtained or are working towards completion of the following:

N.F.P.A 1021 Fire Officer 3
N.F.P.A 1031 Fire Inspector 2
N.F.P.A 1041 Fire Instructor 2
N.F.P.A 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator 1
N.F.P.A. 921 Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (Must obtain N.F.P.A 1033 certification within first year)

Must have a minimum of a valid (clean) DZ drivers license. 

This is a full time non-union position based on 35 hours per week. The annual salary range is $115,747.76 - $135,408.51 and a competitive benefit and pension package. 

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter by 4:00 pm, on March 16th, 2021 to:

City of Port Colborne, 66 Charlotte Street,
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
Attention: Mary Murray or by e-mail to:
fax: 905-835-2969


We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.