City of Yellowknife
  • 15-May-2018 to 01-Jun-2018 (MST)
  • Fire Division
  • Yellowknife, NT, CAN
  • Competitive
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City of Yellowknife offers a comprehensive benefits package including a $450.00 monthly housing allowance, relocation assistance and a defined benefit pension plan.

The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. We are currently actively recruiting for the position of Deputy Fire Chief, Employee Safety and Training.   The Yellowknife Fire Division is a composite service that operates the City's dispatch, ambulance and fire services.  It consists of one station, 28 full-time Fire Fighters/Paramedics, three Deputy Fire Chiefs, 1 Administrative staff and 7 dispatch staff.  In addition, there are approximately 10 volunteer Fire Fighters. 


Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief, Employee Safety & Training, is responsible for the overall administration of safety and training programs within the Fire Division.  This includes being responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of safety programs and the review, monitoring and delivery of training required by employees.  


The skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of this position are normally obtained through secondary schooling, accreditation through a national fire training academy or technical school graduation andor five to ten years of progressively responsible emergency servicemanagement experience.  The person must be a competent instructor and have the ability to develop and deliver programs, which is gained through a minimum of five years of experience in a similar role.


Specific certifications that are required for this position include:

  • NFPA 1001 Level 2 (Fire Fighter)
  • NFPA 1002 (Apparatus Driver/Operator)
  • NFPA 1021 Level 3 (Fire Officer)
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator Level 1
  • NFPA 1041 Level 2 (Fire Service Instructor)
  • Emergency Medical Technician Ambulance/Primary Care Paramedic certification
  • Current CPR-C certification
  • NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer;
  • BTLS/Pediatric BTLS Instructor;
  • The ability to certify in Ice Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and/or Dangerous Goods Operations.

The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a $450.00 monthly housing allowance and a defined benefit pension plan.


Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than June 1, 2018.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume. 

Please note that applications are only accepted through the City's website. 

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment.  We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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