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Job Posting – Fire Chief

Position Title: Fire Chief

Department: Emergency Services

Position Type: Full Time Regular, Exempt

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week


The City of Grand Forks is looking to add a key member to their leadership team. This is an incredible opportunity for a motivated individual to lead a composite department comprised of full-time Chief Officers and over 40 dedicated, committed, and highly motivated volunteer firefighters.


Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, this position is responsible for overall operation of Grand Forks Fire/Rescue, a full-service department providing fire suppression and prevention, medical response, and rescue services in a variety of disciplines.


The ideal candidate has a combination of education, training and experience in the fire service covering both administration and operations, combined with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Chief Officer or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This person brings demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills; considerable knowledge of fireground operations, fire prevention, and training; dealing with personnel in a volunteer environment, and a well-rounded understanding of local government legislation, codes and practices.


A complete job description is available on the City’s website at


Using the subject line “Fire Chief”, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Duncan Redfearn, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Grand Forks, 7217-4th Street (PO Box 220), Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0, or by e-mail:


Cover letters and detailed resumes, including references, will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021.


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