Job Opportunities


FULL-TIME PERMANENT                                                                        

Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chief of Operations alongside the DC of Support Services plays an integral role in providing emergency services for our community. The Deputy Fire Chief of Operations is responsible for providing excellent leadership for a progressive fire department of volunteer/paid on-call personnel, proactively seeking opportunities for improving departmental efficiencies and service levels.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Performs public education and public relations activities.
  • Participates in the on-call schedule. Weeknight on call shifts alternate with the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief of Support Services, while weekend on call shifts alternate with the entire officer group
  • Respond to all types of emergency calls (Fire, Rescue, Medical)
  • Provide assistance in developing the firefighter training program to ensure high-quality training is effective and sufficient to meet the needs of a progressive fire department.
  • Assists with the firefighter recruitment process and make recommendations for selection of personnel.
  • Ensure detailed records are kept for training and building inspections
  • Proficiently use fire related and office software such as FDM, Microsoft Office, and Excel.
  • Develop pre-incident plans and department SOG’s.
  • Ensures all members operate in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and that all organizational safety protocols are strictly adhered to.
  • Assists with the preparation of department budgets
  • In the Fire Chief’s absence, the Deputy Fire Chief will assume departmental administrative and operational duties as designated.


  • NFPA 1001 Level I and II (IFSAC or Pro-board)
  • NFPA 1002 (IFSAC or Pro-board)
  • NFPA 1021 Level II Fire Officer (IFSAC or Pro-board)
  • NFPA 1041 Level II Fire Service Instructor (Pro-board or IFSAC certified)
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I (IFSAC or Pro-Board-NFPA 1031 Level II preferred)
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator (or working towards certification)
  • Certified Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline, or have the ability to become a SCO immediately upon starting employment with the Town
  • Registered Primary Care Paramedic in good standing with Alberta College of Paramedics
  • ICS 300
  • EOC/ECC training and experience
  • Valid Class 3 Driver’s License with Q Endorsement
  • Extensive knowledge of the Municipal Government Act, OHS regulations, Alberta Fire Code, Alberta Building Code, NFPA, and other applicable regulatory governances
  • Knowledge in incident management, emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery responsibilities
  • Highly motivated, inspired leadership, exercising analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in firefighter training
  • Ability to resolve workplace conflicts effectively
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare detail oriented reports

Apply Now!

Apply to submitting your cover letter and resume by January 31, 2018.




The Operations Coordinator is the primary point-person for planning, executing, and delivering designated operational projects or initiatives on time, within budget, and in accordance to specifications. To achieve these important goals, the Operations Coordinator will define project requirements and scope, acquire project resources, and supervise the efforts of project team members. Efficient delivery of project deliverables, effective quality control, clear communication of expectations to contractors, and reporting back to the Operations Supervisor, are critical tasks that must be performed throughout each aspect of a project lifecycle. Site safety – for both internal staff and external contractors – is also a key pillar of this position.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Manage operational project activities, including the allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budget, and other factors necessary for success.
  • Coordination of all contractor and sub-contractor safety handbook agreements.
  • Responsible for jobsite inspections.
  • Observe that Work Safe Practices are being followed during site visits by both contractors and initiatives being undertaken by in-house resources.
  • Ensure all contractual issues are resolved and dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Provide technical advice and support to municipal water, wastewater, stormwater, streets, transportation and facility operations and maintenance functions.
  • Schedule wastewater flow measuring sensor maintenance, maintain monitor hardware and software, retrieve data, and prepares reports and graphs as part of the wastewater flow monitoring program.
  • Design and draft plans, drawings or sketches from survey notes, sketches, other plans or technical information in support of the Operations department.
  • Prepare detailed material takeoffs and estimates for projects proposed and/or undertaken in-house by the Department.
  • Primary liaison between contractors and the Operations department to ensure timelines are met and the standards of each project are adhered to.
  • Performs preliminary, design and construction surveys, as-built / as-constructed surveys and other necessary surveys that are not legal in nature.
  • Locates underground infrastructure such as property pins, curb stop boxes, catch basins and natural gas service valves for Town staff.
  • Attends ride-alongs with Operations staff.
  • May serve as Acting Operations Supervisor in his/her absence.
  • Participates in the Town’s Emergency Management Program.
  • Perform on-call duties as needed or required.


  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or Engineering Design/Drafting Technology, preferably with a specialization in Municipal Engineering
  • Membership in the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists with Certification as a C. Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T. or P.Tech. in the municipal or civil field
  • Certification, progress toward achieving certification or willingness to obtain certification, from Alberta Environment as an Operator in the following areas:
  • Level I Water Distribution
  • Level I Waste Water Collection
  • Level I Waste Water Treatment
  • At least three years’ experience in municipal infrastructure, relevant construction activities and/or operations
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows, AutoCad, GIS, databases, spreadsheets, word processing and other software systems related to Engineering technology and infrastructure management
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety legislation and regulations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, strong analytical skills and detail-oriented
  • Valid Alberta Class 3 Drivers License with Q endorsement is an asset

Apply Now!

Apply to submitting your cover letter and resume by Monday, January 29, 2018.

Why work at the Town of Coaldale:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package (health, dental, vision)
  • RRSP contribution
  • Great working environment

About the Town of Coaldale:

The Town of Coaldale is responsible for delivering a wide range of core municipal services to community residents.  It is our mission to ensure that Coaldale continues to be a preferred place to live, work and play.   For more information, visit our website at

Applicants to be interviewed for the above positions will be contacted within three weeks of the competition closing date. Applicants not contacted are thanked for their interest and encouraged to apply for future positions advertised by the Town.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.