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Director of Protective & Emergency Services Competition 01-2020
Local Authority: Town of Fox Creek
Location: Fox Creek, Alberta
Closing Date: 3/27/2020

Position Summary:

The role of the Director of Protective & Emergency Services is to lead and direct all aspects of protective services (including policing and fire), emergency management, bylaw enforcement and safe work standards.  The Director shall be responsible for the development and administration of programs in conformity with the strategic direction of council, all relevant statutes, bylaws, resolutions and policies.

Functional Responsibilities:

Shall be required to adhere to processes and policies in support of Municipal goals and legislative requirements.


Shall be responsible for:

·       general administration, agreements, and reporting of programs within the department

·        budget and policy development

·        department operation plan development in relation to council’s strategic plan

·        providing strategic leadership to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the department

Functional Requirements:

Shall practice and encourage safe work behaviors.

·         Ability to communicate effectively 

·         Understand oral and written instructions 

·         Read, write, speak and understand English 

·         Use discretion regarding confidential matters 

·         Seek and develop partnerships, alliances and collaborative relationships to enhance service delivery and develop community building capacity 

·         Provide personnel leadership and employee development through task delegation mentoring and coaching of subordinate personnel 

·         Hold employees accountable for duties and responsibilities assigned 

·         Work cooperatively with the management team and support other departments

 Qualifications & Education Requirements: 

·         Post-secondary education in business, public administration, political science or other related discipline OR a combination of equivalent education and experience

·         Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check and Provincial Drivers Abstract Reports 

·         A minimum of 5 years practical experience in municipal or senior management with supervisory experience or combination of education and experience 

·         Knowledge\experience in municipal legislation, municipal operating systems and municipal finance 

·         Certification or eligibility for certification in Emergency Management, Occupational Health & Safety or NACLAA shall be considered an asset

We are a thriving, vibrant, rural community situated along Highway 43 between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, AB. We are proud to offer residents an opportunity to pursue their active lifestyles in our facilities and parks.


Please submit your resume and cover letter by quoting the competition number in the

subject line: 01-2020


 Mail or in person:

Town of Fox Creek
102 Kaybob Drive
PO Box 149
Fox Creek, Alberta T0H 1P0

Closing Date:     Open until suitable candidate is found.

 We thank all applicants, how-ever only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25