December 5, 2023

Career Opportunity: Municipality of Trent Hills Deputy Fire Chief

The Municipality of Trent Hills Invites Applications for the Position of Deputy Fire Chief

The Municipality of Trent Hills is a vibrant and growing community with a population of 13,000 that is located on the Trent Severn Waterway. It has the largest coverage area of the seven municipalities within Northumberland County, with a large agricultural and tourist industry. The Trent Hills Fire Department operates as one team from three fire stations. The Fire Department operates with some of the most professional, dedicated and conscientious firefighters. The Municipality has automatic aid agreements with neighboring Municipalities and is an active participant in Northumberland County Mutual Aid System. The Fire Department provides a high level of service in all emergency response disciplines, including fire prevention and public education.

Reporting to the Fire Chief, the successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of department operations, fire prevention and public education, including the role as first responder.  The successful candidate will oversee training and assist with the overall management of Fire Department staff. The candidate will also work very closely with all municipal staff and departments.

An Ontario Secondary School Diploma is required for the position and Post-Secondary education in a related field such as Fire Service Leadership or Fire Service Executive Management is considered an asset.  A minimum five (5) years’ experience in a leadership position with minimum ten (10) years’ firefighting experience with demonstrated knowledge and experience as a Fire Service Officer/Firefighter is required. As well, the candidate shall possess the following certifications: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Officer Level 2, Fire Instructor Level 2 and Fire Inspector Level 1.  The candidate requires experience with managing and leading staff, communications and computer software knowledge (Microsoft Office and FP2 records management system).

Excellent working knowledge of a variety of regulations including but not limited to Ontario Fire Code, Highway Traffic Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Ontario Building Code is required. Knowledge of municipal By-laws, Standard Operating Guidelines, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System and Municipal Policy is considered an asset.

The salary range for this position is $85,327 – $99,820 together with a competitive and attractive benefit package.

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Resumes will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023.  Please send resumes marked “Deputy Fire Chief Competition – Confidential” to the following address:

Kari Petherick, Coordinator of Human Resources
Municipality of Trent Hills
P.O. Box 1030
66 Front Street South
Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0
Telephone:  705-653-1900 ext. 225


For additional information please contact us:

Municipality of Trent Hills
66 Front Street South
P.O. Box 1030
Campbellford, ON  K0L 1L0

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