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Fire Chief

   

Fire Chief

 

Why work for the Town of Canmore? For starters, you can take great pride in our organization, its positive work culture and our exceptionally trained team of talented Fire and Rescue professionals who accomplish outstanding work each and every day for our citizens. You will have the opportunity to lead a team that is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about emergency services, our community, and the endless opportunities for adventure in our magnificent Rocky Mountain environment.

The Town of Canmore is located in the heart of the Bow Valley region, surrounded by the stunning Alberta Rocky Mountains. Our unique location defined by; culture, geography and a booming tourism economy make this a dynamic and challenging environment for emergencies services professionals. Canmore Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) serves a population of 16,967 permanent and part-time residents as well as up to 1 million tourists and visitors annually here to enjoy the mountain experience and diversity of recreational activities.

In response to our unique location and population, CFRS provides a wide range of fire protection services including public education, fire prevention and fire suppression within the urban boundary of the Town and to neighboring communities through mutual aid agreements. Further, CFRS offers several specialized services, including response to hazardous materials (HAZMAT), ice rescue, water rescue, rope rescue, trench rescue, and heavy rescue.

The Canmore Fire-Rescue Services (CFRS) operates out of one fire station centrally located at 1021 Railway Avenue in the core of downtown Canmore. As a composite Fire Service, it includes both full-time (IAFF) and paid response Firefighters. The current complement of CFRS includes a FT Fire Chief, a FT Deputy Chief, 4 FT Captains, 4 FT Firefighters, 12 Casual Firefighters and 36 highly trained and dedicated paid response team members.

Position Overview: The Fire Chief is a critical leadership position in our organization that requires a broad combination of strategic leadership and active involvement in the day to day operations of the department. It is the critical responsibility of the Fire Chief to ensure that the activities of Canmore Fire - Rescue Services are aligned with the corporate and departmental vision, goals, and objectives as well the Town’s culture and values.

Operationally, the Fire Chief is responsible for assessing the potential fire hazards, anticipating the emergency risks, protecting lives and property of citizens, organizing fire prevention, and ensuring a firefighting team capable of carrying out the necessary tasks within the geographic makeup and budget limitations of the Town. The Fire Chief is tasked with identifying future staff requirements and equipment needs, assessing the labour/management environment, identifying trends in the fire protection industry, and providing regular reports to administration and council. Progress is reviewed by analyzing community risks, fire loss statistics, and through reports of fire prevention and firefighting activities. The Fire Chief provides a bridge between fire response operations and the Town of Canmore organization. The Chief responds as required, to assume direct command or provide leadership over firefighting activities and rescue calls when called to emergencies. This may include considerable work outside of regular business hours as the Fire Chief is also required to be available on a consultative basis to the Deputy Chief and Captains when off duty. For full details, please see the attached pdf Position Description (327 KB) .

Attributes: We are looking first and foremost for a strong leader, mentor and strategic thinker with the demonstrated ability to translate organizational, political, and community needs into operational ones. You have the ability to communicate honestly and directly, build relationships and inspire trust with fire staff, council, managers and the diverse stakeholders to whom you will provide ongoing partnership, support, direction and leadership. You have a genuine interest and talent for leading, mentoring, and motivating others and can create an environment that empowers employees to collaborate, generate, and implement new ideas and creative solutions. In conjunction with your team, you are willing to improve existing programs or develop new ones that ensure the overall team success and alignment with corporate and community goals and approved budgets. To be successful in this role, you will need to have a minimum of 10 years experience in a Chief or officer position as well as thorough knowledge in all aspects of Fire, rescue and emergency management. Post Secondary education in Fire Service Management, Business or Public Administration and a strong compliment of NFPA and ICS certifications (see Position Description for complete listing) are also required.

Closing Date for Applications: March 10, 2017.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Amanda Coon Sorfleet, HR Coordinator
E‐mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to submit all required certifications and documentation, including driver`s abstract and records checks. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Seasonal Parks Worker

 

   

Seasonal Parks Worker

Why work for the Town of Canmore? This is the perfect job to complement your winter seasonal employment or university schooling. As part of the Town of Canmore Parks team you will put your labour, maintenance and equipment operation skills to work, and will be amazed at what can be achieved when people work together with a passion for this community. This work is a critical in keeping Canmore beautiful and enjoyable for all who live here and visit us.

Position Overview:Reporting to the Parks Team Leaders, the successful candidates will assist with the maintenance of:

•Public Parks, berms / boulevards, reserves (Municipal Reserves, Environmental Reserves)
•Public Sports Fields / Ball Diamonds
•Public Trails Network
•Public Amenities: picnic tables, benches, tennis courts, skate park, disc golf course, playgrounds, mountain bike parks, dog parks, washrooms, signs and trail kiosks and public art
•Horticulture: shrubs, trees , hazard trees, annual flower barrels / beds and invasive species
•Cemetery: mowing, leveling gravels, digging and back filling graves
•Special Events, Interdepartmental Assistance and Emergency Response
Selected individuals will provide assists to the Parks Team Leaders by:
•Leading small teams (4 people) with infield work, monitor and report on team function and morale
•Directly assist with business area tasks

For full details, please click   pdf here (121 KB) to view the complete Position Description. 

Qualifications and Attributes: The successful candidates must possess an unrestricted Class 5 Alberta driver’s license. In addition, you must possess the following attributes:


• Embodies the Core Values of the Town of Canmore: Wellness, Respect, Integrity, Service, Teamwork
• Self-starter who demonstrates initiative, who is able to work unsupervised and in teams
• Confident, personable and approachable with excellent customer service skills
• Able to demonstrate and maintain a high level of physical fitness
• Able to lift and carry 55lbs
• Ability to refrain from using your personal cell phone, I pod or other electronic devices while on shift
• Experience and or interest in working outdoors in a fast changing mountain climate in a variety of inclement weather conditions
• Basic knowledge of landscape practices, lawn care and maintenance is an asset but not a requirement
• Previous experience in the safe operation of various grounds maintenance equipment (mowers weed whips, tractors, tamper and leaf blower) is an asset but not a requirement

Hours and Season: This is a temporary seasonal position, working 40 hours/week, generally over 5 days. Start dates are available for April 3rd and May 1st with contracts ending August 25th to September & October, 2017. Shift, weekend (May 27th), statutory holiday (July 1st), and emergency response work shall be required during the work term. Unpaid vacation during the term maybe approved pending length of service as: 4 months – 5 days, 5 months – 6 days, 6 month – 7 days, 7 months – 8 days.

Wage: The starting rate for this position is $16.61 per hour. The Town offers a Health Spending Account for returning Parks Worker

Application closing date is: Monday, February 27th, 2017

How to Apply: Applicants must state their preferred start and end date, qualifications and attributes.  Interested persons should apply via email to Human Resources at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the submission current certifications including a satisfactory RCMP criminal records check, and current driver’s abstract. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

FCSS Program Assistant

 

   

FCSS Program Assistant 

 

Why work for the Town of Canmore? For starters, you can take great pride in our organization, its work culture and our exceptional team of talented professionals who accomplish outstanding work each and every day for its citizens. You will have the opportunity to join a team that is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about social development work, our community, and the endless opportunities to create positive culture and a welcoming community in our magnificent rocky mountain environment.

Position Overview: This is the perfect job for someone who strives to make meaningful and direct impacts in the community through the use of their strong communication, organization, administrative and relationship building skills. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic team of dedicated and caring professionals who are responsible for the delivery of preventive social programs and diverse support services to the community. In this role, you will be provided with autonomy as you take the lead on creating a well-organized office environment that includes; creating and managing the document management systems (electronic and filing), organizing meetings , database entry and maintenance and client program registration. In this diverse role, you will have the opportunity to build on your exceptional communication, customer service and conflict resolution skills as you provide professional and confidential client reception, information and referral services to the public. Click pdf Here (373 KB) to review the full position description!

Hours of Work: This is a Permanent, Part-time position ( no benefits) working 21 hours per week . 

Attributes: You are a confident, warm and welcoming individual who takes initiative, but can work successfully in an inclusive and collaborative team environment. You are a positive, effective communicator, who listens actively and has the ability to empathize and communicate effectively with a diversity of clients, internal and external stakeholders. This is the ideal opportunity for some who has a genuine interest and experience in office administration, is highly detail oriented and has strong computer skills in MS Office. You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an office administration environment and a high school diploma; however post-secondary training or education in a related field such as office administration or a human services field is also required. To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate strong computer proficiency, exceptional verbal communication skills and show strong focus on customer service using empathy, diplomacy , discretion and tact. Previous human service experience and client assessment will be considered a strong asset.

Closing Date: February 17, 2017

How to Apply: If this position meets your skills and interests, we would love to hear from you! Please send an updated copy of your resume and cover letter to:

Amanda Coon Sorfleet- Human Resources

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Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to submit all required certifications and documentation, including driver`s abstract and records checks.  The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

SWS Operator

 

   

Solid Waste Services Operator

Why work for the Town of Canmore? In our workplace, we are proud to employ a talented team of professional and dedicated individuals who are passionate about their work, our community, and the enjoyment of our mountain environment! Our purpose as an organization is to serve the community and visitors to Canmore by providing a high level of customer service, supporting a sustainable future for all and ensuring the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Supervisor of Solid Waste Services, the Solid Waste Services Operator plays a key role in creating a clean, vibrant and sustainable community for all in Canmore. In this role you are responsible for servicing and maintaining our “ beyond curbside” residential waste and recycling containers, pedestrian waste containers as well as collecting and transferring recyclable materials from depots to the new Materials Recycling Facility. If you are looking for an active, outdoor role that allows you to physically contribute to a sustainable Canmore, this is the role for you! This is a 40 hour per week, 10 hour per day position (4 days on , 3 days off rotation) which affords great work life balance !Click   pdf here (129 KB) for a complete position description. 

This is a Full-Time , Seasonal position of 6 months duration: April -October.

Attributes: To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will be energetic, outgoing, physically fit and enjoy working in a strong team environment. You have at minimum a high school Diploma (or GED Equivalent) and must possess a clean Class 3 Alberta Driver’s License with Q endorsement. If you have at least 1 year of experience with manual and outdoor work, have a proven mechanical aptitude and are physically fit and capable of heavy lifting, we’d like to hear from you!

Closing Date for Applications: February 24, 2017
Please submit your resume and cover to:
Amanda Coon Sorfleet, Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Canmore
E‐mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to submit all required certifications and documentation, including driver`s abstract and records checks. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Planning and Development Supervisor

   

Planning and Development Supervisor

 

Why work for the Town of Canmore? Our team is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about this work, our community, and the endless opportunities for play in our magnificent Rocky Mountain environment. Our planning landscape includes a unique variety of issues and considerations that fill our work with rewarding challenges, and an opportunity to apply concepts that aren’t used in many other places around the world. As an organization, the Town of Canmore exists to serve the community and visitors to Canmore, to support a sustainable future for all, and to ensure the most efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars.

Position Overview: The Planning & Development Supervisor acts as both an operational Development Planner and the strategic Supervisor responsible for leading and managing a dynamic team of front line staff who deliver exceptional development services to our community. As a Development Planner, you will find that Canmore provides a planning landscape like no other, with challenges that are legislative, geographical, natural, human, and animal. You will play a critical role in community engagement and communication on significant Planning issues and projects, and in the end you’ll be proud to be a leader in your industry. As a Supervisor, you will lead a high performing team within our unique culture that is oriented around personal and professional growth, collaboration, openness, and service to the community. If you are looking for an opportunity to further develop yourself as strong leader as well as challenge your planning skills with unique and complex projects, we have the right job for you! A full position description can be viewed by clicking   pdf here.  (140 KB)

Attributes: The perfect person for this job is an experienced leader with a collaborative work style. You will need to be comfortable engaging others in decision-making, and making decisions with overall organizational priorities and strategies in mind. You must create a rewarding and motivating work environment for your team, and ensure that all team members are involved and engaged in the Town’s workplace culture of personal and professional development. To be successful in this role, you will need to have experience leading a professional team, a post-secondary degree in Urban, regional or municipal Planning and 3 to 5 years’ experience in; statutory planning, preparation and review, subdivision and development permitting, and development agreement processing. Membership in the Association of Professional Community Planners or the Canadian Institute of Planners will be considered a strong asset!

Closing Date for Applications: February 24, 2017.

Additional Application Requirements: Please help us learn more about you by submitting your resume and detailed cover letter explaining the following:
1.Why do you want to be the supervisor of Planning for the Town of Canmore?
2.What leadership skills and experiences would make you a great mentor to our team?
3.What planning and development experience do you have that would help you successfully navigate the complex issues of our unique mountain town?

How to Apply: If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your resume and cover to:
Alaric Fish, Manager of Planning
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: Apply online at www.canmore.ca

Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to complete a clear RCMP
Security Check. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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