Assistant Chief, Professional Development and Accreditation

3 days ago
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# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Here is an exciting opportunity to be a leader and be responsibile for overall staff development in our Fire and Emergency Management Division.



Assistant Chief, Professional Development and Accreditation


As a leader of the Professional Development and Accreditation Section (PDA), and under the direction of the Fire Chief, you will be responsible for the management and oversight of Program Standards and Evaluation, Program Delivery and overall staff development for Mississauga Fire and Emergency  Services, including the management of all staff assigned these sections.


  • Oversees the delivery of services in a manner compliant with applicable corporate policies, established procedures and applicable law

Conducts monitoring and administrative control of the programs and services offered in the section

Completed monthly, quarterly and annual reports for director, commissioner and Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM)(Mandatory)

Ensure superior level of customer services across all section business. 

  • Oversees the development, implementation and delivery of training and staff development plans

Responsible for the supervision, mentoring and development of all section employees and establishing annual training syllabus and reporting methodologies

  • Manage human resources, succession planning and staff development for PDA Section

Fosters section management practices that comply with labour law, regulation, agreements and policies

Provides forum where employees can work cooperatively with other team members and promotes harmony and teamwork by encouraging teambuilding efforts. 

  • Develop and manage finance and budgeting for PDA Section

Within approved budgets, ensures the effective and efficient distribution and utilization of staff based on established organizational structure, section goals and guidelines. 

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders

Represent the city in situations involving other government, community or agency stakeholders and works with various other levels of government to positively influence legislation/policy that are applicable to the role of PDA

Build and maintain relationships with external and internal stakeholders. 

  • Strategic Planning

Anticipates and identifies short and long term issues that may have a negative impact on the section and develops and recommends or implements strategies to avoid or mitigate impacts on section

Anticipates and identifies opportunities for the section and develops strategies and plans to maximize the section benefit from these opportunities.

Establishes annual goals and objectives for the section within the Divisional goals and sets policies, procedures and priorities and ensures that work plans to achieve sections goals are established

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Post-secondary graduation in Public Administration or Business Administration or Education  with a minimum 5 years progressive experience in Fire Service or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must have a strong understanding of National Fire Protection Association professional standards and the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management educational and certification programming.
  • Proven supervisory ability to direct, evaluate and effectively manage staff. 
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills required, including the ability to establish effective working relationships and provide quality customer service. 
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's licence. 
Hours of Work: 35 hour per week

Salary: $129,967 - $173,288

Closing Date: 28 November 2017

Number of Openings: 1 Permanent Full-time

Department/Division/Unit: Community Services / Fire and Emergency Services / Professional Development and Accreditation

Work Location: Garry W Morden Centre, 7535 Ninth Line, Mississauga





A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.


 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform City Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act .        




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