Lake Louise Fire Department – FT Lieutenant Job Description
Purpose of the Position:
Working on call for 96-hour shifts the Career Fire Lieutenants primary responsibility is running the operational component of the Lake Louise Fire Department. The Career Officer will respond to all incidents which occur in the 96-hour shift. The Career Officer will act as Incident Commander on incidents and provide leadership and direction to paid on-call Fire Fighters on those incidents, as well as during training. The Career Officer may be the only Fire Department personnel on call and may have to respond to incidents alone. Common incidents include but are not limited to; Medical First and Co-Response, MVC, Fire Alarm, Wildfire, Vehicle Fire, Structure Fire and Mutual Aid Response. In addition to conducting operational response the Career Fire Captain will ensure operational readiness of all Fire Department Equipment and support the effective management of administrative files.
Scope: The Lieutenant will work closely with the Lake Louise Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, FT & POC Captains, the LLBMSS and the Executive Director of LLBMSS.
1. Respond to emergency incidents, direct company tactics, strategies and tasks. Assume control of an incident by establishing a command organization. Formulate an action plan, communicate clearly and direct activities under extreme and dangerous conditions and compressed time frames.
2. Assist with training new and current personnel on all phases of service delivery.
3. Supervise for proper operation, maintenance, testing, and housekeeping of all equipment and fire facilities.
4. Complete training records to properly document training as required.
5. Process monthly payroll(s) when necessary.
6. Ensure employee files are up-to-date and compliant for audit purposes.
7. Maintain confidential personnel records.
8. Review employee files regularly.
9. Establish and maintain good communication within the organization and with external agencies, both by email and in person.
Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes:
The incumbent must demonstrate the following:
1. Must be in good physical and mental condition
2. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and related Fire Department software
3. Independent decision making and problem solving
4. Effective verbal, written and listening communication
5. Ability to work and accomplish tasks with little to no supervision
6. Having strong communication, interpersonal skills and working relationships
7. Ability to work well in a team environment as well with Senior Officers and Board Members
8. Must be able to handle confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
9. Be honest and trustworthy
10. Be respectful of all staff and public
11. Demonstrate sound work ethics
12. Ability to work in a safe and practical manner
Certifications and Experience:
The ideal candidate will be positive, trustworthy and knowledgeable, the potential candidate has:
1. Previous firefighting and/or emergency response experience
2. Completion of Post-Secondary education
3. Valid Drivers License with current abstract
4. Currently hold or working towards ACP registered EMR/PCP
5. Currently hold or working towards class 4 license with Q endorsement
The unavoidable, internally and externally exposed conditions under which the work must be performed, and which create hardship for the incumbent including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical and mental demands, environmental condition and demands of one’s senses.
The Lieutenant is a physically demanding position. The incumbent must spend the entire time at work standing, walking, and lifting heavy objects, operation light to heavy equipment. The incumbent is required to do a great deal of stretching, bending, kneeling, standing on step stools and ladders, often in awkward positions. Position demands a large amount of physical activity.
The Lieutenant works with dangerous and sometimes toxic products and materials that can be very harmful to one’s health if not properly utilized or if proper PPE is not worn. The Fire Officer also regularly comes into contact with bio-waste.
Many of the activities require periods of intense concentration. Safety of self, public, equipment and facilities is a major component of the position.
Occasionally, materials and equipment give off noxious fumes and have powerful odors. If not handled properly, these items can cause injury, sickness and/or skin irritation and rashes.
Stress can be caused by demands from the public, long hours, high-risk call response and emotional trauma. During these activities the incumbent may be asked to work long hours and maintain the dedicated quality and attention to detail required of the position. Public and personal safety is to be a primary focus.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $60,000.00-$65,000.00 per year
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- Wellness program
- 12 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
- On call
- Weekend availability
Work Location: In person
Application deadline: 2023-06-23
Expected start date: 2023-07-24