New Job Fire Service Advisor In Manitoba

Fire Service Advisor
Fire Service Advisor

Fire Service Advisor

Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $62,848–$80,078 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Fire Service Advisor

AF3 Assistant Fire Commissioner 3


Municipal Relations

Municipal Support, Office of the Fire Commissioner

Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 41484

Salary(s): AF3 $62,848.00 - $80,078.00 per year

Closing Date: September 22, 2023

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future regular, term or acting status opportunities, and will remain in effect for 12 months or remain in effect until exhausted.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and to travel whenever the program may require
  • Must be able to travel throughout Manitoba, in Canada and Internationally.
  • A valid Manitoba Class 5 driver's licence (ability to achieve a Class 4 driver's license) and satisfactory Driver's Abstract
  • Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • May be required to travel on short notice and work extended hours, as required, to meet operational requirements or support operational deployments.
  • Can perform related duties and functions of the position including lifting, driving long distance, setting up and providing presentations to clients.
  • Must provide a satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check


  • Post-secondary education in the fields of emergency management, fire protection, fire administration, or a related field. A combination of education and experience in emergency services, preparedness and response, fire department administration, emergency services , fire training and safety, public safety practices, and organization and deployment of emergency services will be considered.
  • Experience in the Fire Service or firefighting or fire paramedic role, or a combination of technical knowledge and skills in fire protection and fire prevention programming.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with a wide network of contacts including Fire Chiefs, Training Officers, local government/agency representatives and others.
  • Knowledge of public safety practices and the management, administration, organization and deployment of emergency services.
  • Strong verbal presentation skills with the ability to present material in a classroom training environment, or conduct public presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate meetings and discussions with clients.
  • Strong written communication skills for preparing correspondence and reports for a wide audience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver results within deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and judgement skills.
  • Experience with business continuity including developing approaches to plan, forecast, estimate and manage risks in a multi-stakeholder environment with the ability to implement critical functions following emergencies, disasters or disruptions.
  • Experience researching leading practices and trends relating to fire protection, community risk reduction and prevention and education, or combination of leading practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant Acts, Regulations, programs and the general mandate of the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

The Fire Service Advisor is responsible for providing front line support to over 130 municipalities, 3 local authorities and over 240 fire departments. The Fire Service Advisor provides technical advice on fire protection service delivery, fire prevention programming, community risk reduction on fire related aspects such as wild urban interface, and other related community based emergency service capacity building. Critical functions include exercising authority under the Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act in support of the Manitoba Fire Service and various emergency response partners.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 41484
Talent Acquisition
Human Resource Services
600-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9
Phone: 204-945-7518
Fax: 204-945-0601


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.