Officer, Chief Training - (2178)

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
2121 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C2, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Title

Officer, Chief Training

Hours Per Week
5 X 7 Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position

End Date (Temporary and Term)

Community Service-Protection

$57.17 - $61.86

Status of Position
Permanent Full Time

City of Whitehorse

Position Description
Job posting closes: July 28, 2024, at 05:00 p.m. (Yukon Standard Time)

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work-life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work-from-home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition, and the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term, or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is part of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). 

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Chief Training Officer

Job Code: 020
Department: Fire

Job Summary: 

The incumbent is responsible for coordination, development, delivery, supervision and monitoring comprehensive training activities for firefighters and other staff participating in training programs.  Assists in providing public education, fire prevention and a wide range of administrative duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, coordinate, deliver, monitor, and schedule comprehensive training programs in compliance with all relevant legislative and safety standards.  
  2. Attend emergency incidents, as required, to assess training needs and make recommendations to improve safety methods and efficiency.
  3. Maintain training records and prepare reports on activities.
  4. Provide input into the department’s safety standards, policies, procedures, practices, and bylaws.
  5. Prepares and evaluates tenders, quotations, proposal calls, reports, and awards or recommends awards in accordance with the City's Purchasing Policy.
  6. Prepares and monitors (controls), under the direction of the Chief, Fire, the Fire training programs annual operating and capital budgets.
  7. Ensures, so far as is reasonably practicable, that reporting staff follow established safety procedures and standards.
  8. Act as Fire Chief and other staff positions as assigned.
  9. Other related duties as assigned.

Number of Hires Needed

Position Requirements
Working Conditions:

Considerable work is performed under normal office conditions.  Responds to emergency situations, many that occur outside of normal working hours. Exposure to health hazards, smoke/fumes, chemicals, temperature extremes and noise in firefighting and emergency situations.

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Five years' previous related firefighting experience including Instructor training and 6 months on-the-job training. 
  • Fire Fighter NFPA 1001 Certification Level I and II.
  • Fire Fighter NFPA 1006 Certification.
  • Fire Officer III.
  • Fire Service Instructor Level II.
  • Incident Command System Level 300.
  • Incident Safety Officer.
  • Class 3 Driver's license & Air Brake Endorsement.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR level C and oxygen therapy
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills.
  • Proven leadership, organizational and prioritizing skills.
  • Work effectively independently or in a team environment.

Additional certifications required include but not limited to:

  • Defensive Driving & Hazard Avoidance; Wildland firefighting basics; HAZMAT Operations Level, Aerial Ladder Operations, etc.

Examples of Required Equipment to Operate: 

All fire apparatus, fire rescue and related equipment but not limited to pumper, tanker, rescue vehicle, automobile extraction tools, wildlife firefighter and technical rescue equipment. 

General office equipment, including computer skills to operate software programs related to word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, etc. 

Employment Contract
IAFF 2217

Additional Information:
Accommodation Requests: Shortlisted candidates who require accommodation or have accessibility needs during the selection process are encouraged to reach out to the Recruiter and make requests to ensure their full participation. The City of Whitehorse is committed to reviewing requests and making arrangements for reasonable accommodation and accessibility requests. You may email to name of recruiter and
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