Penticton Fire Chief Wayne Williams announced he would be retiring this December. The fire department will move ahead with two deputy fire chiefs.

Penticton searching for assistant fire chief

Deputy Chief Dave Spalding will continue his role and there will be two Deputy Chiefs after the hiring.

The City of Penticton is looking for an Assistant Fire Chief.

The posting for the job went online on Nov. 17 and the city is looking for someone who will “provide a high level of support in the day-to-day operations of the department” the posting states.

Deputy Chief Dave Spalding will continue his role and there will be two Deputy Chiefs after the hiring.

Mayor Andrew Jakubeit said there is no new Fire Chief as of yet, but part of the duties for the new Deputy Chief will be a training officer role for the fire training centre.

In August, Penticton Fire Chief Wayne Williams announced he would be retiring this December. He held the position of fire chief for a decade. Before moving to Penticton to take the job as deputy chief, Williams worked for 20 years at the Port Moody Fire Department.

According to the job posting, a successful candidate for the assistant fire chief position will have a fire services leadership or administration diploma/degree and 15 years of progressive experience in municipal fire or emergency services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A post-secondary education in business administration or management studies is an asset as well.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 7.

 

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