We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Township of Greater Madawaska is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request. Please contact the Township by email or by phone at 613-752-2222.

Current Career Opportunities

Fire Chief - Closing November 30, 2023

 The Township of Greater Madawaska is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the full-time position of Fire Chief. The Fire Chief is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Township’s fire services. The Fire Chief leads, directs, manages, and plans the fire department’s operations, including the Township’s two stations, with a volunteer complement. The role oversees fire prevention, fire suppression, fire investigation and inspection, public education, rescue operations, and emergency management. The Fire Chief ensures compliance with Township policies, by-laws, and other legislation that affects the Department’s operations. Integral to the position are long-range planning, master plans, and strategic priorities, project management, budget and financial management, and collaboration with other Township departments, community agencies, provincial ministries, and stakeholder groups. 


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of ten [10] years’ progressive experience in supervision, firefighting, and fire prevention methods, including five [5] at the Senior Officer level in a unionized and/or volunteer municipal environment.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Public, Business, Fire Services Administration, Management, or other relevant disciplines considered an asset.
  • Completion of National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] 1021 Fire Officer III, or Fire College Company Officer Certification or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of organization and management of fire departments and the demonstrated ability to implement them in a volunteer fire department setting.
  • Senior management experience with responsibilities for leadership and direction of fire services operations, strategic business planning, financial budget and business planning, innovation, fiscal accountability/sustainability, and human resource management within a public sector environment.
  • Hold and maintain a valid Class ‘DZ’ driver’s license in good standing.
  • First Aid and CPR Training Certificate.
  • Sound knowledge of fire and building codes and water supply needs for rural fire protection.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with the ability to quickly adapt to applicable software.


The salary range for this position is $43.31 to $50.95 based on a 25-35 hour work week, which includes a comprehensive benefit plan, enrollment in OMERS pension plan, and opportunity for a flex-time schedule.

Submission Deadline: Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, to be received no later than 3:00 p.m. November 30th, 2023, to:

Jessica Schroeder, Finance and Human Resources Administrator

Corporation of the Township of Greater Madawaska

19 Parnell Street, P.O. Box 180

Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0

Fax: 613-752-2617

Email: hr@greatermadawaska.com  


View the full Fire Chief Job Description


The Township of Greater Madawaska is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their

interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Township 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

the Township 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.

Volunteer Fire Firefighter

Are you interested in being an active part of our community ensuring safety and enhancing public education to the youth and families within the Township, do you want to challenge yourself to try something new? If this interests you, we invite you to join the Greater Madawaska Fire Department. Currently we have two stations one located in Calabogie and a station located in the Griffith. 

To apply to the fire department please complete the Volunteer Firefighter Application

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