TOWN OF WATSON LAKE, YUKON
The Town of Watson Lake is recruiting a full time Fire Chief to lead our Volunteer Fire
Department of approximately 22 volunteers. The position is paid based on a 35 hour week. If you
are a leader in the fire services industry we would like to hear from you.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Post-Secondary education in Fire Service disciplines including fire prevention and
investigation training, as well as management training i.e. Company Officer and Fire
5-7 years progressive management experience in a fire setting
Sound knowledge of Canadian Fire Code and Canadian Building Code
Knowledge of current fire science and management innovations and able to implement
them when appropriate
Excellent oral & written communications and interpersonal skills with a wide range of
persons and groups including elected officials, municipal administrator, other fire service
agencies and community groups; is accessible
Possesses financial management and budgeting skills with insight and ability to
conceptualize and implement effective fiscal controls, practices and programs.
Ability to function as a team player
Knowledge and skill to conduct exceptional public relations
Salary for this position as per the Town’s collective agreement is between $65,144 and $73,320
Closing; January 18, 2113 at 4 pm.
Please submit applications to the Town of Watson Lake, Box 590, Watson Lake Yukon, Y0A 1C0
email@example.com. A detailed job description is available by contacting the above via email.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CHAIR – ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE-
Responses are to be submitted on or before 4:00 P.M., December 20, 2012 to the attention of: CAO Town of Watson Lake Box 590 Watson Lake, YT, Y0A 1C0 www.watsonlake.ca
1. Submission Details a. Three (3) copies of the response are to be in sealed envelopes or packages marked with the Respondent’s Name, Title and marked “Economic Revitalization RFP” b. The Town reserves the right to cancel this Request for Proposal for any reason without any liability to any proponent or to waive irregularities at their own discretion. c. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept the proposal deemed most favourable to the interests of the Town. d. The Town will not entertain any claims for costs related to the preparation and/or presentation of the proposals. e. The Town is not contractually bound to any matters until such time as the Town has negotiated a separate contract that is totally independent of the RFP process. f. Contractors must hold a valid inter-municipal or Watson Lake Business licence, and show WCB coverage and liability insurance. Queries should be submitted in writing to the above contact at: FAX: (867) 536-7522 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Introduction The Town of Watson Lake is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and/or corporate entities interested in implementing short term (1-3 years) and medium term opportunities for Watson Lake that have been identified by the Watson Lake’s Economic Revitalization Committee in its strategic plan, recently completed in the fall of 2012. Watson Lake is a community of approximately 1,200 people. It is located on the Alaska Highway at the BC/Yukon border approximately 4.5 hours east of Whitehorse and is generally considered the gateway to the Yukon. The community has experienced minimal population growth over the last several years. Economic development currently centers on government, transportation and resource development. The Term of engagement is from Feb 1, 2013 to Jan 31, 2014. The objective of this request for proposal is to provide the Town with qualified proponents capable of guiding the Commission and implementing the Committee’s strategic plan.
3. Overall Objectives The Town of Watson Lake requires a successful proponent to assist the Town in implementing 3-5 opportunities to be identified by the Town’s Economic Revitalization Committee. Acting as Chair to the Committee, the proponent will: Conduct a review of the 2012 strategic plan and assist the Committee in identifying 3-5 short term, attainable economic development opportunities. Identify specific opportunities for economic development which are most likely to show success and compare these to the economic strategic plan. Utilize case studies of other communities that have been successful and where possible, provide examples and strategies Conduct appropriate consultation processes with First Nations, industry and government Conduct Town Hall meetings with the community, informing them of pivotal developments as they occur. Develop business plans for those initiatives selected by the Committee with precise goals, objectives and timeframes. Identify resources and business assistance to facilitate the implementation process. Identify funding, grant or corporate sponsorship to support the plan’s implementation. Develop measurement criteria to assess the future economic development function. Economic Revitalization Committee The selected proponent will be expected to work with the Economic Revitalization Committee which has been appointed by Council to oversee the development of an economic development strategy. The Committee will report to Council on the progress of those items being implemented.