The Director, EMS Fleet reports to the Associate Executive Director, Business Standards & Operations Support. This complex position is responsible for the acquisition and management of the assets in the provincial EMS fleet, utilized by approximately 3,000 emergency medical personnel province-wide in the delivery of safe, reliable and effective transport of EMS personnel and patients to and from approximately 400,000 annual medical emergencies. The role is responsible for ensuring the highest possible fleet standards, as well as cost effectiveness, for vehicle sourcing, fleet safety, life cycling and maintenance to optimize all aspects of service delivery. The Director, EMS Fleet has financial oversight of approximately $40 million annually in capital and operating budgets. The Director develops and executes business plans for fleet management and strategic EMS planning. The Director provides leadership and coordination to a provincial team of Professionals, Managers, Supervisors and their subordinates to ensure operational plans and principles are followed, quality assurance programs and risk management strategies are developed and implemented, and operational plans and objectives are achieved. The Director is accountable for all aspects of the provincial EMS fleet operations, maintenance, safety, risk management and quality assurance.
The candidate will have an undergraduate degree in business or management. A minimum of 15 years of related emergency service leadership or managerial experience in large organizations. A combination of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge in fleet procurement, safety, operations and maintenance is required.
Ideally, the candidate will have previous EMS management experience. A strong operational EMS background and knowledge of large scale EMS systems and their service delivery models provides the necessary foundation to manage the portfolio and integrate provincial Fleet strategies into EMS field operations and optimize service delivery. Additional qualifications include: Experience in strategy, policy development, leadership, and project and program management. Experience managing and leading management and unionized personnel. Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector.
Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) is a preferred qualification.