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Fire Prevention Officer (Full time Permanent)
Department: Georgina Fire & Rescue Services….
Fire Prevention Officer (Full Time Permanent) (Job# 2019-85)
Department: Fire & Rescue Services
Status: Full Time, Permanent, Unionized
Date Posted: July 9, 2019
Date Closing: July 23, 2019
Number of Positions: 1
Scheduled Hours/Shifts: 42 hours/week
Salary: Per Collective Agreement: $109,966.30
- Responsible for inspecting premises within the Town of Georgina to determine compliance respecting applicable codes and regulations, instigating corrective or legal action where necessary; preparing and delivering public fire safety and fire prevention programs; preparing and maintaining a variety of reports, records, statistics and correspondence of an administrative and operational nature.
- Responsible for dealing effectively with the general public, local businesses, the media, community organizations, senior officials and other departmental contacts, with a commitment to customer service excellence.
- Responsible for effectively leading personnel and creating a positive work environment; exercising sound judgement and co-operating with all staff. Expected to be reliable, punctual, and professional and work conscientiously with limited supervision.
Public Educator/Fire Prevention Inspector (2)
- Operational Responsibilities
- Conducts fire and life safety inspections so that premises meet the requirements of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, the Ontario Fire Code, the Ontario Building Code and other relevant legislation and an acceptable degree of building and life safety is achieved.
- Evaluates, approves and enforces fire safety plans so that compliance with the Ontario Fire Code is ensured.
- Evaluates development proposals such as site plans, subdivision plans, zoning applications and official plans using relevant legislation and municipal policy, so that adequate fire protection measures are provided for in municipal legal agreements.
- As directed, examines fire scene as authorized by the Fire Protection and Prevention Act using accepted fire investigation techniques so that the cause and origin of the fire is determined, the effectiveness of occupant behaviour is assessed and evidence that is collected is acceptable in a court of law.
- Reviews building plans for compliance with relevant codes and standards, so that these plans are in compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the Ontario Fire Code and all other relevant codes and standards.
- Conducts inspections of new or renovated buildings using the Ontario Building Code and the approved plans so that these buildings are in compliance with all relevant codes and standards and fire protection and life safety systems function as designed and are located as per approved plan.
- Issues plan approvals for compliance equivalencies on submissions by architects and/or engineers so that alternate solutions are in compliance with objective of relevant codes and standards.
- Initiates and participates in the prosecution of offenders of fire legislation so that all relevant evidence is presented in a professional manner and is admissible, accurate and complete.
- Ensures that reports and statistical data is collected and stored, and the Fire Prevention Division functions in accordance with department regulations, policies and procedures.
- Maintains professional competency so that the fire prevention officer remains current with new and existing legislation, codes and standards, personal development is valued and undertaken, departmental fire safety standards are met and professional competence is maintained
- Complies with and ensures all pertinent Health and Safety legislation, approved Operational Guidelines and Policies and other applicable legislation are adhered to.
- May be assigned other operational duties and functions from time to time.
2. Customer Service:
- Develops, delivers and evaluates public education programs using community risk and needs assessments so that the incidence of fire, injuries and the loss of life and property are likely to be reduced. Interacts with all stakeholders in a professional and courteous manner.
- Performs public relations functions, building rapport and using materials and displays, such that fire prevention and fire survival behaviours are promoted and the professional image of the fire service is maintained and/or enhanced.
- Cooperatively communicates with the public through the media, as designated, so that the public and media are aware of fire prevention and fire survival techniques that reduce injuries and loss of life and property and the information provided is in compliance with current legislation.
- Communicates with and enlists the co-operation and support of Fire Department Staff and fosters a feeling of pride and loyalty to the Corporation.
- Exercises sound judgement in evaluating situations and in making decisions by considering the safety and wellbeing of each person that is involved.
- Interacts professionally and courteously with all individuals while conducting inspections of new or renovated buildings.
- Oversees the daily activity of the Division and provides technical and legislative advice and guidance when requested to do so.
- Identifies any proactive intervention that is needed and gets agreement from the Deputy Fire Chief before implementing solutions.
- Willingly works flexible hours to accommodate the provision of evening and weekend service.
- Provide well-structured and easy to follow technical training/support for fire department personnel so that the department personnel can apply pertinent and accurate information to emergency situations and are able to perform their tasks in an efficient, effective manner. Use technology as a tool and engage the audience.
- Creates an environment in which fire service personnel are motivated so that a respectful, trusting and open relationship is developed between the officers and staff members, morale is maintained at a high level and fire department goals and objectives are supported and attained.
- Adhere to all Town of Georgina policies and procedures.
- Prepare/submit required reports to the Fire Chief on Division activities as required.
- Identify and resolve issues swiftly, with minimal disruption, following the appropriate practices and processes of the Georgina Fire Department.
- Prepare and conduct annual performance reviews and provides feedback and coaches divisional staff regarding performance so that individual strengths and weaknesses are recognized, unacceptable performance is discussed and actions agreed to and an effective team is built.
- Be readily available and accessible to assist staff and other stakeholders.
- Sets short, medium and long range personal goals and objectives for self and divisional staff regarding career plans, promotions, training requirements and personal performance levels so that a satisfactory degree of pride, self-awareness and job satisfaction is achieved.
- Contribute to the long term and short term goals of the division
- Process vacation and lieu time requests and submit to the Fire Chief for approval and advise Fire Chief of any Divisional status changes.
- Review time sheet submissions for accuracy. Submit to Chief for approval.
The statements contained within this job description reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties of the position and will not be construed as a detailed description of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
- Skill/Knowledge Requirements:
- Post-secondary education in Building Construction, Architectural Engineering, Fire Protection or related field or equivalent combined education and experience;
- Seven (7) years previous experience full time in Fire;
- OFM Certification as a Fire Prevention Officer or NFPA 1031 Inspector Levels I and II or eligible;
- OFM Certification as a Fire Investigator or NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator or eligible;
- OFM Certification as a Fire and Life Safety Educator or NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I or eligible;
- OFM Certification as a Public Information Officer or NFPA 1035 Public Information Officer;
- Thorough knowledge of all Codes, Acts, By-laws and Legislation pertaining to Fire Prevention;
- Knowledge of regulations related to fire safety and life safety methods and equipment;
- Investigative skills;
- Presentation and communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to investigate and research details for reports;
- Demonstrated plans review skills;
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and utilize organizational skills including the ability to effectively use resources to achieve objectives;
- Demonstrated leadership acumen (Skills such as creating a vision, team leadership, communication and feedback skills, delegation, performance management, staff development and problem solving skills, enabling and driving change);
- Excellent public relations, customer service focus;
- Detailed technical report preparation capabilities and excellent written correspondence skills;
- Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence;
- Possess and maintain current CPR and First Aid;
- Skill and efficiency in a Windows environment, including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; and
- Skill and efficiency in FireHouse.
How to apply:
Please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence by July 23, 2019 at 12 noon identifying Job #2019-85 – Last Name, First Name in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure your application is saved as PDF format and in one single document.
Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Town of Georgina is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. As we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.