Fire Prevention Officer
Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with two marinas, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, beaches and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day. With a population projected to grow to 200,000 people within the next 15 years, Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief, and under the direction of the Chief Fire Prevention Officer, the Fire Prevention Officer will be responsible for:
Enforcing the Fire Prevention Regulations of the Municipality and the Province of Ontario;
Conducting comprehensive fire prevention inspections and surveys of all classes of buildings and occupancies to ensure conformity with applicable laws;
Acting in the role of Assistant to the Fire Marshal;
Testifying and presenting evidence in court;
Developing and delivering community fire and life safety strategies/educational programs;
Conducting plans review of new construction;
Organizing related community-based functions; and
Other related duties as assigned.
The successful applicant will possess:
The successful candidate will possess a Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Fire Protection Technology and/or Graduate of the Fire Prevention Officer program from the Ontario Fire College or equivalent education related to the fire safety industry;
Thorough knowledge of applicable codes, regulations and standards including but not limited to the Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code, NFPA Standards and other relevant provincial legislation culminating with the following preferred qualifications:
o NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level l and or Level ll
o NFPA 1035 Public Educator Level l and or Level ll
o Ontario Building Code qualification in General Legal
o Ontario Building Code qualification in Fire Protection
Related Fire Prevention experience within a Municipal Fire Service.
Proven ability to interact with the general public and representatives of the business community in a courteous, tactful and professional manner;
Proven ability to prosecute offenders of Municipal Bylaws, Ontario Fire Code and /or Ontario Building Code;
Demonstrated ability to interpret building plans and drawings with a thorough understanding of construction details and features as well as industrial/manufacturing processes;
Demonstrated excellence in delivering public education programs, technical report preparation capabilities and written correspondence skills;
Ability to develop, implement and evaluate public education programs and proven administrative duties,
Must be able to maintain a high level of organization as a means to adhere to legal timelines;
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) experience with AMANDA software is preferred;
Valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing;
Ability to work a flexible work schedule including occasional evenings and weekends;
Ability to provide a valid, satisfactory Police Criminal Record Check.
Salary: In accordance with the prevailing rates in the current Collective Agreement.
Hours: Ten (10) hour shifts (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.), four (4) days per week. Occasional evening and/or weekend shifts may be assigned.
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Application Instructions: To be considered for this challenging opportunity, please apply through the Town of Whitby website; Current Opportunities.
The selection process may include assessment methods to further determine a candidate’s knowledge and skills for the position.
The Town of Whitby is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please advise Human Resource Services of any accommodations needed to ensure your access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
Acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.