The Town of BWG is looking for an energetic, highly motivated and organized professional to join the enforcement division of the Fire and Emergency Services department.
Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the individual will be responsible for carrying out comprehensive complaint and fire protection surveys, and promoting and enforcing fire safety regulations. The candidate will develop, deliver and evaluate public education programs throughout the community and provide fire safety training to various client groups; assist the Fire Marshal by conducting post-fire investigations for the purpose of determining fire cause and origin; maintain detailed records; prepare reports; provide evidence before Court; initiate and participate in prosecutions; evaluate and review fire safety plan submission for compliance with the Ontario Fire Code; and perform additional duties or special projects as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in the field of Fire Protection Technology, Building Construction, Engineering, Architecture or equivalent. Candidates will have completed the NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner Level II or the Ontario Fire College – Fire Prevention Officer Certification with the completed GAP program and NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator certification and demonstrated teaching, training or media skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have BCIN qualifications in general legal and fire protection; extensive training and experience in conducting fire safety inspections; experience developing and delivering public education programs; experience in the prosecution of offenders for non-compliance with by-laws and provincial legislation; and conducting building code plan review and inspections. Candidates will have a thorough knowledge of the technical aspects of alarms, detection, sprinkler systems, fire pumps, hazardous materials, emergency electrical power systems and other factors related to fire protection and of all provincial legislation pertaining to fire protection and prevention in new and existing buildings. Candidates must have the ability to perform the physical requirements of the position including walking, climbing, digging and lifting; working outside in inclement weather conditions. Successful candidates will have excellent analytical, organizational, investigative, research and report writing skills; and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Firehouse software; and strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with the public.
Candidates must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class ‘G’ Driver’s License in good standing. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening upon hire as a condition of employment. In addition, qualified applicants will be asked to undergo a written test to determine eligibility.
Successful candidates must have, or be willing to obtain the Ontario Building Code exams for Legal and Fire Protection and continue further education to successfully complete the requirements of the Ontario Fire College to become a certified Fire Inspector II under the NFPA standards.
This position offers a salary range of $68,514 to $91,352 (2015 rates) plus a competitive benefit package.
To explore this challenging opportunity further, we invite qualified applicants to forward their resume and covering letter in confidence, quoting file number 2018-FP02 by 4:30 p.m. on February 28th, 2018 to:
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Human Resources Department
125 Simcoe Road, PO Box 251, Bradford, Ontario L3Z 2A8
Fax: 905 775-8633 or email email@example.com