Fire Chief/Health & Safety Coordinator, Town of Marathon
May 7, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Fire Chief/Health & Safety Coordinator, Town of Marathon - Closing Date May 28, 2018

Town of Marathon

Job Posting

Fire Chief/Health & Safety Coordinator

The Town of Marathon is located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior, on the eastern edge of the District of Thunder Bay.  With a population of approximately 3,500, Marathon acts as a regional hub offering full service benefits in a friendly, outgoing and safe small town setting. Come experience the comfort and affordability of our friendly spirited community.

The Town of Marathon is committed to providing a positive and progressive workplace that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Fire Chief/Health & Safety Coordinator is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Fire Services department including firefighting and fire prevention. Also responsible for the corporate health and safety program for the Town of Marathon.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate of Ontario Fire College or equivalent, plus five (5) years experience in the fire service in a senior officer position
  • Experience and knowledge of occupational health and safety, preferably in a Municipal setting
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification - Parts 1 & 2 would be considered an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Provincial Offences Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act and all other acts and regulations related to the position
  • Experience in training and supervising firefighters and comprehensive knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods and equipment
  • Excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid Class DZ driver’s licence and clean driver’s abstract
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite software (word processing, spreadsheet)
  • Physically able to perform firefighting duties
  • Must provide a vulnerable sector check satisfactory to the Employer
  • Willing to attend meetings outside normal work hours, including periodic weekend and evening on-call duties and/or responding to after-hours emergencies as required

Hours of work:       36.25 hours per week

Salary:                    Will be commensurate with experience

Please submit applications before Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Andrea Gauthier, Organizational Resources Officer
Town of Marathon
4 Hemlo Drive, P.O. Bag “TM”
Marathon, Ontario  P0T 2E0

Phone:  (807)229-1340 x2234    Fax:  (807)229-1999          E-mail:


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