Fire Prevention Inspector – City of Kawartha Lakes
November 28, 2017

Employment Opportunity:  Fire Prevention Inspector - City of Kawartha Lakes - Closing date December 8, 2017

Full Time Employment Opportunity

Fire Prevention Inspector


The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fulfill the full time position of Fire Prevention Inspector.

External Posting
One Position
Job 17-168

Reports to: Fire Prevention Officer

Job Description:

  • Interact directly with communities and citizens in delivery of fire prevention services and programs;
  • Assist with development, implementation and delivery of public education programs to promote fire safety and fire prevention in accordance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, including public presentation displays, distribution of promotional materials, lectures and demonstrations;
  • Enforce fire prevention regulations of the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Province of Ontario.  Conduct inspections on all types of new and existing buildings and ensure conformity with applicable by laws, codes and regulations as required;
  • Issue compliance orders, attend Court or judicial proceedings to support prosecution process or related legal proceedings;
  • Inspect and test fire protection equipment and systems, prepare reports, testify and give evidence in court and prepare and present seminars on fire prevention and safety to groups and members of the public;
  • Perform site inspections, evaluations and compile detailed reports of inspections;
  • Assess plans for compliance with relevant codes and standards;
  • Evaluate and monitor fire safety plans;
  • Conduct investigations of fire scenes to determine cause and origin as required;
  • Perform firefighting duties as necessary;
  • Maintain professional currency and personal competency relating to pertinent legislation, regulations, operational procedures and expected standards;
  • Respond to telephone enquiries and complaints and liaise with other municipal departments, outside agencies or regulatory bodies;
  • Adhere to legislated health and safety requirements as prescribed by related Acts and regulations, corporate policy and departmental operating procedures;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills/Education Required:

  • Post-secondary Diploma in Fire Prevention or Fire Protection Engineering, or equivalent;
  • OFMEM Fire Prevention Officer Certification, National Fire Protection  Association Certification, or equivalent;
  • Ontario Secondary School graduation Diploma, or equivalent;
  • Minimum three years experience in fire inspection;
  • Possess the qualifications prescribed in Division C Section 3.1.4. of the Ontario Building Code, necessary for appointment as an Inspector;
  • Strong organization, communication, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Strong knowledge and ability to interpret legislation relating to Fire Prevention including Ontario Fire Code, Building Code, City by laws, regulations and prosecution and courtroom procedures;
  • Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and to maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside of the organization;
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing the principles of public education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building construction, services and techniques including industrial or commercial processes and the dangers of flammable and combustible materials;
  • Ability to read and interpret building plans, drawings and blueprints;
  • Sound knowledge of fire-fighting principles, practices, and equipment, gained through formal training or practical experience;
  • Demonstrated time management skills with ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities quickly and effectively, to maintain compliance and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and related software;
  • Proficient in use of required photography and/or audio-visual equipment;
  • Possess and maintain current CPR, First Responder and Defibrillation Certifications;
  • Possess and maintain, in good standing, a minimum Class G Driver’s License for the Province of Ontario with an acceptable driver’s abstract; DZ License is preferred and would be required within one year from date of employment. 

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by 4:00 pm on December 8, 2017 to:

Human Resources Officer
City of Kawartha Lakes
Box 9000, 28 Francis Street
Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

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We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

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