Fire Training Officer, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
April 13, 2017

Employment Opportunity:  Fire Training Officer, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville - Closing Date April 26, 2017

Fire Training Officer

(Job # 2017-046-IE)


Department:                           Fire and Emergency Services
Status:                                    Full-time, Permanent
Date Posted:                          April 12, 2017
Date Closing:                         April 26, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Number of Positions:            1
Scheduled Hours/Shifts:      40 hours per week, shifts may vary according to scheduled hours
Salary:                                    $111,991 per year

Position Purpose:
Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief, the Training Officer is responsible for the establishment, organization, coordination and administration of all training programs including maintenance and documentation. Key duties include: developing and coordinating training programs, manuals, lessons and syllabus for both volunteer and full-time fire department personnel; coordinating the delivery of fire service related training programs such as recruit training, officer development, emergency care, vehicle driver/operator training etc.; researching and evaluating fire department policies, procedures, techniques and equipment; attending major emergencies as a resource or to provide support role for Incident Commander; assisting with recruitment and evaluation - screening resumes, arranging interviews, and creating new hire documents for Volunteer and Full-time Firefighters; managing Automated External Defibrillation and Ice/Water specialized training such as Trench Rescue, Confined Space and Hazmat; maintaining training records for all fire department employees; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as a Full-time Firefighter or seven (7) years of experience as a Volunteer Firefighter
  • Thorough working knowledge of all applicable legislations & regulatory standards, fire apparatus & equipment operation, safety practices & associated training methods
  • Ability to investigate, research & compile data for reports
  • Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to build collaborative working relationships with the general public, officers, firefighters, and staff
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and record keeping skills
  • Effective organization skills; ability to prioritize and meet conflicting deadlines regularly
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and internet research skills
  • Class D Driver’s License with “Z” endorsement in good standing, and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business
How to apply:
Please forward your resume in confidence by April 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., identifying Job # 2017-046-IE in the subject line to
Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Whitchurch-Stouffville is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and 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.