Training Officer, Central York Fire Services
December 1, 2017
Employment Opportunity: Training Officer, Central York Fire Services - Closing Date December 20, 2017


Central York Fire Services

 Training Officer

40-hour work week

Central York Fire Services is a consolidated fire service that strives to provide excellence in public fire education, prevention and emergency fire/rescue services to the residents of Aurora and Newmarket. These two growing, vibrant communities have a combined population of over 140,000 and cover an area of approximately 78 square kilometers. Operating from 4 fire stations, with a full-time staff of 139, Central York Fire Services responds to over 4000 calls for assistance per year, and participates in mutual aid with all other fire services in York Region, ensuring sufficient emergency response capabilities for any event. In addition, Central York Fire Services is proud to offer a high level of leadership, opportunities for professional development and the chance to contribute to two of the most dynamic and livable communities in Canada.
Under the direction of the Assistant Deputy Chief, the Training Officer is responsible for developing, preparing, delivering, evaluating and monitoring training programs for CYFS staff. The Training Officers are integral for the implementation of approved training programs and working with the shift instructors on a wide variety of topics to ensure all front-line staff meet the job requirements. The Training Division coordinates Fire College courses, identifies appropriate off-site training courses for staff to attend and develops and develops in-service training programs. They are responsible to coordinate shift instructors on the delivery of training material and procedures to frontline staff. These duties include managing some specialized equipment, involvement in equipment research and procurement, participate in recruit selection and promotional examinations as required.
  • Certified Training Officer Accreditation by the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office or Certified NFPA 1041 - Fire Service Instructor Level I with ability to achieve Level II within 3 years, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Post-secondary courses in adult learning.
  • Demonstrated capability in developing, delivering, evaluating, monitoring and recording effective fire service training programs.
  • Able to perform all of the duties of a suppression firefighter as required.
  • Experience in instructing/demonstrating and participating in areas of specialized rescue training.
  • Experience in preparing and delivering training in a variety of styles, e.g. lectures, interactive sessions and demonstrations.
  • Knowledge of various teaching techniques and methods, including creating lesson plans, guide sheets and use of variety of teaching aids.
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills and proven good judgment.
  • Proficiency in use of computer including MS Office, Internet, and fire department management software (e.g. Firehouse) etc.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all equipment and apparatus, as well as policies, procedures and guidelines of the Fire Department.
  • Must have no criminal record unless a pardon has been granted under the Criminal. Record Act of Canada and has not been revoked.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License Class "D" with "Z" endorsement.
  • Ability to work a flexible work week, including some evenings and weekends.
Salary: $107,906
Please apply online at by the end of business day on December 20, 2017 quoting the file number 17-148. For more information, please visit the Central York Fire Services website at
The Town of Newmarket is committed to accommodate all applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities including the recruitment process. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at ext. 2050.