Training Officer, The Corporation of the Town of Oakville
April 10, 2018

Employment Opportunity: Training Officer, The Corporation of the Town of Oakville - Closing Date April 23, 2018

                               THE CORPORATION OF THE




POSITION ID: 5051-002                                                                                                                                             CALL NO. 18-1321
This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job.  Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment.
Job Designation:                         Training Officer
Department:                                 Fire
Salary Range / Pay Grade:         $113,129 (Probationary Rate)
                                                      $121,983 (Full time Rate)
Reporting to the Chief and the Assistant Chief Training Officer, the Training Officer will be responsible for preparing and delivering emergency-related training to all fire department staff.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Trains firefighters in various subjects such as; basic fire prevention measures, in-service fire prevention procedures, forcible entry, rescue, salvage, ventilation, hydraulics, pumper operation, aerial ladder operation, ground ladder evolutions, fire streams, equipment and apparatus maintenance, fire alarm, water supply and sprinkler systems, overhaul procedures, knots and hitches, first aid/CPR, SCBA drills, communications, and chemistry as applied to the fire service and other related subjects.
  • Maintains records of training including, personnel, apparatus/equipment use and learning outcomes.
  • Assists Officers with pre-fire planning. Visits various locations and buildings to prepare pre-fire planning programs.
  • Keeps current with related manuals on training inspiring a desire for learning and advancement.
  • Conducts specialized training in various subject areas such as; hazardous materials response, high angle rescue, confined space, ice/water rescue, vehicle extrication, all modes of transportation, etc.
  • Demonstrates and participates in areas of specialized rescue training.
  • Conducts officer training in various subject areas for Acting Captains, Captains and Platoon Chiefs.
  • Conducts Ontario Fire College approved courses.
  • Conducts recruit and in-service training of fire department staff.
  • Supervises and assists with training conducted by Captains and Senior Officers.
  • Assists in testing Firefighters on basic skills of firefighting.
  • Develops lesson plans, Operating Guidelines, etc., and produces training aids for the fire department.
  • Reports results of tests pertaining to recruit and in-service training to the Chief Training Officer.
  • Keeps abreast of changing local conditions and technological changes including (computerization) in firefighting operations.
  • Assists as required in the development and/or assessment of specifications for various firefighting equipment or apparatus.
  • Evaluates new equipment, trends, and processes and makes recommendations to senior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must have or complete NFPA Fire Instructor Level I or equivalent certification in Adult Education.
  • Experience in instructing/demonstrating and participating in areas of specialized rescue training.
  • Experience in emergency medical care (primary or advance care paramedic) or providing emergency vehicle driver/operator training a definite asset.
  • Experience preparing and delivering training in a variety of styles e.g. lectures interactive sessions and demonstrations.
  • Knowledge of and proven experience in adult education and 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.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude.
  • Working knowledge of computer related programs.
  • Working knowledge of operation and maintenance of all equipment and apparatus, as well as policies, procedures and guidelines of the Fire Department.
  • Must have a DZ drivers license.
The successful applicant shall enroll and complete the NFPA Fire Instructor Level I at the Ontario Fire College within 3 years.
Applications for this position must be received at no later than midnight on April 23, 2018.

DATED: April 10, 2018

Successful candidates will abide by Ontario Health & Safety Legislation and follow Corporate Health & Safety Policies
The Town of Oakville is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3.