Fire Prevention Inspector and/or Fire Prevention/Education Inspector, City of Cambridge
February 7, 2019

Employment Opportunity: Fire Prevention Inspector and/or Fire Prevention/Education Inspector, City of Cambridge, Closing Date: March 4, 2019


Fire Prevention Inspector and/or
Fire Prevention/Education Inspector
People, Place, Prosperity
Working within our Strategic Plan of People, Place, and Prosperity, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to make the City of Cambridge a place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.
What You Will Be Doing
1. Conducts fire and life safety inspections;
2. Enforces the Ontario Fire Code and other applicable provincial codes and any authorized municipal fire prevention by-laws;
3. Prepares prosecution briefs, attends Provincial Offenses Court and testifies in the prosecution of offences under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997;
4. Evaluates, approves and enforces fire and life safety plans and observes fire evacuation drills;
5. Communicates fire and life safety messages with the public and assists in the delivery of public education programs;
6. Performs public relations, liaises and collaborates with other city divisions, partner agencies and community organizations;
7. Delivers internal training to raise awareness of department personnel of public education;
8. Delivers internal training to department personnel to raise awareness of fire prevention programs and activities;
9. Conducts fire investigations, documents fire scenes and reports on origin and cause;
10. Evaluates development proposals;
11. Reviews building plans for compliance with relevant codes and standards;
12. Conducts inspections of new or renovated buildings;
13. Issues plans approvals for compliance equivalencies;
14. Provides technical support and training for fire department personnel;
15. Performs administration duties;
16. Maintains professional competency; 
17. Required to attend, and successfully complete, any training required by the Fire Chief or designate which may be internal, off site or out of City;
18. Performs after-hours fire prevention programs, fire investigations and public education activities, as required; and
19. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements
Post-Secondary graduation from a university, technical or community college in Building Construction, Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or an equivalent combination of experience, training and knowledge to competently perform all aspects of this job. The Fire Chief will determine equivalency for candidates.
  • Possess a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening;
  • Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License (minimum Class “G”) with a clean driver’s abstract;
  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to develop proficiency in other corporate solutions;
  • Physical ability to wear SCBA and respirator mask while performing work for long periods of time; and
  • Certification as a Fire Prevention Officer under the former Ontario Fire Service Standards or NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I.
  • The Fire Prevention/Education Inspector candidate must also possess certification as a Public Educator under NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification as a Fire Prevention Officer under the former Ontario Fire Service Standards, or NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level II with the supplemental courses prescribed by the OFMEM;
  • Certification as a Public Educator under NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Educator;
  • Certification as a Fire Inspector under NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator or NFPA 921 Fire and Explosion Investigator;
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code Act and regulation considered an asset. For example, possess a BCIN with qualifications in Part 3 Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility; and
  • Experience with code enforcement and courtroom procedures would be considered an asset;

We actively seek candidates who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities that are over and above our minimum requirements.

Additional courses, education or training that are related to fire, public education, fire prevention or emergency services would be considered definite assets. These include post-secondary education, trades qualifications, civil engineering programs, architectural programs or fire protection engineering programs.  We value skills or experiences such as previous firefighting, teaching, inspection, plans examination or emergency service experience, coaching and volunteer work. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment are very important.

Your Compensation
This position has an annual salary range of $53,510 (55% of 1st Class Fire Fighter Rate) to $105,073 (108% of 1st Class Fire Fighter Rate) (2017 Rates).
Hours of Work
This position requires working a 4 day compressed work week (10 hour shifts), on a rotating Monday to Friday schedule. Emergency Call-In is a requirement of this position.
Posting Closing Date
To apply for this position visit: This posting closes on March 4, 2019.
Accommodation Needs and Protection of Privacy

The City of Cambridge is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please make your needs known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Division.

Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only.