Fire Prevention & By-law Enforcement Officer, Dryden Fire Service
September 15, 2020
Employment Opportunity: Fire Prevention & By-law Enforcement Officer, Dryden Fire Service - Closing Date October 7, 2020

Internal/External Posting

Job Title: Fire Prevention & By-law Enforcement Officer
Date Posted:  Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Department:  Dryden Fire Service
Closing:  4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
Location:  Dryden Fire Service
Reports to:  Fire Chief or designate
Full time permanent position with benefits as per City policy and salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience
Job Summary:
The Fire Prevention Officer is responsible for coordinating all Fire Prevention Division activities, conducting fire safety inspections, enforcing the Ontario Fire Code and other relevant legislation and standards, coordinating the delivery of public education, conducting plans examination as it relates to fire safety, reviewing special event applications as it relates to fire safety, preparing court documents required for prosecution of fire code violations and investigating the cause and origin of fires.
The Fire Prevention Officer will also be the Municipal Property Standards By-law Enforcement Officer and be responsible for enforcing municipal by-laws and provincial legislation pertaining to the minimum maintenance standards of properties, which require repairs, or general upkeep of the building exterior, interior and yards. This position will ensure occupancy standards including zoning regulations are maintained within residential, commercial, and industrial units and their surrounding yards and conduct investigations, collect and document evidence, issue Orders, notices, inspection reports, attend property standards appeals, testify in court, and participate in community outreach and public relations activities when required.
Job Specifications:
  1. Diploma or Degree in Fire Protection Technology or other fire related field is preferred (or equivalent experience or qualifications)
  2. Minimum five years of experience in fire prevention, inspection, installation, maintenance and/or enforcement or a related field is preferred (or equivalent experience or qualifications)
  3. Certification as a Fire Inspector I and II, NFPA 1031 (or the ability to acquire within 24 months)
  4. Certification as a Fire Investigator, NFPA 1033 (or the ability to acquire within 24 months)
  5. Certification as a Fire and Life Safety Educator I and II, NFPA 1035 (or the ability to acquire within 24 months)
  6. Having a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) considered an asset
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code and other related fire protection standards, codes and regulations
  8. Qualification as a Building Official for conducting fire safety related Building Code Inspections and other related municipal training considered an asset
  9. Full driver’s license required; DZ endorsement an asset but not required
  10. Experience training or teaching children or adults or similar training an asset
  11. Experience interpreting building construction and plans examination considered an asset
  12. Experience conducting fire inspections and knowledge of fire protection systems
  13. Experience conducting training and developing programs preferred
  14. Previous firefighting experience considered an asset but is not required
  15. Previous by-law enforcement experience considered an asset
  16. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and related software considered an asset
  17. Exceptional written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service
  18. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
Application Process:
Interested applicants are to submit a cover letter & resume to: 
Human Resources, 30 Van Horne Ave, Dryden, ON P8N 2A7
FAX:  807-223-6141    Email:
Personal Information contained on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. 
Questions with respect to the collection of personal information should be addressed to the 
Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator, City of Dryden, 30 Van Horne Avenue, Dryden, ON P8N 2A7 (807) 223-1125.
Accommodations of persons with disabilities are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. 
Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance to the Manager of Human Resources, or designate.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.