Fire Prevention Officer – Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario
November 17, 2022
Employment Opportunity: Fire Prevention Officer – Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario  Closing date: December 8, 2022 

 

The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc – Full-Time Job Opportunity

Fire Prevention Officer


The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is looking for someone who shares our values of teamwork, respect, honesty and commitment. You will be joining a team of dedicated, professional and committed co-workers, willing to go the extra mile to serve residents and ratepayers. Our mission is to lead and serve our communities by pursuing opportunities, leveraging partnerships and managing our resources to achieve growth. The bar is set high, but we strive to reach it together.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow and promote positive change in a friendly, safe environment, we’d love to hear from you!

Strathroy-Caradoc… Urban Opportunity, Rural Hospitality.

The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc’s Fire Services is currently accepting applications for one (1) full-time permanent “Fire Prevention Officer.”

Goal Statement:

As a member of the Municipal team, each employee is responsible for serving the citizens of Strathroy-Caradoc by meeting the ratepayers’ needs and expectations, as articulated by Council, by striving to be the best in everything we do through attitude, training and creativity, and for representing the Municipality as a strong, integrated organization dedicated to quality, sustainable and viable services.

Position Summary:
 

Reporting to the Director of Fire Services / Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer will be responsible for day-to-day operational management and administration of fire prevention activities across the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc. This position is responsible for enforcing the Ontario Fire Code, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, applicable sections of the Ontario Building Code, municipal by-laws related to fire protection, and other related codes and standards by conducting public fire safety education, fire prevention inspections, and fire investigations of all classes of buildings and occupancies.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Fire Safety or related program, or an acceptable combination of education, experience, and training in a Fire Services position
  • 3 - 5 years progressive related experience in a Fire Service, with practical experience as a firefighter preferred
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Training:
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector I or equivalent (able to attain Level II)
  • NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Life Safety Education l or equivalent (able to attain Level ll)
  • NFPA 1033 Fire Investigator or equivalent (or ability to attain)
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and II an asset
  • NAFI Fire Investigator (Current member in good standing) / Certified Fire Explosives Investigator (CFEI) designation an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Ontario Fire Code, Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code, applicable National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) standards and guidelines, Occupational Health and Safety Act as it relates to the fire service, existing standards, related and existing municipal by-laws and legislation
  • Thorough knowledge of the characteristics of fire, fire spread, building material and construction practices, and a working knowledge of alarm systems, suppression devices, emergency lighting and internal communications equipment
  • Ability to read and decipher building plans with a good working knowledge of construction practices an asset
  • Certified under the Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 3 - Fire Protection (has current BCIN) an asset
  • Analytical skills to interpret and apply codes to all situations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Have sound judgment with the ability to competently represent the municipality as a professional
  • Possess a valid and current standard first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (Level C) including Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification or greater
  • Computer literacy utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and virtual meeting platforms. Experience using FirePro2 an asset
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract. Ontario Class “D” driver’s licence with a “Z” endorsement an asset
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to starting employment
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to starting employment

To view the full job descriptions please visit www.strathroy-caradoc.ca

Compensation:

Wage:            Building Inspector / Plans Examiner: Band 6 - $71,890.00 - $89,853.40          

Benefits:        Comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the OMERS pension plan

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are invited to e-mail their cover letter and resume by 5:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2022 to:

E-mail: careers@strathroy-caradoc.ca

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for employment purposes. The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.