Probationary Fire Prevention Officer, Markham Fire and Emergency Services
February 12, 2020
Employment Opportunity:  Probationary Fire Prevention Officer, Markham Fire and Emergency Services - Closing Date March 11, 2020



The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

The Probationary Fire Prevention Officer position is an exciting opportunity to apply your strong plan review skills and experience in the fields of fire prevention and protection as part of the Markham Fire and Emergency Services Department, which strives to provide the highest level of life safety and property protection to those who live, work and play in our community.  Reporting to the Senior Fire Prevention Officer, you will enforce the Fire Prevention regulations of the Municipality and the Province of Ontario, by conducting comprehensive fire prevention inspections and surveys of all classes of buildings and occupancies to ensure conformity with all applicable laws.  As an Assistant to the Fire Marshal, you will inspect and test fire-protection equipment and systems, prepare inspection orders, review fire safety plans, testify and give evidence in court, as well as prepare seminars on fire prevention and fire safety and present them to groups and members of the public. 

Closing date for this posting is March 11, 2020.

Your professional profile as a Probationary Fire Prevention Officer will include:

  • Community college diploma in Fire Protection Technology or a related discipline.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience in the fire and life safety field. 
  • Strong working knowledge of legislation, standards and regulations related to all aspects of fire protection, fire prevention and fire safety education.
  • NFPA 1031, Level I Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector certification.
  • Track record as an organized professional with excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, research and report-writing skills.
  • A valid Ontario Class G driver’s licence.
  • Ontario Fire College graduate or are willing to successfully complete courses and upgrade your education as required.
  • As a condition of employment, a satisfactory driver’s abstract and vulnerable sector screening check must be submitted.

This full-time position is subject to a 12-month probationary period and we offer a salary per the current collective agreement. For more information on this Probationary Fire Prevention Officer position and to apply online, please visit our website at

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all those applicants who have applied; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.