Public Educator - Probationary, City of Richmond Hill
July 20, 2021
Employment Opportunity: Public Educator - Probationary, City of Richmond Hill - Closing Date: August 19, 2021

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Community Services
Fire Services
$57,231.35 -$57,231.35 Annual
Full Time
Internal and External

Public Educator - Probationary

Position Summary
Reporting to the Chief of Fire Prevention, you will conduct various activities in support of fire prevention, public education, department goals and objectives, and special projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Development and delivery of community fire and life safety education programs and messages
  • Coordinate fire service participation at special events and programs
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of effective fire and life safety public relation strategies
  • Perform public relations, liaise and collaborate with other City divisions, partner agencies and community organizations
  • Evaluate and approve life safety plans and fire drill scenarios
  • Carry out general inspections and assists with inspection activities 
  • Enforce the Ontario Fire Code
  • Deliver internal training to City and department personnel to raise awareness of fire prevention programs and activities
Education and Experience
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Fire and Life Safety Education, Teaching, Communications, Social Media Relations, Marketing, Writing, or related discipline
  • Completion of NFPA 1041 Instructor Program, NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Program
  • NFPA 1035 Level II Fire and Life Safety Educator Program through the Ontario Fire College or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a fire service industry directly responsible for the delivery of fire and life safety education
Required Skills/Knowledge
  • Demonstrate aptitude for the delivery of public and life safety education
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Communicates with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Able to present before a large audience (virtual or in person) in a professional manor
  • Excellent organizational skills (e.g., tracking and planning) and ability to work effectively in a team-based environment as well as independently 
  • Must be computer literate and be proficient in use of: word processing and spreadsheet type programs; social media apps (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram); software programs related to video editing or graphic design; meeting apps such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams or similar  
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
  • Demonstrate good judgment and excellent customer service skills, acts professionally,  and makes sound decisions
  • Show commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Share new ideas and challenge the status quo
  • Take initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contribute to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Physically able to climb stairs and ladders, kneel, bend and walk for prolonged hours, lift and carry objects of varying weights
  • A satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
Leadership Competencies
  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change
If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at:
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.