The City of Owen Sound is Hiring a Fire Prevention Inspector

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Job # 2019-25
Posting Date: August 26, 2019
Posting Closing Date: September 6, 2019

Under the direction of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, and under the general supervision of the Captain of Fire Prevention, the Fire Prevention Inspector is responsible to:
• Enforce related by-laws of the municipality.
• Conduct comprehensive fire prevention surveys of all classes of buildings and occupancies, report their findings and make recommendations to improve their fire safety.
• Examine and approve for fire safety requirements working drawings and specifications of buildings to be erected/renovated and advises Chief Building Official in writing.
• Examine all premises, as appropriate, that require licence from the municipality for fire safety and prepares a report outlining the findings and recommendations.
• Acts as an assistant to the Fire Marshal under the provisions of Part III, Section 11.(1)(c) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA), 1997.

• Have received a secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent;
• Graduate of the Fire Protection Technology course at the Ontario Fire College and/or the Fire Prevention Module or Career Fire Prevention Officers Course;
• NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I certified or equivalent;
• NFPA 1035 Public Fire & Line Safety Educator certified or equivalent;
• Possess a satisfactory criminal record check including vulnerable sector screening;
• Hold a valid, unrestricted DZ Ontario Driver’s Licence or willingness to obtain one;
• Have daily access to a reliable vehicle to be used for City business;
• Certified in First Aid and CPR;
• Ability to wear SCBA and respirator mask while performing work for long periods of time;
• Intermediate computer skills with proficiency in the use computer software including Microsoft Office.

• Experience as a Suppression Firefighter;
• NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level II certified or equivalent
• NPFA 1033 Fire Investigator or NFPA 921 Fire & Explosion Investigator or equivalent
• Knowledge in code enforcement and courtroom procedures
• Possess a BCIN # and certification in Part 3 Fire Protection and General Legal

• Be able to understand, communicate and present clearly in oral and written English
• Must be familiar with municipal by-laws respecting fire safety and fire prevention;
• Must be familiar with Provincial Statutes and Regulation respecting fire safety and fire prevention and the Ontario Fire Code & Ontario Building Code;
• Must be familiar with appropriate standards of the Canadian Standards Association and the various listings of the Canadian Standards Association Testing Laboratories, the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada;
• Must be familiar with the good practice relating to fire safety ie: National Fire Protection Association Standards;
• Ability to deal with the general public and representatives of the business community in a tactful and intelligent manner;
• Ability to interpret plans of buildings and relate to building by-law;
• Agreement to undertake ongoing training to further enhance the skills of the Fire Prevention Inspector at the earliest convenience as determined by the Fire Chief;
• Must be familiar with department policies, order, guidelines and procedures;
• Good knowledge of Health and Safety procedures, requirements, legislation and guidelines as they apply to the fire service (i.e. Ministry of Labour, Section 21 Guidelines);
• The successful candidate will be required to respond to after hour emergencies within a reasonable time.

The City of Owen Sound actively seek candidates who possess the qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities that are over and above our minimum requirements.
The selection process:
• Applicants will be short listed based on their resume.
• Top applicants will be invited for interview and testing component.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for this position, indicating Job # to:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, and will only be used for candidate selection. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code and the AODA in all aspects of the hiring process.