The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington Emergency and Fire Services Requires One Fire Prevention Inspector – Full Time Union Position

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 The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington Emergency and Fire Services Requires One Fire Prevention Inspector – Full Time Union Position

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position should you be selected please contact the Human Resources Division at

The Municipality of Clarington, a quickly growing and progressive community located 100 km east of Toronto, requires a highly motivated, energetic and dedicated individual to serve as a Fire Prevention Inspector to its 95,000 residents.

Reporting through the Senior Fire Prevention Officer to the Deputy Fire Chief, this position will be responsible for carrying out fire prevention inspections and associated tasks to ensure that the fire safety goals of the department are accomplished.  This includes, but is not limited to, Fire Code enforcement, public education and fire prevention promotion, fire scene investigation. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.


  • Conduct comprehensive fire prevention inspections and surveys of various premises including all classes of buildings and occupancies to determine compliance and conformity with applicable laws, Codes and Regulations
  • Enforce the Fire Prevention Regulations of the Municipality and the Province of Ontario
  • Prepare and issue Orders to Comply and general correspondence
  • Testifying and presenting evidence in court
  • Promote fire safety and fire prevention by preparing and delivering public education and public relations programs to various community groups and stakeholders.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records, reports, statistics and correspondence of an administrative and operational nature
  • Review building plans for compliance with applicable Codes and By-Laws, pertaining to fire protection and Fire safety system(s) design, installation, and operation
  • Perform field inspections of new buildings and fire protection installations to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Fire Code, Building Code, related regulation, and other applicable laws, as required
  • Investigate fire scenes to determine cause and origin and/or assist with fire investigations
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Graduate of Ontario Fire Prevention Officer Certification Program NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector II and NFPA 1031 Plan Examiner II or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience, combined with 3-5 years of fire service inspection experience to the satisfaction of the Fire Chief
  • NFPA 921 certification or equivalent
  • Good working knowledge of:
    • Municipal by-laws regarding fire safety and fire prevention
    • Provincial Statutes and Regulations respecting fire safety and fire prevention including an awareness of the Provincial Ministry’s responsibilities, and a thorough knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, the Ontario Fire Code and the Ontario Building Code
    • Relevant Standards of the Canadian Standards Association, the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, the National Fire Protection Association Standards and additional codes of good practice relating to fire safety
    • Automatic Suppression and Protection Systems and general fire behaviour
  • Experience in the enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code
  • Knowledge and experience in concepts of building construction and fire code application.
  • Ability to evaluate, approve and enforce Fire Safety plans
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with a wide range of people and stakeholders including, but not limited to, Fire Suppression staff, media, politicians, business leaders, children and teachers
  • Training in adult education practices and theories and experience in developing, delivering and evaluating public education programs
  • A working knowledge of fire safety public education programs
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing data and creating reports
  • Be highly motivated and creative
  • Exceptional oral communication, presentation and public speaking skills
  • Excellent writing skills to compose reports and letters for varying audiences
  • The ability to deal with the general public and representatives of the business community in a courteous, tactful and professional manner
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated Ability to work on own initiative and without direct supervision
  • Proficient with computer applications including; Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other Windows based software applications
  • Adept with various technology
  • Proficient with digital media
  • Must be medically and physically fit to perform the duties of the position
  • Possess the ability to work well in a diverse team, as well as independently
  • A valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certification is an asset

Salary range will be $67,436 – $96,337 per annum, plus applicable benefits (2017 rate).

In determining the successful candidate the interview will include written and oral skills tests.  The passing score will be considered to be 70% on each test.   Consideration will be given to the highest score.  

The successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screening, from a Canadian Police Information Centre, prior to commencing employment.   Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2018.

Municipality of Clarington      Please quote File #108-18

Human Resources Division

40 Temperance Street

Bowmanville, On L1C 3A6

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Corporate Services, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6, (905) 623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.