The University of Ottawa is Hiring a Fire Prevention Coordinator

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Fire Prevention Coordinator

Job ID: J0819-0683

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: August 29, 2019

Closing Date: September 8, 2019

Job Reports To: Manager, Office of Emergency Management

Salary (Grade: NC7) Hiring Salary Range ($69,822 – $88,199)

Position Purpose

Responsible for fire prevention procedures that ensure the protection and safety of people, buildings, and equipment on University of Ottawa campuses. Ensures that all campus buildings meet provincial and municipal standards and legislation as they relate to fire protection and prevention. Determines needs and corrective measures to take to ensure that detection and suppression systems operate at maximum safety efficiency. Responsible for all portable fire extinguishers on campus (over 2200), including their inventory, purchase, inspection, and maintenance in compliance with applicable standards and building requirements. Plans, organizes, and carries out programs to reduce the risk of fire and minimize losses due to fire. Directs training of fire alarm evacuation teams. Investigates fire-related incidents to determine whether criminal acts have been committed. Ensures that systems and procedures for fire alarms and prevention comply with federal, provincial, municipal and university codes and regulations.

Essential Qualifications

Diploma in fire prevention from a recognized community college in Ontario Minimum of three years’ experience in the field of fire prevention, preferably at a post-secondary institution Experience in security and protection, including carrying out general and criminal investigations of fire-related incidents Knowledge of chemistry, physics, electricity, hydraulics, and building mechanics Experience in interpreting, explaining, and applying regulations and procedures Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure Experience in using computer systems and software, such as Windows, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, email and internet browsers Experience in reading blueprints and building plans Understanding of human behaviour in crisis situations Ability to interpret fire codes and regulations, particularly those at the municipal level Excellent communication skills in both official languages Strong leadership and interpersonal skills Ability to address and teach groups through group presentations Office of Emergency Management

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa: Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities. Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible. Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section “Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition). Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units.