Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is Hiring 3 Operations Managers, FAS

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Who We Are

The primary function of the Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) is to minimize the loss of life and property from fire by assisting municipalities and fire departments to improve fire protection and fire prevention services. The OFM supports the functions of municipal fire departments through a variety of advisory, training and instructional programs.

Come and showcase your inclusive leadership style and consultation expertise to provide leadership for the delivery of fire prevention and fire protection field and advisory services to municipalities, fire services and Indigenous communities at the Ministry of the Solicitor General.

Leadership in the OPS

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Model defines what it means to be a leader by the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:

Character Driven to demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage
Forward Focused to embrace positive disruption, a future mindset and to develop each other, every day
Difference Making to lead with a common purpose, be inclusive and drive people-centred outcomes

What Makes Working with the Ontario Public Service Great?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. Additionally, the Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:

• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
• A comprehensive health and dental plan
• Life and disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities, including online, training and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

What can I expect to do in this role?
As the Operations Manager, you will:

•Plan and direct day-to-day programs and activities for efficient and effective fire protection services.
•Lead implementation of strategies to support municipalities, fire services, other ministries and stakeholders in developing, approving or enhancing fire protection services related plans and programs.
•Identify and manage contentious issues at the regional and local level to provide intelligence in support of strategic initiatives, program development and evaluation.
•Manage compliance activities, including inspections and enforcement activities.
•Provide expertise and advice to staff and stakeholders regarding the interpretation of legislation and policy and their application.

Location: Midhurst, Sudbury, Thunder Bay

How do I qualify?
•This position will require some travel throughout the province of Ontario
•Must have a valid Ontario “G” class licence

Management and Leadership skills
•You have demonstrated management skills to promote an engaged and inclusive environment.
•You can identify and recommend staffing needs, conduct recruitment, manage orientation/training, and address labour relations/employee matters.
•You can oversee the overall management, including the day-to-day operations of the program.
• You can apply change management skills to ensure the successful implementation of the ministry’s program.

Technical Knowledge
You have:
•Knowledge of Fire prevention/protection principles, best practices, legislation, and regulations, and risk management to provide leadership and direction to delivery of integrated field and advisory program services.
•Knowledge of municipal government structures, management of fire services operations, and the diverse requirements of municipalities, Indigenous communities, and unincorporated communities, and linkages to other ministries, the province, and federal government to ensure coordination of services, programs and policies.
•Knowledge of adult education and training to lead development of training programs and materials for a range of stakeholders, clients, and staff.
•Knowledge of related legislation, standards, and regulations to provide policy interpretations, advice, advice and guidance on program implementation.
•Expertise in project management principles and methodologies to manage the delivery of program plans, initiatives and goals.

Communication and Stakeholder Consultation skills
•You can develop and implement consultation and coordination of programs and services with senior management, senior community leaders, and colleagues throughout the province.
•You have ability to establish community involvement in fire protection/prevention and emergency services with community partners to implement strategic direction.
•You can participate as a member/leader on numerous corporate projects, task forces, and inter-ministerial committees.
•You can effectively communicate complex, technical and specialized language into terms that are easily understood by a variety of audiences.

Other Essential Skills
• You have experience implementing and maintaining quality assurance systems through audits, files and reports, recommendations, establishing benchmarks and delivering policies.
• You have the ability to lead the business, financial and results-based planning process, including developing the multi-year budget and resource plans.
• You can identify and develop management and administrative processes and practices to promote continuous service delivery improvement
• You can conduct on-going environmental scans and issues management activities.

Salary Range: $79,720 – $115,869 per year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent – Full Time, 3767 Hwy 69 S, Sudbury, North Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 1 Permanent – Full Time, 640 Mountdale Ave, Thunder Bay, North Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 1 Permanent – Full Time, 2284 Nursery Rd, Midhurst, Central Region, Criminal Record Check


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, by Monday, October 28, 2019, by visiting and entering Job ID 137261 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.