Fire Prevention Inspector.

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City of Kawartha Lakes

The City of Kawartha Lakes invites applications to join our Fire Services Department, for Fire Prevention Inspector.

When you come to work for the City of Kawartha Lakes, you are joining a community of municipal workers who take pride in knowing that every day you are having a positive impact in the community. Our mission is to deliver the highest standards of municipal services while creating a healthy and sustainable future for all Kawartha Lakes’ residents and businesses. We work to our values of Accountability, Respect and Teamwork and we want you to Jump In with us!!
We are an equal opportunity employer which values equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We foster a safe and creative work environment, where training and skill development are prioritized, with opportunities and support for career advancement. As a team member at the City of Kawartha Lakes, you may be entitled to the following: flexible work hours, remote and hybrid working arrangements, OMERS pension (defined benefit), employer paid benefits package including short and long term disability income replacement, education reimbursement and other programs that foster innovation, leadership, and career advancement.
Reporting to the Fire Prevention Officer, this position is responsible for delivering and promoting public education programs relating to fire safety awareness and prevention. Key responsibilities of the position include developing, implementing and delivering of public education programs to promote fire safety and fire prevention in accordance with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, including public presentation displays, distribution of promotional materials, lectures and demonstrations.

Salary: $59,420 – $106,107 per year (2023 Probationary FF – 1st Class)

Essential Duties
 Interact directly with communities and citizens in delivery of fire prevention services and programs
 Assist with development, implementation and delivery of public education programs to promote fire safety and fire prevention in accordance with the Fire
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Protection and Prevention Act, including public presentation displays, distribution of promotional materials, lectures and demonstrations
 Enforce fire prevention regulations of the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Province of Ontario. Conduct inspections on all types of new/existing buildings and ensure conformity with applicable by-laws, codes and regulations as required
 Issue compliance orders, attend Court or judicial proceedings to support prosecution process or related legal proceedings
 Inspect and test fire protection equipment and systems, prepare reports, testify and give evidence in court and prepare and present seminars on fire prevention and safety to groups and members of the public
 Perform site inspections, evaluations and compile detailed reports of inspections
 Assess plans for compliance with relevant codes and standards
 Evaluate and monitor fire safety plans
 Conduct investigations of fire scenes to determine cause and origin as required
 Perform firefighting duties as necessary
 Maintain professional currency and personal competency relating to pertinent legislation, regulations, operational procedures and expected standards
 Respond to telephone enquiries and complaints and liaise with other municipal departments, outside agencies or regulatory bodies
 Adhere to legislated health and safety requirements as prescribed by related Acts and regulations, corporate policy and departmental operating procedures
 Perform other related duties as assigned.
 Post secondary Diploma in Fire Prevention or Fire Protection Engineering, or equivalent
 OFMEM Fire Prevention Officer Certification, National Fire Protection Association Certification, or equivalent
 Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent
 Minimum three (3) years of experience in fire inspection
 Possess the qualifications prescribed in Division C Section 3.1.4. of the Ontario Building Code, necessary for appointment as an Inspector
 Strong organization, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
 Strong knowledge and ability to interpret legislation relating to Fire Prevention including Ontario Fire Code, Building Code, City by-laws, regulations and prosecution and courtroom procedures
 Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and to maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside of the organization
 Knowledge and experience utilizing the principles of public education
 Demonstrated knowledge of building construction, services and techniques including industrial or commercial processes and the dangers of flammable and combustible materials
 Ability to read and interpret building plans, drawings and blueprints
 Sound knowledge of fire-fighting principles, practices, and equipment, gained through formal training or practical experience
 Demonstrated time management skills with ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities quickly and effectively, to maintain compliance and meet deadlines
 Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and related software* Proficient in use of required photography and/or audio-visual equipment
 Possess and maintain current CPR, First Responder and Defibrillation Certifications
 Possess and maintain, in good standing, a minimum Class “G” Driver’s Licence for the Province of Ontario with an acceptable driver’s abstract; “DZ” Licence is preferred and would be required within one (1) year from date of employment
 Possess and maintain an acceptable Criminal Record. Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check will be required.

Interested applicants are invited to apply on-line at
by January 26, 2023

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