Fire Prevention Public Educator

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City of Kawartha Lakes

The City of Kawartha Lakes invites applications to join our Fire Services Department, for Fire Prevention Public Educator.
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 Deputy Chief and Fire Prevention Officer, this position is responsible to develop, deliver, and evaluate public education programs throughout the community and provide fire safety training to various client groups; to complete comprehensive complaint and fire protection surveys, and for the promotion and enforcement of fire safety regulations.

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
 Utilizes fire loss data in the development and design of appropriate fire safety education programs
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 Utilizes analytics and data in the development and delivery of targeted public education messages
 Responsible for development, implementation, and delivery 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
 Maintain multiple social media platforms, print media, and websites
 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 Inspections, Site Plan evaluations and other related duties as assigned.
 Post-secondary Diploma in Fire Prevention or Fire Protection Engineering, or equivalent
 OFM Public Fire & Life Safety Educator, Public Educator Level 1 & 2 (NFPA 1035) or working towards, or equivalent education and experience
 Willing to obtain the Ontario Building Code exams for Legal and Fire Protection and continue further education to successfully complete the requirements of the Ontario Fire College to become a fully certified Fire Inspector I under the NFPA standards
 Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent
 Minimum three (3) years’ experience in Public Education (Fire)
 Knowledge and experience utilizing the principles of public education including child and adult learning principles
 Strong organization, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
 Basic 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
 Basic knowledge of building construction, services and techniques including industrial or commercial processes and the dangers of flammable and combustible materials
 Basic 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, social media 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 License for the Province of Ontario with an acceptable driver’s abstract
 Possess and maintain an acceptable Criminal Record. Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check will be required.

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by January 26, 2023

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