Fire Inspector

City of Richmond Hill

Posting Id 2340
Department Community Services
Division Fire Services
Rate of Pay $58,761.45 -$106,839.00 Annual
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 11/16/2023
Application Deadline 11/30/2023

Position Summary
Reporting to the Captain of Prevention, the Fire Inspector is responsible for: ensuring the fire and life safety of Richmond Hill occupants by promoting fire safety within the community and ensuring buildings and premises comply with the Fire Protection and Prevention Act (FPPA) and regulations thereunder; inspecting and commissioning new construction under the Building Code Act (BCA); and educating residences/owners on fire safety in carrying out their inspection duties.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Enforce the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and regulations thereunder, and other applicable legislation  
Perform inspections of buildings and premises; inspect, test and evaluate fire protection systems; evaluate provisions for firefighting; analyze egress elements of a structure; and assess occupant loads
Assess and investigate complaints
Review and approve fire safety plans/specifications and compliance alternatives
Conduct fire investigations
Prepare, document and maintain related reports, orders, records, statistics and correspondence
Prosecute offenders; prepare and provide evidence in judicial proceedings
Provide technical support and training for department personnel
Liaise with fire protection professionals and outside agencies
Administer fire related permits
Participate in public education initiatives

Education and Experience
3 years post-secondary degree or diploma in Fire Protection Technology, Building Construction, Architecture, Engineering or equivalent
2 years of recent building/fire inspection related experience
NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I and II an asset
Possess a Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) with certification in “Fire Protection” and “Legal”, or equivalent an asset

Required Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrated aptitude for fire prevention, and inspections
Demonstrates experience or knowledge of the design, installation and maintenance of fire protection systems
Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust 
Expertise in reading blueprints and details; understands building construction
Proficient with FPPA and BCA, and regulations thereunder
Well-developed investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve fire safety hazards
Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications with proficiency in word processing,  basic ability in spreadsheet and data base software applications
Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
Physically able to climb stairs and ladders; kneel, bend and walk for prolonged hours; lift and carry objects of varying weights
Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
Requires satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check
Meet normal colour vision and acuity standards
Must be willing and able to transport yourself to City work sites as required (mileage compensated)

Leadership Competencies
Demonstrates personal leadership
Builds people and culture
Cultivates open communication
Shapes the future
Navigates and leads through complexity and change

Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.

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

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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