Fire Prevention Inspector

  • Anywhere

Municipality of Clarington

What the role entails
Reporting to the Chief Fire Prevention Officer, this position will be responsible for carrying out fire prevention inspections and associated tasks to ensure that the fire safety goals of the department are accomplished. This includes fire code enforcement, public education, and fire prevention promotion, and other duties as assigned. The position will be required to work occasional evening or weekend shifts as necessary.

Responsibilities
The following responsibilities and duties of this position includes but is not limited to:
• Conducting comprehensive fire prevention inspections of various premises to determine compliance respecting applicable Codes and Regulations.
• Investigating corrective or legal action where necessary.
• Testifying and presenting evidence in court.
• Preparing and delivering public fire safety and fire prevention programs.
• Preparing and maintaining a variety of records, reports, statistics and correspondence of an administrative and operational nature.
• Reviewing building plans for compliance with applicable Codes and By-Laws, pertaining to fire protection and life safety system design, installation, and operation.
• Performing field inspections of new buildings and fire protection installations to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Fire Code, Building Code, related regulations, and other applicable codes and standards, as required.
• Delivering public education programs for all age groups.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess:
• Post-secondary diploma in Fire Protection or a related discipline or NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector II through Ontario Fire College, and a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience to the satisfaction of the Fire Chief.
• NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator II.
• Qualification under the Building Code Act to conduct plans review and inspections relating to fire detection and suppression and fire safety.
• Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) must be in good standing with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Ontario Building Code, and related NFPA, CSA, and ULC Standards, automatic fire suppression and protection systems and general fire behaviour.
• Ability to evaluate and approve Fire Safety plans.
• Demonstrated experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating public education programs for all age groups.
• Demonstrated experience analyzing data and creating reports.
• Highly motivated and able to work independently, and as a part of a diverse team.
• Excellent writing skills and ability to compose reports and letters.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to deal with the general public and representatives of the business community in a courteous and professional manner.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
• Medically and physically fit to perform the duties of the position.
• A valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing.
• Valid First Aid/CPR certification is an asset.
• Act as an Assistant to the Fire Marshal and exercise the Authority pursuant to that designation.
• Must be legally able to work in Canada.

What we offer you
We offer the following for this position:
• Salary: $63,755 to $106,259 per year (July 1, 2022, rate of the current Collective Agreement).
• A comprehensive benefits and pension program to ensure that your total compensation package addresses both your work and life needs.

Additional information and requirements
The successful candidate will be required to provide a copy of their Ontario Driver’s License, proof of current automobile insurance coverage and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract prior to starting the position. The successful candidate must also provide, at their own expense, a current (within the last 180 days) satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screening, from a Canadian Police Information Centre. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a criminal reference check within the last 365 days are exempt from providing another criminal reference check.
The Municipality of Clarington requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Valid exemptions pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation under policy H-37 – Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination, please contact [email protected] for additional information. Please note that resumes should not be sent to this email.

How to apply
To view this position and to submit your application online, please visit www.clarington.net/careers. Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
This job competition number is File # 142-22. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Privacy
Applicant information is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of evaluating the applicant. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Legislative Services by calling 905-623-3379.

To apply for this job please visit careers.clarington.net.