Fire Prevention Officer

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The City of Belleville


Closing Date: September 23rd, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Position Type: Permanent Full-Time
Work Location: On-site, with travel required as necessary
Employee Group: Belleville Professional Firefighters Association
Department: Fire & Emergency Services
File Number: SV22-131
Salary: $111,116 per annum (plus benefits, vacation, and pension package)

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Senior Fire Prevention Officer, the Fire Prevention Officer as an Assistant to
the Ontario Fire Marshal will be responsible for educating, promoting, interpreting and enforcing
applicable fire safety codes, legislation, regulations and by-laws ensuring buildings, businesses
and residential occupancies are in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building
Code, Municipal By-laws and other relevant fire protection and safety standards. Furthermore,
you will also Inspect fire and life safety systems and equipment, prepare inspection orders,
review fire safety plans, testify and give evidence in court, prepare and deliver fire and life safety
presentations to various stakeholders.
This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle
functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the
job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process
that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to
undergo a skills assessment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 Perform the duties of inspector and Assistant to the Fire Marshal, as described in the
Fire Protection and Prevention Act or successor legislation
 Ensure compliance with Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code, municipal bylaws,
regulations and standards by conducting complaint, request and routine fire inspections
of all types of buildings to enforce fire code compliance with all applicable legislation and
 Issue Inspection Orders requiring compliance with regulations
 Review fire safety plans/specifications
 Assist with the investigation of fires/explosions; determine origin/cause/damage
estimate; collect evidence; commence prosecutions when appropriate; interact with law
enforcement. Provide testimony/evidence in court.
 Prepare/maintain related reports, records, statistics and correspondence
 Lay charges respecting violations of codes / provincial regulations and provide evidence
in court proceedings.
 Provide technical support and training for department personnel
 Maintain current knowledge of new/amended legislation, regulations, by-laws and
standards and recommend and/or take appropriate action
 Actively participate in the public education program; deliver current and engaging fire prevention education/training for the public, co-workers, and agents of the Corporation to improve safety; attend meetings to share knowledge and skill.
 Liaise with fire protection professionals

Minimum Qualifications:
 Post-Secondary Diploma in Fire Protection, Building Construction, Engineering or equivalency.
 Three (3) years’ work experience in the Fire Protection industry or related discipline or equivalency.
 NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector 1 certification plus Ontario specific content is required
 Demonstrated working knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code and Ontario Building Code.
 Applied technical knowledge of the Ontario Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Fire Code, the Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code, NFPA and CAN/ULC Standards, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Municipal Freedom of Information Act, Municipal By-laws, and other applicable legislation
 Applied technical knowledge of building design, systems, and construction, fire prevention and suppression techniques and systems, current inspection, investigations, evidence collection, law enforcement and record keeping techniques/procedures
 Strong track record as an organized professional with excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, instruction, research and report-writing skills
 Strong customers focus.
 Results oriented and experience interacting and presenting to the public.
 A valid Ontario Class G license (driver’s abstract must be submitted to the satisfaction of the City of Belleville as a condition of employment)
 A vulnerable sector screening satisfactory to the employer must be provided as a condition of employment.
 Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position including walking, climbing, digging and lifting.
 Ability to work outside in inclement weather conditions and perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
 Post-Secondary Diploma in Fire Protection, Building Construction, Engineering or equivalency.
 Experience in the design, function, installation, maintenance and operation of sprinkler systems, standpipe and hose systems, fire alarm and voice communication systems, commercial cooking equipment ventilation and other fire protection systems.
 Experience conducting plans examination of new construction, delivering public education programs and facilitating prosecutions.
 Building Code Identification Number (BCIN): General Legal and Fire Protection
 3-5 years’ experience currently working as a Fire Prevention Inspector.
 NFPA 1031, Fire Inspector II Certification plus Ontario Fire Code specific content is preferred
 NFPA 1035, Level I & II Public Educator.
 NFPA 1033 – Fire & Explosion Investigator certification
 NFPA 1021, Fire Officer I
 NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor
 Ontario Fire College Fire Prevention courses

The Screening Process is as follows:
Stage 1 – Resumes submitted for consideration. Initial screening conducted.
Stage 2 – Assessment stage which will include a written test as well as an interview as part of the recruitment process
Stage 3 – Reference checks and offer letters sent out

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort however only those selected to go forward to the next stage will be contacted. How to Apply:
Personal information and any supporting material will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of Belleville is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.
Applicants will be required to provide at their own expense a satisfactory criminal reference check dated within the past six (6) months, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, and if deemed a requirement of the position, a driver’s abstract to the Human Resources Department on or before the date of the interview but no later than the commencement of employment if selected.

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