Fire Inspector

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Job Title: 
Fire Inspector
Job Number:  J0714-0399
Job Code:  KFINSP
Job Category: 
Fire & Emergency Services
Fire & Rescue
Bargaining Unit:  KPFFA
Job Type:  Full Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  0
Hours of Work:  40 hrs/wk
Salary:  $87,590.00 - $90,048.00/Year
Date Posted:  July 15, 2014
Closing Date:  July 29, 2014

Opening Statement

History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). A dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector, Kingston offers the quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre. The Intelligent Community Forum recently named Kingston a Top 7 Intelligent Community.

Position Summary

Promote and enforce fire safety regulations as set out in relevant provincial legislation, municipal bylaws and within Division operating practices through comprehensive building inspections;

Develop, deliver and evaluate public education programs throughout the community and provide fire safety training to various client groups;

Assist the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario, conducting post-fire investigations for the purpose of determining fire cause and origin;

Coordinate with fire suppression staff to develop and maintain emergency preplan information on designated occupancies;

Prepare highly detailed and accurate reports, documents, records and provide evidence before Court, initiates and participates in prosecution in connection with matters arising from the duties of a Fire Inspector;

Evaluate, recommend and approve Fire Safety plans, development proposals and application;

Qualifications, Competencies

Post-Secondary training in a relevant discipline and achieved designation as a technologist in the field of fire protection, fire sciences, engineering or architectural technology;

Completion of the Fire Prevention Officer Diploma Program of the Ontario Fire College or equivalent education;

Combination of education and experience acquired through five or more years in a related occupation may be considered;

Extensive training and experience in conducting fire safety inspections;

Experience conducting building plan reviews and the ability to obtain and maintain an Ontario Building Code Identification Number;

Firm working knowledge of all provincial legislation pertaining to fire protection and prevention in new and existing buildings;

Experience in development and delivering public education programs;

Must demonstrate the corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Oriented, Integrity and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Ability 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;

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Firehouse software;

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with the public;

Possess and maintain a valid class ‘G’ Driver’s License with a satisfactory abstract;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at candidates own expense.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to:

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