Fire Prevention and Education Officer/Firefighter

Fire Prevention and Education Officer/Firefighter
City of Beaumont
Published
January 5, 2022
Location
Beaumont, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
January 31, 2022

Description

Employment with the City of Beaumont offers an opportunity to make a positive difference in the community! We are a forward-thinking organization focused on continuous improvement, innovation, and exceptional customer service and offer a collaborative team environment. Our Beaumont team is collaborative, professional, and passionate about supporting the vision of a growing, vibrant, and spirited community.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention and Education Officer/Firefighter will provide leadership and direction in the development, management, implementation, and administration of all fire prevention, training, and education programs/services. This position is also responsible for providing emergency response, ensuring the operational readiness of the fire service, and to work alongside, and as necessary, provide guidance to the volunteer members both on and off the fire ground.

The ideal candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of the National Building and Fire Codes, Alberta Editions, and previous experience delivering public education programs to all age groups. It is essential that candidates demonstrate solid written and oral communication and public relations skills; and possess the ability to support, lead, and coach staff and volunteers to a maximize their time, talents and resources for effective and efficient service to external and internal customers. Candidates must have proficient skills in MS Office Suite.

The successful candidate for this position must provide a clear Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector, a clean Driver’s Abstract, and completion of the University of Alberta’s Firefighter Applicant Physical Aptitude Evaluation as a condition of employment, and prior to the commencement of work.

This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and a 40-hour work week. If you think you are the one we are searching for, please submit your cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format), indicating the competition number, 22-01, in the subject line, to [email protected] by January 31, 2022.

Subject to a valid human rights exemption, a successful applicant for this position will be required to prove they have been fully vaccinated (as defined by public health authorities) against COVID-19, and to confirm they will receive future vaccinations or “boosters” against COVID-19 as required by the City, based on public health guidance.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate must have a

  • grade 12 diploma, as well as
  • NFPA 1001 Levels I and II;
  • NFPA 1041 Level 1;
  • NFPA 1072 Hazardous Material Operations;
  • NFPA 1002 Driver, Pump & Aerial;
  • NFPA 1021 Level 1; BlueCard Incident Command;
  • Group B Level 2 certification as a Fire Safety Codes Officer (as prescribed by the Safety Codes Council);
  • NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level 1; and a Class 5 driver’s license with “Q” endorsement.
  • Candidates must have the designation of MFR (Medical First Responder), or higher with valid CPR and AED certification

The successful candidate must have five years of full-time experience with a fire department, or seven years active volunteer experience, ideally with 3 years’ experience in developing, implementing, and delivering fire prevention services. You have strong knowledge of emergency response techniques and provincial act and regulations relative to the activities of a fire service in the Province of Alberta. Experience working with Fire Pro 2 is a definite asset. All certifications shall be issued by IFSAC or Pro-Board.

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