Firefighter Fire Prevention – Toronto – 2022
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Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Public Education Captain, the Educator's duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Utilizes fire loss data in the development and design of appropriate fire safety education programs.
- Utilizes analytics and data in the development and delivery of targeted public education messages.
- Designs and delivers public fire safety education presentations and seminars to a variety of audiences including community groups, dwelling unit owners/residents, elementary school students, seniors, ESL students and workplace employees.
- Designs and delivers special events, media campaigns and other activities to promote and provide education on fire prevention and safety awareness.
- Provides fire safety materials to support program delivery, including lessons plans, PowerPoint presentations, and brochures.
- Utilizes all forms of media to support effective fire safety messaging to the public and undertakes media related activities as required to such as interviews (print, radio, television, and social media) and the preparation of media advisories and releases.
- Performs education functions as specified within the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, and guidelines issued by the Fire Marshal and Toronto Fire Services.
- Follows all directives issued by the Fire Marshal.
- Engages with various internal and external stakeholders.
- Supports fire services operations staff in the delivery of the Alarmed for Life and school fire drill programs, station tours, and community events.
- Engages stakeholders to deliver fire safety education, including Toronto Public Health, Toronto Police Services, Toronto Public Library, Toronto District School Board, National Fire Protection Association and Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.
- Delivers specific, targeted fire safety programs such as The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C), Remembering When (seniors), and Learn Not to Burn (elementary students).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Must possess post-secondary training in fire safety, adult education, early childhood education, a teaching degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
- Experience in the preparation of presentations, lesson plans, and other written and audio-visual materials to support program delivery for a wide range of audiences.
- Experience in report writing and in the preparation of media related materials.
- Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License Class "G" and meet the requirements necessary to receive a City Equipment Operator's license and drive on Highways for an extended period of time, drive to presentations/meetings etc.
You must also have:
- Knowledge in powers and duties of the Fire Marshal, Assistant to the Fire Marshal, Fire Chief and OFMEM Directives, Guidelines and Comprehensive Fire Safety Effectiveness Model.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and public speaking experience.
- Problem solving/analytical skills.
- Interpersonal/Interaction skills when dealing with the public, Fire Services staff and all other levels of City personnel.
- Ability to effectively prioritize tasks/demands.
- Ability to work within a team environment.
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision to ensure effective delivery of public fire safety education programs.
- Ability to work and positively interact within diverse work environment.
- Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders and interdisciplinary teams in the delivery of public fire safety activities.
- Ability to lift equipment up to 50 lbs, load equipment into vehicles, etc.
- Must have knowledge of Fire/Life safety education principles/adult learning principles and knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Ontario Fire Code and related standards and legislation.
- Strong customer service skills with various stakeholders, such as City Officials or members of the public.
- Excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with the public, Fire Services and other City divisions.
- Experience related to Public Education.
- Expertise or expert knowledge in Public Education.
- Experience as a first responder is considered an asset.
- Expertise in the preparation of lesson plans and use of audio visual and PowerPoint.
- Previous experience in presenting and educating the public.
- Post-Secondary education in Fire Protection Technology.
- Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing education through ongoing learning.
- Ability to correlate TFS Fire Safety curriculum to provincial curriculum.
- Degree in education or in early childhood education.
- NFPA 1031, Level 1 – Ontario certified.
- NFPA 1035 Level 1 and Level 2.
- Multilingual skills preferred, including sign language.
- Possession of a current and valid minimum level C, CPR Certificate issued prior to the date of application submission.
- Possession of a current and valid minimum level Standard First Aid Certificate, issued by a WSIB approved First Aid Trainer issued no more than 1 year prior to the date of application submission.
Criminal Reference Check Clearance
Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must:
- Provide a vulnerable sector check (secured through your local Police Service), and
- Receive vulnerable sector check clearance from TFS.
Employee Reference Check Clearance
Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must:
- Provide at least three employment references, and
- Receive employment reference clearance from TFS.
- Interested candidates who believe they meet the minimum requirements listed in the job summary must submit online an application, resume and cover letter quoting Job ID# 21890
- Candidates must indicate in their cover letter and/or resume the following:
- Name and address
- Contact information
- Employee number (if candidate is an internal employee)
- How they meet the minimum qualifications as listed above in the job summary
- Your application must also describe the qualifications as it relates to the minimum qualifications listed above.
- Candidates must apply online before midnight of the closing date listed at the top of this posting.
- Please visit the City's Intranet site to access the HR Information System under People & Equity. Once in the system, navigate to the Careers page and search for Firefighter Fire Prevention (Public Educator) in order to apply. You may also access internal jobs from the external site by selecting Internal Jobs.
- Further application instructions:
- Do not send a duplicate of your resume
- All documents must be current and valid on the date of application submission
- Additional information submitted after the job posting closing date will not be accepted
- You may receive an email to submit documentation at a later date
Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.
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