Firefighter Fire Prevention – Toronto (ON) – 2024

NewJobIcon Firefighter Fire Prevention - Toronto (ON) - 2024
City of Toronto
Published
March 11, 2024
Location
Toronto, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
April 15, 2024
Salary
$32.54 per hour
Work Hours
Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

Description

  • Position ID: 43906
  • Job Category: Emergency, Fire and Paramedics Services
  • Division & Section: Fire Services, Fire Svcs Community Risk Reduction
  • Work Location: Various
  • Job Type & Duration: Permanent, Full-time
  • Hourly Rate: $32.54 per hour
  • Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Affiliation: L3888 Firefighters
  • Number of Positions Open: 8
  • Posting Period: 11-Mar-2024 to 15-Apr-2024

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts fire and life safety inspections, pursuant to the powers prescribed in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act on all types of building
  • Address Fire Code contraventions and fire and life safety hazards within the authority of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and applicable regulations and Fire Marshall directives
  • Complies with all directives issued by the Ontario Fire Marshal
  • Conducts fire inspections pursuant to the limitations set out in the delegation of the Fire Chief and pursuant to the powers prescribed in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act
  • Issues Orders pursuant to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act
  • Prepares and swears Information's and Summonses pursuant to the Provincial Offences Act
  • Reads and interprets building plans, blueprints, installation guides, site plans, construction plans and specifications
  • Receives complaints and inspects and tests fire protection equipment and systems
  • Prepares reports and maintains records detailing information about the property, contraventions observed and actions to be taken
  • Completes detailed notes, prepares written information, and provides evidence in Provincial Offences Court, Fire Safety Commission, Coroner's Inquests and tribunals, criminal/civil proceedings etc.
  • Performs public relations activities Presents seminars on fire prevention and life safety to groups and members of the public
  • Delivers education programs related to fire safety and life when required
  • Reviews and recommends for the approval of Fire Safety Plans
  • Reviews and recommends for the approval of alternative compliance solutions pursuant to Division C of the Ontario Fire Code
  • Performs delegated duties for Chief Fire Official Exercises all powers as an assistant to the Fire Marshall prescribed in the Fire Protection and Prevention Act
  • Exercises all powers as a Provincial Offences Officer prescribed in the Provincial Offences Act
  • Participates in pre-incident planning
  • Performs administrative activities
  • Demonstrates a commitment to personal and professional development
  • Must be able to follow direction of a senior officer

Minimum Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in Fire Protection Technology, Building Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Criminology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Enrolment in or successful completion of NFPA 1031, Level 1
  • 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
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License Class "G" and meet the requirements necessary to receive a City Equipment Operator's license
  • Willingness to work a compressed work week
  • Must possess the ability to walk long distances, wear personal protective equipment (including but not limited to SCBA and/or respirators), bend, crawl and climb ladders/scaffolding while conducting inspections
  • Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions, including death investigations
  • Willingness and ability to work in adverse conditions, including inclement weather
  • Knowledge of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Ontario Fire Code, Provincial Offences Act and related legislation and related By-laws
  • Knowledge in powers and duties of OFMEM Directives, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, OFM Technical and Public Fire Safety Guidelines and related standards and legislation
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work

Must also possess:

  • Pass in-house entry level TFS exam on Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Provincial Offences Act, Building Code Act, Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Building Code, related legislation and By-Laws and other related material
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Report writing ability
  • 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
  • Initiative
  • Ability to work and positively interact within diverse work environment
  • Customer service skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of the installation or maintenance /design of sprinkler and fire alarm systems
  • Ability to lift/move objects when required
  • Ability and willingness to actively participate in professional development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Inspections & enforcement of by-laws acts or regulations
  • Expertise or expert knowledge in reading blueprints, installation guidelines, etc.
  • Expertise or expert knowledge in the installation or maintenance/design of sprinkler and fire alarm systems
  • Experience preparing and providing evidence in judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings
  • Expertise or expert knowledge in Public Education
  • Post-Secondary education in Fire Protection Technology
  • Demonstrated experience or knowledge of delivering public education
  • Professional engineer licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • NFPA 1031, Level 2 – Ontario certified
  • NFPA 1035 level 1
  • NFPA 1033
  • Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) for Fire Protection
  • Fall Prevention training
  • NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist
  • Multilingual skills preferred, including sign language
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing education through ongoing learning

Additional Information

Note:

  • Psychometric testing may be required
  • Must provide a Criminal Record with Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) obtained from a police service in Ontario, to the satisfaction of Fire Services.
  • Successful candidates selected for this position shall be required to complete and pass the Ontario certified NFPA 1031, Level 2 courses, 1035, BCIN (Fire Protection and General Legal)

Medical Clearance

Prior to being hired, the successful candidate may be required to participate in the following:

(a) Participate in a comprehensive medical examination, and

(b) Receive medical clearance by TFS Chief Medical Officer.

Employee Reference Check Clearance

Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must:

(a) Provide at least three employment references, and

(b) Receive employment reference clearance from TFS.

Criminal Reference with Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC) Clearance

Prior to being hired the successful candidate must:

  1. Provide a criminal record check with judicial matters check (CRJMC), from a Police Service in Ontario
  2. Receive criminal reference check with Judicial Matters check clearance from TFS.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

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