Operational Standards and Training Captain-Ottawa-2022

Ottawa Airport Authority
February 19, 2022
Ottawa Airport, Canada
Job Type
March 4, 2022
As per collective agreement


Reporting to the Fire Chief, the successful candidate will support the Airport Fire Service (AFS) and the Ottawa International Airport Authority (Authority) in meeting its day-to-day operational and training needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support the Fire Chief in the day to day operations of the fire hall;
Promote command presence, command authority and command respect and as such, promote professionalism of the AFS;
Provide assistance to the Fire Chief in mentoring, coaching and the on-going development of the Captains, Acting Captains and Firefighters;
Provide support to the Manager of Emergency Management for Authority emergency response initiatives and training, including but not limited to: XVR training, exercise planning and conduct, provision of training courses, training evaluations and quality assurance monitoring;

Ensure compliance with generally accepted standards and/or operational requirements or recommendations by NFPA, as well as federally mandated programs and requirements;
Responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of a training plan for the AFS team;
Assist in the development, dissemination and promotion of AFS operations/training, related policies, standards and procedures;
Arrange and conduct regular quality assurance / quality control training evaluations of all AFS personnel;
Review the results of performance evaluations with the Chief in order to develop corrective actions, if applicable;
Review all safety and performance investigations in order to develop corrective actions, if applicable;
With the assistance of the Fire Chief, develops and manages a lessons learned resource database, which includes the effective dissemination of lessons and, ensures that necessary debriefings are carried out and recorded appropriately;
Supervise, manage and coordinate all activities associated with the development of new recruit training programs;
Coordinate all activities involving outside training resources;
Be responsible for the harmonization of all training to be delivered to the AFS team in order to eliminate conflicts with the functional training plan time-table;
Identify skills development needs and coordinate associated training;
In support of the Fire Chief, recommend equipment purchases, evaluate emergency preparedness and planning procedures, research and develop new methods of fire suppression, prepare and administer the training budget, tracking expenditures and assists in setting AFS goals;
As required, fulfill the same duties and responsibilities of a Captain as they relate to emergency response;
Be prepared to respond to emergency incidents as needed for the purpose of observing and assessing quality of training and determining areas of training needs or assuming and / or supporting the Incident Commander position during an incident;
In the absence of the Fire Chief, ensure the day-to-day effectiveness of the duty crews, monitor the quality and effectiveness of the training programs, ensure inspections schedules are respected and conducted effectively, respond to incidents as required, and bring any concerns or questions to the Employer in a timely manner to ensure that the Employer maintains an operationally responsive AFS;
Be responsible for the management of training records;
Provide support to the Authority and the Airport community as required within the scope of the training needs, and as such, be the AFS point of contact and AFS lead for the collective training events;
Provide support relating to various programs, such as the Safety Management System, Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental programs;
Attend Captain meetings as necessary; and
Fulfill other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the Fire Chief.

Minimum Qualifications

Legally entitled to work in Canada (persons legally entitled to work in Canada are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents and/or holders of a valid work permit);
Possession of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma;
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) qualified;
Successful completion of the following training:

NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level II;
NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (ARFF);
NFPA 1003 Airport Fire Fighter;
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level I;
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II;
NFPA 1041 Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Level I;
NFPA 1041 Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Level II;
NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Operation level (Technician Preferred);
NFPA 1521 Fire Department Safety Officer;
Incident Command System (ICS) 300

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of operating procedures for administration, emergency operations, incident management systems, safety, environment, human resources, collective agreements and Emergency Management plans;
Be in possession of an Ontario Provincial Driver’s Licence Class DZ or Class 3, or the equivalent from another province along with a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month);
Possess hands-on experience with standard office automation and fire and training software; and
Demonstrate effective communication skills (written and verbal) in English.

Preferred Qualifications

NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue;
NFPA 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator level 1 (level II preferred);
EMR Instructor;
Adult Teaching or equivalent;
Completion of formal training on the principles of adult educational techniques, supervisory, mentoring and coaching practices;
Bilingualism (English and French).

Additional Information

The successful candidate will have the ability to operate at all levels in the ICS. They will be able to condense and issue instructions for frequently assigned tasks based on training and standard operating procedures. The successful candidate must possess the ability to analyze and evaluate problems and develop solutions. They will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders as required. The successful candidate must have excellent writing skills, be able to write reports, develop presentations and be innovative, as well as have the ability to set work priorities. They must be flexible with respect to changing assignments, hours of work and work priorities. The successful candidate must be able to positively foster relationships, work well with others, communicate effectively and nurture the inclusion of the AFS team within the Authority.

The successful candidate must complete a security clearance check for an Airport Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC), a Restricted Radio Operator’s Certificate and an Airport’s Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (AVOP–D) within 90 days of hire.

Interested candidates should forward their résumé by March 4, 2022, to [email protected]

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The OIAA is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the diversity of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are Indigenous, persons with disabilities, or members of visible minorities.

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