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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Office of the Fire Marshal
City:    South Porcupine, Sudbury, Thunder Bay
Job Term:    3 Permanent, 1 Temporary
Job Code:    05700 - Fire Services Advisor 1
Salary:    $1,330.80 - $1,625.75 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51567
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Your fire protection and safety expertise are sought by the Office of the Fire Marshal to monitor fire protection services and provide support to municipalities.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this challenging position, you will:

• analyze issues and trends associated with fire protection and safety (municipal and unincorporated territory)
• liaise with other ministries and agencies such as municipalities, professional organizations, police services personnel, emergency responders, aboriginal organizations, and stakeholders in emergency and non-emergency situations
• advise on the application of relevant legislation
• make recommendations to improve fire service programs
• provide coaching/mentoring, training, problem solving, conflict resolution and continuous improvement
• support projects and initiatives.

Detailed Position Breakdown:
1 permanent position at 640 Mountdale Avenue, Thunder Bay, North Region
1 permanent position at 3767 Hwy 69 South, Sudbury, North Region
1 permanent position at 5520 Hwy 101 East, South Porcupine, North Region
1 temporary position (bilingual - up to 12 months) at 3767 Hwy 69 South, Sudbury, North Region

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• You must be able to travel within Ontario and work unconventional hours.
• You must have a minimum valid driver's licence class of “G” or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Knowledge of fire protection and prevention:
• You have demonstrated knowledge of all areas of fire protection.
• You have a demonstrated understanding of municipal fire service delivery systems and practices (municipal and unincorporated territory).
• You have a proven ability to apply and interpret legislation including the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and other relevant legislation, standards and codes.

Consultation, communication and negotiation skills:
• You have strong oral and written communication and consultation skills to provide effective guidance and advice to stakeholders.
• You have demonstrated negotiation and conflict resolution skills to mediate disputes and resolve problems.
• You have demonstrated that you can work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and officials.

Program management and evaluation skills:
• You have proven research and analytical skills to evaluate program effectiveness, assess risks, and to gather information and prepare/present reports.
• You have proven problem-solving skills to recommend effective solutions.
• You have written communication and computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and email.
• You have project and time management skills to prioritize, plan and manage competing day-to- day demands.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 640 Mountdale Avenue, Thunder Bay, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Permanent, 3767 Hwy 69 S, Sudbury, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Permanent, 5520 Hwy 101 E, South Porcupine, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Hwy 69, Sudbury, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4
Category:   Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:   Monday, February 25, 2013
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, March 18, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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