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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Office of the Fire Marshal / Fire Protection Services
City:    Arnprior
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    05700 - Fire Services Advisor 1
Salary:    $1,330.80 - $1,625.75 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    59707
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Consider this unique career opportunity! Enjoy a great level of independence while being a front-line representative of a very important organization:

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, your role will include:
• Analyzing issues and trends associated with municipal fire protection and safety
• Liaising 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
• Advising on the application of relevant legislation
• Making recommendations to improve fire service programs
• Providing coaching, mentoring and training
• Conducting problem-solving, conflict resolution and continuous improvement
• Supporting projects and initiatives

How do I qualify?

• The successful candidate will be expected to work from a home office and will receive a monthly allowance for their office. The candidate will be expected to report to a regional office at times
• You must be able to travel within Ontario and work unconventional hours (i.e. a flexible schedule that will include some evening meetings, as well as work on Holidays and weekends)
• 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 knowledge of all areas of fire protection
• You have proven understanding of municipal fire service delivery systems and practices
• You are able to interpret and apply legislation, including the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and other relevant legislation, standards and codes

Demonstrated Consultation, Oral Communication, and Negotiation Skills
• You have proven oral communication and consultation skills to provide effective guidance and advice to stakeholders
• You have effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills to mediate disputes and resolve problems
• You have demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders and officials

Program Management, Evaluation, and Other Essential Skills
• You have proven research and analytical skills to evaluate program effectiveness, assess risks, and to gather information
• You have well developed problem-solving skills and are able to recommend effective solutions
• You have proven 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, Z4 / R4, Arnprior, East Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4
Category:   Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:   Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • E-SL-59707/13
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, January 10, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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