Port Colborne
Monday, August 3, 2015



The Corporation of the City of Port Colborne is currently accepting applications for a full time permanent Fire Prevention Officer position. This is a unionized position with the Port Colborne Professional Fire Fighters Association - Local 2307.

Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer  is responsible for conducting comprehensive fire prevention inspections and surveys of all classes of building/occupancies to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and other relevant Codes, Standards, Regulations and By-laws.  Also responsible for conducting of Cause and Origin Investigations and the completion of appropriate reports.

The Fire Prevention Officer will also be responsible for preparing reports, reviewing Fire Safety Plans, initiating prosecutions and giving evidence in Court. 

If you think this is the ideal career for you, you will have a Degree/Diploma from an Accredited University or College in Fire Prevention/Fire Protection Technology or a related discipline or have successfully completed equivalent related courses. 

You have a demonstrated sound knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code and Building Code and other Fire Protection Standards, Codes and Regulations coupled with an understanding of technical aspects of sprinklers, standpipes, fire alarms and voice communication systems, hazardous materials and other factors relating to fire protection and prevention.

Additionally, you will have strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships and provide quality customer service in this important mandate. You will also have a background in conducting inspections, interpreting building construction design drawings, have completed Fire Prevention and Cause Determination Courses as part of the Provincial Fire Prevention Certification process and the delivery of Educational Programs is a must.

Fire suppression is also a component of this position, which requires maintaining a fire fighter standard of physical condition and training as required. 

Qualifications Required:

·         Proven experience in enforcing the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act as a designated Assistant to the Fire Marshal;

·         Certified Fire Prevention Officer through the Ontario Fire College or equivalent;

·         Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator N.F.P.A. 921;

·         Sound knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code and Building Code, N.F.P.A. and related ULC and CSA Standards;

·         Ability to manage and co-ordinate the Code Enforcement Prosecution Process;

·         Demonstrated ability to develop and implement work plans and activity schedules;

·         Demonstrated attention to detail, analytical, critical-thinking and decision making skills;

·         Organizational, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills;

·         Five (5) years’ experience as a fire fighter;

·         Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word and Excel;

·         A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safety culture through education, prevention and enforcement;

·         Valid Ontario Driver’s License Class “G’ preferably a “DZ” with a clean driving record.


The regular work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 08:30 to 16:30 hours (some flexibility will be required).

Annual Salary: $ 96,681.39 (2012 rate) plus benefits, pension and incentives as per the collective agreement.

For full details, please click on the Fire Prevention Officer job description below:




Please send your resume and cover letter referencing competition number 15-02 to:

City of Port Colborne, 66 Charlotte Street,

Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8

Attention: Carrie Stone, CHRL, Human Resources

Or by e-mail to: hr@portcolborne.ca

Fax: 905-835-2969

Application deadline: August 13, 2015 before 12:00 p.m.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine suitability. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation is available upon request.