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2018-48 - Fire Prevention Officer - Lieutenant (Full Time) - INTERNAL to IAFF 2826 Membership

2018-48 - Fire Prevention Officer - Lieutenant (Full Time) - INTERNAL to IAFF 2826 Membership

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2018-48
Title: Fire Prevention Officer - Lieutenant (Full Time) - INTERNAL to IAFF 2826 Membership
This posting is only open to current City of Chilliwack employees.
Department: Fire Department
Duties: The incumbent in this class assists management to achieve a safe, effective and efficient operation in the Fire Department through the development, implementation, and delivery of fire prevention and emergency management programs and policies. The incumbent will observe and comply with Local, Provincial, and Federal governments, and department policies and safety practices. The incumbent will support the Department’s core values of safety, respect, teamwork, and customer service.

The incumbent in this class will be required to assist with planning, coordinating, and deliver Fire Department fire prevention programs including public education, fire safety inspections, and fire investigations as assigned. The incumbent in this class will promote fire safety and emergency preparedness to the entire community, organize special activities, deliver talks and demonstrations, and secure the cooperation of the business community to support public fire and emergency preparedness programs. The incumbent will also recruit and train career and paid-on-call firefighters in the delivery of public education programs and provide supervision to one or more subordinates engaged in related work. The incumbent will coordinate the Youth Fire Setter Program, conduct interviews, and maintain applicable records.

The incumbent will inspect all types of public and private structures for compliance to Municipal, Provincial and Federal codes and bylaws including business license applications and Health and Safety Inspections as assigned. The incumbent will also participate in the development of pre-plans for firefighting purposes by identifying high-risk occupancies and supplying information concerning the structure and operations. The incumbent may investigate or assist management in fire investigation to determine origin and cause and prepare the report as assigned. The incumbent will support the development and maintain Community Risk Assessment (CRA), and Community Risk Reduction (CRR) programs.

The incumbent will be required to assist Emergency Program Coordinator (EPC) in the design, development, and delivery of Emergency Management Programs to the public, and will support EPC in Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) training and emergency activations.

The incumbent shall maintain professional competency through professional development, continuing education, networking, instructional development and delivery, and membership in professional organizations. The incumbent will attend training seminars and workshops to stay current in all aspects of fire prevention and emergency management, and perform other related duties, as assigned. Assignments and responsibilities are performed under general supervision and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Assistant Fire Chief – Fire Prevention.

The incumbent in this class will normally work the standard work week of Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour unpaid meal break. The incumbent will periodically be required to respond to frequent shift changes on short notice and overtime, as assigned, when required to assist in the setup and breakdown in the operation of presentations, giving/receiving training, conferences, public meetings and trade shows. The incumbent will have union dues deducted from source in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Education: - Must have completed a minimum of Grade 12 education;

- Must have at least 6 years of fire prevention experience in the Fire Prevention Division including considerable experience in instructing;

- Must have completed NFPA 1031 level 1 Fire Inspector or equivalent;

- Must have completed NFPA 1033 level 1 Fire Investigator or equivalent;

- Must have completed NFPA 1035 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist Level 1 or equivalent;

- Must have completed NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor level 2 or equivalent;

- Must have completed 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator level 1 or equivalent;

- Must be in possession of a Class 5 BC Driver’s license.


- Completion of Emergency Management Certificate;

- Completion of advanced fire investigation courses or seminars;

- Completion of Building and Fire Code courses or seminars.

Skills: - Possess considerable knowledge of firefighting operations and strategies;

- Ability to prepare and maintain records, reports and correspondence related to the work;

- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and to speak effectively in public to both adults and children;

- Ability to plan and deliver effective presentations, courses and tours to community groups and public school classes and assist in the provision of training programs to paid-on-call firefighters;

- Considerable knowledge of training and instruction techniques and methods used in adult education and staff training;

- Good knowledge of relevant computer software programs (E.g., FDM, Word, PowerPoint, etc.);

- Ability to complete various inspection reports and maintain accurate records;

- Effective verbal and written communication skills;

- Extensive knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices used in fire prevention activities;

- Working knowledge of Bylaws, Acts and Regulations pertaining to fire and life safety;

- Ability to recognize, rectify and/or report upon actual or potential fire safety hazards;

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all Department staff, City staff, Paid on-call members, and the public.
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2018-04-26 04:30 PM
Posted: 2018-04-12
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