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Deputy Fire Marshal

Community and Government Services
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This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$107,718 to $122,265 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
11 May 2018

If there is no successful Nunavut Inuit this position will be offered as a 3 year term.

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

Reporting to the Fire Marshal, the Deputy Fire Marshal (DFM) is responsible for the effective implementation of fire safety and fire prevention for all communities in Nunavut. The DFM is responsible for the daily supervision of the Regional Assistant Fire Marshals, and the Fire Specialist Training Officers. In the absence of the Fire Marshal, the DFM will act as the Fire Marshal with full powers, and complete jurisdictional authority.

The DFM provides assistance to the Fire Marshal, making sure that the highest standards of fire and life safety are met with all properties and structures across the territory. Insuring compliance requires that the incumbent stays current with respect to applicable fire codes and standards, such as: the National Fire Code of Canada, Nunavut Fire Prevention Act, and the National Building Code.

The ideal candidate would have: graduated from an accredited fire training college or equivalent provider; an accreditation such as IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress), Pro-board, Nunavut Standards, etc.; completion of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) - 1001 (Level 1 & 2 Firefighter), 1041 (Level 1, Fire Service Instructor), 1031 (Level 1, Fire Inspector). Ideally the incumbent should be certified (IFSAC or acceptable equivalent), or be working towards meeting the qualification requirements of the 1035 (Level 1 & 2 Fire & Life Safety Educator), 1002, (Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator), 1031 (Level 2, Fire Inspector), 1033 (Level 1 & 2 Fire Investigator); and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as an officer/manager. The incumbent must have supervisory and performance management experience. Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

The official languages of Nunavut are: Inuktut, English, and French, fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is also an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Department of Finance (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: (867) 975-6220