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Deputy Fire Marshal
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.