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Fire Marshal

Community and Government Services
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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$116,454 to $132,152 per annum, 37.5 hour/week
Northern Allowance: 
$15,016 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
24 November 2017

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 Director of Safety Services, the Fire Marshal manages the efficient and effective delivery of the protection and prevention programs throughout Nunavut, supervises the work of the Deputy Fire Marshal, acquires secretarial support from the Division administrative staff and directs regional Assistant Fire Marshals, Senior Administrative Officers of Municipalities and community Fire Chiefs in enforcement matters related to the Fire Safety Act and Regulations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: investigate/cause to investigate and hold inquiries respecting the cause, origin extent and circumstances of fires; inspect any property with a view to determine whether precautions against fire and the spread of fire and the means of exit in case of fire and or the alarm of fire are adequate and satisfactory maintained; assist the Office of the Chief Building Official in the review, evaluation and approval of plans for construction, alteration or repair of structures to legislated standards in regards to fire safety; manage, coordinate and direct a program of scheduled and unscheduled fire prevention inspections of facilities and the retention of reports as well as the delivery of training programs and courses in firefighting, fire and arson investigation and more.

The incumbent should possess extensive knowledge of the National Fire Code of Canada and the Fire Safety Act and Regulations; have the ability to conduct independent analysis, exhibit initiative, judgement, discretion and creative thinking; knowledge of advanced investigative principles, fire terminology, fire growth and development, criminal prosecution procedures, court processes and systems, search and seizure, Canada Evidence Act as well as experience in operational, financial and human resources management (especially with volunteer fire fighters).

Eligibility for appointment under statue as Nunavut Fire Marshal requires graduation from a recognized fire training college with 10 (ten) years of experience as a senior fire officer. The incumbent shall be certified (IFSAC or acceptable equivalent) as having met the qualification requirements of the following NFPA standards (or acceptable equivalences): NFPA 1001 – Level 2, Fire Fighter Professional Qualification; NFPA 1041 – Level 1, Fire Services Instructor Professional Qualification; NFPA 1031 – Level 1, Fire Inspector; NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer Level 3; NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator. In addition, experience in supervising staff and training in Leadership/Management is required.

Ideally the incumbent should be certified (IFSAC or acceptable equivalent) and be working towards meeting the qualification requirements of the following NFPA standards (or acceptable equivalences): NFPA 1035 – Levels 1 & 2, Fire and Life Safety Educator; NFPA 1041 – Level 2, Fire Services Instructor Professional Qualifications; NFPA 1031 – Level 2 Fire Inspector. In addition, the incumbent should have Dispute Resolution Training & other Senior Management Training.  

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French.

The ability to communicate in Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun is considered an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • 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