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Fire Marshal

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Friday, September 20, 2019

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, Safety Services, the Fire Marshal manages the efficient and effective delivery of protection and prevention programs throughout Nunavut. The Fire Marshal has the responsibility for administering the Nunavut Fire Safety Act and Regulations (FSA) on order to reduce loss of life, injury, accident and property loss due to fire. The Fire Marshal is the senior Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for the enforcement of the National Fire Code of Canada (NFCC), codes, standards and statutory requirements.

The Fire Marshal acts as the primary official contact for Government of Nunavut departments and agencies on all fire prevention issues, as well as providing clear interpretation and information. The incumbent provides advice and assistance to the Minister, department senior officials and the Director, Safety Services on fire issues and developments. A thorough knowledge of issues and regulations is required to provide sound advice and proper information to lead the development of appropriate polices and program initiatives.  

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job is usually obtained through Certification from a recognized fire training academy (IFSAC or ProBoard Certified) in the following: NFPA 1001 – Level 2, Fire Fighter Professional Qualification, NFPA 1041 -  Level 1, Fire Services Instructor Professional Qualification, NFPA 1031 – Level 2, Fire Inspector, NFPA 1035 – Level 1, Fire and Life Safety Educator and NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer Level 1. Applicants must have a minimum of ten (10) years related experience as a senior fire officer in a supervisory or managerial position, including five (5) years fire inspection or fire public education experience. NFPA 1035 – Level 2, Fire and Life Safety Educator, NFPA 1041 – Level 2,Fire Services Instructor Professional Qualifications NFPA 1033 or NFPA 921 – Fire Investigator and NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer Level 3 will be considered assets. Alternative dispute resolution training and leadership senior management will also be considered as assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in two or more of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


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