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Fire Specialist Training Officer

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Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:59pm

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 Deputy Fire Marshal, the Fire Prevention Training Officer is responsible for researching, developing, coordinating, and delivering training programs which will involve all aspects of fire protection prevention and public education including mining and exploration site. This position will promote a standardized, effective training program for all stakeholders, public, government, industry, institutions, and the municipal interest within the Nunavut territorial boundaries. It will involve the development and delivery of fire prevention and fire safety training to schools, hospitals, elder’s home staff, detention centers, fire department personnel, community groups and organizations and mining industry safety staff. The Fire Specialist Training Office will be required to conduct fire prevention inspections of structures and facilities where directed by the Deputy Fire Marshal. This position will be required as directed by the Deputy Fire Marshal to investigate and file detailed reports on fires.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications or equivalent: NFPA 1001 – Level 2, Fire Fighter Professional Qualification, NFPA 1031 – Level 1, Fire Inspector, NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator or NFPA 921 – Fire Explosion Investigator, NFPA 1035 Level 2, Fire and Life Safety Educator, NFPA 1041 Level 2, Fire Service Instructor. A Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake Certification or equivalent. Working towards or successfully achieved the following IFSAC certifications or equivalent: NFPA 1021 – Level 1, Fire Officer and NFPA 1002 – Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications are considered assets.

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

Fluency in two or more of Nunavut’s official languages 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.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • 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 Inuit. 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.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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