This position enforces fire prevention regulations of the City of Regina and Province of Saskatchewan. Inspectors conduct inspections on all types of new/existing buildings to ensure conformity/compliance with applicable by-laws, codes and regulations, and prepares and presents public fire safety education programs.
Typical duties include:
- Inspects new and existing occupancies, and installations to identify fire hazards, deficiencies in fire safety systems, construction and Building and Occupant Fire Safety to ensure compliance with provincial and municipal fire codes, laws and regulations.
- Performs fire safety plan review, general and specialized inspections that include sprinkler, fire alarm and commercial cooking systems.
- Conducts fire/explosion investigations to establish cause, origin, and circumstances, secures and preserves evidence and testifies in court as required.
- Conducts building plan reviews and assists with final building inspections and consults with building contractors.
- Inspects the storage and handling of flammable, combustible, toxic, corrosive and other hazardous materials.
- Investigates complaints and follow-up on fire department inspections to initiate enforcement activities.
- Reviews findings of inspections with owner/occupant and conducts follow-up inspections to ensure conformance has been achieved, maintains records of findings, prepares reports for legal processes.
- Educates public on fire safety issues, speaks to large groups, and presents fire prevention program information at schools, community associations/events and other public relations and educational opportunities as assigned.
Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:
The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through completion of Grade 12 and typically a minimum of six years as an active firefighter or a Fire Protection Engineering Technology Diploma. Coupled with:
- IFSAC Certified Fire Inspector NFPA 1031, Level I and Level II.
- IFSAC Certified Fire Investigator NFPA 1033.
- Other NFPA certifications such as but not limited to 1001, 1035 and 1041 would be an asset.
- ICS 100 would be an asset.
- Communication experience and exposure would be an asset.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a vehicle available for work (a travel allowance is provided).
- Must be available for call-back to investigate fires/explosions, special inspections or other investigational situations.
- Knowledge of the various bylaws and regulations under which the Fire Department operates, including the National Fire/Building Codes and The Regina Fire Bylaw.
- Knowledge of the goals and objectives of the Prevention Section, with the key focus on keeping our community and citizens fire safe.
- General knowledge of Fire Alarm and Sprinkler systems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, keep accurate records/reports, working with current electronic equipment and software applications.
- Ability to deliver effective presentations to various groups, organizations and other stakeholders.
*Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.
*Note: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to provide proof of acquired education.
*Note: In accordance with the City of Regina’s Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires that the successful candidate provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.
Division: Operations Group
Department: Fire & Protective Services
Salary Grade: Schedule B (IAFF Local 181)
Salary: $49.66 - $58.43/hr.; $103,296- $121,525/annum (2018 Rates)
The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.
We will contact applicants we wish to consider within six weeks of the competition closing date. All applicants are thanked for their interest.