The District of Mission is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and innovative individual with excellent communication skills to join the Mission Fire Rescue Service. As the Fire Inspector/Educator, you will focus on fire prevention programs including, but not limited to, inspection, investigation, and public education.
Reporting to the Assistant Fire Chief, you will develop, implement, deliver and coordinate public education programs related to fire prevention and fire safety and represent the Mission Fire Rescue Service at public events. You will also be responsible for investigating fires and reporting your findings based on the outcomes of those investigations.
You will have considerable knowledge of the federal and provincial legislation pertaining to fire prevention and fire safety and superior knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices used in fire prevention and fire investigation activities. You will have an understanding of municipal bylaws relating to fire prevention and fire safety. You have the ability to develop and deliver effective written and oral presentations to public groups and you are able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external groups and agencies.
As the ideal candidate, you will have completed Grade 12 and recognized courses in fire inspections, public education and investigations (i.e. NFPA or ProBoard Level 1 Fire Inspector and Life Safety Educator, Fire Service Instructor Level 1, Fire Investigation; along with BC Fire and Building Code courses) and have some experience in the fire service. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license with air brake endorsement is required.
The hours for this position are 84 hours bi-weekly on a 9-day fortnight (extended hours for 9 days and 1 day off every two weeks). The hourly wage rate for this IAFF position is between $30.812 and $46.695 per hour, commensurate with the level of certification(s) achieved, plus a comprehensive benefit package.
If this career opportunity interests you, please apply via the Careers Page on our website www.mission.ca/careers(Job ID 2018-01) by Monday, July 23, 2018.
We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mission is located in the lower mainland of BC, and is nestled on the southern coastal mountain slopes overlooking the lush Fraser River Valley. Mission is a rapidly growing and dynamic community of approximately 40,000 residents, located 15 minutes north of the US border and 70 kilometers east of Vancouver. Although Mission is part of a broader metropolitan area, it still maintains its distinct and welcoming small town flavor.