A Fire Inspector enforces Fire and Life Safety requirements of the City of Mississauga and the Province of Ontario by conducting comprehensive fire prevention surveys and inspections of all classes of buildings and occupancies. Where directed, they will determine the cause and origin of fires. The individual will act as an Assistant to the Fire Marshal under the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and act as a Building Official under the provisions of the Building Code Act. In addition, the individual will participate in fire safety education programs for internal and external clients/customers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Division Chief, Inspections and Enforcement of Fire Prevention and Life Safety, the Inspector will be responsible to:
- Conducts fire and life safety inspections
- Conducts inspections under the Building Code Act
- Conducts inspections under municipal by-laws
- Conducts fire investigation related to cause an origin
- Evaluates, approves and enforces fire safety plans
- Develops, delivers and evaluates public education programs
- Performs public relations
- Review compliance alternatives for approval by Assistant Chief
- Initiates and participates in the prosecution of offenders
- Provides technical support and training for fire department personnel
- Performs administrative duties
- Maintains professional competencies
- Perform other duties as assigned
Current hours of work involve a 4 day compressed work week (10 hour shifts). A Criminal Record Search/Vulnerable Sector Screening will be required upon hire at the candidate's expense, to verify there is no criminal record for which the candidate has not received a pardon.
Skills and Qualifications
Post-Secondary graduation from a university, technical or community college in Building Construction, Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or an equivalent combination of experience, training and knowledge to competently perform all aspects of this job.
Must have an excellent working knowledge of the following:
- The Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, NFPA, ULC, CSA, and other applicable codes, standards and regulations,
- The technical aspects of fire protection and life safety systems including, but not limited to, fire alarm, voice communication, sprinkler, hose and standpipe, emergency lighting and power, fire pumps, water supply and fire suppression systems, fire fighters' elevators, smoke control measures, the storage, use and handling of dangerous goods, hazardous processes and activities, storage configurations of commodities, as well as building construction and occupant types.
- Excellent interpersonal skills are required with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, internal and external clients.
- Experience in achieving excellence in customer service and customer experience
- Must become: qualified as an NFPA Fire Inspector I and II, qualified as a Building Official for the purpose of conducting inspections under the Ontario Building Code, and become qualified as a Public Fire and Life Safety Educator for the purpose of teaching fire and life safety to residents and businesses within the City, and as NFPA Fire Investigator
- Must be willing to take required training courses which may be off site and out of City
- Must be proficient in the use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite, CAD and the ability to develop proficiency in other corporate solutions.
- Must have a valid Ontario Drivers licence (min. Class G) with a satisfactory driving record and be willing to use own vehicle (mileage allowance provided) for day to day activities.
Hourly Rate/Salary: $63,267 - $97,334
Hours of Work: 40
Work Location: Civic Centre
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Fire Division , Fire Prevention & Life Safety
A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.