Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Red Deer County provides a wonderful mix of rural and urban amenities. Over 97% of County residents report high satisfaction with their quality of life, making Red Deer County a great destination for both living and working.
Red Deer County is a great place to work! It is much more than just a job to go to. It is a place where everyone plays an important role. At Red Deer County, we believe that mutual trust and respect, shared responsibility, and open communication are essential characteristics for creating personal success within a first class working environment.
Red Deer County has a permanent, full-time position for a dynamic and highly motivated FIRE INSPECTOR to supplement our ongoing focus in the delivery of customer service excellence.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The Fire Inspector provides the Deputy Chief – Operations with administrative and functional support on fire protection, prevention, education, and inspection matters. The Fire Inspector, as a Safety Codes Officer in the fire discipline, conducts fire inspections to meet the requirements of the County’s quality management plan and assists with emergency response provided by the department.
Detailed duties of the Fire Inspector position include, but are not limited to:
Conduct fire inspections in public buildings to prevent or reduce loss of life, injury, and property damage by fire in accordance with the County’s Quality Management Plan (QMP).
Perform site inspections, interpret codes and regulations, write reports, calculate occupant loads, and take legal action to enforce County bylaws and the Alberta Safety Codes Act when required.
Perform fire investigations as required.
Assist with the daily function of the Department and maintenance, monitoring, and establishing systems to ensure the efficiency of the Department and the safety of firefighters on emergency responses.
Provide on-call rotation coverage, actively respond to incidents and occasionally act as Incident Command on an emergency scene.
Implement, maintain, monitor, evaluate, and instruct training programs related to fire prevention.
Identify areas where fire prevention is most needed and prepare a fire prevention program that encourages public participation geared to reduce the loss of life and property in the community.
Prepare reports and generate statistics showing the effectiveness of fire inspections, fire prevention programs and fire training programs in achieving the requirements of the County’s QMP.
Work with and communicate with firefighters, the public, public groups, and other government and private agencies.
Work with County departments and agencies when required to enhance corporate and departmental strategies and services.
Direct and perform functions as related to the fire cadet program.
Provide written inputs for the County News on a monthly basis.
Undertake other tasks, projects, and responsibilities as required within the scope of the position.
Minimum high school diploma with a minimum of five (5) years related fire service experience; or a combination of equivalent post-secondary education and relevant fire service experience.
IFSAC / ProBoard certification in NFPA 1001 Level 2, NFPA 1021 Level 1, NFPA 1041 Level 1, and NFPA 1051.
Other NFPA or related certifications would be considered an asset.
Safety Codes Officer in the fire discipline with B2 and C2 qualifications, or ability to obtain within three (3) months.
ICS 200 as a minimum; ICS 300 and the Alberta Basic Emergency Management course are preferred.
Minimum Class 5 drivers’ license with acceptable drivers’ abstract; an Alberta Class 3 Drivers’ License with Q endorsement is preferred.
Excellent customer services skills and communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.