Date Posted: 05/12/2021
Req ID: 2478
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Facilities, Management & Planning
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs, such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.
The department of Facilities Management and Planning effectively serves the needs of the Mississauga Campus community for the development, space allocation, renovation, operation and maintenance of all infrastructure, facilities and related services.
As the Fire Prevention Officer, you will ensure the compliance of our fire prevention and protection program advising on requirements for new construction and renovation projects, and continually reviewing current fire and life safety systems and procedures recommending preventative or alternative life safety measures and corrective action, evaluating risk factors and inspecting buildings to determine fire prevention requirements.
Your responsibilities will include:
Conducting routine building inspections for fire and life safety issues
Assessing and recommending corrective action to resolve code violations
Implementing complex and technical emergency fire safety plans
Identifying and implementing corrective actions to restore fire safety systems to full service
Implementing temporary protective alternatives to provide for fire safety during planned and unplanned system isolations and shutdowns
Analyzing and recommending corrective actions and procedural changes following fire occurrences
Inspecting the construction and installation of fire and life safety equipment and systems
Advising project managers and contractors on fire prevention requirements in relation to changes to construction specification for new building and renovation projects
Advanced College Diploma (3 years) in fire technology or an acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum five years related experience in all areas of fire safety coupled with a demonstrated knowledge of relevant fire safety legislation, codes, standards, and procedures.
A comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Building and Fire Codes and their applications is required.
Experience in reviewing drawings and specifications for new construction and renovations is required.
A detailed understanding of fire alarm system terminology and operations is required.
Ability to operate a variety of extinguishers, fire alarm systems, special detection devices, and sprinkler and standpipe systems is required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook etc.) specifically with spreadsheets, internet research, word processing, and email is required.
A valid Ontario driver's licence is required.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines.
Working knowledge of CADD software.
To be successful in this role you will be:
Closing Date: 05/21/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 12 - $70,427 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $90,064. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services
Recruiter: Valerie Davis