Training Officer
Town of Ajax
Ajax, ON
Experience it Ajax!

The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario. With over 120,000 residents, Ajax's rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.

Training Officer

Reporting to the Chief Training Officer, the Training Officer is responsible for the development, organization, delivery and evaluation of training programs for career and recruit firefighters.

Key Duties:
Instructs fire suppression staff in all aspects of fire department operations including instruction plans, coordinating training materials and details and creating evaluation methodology
Training to include, but not limited to, driver training, pumper operations, auto extrication, emergency first aid, ice/water rescue, slope rescue and other specialty courses
Conducts research for policies, procedures, techniques and equipment
Assists and maintains accurate training schedules and records in Target Solutions software
Assists with preparation and facilitation of firefighter promotional exams
Assists and supports fire suppression crews at emergency incidents as required
Emphasizes health and safety throughout training activities
Works in compliance with Town of Ajax policy and procedures, relevant legislation and industry guidelines

Mandatory Qualifications:
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum of seven years’ experience as a career fire fighter
Thorough knowledge of NFPA Programs and requirements
NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I (willing to complete Level 2 within 12 months)
NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I
NFPA 1006 Rescue Technician preferred
Incident Safety Officer (NFPA)
Certification in Water/Ice Rescue preferred
Current First Aid, CPR and AED
BLS or other Certified Red Cross First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder/Instructor preferred
NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials/ Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications preferred
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Proficient in Target Solutions software is considered an asset
Valid DZ driver's licence with a clear driver's abstract
Upon being hired, able to provide a current criminal reference check

Knowledge/Skills:
Demonstrates a commitment to personal and professional development
Ability to read, interpret and apply relevant legislation and industry guidelines
Demonstrates a high level of knowledge in emergency response operations including apparatus, equipment and fire suppression techniques
Solid written and oral communication skills
Highly organized and able to coordinate multiple training opportunities
Considerable knowledge of Adult Learning Principles to instruct and educate staff
Ability to follow Fire Department Work Instructions to complete tasks as assigned

Deadline to apply:
Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019.

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file. Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Applicants must provide a valid email address for communication purposes. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly (including your junk mail), and update your profile if your email address changes.

The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. As we grow, it is important that our workforce becomes more reflective of the residents we serve to further the diversification of ideas that makes Ajax a great place to live and work. The Town of Ajax respects, encourages and celebrates our diversity. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process, please make your needs known to HR Services in advance.