Responsible for fire prevention procedures that ensure the protection and safety of people, buildings, and equipment on University of Ottawa campuses. Ensures that all campus buildings meet provincial and municipal standards and legislation as they relate to fire protection and prevention. Determines needs and corrective measures to take to ensure that detection and suppression systems operate at maximum safety efficiency. Responsible for all portable fire extinguishers on campus (over 2200), including their inventory, purchase, inspection, and maintenance in compliance with applicable standards and building requirements.
Plans, organizes, and carries out programs to reduce the risk of fire and minimize losses due to fire. Directs training of fire alarm evacuation teams. Investigates fire-related incidents to determine whether criminal acts have been committed. Ensures that systems and procedures for fire alarms and prevention comply with federal, provincial, municipal and university codes and regulations.
Diploma in fire prevention from a recognized community college in Ontario
Minimum of three years’ experience in the field of fire prevention, preferably at a post-secondary institution
Experience in security and protection, including carrying out general and criminal investigations of fire-related incidents
Knowledge of chemistry, physics, electricity, hydraulics, and building mechanics
Experience in interpreting, explaining, and applying regulations and procedures
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure
Experience in using computer systems and software, such as Windows, word processors, spreadsheets, databases, email and internet browsers
Experience in reading blueprints and building plans
Understanding of human behaviour in crisis situations
Ability to interpret fire codes and regulations, particularly those at the municipal level
Excellent communication skills in both official languages
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Ability to address and teach groups through group presentations
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. This posting may appear simultaneously on external websites. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).
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