Assistant Fire Marshal

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Closing date: Dec 12, 2018

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: MAC Emergency Services

Job Code: 16321

Salary: $91,358 - $109,064

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), supports capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe, sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

Job Information

The Assistant Fire Marshal (AFM) manages the effective delivery of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) fire prevention and protection and investigation programming within their region and actively guides and supports community efforts in delivering fire prevention initiatives. The position also supports communities and the regional office in emergency management programming and response
All duties are carried out within the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) legislative, regulatory and policy framework including the Fire Prevention Act (FPA) and Fire Prevention Regulations (FPR)

The position is located in Fort Simpson and has a direct reporting relationship to the Regional Superintendent. The position also has a functional reporting relationship to the Fire Marshal to ensure statutory requirements of the FPA and FPR are met.
The incumbent works closely with fire chiefs and community governments to facilitate a coordinated approach to the development and delivery of fire protection and prevention/emergency management programs and services in the region. The incumbent does not supervise staff directly; rather, they provide expert advice and guidance to community fire departments, community councils, government officials, and private and public clients.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Diploma or Degree in the sciences or social sciences. A background in Emergency Management, Fire Training, or in Fire Service would be preferred.
Successful completion of the following NFPA training courses from an accredited training institution: NFPA 1001 and 1002 Professional Firefighter, 1031 Fire Inspector, 1033 Fire Investigator, 1041 Fire Service Instructor;

3 years’ experience in firefighting / fire investigations and fire inspections; and

Class 3 NWT driver’s License with Air Brake certification.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

This position is highly technical, multiple trade based profession and as such, the following would be considered assets:
NFPA training courses: 1021 Fire Officer, 1051 Wildland Firefighting, 1035 Life Safety Educator, 1521 Incident Safety Officer, 1407 Rapid Intervention Team, 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations: and
Additional training: Basic Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Centre, Incident Command System.

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This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 3 Driver's License with air endorsement.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.85 per hour to $55.93 per hour (approximately $91,357. - $109,063.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,192.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16321      

Closing Date: December 12, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602-100 Street
Box 240
Ph. (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254