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Assistant Fire Marshal

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Type of employment: 
$101,265 to $114,917 per year, 37.5 hours/week
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Closing Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:59am

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.

The Government of Nunavut was selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and recent graduates in 2021.  With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations.  As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance - one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuktut language, achieves a representative public service, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. Successful applicants will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Reporting to the Deputy Fire Marshal, the Assistant Fire Marshal (AFM) is responsible for the effective implementation of fire safety and fire prevention, including responsibility for providing information, advice and guidance to owners, occupants, employers, employees, contractors, architects, engineers, and the general public (clients), as to the requirements of the Nunavut Fire Safety Act and Regulations. This position directly and indirectly impacts all Nunavummiut. The AFM is a regional consultant, advisor and resource person for public and commercial buildings, fire and life safety requirements and decisions that will directly impact Government of Nunavut departments and agencies, public and private sector. The life safety issues that this position enforces, provides for a safe environment, and may increase project cost thereby affecting budgeting.

The AFM may delivery or assist with the delivery of the Nunavut’s Fire Marshal’s Office activities including fire fighter training, inspections, fire investigations, code enforcement and public fire safety education. The incumbent will provide technical information to the GN, private organizations, architects, and engineers.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Fire Training college, along with three (3) years of related experience. A class 3 driver’s license with Air Brake Certification is required. This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The following IFSAC certifications or equivalent are required:

  • NFPA 1001 – Level 2, Fire Fighter Professional Qualification
  • NFPA 1031 – Level 2, Fire Inspector
  • NFPA 1033 – Level 1, Fire Investigator or NFPA 921 – Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • NFPA 1041 – Level 1, Fire Service Instructor

Working towards or successfully achieved the following IFSAC certifications or equivalent are considered assets:

  • NFPA 1041 – Level 2, Fire Service Instructor
  • NFPA 1035 – Level 1, Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • NFPA 1021 – Level 1, Fire Officer.

Experience in fire investigations and conducing training programs is considered an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktut, English and French. Applicants may submit their resume in any of the official languages of Nunavut. Fluency in two or more of Nunavut’s official languages would be considered an asset. Knowledge of Inuit communities, culture, land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuktut and experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment are also considered assets.

Acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered for this position. We encourage you to apply if you have equivalent years of education and/or experience equal to the education and experience requirements listed above.

An eligibility list may be created to fill current and future vacancies across the Department of Community and Government Services in all communities.

 If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a representative workforce, therefore priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit who self-identify as being enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement in accordance with the Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Government of Nunavut employees serving a probationary period must obtain and provide written authorization from the deputy head of their employing department. The authorization from the deputy head must accompany your application for your application to be considered. 
  • Possession of a criminal record may not disqualify candidates from being considered. An assessment of the criminal record will be measured against the scope and duties of the position. This is only a requirement for positions that require a satisfactory criminal record or vulnerable sector check. 
  • Applicants may submit their resume in any of the Official Languages of Nunavut.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • The onus is on candidates in receipt of foreign post-secondary education credentials to have their foreign credentials assessed through a recognized Canadian education institution.  Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their application. 
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