Title

Fire and Life Safety Educator (Re-Post)

Job ID

2017376

Hours of Work:

8:00am to 5:15pm, Monday to Thursday OR Tuesday to Friday (4 day work week)

Job Status

RFT

Group

Fire

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Fire and Life Safety Educator works under the general supervision of the Community Relations Officer and is required to work independently, exercise good judgement, and demonstrate self-motivation in the performance of day-to-day activities and goals. This is specialized work entailing researching, planning, producing, evaluating and delivering lectures, programs, and educational materials directly related to fire and life safety, harm/injury prevention and personal safety. 

Examples of key work activities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Prepare and deliver lectures, talks, and demonstrations to various internal and external groups, including schools and organizations.
  • Identify target groups and program needs based on community statistics, fire trends and other relevant factors to deliver appropriate fire, life safety and injury prevention education.
  • Assist in the promotion of fire, life safety and injury prevention campaigns, special events and safety inspections. 
  • Act as a liaison or representative of the Fire-Rescue Department to groups working on related assigned program areas.
  • Prepare and maintain related records and reports.
  • Participate in community outreach programs.
  • May assist with firefighter recruitment programs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

To be eligible to apply for the Fire and Life Safety Educator position, the following educational requirements must have been completed:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator, FIRE 1206 (JIBC)

An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.

The successful candidate must complete the following educational requirements within the first year:

  • Fire Service Instructor 1, FIRE 1201 (JIBC)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of the City and departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures as related to the work performed.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern principles, procedures, methods and materials used in delivering and preparing fire and life safety educational programs.
  • Considerable knowledge of current public education, related materials and programs.
  • Strong public speaking and oral communication skills, with the ability to present Fire and Life Safety information to groups varying in diversity through age, gender, ethnicity, religion, abilities, etc. in the form of lectures and demonstrations. 
  • Highly developed planning and organizational and project management knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle while towing the Public Education Trailer.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; including the ability to relate to and effectively communicate with diverse demographic groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts and others in the delivery of fire, life safety and injury prevention education services.
  • Proven ability to competently operate within and use software programs such as: Fire Document Management (FDM), Richmond Electronic Document Management System (REDMS), MS Office Outlook and Word. 
  • Ability to conduct research, evaluate effectiveness of projects or programs and implement changes under the direction of the Community Relations Officer.
  • Ability to clear a Police Information Check. 

LICENCES, CERTIFICATES AND REGISTRATIONS

A valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia with a safe driving history.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND EFFORT

PCC

1310

Job Code

818

Dept

Community Safety

Division

Community Relations - Education

Range

$9,274 Monthly  

Work is performed primarily in an office setting, including both classrooms and the Fire-Rescue training room.  Some presentations and/or demonstrations may take place outdoors.  Events may require working outside the normal working hours with shift adjustment or overtime.