Fire Marshal / Commissaire aux incendies

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Fire Marshal / Commissaire aux incendies

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Department of Community and Government Services

Are you a highly experienced senior fire officer and a champion of fire safety, protection and prevention? If so, consider joining the Government of Nunavut (GN) in this pivotal role with Territory-wide impact.

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. The successful applicant will enjoy a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, relocation privileges, and opportunities for training and career advancement.

Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Director, Safety Services, you will manage the efficient and effective delivery of fire protection and prevention programs throughout Nunavut, by administering the Nunavut Fire Safety Act and Regulations (FSA) in order to reduce loss of life, injuries, accidents, and property loss due to fire. You will be the senior Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for the enforcement of the National Fire Code of Canada (NFCC), codes, standards and statutory requirements, while the regional Assistant Fire Marshals act under the direction of the Deputy Fire Marshal in fulfilling FSA statutory responsibilities. Community Fire Chiefs, as Local Assistants to the Fire Marshal, are also subject to direction from you in enforcing FSA provisions. In this capacity, you will serve as immediate supervisor of the Deputy Fire Marshal and Community Fire Chiefs.

As Fire Marshal, you will act as the primary official contact for GN departments and agencies on all fire prevention issues, and provide them with clear interpretation and information. You will also provide advice and assistance to the Minister, department senior officials and the Director, Safety Services on fire issues and developments. Your thorough knowledge of issues and regulations will enable you to provide sound advice and proper information to lead the development of appropriate policies and program initiatives.


Your impressive profile as a qualified Fire Marshal will include the following highlights:

· Certification from a recognized fire training academy (IFSAC or ProBoard Certified) in the following: NFPA 1001 – Level 2, Fire Fighter Professional Qualification; NFPA 1041 - Level 1, Fire Services Instructor Professional Qualification; NFPA 1031 – Level 2, Fire Inspector; NFPA 1035 – Level 1, Fire and Life Safety Educator and NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer Level 1.

· A minimum of ten (10) years’ related experience as a senior fire officer in a supervisory or managerial position, including five (5) years’ fire inspection or fire public education experience.

· 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.


· Certification in the following: NFPA 1035 – Level 2, Fire and Life Safety Educator; NFPA 1041 – Level 2, Fire Services Instructor Professional Qualifications; NFPA 1033 or NFPA 921 – Fire Investigator; and NFPA 1021 – Fire Officer Level 3.

· Alternative dispute resolution training.

· Leadership experience in senior management.

· Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages (i.e., Inuktut, English and French).

· Knowledge of the Inuit communities, culture and land, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and Inuktut.

· Experience working in a northern cross-cultural environment.


· This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Compensation & benefits: This indeterminate position is excluded from the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a salary range of $122,992 to $139,571 per year (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $16,008 per year. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as Fire Marshal (Reference #14-507477), please contact us or send your resume, by 11:59 p.m. eastern time, October 28, 2022, using one of the following methods: Department of Human Resources, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies. Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice (i.e., Inuktut, English or French).

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. For position details, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at

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