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Overview of application process

The City of Port Colborne welcomes resumes for only positions that are advertised publicly. Only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes are not kept on file.

Electronic submissions are welcomed (please use the email address below). Please ensure that the Job Title is clearly stated in the subject line of all correspondence. 

If one of the positions sounds rewarding to you please apply with a cover letter and resume to:


Human Resources
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
careers@portcolborne.ca

 
 

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER

 

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER (COMPETITION 2018-61)

 

The Corporation of the City of Port Colborne is currently accepting applications for a full time permanent Fire Prevention Officer position. This is a unionized position with the Port Colborne Professional Fire Fighters Association - Local 2307.

 

Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer is responsible for conducting comprehensive fire prevention inspections and surveys of all classes of building/occupancies to ensure compliance with the Ontario Fire Code and other relevant Codes, Standards, Regulations and By-laws.   Also responsible for conducting of Cause and Origin Investigations and the completion of appropriate reports.         

 

The Fire Prevention Officer will also be responsible for preparing reports, reviewing Fire Safety Plans, initiating prosecutions and giving evidence in Court. 

 

If you think this is the ideal career for you, you will have a Degree/Diploma from an Accredited University or College in Fire Prevention/Fire Protection Technology or a related discipline or have successfully completed equivalent related courses. 

 

You have a demonstrated sound knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code and Building Code and other Fire Protection Standards, Codes and Regulations coupled with an understanding of technical aspects of sprinklers, standpipes, fire alarms and voice communication systems, hazardous materials and other factors relating to fire protection and prevention.

 

Additionally, you will have strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships and provide quality customer service in this important mandate. You will also have a background in conducting inspections, interpreting building construction design drawings, have completed Fire Prevention and Cause Determination Courses as part of the Provincial Fire Prevention Certification process and the delivery of Educational Programs is a must.

 

Fire suppression is also a component of this position, which requires maintaining a fire fighter standard of physical condition and training as required. 

 

Qualifications Required:

  • Proven experience in enforcing the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act as a designated Assistant to the Fire Marshal;
  • N.F.P.A. 1031 Inspector I, N.F.P.A. 1031 Inspector II, N.F.P.A. 1021 Fire Officer I, N.F.P.A. 1035 Fire and Life Safety Educator I and II, N.F.P.A 1035 Public Information Officer;
  • Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator N.F.P.A. 921;
  • Sound knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code and Building Code, N.F.P.A. and related ULC and CSA Standards;
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate the Code Enforcement Prosecution Process;
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a first class fire fighter;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement work plans and activity schedules;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, analytical, critical-thinking and decision making skills;
  • Organizational, interpersonal, customer service and communication skills;
  • Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safety culture through education, prevention and enforcement;
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License Class “G’ preferably a “DZ” with a clean driving record.

 

The regular work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 08:30 to 16:30 hours (some flexibility will be required).

 

Annual Salary: $108,282.72 annual plus benefits, pension and incentives as per the collective agreement.

  

 

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter and reference

Competition 2018-61 by October 18, 2018 before 12 noon to:

 

City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
Or by e-mail to: careers@portcolborne.ca
Fax: 905-835-2969

 

We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.   Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.
 
 

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

MANAGER OF OPERATIONS

 

The City of Port Colborne, located on Niagara’s South Coast on the shores of Lake Erie, at the entrance to the Welland Canal, within the beautiful region of Niagara, has become an investment destination – where water meets road, rail and air enabling investment to reach their business targets.  Port Colborne has found the perfect balance that extends to you what you expect life to offer: successful industrial and business sectors, beautiful and scenic residential areas, and a thriving festival and entertainment scene that includes, live theatre, white sand beaches, our world class Sugarloaf Marina and unique shopping districts in a heritage filled area and along the Welland Canal. A great place to work and raise a family!

 

Due to an internal promotion, the City of Port Colborne is seeking an energetic and motivated professional with superior leadership, communication, analytical, report writing, customer service skills, and political intuition, who works well in a fast paced environment and can help drive the corporation forward in accomplishing the goals and strategic direction set by Council. 

 

You are a senior manager in a municipality with ten years of progressive public works experience including water distribution, wastewater collection, roads infrastructure maintenance and operations, fleet management, inventory and experience managing with progressive and visionary leadership in a unionized environment.  You have the highest level of ethics, values and integrity and will bring exemplary interpersonal, communications, relationship building skills and creative strategies to the position. Proven success in working with elected officials, other levels of government and multi-stakeholders is essential.  Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Operations the Manager of Operations is responsible for all aspects of the Public Works, Fleet Management, Inventory and the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) for all Water and Wastewater facilities/systems.  A diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, MOE Water/Wastewater licence Class II and OACETT membership or suitable equivalent in a related field is a necessity. 

 

Salary range: $91,246 - $102,730 ($43.87 - $49.39 per hour) plus a competitive benefits and pension package.

 

For full details, please see the job description available here. 

 

 

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity,

please submit your resume and cover letter by October 26th at 4:00 pm and quote 2018-63 Manager of Operations.

 

City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
Or by e-mail to: careers@portcolborne.ca
Fax: 905-835-2969
Attention: Tammy Morden, Human Resources
 
We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.   Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate. 
 
 

WATER-WASTEWATER OPERATOR

WATER-WASTEWATER OPERATOR

 

The City of Port Colborne, located on the south coast of the scenic Niagara region, Niagara’s Port of Call has found the perfect balance – successful industrial and commercial sectors, comfortable and scenic residential areas, white sand beaches, unique culinary choices, the world class Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, trails, shopping districts along the historic Welland Canal and an energized festival and entertainment scene that includes live theatre – truly a community that adds to the overall Niagara Experience. A great place to work and raise a family!

 

The City of Port Colborne is seeking energetic and motivated candidates who would like to help drive the corporation forward in accomplishing the goals and strategic direction set by Council. If you enjoy working with the public, consider joining our team.   

 

As a fully licensed Water Distribution-Wastewater Collection System Operator, you will perform a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: operation of equipment and attachments, collection and analysis of established water quality tests, collection of water samples for lab analysis, participation in the Water on-call rotation and response to afterhours/weekend emergencies. You will be required to safely drive and operate heavy equipment with attachments and perform strenuous, physical labour in the installation, repair and maintenance of the water distribution and/or wastewater collection systems, assist with reports and documentation. 

 

You are required to have a Ministry of Environment Certification in Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Class 2, a DZ license, superior judgement, interpersonal skills, valid and current Basic First Aid, CPR and secondary school diploma, or equivalent.  You are required to have a minimum of one-year experience working with municipal water/wastewater services, working with equipment and performing maintenance related duties; or equivalent. (at a minimum the candidate must have a Ministry of Environment Certification in Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Class 1 and the intent to obtain their Class 2 certification) 

 

This is a full time union position based on 40 hours per week with an hourly rate of $29.19 per hour and a competitive benefit and pension package.  To view the job description please click here.

 

 

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity,

please submit your resume and cover letter and quote: W/WW Operator 2018-64 by October 19, 2018 to:

 
 
City of Port Colborne, 66 Charlotte Street,
Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
Attention: Human Resources
or by e-mail to: careers@portcolborne.ca
fax: 905-835-2969
We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.