Fire Prevention Officer

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine.

Fire Prevention Officer
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Permanent - Open
Technical Services Inspector 2

Who we are

The work we do has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home.

What you will do

As a member of the Fire Inspection Program, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide fire inspection performed under the Fire Prevention Act. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting fire inspections on public buildings, places of assembly and sleeping accommodations to ensure compliance with legislation, regulations and policies; acting as a team lead for Health and Safety inspections during recovery operations after natural disasters; providing advice to potential builders and renovators; meeting with building owners and various members of the public to ensure building designs confirm to related codes, standards and policies.

Work environment;

  • Office location: 11 Roseberry Street, Campbellton
  • Office layout: Office, but largely in-field work (inspections)
  • Your Team: Individual, but part of a 20+ person team provincially 
  • Opportunity for remote style work. Some opportunity for flex work. 
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30 
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment

Who you are

You are a flexible, passionate individual who is self-driven and able to work effectively with limited supervision. A good time manager, you are able to plan and prioritize your inspection schedule in an efficient manner that ensures public safety. You have strong interpersonal skills and are able to effectively communicate yourself to others.

Your attitude, skills, experience and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Behavioural competencies: The successful candidate will posses the following behavioral competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Flexibility
  • Self-Control/Stamina

Technical competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Ability to Use Office Technology, Software and Applications
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Procedures
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge

Need to have

  • Candidates should be designated as a Certified Engineering Technologist "CET", Professional Technologist "PTech" or equivalent and have a minimum of 5 years of related work experience with site inspections involving both public and privately-owned buildings
  • The successful candidate must be thoroughly knowledgeable of the National Building Code and National Fire Code.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.
  • Candidates must demonstrate on their applications how they have acquired the education and experience for this position. Your résumé should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment. Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.

PLEASE NOTE As of Sept 7, 2021, any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer

Nice to Have

  • Preference may be given to candidates who hold NFPA Certified Fire Inspector Level 1 certificate.

Wage Salary:

Technical Services Inspector 2: $2,159 to $2,719 bi-weekly ($56,134 to $70,694 annually) depending on education and experience.

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training. 
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation 

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or by email at by December 10, 2021 indicating competition number R78-2021/22-1055. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Justice and Public Safety 
Human Resource Services
20 McGloin Street
3rd floor, Marysville Place
P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB
E3A 5T8
Tel: (506) 453-2719

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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