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By | June 28, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Fire and Rescue Service Lead Instructor (Full-Time)

Salary : $24.15 Per Hour

Company : Ontario Fire Academy

Location : Mono, ON CA

Educational requirements : High School

Position Summary:

The Instructor is responsible for delivering high quality education for future Fire Service professionals. In collaboration with the Ontario Fire Academy (OFA) Management team this full-time position will develop and maintain fire service education and training programs that aligns to the OFA training strategy. The Instructor contributes to transformational change initiatives and Programs that will help OFA continue to deliver high quality training to future Fire Service professionals. The Instructor will lead a team of part-time Instructors teach in-class and practical instruction to a mixture of local and national students and act as an educational resource for Instructors on NFPA program standards/requirements.

Please note that the Instructor is expected to work onsite at our Campus in Mono Ontario on a full time basis.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Teach courses according to the College curriculum and in accordance with the defined course standards and outcomes.
  • Ensure consistency amongst instructors with the curriculum and teaching methodology.
  • Submit course grades to the Administration by the assigned date.
  • When called upon function as an official academic advisor counseling students about the course academic sequence and program selections
  • Participate in the development and implementation of academic policies guiding principles objectives and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the College
  • Assist in the development of lesson plans and schedules.
  • Plan educational activities for students.
  • Act as a backup to teach when an instructor is unavailable.
  • Perform Equipment Inventory Management in conjunction with OFA Campus Manager.
  • Notify Administration team when supplies are running out and when there is defective inventory.
  • Ensure supplies are being utilized appropriately.
  • Provide support and coaching to other Instructors on NFPA educational program standards/requirements.
  • Offer feedback to the OFA management team on continuous improvement of the College.
  • Participate in recruitment of qualified Instructors in collaboration with the OFA Management team.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of academic policies guiding principles objectives and functions in accordance with the philosophy of the College.
  • Create a learning environment that encourages Instructor and Student involvement and participation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required with additional secondary education and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible fire-related experience.
  • Maintain appropriate credentials and experience to be able to instruct on NFPA Programs.
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and Level II.
  • NFPA 1072 Hazmat Awareness & Hazmat Operations.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the accreditation body’s training standards (NFPA OFM IFSAC)
  • Well-rounded knowledge of fire service professional education and training programs and operations.
  • Working knowledge of modern firefighting fire prevention operations and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with adult education principles techniques and practices to prepare and present training programs in varied forms across diverse media including eLearning technology.
  • Knowledge of models of teaching and have experience with curriculum development in order to design and deliver course content.
  • Research evaluation and time management skills to develop administer score and evaluate written oral and practical evaluations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to deliver course material and presentations.
  • Keen understanding of fire department operations and fire services personnel roles and responsibilities.
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team-based environment as well as independently.
  • Demonstrates and promotes professionalism ethics and values-based behaviour.
  • Proven ability to establish and utilize relationships and networks across a broad range of groups and people to maximize the school’s objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge of change management practices to ensure adoption and sustainment of operational changes.
  • Experience with continuous improvement initiatives is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to act effectively in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Keen understanding of fire department operations and fire services personnel roles and responsibilities.

Preferred Certifications and Qualifications:

  • Certified NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I
  • Certified NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level II
  • Certified NFPA 1521 Incident Safety Officer
  • OFM Associate Instructor
  • OFMEM Provincial Evaluation
  • Canadian Armed Forces experience

The Ontario Fire Academy (OFA) is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Applicant requests for accommodation requirements will be maintained as personal and confidential.

The OFA strives to embody the values of respect collaboration and diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. We welcome applications from all minority group members women Aboriginal persons persons with disabilities members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Flexible language requirement:

  • French not required

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Mono ON L9W 6J1: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • FireFighter: 5 years (required)
  • Instructor: 1 year (preferred)


  • Certified NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor Level I & II (preferred)
  • Certified NFPA 1521 (preferred)
  • OFM Associate Instructor (preferred)
  • OFMEM Provincial Evaluation (preferred)

Expected start date: 2022-06-27

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