Regional Technical Advisor - Fire Inspection and Investigations

Posting Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Various, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Regional Technical Advisor - Fire Inspection and Investigations 

Job Requisition ID: 28430

Ministry: Municipal Affairs

Location: (Various), AB 

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is selected

Classification: Standards, Safety and Compliance 5

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs assists municipalities in providing well-managed, collaborative and accountable local government to Albertans. Our main responsibilities are:

  • funding supports for municipalities
  • a system that strives to ensure appropriate safety standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings and equipment
  • protections for new home buyers and required licensing for home builders
  • province-wide support for access to public library services for Albertans
  • a comprehensive approach to managing emergencies in the province through the Alberta Emergency Management Agency
  • management of about 2.6 million acres of public land in the province's three Special Areas
  • independent review and decisions on local matters by the Land and Property Rights Tribunal

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The Government of Alberta, Municipal Affairs, Community and Technical Support Division is currently looking for a Regional Technical Advisor, Fire inspection and investigations to join their team.  If you are looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity, look no further and apply now!

Reporting to the Fire Commissioner, as the Regional Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for providing technical, operational and administrative advice, evaluation and support on all aspects of fire protection and fire services including the fire suppression, investigation/inspections, training and evaluation, as well as risk assessments.

In this position you will be responsible for the development of administrative and operational tools to meet legislated requirements and industry standards.  You will also be responsible for building capacity in multiple areas related to inspections and investigations, providing technical advice and guidance to municipalities, agencies, industry and the general public, a liaison to municipal and industrial fire services, provincial response to emergencies, advising on operating and training standards and working with other provincial and federal ministries.

The main duties of the Regional Technical Advisor are:

  • Provide technical advice and guidance to a diverse range of stakeholders regarding fire code compliance, risk assessments, governance models, service agreements, etc.
  • Monitor and provide Quality Assurance of the provincial fire and Search and Rescue (SAR) Safety System
  • Conduct inspections, investigations and post incident analyses
  • Participate in Special Projects and provide leadership as needed
  • Community and Technical Support (CTS) planning, operations and reporting support

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in the use of computer systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build networks and develop strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders with competing or conflicting interests.
  • Expertise in negotiation, conflict resolution and consensus building.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal ).



Diploma in a related filed (Public Admin, Fire Protection Technology) and 5 year directly related experience.

  • A Safety Codes officer certification in fire discipline - B2
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience as a Fire Fighter or SAR Member, Fire Officer or Search Manager
  • Minimum of two years demonstrated experience conducting fire inspections and investigations
  • Completion of a recognized fire training program
  • Class 5 Driver’s License

Preference will be given to candidates with Safety Codes Officer certification of Group B2 in the fire discipline.


  • Safety Codes Officer Group C2 and Group E.
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) training.
  • Certification to the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector/Plan Examiner #1031 Level 2 as well as Fire Investigator 1033 considered a strong asset
  • Working knowledge of the administration of the Safety Codes Act and its regulations as well as the National Fire Code, National Building Code (Alberta Editions)

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies:

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following APS competencies:

Systems Thinking – Takes a long term view towards organization’s objectives and how to achieve them; works towards actions and plans aligned with APS values

Creative Problem Solving – Focuses on continuous improvement and increasing breadth of insight; looks for new ways to improve results and activities

Building Collaborative Environments – Facilitates open communication and leverages team skill; leverages skills and knowledge of others

Drive for Results – Works to exceed goals and part with others to achieve objectives; aims to exceed expectations


 $3,096.64 - $3,860.21/ Bi-weekly ($80,822.00 - $100,751.00 /Annually)


This is a permanent Full time Position.

Hours of Work: 7.25 hours / 36.25 hours a week

Location: This position can be located in various locations in Alberta.

Additional Information:

  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo enhanced security screening.
  • This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

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How To Apply

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Khadija Akther at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.