Emergency Services Officer – Instructor (Fire Fighting and other Emergency Services Program)

Emergency Services Officer – Instructor (Fire Fighting and other Emergency Services Program)

AF3 Assistant Fire Commissioner 3


Office of the Fire Commissioner

Municipal Relations

Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 36551

Salary(s):   AF3 $59,406.00 – $74,801.00 per year

Closing Date:   September 28, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

This competition may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future regular full-time positions, subject to staffing approval. The eligibility list will remain in effect for 12 months.


The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) provides the citizens of Manitoba with a variety of public safety services which include but are not limited to:  support to municipalities’ emergency services, fire investigation and inspection, codes and standards enforcement and regulation, provincial response to emergencies too large for municipalities to handle and the provision of education and training for emergency personnel.  The OFC also provides emergency service to Manitobans through Ground Search and Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, Incident Command and major emergencies or disasters.

 As the premier leader in firefighter, paramedic and emergency services training, the Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC) in Brandon, Manitoba is the OFC’s arm in building, training and developing confident, competent firefighters, inspectors, investigators, instructors, officers and paramedics. 

The College is seeking an experienced Emergency Services Officer- Instructor for its Fire Fighting and other Emergency Services Program who will be responsible for the delivery, testing, evaluation, monitoring and assessment of courses in this field.

If you are looking for a rewarding and exciting career, this is a great opportunity to join our team.  The Manitoba government has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).   Training and career development opportunities are also available for employees.   

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to travel throughout Manitoba and occasionally in Canada and internationally.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license (or its equivalent from other jurisdictions) 
  • Must be eligible to obtain class 4 driver`s license with air brake endorsement at the time of application
  • Must be able to obtain satisfactory driver’s abstract
  • Must have a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must be physically capable of wearing full turn-out gear and a self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Must be physically capable of performing  the duties and functions of the job including lifting heavy objects, kneeling, standing, climbing stairs and ladders, working at heights and entering confined spaces in various temperatures


  • Successful completion of Emergency Services Instructor level I course or an equivalent or comparable instructor training or educational program 
  • Successful completion of Fire Fighting Level I and other Emergency Services Programs or an equivalent or comparable formal training or educational program
  • Experience providing fire fighting and/or other emergency response services
  • Experience delivering or executing training and educational programs  in an adult setting
  • Strong written communication skills required for preparing comprehensive students’ and training reports 
  • Effective verbal communication skills with the ability to explain technical issues and influence others
  • Ability to relate with diverse clients/stakeholders 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Ability to manage competing priorities


  • Knowledge of curriculum development and/or evaluation of training programs 
  • Ability to interpret and understand standards, policies and procedures, code and regulations 
  • Certificate in Adult Education (CAE)  or any equivalent program 
  • Computer proficiency in processing documents and spreadsheets, designing presentations, and operating e-mail software
  • Experience handling training courses in a virtual platform

This position is primarily responsible for the development, delivery, maintenance and evaluation of training and educational programs at the College focusing on the fire fighting and emergency services program.  The incumbent monitors and evaluates student performance and ensures that courses and programs are kept current with latest standards, regulations, acts and legislation.  The incumbent is also required on occasions to respond to international, national and local emergencies on behalf of OFC. A complete position description is available upon request.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36551

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-3001

Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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