Fire Standards Specialist

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

FIRE STANDARDS SPECIALIST – The Fire Standards Specialist will provide Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) with programmatic support for all sections of Fire Protection including operational support for the Fire Department, to ensure the Fire Protection Program goals, objectives, and targets are met in the preparation, formalization and evaluation of governance, lesson plans, demonstrations, lectures, training aids, and manuals. This individual will be utilized to support activities that ensure the department achieves customer commitments in a timely and professional manner, and in accordance with site licensing and industry standards.


As an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer, CNL is committed to a clean and prosperous Canada. CNL supports Canada’s interests in ensuring the safety and protection of assets, safeguarding of the public and personnel, and resumption of business. The Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) Fire Department provides CNL with Structural Fire Suppression, Wildland Fire Suppression, Hazardous Material Response, Emergency Medical Care, High Angle/Confined Space Rescue, and Auto Extrication/Rescue.

The CRL Fire Department also provides a variety of Fire Prevention services including fire investigation, fire safety inspection, fire related processes, employee education and Wildland fire prevention. The CRL Fire Department assist community based emergency services through Mutual Aid agreements. We are committed to continual development and delivery of a variety of educational and training programs that will satisfy the needs of CRL employees.


We are looking for a Fire Standards Specialist. Under the general direction of the Fire Protection Program Authority, the Fire Protection Program Standards Specialist shall assist in developing, revising and updating Fire Department policies, procedures and other documents to achieve compliance with CNL policies and procedures and license requirements as a result of audits and self-assessments. The Fire Standards Specialist will support emergency operations at major site emergencies by responding as a member of the Fire Emergency Response Group as required.

Operational Support -> Ensure the Fire Protection Program goals, objectives, and targets are met in the preparation, formalization and evaluation of governance, lesson plans, demonstrations, lectures, training aids, and manuals;

  • Develop and Implement an effective “Fire Protection Documentation Review Program”
  • Review governance and supporting documentation to ensure they are accurate and meet current licence requirements
  • Recommend document changes to the Fire Protection Program Authority
  • Ensure documentation is reviewed and revised to ensure all review cycle commitments are met.
  • Perform evaluations of Fire Protection program and material using the self-assessment process
  • Participate in the evaluation of the Fire Protection Training Plan
  • Reviews and identifies areas for improvement and ensures amendments are completed for existing governance, teaching plans and course documents
  • Conduct gap analysis against industry best practices and current licence and law requirements
  • Prepare logistically for all audits, inspections, reviews and benchmarking activities
  • Liaison with both external and internal organizations as directed by the Fire Protection Program Authority
  • Provide SME (subject matter expert) advice and guidance in respect to fire screenings, compensatory measures, (ITM) inspection testing and maintenance activities, as well as code and standard interpretations

Responsibility and Leadership -> Ensure all CRL Fire Protection positions achieve and maintain competency to perform their duties;

  • Develop and Implement an effective “Training Plan Monitoring Program” o Review course critiques and have corrective actions implemented for areas of improvement
  • Recommend changes to the “Master Lesson Directives (MLDs)”, “Quality Standards” and “Teaching Plans”
  • Ensures training programs/Teaching Plans are conducted in accordance to Training Plan
  • Monitors classroom instruction to ensure content and emphasis of material presented is in accordance with the intent of the Training Program
  • Monitors practical training scenarios to ensure tactics and techniques are in accordance with the intent of the Training Program
  • Research trends and developments to improve effectiveness of the Fire Protection program
  • Report to the Fire Protection Program Authority the results of internal reviews, audits, assessments on operational


  • Engineering degree or a Bachelor graduation in a relevant engineering or honours science discipline from a university of recognized standing or, through being a Licensed Engineer in the Province of Ontario in lieu of an engineering degree as long as it is in the relevant discipline.
  • Minimum National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 Level 2
  • Minimum seven (7) years fire service training experience, including development, implementation and evaluating of training standards an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge of fire departmental policies, protocols and operations. Familiarity of practices, procedures and equipment used in fighting structural, wildland fires, technical rescue and hazardous material incidents.
  • Possess sound knowledge in training development and adult learning principles.
  • Certificates/Training in courseware design, analysis and evaluations will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of nuclear industry standards for developing and implementing training standards.
  • Knowledge of the application of the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) program.
  • General understanding of the National Building Code, National Fire Code and NFPA Standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Ability and willingness to accommodate and support the unique learning styles of adults to ensure they successfully meet the training requirements of their positions
  • Maintain certificates in First Aid, automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Able to attain and maintain Group 3 Radiation Protection (RP)


CNL Chalk River, is located in the beautiful and historic municipality of Laurentian Hills that surround Deep River and Chalk River, Ontario. Roughly 180kms from Ottawa, Chalk River and the Renfrew County area is a great choice for people looking for peace and tranquility, and for those who love the outdoors.


  • Excellent growth and development opportunities
  • Challenging and interesting work
  • Opportunity to be a part of Canadian history

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

If you meet the requirements as outlined above, please take a few moments to express your interest by submitting your application. CNL would like to thank all those candidates who have taken the time to apply, however, only those identified for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

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