City of Guelph - Guelph, ON
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A probationary firefighter is an integral part of the emergency services team. This position will be responsible for fire suppression duties necessary to save life and property and providing emergency response, rescue and extrication duties within hazardous conditions. The Fire Department provides an essential service 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to the community. Firefighters work together as members of a well-honed team. Extended periods of time are spent working together, whether in emergency situations, training or other duties around the fire station.
The Guelph Fire Department takes pride in providing a high level of service and support to our community. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for probationary firefighter vacancies who are committed to the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference and making Guelph a healthy and safe community where life can be lived to the fullest.
Combat, extinguish and/or prevent fires to save life and property. Perform fire suppression duties to extinguish fires rapidly and efficiently under emergency conditions, frequently involving considerable hazard.
Provide emergency medical response and aid. Perform rescue/extrication operations where necessary to prevent loss of life or further injury, from any cause.
Support work teams and allied agencies to maintain public safety. Seek direction and authority through the Incident Management System at the emergency scene and collaborating/assisting with allied agencies (eg. paramedics and police).
Perform station, equipment and vehicle maintenance.
Assist with Alarm Room Technician/dispatch duties as required. Provide back-up resources to the communications unit by receiving emergency calls and dispatching resources on an as needed basis demonstrating excellent communications and multitasking skills to input and record pertinent data.
Contribute to public relations and education efforts. Support fire prevention efforts by conducting demonstrations and inspections. Actively participate in community engagement & outreach initiatives.
Commit to lifelong learning, community and personal wellness and continuous improvement. Participate in training exercises and courses to maintain and improve skill set, learning new procedures and techniques.
Perform other related duties as required.
In order to be invited to the CPS aptitude test, you must meet the following:
1.Completion of secondary school diploma (Grade 12 or equivalent)
2.Have a valid First Aid certificate and a valid CPR Basic Rescuer Certificate (Level C)
3.Must possess a minimum D-Z drivers licence with a good driving record (a current Driver’s licence abstract would be required at time of hire)
4.Must have successfully completed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from a licensed testing facility. A current CPAT certificate would be required at time of the CPS aptitude test (all costs associated with the test are the responsibility of the applicant)
5.Be 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Canada
Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through relevant training, experience (including volunteer or community service) and skills in a field closely related to emergency services. This may include trades, health & safety, medical care, social services and/or heavy equipment operations. Candidates with an equivalent combination of skills and experience may be considered. (NOTE: candidates will be assessed according to the skills gaps and requirements of the Guelph Fire Department. These requirements may change from one recruitment drive to another.)
Post secondary education in a related field would be considered an asset
Must be a strong team player and demonstrate proven interpersonal skills that are consistent with the department’s core values to effectively deal with the public and allied agencies.
Good verbal and written communication skills
Must have a strong mechanical aptitude
Good organizational skills with the ability to multitask
Able to perform strenuous physical labour within high risk and hazardous environments
Ability to handle high pressure situations
Must successfully pass the Firefighter medical assessment (including Vision and Hearing Test) at time of hire (as coordinated by City of Guelph, Human Resources Department)
A satisfactory Police Record Check including vulnerable sector check (paid for by the candidate) will be requested at time of offer
Please review the information on our Firefighter Recruitment page of Guelph.ca/careers for more information about our recruitment process. Details regarding date of CPS test will be posted there soon.
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to attend the CPS testing taking place in June, 2012. There will be a fee of $50 to write the CPS test. Invitations for this event will be sent out electronically to the e-mail address that you used when you registered on this site.
Closing Date: Friday May 25, 2012 (no exceptions)
Interested candidates are invited to apply via our online application system by Friday May 25, 2012. Please note, in addition to submitting a resume and cover letter, you will be required to complete a questionnaire specific to this position as part of the application process. Only applicants who
complete the attached questionnaire of 29 questions
will be considered. To apply, please click on the “Apply for this Job” icon, instructions will follow.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.