New Job Firefighter (Tri-Municipal) In British Columbia
Company : City of North Vancouver
Salary : $6,060 a month
Location : British Columbia
Regular Full Time
Interested in becoming a Firefighter?
The City of North Vancouver and the Districts of North and West Vancouver are jointly recruiting for professional Firefighters. Are you community-minded, positive, energetic, active and looking for a fulfilling career?
Minimum Requirements/ Qualifications
- Successful completion of an approved Firefighter Training program resulting in a minimum of Firefighter Level 2 Certificate (NFPA1001).
- High School graduation.
Successful completion of at least one year of post secondary education (e.g. academic/technical/trades) OR
- At least one year accumulated work experience after high school (equivalent to full time hours), preferably in work related to the needs of the Fire Service. (e.g. building construction, mechanical, driving trucks and/or large or emergency vehicles, fire service, first aid, nursing, paramedic, instructor/educator, full-time competitive athlete etc.).
Physically fit for the position of Firefighter and medically fit according to the standards set in NFPA 1582. It is the candidate’s responsibility to review and understand these standards.
A valid BC Driver’s Licence, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement. Please note: If you are applying from another province you should contact the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) at 1-800-950-1498 to ensure your licence is equivalent to a BC Class 3 driver’s licence with Air Brake endorsement.
Safe and responsible driving behaviour as demonstrated on a current driver’s abstract. More than 6 points in the last 3 years from the date of application are considered excessive and may eliminate an applicant from further consideration. Other aspects of your driving record will also be considered.
Successful completion of and current certification in: Occupational First Aid – Level 1 OR Standard First Aid – Industry with CPR Level C OR Emergency First Aid – Industry.
Computer literacy (i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or common software applications).
Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
No criminal convictions related to the job of Firefighter. Please refer to the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General website for more information about the Criminal Records Review Act.
Passing a Physical Fitness Test will be a requirement administered at a later stage of the process. The timing and type of this requirement will be determined by each municipality.
Full COVID-19 Vaccination, if required by policy through the respective municipality.
Preferred Requirements/ Qualifications
- Progress towards or completion of a post-secondary education program (e.g. academic, technical or trades training).
- Higher level first aid or first responder certification.
Additional Fire Service related courses.
Ability to swim and related life-saving certificates.
Demonstration of service to the community through volunteer experience, other than serving as a volunteer Firefighter.
The current starting salary for all three departments is as follows: First 6 months: $6060 per month (January 1, 2021 rates). These rates are subject to change. A comprehensive benefits package is offered.
How to Apply
Review application instructions and apply on-line at northshorefirerecruiting.ca by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver and the Districts of North and West Vancouver.