New Job Firefighter In Northwest Territories



Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $88,000–$106,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies. INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

The Firefighter is responsible for combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, with the objective of saving lives and property.

Located at the Yellowknife Airport and under the direction of the Fire Captain the incumbent works as one of a team of firefighters. The scope of activities undertaken or managed includes:
  • Operating major crash/fire vehicles at the scene of an emergency;
  • Responding to a variety of emergency situations (Aircraft, Medical, Hazardous Materials, Dangerous Goods, Fuel Spill, Escort Duties);
  • Operating a variety of fire suppression equipment;
  • Operating a variety of rescue equipment;
  • Properly wearing special protective clothing.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Grade 12 Diploma
  • Completion of NFPA 1001 Level I and II
The following would be considered assets:
  • Fire Officer NFPA 1021 Level I
  • Fire Instructor NFPA 1041 Level I
  • Emergency Medical Responder Certificate
  • Current First Aid Instructor Certification
  • Restricted Radio Operators course (ROC-A)
  • Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • NT Class 3 Driver’s License with Airbrake endorsement
  • Transport Canada security clearance through a Criminal Records Check (RAIC)
  • Departmental entry level fitness test
  • Annual physical abilities standard test

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.