Firefighter / EMR – Iqaluit -2021

Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
Published
February 6, 2021
Location
Iqaluit, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
March 5, 2021
Salary
$66,951.03 per annum
Work Hours
Shift Work

Description

This employment opportunity is open to all applicants. The Iqaluit Fire Department is establishing a Firefighter Eligibility Pool. The number of firefighters hired from the Pool may differ as the number of vacancies available is based on attrition due to retirements and staff turnover.

Iqaluit Fire Department is looking for individuals who are community-minded, skilled professionals, medically trained,  and trained to use the latest fire suppression technologies and rescue techniques. We strongly encourage candidates to bring their unique strengths and skill sets to the application process. Our diversity strengthens us and improves our ability to serve our community.

We seek candidates who are self-motivated, hardworking team players, committed to continuous improvement and learning, and strive for excellence in customer service. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Under the direction of the Chief Officers, the incumbent(s) will report to their immediate supervisor, and are responsible for fire/rescue response, pre-hospital emergency medical care, fire prevention, public education, fire inspection and other duties as assigned. The incumbent(s) will also be responsible for performing minor maintenance of apparatus, small equipment, building and grounds, and call taking / dispatching appropriate emergency and non-emergency personnel. The incumbent(s) will be required to pass a physical ability, hearing, and vision test by the completion of the probation period (6 months).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification,
  • Current CPR Level C-HCP, Spinal & AED endorsement
  • NFPA 1001 Fire fighter Level II
  • NFPA 472 or 1072 Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Valid Class 3 Drivers License
  • Air brake endorsement
  • Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status
  • Proof of Grade 12, equivalent or better
  • Driver’s Abstract reflective of no more than six points within the last three years
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector (within last 6 months)
  • Iqaluit Fire Department Recruit Firefighter Self-Evaluation
  • Proven (Audiogram completed by end of probation) sound hearing and effective listening skill
  • Ability to operate communications equipment
  • Vision standards: 20/40 vision (uncorrected) or 20/30 vision (corrected) with normal close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus is essential.- completed by end of probation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valid  Physical Ability Test eg CPAT, YORK, UVic etc, (within last year - if available)
  • Post-secondary education completion
  • Apprenticeship or trade certification
  • Emergency Medical PCP or ACP certification
  • NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver Operator
  • NFPA 1006 Technical Rescuer (rope rescue, confined space & auto extrication)
  • Canadian Coast Guard Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Volunteer work in the community
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Familiar with building construction
  • Demonstrated experience as a firefighter
  • Knowledge of City of Iqaluit - geography, location of streets / addresses, major buildings and hazards
  • Skilled in operating and maintaining heavy equipment and/or commercial vehicles
  • Skilled in the use and operation of hand tools, power tools and portable equipment
  • APCO Canada PST II
  • Ability to operate communications equipment

Additional Information

The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under stressful and emergency situations. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut or French is an asset. 

This position currently works 4 days on and 4 off, with two day and two night shifts.  Dependability and flexibility is required and may be subject to overtime. The position also requires carrying a pager and the ability to respond to emergencies outside of the normal shift schedule.

The City of Iqaluit provides an excellent benefits package.

Equivalencies that include a combination of education and experience may be considered.

All relevant certifications are required at time of application.  The successful candidate would be required to submit a Criminal Record Check, as well as an acceptable Driver’s Abstract.