Firefighter-New Westminster – 2021

Firefighter-New Westminster - 2021
City of New Westminster
Published
December 7, 2021
Location
New Westminster, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
January 10, 2022
Salary
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work

Description

Located at the centre of Metro Vancouver, the City of New Westminster delivers a broad spectrum of urban services to over 82,590 residents. We’ve earned a proud reputation for civic leadership, service delivery and outstanding employee relations. The City of New Westminster is recognized throughout North America as a customer-focused, flexible, innovative and diverse organization that works to improve the quality of life of city residents.

New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services is one of the oldest fire departments in British Columbia. We are dedicated to being on the forefront of technology, fire suppression methods, medical care as well as dangerous goods response and technical rescue. Our emphasis on diversity, honour, respect and teamwork helps us achieve our goals. By joining New Westminster Fire &; Rescue Services, you will be dedicated to providing fire protection to life and property as well as providing other rescue and safety services.

New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services is currently recruiting for highly motivated and adaptable individuals who are interested in pursuing a challenging, exciting and rewarding career as a Firefighter to join our team. In addition to current vacancies, we will also supplement our eligibility list for future vacancies that arise within one year.

For more information on the NWFRS recruitment process and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.newwestcity.ca/newwestfire.

If you meet the qualifications and requirements for the position of Firefighter, we welcome you to submit your interest.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Legally entitled to work in Canada. (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident/Landed Immigrant). Work Visas are NOT accepted.
2. High School Graduation or equivalent (i.e. GED).
3. Valid Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement or equivalent for vehicles with more than two axles (automatic transmission is accepted).
4. Current driver’s abstract dated no more than 30 days prior to the application closing date (see Firefighter application guide).
5. A valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate issued within 12 months of this application closing date. (*see below)
6. At least 20/30 corrected binocular vision or at least 20/100 uncorrected binocular vision and satisfactory colour and peripheral vision.
7. Normal hearing without artificial aids.
8. No criminal convictions related to the position of firefighter.
9. At time of hire, candidates must reside within a twenty-four (24) kilometer radius of New Westminster city limits.
10. Minimum two years of accumulated work experience after high school (equivalent of full-time hours).
11. Fluent in English (oral and written).

Additional Information

For more information on the NWFRS recruitment process and instructions on how to apply, please visit www.newwestcity.ca/newwestfire.
If you meet the qualifications and requirements for the position of Firefighter, we welcome you to submit your interest.

Apply by sending your resume; cover letter; completed check list (the check list is available at www.newwestcity.ca); and copies of all relevant certifications/educational credentials, in one document quoting the competition number 2021-166 by 5 pm January 10, 2022 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, e-mail to [email protected] using the following format in the subject line: LAST NAME First Name #21-166
Applications must be received by 5:00 pm (PST) on the closing date of January 10, 2022. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, LATE applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. NO INQUIRIES PLEASE

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