Firefighter/Paramedic – Kitimat – 2021
The District of Kitimat is recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. This is a Regular, Full-Time position.
The District of Kitimat’s Fire and Ambulance Service is a progressive, integrated organization that strives for excellence in providing a range of services designed to save lives and protect property against the impact of fire, medical emergencies, accidents and disasters that are both natural and human caused. The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Service is an organization that encourages diversity and promotes professionalism in the workplace.
Kitimat is a master-planned “greenbelt” community on BC’s northwest coast, nestled in the Coast Mountains with a long history of big industry, Kitimat has a solid tax base and the financial resources to offer a high standard of living, excellent municipal services, a good quality of life, and an attractive benefit and remuneration package.
This opportunity will allow you to live and work in a community on the edge of the Pacific with good air links to larger centres. YXT (Northwest Regional) is a 40-minute drive, where three airlines offer direct flights daily to Vancouver, Calgary and Prince George. Outdoor enthusiasts have boundless access to the ocean, rivers, trails and mountains.
The Strategic Plan for Council’s current term puts the emphasis on (1) managing impacts of LNG project construction; (2) protecting the environment and adopting sustainable practices; (3) diversifying the economy; (4) engaging with community; (5) enhancing social well-being; and (6) cultivating a dynamic, healthy and safe work environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a Firefighter/Paramedic, your primary functions are fire/rescue, pre-hospital emergency medical care, inspection/fire prevention and daily maintenance of the fire hall and equipment.
- Secondary School Graduation
- Primary Care Paramedic standard or higher
- NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification Level I & II
- BC Class 3 & 4 Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement
- Work experience related to firefighting and/or pre-hospital care
- Post-secondary education
- IV endorsement
At the District of Kitimat, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve, establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all.
Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a covering letter, resume and required documentation no later than July 23, 2021, to Human Resources Manager, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC, V8C 2H7, fax 250-632-4995 or email [email protected]. For more information call 250-632-8943.
Successful applicants will be invited to a Recruitment Weekend. All applicants are thanked for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.