Firefighter/Paramedic – Kitimat – 2023

NewJobIcon Firefighter/Paramedic - Kitimat - 2023
District of Kitimat
January 23, 2023
Kitimat, British Columbia
Job Type
February 17, 2023
$31.58 per hour
Work Hours
Shift Work


The District of Kitimat is recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. This is a Regular, Full-Time position. The Kitimat Fire and Ambulance Department is the only dual service department in the Province, providing both fire fighting and paramedic services to the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance and Police Information and Vulnerable Sector Check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience related to firefighting and/or pre-hospital care
  • Post-secondary education
  • IV endorsement

Additional Information

The Recruitment Weekend takes place over 4 consecutive days (just one trip to Kitimat) and includes the following:

  • Interview
  • Physical Fitness (medical exam, fitness and agility test)
  • Aptitude Test (mechanical and paramedic)

Wages are paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement and include wage parity to the City of Vancouver. Starting wage for this position is $31.58 and increases upon years of service to a maximum of $46.47. A Captains rate is $56.15.


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, LGBT2Q+, and all genders are encouraged to apply.


Please submit a covering letter, resume and required documentation no later than February 17, 2023, by email to or by mail to Human Resources Manager, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC, V8C 2H7. For more information, please phone 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.

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