Firefighter – Port Alberni – 2023

NewJobIcon Firefighter - Port Alberni - 2023
City of Port Alberni
June 2, 2023
City of Port Alberni, British Columbia
Job Type
Jun 30 2023 - 1:00pm
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work


The City of Port Alberni is a vibrant community of over 18,000 people situated centrally on Vancouver Island. Port Alberni and its encompassing valley are surrounded by forests, mountains, ocean inlets and freshwater lakes and streams, and offer affordable west coast living.

The Port Alberni Fire Department is a progressive and dynamic organization, committed to excellence in the delivery of services. We are currently recruiting for 1 Firefighter, as well as developing an eligibility list for upcoming vacancies. If you are interested in working in the fire service and are dedicated to making the community you live in a better place then we encourage you to consider this opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities

This skilled firefighting work involves fire suppression, rescue services, medical response and other emergency services. It also includes maintenance of Fire Department buildings and equipment, fire prevention and education work, and general public service.

Examples of key work activities include:

  • Responding to various calls including fire/alarm, motor vehicle incidents, medical and rescue
  • Performing various fire suppression duties
  • Performing search and rescue of persons from dangerous situations/conditions; assessing patients and administering first aid as required
  • Providing general fire safety education (e.g. events, hall visits, school drills, )
  • Participating in training, drills and practice sessions
  • Performing various other related work duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • An accredited Firefighter Training program resulting in a minimum of Firefighter Level 2 Certification (NFPA1001)
  • Physically fit for the position of Firefighter and medically fit according to the standards set in NFPA 1582
  • Valid BC Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Safe and responsible driving record as demonstrated on a current driver’s abstract
  • Valid First Responder Level 3 certification or equivalent
  • Demonstrated computer literacy (i.e. proficient with Microsoft Office and other common software applications)
  • Demonstrated previous service to the community through participation in volunteer activities
  • Able to successfully complete a Police Information Check (PIC), including Vulnerable Sector
  • Legally permitted to work in Canada
  • Proven history of reliable work experience


(Please note that due to the callout nature of this position there is a residency requirement)

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Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional fire-service related courses or programs
  • Valid Emergency Medical Responder or Paramedic license
  • Post-secondary education
  • Trades training or previous work experience in a trade
  • Additional practical life experience that is transferable to the fire-service

Additional Information

To be considered, please forward the attached Candidate Application Checklist, the Related Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Questionnaire, and all required attachments in one PDF file. Please ensure that your application package includes supporting documents for your qualifications.

Applications must be received by 1:00pm on Friday, June 30, 2023, and may be submitted to:

  • Human Resources Department, City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8
  • Or by email to:


Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email, and will be invited to participate in the next step of our recruitment.

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