FULL TIME FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

Kitimat Fire & Ambulance Service
    Published
    February 4, 2020
    Location
    Kitimat, Canada
    Category
    Job Type
    Closes
    February 17, 2020
    Salary
    As per Collective Agreement - IAFF Local 1304

    Description

    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 is an exciting time in Kitimat. LNG Canada is one-year into the largest privately-funded
    construction project in Canadian history. Our town is on the precipice of a surge of
    investment in housing, commercial and light industrial space. We are looking for someone
    who is excited about shaping the future of a place that strives to live up to its tag line: “A
    Marvel of Nature and Industry”.

    This opportunity will allow you to live and work in a community on the edge of the Pacific
    with affordable housing, and good air links to larger centres. YXT (Northwest Regional) is a
    40-minute drive, where three airlines offer up to nine 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.

    The selection process will include the following:

    • Medical Fitness (medical exam, fitness and agility test)
    • Aptitude Test
    • Security Clearance and Criminal Record Check

    Please submit a covering letter, resume and required documentation no later than
    February 17, 2020, 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 in April 2020. All applicants
    are thanked for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for further
    consideration will be contacted.

    Check out the District of Kitimat’s YouTube Channel for a look into
    ‘Living in Kitimat’ - our Marvel of Nature and Industry! Community and
    Regional information can be found at the following websites:
    www.kitimat.ca, www.hellobc.com/kitimat.aspx, www.tourismkitimat.ca

    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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Applicants must possess the following minimum requirements:

    • Secondary School Graduation
    • Primary Care Paramedic standard or higher, or currently enrolled in the program
    • NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualification Level I & II
    • BC Class 3 & 4 Driver's License with Air Brake Endorsement

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to those candidates with the following:

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

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