Firefighter – North Shore – 2022

FRJBTEAMLOGO e1624720632742 Firefighter - North Shore - 2022
North Shore
Published
June 28, 2022
Location
North Shore, Canada
Category
Job Type
Closes
07/19/2022
Salary
As per collective agreement
Work Hours
Shift Work

Description

The City of North Vancouver and the Districts of North and West Vancouver are jointly recruiting for professional Firefighters. Are you community-minded, positive, energetic, active and looking for a fulfilling career?

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be screened to ensure the following qualifications have been met. If you do not meet ALL of these, please do not submit an application as it will be screened out:

• Successful completion of an approved Firefighter Training program resulting in a minimum of Firefighter Level 2 Certificate (NFPA1001). Certificates must have Pro Board or IFSAC seal.

• High School graduation.

• Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of at least one year of post-secondary education (i.e. 30 credits-academic/technical/trades) OR at least one year of accumulated work experience after high school (equivalent to full time hours), preferably in work related to the needs of the Fire Service (i.e. building construction, mechanical, driving trucks and/or large or emergency vehicles, first aid, nursing, paramedic, instructor/educator, full-time competitive athlete, etc.).

• Physically fit for the position of Firefighter and medically fit according to the standards set in NFPA 1582. It is the candidate’s responsibility to review and understand these standards. At the latter stage of the process, you will be required to pass an assessment with a certified medical physician demonstrating medical fitness to perform the job of Firefighter. The assessment uses NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments (referred to as “NFPA 1582”). It is the candidate’s responsibility to review and understand these standards. An on-line version of the standard can be viewed on the National Fire Protection Association website or you can purchase a complete copy from the National Fire Protection Association. Please consult your physician if you have any concerns about your ability to meet this standard. The cost of the medical is assumed by the municipality.

• Full COVID-19 Vaccination, if required by policy through the respective municipality.

2022 North Shore Firefighter Applicant Guide 3

• Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 3 with air brake endorsement. Equivalent licenses from other Canadian provinces or territories are acceptable. Please refer to this link to ensure equivalency if applying from outside of BC:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/international-programs/canada/canadian-drivers-license-referenceguide Or call ICBC Driver Licencing Customer Service for equivalency clarification at 1-800-950-1498

• Current driver’s abstract (dated no more than 60 days prior to the application closing date). This abstract should demonstrate responsible and safe driving behaviour. A current record with:

o Not more than 6 points in the last 3 years prior to the date of the application closing date.

o Ensure your abstract displays a status of NORMAL. If your abstract displays a status of HOLD, you may be required to provide details on the “hold” before advancing to further stages of recruitment.

• Successful completion of and current certification in:

o Occupational First Aid – Level 1, OR

o Standard First Aid – Industry with CPR Level C, OR

o Emergency First Aid – Industry.

• Computer literate (i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or common software applications).

• Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

• No criminal convictions related to the job of Firefighter. Please see RCMP in British Columbia – Obtain a Criminal Records Check (Police Information Check) (rcmp-grc.gc.ca)

Preferred Qualifications

• Progress towards or completion of a post-secondary education program (i.e. academic, technical or trades training).
• Higher level first aid or first responder certification such as:
o Occupational First Aid Level 3
o First Responder License Level 3 (FR)
o Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
o Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
o Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP)
2022 North Shore Firefighter Applicant Guide 4
• Additional Fire Service related certificates listed below:
o Auto Extrication/Vehicle Rescue
o Confined Space Rescue
o Hazardous Materials
o Technical Rope Rescue
o Swift Water Rescue
o Lifesaving Certificates (Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, NLS)
• Demonstration of community service, other than duties assigned as a paid oncall/volunteer firefighter (i.e. responding to calls, training etc.).

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