Ottawa International Airport Authority (ON) – Airport Firefighter – 2024

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Ottawa International Airport Authority
Published
April 17, 2024
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Category
Job Type
Closes
May 8, 2024
Closes
May 8, 2024
Salary
$109,279
Work Hours
Shift Work

Description

The Ottawa International Airport Authority is accepting applications for a Airport Fire Fighter  position.

Reporting to the Captain, the successful candidate will be a member of the OIAA’s Airport Fire Services team, which operates in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to emergency situations according to the regulatory requirements of the CARs;
  • Participates in the development of tactical operations at all emergency situations;
  • Participates in operations as required by the Fire Captain;
  • Displays teamwork and a desire for learning and advancement;
  • Plays an active role in the preservation of life, property, and environment;
  • Prevents, extinguishes and protects exposures from fire loss;
  • Administers advanced first aid and CPR/defibrillation;
  • Participates in fire suppressions operations;
  • Participates in salvage and overhaul operations after a fire has been extinguished;
  • Participates in the research on technological change and evaluates programs and procedures relating to operations and equipment; and
  • Participates in airport community education and public relations as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be able to participate in and successfully complete an Airport Fire Fighter qualifying program, NFPA 1003 Standard.
  • Have excellent analytical and situational awareness skills accompanied by a good sense of judgment.
  • Be conscientious and dependable, must be able to work within a team environment, positively interact with a diverse work environment and be willing to perform any task assigned.
  • Be able to take initiative and able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Have customer service skills to assist all members of the public.
  • Successfully complete a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or have documented proof of successfully completed a CPAT, or equivalent (military firefighter annual test), within the last twelve (12) months.
  • Be in possession of an Ontario Provincial Driver’s Licence Class DZ or Class 3, or the equivalent from another province, along with a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month).
  • Provide a copy of International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or ProBoard certificates at time of application.

These abilities, combined with a professional and positive attitude, will ensure success in building positive working relationships in a team environment.

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or academic equivalent diploma (document required);
  • Successful completion of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level 1 & 2;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1072 (472) Operations level;
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) level Health Care Providers (HCP) / Basic Life Support (BLS) certificates  (supporting documentation required);
  • Commitment to personal and professional development and in continuing training and education through ongoing learning;
  • Demonstrated initiative, autonomy, positive attitude and a sense of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated mental alertness and mechanical aptitude;
  • Must be fit and able to handle the physical, emotional, and mental effort required to perform duties of this position;
  • Computer and technology skills to report completion and development, training, as well as technology use during emergencies; and
  • Effective communication skills (written, reading and verbal) in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualified to NFPA 1003;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1002;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1041;
  • Qualified to NFPA 1021Level 1;
  • Emergency Medical Responder certification;
  • Other relevant specialized training, qualifications, or experience;
  • Demonstrated community service and/or volunteer involvement;
  • Current annual live fire certification as per the regulatory requirements of the CARs; and
  • Bilingualism (English and French).

Additional Information

Salary

$109,279 per year in accordance with the current Collective Agreement (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 rates).

Note: New recruits shall be remunerated as follows:

i) 70% for the first six (6) months;
ii) 80% for the next six (6) months;
iii) 90% for the following twelve (12) months

Job requirements

  • Provide a driver’s abstract (issued within the last month)
  • Successfully obtain:
    • A security clearance check for an Airport Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC);
    • Airport’s Airside Vehicle Operator Permit (AVOP – D) within 90 days of hire.
    • Restricted Radio Operator’s Certificate within 90 days of hire.

To explore this opportunity, please send your resume to work4us@yow.ca by May 8, 2024.

The OIAA is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce that is representative of the diversity of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they are Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, or members of visible minorities.

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