Probationary Firefighter – Ajax – 2020

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Fire Recruitment Job Board Team
October 18, 2019
Ajax, Canada
Job Type
November 10, 2019
$61,438 - $102,398 per year
Work Hours
Shift Work


The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario.  With over 120,000 residents, Ajax's rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.

Ajax Fire & Emergency Services requires highly motivated, capable individual(s) to join our effectively trained and professional team of Firefighters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of NFPA1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications Levels 1 and 2 (IFSAC and Pro Board certified)
  • Valid, current and successful completion of Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Service - Stage 3 Part 2 (valid until March 1, 2020) or York University Fitness Assessment (issued on or after September 1, 2019)
  • Up-to-date certification in both Standard First Aid/CPR, Level HCP (​issued as of January 1, 2018)
  • Current and unrestricted Ontario driver’s license – minimum Class DZ – (you will be required to provide proof of your valid DZ licence and clear driver’s abstract upon an offer of employment being made to you by the Town)
  • Ability to speak, read and write English fluently and communicate clearly and precisely under demanding conditions
  • Ability to handle periods of intense and sustained physical, mental and emotional stress
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and have strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Shall be required to work 24 hour shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Legal entitlement to work in Canada
  • Ability to provide a current criminal reference check, including vulnerable sector search, satisfactory to the Town of Ajax (this must be received by the Town of Ajax prior to start date)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and training in specialized programs such as ice/water rescue, vehicle extrication, technical rescue, firefighter survival, rapid intervention training, pumper operations, and aerial operations (outside of the ‘pre-service’ program)
  • Completion of the emergency medical responder (EMR) program
  • Demonstrated experience as an active firefighter with a municipal, military, federal and/or industrial fire service
  • Demonstrated computer skills

Additional Information

  • To be eligible to participate in this competition, you must submit a cover letter and resume
  • Your online application will be screened by Ajax Fire & Emergency Services and will be based on the minimum and additional qualifications listed in the job posting
  • If selected to move ahead in the process, you will receive an email from Human Resources and will be required to email copies of all your qualifications for verification (PDF format is recommended)
  • If the documents are not received on time or are not valid, the candidate shall cease to be considered for the position
  • Candidates who are successful in the initial screening process, will move ahead to the next stage of the recruitment process
  • Candidates are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process
  • Please note: only those candidates who are selected to move ahead in the process will be contacted

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