Probationary Firefighter – Mississauga – 2023
It’s 2023: City of Mississauga recognizes that a diverse workforce is a driving factor to our success and we strive to implement diversity, equity, inclusion, and a respectful workplace so that individuals can feel they belong and be their authentic self. We look forward to implement continuous and meaningful improvements within MFES.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) is looking for firefighters for 2024. Applications will be accepted from June 15 to July 10 on the City’s website.
- Minimum of 18 years of age or older at time of application
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent
- Possess a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I & II certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
- Possess a NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness certification (including Mission Specific PPE and Mission Specific Product Control) certification(proof of Pro Board or IFSAC seal required)
- Possess a valid and current Standard First Aid and CPR "C" certificate
- To obtain NFPA certifications, the candidates must either complete the pre-fire service program or by being a volunteer firefighter with a rural fire service.
- Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario Class "D" driver's license with a "Z" endorsement at time of application, and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga
- Criminal Record Search - Candidates must provide a Level 3 (Vulnerable Sector Screening) that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga at the candidate's expense. The document must be obtained from the Police Service where the candidate resides and dated no earlier than 30 days from the conditional offer of employment
- Successful completion of but not limited to a written test, a medical assessment, practical assessments, behavioural assessments, York University Firefighter fitness assessment (scheduled by the City of Mississauga), performance assessments and swimming tests
- Effective English communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and precisely in multiple situations
- Excellent hearing ability without the use of artificial aids
- Ability to swim proficiently
- Uncorrected visual acuity of 20/30 in each eye
- Ability to handle intense and sustained physical effort necessary to safely perform firefighting duties
- Willingness to work 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis (including weekends, holidays etc.)
- Act with integrity, communicate effectively, solve complex problems, drive continuous improvement and provide excellent customer service
- Accept direction, work in a team environment, establish and maintain relationships and show caring and empathy towards others
- Maintain confidence and composure during stressful or traumatic situations
- Possess skills and strategies for managing the impacts of stress and maintaining work life balance
- Demonstrate tenacity and perseverance during difficult situations and positively adapt to change
- College diploma or university degree in any discipline recognized by an accredited association, organization or institution
- Apprenticeship or experience in skilled trades in any discipline recognized as a skilled trade in Ontario. Previous experience as a part-time or full-time firefighter may be considered
- Previous experience in emergency services, large vehicle and/or heavy vehicle operation, fire prevention, military or coast guard
- Possess NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator, NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety Educator
- Possess National Lifeguard Services (NLS) certification
- Fluent in a second language other than English and French
- Occupational Health and Safety related training (ex. JHSC part 1 and 2)
- Ski patrol or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification
- Experience in customer service and/or public service roles
- Teaching or coaching experience
- Volunteer and/or community involvement experience
- Experience competing at the Provincial, National or Professional level as an athlete
- A conditional offer of employment will be made to the successful candidate(s) as a probationary firefighter.
- Offers of employment are conditional upon:
- Maintaining a valid Ontario D Class License with Z Endorsement, and a drivers abstract that is acceptable to the City.
- Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3), at candidates own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
- Successful completion of the training period.
- Successful completion of a twelve-month probationary period.
Individuals considering a career as a MFES firefighter can attend one of the in-person or virtual open house sessions in April, May and June to learn about the positions and hiring process.
Registration is required for these sessions which will include testimonials from Mississauga firefighters, information on the job application and recruitment process, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.
Tuesday, April 11, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station 105, 7101 Goreway Dr., Mississauga, ON L4T 2T5
Friday, April 21, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fire Station 101, 15 Fairview Rd. W., Mississauga, ON L5B 1K7
NOTE: This is a Women’s Information Session. The session is open for everyone but there will be an added focus on women in firefighting. During the session, hear personal stories, receive career advice and information about growth opportunities.
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 120, 125 Eglinton Ave W., Mississauga, ON L5M 0P4
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to noon at Fire Station 122, 3600 Thomas St., Mississauga, ON L5M 7E2
These sessions are recommended for those who may not be able to attend in-person sessions due to distance or availability.
Friday, May 26 and Monday, June 5, from 7 to 8 p.m.