Probationary Firefighters – Clarington – 2022

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Clarington Emergency and Fire Services
June 3, 2022
Clarington, ON, Canada
Job Type
June 15, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
$63,775 – Probationary Firefighter 5th Class Rate


Clarington Emergency and Fire Services is seeking several highly motivated and dedicated individuals for our Probationary Firefighter positions. Reporting to the Deputy Fire Chief, Probationary Firefighters perform their duties and responsibilities under the supervision of Platoon Chiefs and/or Captains.
Probationary Firefighters are an integral part of the Emergency and Fire Services team and are responsible for providing a high level of service and support to the community, responding to a variety of emergency situations, and for providing efficient and effective suppression related duties for the preservation of life and property.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following responsibilities and duties of this position includes but is not limited to:

• Carrying out firefighting and rescue duties in a team-oriented setting under arduous, physical conditions frequently involving considerable hazards.
• Performing fire suppression duties to prevent, combat and extinguish fires efficiently under emergency conditions.
• Responding to medical emergencies, technical rescues, motor vehicle accidents and non-emergency calls for service.
• Providing emergency patient care in a variety of settings.
• Operating and maintaining firefighting apparatus, equipment, and fire stations.
• Communicating clearly and precisely under demanding conditions, environments, and high-pressure situations.
• Ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team.
• Exercising sound judgment, reasoning, and problem-solving skills in a variety of settings.
• Firefighters are expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism, solve problems, work as part of a dynamic team and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Maintaining a commitment to personal and professional development through continued education, learning and maintaining good physical and mental health wellness.
• Participating in training exercises and courses to learn, maintain and improve skills, procedures, and techniques.
• Willingness and ability to work rotating and varying shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

• Completion of a secondary school diploma (Grade 12 or equivalent) is required.
• A post-secondary diploma in a Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Program from a recognized College, or a combination of education, skills, and work-related experience to the satisfaction of the Director of Emergency and Fire Services.
• Successful completion of a relevant College Diploma, University Degree or Skilled Trade would be considered an asset.
• NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and Level II is required.
• An unrestricted valid Ontario Class “D” License with “Z” endorsement and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract.
• Current Standard First Aid and Basic Rescuer CPR-C Certification is required.
• Must be medically and physically fit to perform the occupation specific components of the position including suppression related duties.
• Previous emergency services experience would be considered an asset.
• Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency using a variety of applications including Microsoft Office.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to analyze potential risks in high pressure situations.
• Applicants must have demonstrated initiative and possess exceptional customer services skills.
• Must be legally able to work in Canada.


Additional Information

Applicants can apply to this position by visiting

Additional Requirements:

Applicants are required to provide copies of their completed NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level I and Level II certificates with their application. Applicants must provide these documents as a single PDF file under the Requested Documents section during the application process. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the process. Proof of additional qualifications will be required throughout the recruitment process as communicated by the Hiring Committee.

Pre-employment testing for the Probationary Firefighter recruitment process may include a series of written testing, practical assessments, and formal interviews. Written testing will be a knowledge-based assessment on the basics of fire fighting. Practical assessments will be based on occupation specific skills required for the position. Please be advised that only those candidates selected to participate and move forward with the various stages in the recruitment process will be notified.

Applicants will be required to successfully complete at their own expense, the York University Firefighter Fitness Testing which will include Medical (including hearing and vision tests), Fitness and Swim testing. This will be arranged by the Municipality and the successful applicants will be advised of their requirement to participate in this process. The York Fitness Testing will be valid for a period of 6 months from the date it was obtained. Should applicants complete the York Fitness Testing prior to the Municipality requesting the completion of the York Testing and the 6-month timeframe has elapsed, applicants will be required to successfully complete the York Testing again at their own expense.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a copy of their Ontario Driver’s License (minimum class DZ), proof of current automobile insurance coverage and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract prior to starting the position.

Prior to starting the position, the successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a current (within the last 180 days) satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screening, from a Canadian Police Information Centre. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a criminal reference check within the last 365 days are exempt from providing another criminal reference check.

The Municipality of Clarington requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Valid exemptions pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. If contacted for an employment opportunity and you require accommodation under policy H-37 – Workplace COVID-19 Vaccination, please contact [email protected] for additional information. Please note that resumes should not be sent to this email.