Volunteer Firefighter – Kingston – 2021
We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.
Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.
Grade 12 diploma or acceptable equivalent in education (verification will be required);
Must possess a valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and satisfactory driving record in order to obtain and maintain a DZ driver’s license which must be obtained within 12 months;
Experience and/or training in firefighting, emergency medical response, or a licensed trade would be considered an asset;
Experience coaching, counseling, or educating the public would be considered an asset;
Must enjoy working with the public and be willing to dedicate the time required to successfully complete the recruit – training program;
Must demonstrate corporate competencies of Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity and Teamwork.
Background/knowledge of technical trades, safety practices and training in Occupational Health and Safety would be considered an asset;
Candidates must be physically fit to fulfill the role of this position and be a highly motivated team player;
Must meet prescribed hearing and vision requirements (20/30 in each eye WITHOUT corrective lenses and color vision for Firefighting);
Speak, read and write English fluently, and communicate clearly and precisely under demanding, high-pressure situations;
Must be available on short notice, be able to work flexible hours, and live within the immediate area of the fire stations that are being recruited for;
Must have the ability to work in all types of weather under less than ideal conditions;
Successful candidates will be required to provide satisfactory medical assessments;
Successful candidates must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check), including the Vulnerable Sector, at their own expense.
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at [email protected]