Website Brantford Fire Department

Probationary Firefighter – Job ID #1880

Job Title Probationary Firefighter Status / Job Type Permanent Full Time
Commission CAO & Mayor’s Office Department Fire
Union Affiliation BRANTFORD FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOC. Number of Openings 3
Rate of Pay $65150.00 to $108584.00 Benefits Entitlement Yes
Hours of Work 42 Posting Date (4:30pm) September 07, 2023
Job ID # 1880 Closing Date (4:30pm) September 28, 2023

Position Summary

Situated on the picturesque Grand River, the City of Brantford is a rapidly growing community of over 100,000 residents, located in the heart of Southern Ontario with direct access to Hwy. 403 and is in close proximity to the GTHA, Waterloo and Niagara regions. As a single-tier municipality, Brantford is responsible for the full spectrum of municipal service areas. We invite you to join our #TeamBrantford corporate culture with many progressive initiatives, including our Work from Home arrangement. The City is committed to the professional development of our staff and invite you to come, grow with us!

The Brantford Fire Department is recruiting team players to join our elite group of proud, highly trained and respected professionals who are dedicated to protecting the lives and properties of the residents of Brantford.  Under the direction of a firefighting Captain, you will be responsible for combating fires, conducting rescue operations and providing medical assistance in emergency environments.  You will conduct routine maintenance of fire apparatus, equipment and facilities while focusing on additional opportunities for community service through the delivery of fire and life safety education and conducting in-service inspections of properties.  You will also be required to perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Provide proof of completion of Grade 12 (OSSD or transcript or GED accepted) – please attach proof of grade 12 with application
  • Provide proof of NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and II certifications from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals).
  • Provide proof of a current First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder including a valid “Basic Rescuer” CPR certificate (Level C); (must be valid until June 30, 2024). EMCA designation will be considered an asset but not a replacement of First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder.
  • Provide proof of a valid “D” class driver’s license with a “Z” endorsement.
  • Provide a clean driver’s abstract (dated within 30 days) to the Corporation at the time of a conditional job offer.
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team.
  • Have a strong desire to serve the community
  • Possess the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently and have a strong work ethic.
  • Must be able to work in a highly structured work environment and follow rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Have the ability to acquire a general knowledge of hazardous materials, poisonous substances, arson detection, life safety systems and other job related subjects and be familiar with the procedures associated with these subjects.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions and react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
  • Must possess the ability to swim, work within confined spaces and high places.  Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends and nights.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University degree in any discipline (copy to be included with resume/application)
  • Community college diploma in any discipline (copy to be included with resume/application)
  • EMCA designation (copy to be included with resume/application)
  • Trade certification in any discipline recognized by the Ontario College of Trades (copy to be included with resume/application)
  • Technical rescue training (copy to be included with resume/application)
  • Previous experience in fire suppression, specify if the experience is full-time or part-time
  • Previous experience with fire prevention, law enforcement, construction, trades, mechanical, emergency medical, large vehicle operation (please define if experience is full-time, part-time and/or seasonal/student)
  • Community service involvement (define role and commitment level – ex; weekly, monthly, annually)

Other Information:

  • Salary: $65,150 to $108,584/year (July 2023 rates)
  • A Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required to be submitted at the time of conditional job offer (at the candidates expense)
  • Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, candidates must be able to obtain (at the candidate’s expense) a valid York University fitness certificate and may be required to perform a swim test.
  • Employment offers will only be made if the results of the candidate’s Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check performed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code are satisfactory.
  • All expenses associated with the recruitment process are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Qualified candidates must complete the online job application form and must upload a cover letter, resume and copies of all required qualifications and credentials (as noted above) as one (1) PDF file with a maximum size of 10MB.

Candidate Information:

  • Candidates invited to participate in written testing will receive an invitation by email. OS & CPS Testing will take place on Saturday October 21, 2023
  • Questions about the recruitment process or the collection of information should be directed to the Human Resources Department via Probationary Firefighter Recruitment Questions – City of Brantford  online form.   Please do not telephone the Brantford Fire Department.

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