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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.
The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) is one of Canada’s top emergency response departments and an international fire service leader. The CFD enhances the health, safety, and vitality of the communities we serve through excellence in fire prevention, education, and safety. The CFD is located within the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta which is also the home of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
CFD firefighters have diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities which they utilize to serve the community in numerous ways; they respond to fires, rescues, medical emergencies, motor vehicle collisions, and various other emergencies. Our firefighters also engage with members of the community through teaching fire safety and prevention and by attending community events.
If you are community minded, like to help others, enjoy working in a collaborative team environment and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we may be looking for you. Every day we aim to represent our values of pride, professionalism, teamwork, and respect and we expect the same of anyone who joins our organization. We find that individuals who excel here exhibit good judgment, are inclusive, have the desire and ability to learn, take personal accountability, act with respect, honesty and integrity, and are resilient.
We are accepting applications for the Firefighter Applicant Intake from November 1 – 30, 2022. The process is long and intensive and consists of ten steps including an aptitude test, interview, polygraph examination, and physical fitness testing, most of which will take place in Calgary. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request on a case by case basis. Successfully completing all ten steps in the process does not ensure receipt of a job offer; only the most suitable candidates will be selected.
The goal of the Firefighter Applicant Intake is to identify candidates for our Eligibility List, where they will remain at the discretion of the Fire Chief, until they are presented with a Conditional Job Offer and invited to attend a recruit training class. The job offer will contain a number of conditions that candidates must successfully complete.
Once hired, recruits will attend The Fire Training Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy, recruits will be assigned to fire stations for on-the-job training for the remainder of their probationary period. Those who successfully complete the probationary period, including all training and examinations, will become permanent firefighters with The City of Calgary.
If you are interested in applying for the Probationary Firefighter Applicant Intake, please ensure you meet the required minimum qualifications before you apply.  Applicants will be asked to provide proof of all qualifications.
We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those applicants who are being considered will be asked to move on to the next step in the process.
Collection, use, and retention of personal information will be used in accordance with relevant privacy legislation. By submitting your application and personal information, you acknowledge and consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information by the CFD to determine your suitability for employment.
Minimum Requirements
Before you apply, you are required to:
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).
  • Have at least a High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma (GED), or a Journeyman’s Certificate.
    • If you went to school outside of North America, you must provide an assessment from the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada with your application.
    • Have no criminal charges pending before the courts (may include activities that authorities are not aware of).
    • Have been granted a pardon or record suspension for any criminal convictions.
    • Meet the drug use parameters below:
      • No more than one (1) soft drug use (such as but not limited to: marijuana not obtained through a government approved source, hashish, hash oil, mushrooms) within one (1) year of your application date (medical cannabis use will be reviewed during the CFD medical assessment that is conducted as a condition of a job offer).
      • No more than three (3) soft drug uses within three (3) years of your application date.
      • No hard drug use (for example steroids, cocaine, meth, fentanyl) within three (3) years of your application date.
  • Meet The NFPA 1582 standard for medical conditions.
    • Read the linked document disqualifying medical conditions which is a basic overview/summary developed by our CFD physicians. This is not an exhaustive/all-inclusive list, but rather a summary of common conditions they see that require further information and may be disqualifying in some instances.
    • For a complete list, please refer to the most up to date NFPA medical guidelines for disqualifying medical conditions for recruits. For more in depth details, a copy of the NFPA 1582 guideline can be purchased from NFPA.org.
    • If you think you may have any of the disqualifying medical conditions in the Standard, bring the NFPA information to your healthcare provider to be assessed.
    • Applicants with disqualifying medical conditions and those who do not meet the requirements may be deemed unfit to do the job (Sometimes the disqualifying conditions are in a grey zone, as are the guidelines, and do not necessarily disqualify someone).
    • Please contact the CFD Wellness Centre Physicians if you require further clarification on disqualifying medical conditions at: (403) 873-2352.
Pre-Hire Qualifications
The candidate must obtain and maintain current certificates for the following qualifications prior to receiving a Conditional Job Offer:
  • Advanced First Aid (AFA) certificate (or higher).
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate at the Health Care Provider level (CPR-HCP).
  • Alberta Class 3 driver’s license with an air brake (Q) endorsement (or higher).
Having these qualifications prior to submitting an application will make you more competitive.
Pre-employment Requirements
After a Conditional Job Offer is sent out, qualified candidates will be required to:
  • Successfully complete a Wellness Fitness Initiative (WFI) treadmill test and a medical and fitness assessment and must be declared “fit for duty” by our medical professionals.
  • Submit a criminal record and vulnerable sections check.
  • Submit a 5 year driver’s abstract.
Read all instructions/information prior to completing your application. Your ability to follow directions is evaluated at multiple stages of the intake. Conduct yourself in a professional manner and familiarize yourself with our core values. Visit our website Calgary.ca/CFDYYC to learn more.
Union: IAFF Local 255
Business Unit:Calgary Fire Department
Position Type: Permanent
Location: Various locations
Compensation: $30.44 per hour
Days of Work: This position works a rotation of
24 hours on, 48 hours off, 24 hours on, 96 hours off.
Hours of work: Shift work
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: November 30, 2022
Job ID #: 306334

To apply for this job please visit www.calgary.ca.