Website County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service

Full-time Firefighter

  • 10808 100 Ave, Clairmont, Alberta, ca
  • Full-time
  • Position Type: Permanent Full-time

Company Description

The County of Grande Prairie builds on its natural environment and the entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens to provide an unmatched quality of life and opportunity for all. We offer a collaborative and dynamic workplace where our values of Trustworthy, Transparent, Respectful, and Collaborative guide our conduct and contribute to a healthy culture.

Job Description

The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service is committed to recruiting talented and motivated individuals who possess a high level of integrity and have a desire to serve our community.

We are looking for Full-Time Permanent Firefighters to become integral members of our team, who will play a key role in the delivery of fire services to the County of Grande Prairie No.1.

The CGPRFS will be preparing a list of candidates through this process to fill one vacant Fulltime Firefighter position. Once the position is filled, a hiring eligibility list from this process will remain in effect for a period of up to 1 year. Other FTE positions if available and or new contracted positions will be filled from this list while it remains in effect.

Fulltime Firefighters are emergency responders whose primary responsibility is the operational readiness and fire services/emergency response activities at his/her assigned fire station.

What We Offer:

  • A culture of ‘People First’
  • A comprehensive benefits plan including a LAPP Pension
  • A Health and Wellness Benefit
  • Additional benefits such as WCB coverage and life insurance coverage.
  • Continued opportunities for education, training, and growth.

What We Expect:

  • The ability to deliver exceptional service as a professional member of the service.
  • The ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Aptitude for physically demanding but rewarding work.
  • The ability to respond for call-backs as able.
  • The ability to work with diverse supervision.
  • The ability to adapt to ever changing situations and problem solve.

Qualifications

  • NFPA 1001 level 1 and 2 IFSAC and/or ProBoard Certified
  • NFPA 472/1072 Dangerous Goods Operations Level IFSAC and/or ProBoard Certified
  • Class 3 operator’s license with air brakes,
  • NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator, Chapter 4.
  • Valid Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Medical First Responder (MFR), Advanced First Aid (AFA), or higher with valid Level C CPR. (EMR, AFA, and MFR must be a minimum of an 80-hour program)
  • Incident Command System 100 Certificate
  • History of a safe driving record
  • Possess a Grade 12 education.
  • Pass RCMP Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Pass a medical assessment with a County Regional Fire Service approved physician and undergo a psychological assessment with a County Regional Fire Service approved psychologist.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Rope Rescue Operations Low Angle/Slope – (Certified by a recognized provider)
  • Ice Rescue Technician (Certified by a recognized provider)
  • NFPA 472/1072 Chapter 7 – Hazardous Materials Technician Certified – (IFSAC or ProBoard)
  • NFPA 1002 Chapter 5 Pump IFSAC / ProBoard
  • NFPA 1002 Aerial IFSAC / ProBoard
  • NFPA 1051 Wildland IFSAC / ProBoard
  • ICS 200

Additional Information

Hiring Process:

  • Application/Qualification Review Pass Fail
  • Zoom Interview
  • Written Firefighter Knowledge Test
  • Ergometrics Team Testing Exam
  • Physical Demands Test
  • Panel Interview
  • Station Assessment
  • Medical and Psychological Assessments

Be sure to attach all certifications, vulnerable sector criminal records check, including a current driver’s abstract. Please upload your resume and cover letter while applying.

As per our collective agreement, shift differential is paid to Firefighters on regularly scheduled hours worked between 17:00 and 07:00.

Wage: as per IAFF Local 5108 Collective agreement

Hours: 10 Hour Day Shifts & 14 Hour Night Shifts (changing to 24-hour shifts in May 2024)

Closing Date: March 1st, 2024 11.59 pm.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The County of Grande Prairie recognizes and values the principles of fair hiring practices. We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please contact hr@countygp.ab.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

  • This posting may be used for future vacancies or to fill more than one position
  • This posting may be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Please note that once your application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. If we require any additional information we will contact you. Due to the volume of applications received we can only answer questions at the interview stage.

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