Website Greater Sudbury Fire Services

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being eliminated
from the recruitment process.
• High school graduate (OSSD) or equivalent
• Valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence or equivalent with a clean drivers abstract*
• Valid Standard First Aid/Level C CPR certificate*
• Canadian Citizen or legal entitlement to work in Canada
• At least 18 years of age*
• No criminal offences
* Proof will be required when requested during the recruitment process.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• OFAI Pre‐Service Fire Fighter Education and Training Program Certificate
• NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighter I and II Certification
• EMCA
• Fire Service Related Course(s)
• Ontario Fire Fighter Certification (OFM)
• Career Firefighting Service
• Volunteer Firefighting Service
• Wildland Fire Fighting Experience
• Post-Secondary Education (Degree, Diploma, Certificate)
• Trade Certification
• Mine Rescue

For more information and to apply online, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/fire. Applications will be accepted until
11:59 pm on February 28, 2024. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
Once the position closes, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email with a link to register
for the aptitude test. Please check your junk mail folder for that email. Applicants will be required to pay a one‐time non‐
refundable administration fee of $270.01 ($238.94 + HST). Proof of payment will be required at the time of the aptitude test.
Please read the Recruitment Policy carefully
before applying for a position

INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

ORIGINS ‐ The City of Greater Sudbury has a population of 170, 065 people in a 3,600 square kilometer area. The Fire
Services division is comprised of 120 plus full-time staff and approximately 215 volunteer firefighters stationed
throughout the city.

FIREFIGHTER RESPONSIBILITIES ‐ Firefighters work under the supervision of a Captain and a Platoon Chief to combat
fires, perform rescue work, administer basic and advanced life support services, and operate and maintain
firefighting apparatus and equipment, including the maintenance and cleanliness of all fire stations.

LOCATIONS ‐There are five full-time fire stations located throughout Greater Sudbury, and Firefighters will be assigned to
those stations as required.

SHIFT SCHEDULES ‐ Firefighters work twenty‐four hourshifts with an average of 42 hours per week.

TRAINING ‐ There is an initial training period as well as continuous training throughout your career, covering both
academic and practical subjects. Under legislated requirements, all Firefighters will be trained to the NFPA standards.
Firefighters are paid during all training periods.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD ‐ There is a twelve-month probationary period from the date of hire. Each Probationary Firefighter
must pass testing to be promoted to Firefighter 4th Class following their one-year probationary period.
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XAMINATIONS AND PERSONAL EVALUATION ‐ Recruits are required to successfully complete oral and written
examinations throughout their training period as well as personal evaluations on two occasions during the twelve -month
probationary period.

ASSOCIATION ‐ Firefighters are represented by the Sudbury Professional Firefighters Association (SPFFA) Local 527.

FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT POLICY ‐ The City of Greater Sudbury is committed to attracting high performing and
qualified Firefighter candidates through its Firefighter Recruiting Process. The process is designed to be an open and
equitable one that measures, through rating and ranking, the competencies of those candidates who most closely meet
the selection criteria for the position of Firefighter. The City of Greater Sudbury announces the recruitment drive in local
newspapers and on the City of Greater Sudbury website.

The City of Greater Sudbury recognizes the Firefighter’s role is one that requires continuous learning and encourages
candidates to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to remain abreast of the latest changes in their field.
Training and experience opportunities in the fire service are expanding daily. It is important that the process credit
candidates appropriately for their career preparation. Prior to each recruiting process, Fire Division personnel will review
the procedure and make recommendations to the Fire Chief outlining any changes to the procedure that may be
required.

The City of Greater Sudbury welcomes all candidates to the process and thanks candidates for their interest in employment
with the City of Greater Sudbury.

SELECTION PROCESS FOR FIREFIGHTERS
RECRUITMENT OF A FIREFIGHTER
1 Purpose
2 Responsibility
3 Applicant
Screening
4 Examinations
5 Physical Testing

To provide for a fair and open process for recruiting high performing and qualified
Firefighters for the Greater Sudbury Fire Services Division.
The Fire Chief and the Deputy Fire Chief(s) are responsible for the execution of this
procedure. The Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief(s) are responsible for reviewing the
procedure prior to the commencement of each firefighter recruiting process and making
any necessary changes.

All Application for Employment forms will be scrutinized by the hiring team, and only
applicants who properly completed the application process and who meet the required
minimum qualifications will receive further consideration.
Supporting documentation will be required at the interview stage for any of the following
qualifications:

• Degrees, Diplomas, certificates, or transcripts for all post‐secondary education
• Valid and current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate Level C
• Valid and current Standard First Aid Certificate
• Letter from employer(s) verifying length of service for credit in areas of Full-time
Firefighting Experience, Volunteer Firefighting Experience, Wildland Firefighting
Experience, Emergency Medical Response, Police Service and Mine Rescue
• Trade Certificate
• Ontario Firefighter Certification
• Drivers abstract

If any documents provided are misleading or inaccurate, the candidate will be disqualified
from further consideration.
All candidates who meet the required qualifications will be invited to participate in the
online aptitude testing process.
To proceed with the aptitude test, candidates will be charged a non‐refundable
administration fee of $270.01 ($238.94 + HST). Only online payments will be accepted.
After payment is made, a link will be emailed to the candidate to schedule the aptitude
test.
Only the person whose name appears on the application form will be permitted to write the test.
Photo identification and the test payment receipt will be required.
Only those selected from the aptitude testing will be contacted to proceed to the physical fitness
testing. There will be one day of job-related physical fitness testing. These tests will be conducted in
accordance with City of Greater Sudbury developed testing. Physical fitness testing will be
performed at Laurentian University, and the swim test will be completed at a local pool.
Transportation to the pool will be provided.

The following tests will be performed:
• A VO2 Max (or equivalent) test
• Swim test
• Testsfor Claustrophobia and Acrophobia
• Strength, balance, power, and endurance testing

6. Interview Process Only those selected from the physical testing will be contacted to proceed to an online
interview. The candidates will be interviewed on the following components as a minimum:
• Presentation and interview demeanor
• Verbal communication skills
• Personal qualities
• Personalsuitability
• Ability to make a positive contribution to a team environment
• Customer service focus
• Knowledge of fire services
• Knowledge of the City o

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