• Full Time
  • Okotoks
  • Applications have closed

Website Okotoks Fire & Rescue

4th Class Firefighter

Closing Date
March 30, 2023

Our Community:

People who visit and live in Okotoks often comment on how beautiful the scenery is – the mountain views are majestic and the Sheep River valley is at the heart of where we play. They love that Okotoks is just 18 km south of Calgary and a short drive to Kananaskis Country. Okotoks has gained a reputation as an award-winning community, recognized nationally for our commitment to sustainability and to organizational excellence. With annexation complete, the community will grow substantially over the next 60 years. These are exciting times for Okotoks as we envision and plan for our future, while we remain committed to maintaining the enviable lifestyle our residents enjoy.

We Are:

The Town of Okotoks is a progressive organization; offering a challenging and dynamic work environment where collaboration, diversity, open communication, frequent exchange of ideas and teamwork across different business centres assists us in providing exceptional customer service.

The Town of Okotoks fosters a culture of shared accountability through our collaboratively developed “Habits of Execution” which empowers employees to focus on organizational outcomes and supports a high performance culture. We have a strong focus on health and safety, and strive for a culture of wellness, inclusion and organizational effectiveness.

Okotoks Fire & Rescue is in transition, developing a strong, inclusive and progressive culture while growing, to meet the needs of the community. We are staffed by 32 full-time firefighters, including Eight (8) Captains and up to 30 Community Firefighters operating from two stations, and respond to over 1,000 calls a year. Okotoks Fire & Rescue is unionized local IAFF 4829.

The Opportunity:

Okotoks Fire & Rescue is seeking eligible candidates to become full-time Firefighters with our organization. Your key responsibilities are having an in-depth knowledge of Fire Services and their responsibilities, including engaging in activities of fire prevention and suppression, rescue work, medical care, delivery of various public safety programs, operation and maintenance of specialized firefighting equipment and fire safety code inspections. You will learn to deal with emergency situations, demonstrate ability to adapt and learn, and have a strong commitment to customer service. Okotoks Fire & Rescue is committed to supporting and working in a collaborative fire and emergency medical service environment.

Note: This is an extension to our previous posting that closed mid-January; applicants who previously applied do not need to submit their applications again— those are still being considered and proceeding through the initial process.

What You Bring:

  • Excellence in Communication
  • Compassion
  • Fast and Sound Decision-Making Skills
  • Courage
  • Physical Stamina and Strength
  • Passion for Community and the Fire Service
  • High school diploma
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level 1 and 2 (IFSAC and/or Proboard)
  • NFPA 1002 operator (IFSAC and/or Proboard)
  • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness (IFSAC and/or Proboard)
  • ICS 100 (200 Preferred) (IFSAC and/or Proboard)
  • Primary Care Paramedic (formerly EMT-A) be ACP registered and in good standing
  •  Valid Class 3 and 4 Alberta Driver’s License with air brakes endorsement, with no more than six demerit points asset in order to commence firefighting training duties


  • Additional Specialty training (i.e. pump or ladder operation, tech rescue etc.)
  • Higher education (diploma/degree) is a definite asset
  • Safety Codes Officer

Our response model requires that our firefighters are available for off-duty page outs; therefore, you will be required to live within 15 minutes of Fire Hall #1.

The Selection Process:

Our recruitment process will include the following components:

  1. Okotoks Physical Abilities Test
  2. Job Skills Test
  3.  Interview and presentation
  4. Written Aptitude Test
  5. Medical Assessment

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive benefit and pension plans
  • Career development
  • So much more!

Pre-employment Requirements:

Candidates who progress to final stages of the recruitment process will be required to provide proof of education and designation along with a favorable personal vulnerable sector record check and a driver’s abstract depending on the position. Candidates will also be required to pass a medical examination conducted by a medical practitioner selected by the Town of Okotoks.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, and pay a non-refundable $150 registration fee online on the Town of Okotoks website. This is an extension to our previous posting that closed mid-January; applicants who previously applied do not need to submit their applications again— those are still being considered and proceeding through the initial process.

Business Centre: Community Health and Safety

  • Position Type: Full-time permanent
  • Compensation: $33.23/hour
  • Standby Rotation Required: Yes
  • Hours of Work: Average 42 hours/week (4 on, 4 off)
  • Number of Openings: 3
  • Police Information Check Required: Yes, including vulnerable sector
  • Driver’s Abstract Required: Yes
How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online through the Apply Now option by the closing date listed. We will not be able to accept late applications.

The Town of Okotoks is an inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

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