• Full Time
  • Richmond Hill
  • Applications have closed

Website Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services

Probationary Fire Fighter – Candidate Pool


Posting Id 1920
Department Community Services
Division Fire Services
Rate of Pay $58,761.45  Annual
Job Type Full Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 02/13/2023
Application Deadline 03/12/2023



Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services is developing a Candidate Pool to service its Fire Fighter hiring needs. If you meet the qualifications below, you are invited to submit your application online. Only candidates who submit their application with all the required documents in a single attachment will be considered for this opportunity.

Position Summary

Upon successful completion of a recruit training program, the successful candidate(s) will work under the supervision of a Company Officer and perform the following duties: fire ground operations, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care, public education/relations, communications, pre-incident planning, fire safety inspections, administrative duties, fire station maintenance, fire apparatus and equipment operation and maintenance.


To be considered for a career as a Richmond Hill Fire Fighter you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Be actively involved in and serve your community
  • Have a Grade 12 OSSD/OSSGD education diploma, or Ontario approved equivalent
  • Possess NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter I and II certifications or grandfathering equivalent
  • Provide proof of valid First Aid, CPR Level C from a recognized Organization/Provider
  • Possess a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ Driver’s License, or able to obtain one no later than six (6) months from date of hire
  • Possess a satisfactory Ontario Driver’s License Abstract, valid within 3 months
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English (verbally and written)
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team
  • Possess the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently
  • Have a strong work ethic and desire to serve the community.

Preferred Skills/Knowledge

Preference will be given to candidates that possess all or some of the following additional qualifications:

  • NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel
  • NFPA 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator
  • NFPA 1031, Standard for Fire Inspector
  • Completion of Primary Care Paramedic Program, or equivalent
  • Completion of a post-secondary education degree or diploma in a related field
  • Completion of a recognized trade certification
  • Service in a paramilitary organization
  • Considerable volunteer or career Fire Fighter work experience

Leadership Competencies

  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change
  • Shapes the future


Attention Internal Candidates:  All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.