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The City of Spruce Grove is a fast growing, dynamic city committed to building and maintaining a fiscally responsible community that serves our residents, attracts visitors and promotes future growth. Through the actions of the Values We Live By, accountability, communication, leadership, integrity and respect are encouraged, while maintaining a work, play balance.


Position Overview:

The City of Spruce Grove is currently seeking candidates meeting qualifications to fit either of our Firefighter schedules, Paramedic or Mechanic. What’s the difference? Take a look at the qualifications below!


A career with a fully integrated fire and emergency medical service (EMS) is exciting, fulfilling, diverse and challenging. We are ready to respond to any emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dedicated teams of emergency services professionals in the City of Spruce Grove by responding quickly and effectively. If you thrive on teamwork, want to help those in need, and have a desire to contribute to your community, consider applying today.


Prior to submitting your application, we encourage you to review the information available on our website and below. It is important to read the posting in full, including the competition dates.


This posting will be utilized to fill future similar positions including temporary positions.



Things to consider before applying


Before you submit your firefighter application, take the time to learn all you can about the job and requirements. Familiarize yourself with the job tasks and the different steps in the selection process. Do your homework; better to be over prepared than unprepared.


  • Although exciting, this is also a dangerous job. You may be exposed to many hazardous conditions, loud noises, and contaminants, and have to work in extreme temperatures.
  • You need to be prepared to travel (if required) to complete various testing events. It is not always possible to participate in multiple tests in one trip.
  • A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring your personal wellness is essential to ensuring personal safety and longevity. Make sure you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of this career.
  • Ethical behaviour and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success in the hiring process.
  • An ability to carry out orders at emergencies, combined with the capacity to assess and act on own initiative and/or work effectively as part of a team.
  • Job fit is one of many critical factors considered in our decision making processes. Successful completion of all steps in the process does not ensure a job offer.
  • You must be able to follow and act on complex oral and written instructions; you will be evaluated on these skills throughout our assessments.
  • A practical understanding of a wide range of subjects related to fire, rescue, dangerous goods and EMS, including the ability to operate and understand the operation of mechanical equipment
  • Your demeanor and input throughout the selection process are taken into consideration as part of the final hiring decision.



Minimum Qualifications


You must meet the following minimum qualifications of one schedule on the date you submit your application.


All candidates


  • Hold a valid Class 3/4 license with air brake endorsement or greater.
  • Have the ability to successfully obtain, and maintain, a vulnerable sector police information check (required upon offer and is a condition of employment).
  • Ability to pass physical and medical standards, including eyesight and audible, as outlined in the NFPA standard.


The following qualifications are preferred, but not mandatory:


  • NFPA 1001 – Level I & II certification
  • Emergency medical/fire response work experience
  • Current ITLS certification.
  • Current PALS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification.
  • Successful candidates will receive training for NFPA 1001 if required.


Please refer to the list of pre-existing medical conditions which would be considered disqualifying.


Schedule A – Paramedic


  • Currently registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics as a Registered Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) or Registered Primary Care Paramedic (PCP).


NOTE: Out of province applicants with provisional registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics (pursing a Labour Mobility application) may be considered, full registration is required by the date of the interview.


Schedule B – Mechanic


Certified Journeyperson, with at least two years experience, in at least one of the following trades and a registered apprentice in the other:


  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Automotive Technician


Additional Qualifications


  • Small Engine Repair Certificate
  • Registered with IFSAC and/or Pro Board as an NFPA 1002 Apparatus Operator
  • Registered in good standing with the Alberta College of Paramedics as an Emergency Medical


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