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Website Whitehorse Fire and Protective Services

Firefighter – (1802)

Position Title
Hours Per Week
On-Call/As Needed
Guaranteed Minimum Hours
24 per month
Start Date of Position
End Date (Temporary and Term)
Community Service-Protection
Status of Position
City of Whitehorse
Position Description

Job posting closes: April 14th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Yukon Standard Time

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 18 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is part of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.


Job Code:051
Department: Fire and Protective Services

Job Summary:

The position’s primary responsibilities include responding to fires, rescue operations, motor vehicle accidents and other incidents where risks are posed to life and property as well as participating in fire prevention activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responds to residential/industrial/structural/wildland fire emergencies and rescues.
  2. Assess the emergency scene for hazards and determine if additional resources are required.
  3. Follow communication protocols including exchanging information with other crew members, dispatchers and commanding officers.
  4. Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational/training workshops, participating in scheduled drills and assisting with the volunteer training as required.
  5. Follow, as far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standard operating procedures.
  6. Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements. Preform custodial and light maintenance services to fire halls and surrounding grounds, including snow and ice removal.
  7. Maintain accurate records and provide input into response procedures and protocols.
  8. Conduct fire safety inspections and assist with pre-emergency planning.
  9. Present public education programs including fire hall tours, fire safety house program and safety workshops.
  10. Act as Captain, as assigned.
  11. Act as Incident Command during simultaneous emergencies when assigned.
  12. Other related duties.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Number of Hires Needed
Position Requirements

Working Conditions

Work 14 shifts within a 28 day period rotating schedule split between between 10 hour day shifts and 14 hour night shifts. Exposure to health hazards, smoke/fumes, chemicals, temperature extremes and noise in firefighting and emergency situations.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and 6 months on-the-job training
  • Firefighter certification NFPA Levels I and II or equivalent
  • Successfully meet the department’s technical, physical and medical requirements
  • Rookie Firefighter: 0 – 6 months experience
    • Within 6 months completion of Job Performance Reports
  • 4th Class Firefighter: 6 – 12 months municipal firefighting experience
  • 3rd Class Firefighter: 1 – 2 years municipal firefighting experience
  • 2nd Class Firefighter: 2 – 3 years municipal firefighting experience
    • Incident Safety Officer Certification
    • Emergency Scene Management Certificate
  • 1st Class Firefighter: 3 – 4 years municipal firefighting experience
    • Officer Level I Certificate
  • Class 3 Driver’s License & Air Brake Endorsement
  • Work within a command structure requiring strict adherence to following orders
  • Ability to work day or night under stressful situations
  • Work effectively independently or in a team environment

Additional certifications required include but are not limited to:

  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C and Oxygen Therapy
  • Defensive Driving & Hazard Avoidance
  • Technical Rescue Course
  • Wildland Firefighting Basics
  • Aerial Ladder Operations

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

All fire apparatus, fire rescue and related equipment including but not limited to: pumper, tanker, rescue vehicle, automobile extraction tools, wildland firefighter and technical rescue equipment. General office equipment including computer skills to operate software programs related to work processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail etc.

Other Details:

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City’s online Applicant system via www.whitehorse.ca/careers. Instructions on applications are provided at https://www.whitehorse.ca/our-government/employment/how-to-apply/. If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at HR@whitehorse.ca.

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume.

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process.

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview


Employment Contract
IAFF 2217