Central York Fire Services-Probationary Firefighter

Central York requires valid certificates from the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. - Candidate Testing Program for Stages One, Two, and Three at the time of application; Valid Swim Test Certificate if selected for interview.

OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to Central York. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to Central York with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below or as listed on their website at: https://newmarket.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1624

This recruitment closes December 2, 2021. Questions regarding the Central York's recruitment process should be directed to Central York.

Job Title: Probationary Firefighter
Organizational Unit: Central York Fire Services
Requisition #: 21-159
Location: Multiple CYFS - Newmarket, ON CA (Primary)
Shift Type: All
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Date Posted By: 10/18/2021
Date Posting Closes: 12/2/2021
Category: Fire Services
Career Level: Entry Level
Education:  Professional
Salary Payband/Range: Probationary Firefighter - $57,231

Job Description

Application Process: Please download the Probationary Fire Fighter Recruitment package attached or from the Central York Fire Services website at www.cyfs.ca before applying online.

The Town of Newmarket is committed to taking every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of the health and safety of workers from the hazard of COVID-19.  Effective November 1, 2021, the Town of Newmarket, as a condition of employment, will be requiring all employees, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine series, unless legally entitled to accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights code.  Reference Vaccination Policy.

The Firefighter position works as a member of a crew to provide effective response to a variety of emergencies.  The Firefighter also maintains and operates an assortment of equipment required to mitigate emergencies. The Firefighter operates under the supervision of a Fire Captain but must be able to operate with limited supervision depending on circumstances and will be assigned functions that require the Firefighter to exercise significant responsibility.

General Duties and Responsibilities (Not an inclusive list):

  • Responds to fire emergencies and performs fire ground operations as part of an emergency response crew. 
  • Responds to emergency rescue incidents and performs rescue operations.
  • May respond to hazardous materials incidents and performs operations to mitigate and control the incident. 
  • Responds to medical emergencies and performs emergency patient care.
  • Operates and maintains fire apparatus, fire fighting and rescue equipment.
  • Performs station duties to ensure that stations are clean and support the operation of the fire department. 
  • Performs public fire safety education and public education activities and participates in fire safety inspections.
  • Performs administrative duties. 
  • Maintains professional competency.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Required:

  • NFPA 1001-Firefighter I and II certified, education and training program from an accredited institution; 
  • Valid Certificates from the Ontario Fire Administration Inc. - Candidate Testing Program for Stages One, Two, and Three at the time of application; Valid Swim Test Certificate if selected for interview.
  • Availability to work shifts that may vary (days, nights, weekends, statutory holidays); ability to work extended hours when required as a result of emergency responses; ability to work 24-hour shift schedule.
  • Permitted hearing loss is no greater than 40 decibels, unaided, in either ear at 500 Hz/db, 1000 Hz/db, 2000 Hz/db and 3000 Hz/db.
  • Candidates must meet the vision requirements as outlined in Chapter Six of NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.
  • Must possess a current Standard First Aid and CPR-C, or higher, Certificate and be current throughout the duration of the recruitment process
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Drivers License Class “D” with “Z” endorsement at the time of application
  • Must not have a criminal record unless a pardon has been granted under the Criminal Record Act of Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (must be either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, landed immigrant)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to understand and communicate clearly in verbal and written English
  • Must have completed a minimum of grade 12 or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education

Additional Preferences:

  • Ontario Fire-Service Fire Fighter education and training program certificate
  • Additional Education
  • Fire Fighter Experience
  • Trade apprenticeship or certification
  • Working experience
  • Additional Medical training or experience (i.e. paramedic, nursing)
  • Other relevant training, qualifications or experience
  • Demonstrated community service and/or volunteer involvement

Application Process: Please download the Probationary Fire Fighter Recruitment package  attached or from the Central York Fire Services website at www.cyfs.ca before applying online. The Package contains necessary information in order to submit your application.

Applicants who have met all of the above minimum qualifications must apply via the Town of Newmarket’s website www.newmarket.ca and online application system.  

Firefighter recruitments attract a high volume of applicants. CYFS is unable to respond to individual inquiries during or after the recruitment process.  Please do not call the Towns of Newmarket or Aurora, Human Resources or Fire department.

If you experience difficulty with your online application, forward your enquiries to hr@newmarket.ca. We will endeavor  to respond within 2 business days of receiving your written enquiry.

 

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