City of Markham-Probationary Firefighter

The City of Markham requires Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service (CTS) certificates for Stage One, Stage Two, Stage Three and the Swim Test as part of their recruitment. As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, should a candidate not possess the required OFAI CTS Certificates at the time of application, as a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to obtain a valid OFAI CTS Certificates prior to start date, which will be scheduled by the Markham Fire and Emergency Service Management Team and at the candidate’s expense. 

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if successful candidate does not have a current/valid swim test at time of hire, as a condition of employment, they will be required to attain the OFAI CTS Swim Test certificate within the probationary period, provided the swim test is being offered.
 
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Markham. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Markham with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below, and as listed on their website at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=04bf51f8-d2dd-4641-ba92-183522f6e8b3&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_CA
 

This recruitment closes March 7, 2021. Questions regarding the City of Markham's recruitment process should be directed to Markham. 

Markham Fire and Emergency Services is a community organization currently operating 11 front run apparatus from nine fire stations. The organization employs about 280 women and men who work in the divisions of Fire Prevention/Public Education, Communications, Training, Mechanical, Suppression and Administration.

We are currently accepting applications for the Probationary Firefighter position. Please apply on-line at www.markham.ca/careers under Current Opportunities. Kindly submit your resume, cover letter, certifications, licenses and other relevant documentation by March 7, 2021

Please note that only applications received online prior to the closing date will be considered. 

Minimum Qualifications

The City of Markham requires Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service (CTS) certificates for Stage One, Stage Two, Stage Three and the Swim Test as part of their recruitment. As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, should a candidate not possess the required OFAI CTS Certificates at the time of application, as a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to obtain a valid OFAI CTS Certificates prior to start date, which will be scheduled by the Markham Fire and Emergency Service Management Team and at the candidate’s expense. 

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if successful candidate does not have a current/valid swim test at time of hire, as a condition of employment, they will be required to attain the OFAI CTS Swim Test certificate within the probationary period, provided the swim test is being offered. 

  • Be 18 years of age or older and legally entitled to work in Canada. 
  • NFPA Firefighter Certification (NFPA 1001 including Fire Fighter I & II) from a recognized post-secondary institution. 
  • Be able to work a shift schedule, including days, nights, weekends and holidays. 
  • Be able to understand and communicate clearly in English, both oral and written. 
  • Possess a valid Class “DZ” Ontario Driver’s License with a satisfactory driver’s abstract dated no more than three months prior to the application date which must be maintained throughout the recruitment process. The driver’s abstract should reflect no demerit points and no more than two infractions (maximum of one moving and one non-moving conviction). 
  • Have a minimum of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent. 
  • Be able to physically and mentally perform the duties of a firefighter, having regard for one’s own safety and the safety of members of the public. 
  • Have prescribed normal unaided hearing. 
  • Have Standard First Aid and CPR level HCP (Health Care Providers) valid for six months after start date of employment. 
  • Be criminal record free unless a pardon has been granted under the Criminal Records Act (Canada) with Vulnerable Sector Screening, and has not been revoked. 
  • Have a current immunization record for Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Polio, Diptheria, Hepatitis B and Tetanus.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Firefighter Pre-Service Education & Training Program 
  • NFPA 1041 Level I Fire Service Instructor 
  • NFPA 1072 Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (Formerly NFPA 472) 
  • Previous experience in Fire suppression, construction, trades, mechanical, emergency services (e.g. Paramedic), Military/Coast Guard, fire prevention, large vehicle operation, and/or operating heavy equipment. 
  • Community College diploma in Fire Protection Engineering Technician/Technology Program. 
  • Coaching/Teaching/Counselling/Recreation Leadership 
  • Fluency in a second language or sign language 
  • Trades Qualification(s) 
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) Training 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Training 
  • Climbing Skills - Mountain/Rope 
  • Medical, Ski Patrol or Other Professional Emergency Service Certification 
  • Volunteer and/or community involvement 
  • Confined Space Training 

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.  

We are committed to inclusive employment practices.

 

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