City of Woodstock-Probationary Firefighter

 
 

The City of Woodstock 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, they will be required to attain the OFAI CTS Certificates within the probationary period.

Note: Due to continued provincial restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, OFAI is not able to offer the Swim Test at this time.  

OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Woodstock. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Woodstock with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting below or as listed on their website at: https://careers.cityofwoodstock.ca/Job/Details/a3a6323e-15af-45db-b8ab-ad1200aacdd5

This recruitment closes May 21, 2021 at 4:00PM. Questions regarding the City of Woodstock's recruitment process should be directed to Woodstock.

The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 41,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of highways 401 and 403. A growing community, Woodstock has kept its small-town flavor while offering the types of amenities typically found only in larger cities. The Woodstock Fire Department currently operates 3 front run apparatus out of two fire stations. The organization employs 55 women and men who work in the divisions of Fire Prevention/Public Education, Training, Suppression, and Administration.                                                                           

We are currently accepting applications for: “Probationary Firefighter(s)”
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
The City of Woodstock 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, they will be required to attain the OFAI CTS Certificates within the probationary period.
 
Applicants must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Possess an Ontario High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent;
  • Be certified as a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter I and II from an accredited program at a recognized institution, and accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals);
  • Possess a valid DZ Driver’s Licence;
  • Must be able to meet screening requirements including, but not limited to, a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check;
  • Proof of immunization of Red Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles); Tetanus/Diphtheria (within the last 10-12 years); and Hepatitis B;
  • Must meet OFAI Vision requirements
  • Possess a valid and current (within 3 years) Standard First Aid certificate and a valid ‘Basic Rescuer’ Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate (Level C) or better. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification would be an asset;
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
  • Have a strong desire to serve the community, a strong work ethic, a strong sense of loyalty and duty, and the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently.

The following qualities, attributes, and qualifications would be considered an asset:

  • University Degree, College Diploma, and/or Trade Certification recognized by the Ontario College of
  • Trades in any discipline;
  • Emergency Medical Care Assistant (EMCA) designation;
  • Previous civilian or military experience in fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency medical, large vehicle operation, fire prevention;
  • First Aid, CPR, and/or AED – certification at the instructor level;
  • Community service involvement;
  • Administrative and computer skills.
Annual Salary:
 
$63,067
 
To apply for this position:
 
Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one (1) pdf file only. For ease of review, please list qualifications in the following order;
  • Formal Education
  • Work Experience
  • Professional Qualifications (Licences, certifications, etc.)
  • Community Involvement
Resumes and cover letters will be received online at http://careers.cityofwoodstock.ca no later than 4:00 p.m. May 21, 2021.
 
Please note that only those applications received online prior to the closing date will be considered.
 
The City of Woodstock is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
 
We thank all candidates who apply, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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