Town of Caledon-Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two and Three to apply to the Town of Caledon.
 
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the Town of Caledon. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the Town of Caledon with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at: https://careers.caledon.ca/Job/Details/11594d05-fe45-4f5e-b6c8-ab4c01090093
 
The posting closes February 24, 2020. Questions regarding the Town of Caledon's recruitment process should be directed to Caledon.
 
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.ofai.ca/faq.

 

Open Date  February 4, 2020
Close Date   February 24, 2020
Position Title  Firefighter 
Posting Type  Union FIRE 
Posting Status  Active
Position Length  Permanent Full-time
Department Group  Community Services 
Hours per Week   Various 
Department   Community Services 
Openings   2
Education   Other 
Location   Various Fire Stations 
Competition 20-23P

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for this permanent full-time opportunity, candidates must have the following training, experience and abilities:

  • Certified firefighter with the Province of Ontario (with proof as outlined below)
  • Successful completion of Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 testing through the OFAI (with proof as outlined below)
  • Minimum 2 years of firefighting experience
  • Satisfactory passing of a vulnerable sector check
  • Valid DZ driver’s licence in good standing with no more than 3 demerit points
  • Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment and follow direction
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills; ability to make critical decisions quickly
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Standard First Aid, CPR and AED certification is considered an asset.

Application Process

1. Submitting your Application

Candidates are required to submit/upload:

  • Candidate Testing Services Certificates for Stage 1, 2, and 3 through the OFAI (valid through to closing date)
  • A driver's abstract, displaying no more than 3 demerit points

Candidates are also required to submit any one of the following:

  • Proof of completing a community college Firefighter Training and Education Program and a letter from OFMEM testing Unit indicating success on the Provincial Fire Service Test, or
  • An OFM Firefighter Certificate of Achievement, or Firefighter Certificate of Equivalency, or
  • Proof of successful completion of a NFPA 1001 (Firefighter 1 and II) from an accredited institution or having met the requirements for Equivalence from the OFMEM

**Note: All required documentation and testing is to be provided at the candidates' expense. The Town will not reimburse any candidate for testing, successful or otherwise, as part of this recruitment process.

2. The Interview Process

Only applicants advancing to the Interview Stage will be contacted. Candidates selected for an interview will be provided 2 days notice of their interview date.

**Preference will be given to volunteer firefighters with Caledon Fire & Emergency Services. This preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate the utmost level of commitment to their volunteer service.

3. Final Selection

Candidates successful in the Interview Stage of this recruitment will be invited to provide:

  • 3 professional references
  • A completed vulnerable sector check, completed at their own expense, that demonstrates a satisfactory police record

Additional Information

Please visit http://www.ofai.ca/ for more information on testing requirements and scheduled testing dates. All questions regarding testing requirements should be directed to the OFAI.

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