Central York Fire Services-Probationary Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)
To apply to Central York, you must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, and Three at the time of application. You must have a valid Swim Test Certificate if selected for interview.
Swim tests are limited to the following dates:

Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 1:00PM at Balmoral Recreation Centre
Monday October 28, 2019 at 2:00PM at Balmoral Recreation Centre
Friday November 1, 2019 at 1:00PM  at Balmoral Recreation Centre

As each seating fills, we will add additional seats. For example, we are currently booking tests at 1:00PM & 2:00PM . When these time slots are full, we will add additional seats. We are unable to schedule appointment times. It is first come, first served.

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.  The recruitment information package can be found at: http://www.cyfs.ca/about-us/PublishingImages/Pages/Employment Opportunities/CYFS%20Recruitment%20Information%20Package%202019.pdf

The posting closes December 2, 2019. Questions regarding Central York's recruitment process should be directed to Central York.

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.

Job Title: Probationary Firefighter
Organizational Unit: Central York Fire Services
Requisition #: 19-138
Location: Multiple CYFS - Newmarket, ON CA (Primary)
Shift Type: All
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Date Posted By:10/15/2019
Date Posting Closes:12/2/2019
Category: Fire Services
Career Level: Entry Level
Education: Professional
Salary Payband/Range: As per Collective Agreement in effect.

Job Description

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:

  • Pre-service firefighter education and training program certificate
  • Additional Education
  • Firefighter experience
  • Trade apprenticeship or certification
  • Working experience
  • Medical training or experience (i.e. Paramedic, Nursing etc)
  • Other relevant specialized training, qualifications or experience
  • Demonstrated community service and/or volunteer involvement

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

Applicants who have met all the above minimum qualifications must include the following with their online application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of:
    • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C Certificate
    • Proof of education and other education/training certificates

Note:  Candidates selected will be required to provide originals or certified copies of the above and Driver's Abstract with DZ endorsement, Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening.

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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