City of Vaughan-Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)
You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two and Three to apply to the City of Vaughan.
OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Vaughan. Each candidate is required to submit their application directly to the City of Vaughan with all the necessary requirements, as per the instructions in their job posting.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes September 2, 2019. Questions regarding the City of Vaughan's recruitment process should be directed to Vaughan.
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
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City of Vaughan-Firefighter

JD#: F21
Job Number: J0819-0016
Job Title: Firefighter
Department: Fire and Rescue Service Department
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Fire
Number Of Positions: 9
Date Posted: August 2, 2019
Closing Date:September 2, 2019
Salary: $55,541.00 - $100,983.00/Year
Hours of work: 42 hrs
Schedule: 24 hour shift schedule
Union: VPFFA

Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground, a state-of-the-art hospital under construction and a bustling subway, these exciting projects are transforming the community. Be part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, we are committed to providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork is fostered. Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow.

Position Overview

The job offers challenging work, continuous learning and opportunities for advancement in a professional work environment. Upon successful completion of training, you will work under the supervision of Senior Officers to combat fires, perform rescue work, administer first-aid, conduct public education programs, and inspect buildings for fire hazards. You will operate as well as maintain firefighting apparatus and equipment, including fire stations.

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

• Possess a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Service certificate, including Stage One, Stage Two and Stage Three. Certificates must be valid at time of application. Please visit for more information.
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• Able to understand, and communicate clearly in oral and written English
• Completion of a minimum of Grade 12 (or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education)
• NFPA 1001 Level 1 & 2 Pro Board certified
• NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 (Awareness and Operations)
• Be available to work on a 24 hour shift schedule that involves working any day of the week, including weekends and holidays, to fulfill shift requirements
• Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ driver’s licence with air brake endorsement. Selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory driver's abstract pre-employment.
Changes in driver's licence or demerit point status and changes in other stated qualifications must be disclosed at time of job offer and before the start of employment.
• Current clear Criminal Record Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening from an accredited Police Service
• Standard First aid certificate, level ‘C’ CPR

Considered an asset:

• Pre-fire service college diploma
• Trade apprenticeship or certification recognized by an accredited College of Trade in any discipline
• Medical training or experience (i.e. paramedic, nursing etc.)
• Other relevant specialized training, qualifications or experience
• Demonstrated consistent community service and/or volunteer involvement

OFAI does not submit candidate certificates or applications to the City of Vaughan. Each candidate is responsible for and required to submit their application directly to the City of Vaughan.

Please ensure that you have all the minimum requirements prior to submitting your application on-line, and that all of your certification cards/certificates are available when applying. You will be required to download a cover letter, resume, and copies of all cards/certificates as one document when you apply. Selected candidates will be required to provide proof of/original certifications, training, etc. 

Selected candidates from the short list will be given job offers, conditional on available vacancy.
Resumes will be kept on file for 5 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 5 months.

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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