City of Woodstock-Probationary Firefighter

Important Notes from Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI)

You must have valid certificates for Stages One, Two, Three and a swim test to apply to the City of Woodstock.
Swim tests is limited to the following date:
When 1:00PM fills, we will add more seatings. We are unable to schedule appointment times. It is first come, first served.
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.  The job posting can be found at:
The posting closes September 28, 2018 at 4:00PM. Questions regarding the City of Woodstock recruitment process should be directed to the City of Woodstock. 
Information about OFAI's Candidate Testing Program can be found by clicking on the following links:
To access our Frequently Asked Questions, visit

Key Qualifications, to be considered, you must:

  1. Be 18 years of age or older;
  2. Be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  3. Possess an Ontario High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent;
  4. Must possess Ontario Fire Administration Inc. Candidate Testing Services certificates for Stages 1, 2, 3 and Swim Test. Certificates must be valid until the recruitment closing date.
  5. Be National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter I and II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board (must be complete with seals);
  6. Possess a valid DZ Driver’s Licence;
  7. Must be able to meet screening requirements including but not limited to a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check;
  8. Proof of immunization of Red Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles); Tetanus/Diphtheria (within the last 10-12 years); and Hepatitis B;
  9. Have 20/30 or better unaided and uncorrected visual acuity in each eye, and no significate abnormalities in colour vision;
  10. 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;
  11. Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
  12. 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:

  1. University Degree, College Diploma, and/or Trade Certification recognized by the Ontario College of Trades in any discipline;
  2. Emergency Medical Care Assistant (EMCA) Designation;
  3. Previous civilian or military experience in fire suppression, construction, trades mechanical, emergency medical, large vehicle operation, fire prevention;
  4. First aid, CPR, and/or AED – certification at the instructor level;
  5. Community Service Involvement;
  6. Administrative and computer skills.

Annual Salary:  $63,743

To apply for this position:

  • Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one 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 no later than 4:00 p.m. September 28, 2018.

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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