Employment Opportunity - Firefighters, Grande Prairie

Full-time Firefighters
(Grande Prairie Fire Department)

The Grande Prairie Fire Department is a career fire service made up of sixty-eight (68) fire suppression personnel, five (5) fire prevention personnel, three (3) day staff positions and sixteen (16) dispatchers. GPFD is a well-equipped, innovative fire service that enjoys positive labour relations and strong support from Senior Administration and City Council.

GPFD is currently in a recruitment process to develop an eligibility list with the intent to fill upcoming vacancies as Firefighters. The challenge is for career Firefighters to provide Fire Suppression, Medical Co-response and Specialized Rescue Services along with the delivery of Fire Prevention and Public Education Programs.

Successful candidates will have exceptional customer service skills; good written and verbal communication skills; a proven ability to work effectively within a team environment; show good initiative and innovation; be a quick learner and have the ability to teach others. Alignment with the City of Grande Prairie’s Guiding Beliefs is a critical element for success.

Qualifications include:
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Level 2 Certification; including NFPA 472 Awareness and Operations (From IFSAC or ProBoard Approved Institution)
• One of the three following types of medical training; (NOTE: ACP registration is NOT required)
o Approved Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Training Course or Proof of Provincial Equivalencies
o Valid Advanced First Aid
o NAIT MFR program certificate.
• Class 4 and 3 Alberta Driver’s License with Air Brakes (Q) Endorsement or Equivalencies or Proof of Provincial Equivalencies.
• Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalency

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record and be legally entitled to work in Canada. Additional training, experience, or education will be considered an asset.

The recruitment process will require successful candidates to undergo an aptitude test; a job-related physical fitness test; a number of interviews; a station assessment; a medical examination; job specific testing (swimming proficiency test, acrophobia test, claustrophobia test) and a Security Clearance.

If you meet the above qualifications, please submit a Resume and Cover Letter through our On-line application process. Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly indicate how you meet our minimum qualifications.

Please do not submit copies of documentation at this time. Those candidates invited to the Aptitude Test will be notified of the documentation they will be required to bring to the Aptitude Test.

NOTE: Only on-line applications (www.cityofgp.com) will be accepted for this competition. You must provide a valid email address that will be used in providing updates during the recruitment process.

The Firefighter recruitment process closes on April 29, 2019. Enquiries can be sent to: Kayla Ketlo, Fire Administrative Coordinator, Phone (780) 830-7443, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information visit:  https://jobs.cityofgp.com/en/js/viewjob.php?jobID=1717