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5th Class Fire Fighter (Multiple Vacancies)
Posted:Monday, September 28, 2020
Job Number:PB-20-03
Job Type:Barrie Fire & Emergency Service - Union
Closing Date:October 26, 2020 11:55 PM
Choose Barrie:

The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

The Opportunity:

Barrie Fire and Emergency Service (BFES) is a team of dedicated professionals delivering a vast array of emergency services to the citizens, business and visitors to Barrie. Originally organized in 1844, BFES has become one of the most respected fire services in Ontario, providing high-level service in: fire inspection/code enforcement, fire protection, technical rescue, training, communications, origin and cause investigations, and emergency management planning.

Working within the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Department, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for protecting the lives, well-being and property of the people of Barrie through dedication to life safety, commitment to community service and the preservation of the environment.

Located at one of the City’s five fire stations, you will be responsible for responding to fires, fire alarms, technical rescues, hazardous material incidents, medical emergencies, marine incidents and other emergencies. As a frontline member of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services Department, you will play an integral role delivering fire protection services through public education, fire safety standards and enforcement, and emergency response.

Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job:

Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community

Conditions of Employment

  • Minimum of 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Legally entitled to work for any employer in Canada
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP Certificates
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check:
    • A Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, at the candidate's expense, is required to be submitted at the conditional employment offer stage and must be conducted no earlier than 30 days from the employment offer. 
    • Employment offers will only be made if the results of the candidate's checks, performed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, are satisfactory.
  • Valid Ontario Class "D" Driver's Licence with a "Z" endorsement and a clean driver's abstract
    • Candidates must provide confirmation of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Class 'D' Driver's Licence with a 'Z' endorsement at the conditional employment offer stage.
    • A driver's abstract will be required at the conditional employment offer stage and must be dated no earlier than 30 days from the conditional offer date.
    • Candidates must have a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behavior and those with six or more demerit points are ineligible for consideration.
    • Please do not include proof of your driver's licence and abstract with your initial application.
  • Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services Certificate
    • Candidates to provide confirmation of a valid Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services (CTS) Certificate, including Stage One, Two, Three, and the Swim Test certificates. 
    • Should a candidate not possess the required OFAI CTS Certificate at the time of application, as a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to obtain a valid OFAI CTS Certificate prior to start date, which will be scheduled by the Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Management Team and at the candidate's expense. 
    • Should a candidate's OFAI certificates expire prior to the employment offer, as a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to renew their certificates at the candidate's expense.
  • Pre-Placement Medical Requirements
    • A candidate recommended for employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination completed by a medical practitioner designated by the City of Barrie. The medical examination must indicate good health in accordance with the opinion of the examining medical practitioner.

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

Minimum:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter Level I and II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board, or equivalent
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP Certificates

Preferred:

  • College Diploma or University Degree in any discipline recognized by an accredited association, organization, or institution
  • Trade Certification in any discipline recognized by the Ontario Colleges of Trades
  • Emergency Medical Care Assistant (EMCA) Designation

Experience

Minimum:

  • Not Applicable. Please note that applicants with previous part-time or full-time fire fighter experience will be given first consideration

Preferred:

  • Previous experience as a part-time or full-time fire fighter in a municipal fire department
  • Previous experience in emergency services, construction, trades mechanical, large vehicle operation, and/or military (Please define if experience is part-time, full-time, or seasonal)
  • Demonstrated community service involvement (Please define role and commitment level, such as weekly, monthly, yearly)

Knowledge/Skill/Ability

  • General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or requirements:
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA);
    • Ontario Highway Traffic Act;
    • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
    • Ontario Human Rights Code;
    • Workplace Safety Insurance Act;
    • Electrical Safety Authority (ESA);
    • Fire Protection and Prevention Act;
    • Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA);
    • Office of the Fire Marshal Guidelines;
    • Fire Marshal's Directives;
    • Provincial Offences Act;
    • Ontario Building Code Act (OBCA);
    • Ontario Fire Code; and
    • Barrie Professional Fire Fighters Association (BPFFA)
  • Working knowledge of the following principles and standards:
    • Fire Fighting terminology, principles and practices; and
    • Firefighting equipment and apparatus such as hydraulic equipment, pumps, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications equipment, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
    • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
    • work collaboratively in a group setting to achieve a desired objective, goal, or outcome
    • shift back and forth between multiple activities while maintaining concentration
    • exercise discretion and judgment when handling confidential, sensitive, and controversial information
    • deal with difficult customers; diffuse emotionally-charged situations; and resolve customer issues in a diplomatic and professional manner
    • exercise discretion and judgment in order to make sound decision under tight timelines or while managing multiple or conflicting priorities
    • verbally communicate information and ideas in a manner that can be understood by others
    • exert effort to lift, push, pull, or carry objects for long periods of time
    • run, operate, maneuver, navigate, or drive vehicles or mechanized equipment
  • Intermediate organizational, time management, administrative and written communications skills
  • Intermediate analytical, problem solving, judgment, customer service, interpersonal, verbal communication, teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Basic computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
Other Important Information:

Location:
Located at one of the City’s five fire stations:
· Station #1, 155 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, Ontario
· Station #2, 15 Bell Farm Road, Barrie, Ontario
· Station #3, 340 Big Bay Point Road, Barrie, Ontario
· Station #4, 250 Ardagh Road, Barrie, Ontario
· Station #5, 360 King Street, Barrie, Ontario
 
Hours:
The hours of work are an average of forty-two (42) hours per week, in accordance with the following repeating schedule [a week being the period of time from the Monday through to and including the Sunday]:
· Week 1: A shift of twenty-four (24) hours (8:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.) on the Monday and Thursday;
· Week 2: A shift of twenty-four (24) hours (8:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.) on the Friday and Sunday
· Week 3: A shift of twenty-four (24) hours (8:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.) on the Wednesday and Saturday; and
· Week 4: A shift of twenty-four (24) hours (8:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.) on the Tuesday only.
 
Wage:
This 5th Class Fire Fighter is within the BPFFA Bargaining Unit and has the following a 2020 pay range:
· Yearly Salary: $61,984
· Hourly Pay Rate: $28.28
 
Benefits:
This position includes a comprehensive union (BPFFA) benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation, sick leave plan, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships, and much more
 
Important Notes:
· Please carefully review the recruitment package before submitting your application. Incorrect or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
· When applying online, you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. Please check your email junk or spam folder if you do not see this confirmation email in your inbox. The City of Barrie is not responsible for any application that may be delayed or lost electronically. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the City of Barrie receives his/her application within the stipulated deadline.
· Applications and all required documentation will only be accepted online. The City of Barrie will not accept applications delivered in person or by mail.
· Applicants must possess all necessary certifications as outlined in the posting at the time of application, unless otherwise stated.
· Fire Fighter recruitments attract a high volume of applicants. Please do not phone the Human Resources Department or Barrie Fire and Emergency Service Department. If you require assistance with the application process, please email HRFire.Recruit@Barrie.ca and we will respond within two (2) business days.
· By submitting your application, you are authorizing the City of Barrie to contact the OFAI to verify your qualifications.
· For more information regarding this 2020 Fire Fighter recruitment, please visit our Fire Fighter Recruitment web page​​ and review our Frequent Asked Questions document.

 

The Application Process:

An application for the 2020 Fire Fighter Recruitment consists of the following documentation (saved in one PDF file). For ease of review, applicants must submit qualifications/documentation in the following order:

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Fire Fighter Level I and II certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board
    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness certified from an accredited program from a recognized institution, accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the Pro Board, or equivalent
    • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Level HCP Certificates
    • Proof of Education
    • Professional Qualifications (Licences, certificates, etc.)
    • Community Involvement
    • Ontario Fire Administration Inc. (OFAI) Candidate Testing Services Certificate (Stage One, Two, Three and Swim Test) if valid and completed. 
Please note the new posting deadline of Monday, October 26, 2020.
The Application Process:

Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # PB-20-03 - 5th Class Fire Fighter (Multiple Vacancies) in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to HRFire.Recruit@Barrie.caby October 26, 2020 11:55 PM.

Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at www.barrie.ca/JobOpps.

  • Position Equivalency Code: N/A

Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.


The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing Hire.Me@barrie.ca

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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