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Firefighter/EMR- ᖃᑦᑎᕆᔨ/ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨ

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    City of iqaluit

    The City of Iqaluit is looking for an experienced individual to join our growing team and city as a Firefighter / Emergency Medical Responder.
    Title:Firefighter / EMRs
    Department:Emergency Services
    Status:Full-time, Permanent (Minimum 2 year term)
    Salary:$76,922.35 per annum
    Settlement Allowance: $20,907.43 per annum
    Union Status:Unionized
    Housing:No Staff Housing Available
    Closing Date:March 1 2024
    This employment opportunity is open to all applicants. The Iqaluit Fire Department is establishing a Firefighter Eligibility Pool. The number of firefighters hired from the Pool may differ as the number of vacancies available is based on attrition due to retirements and staff turnover.
    Iqaluit Fire Department is looking for individuals who are community-minded, skilled professionals, medically trained, and trained to use the latest fire suppression technologies and rescue techniques. We strongly encourage candidates to bring their unique strengths and skill sets to the application process. Our diversity strengthens us and improves our ability to serve our community.
    We seek candidates who are community minded, self-motivated, hardworking team players, committed to continuous improvement and learning, and strive for excellence in customer service. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Under the direction of the Chief Officers, the incumbent(s) will report to their immediate supervisor, and are responsible for fire/rescue response, pre-hospital emergency medical care, fire prevention, public education, fire inspection and other duties as assigned. The incumbent(s) will also be responsible for performing minor maintenance of apparatus, small equipment, building and grounds, and call taking / dispatching appropriate emergency and non-emergency personnel.
    Required Qualifications:

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    • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Certification,
    • Current CPR HCP
    • NFPA 1001 Fire fighter level I
    • NFPA 1001 Fire fighter Level II
    • NFPA 472 or 1072 Hazardous Materials Operations
    • Valid Class 3 Drivers License
    • Air brake endorsement
    • Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status
    • Proof of Grade 12, equivalent or better
    • Driver’s Abstract reflective of no more than six points within the last three years
    • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector (within last 6 months)
    • Ability to operate communications equipment

    Preferred Qualifications (equivalent or better):

    • Post-secondary education completion
    • Apprenticeship or trade certification
    • PCP or ACP certification
    • NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver Operator (recommended)
    • Proven ability to work in a team environment
    • Volunteer work in the community
    • Demonstrated experience as a firefighter
    • Knowledge of City of Iqaluit – geography, location of streets / addresses, major buildings and hazards
    • Skilled in operating and maintaining heavy equipment and/or commercial vehicles
    • Skilled in the use and operation of hand tools, power tools and portable equipment
    • Ability to operate communications equipment

    The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work under stressful and emergency situations. The ability to communicate in Inuktitut or French is an asset.
    This position currently works 4 days on and 4 off, with two day and two night shifts. Dependability and flexibility is required and may be subject to overtime. The position also requires carrying a pager and the ability to respond to emergencies outside of the normal shift schedule.
    The City of Iqaluit provides an excellent benefits package.
    To be considered for interview ALL requirement certifications are required at time of application.
    The successful candidates would be required to submit a Criminal Record Check, as well as an acceptable Driver’s Abstract.
    The City of Iqaluit embraces the intent and spirit of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit; Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive consideration under this agreement

    • Only those selected to interview will be contacted
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