BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of West Kelowna

Career Firefighters

The City of West Kelowna is now recruiting career firefighters. These full-time positions involve shift work and adjustments to work schedules in accordance with WKFR’s Firefighter – Flex Program. We are seeking qualified individuals to excel in a high paced and challenging work environment. Applicants must be physically fit, well- coordinated, highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. Shortlisted applicants must pass a written firefighter knowledge exam, physical fitness and swim test and firefighter skills assessment.
Duties include firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, pre-incident planning, mapping, fire inspections and other related duties. For full details and application instructions please read the Career Firefighter Information Package.

Required Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 education
  • NFPA 1001, Level I and II
  • NFPA 472 Hazmat Awareness and Operations
  • EMA First Responder License
  • Previous firefighting experience
  • Valid Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement
  • A driver’s abstract with no more than 6 points in the last 3 years, and no suspensions or prohibitions in the same time period
  • Clean Police Information Check

Preferred Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:

  • Post-secondary education or training (i.e. academic, technical, trades)
  • Significant focus on physical health, physically fit
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A history of volunteerism and community participation

These positions require FLEXIBLE shift work, often at short notice, totaling 336 hours in a 56-day cycle.
Application package must include: cover letter, resume, and copies of the following certifications: NFPA Level I and II, NFPA 472 Hazmat Awareness and Operations, drivers’ abstract and EMA first responder license.

Information for Applicants: The City of West Kelowna has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and continued employment. Candidates who can establish that they cannot be fully vaccinated for a valid reason related to a protected ground under the British Columbia Human Rights Code may request an exemption.

To be considered for this exciting career opportunity please apply through the City of West Kelowna jobs site at Applications will not be accepted in person or by email. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected to move to Step 2 Knowledge Assessment will be notified.

Information package for applicants is available on the City’s website under the Employment page.
WAGE $2,787.12 | 84 HRS BI-WKLY

Organization: West Kelowna (City)
Professional Categories: Fire / Rescue / First Aid Services
Posted: June 23, 2022, 1:42 pm
Expires: July 17, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $2,787.12 Bi-Weekly