North Bay is a vibrant and progressive City situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake in Ontario’s beautiful Near North. This growing city of 52,000 residents is conveniently located just three and a half hours from Toronto and Ottawa. North Bay Fire and Emergency Services proudly serves a diverse population in North Bay. Similarly, we are committed to building an inclusive work environment that supports, respects, and values individuals for their unique identity, experiences, perspectives, talents, and contributions. The City of North Bay is committed to employing a diversified workforce. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to submit an application for consideration.
North Bay’s Fire and Emergency Service is accepting applications for full-time, permanent Probationary Firefighters, working in the Suppression Division. Our employees work to protect the lives, property, and environment of the City of North Bay from the adverse effects of emergency incidents. North Bay Fire and Emergency Services incorporates the values of service excellence, safety, integrity, professionalism, communication, teamwork, and respect. In order to provide the best service to the public, we are committed to the training, education and the well-being of each and every member of our team.
Firefighting is a demanding and respected profession that offers an opportunity to provide valued services to the public. We are seeking individuals who embrace the delivery model for fire protection that is based on the three lines of defense against fire:
Firefighters are expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism, integrity, credibility, problem solving, be able to work as part of a dynamic team and possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
If you are committed to serving your community and helping people, are willing to continuously train and learn, and work well in a team environment, you may be an ideal candidate for a career with North Bay Fire and Emergency Services.
You must be physically fit and psychologically prepared to handle the sustained, intense, physical, and mental demands often required to perform the duties of a firefighter in our service.
Duties and Responsibilities (General):
Following the chain of command, the firefighter reports to and is under the general direction and direct supervision of a Fire Captain.
The General Duties and Responsibilities for the position of Firefighter include but are not limited to the following:
We actively seek candidates who possess skills, certifications and education that are over and above our minimum requirements:
Step 1 - Application
To begin the recruitment process, you should familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements of this opportunity. Please carefully review the recruitment package before submitting your application. Incorrect or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Submissions must follow the format referenced in the posting. Applicants must possess all necessary certifications outlined in this posting at the time of application. Applicants who are in the process of obtaining required certifications will not be considered.
To apply and proceed through the recruitment and selection process candidates must have and maintain an active email address. It is the candidates’ responsibility to provide and maintain current contact information including telephone number.
Please submit your resume and supporting documentation as one PDF file only. For ease of review, applicants must submit applications as follows:
Document 1: Completed Profile Summary (click link).
Document 2: The following documents saved together as one pdf document in the following order:
Do not send copies of certificates at this time, these will be required during the screening process.
Applications will only be accepted via email. The City of North Bay will not accept applications delivered in person or by mail. By submitting your application, you are authorizing the City of North Bay to contact the OFAI to verify your qualifications.
You will receive an automated reply confirming that your application has been received by the City. Please check your junk or spam folder if you do not see this confirmation email in your inbox. The City of North Bay 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 North Bay receives his/her application within the stipulated deadline.
Step 2 – Application Screening:
Applications will be reviewed by Human Resources and the Selection Committee.
Selected candidates will be contacted by email to provide copies of certificates, training, and qualifications for verification. Failure to provide proof and supporting documentation will automatically disqualify the candidate from the recruitment process.
Candidates being considered for interview will be contacted by telephone to participate in a pre-screen interview by a member of the Human Resources Department.
Step 3 – Assessments:
Interviews will be held in person. The selection committee will consist of Fire and Emergency Services, Human Resources, and other City of North Bay personnel. A second round of interviews may be scheduled at the discretion of the selection committee.
Selected candidates will be required to participate in a psychological suitability and resiliency assessment at the employer’s expense.
Candidates will be required to provide authorization for the City to contact and conduct a formal reference check with three recent supervisory references.
Step 4 – Selection:
The Selection Committee will discuss the results of the interviews, assessments, and references to select the best candidates for the job. All committee decisions are final.
Step 5 – Job Offer:
A conditional offer of employment will be made to the successful candidate(s). Offers of employment are conditional upon:
Fire Fighter recruitment attracts a high volume of applicants. Only those candidates selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted, we kindly request that you do not contact the Human Resources Department or Fire Services.
All City of North Bay employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment in accordance with the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. The City will comply with its human rights obligations, make exceptions for bona fide medical or religious reasons, and accommodate employees legally entitled to accommodation.
Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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