DND Firefighter Dundurn

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DND Firefighter Dundurn

Postby FFScott » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:52 pm



Department Name: Department of National Defence
Location: Dundurn
Salary: $51,068 to $57,329
Closing Date: March 29, 2010 - 23:59, Pacific Time Useful Information
Reference Number: DND10J-009530-000018
Selection Process Number: 10-DND-EA-WNNPG(DNDRN)-Anticp
Employment Tenure: The intent of this advertisement is to identify and assess experienced candidates to fill current and future vacancies of various tenures (full-time, term, indeterminate, casual) in Dundurn, SK.
Vacancies: Number to be determined
For further information on the department, please visit Department of National Defence
Who Can Apply:

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* Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.
Language Proficiency

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Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they meet the following merit criteria to be retained for further consideration.

English essential

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Completion of post secondary training in a field related to fire prevention and suppression, or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience
Occupational Certification


Possession of a Class 5 driver’s license with air brake endorsement valid in the province of Saskatchewan.

Must be Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certified and be able to obtain a Saskatchewan licence through the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics.

Certification at the following levels:
-DND Military Trade Qualification 5
And/or all of the following :
-NFPA 1001 Level II
-NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator
-NFPA 472 Operations


Certification at one or more of the following levels:
-NFPA 1041Instructor Level 1
-NFPA 472 Technician
-NFPA 1035 Public Fire Life Safety Educator
-NFPA 1031 Inspector Level II
Statement of Merit Criteria

Applicants who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria for this position.
Work Environment

Detachment Dundurn is semi-isolated, located 30 minutes south of Saskatoon. The Detachment provides support to lodger units such as Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot and to numerous Reserve, Regular Force and other government agencies.

The firehall at the detachment provides a safe environment for employees and residents with both fire and ambulance services. Day to day operations include inspection/maintenance and testing of a large array of equipment and vehicles. Building inspections, confined space rescue, haz-mat response are also carried out by the department. There is extensive training and education that is required and conducted that provide for the development of skills and abilities not available with municipal fire services. There is the opportunity for advancement and to build a life-long career with a federal department that supoorts the Canadian Forces.

There are 26 positions in the Department, 16 of which are at the Fire Fighter level, 4 are Deputy Platoon Chiefs, 4 are Platoon Chief's. This team is lead by a Deputy Fire Chief and the Fire Chief. All Fire Fighters work a shift schedule which includes: 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on and 5 days off.

The base and surrounding area provide full accommodations and amenities individuals may require. Facilities located at Detachment Dundurn include food services, a fitness facitlity, a local 9-hole golf course and a world class 18 hole golf course just outside our back gate. There are many opportunities to get involved in different clubs and organizations. The family resource center offers a provincially licensed daycare.

To provide structural, wildland fire fighter, haz-mat response and emergency medical first response support related to military trainng and operations at Detachment Dundurn. There is an on-going need to meet current and evolving trade standards, that requires a strong commitment to life-long learning and training. Entry level fire fighters will already have demonstrated a commitment to learning through attendance at a recognized college, and will have the skills and abilities required to excel in the challenging profession of fire fighting.
Additional Requirements / Comments

* The fitness evaluation will be conducted according to the Canadian forces Fire Marshall's Firefighter Pre-Entry Fitness Test. Information on the test will be provided on request.

Information to be provided:

You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

* Your résumé.
* NFPA certificate numbers must be included on your resume. Be prepared to provide copies of all licences and certificates.
* You must ensure that you select at least one employment type when submitting your application: Employment Tenure

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