City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

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City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

Postby cityofmississauga » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:28 pm

City of Mississauga is now accepting applications for Firefighter position until October 8, 2021
See the job posting and apply at jobs.mississauga.ca


Job Summary




The Position
Bring your passion and talent to a fulfilling career as a firefighter in Mississauga. Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES) is a team of dedicated professionals who provide a vast array of emergency services to the residents, businesses and visitors to our great city. This position will include working with a dynamic team and an exciting routine every day. Plenty of training, continuous learning and growth opportunities, caring for and serving your community is just a small part of what you will sign up for.

Successful applicants, on completion of training, will be assigned to one of four platoons and work out of one of the City’s 21 fire stations. MFES is an all hazards’ team. Firefighters combat fires, perform rescue work, provide medical assistance, conduct public education programs, assess buildings for fire and life safety hazards, operate and maintain firefighting equipment and maintain fire stations among other duties.

Along with a competitive salary and a whole array of training and growth opportunities within the MFES team, City of Mississauga offers a generous benefits program to employees.

Duties and Responsibilities
Here's What You Get to do:


• Provide first-class customer service as a respected member of the community
• Respond to all emergencies when called upon including, but not limited to:
o Medical – provide patient care, administer first aid, CPR, defibrillation, symptom assist
o Firefighting – deploy hose lines, operate firefighting equipment, use hand and power tools
o Rescue – search and rescue, remove injured persons from dangerous environments
o Special Operations – vehicle rescue, hazardous materials response, water and ice rescue, rope rescue, elevator rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, machine rescue
• Apparatus and station maintenance
• Public Education – Participate in the delivery of education programs and attend public events to promote fire safety awareness and responsibilities
• Fire Prevention – Assess all buildings for compliance with fire and life safety requirements. Conduct preplans and tactical site assessments
• Provide assistance in a vast array of non-emergency situations
• Participate in continuous training and learning to advance your knowledge and skill
• Work in accordance with the provisions of all applicable laws and regulations and all City of Mississauga corporate and departmental policies and procedures.


Skills and Qualifications
Here's What You Bring to the Table:


Required Minimum Skills and Qualifications
• Minimum of 18 years of age or older at time of application
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma or academic equivalent
• Possess a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I & II certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
• Possess a NFPA 472 or NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification (proof of Pro Board Seal or IFSAC)
• Possess a valid and current Standard First Aid and CPR "C" certificate
• Possess a valid and unrestricted Ontario Class “D” driver’s license with a “Z” endorsement at time of application, and a driving record that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga
• Criminal Record Search – Candidates must provide a Level 3 (Vulnerable Sector Screening) that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga at the candidate’s expense. The document must be obtained from the Police Service where the candidate resides and dated no earlier than 30 days from the conditional offer of employment.
• Successful completion of written, medical, practical, behavioural, York University Firefighter fitness assessment (scheduled by the City of Mississauga), performance assessments and swimming tests during the recruitment process
• Effective English communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and precisely in multiple situations
• Excellent hearing ability without the use of artificial aids
• Ability to swim proficiently
• Uncorrected visual acuity of 20/30 in each eye
• Ability to handle intense and sustained physical effort necessary to safely perform firefighting duties
• Willingness to work 24 hour shifts on a rotating basis (including weekends, holidays etc.)
• Act with integrity, communicate effectively, solve complex problems, drive continuous improvement and provide excellent customer service
• Accept direction, work in a team environment, establish and maintain relationships and show caring and empathy towards others
• Maintain confidence and composure during stressful or traumatic situations
• Possess skills and strategies for managing the impacts of stress and maintaining work life balance
• Demonstrate tenacity and perseverance during difficult situations and positively adapt to change




Preferred Skills and Qualifications
• College diploma or university degree in any discipline recognized by an accredited association, organization or institution
• Trade certification in any discipline recognized as a skilled trade in Ontario
• Previous experience as a part-time or full-time firefighter
• Previous experience in emergency services, large vehicle and/or heavy vehicle operation, fire prevention, military or coast guard
• Possess NFPA 1031 – Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, NFPA 1033 – Fire Investigator, NFPA 1035 – Fire and Life Safety Educator
• Possess National Lifeguard Services (NLS) certification
• Fluent in a second language other than English and French
• Occupational Health and Safety related training (ex. JHSC part 1 and 2)
• Ski patrol or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification
• Experience in customer service and/or public service roles
• Providing two character reference letters from any of the following groups (academic, religious, community leader, coach, military, politician, doctor, emergency service personnel) at the time of application, is considered an asset
• Teaching or coaching experience
• Volunteer and/or community involvement experience
• Experience competing at the Provincial, National or Professional level as an athlete

Additional Information


The Recruitment Process



A non-refundable administration fee of $50 +tax is required for ALL candidates applying to the Firefighter position. Payment is required prior to application submission. Candidates will need to provide the Order # in the Job Specific Information section of their application (refer to confirmation section/email for the Order #). Administrative Fees can be paid via this link PAY ADMINISTRATION FEE



A review of the applications and skills questionnaires will commence in October 2021. Selected applicants will receive an email with further instructions about the next steps in the process and the associated administrative costs. Interviews will be conducted after the screening process is complete. We are anticipating an early 2022 recruit class. For next steps and to know the stages in our recruitment process please follow the link to Steps in Hiring Process.

https://jobs.mississauga.ca/content/Fir ... g-process/



Ensure that you have all the minimum requirements prior to submitting your application on-line. You will be asked several questions about your education, certification(s) and experience related to this position. Have all your certification cards/certificates available when applying, as information from the cards/certificates will be part of the questionnaire. Selected applicants will be required to provide proof of certifications, training, etc. to validate responses to the screening questionnaire. Failure to do so could result in an automatic disqualification from the process. You will be required to bring original documents and certificates for validation at the time of interview.



For more information on the firefighter role and recruitment process please follow the link to Frequently Asked Questions.

http://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/in ... t_2022.pdf



You may also this watch the video clip from the information session that City of Mississauga recently hosted to provide candidates information on Firefighter recruitment campaign for 2022 https://bcove.video/3CguN1W



Hourly Rate/Salary: $63,154
Hours of Work: 42 hours / week
Work Location: The Garry W Morden Centre
Organization Unit: CMS/Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services Division/Operations
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept, MFES, Operations
Non-Union/Union: Fire



A Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact Firefighter.Recruitment@mississauga.ca.
Last edited by cityofmississauga on Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Smoked_Bacon_6
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Re: City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

Postby Smoked_Bacon_6 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:57 pm

When will the application period be closing?

cityofmississauga
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Re: City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

Postby cityofmississauga » Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:54 am

Mississauga Firefighter Hiring Process: https://jobs.mississauga.ca/content/Fir ... g-process/
MFES Recruitment FAQ's: http://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/in ... t_2022.pdf
Link to the Application: https://jobs.mississauga.ca/job/Mississ ... 550552717/
The closing date is 10/08/2021

Please ensure you go online early. The application process is quite lengthy and you will be required to demonstrate competencies, skills and experience with supporting documentation.

If you have inquiries, please email: firefighter.recruitment@mississauga.ca

Mikey1985
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Re: City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

Postby Mikey1985 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:54 am

Anyone have a word on when they'd be planning on dates to do written assessments etc.?

cityofmississauga
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Re: City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

Postby cityofmississauga » Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:59 pm

1) Notification of firefighters moving to the written exam - We will be sending out an email to the top approximately 550 candidates today on next steps. (We had close to 1200 applicants)
2) CPS/ProctorU will be sending out an email notification to the selected candidates to choose a timeslot for your examination sometime this week (Wednesday to Friday).
3) Date of written exam - Nov 3 to Nov 10

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Re: City of Mississauga is hiring Firefighters for Spring 2022

Postby Firemansam77 » Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:18 am

cityofmississauga wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:59 pm
1) Notification of firefighters moving to the written exam - We will be sending out an email to the top approximately 550 candidates today on next steps. (We had close to 1200 applicants)
2) CPS/ProctorU will be sending out an email notification to the selected candidates to choose a timeslot for your examination sometime this week (Wednesday to Friday).
3) Date of written exam - Nov 3 to Nov 10
Will there be more invites going out today or have all those who are moving on been notified?


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