Career Recruitment

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Applications are by resume only.

Candidate Requirements

  1. The Human Resources Department is responsible for recruiting suitable applicants for positions in the Swift Current Fire Department.
  2. Postings for new and/or vacant positions shall be posted and advertised in accordance with the Collective Agreement and the City of Swift Current Hiring Policy – Permanent Positions.
  3. All recruiting advertisements shall list the minimum qualifications for new hires which may include any or all of:
    • Secondary High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Firefighter Level I & II – NFPA 1001, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations – NFPA 472, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Incident Command System - ICS100
    • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation “C” Certificate
    • Primary Care Paramedic (PCP)
    • Valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License – Class 5  or equivalent from other province or state
  4. Additional credit may be given to candidates who have any of the following qualifications:
    • Post-Secondary studies – Diploma, Degree or Masters
    • Aerial Apparatus Driver operator – NFPA 1002, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Hazardous Materials Technician – NFPA 472, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Fire Service Instructor Level II – NFPA 1041, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Fire Inspector Level I or II – NFPA 1031, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Incident Command – ICS200 or ICS300
    • Fire Investigator – NFPA 1033, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Apparatus Driver Operator – NFPA 1002, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • Level I Fire Service Instructor – NFPA 1041, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified or Fire Service Public Educator NFPA, 1035, IFSAC or ProBoard Certified
    • CPR Instructor
    • Drivers License - Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement
    • Related training and/or experience
  5. In addition to providing the above, all candidates must successfully complete the following:
    • Department of National Defense Firefighter Physical Fitness Test.  (Exceptions may be approved by the Fire Chief to accept other programs of equal value such as CPAT)
    • Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sectors Check
    • Drivers Abstract with no major convictions.

Review Process

  1. Applications for new positions shall be screened by the Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chiefs to create a short list of applicants for interview.
  2. The shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a selection committee made up of the Fire Chief as Chairman, Deputy Chief(s), Director of Human Resources or representative.
  3. Candidates will be ranked by their interview, resume and physical test results.
  4. The Human Resources Department will check references on the highest ranked applicant(s).
  5. The Fire Chief will make a written offer to the highest rated candidate(s) based on successful completion of reference checks and tests and request a written acceptance letter.
  6. Fire Department Medical – Must be completed within 60 days of hire, scheduled by Swift Current Fire Department with the department physician.