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Job Title Probationary Firefighter (4 Vacancies)
Posting Id 224
Department Community Services
Division Fire Services
Rate of Pay $55,540.65 -$55,540.65 Annual
Job Type Full Time
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 09/03/2019
Application Deadline 09/27/2019


Position Summary

Upon successful completion of a recruit training program, the successful applicant(s) will work under the supervision of a Company Officer and perform the following duties: fire ground operations, technical rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical care, public education/relations, communications, pre-incident planning, fire safety inspections, administrative duties, fire station maintenance, fire apparatus and equipment operation and maintenance.


To be considered for a career as a Richmond Hill Firefighter you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Have a Grade 12 OSSD/OSSGD education diploma, or Ontario approved equivalent;
  • Possess Pre-Service Fire Fighter education from an accredited community college, or NFPA 1001 Firefighter I and II certifications or grandfathering equivalent, or experience as a career or volunteer firefighter;
  • Provide proof of valid First Aid, CPR and Defib certification from a recognized provider;
  • Possess a valid unrestricted Ontario DZ Driver’s License;
  • Possess a satisfactory Ontario DZ Driver’s License Abstract, valid within 3 months;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in English (verbally and written);
  • Possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively as a member of an effective and professional team;
  • Possess the ability and willingness to follow instructions promptly and efficiently;
  • Have a strong work ethic and desire to serve the community
  • Demonstrate the City's corporate values of Care, Collaboration, Courage and Service


Preference will be given to candidates that possess all or some of the following additional qualifications:

  • Completion of Primary Care Paramedic Program, or equivalent;
  • Completion of a post-secondary education degree or diploma in a related field;
  • Completion of a recognized trade certification;
  • Service in a paramilitary organization;
  • Considerable volunteer or full time Fire Fighter work experience.
Leadership Competencies
  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change

Prior to hire, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of credentials, a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check as well as a successfully completed York University Fitness and Medical Test, valid within 6 months of the offer date. See the Firefighter Information Guide for more details.


Please Note: The Richmond Hill Fire Services Division is also currently developing an applicant pool to service its firefighter hiring needs. If you meet the above qualifications, you are invited to submit your application online.




We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.