Relief Firefighter - 3 Positions

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Closing date: Dec 20, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: YZF Safety and Security

Job Code: 16334

Salary: $77,522 - $92,560

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Yellowknife.

Department Information

The Department of Infrastructure (INF) provides high quality services to the public and Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) departments, boards and agencies including the planning, design, construction, acquisition, operation and maintenance of public transportation infrastructure and the buildings, works and equipment required for the GNWT to deliver its programs and services. INF makes essential petroleum products available for sale to the public where these products are not provided by the private sector, and promotes the development and increased use of energy efficient technologies.  INF also regulates electrical and mechanical safety services and licenses individuals and vehicles operating in the territory.

For more information please refer to the Department of Infrastructure website at

Job Information

The Firefighter is responsible for combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, with the objective of saving lives and property.

Located at the Yellowknife Airport and under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, the incumbent works as one of a team of firefighters. The scope of activities undertaken or managed includes:
•    Operating major crash/fire vehicles at the scene of an emergency;
•    Responding  to  a  variety  of  emergency  situations  (Aircraft,  Medical,  Hazardous Materials, Dangerous Goods, Fuel Spill, Escort Duties);
•    Operating a variety of fire suppression equipment;
•    Operating a variety of rescue equipment;
•    Properly wearing special protective clothing.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The completion of a Grade 12 education and NFPA 1001 level II certification as a professional firefighter, and experience and completions of several specialized course: Restricted Radio Operators Course; Airside Vehicle Operators Course; Airport FR courses: Restricted Radio Operators Course.
•    Current First Aid certification
•    Valid Class 3 NWT Driver’s license with air brake endorsement.
•    A pre-employment and annual medical that states that the employee is physically fit;
•    Departmental entry level fitness test;
•    Annual physical abilities standard test;
•    Transport Canada security clearance through a Criminal Records Check;
•    Transport Canada's VISA Security Training Program.

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This job opening is for a Non-Traditional Occupations.  Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $37.27 per hour to $44.50 per hour (approximately $72,677 - $86,775) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16334    

Closing Date: December 20, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445