Relief Fire Dispatcher – City of Campbell River

14 June 2023

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Relief Fire Dispatcher

(Permanent Position)
The City of Campbell River is seeking a Permanent Relief Fire Dispatcher.
Naturally, Campbell River – Located on Vancouver Island, surrounded by the ocean and majestic mountains, the City of Campbell River offers a rare combination of a welcoming small-town feel with large-city amenities. From summer markets and street events to an active arts and culture community to year-round, world-class recreational opportunities, the Campbell River lifestyle is unparalleled. We are a 45-minute drive from the winter and summer activities of Mount Washington, and just minutes from more than 100 km of all levels of mountain biking and hiking trails, plus easy access to the ocean, rivers and lakes for sports fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and whale watching.
The role – as an integral part of the Fire Services team, you will use your advanced organizational and communication skills to respond to 9-1-1 calls from community members for all fire and rescue-related emergencies. Your ability to provide verbal support to the community member while dispatching the appropriate fire department will be a rewarding experience and contribute to your success in the role. The Permanent Relief Dispatcher’s work schedule will vary to meet the demands of the department, and may or may not follow a Watch rotation.

Our ideal candidate will have: (to be provided when applying)

  • Grade 12 graduation
  • Standard First Aid Certificate – or evidence of registration in course
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • Hearing Test / Audiogram – indicating normal hearing (current within the past 3 months)
  • Typing Test – provide a recent proctored, within the last 3 months, showing a final adjusted words per minutes of no less than 40
  • Radio Operator’s Certificate – or evidence of registration in course

In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Eligible to work in Canada
  • Live or willing to relocate to Vancouver Island

All applications will be screened for submitted documents and only those candidates shortlisted will be notified to continue in the process.
The starting rate of pay for this permanent, IAFF bargaining unit position is $30.806 per hour and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Please see the attached for information on this exciting opportunity and to view a detailed job description that lists all the duties and necessary qualifications for this position and a comprehensive recruitment information document.

This posting closes on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

Please send your resume with covering letter, quoting Competition EXT-23-54 to:

Human Resources Department
City of Campbell River
301 St. Ann’s Road
Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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