Casual Fire Officer

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Casual Officer
 Fire Tower
Kananaskis Emergency Services utilizes Casual Fire Officers at the rank of Lieutenant to fill in for full-time Officer vacancies as they arise. The Lieutenant is responsible on a relief basis for all fire/rescue operations and operational assignments as provided from the Kananaskis Emergency Services Centre (KESC). This will include emergency and non-emergency operations related to structural fire suppression, vehicle rescue, emergency medical services, structural rescue, hazardous material interventions, wildland/urban interface fire suppression and support for technical rescue operations. Completion of fire prevention and public education activities as required and maintenance of equipment, vehicles and facilities to ensure the readiness of emergency response equipment.


Training and supervision of the Paid on-Call Firefighter staff represents a significant portion of work in this position. While on duty, the Lieutenant is expected to deliver instruction for regularly scheduled training sessions, lead on-shift training with staff, provide appropriate supervision and oversight of members under their command and ensure the safety and well-being of all members.


Additionally, the Fire Officer provides after-hours emergency call answering and dispatching for Alberta Parks Kananaskis Dispatch. Duties include emergency call answering/processing, notification to response agencies (RCMP, EMS, Conservation Officers, Public Safety Specialists, etc.), coordination and dispatching of resources, radio communications, reporting and documentation. Dispatch specific training will be provided as part of on-boarding.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma
  • Accredited NFPA 1001 Level 2
  • Accredited NFPA 1002 Driver & Pump Operator
  • Accredited NFPA 1041 Instructor Level 1
  • Accredited NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level I
  • ICS100
  • Valid Class 3(or higher) Valid Operator’s License with air brake endorsement, less than 6 demerits
  • Current Advanced First Aid or completion of an Emergency Medical Responder program within the past 5 years, current CPR-BLS/HCP.
  • 5 years experience with a recognized municipal fire service


Preference will be given to applicants that have completed NFPA 1002 Aerial Operator, NFPA 1051 Wildland Firefighter, NFPA 1041 Instructor Level 2, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level 2 or higher, Blue Card Command, ICS200 or higher, and have a demonstrated knowledge of the Kananaskis Improvement District. Experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Access are considered assets.


Selection Process

Interview/Training Presentation/Command Scenario
Candidates will be contacted for a panel interview. Interviews do include situational based questions, however, do not require the use of a specific answering format such as STAR.
Candidates will be required to develop a lesson plan and deliver a 15-20 minute theoretical lesson on a topic provided at the time an interview is offered. Candidates will need to develop a visual presentation to accompany their lesson plan and must provide both the lesson plan and presentation via email prior to the interview date. The lesson will be delivered following the interview.
Candidates will also complete an incident command scenario based upon a single unit incident. The command scenario will take place following the training presentation.
Physical Assessment
The physical assessment is comprised of an aerobic capacity and job specific task assessments.

Applicants can download the Candidate Physical Assessment Guide  to learn more.

Candidates are required to complete and submit the Medical Self Assessment Form as part of their application to assess their suitability to participate in the physical assessment.

Final Review & Offer
Successful candidates will be contacted with a verbal offer. Upon acceptance, a written offer will be sent via email along with a request for personal records documentation (drivers abstract, criminal records check and doctors medical clearance). This has been done to reduce the cost to applicants until they are successful in their application.


For questions or further information please contact Acting Fire Chief Gary Robertson  or 403-591-2255    


The Casual Fire Officer position is recruited and hired as needed. The top of this page will indicate if a posting for the position is currently open and applications are being accepted. Outside of open posting, applications for the position are not accepted.