City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan


Thank you for taking the time to consider a part-time paid-on-call position with our Fire Department.

Thoroughly read this information before proceeding with the application process.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Department at 306-445-1708.

Once you have reviewed the information below, and you are interested in taking part in the recruitment process, please submit the following with your application:

  • Complete resume

  • Copies of any relevant course certificates and qualifications

  • References

    • Minimum of two character and two work references

Email your application and all supporting documents to

Applicants who are considered beyond the application stage will be contacted by phone to be advised of further testing and interview dates.

Employment opportunity

The City of North Battleford Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Part-time Paid-on-Call firefighter.
The North Battleford Fire Department is a progressive, composite fire department located in Northwest Saskatchewan. Primarily responsible for the protection of lives and property in the City of roughly 14,000 people, the Fire Department operates out of one centrally located fire station and is staffed 24/7 with career firefighters, with the assistance of a number of trained part-time paid-on-call firefighters.

This is an excellent opportunity to provide a valuable service back to the City of North Battleford. In this part-time paid on call position, you will be provided with extensive training and have opportunities to obtain certification in fire fighting and rescue activities. You will be required to attend weekly training sessions and respond to emergency calls, which can happen at any hour of the day and night. You will participate alongside our career and other part-time paid on call firefighters in stressful, physically and mentally challenging situations which can be inherently dangerous, for which you will receive specialized training.

The minimum qualifications to be considered for this position are as follows:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid, Saskatchewan Driver's License (with an acceptable driving record)
  • Be competent in written and spoken English
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Able to provide an acceptable criminal records check, incl. vulnerable sector screening
  • Able to provide a medical screening letter from your physician
  • Successfully complete the physical tests

Applications for this position shall be in the form of a current resume, with supporting documentation AND references (min. of 2 character, and 2 work references). Applications shall be submitted to the Human Resources Department by email via the City’s website and may be considered for further involvement in the selection process. Only those candidates who are selected for further consideration will be contacted. Successful applications will commence employment on the date indicated or otherwise agreed to, and should be prepared to undertake the time commitment necessary for this position.

Your resume and supporting documentation should be submitted to the Human Resources Department; quoting the posting number, and sent by email.

Recruitment process

The recruitment process consists of nine (9) stages. Each stage is described in more detail in the following pages. At the conclusion of each stage, it shall be decided which candidates may proceed to the next stage, at the City’s sole discretion.

Stage 1 – advertisement

The City of North Battleford Fire Department will advertise using various methods. Interested candidates will be invited to an orientation session at the fire hall to get a better understanding of the position and be provided with an opportunity to learn more about the requirements of the position. All applicants must meet minimum requirements and follow the proper application process.

Stage 2 – Applicant prescreening

Upon closing of the application date, the Human Resources Department will conduct a prescreening process with applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. This process will include prescreening questions.

Stage 3 – Orientation session

An orientation session is arranged and conducted by the Fire Department to further explain the Part-time Paid-on-Call firefighter position and competition process. The orientation session will be held at the fire station (902-104th Street) in the Lecture Room. Self-contained breathing apparatus mask suitability will be assessed at the orientation.

Date and time to be determined.

Stage 4 – Application review

A complete resume, including a list of references (a min. of 2 character and 2 work references) is required at the point of application. Candidates must verify all qualifications with supporting documentation including photocopies of all certificates, diplomas, transcripts, etc.

Stage 5 – Practical physical fitness test

The Practical Physical Fitness test is designed to gauge the candidate’s physical and mental fitness to meet the requirements of the job. Candidates must pass all tests to be considered for a position. See the Practical Fitness Testing Release form in Appendix “A” for details of the tests.

firefighter Recruitment Medical Clearance and Practical Fitness Testing Release forms must be signed prior to commencing in fitness tests.

Appendix A

  1. “firefighter Recruitment Medical Clearance”
    This form must be signed by the candidate’s physician, at candidate’s expense, prior to undergoing Practical Fitness Testing.

  2. “Practical Fitness Testing Release”
    This form must be signed by candidate prior to undergoing Practical Fitness Testing.

Stage 6 – Interview

Candidates who are successful at the written & physical testing will be considered to attend an interview. The interview is not designed to test the candidate’s technical knowledge, but rather allows for the opportunity to further assess the candidate’s suitability in other areas.

Stage 7 – Selection and appointment

Based on information that is obtained from the entire process, the selection committee will choose a suitable candidate(s). The successful candidate(s) will be offered the position of probationary paid-on-call firefighter, conditional on the provision of a satisfactory medical assessment, eye examination, criminal records check and drivers abstract. The individual shall also sign a Policy for the Employment of Part-time Paid On Call firefighters to acknowledge that he or she understands the conditions of employment as described in the policy.

Stage 8 – Criminal record and drivers abstract check

Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, a Security Clearance/Criminal Record check will be conducted on each Candidate. The candidate will be expected to pay for, at the candidate’s expense, a criminal records check (conducted by the RCMP), and also pay for and provide a copy of a drivers abstract.

Stage 9 – Medical assessment and eye examination

Medial assessment

Candidate must undertake a complete medical exam and supply an original copy of a certificate signed by a medical Doctor, at candidate’s expense. (Appendix B – Physician’s Certificate)

Eye examination

Candidates must undertake an eye examination which consists of the Farnsworth D-15 test in relation to color vision and must have at least 20/30 vision in each eye without corrective lenses. Peripheral vision, without correction, shall be 140° in the horizontal meridian of each eye. To be done at the candidate’s expense. The “Optometrist’s Certificate” must be signed by an Optometrist and returned to the Fire and Emergency Services. (Appendix C – Optometrist’s Certificate)