Frequently asked questions


  1. Can I apply again if I wasn’t successful in the last recruitment campaign?
  2. How do I apply? This process is new.
  3. Are there any costs to apply?
  4. Can I apply for all three departments?
  5. What are the details of the minimum vision and hearing standards (as per NFPA 1582)?
  6. How many demerit points are acceptable on my driving record?
  7. How many staff will be hired?
  8. How many ambulances are provided by each department?
  9. Do new Paramedics and EMTs only work on the ambulances?
  10. I have my NFPA 1001 and I am a registered EMT in another province. Am I still qualified to apply for this posting?
  11. What are the collective bargaining agreements for each department?

 

1. Can I apply again if I wasn’t successful in the last recruitment campaign?
Yes. Each recruitment campaign is a separate process.


 

2. How do I apply? This process is new.
All applications will be collected through one location, and qualified resumes will be circulated to the two participating departments. One of the benefits of the joint recruit (participating departments are Strathcona County, City of St. Albert and City of Spruce Grove) is that interested candidates need to only apply once. This will save time and money as testing will also be conducted only once as well.

You can only apply during the recruitment campaign (January 16 - February 22, 2017), to www.sprucegrove.org/jobs. The Regional Information Sharing - Consent is to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter. This document must be signed by the applicant and submitted along with your resume otherwise it will not be considered for this recruitment.


 

3. Are there any costs to apply?
There is no cost to submit your online application. If you are successful in reaching the Assessment testing, U of A Firefighting Fitness Assessment you will be responsible for the fee associated with this test.


 

4. Can I apply for all three departments?
Absolutely! All conditional offers of employment will be made on the same day so candidates who receive multiple offers will have the opportunity to decide which department they wish to work for.


 

5. What are the details of the minimum vision and hearing standards (as per NFPA 1582)?
Minimum vision and hearing standards are:
On audiometric testing, average hearing loss in the unaided better ear greater than 40 decibels (dB) at 500 hertz (Hz), 1,000 Hz, 2,000 Hz and 3,000 Hz when the audiometric device is calibrated to ANSI Z24.5, Audiometric Device Testing.

Far visual acuity less than 20/0 binocular, corrected with contact lenses or spectacles, or far visual acuity less than 20/100 binocular for wearers of heard contacts or spectacles uncorrected.

For more details, see Section 6.4 and 6.5 in the Disqualifying Medical Conditions document PDF.



6. How many demerit points are acceptable on my driving record?
No more than six (6) demerit points are allowed. A current driver’s abstract is required upon job acceptance.


 

7. How many staff will be hired?
As of January 2017, there will be approximately 5 positions available among the three departments.


 

8. How many ambulances are provided by each department?

  • SCES provides four ALS ambulances.
  • Spruce Grove provides two ALS ambulances.
  • St. Albert Fire Services provides two ALS ambulances.



9. Do new Paramedics and EMTs only work on the ambulances?
No. Firefighter-Paramedics are assigned to fire apparatus or the ambulance on a rotating basis.


 

10. I have my NFPA 1001 and I am a registered EMT in another province. Am I still qualified to apply for this posting?
You must meet the full registration requirements for Paramedics to apply. See attached PDF - Labour Mobility Comparision_EMT.


 

11. What are the collective bargaining agreements for each department?

 



 

If you have further questions, please direct them to:

Strathcona County, scesrecruit@strathcona.ca Email

City of Spruce Grove, cmoretti@sprucegrove.org Email

City of St. Albert, sohnysty@stalbert.ca Email