Position Description

ACP / PCP Paramedic & Firefighter
Position Status Type Regular Full-time
Pay Rate Not Listed
Closing Date 12/3/23
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ACP / PCP Paramedic & Firefighter
Fire and Emergency Services
(Permanent, Full-time)

 The City of Lethbridge serves a community of over 106,000 residents and is committed to delivering fire, rescue and emergency medical services that “earns the trust, respect and confidence of the community”. Lethbridge is one of the warmest and most sun-filled locations in Canada, is only two hours south of Calgary and is close to the Rocky Mountains and the U.S. border. We enjoy family-oriented neighborhoods and have a wide array of recreational and cultural activity choices. We are looking for a results-oriented team member who demonstrates professionalism and is committed to providing exemplary public service. We invite you to join our diverse and innovative organization which offers people the opportunity to make a difference.



The City of Lethbridge has provided fire and emergency services in an integrated system since 1912. The service is one of the few integrated services in Canada and offers a unique and challenging career for people looking to experience the best of the fire and EMS profession. Please note that these positions are subject to continued external contract funding.

Minimally, candidates must be registered with the Alberta College of Paramedics as Primary Care Paramedic (PCP). Candidates registered as an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) are given preference. As a prerequisite, candidates are to have completed the University of Alberta Fire Fighter Physical.

If shortlisted, the process includes a written aptitude and medical knowledge tests, medical scenario testing, a behavioral descriptive job interview, and psychological evaluation. Prior to being offered employment, candidates must pass a comprehensive medical. Firefighting training to the NFPA 1001 standard, firefighting experience and experience in an EMS system is an asset.

Upon start date, candidates are required to have a minimum of a Province of Alberta Class 4 Drivers license. Within the first 12 months of being hired, candidates are required to obtain a Class 3 license and ‘Q’ endorsement for Air Brakes. There is no reimbursement for this cost by the Employer.

 Submit a complete application package which includes the following:

1.       Completed “Candidate Application: Cover Page” form

2.       Resume and Cover Letter

3.       Driver’s abstract (dated within 3 months of the close of this posting)

4.       Criminal record check with vulnerable sector (dated within 3 months of the close of this posting)

5.       Documentation confirming ACP registration (if applicable)

6.       Completed U of A “Medical Clearance” form

7.       U of A Firefighter Physical certificate of completion (dated within 6 months of this posting opening)


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application package as one (1) PDF through the City of Lethbridge career website. We understand that there may be a delay in obtaining all these documents. If you are unable to submit all the documents before the job posting closes, please submit your application with the documentation you have and then email  firedepartment@lethbridge.ca notifying us of the outstanding document(s) and then follow up with the document(s) once they are received. Please note, that incomplete packages will not be considered.


Physical Testing:

·       University of Alberta “General Information Package

·       University of Alberta Fitness Testing – Link

o   September 5, 2023 at 0900 registrations will open for the first block of Fall tests. Testing days will include September 29, Oct 5, 6, 19, 20, 23 and 27. A total of 58 testing spots 3.

o   October 3, 2023 at 0900 registrations will open for the second block of Fall tests. Testing days will include November 15, 16, 17, and 23. A total of 40 testing spots

·       General Information Package Link

·       Medical clearance form - Link


Process Timeline (please note, that these dates are subject to change):

·       Posting opens: September 5, 2023

·       Posting closes: December 3, 2023

·       Testing/Interviews:  January/February 2024

·       Offers & Start date: March 2024


For further information on this opportunity, please contact: Fire Administration Office at 403-320-3800 or firedepartment@lethbridge.ca

 Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application package as advised above online at: www.lethbridge.ca

 Posting Closes: December 3, 2023 at 11:59PM

All candidates are thanked in advance for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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The City of Lethbridge (www.lethbridge.ca) proudly acknowledges that we are located at the heart of Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) Territory, home of Kainai, Piikani, Siksika and Amskapi Piikani (Montana, USA) First Nations. Lethbridge is also located within the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. The City recognizes the diversity of our community and is working to ensure programs, services, facilities, and employment opportunities are inclusive to all people.

All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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