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E911 Fire Dispatcher (PT)
Municipality: Fraser Valley Regional District This posting closed on

April 17, 2017
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: #2017-19 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: E911 and Information Technology
Job Description: The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is comprised of six member municipalities and eight Electoral Areas, each containing numerous unique communities, cultures and landscapes. The FVRD covers roughly 13,900 square kilometers, equal to more than twice the size of Prince Edward Island. We provide various levels of fire protection services and emergency services throughout the region and administer seven volunteer fire departments.
The Fraser Valley Regional District is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the Part-Time position of Fire Dispatcher to work as and when required in the Fraser Valley Regional District E911 Fire Dispatch office located in Chilliwack.

Dispatchers must be available for shifts anytime in a 24 hour period, including weekends and holidays, sometimes on short notice, to cover for full-time dispatchers who work 12-hour shifts of 4 on (2 days and 2 nights) and 4 off. Shorter “cover shifts” of 4 hours duration are regularly scheduled.
The incumbent is responsible for efficient and effective Emergency Fire Dispatch service. Duties include responding to all emergency telephone and radio calls, inquiring for complete information, controlling, monitoring and operating a communication system, responding to public requests for assistance, and maintaining the dispatch centre, including all records.
Educational Requirements: Required qualifications:

• Either a graduate of an accredited public safety communications training program or have an equivalent combination of education and a significant amount of emergency dispatch experience.
• Experience and ability to operate desktop and network computer operating systems, common office applications and computer aided dispatch and perform simple computer troubleshooting and maintenance.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Salary: The starting wage for this union position is $25.22 per hour and the top of the incremental wage scale is $30.09 per hour plus 10.6% in lieu of benefits. Upon successful completion of the required probationary period, employees, will have the option of either 10.6% in lieu of benefits or if eligible, participation in the benefit program.
Additional Information: If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2017-19 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on April 17, 2017 to: or mail to:

Fraser Valley Regional District
Human Resources Department
45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6

or fax confidentially to: 604-702-5461

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Web Address:
Address: 45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 1N6
Fax: 604-702-5461
Opening Date: March 28, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: April 17, 2017 04:30 PM