Full-time firefighters work 24-hour shifts on a rotational schedule in our full-time stations in Elbow Valley, Springbank, Bearspaw, or Balzac. County policy allows current members the opportunity for advancement throughout their careers; therefore, competitions for full-time firefighters are initially posted internally and filled by firefighters already serving the County.

Additional requirements:

  • Class 3Q licence (or equivalent)
  • NFPA 1001 Level 2 certification with IFSAC or ProBoard seal
  • NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator
  • Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • High School Graduation

Application and Selection Requirements

Applications are only accepted when there is an open competition but you can build your profile at any time on our careers website. Once you have started a profile, you can set up an alert to be e-mailed when a job in Fire Services is posted. Visit rockyview.jobs to view listings of all current positions or to apply to an open competition.

Complete applications must contain all of the following elements:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Copies of training certificates as listed above

Once your complete application package is received and reviewed, you may be selected to begin the process below. Your performance will be reviewed after each stage and a decision will be made regarding your suitability to move on.

  1. Exam
    Two-hour exam based on the content covered in NFPA 1001 Level 2.
  2. Report Completion Exercise
  3. Personality Assessment
    Complete either Hogan or DISC profile personality assessment tests. The assessment provides insights into your behavioural style in relation to, leadership, management, and other situations in the workplace and provides input into your fit for the position.
  4. Reference check with supervisor or pool Captain
  5. Interview with Presentation
    The interview is made up of behaviour- and scenario-based questions and is held with a small panel. A presentation is part of the interview and the topic will be supplied before the interview with adequate time to prepare.
  6. Decision
    Your file is forwarded to the selection committee. If selected, an offer package will be sent to you. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified.


Call 911 for all emergencies.

For other Fire Services questions or reports call 403.230.1401.

Careers with Rocky View

Visit our careers website for current employment opportunities with Rocky View County.