BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Relief Fire Dispatcher

Naturally, Campbell River – Located on Vancouver Island, surrounded by the ocean and majestic mountains, the City of Campbell River offers a rare combination of a welcoming small-town feel with large-city amenities. From summer markets and street events to an active arts and culture community to year-round, world-class recreational opportunities, the Campbell River lifestyle is unparalleled. We are a 45-minute drive from the winter and summer activities of Mount Washington, and just minutes from more than 100 km of all levels of mountain biking and hiking trails, plus easy access to the ocean, rivers and lakes for sports fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and whale watching.

The role – as an integral part of the Fire Services team, you will use your advanced organizational and communication skills to respond to 9-1-1 calls from community members for all fire and rescue-related emergencies. Your ability to provide verbal support to the community member while dispatching the appropriate fire department will be a rewarding experience and contribute to your success in the role.

Currently, this vacancy is a term position; however, this role may become permanent by the end of 2023. The Relief Dispatcher works a flexible schedule covering leaves and shortages to maintain operational effectiveness in the dispatch centre. This role is on-site and successful applicants must live within a daily commuting distance from Campbell River.

Our ideal candidate will have: (needs to be provided when applying)
  • Grade 12 graduation
  • Standard First Aid Certificate – or evidence of registration in course
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • Hearing Test / Audiogram – indicating normal hearing (current within the past 3 months)
  • Typing Test – provide a recent proctored, within the last 3 months, showing a final adjusted words per minutes of no less than 40
  • Radio Operator’s Certificate – or evidence of registration in course
All applications will be screened for submitted documents and only those candidates shortlisted will be notified to continue in the process.

The starting rate of pay for this term, IAFF bargaining unit position is $30.806 per hour and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

For information on this exciting opportunity and to view a detailed job description that lists all the duties and necessary qualifications for this position and a comprehensive recruitment information document, please visit

Human Resources Department,
City of Campbell River
301 St. Ann's Road,
Campbell River, BC   V9W 4C7
Fax: (250) 286-5760
Email: [email protected]

This posting closes at **Sunday, June 11th, 2023**.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short listed for interviews will be contacted.

Professional Categories: Fire / Rescue / First Aid Services, Emergency Communications
Posted: May 25, 2023, 3:52 pm
Expires: June 11, 2023, 4:00 pm
Employment Type: Unknown
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $30.81 to $30.81 Hour