The City of Yellowknife
September 19, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
$67,342.67 - $82,603.96
Public Safety
Northwest Territories


The City of Yellowknife is currently offering an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our highly skilled and devoted crew in its Public Safety Department. Emergency Dispatch is a dynamic and highly rewarding occupation that works out of the Yellowknife Fire Hall. We need a professional; detail oriented and highly motivated individual to assume the challenging and rewarding role of Relief Emergency Dispatcher. If you have superior communication abilities, strong computer skills, and a willingness to be trained, then we might be the Employer for you!


Under the general supervision of the Emergency Dispatch Supervisor, the incumbent provides emergency and non-emergency dispatching services for the Fire Division, the Municipal Enforcement Division, and the Public Works Department. This position will require the incumbent to work shifts in a 4 days on, 4 days off schedule. This position is designated as a Relief Dispatcher and is required to work into the shift rotation to replace other dispatchers on leave. This will mean that flexibility in your schedule will be required!!


The incumbent must have the aptitude to take emergency calls, operate a radio system and solicit appropriate information from callers in a professional and sensitive manner in a fast-paced stressful environment. To perform the work, it is also necessary that the incumbent has the aptitude to operate multiple software programs including both FDM CAD and SCADA computerized systems. The Emergency Dispatchers will also be required to have, or be able to attain, the below listed specific vocational qualifications:

  • Grade 12 Diploma
  • Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD)
  • Emergency Fire Dispatching (EFD)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)A
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level “C”


Please note: all of the emergency related qualifications can be attained by the right person through courses taught at the Fire Hall. The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary range of $67,342.67 - $82,603.96 and as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a $450.00 monthly housing allowance.  Start a new Career with us!

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than October 4, 2019.

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume.


Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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