BC Ambulance Service accepts applications on an on-going basis for part-time paramedic positions. Following is an outline of the steps in our application and selection process and the actions taken at each step:
On the application form, applicants will have the option to indicate the stations for which they would like to be considered as opportunities arise. For more information, please see the Map of BC Ambulance Services (BCAS) Stations and Districts
(PDF). The BCAS Careers Help Desk may contact applicants to discuss information that requires additional clarification.
2Panel interview for suitabilityShort-listed applicants will be invited to participate in an interview to assess the skills and abilities required to be a paramedic. The interview format is behaviour-based and will explore how candidate skills and abilities make them the best applicant for the job.
3Reference checkingApplicants successful in the interview process will be notified that they will have their references contacted. Individuals who are in a position to judge an applicant’s work, such as their current and previous supervisor, are required choices for references.
4Offer of employment
Applicants successful in the interview with positive references may receive a conditional offer of employment. This conditional offer is subject to a satisfactory pre-employment medical and criminal record search. BC Ambulance Service will reimburse applicants for the cost of the pre-employment medical at the time a formal job is offered. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the criminal records check conducted by the Ministry of Justice
5Hiring pool and formal job offersApplicants who have completed their paperwork and pre-employment medical will be placed on an eligibility list. Formal job offers are made to applicants on the eligibility list as positions become available. Applications remain active on the eligibility list for one year.