Employment Opportunities

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How to apply

You can apply to each position you are interested in by following the link beside the job posting on the DTSSAB website.

Only applications for recruitment of Paramedics will be accepted via email. All other applications must be submitted by following the link beside the job posting on the DTSSAB website.

This link will take you to a web-based online application and screening system called Plum. If this is your first time applying to the DTSSAB, you will have to create a Plum Profile. If you already have a Plum profile, log into your account to transfer your results.

You will be asked to upload both your resume and cover letter to this website, which must clearly showcase how you meet the experience, education and skill/competency requirements for the job. A separate resume must be sent for each position for which you are applying.

You are required to complete a 25 minute (approx.) assessment through Plum to complete your application. This assessment will help identify your talents.

There are 4 sections (each with 10 or less questions):

I. Problem-solving – observe a pattern and indicate the next logical piece
II. Priorities and preferences – select the option that is most like you and least like you
III. Describe ‘You’ – choose words that describe you best and the least
IV. Social scenario – select the most effective and the least effective response

Once completed you will receive immediate, personalized feedback, in your own Plum Profile (which is helpful for job search and career development).

Email Correspondence

The DTSSAB communicates primarily using email. Applicants are responsible to view their email regularly.

Late Applicants

Applications received after the competition closing deadline will not be accepted.

Unsolicited Resumes

Resumes are only accepted for advertised positions.


The District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board is an equal opportunity employer.

The DTSSAB recognizes that candidates may have individual needs that need to be recognized, respected, and accommodated within the hiring process and the workplace.


Reasonable accommodation will be provided to applicants with accessibility requirements at all stages of the hiring process to ensure they are able to participate fully and equally.

Applicants do not need to disclose the nature of their disability.

Persons with disabilities in need of a position posting in an alternative format and/or who require accessible accommodations are asked to contact Human Resources in confidence.

Confidentiality of Information

Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for employment.

Contact Human Resources

Please contact Human Resources at or at (800) 627-2944 or (705) 647-7447, extension 2252 or 2256, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Here is what you can expect as you go through the recruitment and hiring process:


Once competitions have closed, applicant resumes are reviewed based on the qualifications in the job posting. Individuals selected to move forward in the process are contacted to schedule next steps.

Interviews and Assessments

Interviews and assessments are designed to evaluate each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes related to the job's qualifications.

Candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and/or assessments. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • In-Person Interview: the interview is a face-to-face meeting that can be up to one-hour with a panel of interviewers and includes behavioural, situational and/or technical questions.

  • Practical Test: a practical test evaluates the candidate's ability to perform a specific aspect of the job by simulating a task.

  • Written Test: a written test is used to measure the knowledge of an activity, function or task of the job.

  • Paramedic-Specific interviews and assessments may include the following:

    • Entrace Exam: a written test comprised of multiple choices and short questions that is approximately one-hour in duration, usually conducted at a nearby EMS base location.

    • Practical Scenario: a hands-on scenario tested according to provincial BLS and ALS directives using EMS equipment. The candidate responds to a call with a partner and is required to treat the call as real, from departure from the EMS base to the hospital.

    • Ambulance Driving Test: the candidate is required to drive an ambulance with an evaluator and is tested on proper driving techniques through regular non-emergency driving, reversing and a small obstacle course.

    • In-Person Interview: as above.


    Upon being invited for an interview, candidates are required to complete a consent Form with the names and contacts of three (3) supervisory or professional references. Personal references are not accepted

    References are only contacted if candidates are successful in the interview and assessment stages and are being considered for final selection.

    The Form authorizing the recruiter to contact your references must be completed and released prior to names being contacted.

Offers of Employment

If reference checks are positive, the successful candidate may receive a verbal offer, followed by a formal, written conditional offer of employment.

Conditional Offers

All formal written offers are conditional upon the candidate releasing to the Employer a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, conducted by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Offers may also be contingent on providing a Statement of Driving Record or other relevant and reasonable requirements, based on the demands of the position.

Only candidates receiving an offer are required to obtain record checks or other conditional requirements specified in their offer. These documents are not to be submitted unless a formal written offer is presented.

All records provided must be satisfactory to the Employer in its sole discretion and/or to the relevant certifying body (i.e.: Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care).

Additional Conditional Paramedic Requirements

  • Paramedics receiving a conditional offer of employment must be prepared to provide copies, and show originals when requested, of the following:

  • Valid Class F Driver's License/Photo ID: a provincial equivalent may be provided.

  • Statement of Driving Record: this 3-year record lists licence status, Highway Traffic Act and/or Criminal Code convictions and points accumulated within the previous 12 months and must have been requested no more than 60 days prior to the date of the written offer.

  • Educational Credentials: a copy of the Diploma to confirm program of studies is required.

  • A-EMCA Certificate: a copy of the certificate or a letter by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care confirming a positive exam mark (until a certificate is received) is required.

  • CPR and First Aid Certification: proof of current CPR and first aid certification is necessary.

  • Proof of Immunization/Free of Communicable Diseases: form provided by the Employer.

  • Pre-Employment Medical Assessment and Post-Job Offer Screen:candidates must receive a passing grade regarding their ability to meet essential position requirements, including physical demands, recognizing and acknowledging the provisions of and the Employer's obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

    Testing is currently completed by LifeMark Health in Sudbury, ON. Candidates are required to schedule their own test within a provided timeframe. Unless otherwise notified, the DTSSAB is responsible for the cost of the initial test. Accommodation and travel expenses are incurred by the candidate. Details are provided in the written offer.

    Confidential medical information is not shared with the Employer. The Employer will receive confirmation of the final results indicating 'pass' or 'fail'. A 'fail' grade renders the conditional offer of employment null and void.

  • Base Hospital Certification: in order to perform delegated medical acts in the province of Ontario, paramedics must be certified by the Base Hospital Program. Individuals are evaluated on their ability to apply the provincial medical directives safely and effectively. Evaluation methods may include, but are not limited to, high fidelity simulation scenarios, skills stations, candidate interviews and written evaluations.

  • OASIS Card: obtaining an OASIS card and ID number involves completing a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) form, documenting employment requirements and providing a photo, for Ministry approval.

  • Non-Mandatory Certification: certification or training in the following areas are not required for employment DTSSAB; however, would be considered an asset: 12-lead, IV, defensive driving, CBRNE/HazMat training.

Orientation and Onboarding

All new employees receive a corporate and job-related orientation, position-specific support and training, and are provided with necessary resources and the experiences they require to be successful in their long-term employment at DTSSAB.