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Firefighter - Entry Level

Salary 
$60,910.00 - $76,825.00 Annually
Location 
Greenwich, CT
Job Type
Full Time
Department
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Job Number
18-19--00141
Closing
2/1/2019 4:00 PM Eastern
General Statement of Duties

Performs day-to-day activities and duties of a firefighter in accordance with current State Statutes and local ordinances, rules, regulations, under the supervision of the Fire Chief or his/her designee.
 
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ - All communication/notifications regarding the recruiting and testing process will be sent to candidates via email only.
 
ALL APPLICANTS MUST PAY A NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $20 which must be received by the Town of Greenwich Human Resources Department no later than the close date. Failure to pay this fee by the deadline will disqualify candidates from continuing in the process. Please ensure that you submit your application prior to making the payment and that the application and payment are made by the close date.

You may pay online.  To do so click 
HERE or you may also visit officialpayments.com and click on local payments category.  Choose State of Connecticut, Town of Greenwich Human Resources and Application Fee and fill out the remaining pertinent information. Do this no later than the close date.  You will not receive a prompt to make this payment. 

If you choose not to pay on line, the Town is only accepting certified checks or money orders payable to the Town of Greenwich. Personal checks or cash will not be accepted.  If you wish to drop the payment off in person, the HR Department is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

The fee is charged to defray the cost of processing applications. The fee is non-refundable. 


IMPORTANT: ***The Town of Greenwich requires all candidates to successfully complete a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).  This test is administered by the Connecticut Fire Academy, as well as other certified testing organizations.  After successful completion of the assessment, individuals will be issued a CPAT card.*** 
General information about the CPAT test is available through the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control: https://portal.ct.gov/CFPC/Candidate-Physical-Ability-Test
 
The following are probationary candidate requirements that incorporate the minimum requirements set forth by the Town of Greenwich:
 
1. Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
2. Candidate must be 18 years of age at time of application.
3. Candidate must possess a High School Diploma or State approved G.E.D.
4. Candidate must pass a valid written examination. Candidate must submit a valid CPAT certification issued during 2018 or 2019 by February 4, 2019, in order to sit for the written examination.
5.  Candidate must pass a valid oral examination.Candidate must have valid CPAT certification issued during 2018 or 2019 to be invited to participate in the oral examination.
6.  Candidate must pass a criminal record search.
7.  Candidate must pass a background investigation.
8.  Candidate must pass a psychological evaluation.
9.  Candidate must pass a screening for controlled substances.
10.Candidate must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
11.Candidate must possess a valid motor vehicle license at time of application and obtain a Q endorsement within 6 months from the date of hire.
12.Hazardous materials operational level training must be successfully completed during the probationary period.
13.Medical response technician certification is required during the probationary period and must be maintained.
14.Employees hired shall be and remain non-smokers, non-nicotine users as a condition of continued employment.
15.Candidate for firefighter shall be required to meet and maintain specific medical and physical requirements and ability standards.
 
The Town reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be invited to participate in the examination, or any part thereof.

EXAMINATION:
 
The full examination process will consist of the following:
 
 1. *Written Examination - 70% of final ranked score - This examination is tentatively scheduled to be administered on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, submitted a fee of $20  by the close date and have submitted a valid CPAT card issued during 2018 or 2019  will be sent via email an invitation to the written examination. Candidates must present this invitation and their Driver's License at the written examination site.
 *Pass point for this exam 70.0%

2. *Oral Examination - 30% of final ranked score - Only the top scoring 65 candidates who have passed the Written Examination and submitted their valid CPAT card issued in 2018 or 2019 will be invited to the Oral Examination.  The Oral Examination is tentatively scheduled for the week of February 25, 2019.  
 *Pass point for this exam 70.0%

3.  Incentive Points
Of those candidates who pass the written examination, submit CPAT certification issued during 2016, and pass the oral examination will have the following point incentives added to their final score.
  • 0.5 points     CDL or CT Q endorsement on driver's license
  • 1.5 points     Current valid Greenwich Entry Tag Certification at time of Oral Examination - In accordance with Greenwich Fire Department SOP's the Entry Tag is valid for a period of 30 days past the tag's expiration date.  Cannot qualify for additional points for Firefighter I.
  • 0.5 points     Connecticut EMT or MRT Certification valid at time of Oral Examination - In accordance with the Connecticut  Department of Health the certification is valid for a period of 30 days past the certification expiration date.              
  • 0.5 points     Fire Officer I*                               
  • 0.5 points     Fire Fighter I* (other than Greenwich Entry Tag)                              
  • 0.5 points     Fire Fighter II*                             
  • 0.5 points     Hazardous Materials Technician(not operational)**
  • 0.5 points     Pump Operator Certification*          
*Credit for certifications will only be granted upon presentation of an original certificate from the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control or a National Certificate from the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications. 
**Certified to the OSHA or NFPA Level
No other certification documentation will be accepted. Candidates invited to the Oral Examination must provide proof of certifications.  Certifications will be verified by the Human Resources Department and will have the associated points added to the candidate's final score. 
Candidates who successfully complete the above parts one and two of this exam shall have their incentive points added and they will be ranked and certified as eligible to complete the pre-employment screening process outlined below. Veteran's credits, in accordance with Connecticut General State Statues, for applicants who presented their DD-214 at the time of application, will be reviewed and, if applicable, will have the credit added at this time. This "Eligibility Listing" will be established for a period of 24 months from the date of Certification.
 
Such ranked candidates shall be batched in rank order as need dictates and shall proceed with testing as follows:

1. Background Investigation – Pass/Fail
Background investigations includes, but is not limited to motor vehicle record review and criminal record search.
2. Departmental Interview
Departmental interview to evaluate each candidate's compatibility with the Greenwich Fire Department.
3. Post Offer Psychological Evaluation - Pass/Fail
4. Post Offer Comprehensive Medical Examination - Pass/Fail
This examination includes a screening for vision and controlled substances.
 
Continued employment is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the Fire Academy and probationary period.
 
Certain categories of Town employees (Police, Fire, Nurses, etc.) are at special risk of Hepatitis B and will be required to have a protective vaccination at Town expense or will be required to demonstrate their vaccination status against Hepatitis B.
 
Applicants who meet the qualifications for this position will be notified in writing of the time and place of each portion of the examination.

Qualifications

Graduation from high school or State approved GED.
 
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS:
 
Candidates for firefighter and firefighters shall be required to meet specific medical and physical requirements and agility standards.
 
Must possess a valid motor vehicle license and obtain a Q endorsement within 6 months from the date of hire.
 
Hazardous materials operational level training must be successfully completed during probationary period. Hazardous materials operational level certification must be maintained.
 
Medical response technician certification is required during the probationary period and must be maintained.
 
Employees hired shall be and remain non-smokers, non-nicotine users as a condition of continued employment.

Job Description

Department: Fire
Division:
Bargaining Status: Int'l Assoc. of Firefighters
Salary Range: FO1
Job Code: 2530
Date Created: Oct 1996
Last Amended: March 1999
Job Code Change: 2007
 
 

ESSENTIAL FEATURES:
 
Responds and provides a full range of fire protection and emergency/non-emergency incident functions as directed.
 
Drives and operates fire apparatus and emergency equipment.
 
Engages in a full range of fire suppression activities.
 
Participates in rescue and medical service duties as required.
 
Performs minor repairs to fire apparatus and equipment.
 
Responds to non-emergency public assistance calls and assists other Town Departments as requested.
 
Performs fire prevention/public education duties including fire station tours, demonstrations and preplans.
 
Participates in training courses and in-service drills/training sessions as directed.
 
Services and fills pressurized cylinders.
 
Performs initial size up functions, proper apparatus placement and relays appropriate information to dispatch and other responding units.
 
Performs fire dispatch and related communication functions for emergency and routine functions.
 
Performs all incident related duties in conjunction with the Department's adopted incident command system.
 
Participates in assigned maintenance activities for fire stations, apparatus and equipment.
 
Assists in identifying solutions to improve fire department operations as directed.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
Knowledge of safety rules and regulations, fire apparatus and equipment and operations.
 
Working knowledge of basic firematics, pumps and hydraulics and aerial/platform operations.
 
Working knowledge of roads, hydrant locations, water sources, buildings, etc.
 
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
 
Ability to perform mechanical work.
 
Ability to swim.
 
Ability to react quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
 
Ability to get along with others as a team member or leader.
 
Ability to perform medical procedures associated with medical response technician certification.
 
Ability to maintain department issued personal protective clothing.
 
Ability to deal tactfully with the public.
 
Ability to drive and operate a full range of emergency vehicles.
 
Ability to work in a hazardous environment while continually wearing protective pressure self-contained breathing apparatus.
 
Ability to operate a full range of fire department vehicles and equipment and other associated emergency equipment as required.
 
Ability to perform the physical tasks of a firefighter including prolonged and arduous work under extreme conditions wearing self-contained breathing apparatus throughout operations.

Agency
Town of Greenwich
Address
101 Field Point Road

Greenwich, Connecticut, 06830
Phone
203-861-3188 

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