Deadline: November 6, 2015
Salary: $28,173 Per Year
Upon successful completion of all phases of training, a Fire Recruit will be promoted to a Firefighter I classification with an annual entrance salary of $28,173 plus millage pay (approximately $4,000 in 2015).Â State statute provides an additional $6,000.00 in annual supplemental pay after one (1) year of service and certification as a Firefighter I.Â City longevity pay is provided to employees who have three (3) years continuous service shall receive an increase in salary of 2% and shall thereafter receive an increase in salary of 2% for each year of additional service up to and including 20 years.Â Employees in the classification of Firefighter I and above are eligible to receive incentive pay of five (5) percent over their normal rate of pay for achieving an Emergency Medical Technician Certification.Â Â â€¨â€¨Trainee-level work under close supervision, involving training in the response to Fire Department emergency situations in the City of New Orleans for the protection of life and property, and reducing the incidence of fire and the loss of life to civilians and fire personnel.Â Work involves training in emergency medical response, extinguishment and prevention of fires, Fire Department related public safety and emergency management related work as required; semi-skilled work in maintaining equipment, apparatus, and quarters in good condition; and related duties as required.
This class represents the training level for a career firefighter in which the employee receives initial assignment to the fire academy for intensive and specialized training in all phases of fire related work. The essential functions of the Fire Recruit position include: attending training classes, lectures and seminars on the subject matter being taught; reading and studying textbooks, manuals, journals, and other training materials; and receiving training in the physical aspects of fire related work including: physical conditioning (e.g. running; calisthenics; etc.), climbing ladders, and handling fire hoses. The employee must obtain a certification as a Firefighter I and Firefighter II before graduating from the Fire Academy. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification must be obtained during the probationary period. Failure to become certified during the probationary period will result in termination.
Upon completion of all phases of Fire Recruit training, candidates will be promoted to the classification of Firefighter I and will serve a one (1) year probationary period in that classification. The essential functions of the Firefighter I position are: preventing, responding to and mitigating fire related and medical emergencies, extinguishing fires, rendering medical care, conducting inspections for fire safety violations, presenting fire safety and public education programs, maintaining equipment, apparatus and quarters in good condition, receiving and following orders or instructions from members of a higher rank; and related duties as required.
Work involves an element of personal danger.
This is a training classification in which an employee does not achieve permanent status.
1)Â Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.Â Applicants must present a valid Driver’s License within two weeks of application.
2)Â An official High School Diploma or G.E.D. Proof of graduation (either original High School Diploma, official high school transcript or original G.E.D. issued by a state Department of Education) must be presented within two weeks of application.
3)Â Good physical and psychological condition to perform the essential functions of the job of Fire Recruit.
4)Â Arrests and convictions for felonies or numerous misdemeanors are disqualifying.
5)Â Applicants must have a driver’s license on their person during all phases of application and examination.
Kind of Examination
The examination will consist of:
- a)Â A written multiple-choice test, weighted 100%.
- b)Â A qualifying physical agility test.
The written test may include some or all of the following:
Mechanical Comprehension/Basic Science
Problem Analysis/Decision Making/Prioritizing
ALL APPLICANTS are required to assist and cooperate with the Civil Service Department, the New Orleans Fire Department and the Louisiana Office of State Police in obtaining past employment records, medical records, or personal history information.Â Failure to comply may be considered cause for disqualification.
Applicants who pass the written and agility tests will be scheduled for a criminal background investigation conducted by the District Attorneyâ€™s Office and the Louisiana Office of State Police.Â Due to changes in state law, applicants will be required to pay a fee of $65.75 for these investigations.Â A change in the costs of these investigations is not anticipated; however, such a change is possible during the life of the Fire Recruit Register.
If given a conditional offer of employment, a qualifying medical test including a chest x-ray, lumbar spine x-ray, and psychological/psychiatric evaluation will be administered.Â A stress EKG may be given.
This is an original entrance examination.
Domicile requirements are waived for this position
THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, CREED, CULTURE, OR ANCESTRY.Â REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATE FORMAT OR ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO AMY TREPAGNIER AT (504) 658-3516 OR TTY/VOICE AT (504) 586-4475 or (504) 658-4020.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.