Firefighter: Beverly Hills California Deadline: January 23, 2016

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Firefighter

Deadline: January 23, 2016

Salary: $6,828 – $8,484/monthly

Job Description:

The City of Beverly Hills is currently recruiting for Firefighter. The NTN application submittal, Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ), and written exam must be completed by 5:00pm Friday January 23, 2016.

  • For more information about the job position and requirements, please visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/beverlyhills.
  • Please DO NOT call the City of Beverly Hills or the Fire Department directly. All questions should be directed to National Testing Network Customer Support.
  • Candidates selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted by the City of Beverly Hills after the testing deadline and invited to fill out the City application.

Salary Information:  $6,828 – $8,484/monthly

Department Information:  The Fire Department is dedicated to providing service with excellence for the preservation for Life, Property and the Environment.

Highly-trained and properly equipped firefighters respond to fires, rescues, medical emergencies, chemical releases, and natural disasters.  The Fire Department’s reputation for exemplary service is underscored by its Class I rating from the Insurance Services Office, an elite distinction carried by only a few fire departments in the nation.

City Information:  Beverly Hills is located in the middle of Los Angeles County, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Culver City.  Within its 5.7 square mile radius, Beverly Hills has approximately 34,000 residents with a business and commercial base that ranks next to cities with a population of several hundred thousand.

Job Requirements

Age: 21 years old at time of application

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

College:

18 college credits

Academy Certification:

  • California Firefighter Academy Graduation Certificate holder within two years of application date OR
  • California State Certified Firefighter I or II OR
  • Full time professional firefighter from outside California with a minimum of six months experience, post training academy
  • Current EMT card or Paramedic license at time of application.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers

No Felony or Criminal Activity record

Drug Use Disqualifiers

Use of marijuana within the last 36 months

Use of cocaine, heroin, LSD, rave drugs, methamphetamine at any time

Note: The above examples are representative of common disqualifiers

Major Duties:

Responds to all types of rescue, fire suppression, medical and non-medical emergency calls and implements action required to save lives and property.

  • Participates in continuing study, training and drill activity to achieve and maintain required skills to include regular fitness program to maintain good health and physical strength.
  • Maintains fire equipment, ambulance, apparatus, hydrants, quarters and grounds to include performing motor tests on apparatus when assigned as a Fire Engineer.
  • Prepares and maintains various departmental reports and forms and operates departmental computer.
  • Provides life support, CPR and first aid and assists paramedics when necessary.
  • Shops for and prepares meals.
  • Operates the tiller steering wheel on the fire truck when responding to emergency calls.
  • Performs hazardous material containment practices.
  • Ventilates burning buildings to carry off hazardous smoke and gases.
  • Performs fire and arson investigation to include examining fire scene and determining origin or cause of fire.
  • Performs fire prevention inspections and tests to assure compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Conducts public education and information classes to include performing public appearances and conducting fire station tours.
  • Senior firefighters may supervise junior firefighters during high rise firefighting operations and hazardous material containment.
  • May serve as alarm operator (dispatcher) or drive ambulance when necessary.
  • May serve as Captain or Engineer in their absence.
  • Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

ABILITY TO:

  • Pass a job-related psychological evaluation and medical examination
  • Meet all physical requirements that would enable a candidate to perform the major duties outlined above.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Departmental rules and regulations on fire prevention, safety, fire codes, first aid and rescue methods to include state laws, municipal codes and ordinances related to fire prevention and inspection work.
  • Emergency rescue and evaluation procedures involving fire, chemicals or bomb threats.
  • Firefighting principles, techniques and principles of hydraulics applied to fire suppression.
  • Modern fire prevention and suppression methods, fire behavior and basic fire chemistry.
  • State and local building and maintenance codes and the health and safety code.
  • Fire protection and fire alarm systems and components and their functional requirements.
  • Knowledge of Beverly Hills geography, streets and area hospitals.

WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Vehicle mechanics and rescue procedures involving electricity and gas.
  • Knowledge of Beverly Hills geography, streets and area hospitals.

SKILL IN:

  • Performing strenuous work under adverse conditions for a sustained period of time to include ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Operating and maintaining fire equipment, apparatus and a variety of tools.
  • Inspection and testing fire protection and alarm skills.
  • Interpreting and enforcing laws, ordinances, statutes and Fire Prevention Bureau requirements.
  • Inspecting commercial and residential occupancies and reviewing plans and specifications for fire and life safety code compliance.
  • Performing fire and arson investigations to determine cause and origin of fire.
  • Driving an ambulance safely during emergencies and in route to an area hospital.
  • Thinking clearly, making decisions and reacting quickly in emergency situations.

Physical Ability Testing:

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility Test Certificate required at time of application.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

 

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