Firefighter: Beverly Hills California Deadline: July 1, 2018

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Firefighter

Deadline: July  1, 2018

Salary: 94,480.92 – $117,382.92 Annually

Job Description:

 

Performs a variety of emergency operations to protect lives and property including fire suppression, emergency medical services, and maintenance of stations, grounds, and equipment, and fire protection inspections as well as other related duties.

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER.  PLEASE NOTE THE APPLY BUTTON HAS BEEN REMOVED.  TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION PLEASE VISIT THE NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK (WWW.NATIONALTESTINGNETWORK.COM) TO TAKE THE FIREFIGHTER WRITTEN EXAM. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
AT TIME OF APPLICATION THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum age of 21 years old at the time of application;
  • Minimum of 18 college units;
  • Valid driver’s license (valid California license required upon appointment);
  • Current EMT card at the time of application and at the time of appointment;
  • Weight – proportionate to height;
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility Test Certificate required at time of application dated June 1, 2017 or after.

AT TIME OF APPLICATION AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:

  • California Firefighter academy graduation certificate holder within two years of application date; OR
  • California State Certified Firefighter I (must be obtained within two years from time of appointment) or California State Certified Firefighter II; OR
  • Full-Time Professional Firefighter from outside California with a minimum of six months experience, post-training academy at the time of application date.

PLEASE NOTE: Per the Beverly Hills Fire Department’s policy, tattoos and/or body piercing shall not be visible when on duty wearing short sleeve station uniform. 

CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION NEED TO VISIT THE NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK WEBSITE (NTN) BY GOING TO: WWW.NATIONALTESTINGNETWORK.COM THIS AGENCY WILL BE ADMINISTERING THE WRITTEN EXAM FOR THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS.

UPON COMPLETION OF TESTING WITH NTN, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER WITH THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS.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.

Minimum Qualifications

AT TIME OF APPLICATION THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED:

  • Minimum age of 21 years old at the time of application;
  • Minimum of 18 college units;
  • Valid driver’s license (valid California license required upon appointment);
  • Current EMT card at the time of application and at the time of appointment;
  • Weight – proportionate to height;
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility Test Certificate required at time of application dated June 1, 2017 or after.

AT TIME OF APPLICATION AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED:

  • California Firefighter academy graduation certificate holder within two years of application date; OR
  • California State Certified Firefighter I (must be obtained within two years from time of appointment) or California State Certified Firefighter II; OR
  • Full-Time Professional Firefighter from outside California with a minimum of six months experience, post-training academy at the time of application date.

Knowledge, Skills & 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.

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

 

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