Deadline: June 9, 2017
Salary: $5,299.00 – $6,469.00 Monthly
The City of Corona’s Fire Department is seeking qualified candidates to join our team as a Firefighter.
**This recruitment will remain open for 3 weeks or until 500 applications have been received**
**This current position will be filled at the Firefighter level. Future opportunities for advancement may include Paramedic Special Assignments subject to availability, qualifications, and successful completion of the required Paramedic testing and training.**
Under supervision, responds to a variety of emergency calls to protect life, property, and the environment. Participates in training activities, maintains fire equipment and facilities, and performs education and fire prevention duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Applicants must possess the following at the time of application
- A high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;
- Successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal accredited Firefighter I Academy
- Valid CPAT Certification Card or Biddle Test (current within one year)
- Valid California State Emergency Medical Technician License OR California State Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic License
- Applicants must possess one of the following: a valid Class C drivers’ license OR a valid Class C drivers’ license with a Firefighter Endorsement OR a valid Non-Commercial Class B Firefighter Restricted license with Air Brake and Tank endorsements OR a valid Commercial Class A or Class B unrestricted license with Air Brake, Tank and Firefighter endorsements.
**California State Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic License desirable**
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this class, an employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand and occasionally lifts and moves records and documents weighing less than 20 pounds. In the course of responding to emergency calls the employee is frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, walk, sit and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and interact with other governmental employees, contractors, vendors, and the public.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to hazardous conditions, smoke, products of combustion, fumes, and hazardous materials. This position frequently conducts field inspections outdoors under variable weather conditions. The employee is exposed to loud noise during emergency incidents.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application must be submitted using the following procedure:
Step 1. Enter the Employment Opportunities Website at http://discovercorona.com/City-Departments/Human-Resources/Job-Opportunities.aspx
Step 2. To apply for this position, you must first scroll to the bottom of the Employment Opportunities page and click on the job title of the position you are interested in. This will open the job flyer for that position which contains all of the specific details about that position including the requirements, duties, and rate of pay.
Step 3. To submit an application you must then click on the “Apply” button on the top right of the job announcement. A new window will open that will allow you to sign into your www.GovernmentJobs.com Application Account.
NOTE: If you do not have an application account yet, follow these instructions:
- A personal email address is required. Consider Hotmail, Yahoo!, or Google Mail, etc. for free email services. Registration is required. NOTE: Each applicant must have their OWN, unique email address to create an applicant account. Do not share an account.
- Click on the Career Seekers tab, then click on “Create Your Account Here” to create your account. You will need to establish a Username and Password. Choose something you can easily remember.
- Click “Save”
- You may create an employment application by clicking on the “Create Application” box and following the instructions on completing and submitting the application.
Step 4. Complete the online application in full, including job history, supplemental questions, and required attachments. In order to complete your application, copies of the following MUST be attached on-line:
- High School Diploma, GED equivalent or post-secondary degree (i.e. Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, etc.)
- Valid California State Emergency Medical Technician OR Paramedic License
- California State Fire Marshal Firefighter Academy Certificate
- Valid Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) Card dated within one year of date of application or Biddle Test within one year
Please note you will receive all information and instructions via email as to the next step(s) in the examination process. Please check your junk, bulk and/spam folder/mail. Also add GovernmentJobs.com to your trusted sender list. In addition, you can always check the status of your application by clicking HERE to log into your application account and then clicking on “Application Status” link on the top of the page.
Those candidates not having the required documentation will be disqualified during the application screening and will NOT be allowed to continue in the process. Candidates will NOT be notified of an incomplete application.
Candidates passing the screening process will be emailed. Emails will be sent to the registered email address for all steps in the recruitment process. Candidates should always check their email for confirmation of the next step in the process.
Those applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for any portion of the testing process must notify the Human Resources Department at least five (5) days in advance of the test.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection process will consist of a review and evaluation of all applicants qualifications. Those applicants deemed to possess the most desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in the selection process outlined below. The Human Resources Director or designee may specify the number of eligible candidates to be qualified in the examination or any part thereof. The City of Corona does not reimburse any expense incurred as a result of this recruitment.
**Please note that the dates listed below are tentative and are subject to change without notice. If you are selected to move forward in the process, you will receive email correspondence with actual scheduled dates, times, and locations.**
Written Examination – week of June 19, 2017
The Written Exam will consist of a combination of multiple choice questions and written exercises. Candidates with the highest test scores will be invited to continue to the oral interview. The test results are considered on a Pass/Fail basis. This test will be based on the following sources:
- Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations. IFSTA, 6th Edition,(2013
- Brannigan’s Building Construction For the Fire service. Brannigan,
F. L. NFPA, 5th Edition (2015)
- Hazardous Materials for First Responders. IFSTA, 4th Edition (2010)
- Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured. Pollack, A. N., Ed Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 11th Edition (2017)
Oral Interview – week of June 26, 2017
Candidates who pass the written test will be invited to participate in an oral interview with a panel of raters.
FINAL SELECTION: The eligibility list established from this recruitment will be good for one year. The Fire Chief has the option to extend the eligibility list for an additional six months.
BACKGROUND: Top scoring candidates may be invited to continue in the selection process which will include, but is not limited to, the following:
Background Investigation – Pass/Fail: Candidates selected for further consideration, including alternates, will be referred to a background investigation. The background investigation includes, but is not limited to, Personal History Statement, Polygraph Examination, Department of Justice/FBI criminal records check, civil records check, consumer credit check, employment and personal reference checks, DMV check, etc.
Medical Exam – Pass/Fail: Those candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must pass a comprehensive medical examination including drug and alcohol screening. The medical exam is conducted through the City of Corona’s designated physician and the initial exam costs are paid by the City of Corona.
Psychological Exam – Pass/Fail: Candidates will also be required to submit to a psychological examination. The exam is conducted through the City of Corona’s designated psychologist and the initial exam costs are paid by the City of Corona.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.