Deadline: April 30, 2019
Salary: $33,980.00 – $55,467.00 Annually
The Detroit Fire Department provides a safe environment for Detroit’s citizens and visitors through public education enforcement of fire codes and deployment of efficient emergency response resources. The Department has 1,200 employees assigned to 7 divisions (Communications, Community Relations, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Fighting Operations, Fire Marshal, Fire Investigations and Training). Operating out of 39 facilities throughout the City of Detroit.
Under immediate supervision, responds to emergency incidents with an assigned Company and extinguishes fires or mitigates the incident. Cleans and cares for apparatus, equipment and quarters.
Examples of Duties
- Responds to emergency incidents with an assigned Company.
- Connects, carries and operates hose lines and nozzles.
- Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.
- Perform medical first responder responsibilities and assists emergency medical personnel in administering life safety measures.
- Utilizes a variety of extinguishers and forcible entry tools, including, but not limited to axes, bars, hooks and life lines.
- Rescues people and salvages property.
- Operates a variety of fire department apparatus and vehicles.
- Assists emergency medical personnel in administering CPR and extrications; and handles chemical hazmat, weapons of mass destruction and Homeland Security events.
- Participates in public education programs and community relations activities to educate public on how to protect life and property.
- Participates in departmental training and drills regarding the operation of departmental equipment.
- Lubricates, cleans and polishes fire apparatus and replaces equipment.
- Maintains Company facility/quarters including, but not limited to, cleaning quarters, washing windows, and scrubbing floors.
- Monitors fire alarm instruments.
- Verifies and records alarms received from Computer-Aided Dispatch System, department two-way radio and telephone.
- Maintains Company records and prepares reports
- Candidates must be at least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Employees in this class will be required to operate a motor vehicle. Valid State of Michigan Operator License required.
- Candidates must provide proof of a valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) at time of interview.
- Employees in this class will be required to meet and maintain State of Michigan Firefighters’ Training Council eligibility standards.
There is no guarantee of a position based on the highest score, although we recommend that you do your best. After the examination process, the scores will be banded in determining those individuals qualified for the position.
The banding ranges will be as follows:
- 100 to 65 = Qualified (Q)
- Below 65 = Not Qualified (NQ)
Selection will be made from all candidates within the band who are deemed qualified. All other applicants will receive a letter from the department indicating that they are not being considered for the position.Supplemental Information
- Computerized Based Examination: 50%
- Interview: Pass / Fail
- Training, Experience & Personal Qualifications: 50%
- Veteran’s Points: up to 15 points
- Domicile Credit: 15 points
- SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE ONLY FACILITATES THE SCHEDULING OF THE CPAT. For the most up-to-date CPAT information, schedules and registration, please direct inquiries to: https://www.schoolcraft.edu/testingcenter/firefighter-testing (click on “Firefighter Testing”) or call 734.462.4806 during business hours. Candidates should be aware that due to volume, they should BOOK EARLY. The CPAT “MUST” be submitted in order to be scheduled for an interview.
- The City of Detroit – Recruitment & Selection Division will facilitate scheduling of the Computerized Based Test for those who appear to meet the minimum entrance qualifications.
PRIOR TO INTERVIEW:
A passing score on the Computerized Based Test is required in order to be interviewed. The following documentation “MUST” be submitted in order to be scheduled for an interview:
- Copy of CPAT
- Copy of High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Valid State of MI Operator License
- Proof of Work History (“IF APPLICABLE”) – A letter of reference on company letterhead stating your job title(s), duties, length of employment and work history OR If employers are unwilling to provide such letters, you may submit copies of paycheck stubs or W-2 Forms for employment periods claimed or official performance evaluations.
- Proof of Military Service (“IF APPLICABLE“) – Military Discharge papers / DD 214 including the Character of Discharge for each term of enlistment.
- Proof of Domicile Credit (“IF APPLICABLE“) – “Any individual whose domicile is in the City of Detroit twelve (12) months preceding the date of filing his or her application for employment and receives a passing score on the initial computerized based test for entry into classified service shall have fifteen (15) points added to his or her final score in determining his or her eligibility for the position(s) sought”.
Proof of Domicile – to prove Domicile in the City of Detroit, an applicant must present proper identification in the form of a valid State of MI Operator License, or State of MI Identification Card, or a valid passport AND submit at least one of the following forms of documentation:
- Copies of the front and signature pages of federal income tax return forms and/or W2 forms for the two (2) years immediately preceding the date of application, or
- Copies of City of Detroit property bills for the two (2) years immediately preceding the date of application, or
- Copies of utility bills/statements addressed to the applicant that reflect billing/assessment dates twelve (12) months preceding the date of application, or any other official documentation deemed sufficient by the Human Resources Department that would substantiate an applicant’s domicile as the City of Detroit twelve (12) months preceding the date of application.
- Must possess sufficient physical agility, mental alertness and strength to perform the duties and work assignments associated with this classification.
- Employees in this class can expect to be engaged in strenuous physical activities, over long periods of time, in unpleasant working conditions including wetness, cold and extreme heat and confined spaces while performing hazardous work.
Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI) based on the requirements of the position.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.