Firefighter: Duluth Minnesota Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Deadline: July 31, 2016

Salary: $43,176.00 – $57,456.00 Annually

Job Description:

Job Summary

To safeguard lives and property by fighting and preventing fires and performing rescues under crisis and threatening situations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

  1. Fight, control, and extinguish fires using all available technology and equipment in accordance with accepted practices.
  2. Prevent fires and other disasters through education, inspection, and any other available and practical means.
  3. Rescue life, prevent injury, and salvage property under crisis and threatening situations.
  4. Limit or prevent the escape of hazardous materials into the environment.
  5. Operate, repair, and maintain equipment, systems, buildings, grounds, and other items and equipment used by the Fire Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience Requirements

  1. Completion of an accepted program of training in firefighting equivalent to IFSTA Firefighter I and Firefighter II courses, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to obtain national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician within the probationary period on own time and at own expense.

Preferred Requirements

  1. A valid vehicle operator’s license equivalent to a Minnesota Class “D” Driver’s License.

****Make sure to attach a copy of your transcript or degree!****

CPAT Requirements

  1. Must provide proof of passing the IAFF/IAFC CPAT test through Lake Superior College within previous six months of the written exam date.  This documentation must be provided to Human Resources before you will be allowed to take the written exam on Saturday October 1, 2016.  Dates and information on the CPAT testing at Lake Superior College are listed below:

Link to LSC CPAT information:

1st Orientation: August 4, 2016 1-3 p.m.

2nd Orientation: August 19, 2016 1-3 p.m.

1st Practice: September 2, 2016 11-3 p.m.

2nd Practice: September 16, 2016 11-3 p.m.

CPAT Test: September 30, 2016 9-3 p.m.

You will be required to obtain licensure as a Firefighter in Minnesota by the end of your probationary period, as required by Minnesota statute. 

Selection Process

Written Exam (90% of scoring process/70% pass point): Applicants that meet the minimum job requirements will be invited to participate in the written exam.  The written exam will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday October 1, 2016 on the UMD campus.  If selected, you will be notified to confirm the date, time, and location of the exam.  Applicants must bring a picture ID to the test along with a #2 pencil.  There is an interactive map of the UMD campus located at  No calculators, electronic devices, or reference materials are allowed.   The applicants who pass this exam will have their names placed on an eligible list for this classification.  A practice exam for the entry level Firefighter position is available for a charge at

Education Points (10% of scoring process): At the end of the process up to 5 additional points will be awarded based on the following: 2 points for an Associate Degree; 3 points for an Associate Degree with a major in Fire Science, 4 points for a Bachelor’s Degree, and 5 points for a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Fire Science.

Alternative Exam Process: For individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alternative examination processes are available on an individual basis upon prior arrangement.  Contact Human Resources at (218) 730-5210, as soon as possible prior to the scheduled date of the exam.  TDD services are available through (218) 730-5630.

Right to Appeal: Any applicant who has been found qualified to participate in a selection process for a position in the classified service who has reason to contest the validity or fairness of any step in the selection process may appeal to the Civil Service Board within 10 calendar days of the examination.  (If the examination is an Education/Experience Review, the applicant must appeal within 10 calendar days of the closing date for accepting applications.)  The notice of appeal shall be in writing, shall contain a complete statement of the matter in controversy and the relief requested, and shall be signed and dated by the appellant.  The notice shall be addressed to the Civil Service Board and be delivered to the Human Resources Office.  If an applicant wishes to file an appeal electronically, the notice should be sent by email to

Work Eligibility: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Duluth requires verification of identity and work eligibility at the point of hire.

Veterans: For applicants claiming veterans’ preference, a legible discharge certificate (DD214) verifying 181 days of consecutive service and separation under honorable conditions MUST be filed WITH the Application for Veterans’ Preference.  Failure to provide the required documentation may eliminate the candidate from subsequent steps in the selection process.  Veterans’ points will be added only if the applicant successfully completes all phases of the exam process and has submitted all required documentation to Human Resources.  For applicants claiming disabled veterans’ preference a letter dated within one year from the Veterans’ Administration documenting entitlement to compensation for a permanent service-connected disability MUST be filed WITH the Application for Veterans’ Preference.

Non-discrimination: The City of Duluth is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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