Firefighter: Hoover Fire Department Alabama Deadline: February 10, 2016

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Deadline: February 10, 2016

Salary: $16.24 Per Hour

Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Current Alabama Paramedic License as of February 10, 2016
  • Ability to pass a NFPA-1582 medically required physical for Firefighters and all other City of Hoover pre-employment requirements
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain/maintain a City of Hoover Driver’s Permit


  • Possession of a current and valid Alabama Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I certification. (Applicants that are not in possession of a current and valid Firefighter I certification must complete the State of Alabama Firefighter I/II Minimum Standards within one (1) year from date of employment with the City of Hoover.)

Examples of Duties:

Responds to all types of rescue, fire suppression, medical, and non-medical emergency calls, and implements actions required to save lives and property, and protect the environment; operates standard fire suppression, rescue and medical equipment safely and efficiently to achieve desired outcomes while adhering to departmental policies and applicable State or local laws and protocols; performs routine and preventive maintenance of City equipment, facilities and vehicles; following demonstration of competence, drives City vehicles as assigned in a safe manner; participates in non-emergency activities such as fire prevention inspections, public education programs, and public relations events; receives and responds to citizen requests for general information or assistance; monitors departmental radio transmissions and telephones; completes all required reports; must be willing to be trained, certified, licensed or assigned duties as deemed necessary by the department; performs other duties as directed.

Supplemental Information:

Any candidate certified as Firefighter I will not be eligible for full-time employment with the City of Hoover until he/she has fulfilled the two-year service commitment/financial obligation to their current employer required by the Code of Alabama, Section 36-21-7.1.



  • A copy of a current Alabama Paramedic license issued no later than February 10, 2016
  • If applicable, Alabama Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I Certificate


NOTE: Other documentation such as training certificates should NOT be attached to application. If you have any problems attaching your certifications or submitting your application, please call a Human Resources representative at 205-444-7549.
Once you have submitted your application to a posted position, you cannot go back and add attachments. Please do not attach any documents other than an Alabama Paramedic License and if applicable the Alabama Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I Certificate. Please call a Human Resources representative if you have any problems with the attachments.
The above documents must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016.  After this date, no documents may be submitted and your application will not be considered.

Qualified candidates will be scheduled to participate in a written examination on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 or Thursday, March 3, 2016. Candidates will be sent notification stating an assigned date, time and location. Candidates passing the written examination will be placed on an eligibility list and will be eligible for consideration for employment with the Hoover Fire Department. Selected candidates will be further screened through an interview (or interviews) in order to evaluate related experience, certifications, and special training. Firefighter candidate finalists must successfully pass a fire-related physical agility test, background investigation, psychological and medical examination.

This list of applicants will be valid from the date of the examination until the needs of the City dictate otherwise.

After a job offer has been made, but prior to beginning work with the Hoover Fire Department, candidates must pass a NFPA 1582 qualifying medical examination. Candidates will be rejected for any condition that will prevent them from performing in a reasonable manner, with or without accommodation, the duties of Firefighter.
Candidates are strongly encouraged, but not required, to prepare for the examination by studying the FPSI Candidate Test Preparation Manual for Entry Level Firefighters, Eleventh Edition. This study guide may be obtained for $10.00 once your application AND all required documents have been successfully completed and attached. You may come by the Human Resources office or send a check or money order for $10.00 payable to the City of Hoover. Our temporary address is City of Hoover, Human Resources Department, 2020 Valleydale Road, Hoover, Alabama 35244.  Please call us at 444-7549 if you come to our location to purchase a study guide.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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