Firefighter or Firefighter/Paramedic: South Metro Fire Rescue Colorado Deadline: March 25, 2017

Firefighter Or Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: March 25, 2017

Job Description:

South Metro Fire Rescue is currently hiring for Firefighter. Please see for job posting, testing information, hiring process timeline and more http://www.southmetro.org/475/Recruiting.

Interested candidates must register their intent to test on SMFR’s website at http://www.southmetro.org/FormCenter/HR-9/Intent-to-Test-for-the-Paramedic-Firefig-77 no later than 04/05/2017 if they wish to be considered for hire.

All candidates must have a CPAT certificate that is valid through at least 04/21/2017 and complete the FireTEAM test no later than04/05/2017.

Paramedic

COMPENSATION

  • 16 Week Academy – Para IV $60,286

o   All candidates will go through 16-week academy regardless of previous experience and everyone is paid the same wage during academy.

  • 2017 Paramedic/Firefighter Wages

o   Para I        $87,535

o   Para II       $79,577

o   Para III     $72,343

o   Para IV     $60,286

Age: 21 or older by December 1, 2017

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid COLORADO State Driver’s License: Yes by date of hire (08/11/2017)

Academy Certification:

  • Current Colorado EMT-P or National Registry Certificates accepted at time of application (4/21/2017); however, National Registry certificate holders must obtain Colorado State Certifications by date of hire (8/11/2017
    (must provide copy of cert with application)
  • CPR Certified for the Professional Rescuer at time of application (4/21/2017)
    (must provide copy of cert with application)
  • Current ACLS Provider at the time of application (4/21/2017)
    (must provide copy of cert with application)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1 year paid Firefighter experience
    (must be within the last 12 months from 04/21/2017)
  • 1 year paid Paramedic experience
    (must be within the last 12 months from 04/21/2017)
  • 400 hours approved academy or an equivalent
    (as determined by SMFR)
  • Valid CPAT certificate through at least 04/21/2017
    (must submit copy of cert with application)
    Aims Community College is hosting the CPAT test on 2/25/17, 3/17/17 and 04/21/17, but space is limited so register ASAP to secure your spot – see http://www.aims.edu/academics/fire-science/cpat/ for details.
  • Possess a good driving history and be insurable by the District’s insurance provider
    (do not provide a copy of your Motor Vehicle Record with your application as it will be pulled during the background process)
  • Completed heptivac series or on schedule with the shot series or provide recent titer test results
    (proof not required until pre-employment physical, post contingent offer)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, criminal history review, physical, fitness/wellness assessment, medical evaluation, drug screen and psychological exam.
    **SMFR does not permit the use of marijuana within one year from date of hire regardless of whether it is legal in Colorado**

Firefighter

Age: 21 or older by December 1, 2017

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid COLORADO State Driver’s License: Yes by date of hire (08/11/2017)

Academy Certification:

  • Current Colorado EMT-B or National Registry Certificates accepted at time of application (4/21/2017); however, National Registry certificate holders must obtain Colorado State Certifications by date of hire (8/11/2017).
    (must provide copy of cert with application)
  • CPR Certified for the Professional Rescuer at time of application (4/21/2017)
    (must provide copy of cert with application)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
    (must provide a copy of HS or GED diploma or college transcripts with application)
  • Must be 21 years of age or older by 12/1/2017
    (must provide copy of driver’s license with application)
  • Valid CPAT certificate through at least 4/21/2017
    (must submit copy of cert with application)

    Aims Community College is hosting the CPAT test on 2/25/17, 3/17/17 and 04/21/17, but space is limited so register ASAP to secure your spot – see http://www.aims.edu/academics/fire-science/cpat/ for details.

  • Current Colorado EMT-B or National Registry Certificates accepted at time of application (4/21/2017); however, National Registry certificate holders must obtain Colorado State Certifications by date of hire (8/11/2017).
    (must provide copy of cert with application)
  • CPR Certified for the Professional Rescuer at time of application (4/21/2017)
    (must provide copy of cert with application)
  • Possess or be able to obtain a Colorado State driver’s license by date of hire (8/11/2017)
  • Possess a good driving history and be insurable by the District’s insurance provider
    (do not provide a copy of your Motor Vehicle Record with your application as it will be pulled during the background process)
  • Completed heptivac series or on schedule with the shot series or provide recent titer test results
    (proof not required until pre-employment physical, post contingent offer)
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, criminal history review, physical, fitness/wellness assessment, medical evaluation, drug screen and psychological exam.
    **SMFR does not permit the use of marijuana within one year from contingent offer regardless of whether it is legal in Colorado**
  • Additional Compensation

o   SMFR strongly values education and in turn compensates employees who have a degree with an education differential as follows:

  • Associates  1% of base wage
  • Bachelors  2% of base wage
  • Masters  3% of base wage
  • PHD 4% of base wage

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For all questions related to the Paramedic/Firefighter Hiring Process, please email Human Resources Employment atemployment@southmetro.org

For more information regarding the Paramedic/Firefighter Hiring Process please visit http://www.southmetro.org/475/Recruiting

All Communication throughout the testing process will be sent to the email address that you provided on your application. Please be sure to enter your email address correctly on your application and check your email frequently, including your junk or spam email folder. All applicants will be notified of their status via email by April 11th, 2017 by 4:30 PM.

Hiring Process:
Step #1 REGISTER YOUR INTENT TO TEST Due to the high volume of interested candidates, we are not asking candidates to submit a job application at this time, rather if you wish to be considered for the position of Experienced Firefighter, you must register to participate in the hiring process no later than 3/25/16 at: http://www.southmetro.org/FormCenter/HR-9/Intent-to-Test-69 When you register you will be asked to submit your basic contact information and confirm whether you possess a CPAT and EMT certificate(s). A limited number of candidates will be invited to submit an application in April based on the FireTEAM test scores (see below for details).

Step #2 CPAT Candidates are required to have a CPAT certificate that is valid through at least 12/09/2016. If you do not have a valid CPAT certificate you will need to obtain one by 12/09/2016.

Aims Community College is hosting the CPAT test on 09/16/16, 10/07/16 and 11/18/16, but space is limited so register ASAP to secure your spot – see http://www.aims.edu/academics/fire-science/cpat/ for details.

Additional CPAT Resources: To find a CPAT Testing Location in your state visit:
http://www.candidatephysicalabilitytest.com/find-a-cpat-testing-location/

National Testing Network (NTN) provides convenient professional administration of the CPAT in: Arizona, Florida, Oregon and Washington. Please visit
https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/cpat_info.cfm to schedule a CPAT through NTN.

CPAT Orientation Guide
https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/pdf/CPAT_Orientation_Guide.pdf

Candidate Preparation Guide
https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/pdf/CPAT_Candidate_Prep_Guide.pdf

Candidate Instruction Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FLkb3QVk2U

Step #3 FIRE TEAM TEST Candidates are required to take the FireTEAM test no later than 04/05/2017 with National Testing Network. You can take the FireTEAM test at a number of different testing centers across the United States on various dates. In order to take the FireTEAM test you must visit their website, identify a testing center near you and register to take the test. Space is limited so please don’t delay and register ASAP at:  https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&state=All+States FireTEAM scores are valid for up to one year. If you have taken your FireTEAM test prior to SMFR opening the Paramedic/Firefighter hiring process, please login to your FireTEAM account and add SMFR to permit us to view your FireTEAM score no later than 11/18/2016.

There is a $50 fee to take the FireTEAM test that will be at the candidate’s expense. For information on the testing process with NTN visit: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/testing-process.cfm

The FireTEAM test is a video based test consisting of 4 different components: Human Relations, Math, Mechanical and Reading. Applicants will watch a video clip and respond to a series of related questions for the Human Relations, Math and Mechanical components of the test. The Reading component of the test requires applicants to read various texts and answer related questions. See https://ergopracticetests.com/?FTB for additional details and to take a practice test.

For frequently asked questions regarding the FireTEAM test and/or the National Testing Network (NTN) that administers the exam, please visit: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/faqs.cfm

SMFR will pull your FireTEAM test scores following the 3/25/16 test deadline. A limited number of candidates will be invited to submit an application in early April based on the FireTEAM test scores. The number of candidates who will be invited to apply has yet to be determined.

 

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