Firefighter: Superior Wisconsin Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Firefighter

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Salary: $47,378 – $53,522 Annually

Job Description:

DEFINITION:

Under direction, a Firefighter performs general duty firefighting work in extinguishing and preventing fires, administering emergency medical services and in the maintenance of firefighting rigs and fire department quarters. Performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The work of this class involves the responsibility for the performance of hazardous firefighting and rescue tasks under emergency conditions, which may require strenuous exertion under such handicaps as smoke and trapped surroundings. Firefighters may be assigned the responsibility of removing persons from danger and administering emergency treatment to ill and injured persons. A large part of the employee’s time is spent in the performance of routine duties at a fire station in cleaning, maintaining and repairing property and equipment, and in training and fire prevention activities. Work is normally performed under close supervision or within an established routine. Assignments are given by a superior officer both in rescue and in fighting fires and in maintenance of building, grounds and fire equipment.

Please visit the Fire Department website at: http://www.ci.superior.wi.us/index.aspx ? nid=147

TESTING PROCESS:

The City of Superior is participating in the Lake Superior College (LSC) Regional testing process for Entry-Level Firefighters. In addition to completing an employment application on the City’s website, you must also register for the testing process through LSC and you must take the written exam and complete the CPAT at LSC. (Please see instructions below.)

Employment Standards:

TYPICAL TASKS:

1. Responds to a variety of types of emergency alarms such as, but not limited to, structure fires, car fires, wild land fires, auto accidents, industrial accidents, hazardous material incidents, EMS calls and rescue.

2. Raises and climbs ladders.

3. Uses a variety of tools such as extinguishers, bars, axes, saws, hammers, auto extrication equipment, etc.

4. Removes persons from danger and administers emergency medical services to ill and injured persons.

5. May be required to work in hazardous conditions and inclement weather.

6. Wears heavy protective clothing and SCBA while performing some duties.

7. Maintains and performs minor repairs of fire equipment, trucks, buildings and tools. Reports deficiencies.

8. Does general ground maintenance such as lawn care and snow removal.

9. Conducts tours of businesses to familiarize self and prepare pre-plans.

10. Participates in fire prevention education programs.

11. Assists in building inspections for fire prevention.

12. Trains in various fire department practices.

13. May be required to maintain fire hydrants.

14. Does related work as required.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Knowledges:

Working knowledge of:

1  The street system and physical layout of the City of Superior;

2  Emergency medical services at the level practiced by department.

Some knowledge of:

•   The Incident Command System;

•   Modern firefighting and fire prevention practices.

Abilities:

Ability to:

1  Understand and follow oral and written instructions and comply with rules and regulations of department;

2  Drive and operate a pumper;

3  Develop skill in firefighting and the use of firefighting equipment within a reasonable period;

4  Act quickly and calmly in an emergency;

5  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees and the general public;

6  Become certified as a Hazardous Materials Technician.

7  Perform the physical requirements of the position.

Requirements/Special Requirements:

REQUIREMENTS:

Any combination of education and experience is qualifying that would provide the required knowledges and abilities.

A typical way of qualifying for this position is:

Equivalent to graduation from high school with additional fire department knowledge acquired through attendance at a recognized college, university or attendance at fire schools or fire seminars.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Certification Requirement: Must be Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technician Basic certified at time of hire. Must maintain EMT Basic certification. Hazardous Materials Technician will be scheduled for completion according to the needs of the Department.

Skills Test Requirement: Must be Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certified.

Background Investigation: Required to complete and receive acceptable findings from a Background Investigation Questionnaire and a Background Information Disclosure (required by sections 48.685 and 50.065 of the Wisconsin Statutes).

Oath of Office Requirement: Will be required to take an oath of office.

Driver License Requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Residency Requirement: Must reside and maintain residency anywhere within a 30-minute response time to the corporate limits of the City of Superior within 6 months of completion of the probationary period.

Post Job Offer Medical Examination Requirement: Must pass medical examination requirement for specified occupational grouping and drug screen prior to hire.

Probationary Period: New employees shall serve an eighteen (18) month probationary period.

 Supplemental Information:

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications must be filed on-line at: http://www.ci.superior.wi.us/index.aspx ? NID=290

(If you are certified Firefighter I & II and EMT Basic, you must attach copies of your certifications to your on-line application)

Eligible applicants must score among the top 50 passing candidates on the written exam to continue in the process. Successful candidates must then pass an oral exam to be placed on the eligible list. Veteran’s Preference points will be assigned prior to calculating the final score for placement on the eligible list. Candidates on the eligible list will be required to complete and receive acceptable findings from a Background Investigation Questionnaire to continue. Finally, candidates must pass a post job offer medical examination and drug screen to receive a probationary appointment.

The eligible list established through this process will be used for filling vacancies for a two year period from the date the list is established. The list can be extended by the Superior Police and Fire Commission.

TESTING PROCESS:

The City of Superior is participating in the Lake Superior College (LSC) Regional testing process for Entry-Level Firefighters. In addition to completing an employment application on the City’s website, you must also register for the testing process through LSC and you must take the written exam and complete the CPAT at LSC.

Regional Fire Department Testing:

Orientations for testing start August 4th so please see LSC website to register soon! 

Please use this link for more information on the LCS process and to register for the exams:

https://degrees.lsc.edu/regional-fire -department-testing-cpat/

Total cost $155.00 to Lake Superior College. Test fee is non-refundable.

LSC offers the written and physical test for several regional Fire Departments.

LSC’s roll in the testing process is to facilitate written exam and a complete CPAT event.

Upon completion of the written exam and CPAT process, LSC will forward candidate’s scores to the Regional Fire Departments that the candidate applied directly with for each of them to continue the hiring process.

The written exam and CPAT exam are offered at Lake Superior College ERTC, 11501 Hwy 23, Duluth, MN. 218-733-1074.

Lake Superior College ERTC is only the testing facility for the City of Superior’s Firefighter process.

Candidates will be notified of their status by the City of Superior.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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