Firefighter: Toledo Ohio Deadline: December 15, 2016



Deadline: December 15, 2016

Job Description:

Toledo Fire and Rescue is currently hiring for Firefighter. All testing must be completed by December 15, 2016.

Candidates must also fill out the City application at

Applicants who are residents of the City of Toledo may be eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry level exam.  Vouchers are limited to the first 1000 applicants who can prove they are City of Toledo residents.  Examples of proof of residency include: a current, valid Ohio driver’s license or identification card; voter registration card; or a current University of Toledo student identification card.  All requests for vouchers are subject to verification and approval by the Department of Human Resources.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

To obtain a testing voucher for City of Toledo residents, please contact:
Kelly Murphy

Salary Information:
$20.03 Hourly
$41,662.40 Annually

Benefit Information:
The City of Toledo provides excellent health and retirement benefits for its employees.

Health Insurance
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 92, with funding from the City of Toledo, provides a self-funded medical plan that offers a broad network of healthcare services options for member firefighters.   For information about the Local 92 Health and Welfare Fund, please call: 419-244-8129.

Group Life Insurance
City of Toledo employees are covered by a group life insurance plan.

Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund 

The City of Toledo is a member of the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (“OP& F” or “Fund”). City of Toledo police officers and firefighters contribute 10.75% of their base annual salary to the Fund and the City contributes 24.00% of their base annual salary.

For more information about OP&F, please visit:

 Deferred Compensation & 401(K) 
The City of Toledo offers a voluntary governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plan, which is a retirement savings plan that allows eligible employees to supplement any existing retirement/pension benefits by saving and investing pre-tax dollars through salary deferral.

Contributions and any earnings are tax-deferred (both federal and state income taxes) until money is withdrawn. Withdrawals are taxed at ordinary income levels.

For more information about the Ohio Deferred Compensation click on this link:


The City of Toledo offers a voluntary pre-tax savings contributions retirement plan. The plan is commonly referred to as a 401(k).

Under the 401(k) plan, employees’ retirement savings contributions are deducted from an employee’s paycheck before taxation. The City does not make contributions on the employee’s behalf.  (Contributions are tax-deferred until withdrawn during retirement). Annual contributions to the 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum pre-tax annual contribution, as established by Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Roth 401(k)

The City of Toledo also offers a voluntary post-tax savings contributions retirement plan. This plan is commonly referred to as a Roth 401(k) Plan.

Under a Roth 401(k) Plan, employees’ retirement savings contributions are deducted from an employee’s paycheck on a post-tax basis.   Annual contributions to the Roth 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum post-tax annual contribution, as established by the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact Information:
Kelly Murphy
Administrative Analyst 2

Josh Curry
Administrative Analyst 1

Department Information: “The mission of the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department (TFRD) is the protection of the community from fire and other emergencies through education, fire prevention code enforcement, emergency disaster planning, and the response of highly-trained personnel.” Strategic Priorities of TFRD include, but are not limited to reducing citizen risks from fire to the lowest possible level, developing and retaining professional, prepared, and trained members to protect the community, embracing diversity and strengthening and reinforcing a positive perception of the TFRD within the community.

City Information: Toledo is located in northwest Ohio just minutes from Lake Erie. The city is home to one of the top-rated zoos in the country, the beautiful Toledo Museum of Art and Glass Pavilion, and the Imagination Station, a multi-sensory fun and educational family experience. For sports fans, Toledo offers the Toledo Mud Hens (the AAA affiliate to the Detroit Tigers), the Toledo Walleye (an affiliation of the Detroit Red Wings) and the Toledo Speedway. Toledo is also within driving distance of Cedar Point Amusement Park and the professional and college sports teams in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Population: City of Toledo population is about 287,000

Job Requirements

Age: No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment as a Fire Fighter before the person’s eighteenth (18)birthday or on and after the person’s thirty-fifth (35th) birthday.

US Citizen: Must be eligible to work in the United States of America.

High School Grad/GED: Graduation from high school or G.E.D.

Valid OHIO State Driver’s License: Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Vision: There shall be no color vision deficiency. Peripheral vision shall be 70 degrees or greater. There shall be no amblyopia. Results or radial keratotomy shall not be accepted unless the surgery was performed more than one year from the date of the medical examination. Minimum requirements with correction: Binocular vision should be 20/20; each eye may be up to 20/40.

Academy Certification:
All persons appointed as Fire Fighters must demonstrate compliance with the programs of apprenticeship established in accordance with the terms of Divisional standards as registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, 1-1-86 and with the standards established by the Toledo Fire Division for the Fire Training Academy and the probationary period.

Necessary Certifications:
Newly appointed Fire Fighters are required to become paramedics. Required paramedic coursework will be provided and is completed on the Fire Fighter’s own time. Once earned, paramedic certification must be maintained and the Fire Fighter is required to function as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic for the duration of his/her career with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department.

Hiring Process:
Fire Fighter Selection Requirements: Candidates for appointment to the Fire Fighter job classification must pass the examination and qualify within appointment range on the Civil Service eligible list and may be involved in the following activities of the selection process:

  1. Background Investigation and Appeals Process 
    • The Toledo Police Department conducts background investigations for candidates to the Fire Fighter job classification.
    • Background Appeals Process – All candidates may appeal background points and automatic areas of rejection to the Toledo Civil Service Commission. The Commission can modify or eliminate a negative point assessment or area of rejection.
  2. Structured Oral Interview
    • All candidates passing the background process will be scheduled for a structured oral interview. Candidates must successfully pass the interview to continue in the hiring process.
  3. Medical Examination
    • Candidates who are given a conditional offer of employment must pass the medical standards as established by the City of Toledo. A candidate failing the medical exam may appeal the determination.
    • Medical Appeals Process – All candidates must pass the medical standards as established. If an individual fails to pass the pre-employment medical examination, he/she will be notified in writing of such failure. The individual will receive the reason for such failure. The individual will have ten (10) days from delivery of such notice, at his/her option, to be reexamined by a physician of his/her choice. After reexamination, the individual may provide the reexamination results and findings, accompanied by supporting documentation to the City of Toledo’s physician for a second review. All reexamination documentation must be provided within the ten (10) days. After conducting a second review of the submitted information, the City’s physician shall make the final determination as to whether the individual passes or fails the pre-employment medical examination. The City physician will also have the option to reexamine the individual or to send the individual to another physician that the City has selected before making his/her final determination.
  4. Physical Ability Examination 
    • Must pass the physical ability test. This examination is designed to determine if a candidate has minimally acceptable level of fitness to perform the job-related tasks of a Firefighter.
  5. Fire Training Academy
    • All persons appointed as Fire Fighters must meet the standards established by the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Training Academy during the probationary period.

Veteran’s Preference:
Veteran’s preferences are provided under the Rules of the Toledo Civil Service Commission.

YOU MUST ATTACH A COPY OF YOUR DD-214 at time of application. (Scan and attach copy to your application profile before submitting your application.) The copy of your DD-214 must include the type of discharge and the dates of continuous service. See below for information on Veteran’s Preference.

Rule 50.00, Section 50.11 (Veterans’ Preference Credit in Examinations): A veteran, as defined in these rules, receiving a passing grade on a competitive recruitment examination shall have five (5) numerical points added to his/her passing score. A disabled veteran, as defined in these rules, who satisfies any physical requirements for the position, and receives a passing grade on a competitive recruitment examination, shall have ten (10) numerical points added to his/her passing score. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as excepting any applicant from the necessity of fulfilling all job-related requirements specified by the Commission for positions in the competitive class.

Rule 10.00, Section 10.37 (Veteran): Shall mean a person who has served in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Corps, Air Forces, Coast Guard, and such other military service or auxiliary corps as is designed by the Congress of the United States, and has served on active duty for a period of more than one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days of active duty, excluding active duty for training (annual summer camp) and who received an honorable discharge or release or was separated under honorable conditions.

A disabled veteran is one who has served on active duty in the Armed Forces, has been separated there from under honorable conditions, and has established the present existence of a service connected disability rated ten percent (10%) or more.

Please be advised that the City of Toledo does NOT require a candidate to complete the FFM during this exam period; however, you may. More information about the administration of the FFM for the City of Toledo will be given at a later date.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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