Firefighter: Tucson Arizona Deadline January 17, 2016

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Deadline: January 17, 2016

Salary: $45,834 – $60,103 Annually

Job Description:


This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill future academy seats. While no academy start date has been established pending funding allocations, it is anticipated that one academy may be funded for July 2016. Applicants must attend all examination processes in Tucson.

You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important information and dates that will not be available beyond the closing date of this recruitment.

Please be aware this is a Grant Funded position in accordance with AD 2.02-3, Section 1, Part E. Permanent classified employees who have previously completed a probationary period in a non-grant funded position and are serving in a grant funded position are exempt from the requirements of this section. Please be aware that employment will cease with termination of the grant, unless you are a current permanent classified employee who has previously completed a probationary period in a non-grant funded position.

The Tucson Fire Department is seeking qualified and motivated candidates for the position of Fire Fighter Recruit. This position involves specialized fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency lifesaving, and rescue work with the Tucson Fire Department. The duties require strenuous physical exertion under such emergency conditions as extreme heat, cramped surroundings and a contaminated environment.

Example of duties include:

Performing fire suppression and emergency response as part of a team

Performing facility, apparatus and equipment maintenance, and maintaining personal health and physical fitness levels

Performing related duties such as educating the community, conducting station tours, maintaining required certifications, and participating in drills and continuing education courses

Our hiring selection includes consideration of the following characteristics and attitudes:


A Fire Fighter is expected to exercise exceptional judgment, sometimes in a split-second decision-making situation. Applicants who are indecisive or do not like making decisions might consider employment other than a Fire Fighter.


A Fire Fighter is requested to take charge of many different situations. Individuals who are hesitant to do so may find it difficult to function effectively.


A firefighting career can be very challenging. It is highly encouraged that one is physically fit in order to cope with the physical demands and the mental and emotional stressors that accompany this occupation.


Must be at least 18 years of age as of January 17, 2016

High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent certificate

Valid Driver’s License with two years of driving experience

Ability to obtain an Arizona EMT certification upon graduation. Tucson Fire will not entertain any waivers.

Physical abilities necessary to perform the essential functions and pass a pre-employment physical

This position requires passing a criminal background check, Motor Vehicle History Report, Public Records Check and pre-employment physical and drug screen. Fingerprinting and reference checks will also be conducted prior to an offer of employment. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

The minimum requirements for this position must be met as of the recruitment closing date. Applicants must continue to meet these requirements in order to remain eligible for consideration. It is the City’s policy to maintain a drug-free workplace. Subsequent to receiving a conditional job offer, applicants are required to undergo a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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