Deadline: March 10, 2017
Salary: $48,980 Annually
Steps to Apply for the Full-time Firefighter:
*Please note: If you want to be considered for Part Time Firefighter as well, be sure to apply for the Part Time posting.
1. Online Profile: In order to be considered for this position, you MUST complete an online profile (this includes all sections under the My Profile Section).
2. Attachments: You must attach the following documents to your profile under the “My Attachments” section:
a) High School Diploma
b) IF you’ve completed and passed a CPAT exam within the last year, you will need to attach that documentation.
3. Qualifications: Under the My Qualifications section, make sure to list any certifications you currently hold. This may include, but not limited to: Firefighter I or II certification, EMT-B or CPR Certification.
4. Apply: Once you have completed your profile, you MUST apply for the position (The link to Apply is located on the right side of the main menu. An email will be sent confirming you have applied. It will also be displayed in the My Application History section).
Please read the following information carefully:
Residency Requirement: Employees shall reside within sixty (60) minutes normal drive time measured on a drivable route from the employee’s residence to the closest West Des Moines city limit. Must be an Iowa resident within two years of hire date and maintain residency throughout duration of employment.
Civil Service Exam: Only those applicants submitting the required application materials and meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to take a written examination. Applicants receiving a passing score on the written exam will be invited to participate in the CPAT. See Special Note # 1. Applicants receiving the top 30 passing scores on the written exam and passing the CPAT will be invited to participate in the Oral Board Interview. The date, time, and location of the exam(s) will be provided to applicants who meet the requirements. Applicants must pass each test to be considered for placement on the Certified List.
Special Note # 1: All applicants that pass the written exam are required to attend the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Orientation. To be eligible to participate in the CPAT practice sessions, you must attend the CPAT Orientation.
Special Note # 2: The written exam will tentatively take place the week of April 3, 2017. The CPAT Orientation and practice dates for CPAT will take place in April-June 2017. The CPAT Final will be June 15, 2017.
Special Note # 3: The CPAT — A link to the Candidate Preparation Guide is provided below. Applicants passing the written exam will be given the opportunity to practice the CPAT prior to the CPAT testing date. See Special Note # 1 and # 2.
All steps MUST be completed before the posted deadline to be considered for this position. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Human Resources at 515-222-3616.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.