Job Opening – Auburn NY

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Issued December 15, 2015


Announcement of open competitive examination


EXAMINATION DATE: March 19, 2016


Salary: $ 33,860 – $64,418 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Candidates must be legal residents of Cayuga County for at least thirty (30) days prior to date of the written exam.
Preference in certification for appointment may be given to residents of the City of Auburn
under section 23-4A of civil service law.

This examination is being held to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies in the City of Auburn Fire Department.

A non-refundable filing fee of $25.00 is required for each separately numbered examination for which you apply. This fee must accompany your application.

** If you file by mail send Check or Money Order payable to the CITY TREASURER** ** Write the Exam Number on the Check or Money Order – DO NOT SEND CASH**

As no refunds will be made if your application is disapproved, be sure to check your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file for this exam only if you are clearly qualified.


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1. Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment with no history of moving violations over the past two (2) years.
2. Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Level 1 (Basic) issued by the New York State Health Department during the (1st) year and status maintained for the duration of employment.
3. Successful completion of the medical and physical agility examination.

United States Citizenship is required at time of appointment. It is not necessary for admission to the examination.

Physical agility exams will be scheduled for those candidates reachable on the eligible list for certification to the position. The participants will be required to wear a 50 lb vest through each station. The components of this exam will include:

Station 1 – Stair Climb using a Step Mill stair climbing machine: Simulates the critical tasks of climbing stairs in full protective clothing while carrying firefighter equipment. This event challenges the candidates’ aerobic capacity, lower body muscular endurance and ability to balance.

Station 2 – Ladder Extension: evaluates a candidate’s muscular strength and muscular endurance.

Station 3 – Ladder Climb: evaluates the candidate’s balance and muscular endurance. A fear of height should also be identified.

Station 4 – Hose Drag: evaluates the candidate’s muscular strength, endurance and cardiovascular endurance.

Station 5 – Hydrant Coupling: evaluates the candidate’s eye/hand coordination and muscular strength.

Station 6 – Simulated Chopping: evaluates muscular strength and endurance, explosive strength, dynamic flexibility, speed of limb movements and cardiovascular endurance.

Station 7 – Weight Lift: evaluates muscular strength and endurance, explosive strength and balance.

Station 8 – Victim Drag: evaluates muscular strength and endurance and cardiovascular endurance.

Station 9 – Pike Pulls: evaluates the candidate’s muscular strength and endurance, explosive strength, dynamic flexibility, speed of limb movements and cardiovascular endurance.

Station 10 – Simulated Search & Rescue: evaluates cardiovascular endurance and ability to operate in confined spaces with limited vision.

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Detailed instructions will be mailed to you along with your letter to appear for the physical exam if you are reachable. You must provide your own doctor’s release to participate in the above Physical Agility exam. This information is also available in the Civil Service office for your reference.

After successful completion of the written examination and agility examination you will be scheduled for a physical after you are offered appointment to the position of Firefighter.

The work involves responsibility to perform standardized manual work of a hazardous nature in preventing and fighting fires. Regular assignments also include responding to emergency medical calls, rendering emergency medical service to the public, performing fire prevention and conducting code enforcement inspections. Incumbents may be expected to perform fire fighting duties, emergency, medical activities or building and fire code enforcement activities. In this work, as in fire fighting and fire prevention, the Firefighter will receive detailed instructions from a superior. Routine maintenance and custodial work on station and equipment is also performed under general supervision and inspected upon completion. Does related work as required.

A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:

1. Advising and interacting with others

These questions test for the ability to interact with other people, to gather and present information, and to provide assistance and advice in a courteous and professional manner.

2. Using logical reasoning to draw valid conclusions

These questions test for the ability to examine true statements and logically evaluate conclusions based on the information in the statements.

3. Mechanical reasoning

These questions will be accompanied by drawings or descriptions of various mechanical devices, such as gears, pulleys, levers, hand tools, and gauges. You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of how the devices work and the underlying mechanical principles involved. These devices are not limited to use in the fire service.

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4. Understanding and interpreting written material pertaining to fire

The questions in this subtest test how well the candidate comprehends written material. The candidate is provided with brief reading selections, followed by a set of alternative statements relating to each selection. The candidate is to indicate the most appropriate statement relating to the selection on the basis of whether it:

a. accurately paraphrases portions of the selection; or b. adequately summarizes the selection; or c. presents an inference that can reasonably be drawn from the selection.

The reading selections are drawn from a variety of sources related to the fire fighting field. Knowledge of the subject matter of the reading selection is generally not related to successfully answering the questions.

A Guide for the Written Test for Firefighter is available at the New York State . Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement.

Use of calculators is ALLOWED. Candidates are permitted to use quiet, hand-held, solar or battery powered calculators. Devices with typewriter keyboards, ‘Spell Checkers,’ ‘Personal Digital Assistants,’ ‘Address Books,’ ‘Language Translators,’ ‘Dictionaries,’ or any similar devices are prohibited.

If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date, so they can make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All examinations for positions in State government will be held at a State examination center.

If you need special arrangements to take this Examination because you are a religious observer (for religious reasons you cannot be tested on the scheduled examination date), you must check box 6-A on page 1 of the application. We will send you an admission notice with special arrangements for the time, date and place of your examination.

Applicants may be required to undergo a State and national criminal history background investigation, which may include a fingerprint check, to determine suitability for appointment. Failure to meet the standards for the background check may result in disqualification.

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If you are a person with a disability and need accommodation in order to participate in the examination, check box 6-B on page 1 of the application. Then on or before the last filing date of the examination, you should describe the accommodations you need in a separate letter to the Auburn Civil Service Commission.

Any candidate who is approved to take this examination and who is serving on active duty on the date of this exam may be eligible for a military make-up exam at a later date.

Veterans or Disabled Veterans who have served on active duty during creditable periods of war will be eligible for veteran credits. The applications for veteran credits are available in the Auburn Civil Service Office. All veteran credits applications must be notarized and accompanied by a certified copy of your DD-214. Both forms must be submitted to the Auburn Civil Service Office before the eligible list is established.

This examination is being prepared and rated by the N.Y.S. Department of Civil Service in accordance with Section 23.2 of Civil Service Law. The provisions of N.Y.S. Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this test.

You may obtain applications at the Auburn Civil Service Office at Memorial City Hall between the hours of 8am and 4pm. To request by mail, send a self-addressed (.98 postage) envelope to:

Auburn Civil Service Commission Memorial City Hall
24 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Applications are available online at

Approved candidates will be notified by mail regarding the time and place of the exam in Auburn. If notice of approval or disapproval is not received seven (7) days prior to the exam date, please notify the Auburn Civil Service Office.

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  1. Falsification of any part of the “Application for Examination” will result in disqualification.
  2. Applicants must answer every question on the application and make sure it is complete in allrespects. Incomplete applications will be disapproved.
  3. Appointments from an eligible list must be made from the top three candidates willing toaccept the appointment. The duration of the eligible list must be fixed for a minimum periodof one (1) year and a maximum period of four (4) years.
  4. It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Auburn Civil Service Office of anychanges of name and/or address. No attempt will be made to locate candidates who havemoved.
  5. The passing grade for this examination is 70.0If you are taking another civil service exam scheduled for the same day as this exam, please note this on your application. Include the exam number, title and the Civil Service agency that is holding the exam. (See CROSS FILERS)

Auburn Civil Service Commission

Daniel J. Emmi John C. Hardy Diane R. Gove

An equal opportunity employer

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