Big City Job Opportunity: Fort Worth, Texas Fire Department Accepting Applications For a Short Period of Time

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The City of Fort Worth currently stands as the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities.  Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes).  Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 City residents.  We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY FROM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016 THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION DATE:  MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Visit website: https://careers.fortworthtexas.gov/ and click on the “Fire Trainee” position. Add education by clicking on “Degree Information” complete all fields utilizing the magnifying glass and click on “Save”  (this will confirm you education information in the system)

  • Next answer all questions on the Application Questionnaire.  Open Ended section questions require a response or “N/A”

  • Select “Continue” once all questions have been answered and all information has been entered.

  • Complete the Self Identification Details section and click on “Submit

    Job Description

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    Under general supervision of a higher classification and accountable to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge required to become a Fire Fighter.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Attends the Fire Academy to learn the rules and regulations of the Fire Department and skills of fire fighting.
    2. Participates in exercises designed to develop fire fighting skills.
    3. Attends classes.
    4. Participates in physical skilled exercises.

    Other Job Functions:

    1. May be required to operate motor vehicle.
    2. Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    No special knowledge or skill required. Ability to understand and follow instructions; understand meanings of words; perform arithmetic operations; comprehend forms in space; perceive pertinent details in verbal or tabular form; coordinate eyes and hands or fingers; move easily; move hands and feet in coordination with visual stimuli; establish and maintain an effective working/living relationship with other employees and the general public. Must be able to read and write the English language

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Inside/outside working conditions, exposed to all extremes of the environment; exposed to toxic and non-toxic odors, fumes, dusts, mists, gases, extreme heat; extreme heights; small enclosed places; noise; mechanical and electrical hazards; explosives; radiation; and chemicals. Working conditions also involve lifting up to 100 lbs. sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching/stooping, squatting, crawling, climbing, pushing, reaching, pulling and twisting.

  • SPECIAL NOTE:       Applicants must successfully pass a written test, an aerobic capacity run, a physical assessment test,  a background check, a polygraph examination, an interview board and a medical / physical examination.

    EDUCATION:            High school diploma (or) GED Certificate (or) 12 semester hours from an accredited college or university.

    RESIDENCY:            Must live within thirty (30) minutes of a designated report-in station; must be accomplished within six (6) months of employment.

    AGE:                          18 – 35 years of age (cannot have reached 36th birthday by date of entry level test)Monday,  April 4, 2016.

    LICENSE:                    Valid and current drivers’ license (Will be required to obtain Class “B” while in training).

    VETERAN:                   In order to receive 5 points added to passing exam score, military veterans must email their DD214s (Member 4) showing an honorable discharge by 6:30 p.m. on April 3, 2016 toFWFDhiring@fortworthtexas.gov.  DD214s will not be accepted at the written examination.

    RESIDENCY:                            In order to receive 2 points added to passing exam score for residency, applicants must submit two (2) different proofs of residency at the written examination.

     BENEFITS INFORMATION:       http://fortworthtexas.gov/benefits/employee/      AND      http://fortworthtexas.gov/fire/ 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: (817) 392-8754

          Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex                  City of Fort Worth 

          505 W. Felix Street                                             Human Resources Department

          Fort Worth, TX  76115                                        1000 Throckmorton Street

          (817) 392-8754                                                     Fort Worth, TX  76102

          Website: http://fortworthtexas.gov/fire/         Website:  http://fortworthtexas.gov/hr/

    Conditions of Employment

    Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

    You will be paid by direct deposit only.

    The City of Fort Worth affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. This policy is practiced in all personnel actions and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, employment, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff, discipline, compensation, and benefits.

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