City of Sparks Firefigher and Paramedic Recruitments

Firefighter/Paramedic-112
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$63,336.00 – $75,508.16

Firefighter/Paramedic-112 – Entry Level Requiring Fire Academy
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$63,336.00 – $75,508.16

These are both in CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT

The City of Sparks is an equal opportunity employer

View these postings online at cityofsparks.us

Candidate applications will only be accepted once in a 365 day period.

Next Testing Date:  April 16, 2018
Next Testing Date Application Cut-off:  April 9, 2018
Deadline to Submit proof of passing the CPAT: May 30, 2018

MAKE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO TEST THE NEXT TIME A TEST IS OFFERED.  IF YOU APPLY NOW, YOU MUST TEST WHEN THE NEXT TEST IS OFFERED, OTHERWISE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT 365 DAYS FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY.  MAKE-UPS AND RETAKES ARE NOT OFFERED.

The cutoff to apply for this testing is listed above.  Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule their test.
Candidates who pass the written examination will be required to submit proof of passing the CPAT (Candidate Physical Abilities Test) by a deadline to be determined when the next testing date is established.

Firefighter/Paramedic-112
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$63,336.00 – $75,508.16

Qualifications & Testing Information:

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must have these qualifications to be considered a qualified applicant and to be invited to the testing process:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Firefighter I certification which meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
    • The equivalency for Nevada State FFI is another State or International Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) FFI certificate. Wildland FF certificates are not acceptable.
  • Valid Paramedic Certificate/License or National Registry Paramedic Certifications
  • Current CPR, ACLS, ITLS, and PALS certifications
  • Graduation from an approved Fire Academy, or 1 (one) years’ full time experience with a paid department, or two years’ experience with a volunteer department.
  • 1 (one) year of full time experience as a paid paramedic with an ALS EMS provider
    For your application to be considered qualified you must attach an electronic copy of the valid and current license/certifications listed above to your application in addition to providing support for the other minimum requirements in your application. If you are using graduation from an approved Fire Academy to meet the minimum requirements, you must attach an electronic copy of the certification of completion to your application. If you do not have a certification, but you can obtain it by the date of appointment, you may be admitted to test. Verification of your certification status will be required on or before the date of appointment.

Civil Service Examination

This is a continuous recruitment. Qualified applicants will be invited to a Civil Service written examination. The next testing date and the cut-off for this testing are listed above. Candidates who pass the written examination will be required to submit proof of passing the CPAT (Candidate Physical Abilities Test) as the Civil Service physical test. The cut-off to submit proof of passing the CPAT is listed above.

Example of Essential Duties

Description:

Respond to fires, medical calls, and other emergency and non-emergency situations, and take appropriate action; perform various staff support assignments in addition to emergency responses and daily activities

Must be able to use a variety of hose lines, deck guns, ground monitors, appliances and other equipment to safely and effectively control and extinguish fires; perform horizontal and vertical ventilation as directed; ladder buildings, conduct forcible entry, conduct search, and rescue operations; participate in salvage and overhaul, and other assignments as required on the fire ground.

Provide emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic level

Use hand and power tools to force entry into buildings, rescue victims, secure utilities and provide ventilation when directed

Participate in specialized operations such as low angle, high angle, trench, water, and ice rescues, including the use of rigging, shoring, and other specialized equipment

Contain, confine, decontaminate, or otherwise mitigate hazardous material spills

Clean, inspect, maintain, and perform minor repairs on Fire Department vehicles, apparatus, and related equipment in order to ensure operational readiness

Participate in staff support assignments including fire prevention, inspections, investigations, and special projects

Maintain inventory and other department records

Perform routine maintenance of fire stations and other department facilities

Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) during emergency operations, training evolutions, and other times as appropriate

Work with the community in a variety of educational, public relations, and service programs

When certified by the department, may act as a Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Nevada State Firefighter I certificate which meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards or equivalent. The equivalency for Nevada State FFI is another State or International Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) FFI certificate. Wildland FF certificates are not acceptable.

Graduation from an approved Fire Academy, or 1 (one) years’ full-time experience with a paid department, or two years’ experience with a volunteer department.

1 (one) year of full-time experience as a paid paramedic with an ALS EMS provider.

Licenses and Certificates:

Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada Class C driver’s license or equivalent; must obtain a Nevada Class “A” driver’s license with an “F” endorsement or a Nevada Commercial Class “B” license with the proper endorsements/restrictions, to allow the driver to tow vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds, within one (1) year of appointment. If living out of state, must possess a license from the state of residence that meets the driver’s license requirements of the department.

Must possess a valid Nevada Paramedic Certification or a National Registry Paramedic Certification at the time of appointment. Must obtain a Nevada EMS Attendant License within three (3) months of appointment. Must maintain these licenses/certifications for continued employment.

Must possess current CPR, ACLS, ITLS, and PALS certifications at time of appointment, and must maintain these certifications for continued employment.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention
Principles and practices of providing hazardous materials response at the first responder operational level
Principles and practices of providing emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic level
Basic principles of fire apparatus hydraulics
Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the position of a firefighter
Basic recordkeeping and business mathematics
Basic computer use

Ability to:

Understand and follow oral and written directions
Remain calm, make sound decisions, and respond appropriately in emergency situations
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Provide emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic level
Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials

Physical Demands:

Requires the ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift and carry equipment and persons weighing up to 150 pounds with assistance, and stand and walk for extended periods of time; requires the ability to work outdoors in varied weather conditions with the potential for exposure to chemicals, extreme heat, fire, smoke, traffic and other hazards; must be able to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus

Supplemental Information:

Must be willing to work shifts as structured in the Fire Department
Must live within 60 minutes to the closest fire station
Must pass a detailed background investigation
Must pass a pre-placement drug screen

Supervision Exercised:

When certified, may act as a Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis

This position reports to Fire Apparatus Operators, Captains, and Chief Officers

This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines

Testing Information:

The City of Sparks conducts a written examination to establish an eligibility list for firefighters. Candidates who pass the written examination will also be required to pass the CPAT (Candidate Physical Abilities Test) and submit proof by the listed deadline.

 

Firefighter/Paramedic-112 – Entry Level Requiring Fire Academy
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:
$63,336.00 – $75,508.16

Qualifications & Testing Information

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must have these qualifications to be considered a qualified applicant and to be invited to the testing process:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a valid Nevada Paramedic Certification or National Registry Paramedic Certifications at the time of appointment
  • Must possess current CPR, ACLS, ITLS, and PALS certifications at the time of appointment
  • Must obtain a Nevada EMS Attendant License within three (3) months of appointment
  • 1 (one) year of full-time experience as a paid paramedic with an ALS EMS provider

For your application to be considered qualified you must attach an electronic copy of the valid and current license/certifications listed above to your application in addition to providing support for the other minimum requirements in your application. If you will not have the certification until appointment, this will be required prior to beginning work.

Civil Service Examination

This is a continuous recruitment. Qualified applicants will be invited to a Civil Service written examination. The next testing date and the cut-off for this testing are listed above. Candidates who pass the written examination will be required to submit proof of passing the CPAT (Candidate Physical Abilities Test) as the Civil Service physical test. The cut-off to submit proof of passing the CPAT is listed above.

Example of Essential Duties

Description

Respond to fires, medical calls, and other emergency and non-emergency situations, and take appropriate action; perform various staff support assignments in addition to emergency responses and daily activities

Must be able to use a variety of hose lines, deck guns, ground monitors, appliances and other equipment to safely and effectively control and extinguish fires; perform horizontal and vertical ventilation as directed; ladder buildings, conduct forcible entry, conduct search and rescue operations; participate in salvage and overhaul, and other assignments as required on the fire ground.

Provide emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic level

Use hand and power tools to force entry into buildings, rescue victims, secure utilities and provide ventilation when directed

Participate in specialized operations such as low angle, high angle, trench, water, and ice rescues, including the use of rigging, shoring, and other specialized equipment

Contain, confine, decontaminate, or otherwise mitigate hazardous material spills

Clean, inspect, maintain, and perform minor repairs on Fire Department vehicles, apparatus, and related equipment in order to ensure operational readiness

Participate in staff support assignments including fire prevention, inspections, investigations, and special projects

Maintain inventory and other department records

Perform routine maintenance of fire stations and other department facilities

Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) during emergency operations, training evolutions, and other times as appropriate

Work with the community in a variety of educational, public relations, and service programs

When certified by the department, may act as a Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 (one) year of full-time experience as a paid paramedic with an ALS EMS provider.

Licenses and Certificates

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada Class C driver’s license or equivalent; must obtain a Nevada Class “A” driver’s license with an “F” endorsement or a Nevada Commercial Class “B” license with the proper endorsements/restrictions, to allow the driver to tow vehicles in excess of 10,000 pounds, within one (1) year of appointment. If living out of state, must possess a license from the state of residence that meets the driver’s license requirements of the department.
  • Must possess a valid Nevada Paramedic Certification or a National Registry Paramedic Certification at the time of appointment.
  • Must obtain a Nevada EMS Attendant License within three (3) months of appointment.
  • Must maintain these licenses/certifications for continued employment.
  • Must possess current CPR, ACLS, ITLS, and PALS certifications at time of appointment, and must maintain these certifications for continued employment.

Knowledge of

  • Principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention
  • Principles and practices of providing hazardous materials response at the first responder operational level
  • Principles and practices of providing emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic level
  • Basic principles of fire apparatus hydraulics
  • Safety practices and precautions pertaining to the position of a firefighter
  • Basic recordkeeping and business mathematics
  • Basic computer use

Ability to

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Remain calm, make sound decisions, and respond appropriately in emergency situations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Provide emergency medical care up to and including the Paramedic level
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials

Physical Demands

Requires the ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift and carry equipment and persons weighing up to 150 pounds with assistance, and stand and walk for extended periods of time; requires the ability to work outdoors in varied weather conditions with the potential for exposure to chemicals, extreme heat, fire, smoke, traffic and other hazards; must be able to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus

Supplemental Information

  • Must be willing to work shifts as structured in the Fire Department
  • Must live within 60 miles of the closest City of Sparks Fire Department station
  • Must pass a detailed background investigation
  • Must pass a pre-placement drug screen

Supervision Exercised

  • When certified, may act as a Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis
  • This position reports to Fire Apparatus Operators, Captains, and Chief Officers

This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines

Testing Information:

The City of Sparks conducts a written examination to establish an eligibility list for firefighters. Candidates who pass the written examination will also be required to pass the CPAT (Candidate Physical Abilities Test) and submit proof by the listed deadline.