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Under general supervision, to respond to fire alarms and other emergency calls for the protection of life and property; to render first aid and lifesaving assistance; to participate in fire prevention and training activities; to perform firefighting and fire station equipment maintenance; and to perform related work as required.
Positions in this class perform both probationary and journey level firefighting and fire prevention work. When initially employed, incumbents may not have prior practical firefighting experience and are expected to successfully complete an entry-level firefighter training program as established by the City of Clovis. Incumbents generally operate at various types of emergency incidents and perform duties under supervision. Incumbents are expected to render first aid in the event of extreme conditions. A major effort is spent in training for hazardous situations. Incumbents are called upon to work in potentially hazardous conditions when at the scene of an emergency.
Examples of Duties:
Performs fire control activities and utilizes strategies in the areas of victim rescue, exposure tactics, ventilation, fire containment, and extinguishment; fights structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, and wildland fires; operates fuel and oil pumps, building heating and cooling systems, cutting, boring, and sawing tools, lighting, lifting and air moving equipment, various types of extinguishers, appliances, elevators, fire protection and escape systems, radio equipment and meters; uses a variety of tools, ropes, knots, ladders, lifelines, and belts; couples, reels, unreels, and carries hoses; connects nozzles and valve fittings; extends and reduces hose lines; lays single and multiple hose lines; lays hoses and operates hose streams above and below street level; raises, climbs, and works from extension ladders; makes forcible entries and transmits alarms; controls traffic; provides emergency rescue and medical care; lifts, carries, and transports victims; identifies common, special, structural, and panic hazards; responds to incidents involving hazardous materials; examines the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids and of other hazardous materials; makes recommendations regarding the correction of hazards; operates City vehicles; inspects and maintains nozzles, appliances, fittings, hydrants, fire extinguishers, hand and power tools, ropes, emergency lighting equipment, generators, rescue and first aid, and related equipment; engages in public information activities; conducts fire drills and demonstrates fire equipment; writes incident reports; interprets federal, state, local, and department rules and regulations; assists in the maintenance of fire station and grounds; conducts inspections of dwellings, public assemblies and commercial, industrial, and government buildings; interprets fire and building codes; inspects and tests fire protection systems; assists in the investigation of fires; responds to complaints and requests for information from the public; may perform Fire Engineer duties when qualified; and performs related work as required.
• Possession of an appropriate valid Driver’s License and a good driving record;
• Possession of a valid California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) Certificate or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Certification or higher;
• Possession of a valid healthcare provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate;
• Possession of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility completed within twelve (12) months of application date;
• Possession of a California State Board of Fire Services Fire Fighter I Certificate (FF-1) or completion of an approved Basic Fire Fighter I Academy;
• Possession of a Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Level Certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment;
• Possession of a California State Board of Fire Services Fire Fighter II Certificate (FF-2) within twelve (12) months of appointment;
• Possession of a California State Board of Fire Services Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A Certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment.
• Possession of an appropriate California Driver’s License for operating firefighting equipment within twelve (12) months of appointment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• One (1) year of fire fighting experience as a full-time Firefighter in a municipal setting is desirable.
• Basic mathematics and mechanical relationships;
• Simple record-keeping methods;
• Proper methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in firefighting;
• General principles of fire suppression and prevention;
• Appropriate safety precautions and procedures;
• Emergency Medical Care;
• Computer operation and use of electronic media.
• Read, understand firefighting materials, and apply firefighting concepts;
• Respond quickly to changing situations under emergency pressures;
• Perform limited mechanical work;
• Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices;
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
• Adequate to hear and respond to instructions both in person and on the radio.
• Ability to walk, stand, sit, and climb to perform various fire fighting/rescue duties;
• Ability to reach, push, pull, grab, and carry equipment of varying sizes and weights;
• Requires the ability to perform on-site field inspections including exertion of a moderate amount of physical effort to stoop, crouch, climb, and lift in performance of assigned duties.
•Must be able to perceive odors.
• Physical strength to operate heavy equipment including fire fighting apparatus and rescue equipment, and to lift and carry people with or without assistance of varying sizes and weights.
• Ability to be understood orally in person, on the telephone, or on the radio.
• Must be able to perceive color and shapes;
• Vision to properly operate equipment and perform fire fighting and rescue operations.
Other physical requirements include:
• Manual dexterity to use tools and equipment;
• May be subject to uncomfortable working conditions including exposure to odors, toxic agents, machinery, explosives, dust, noise, and smoke;
• Requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as use of personal computer or other office equipment or supplies and operation of a motor vehicle.
CAREFULLY REVIEW THE POSITION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW
Interested applicants must submit a complete application package which includes a City of Clovis online job application and supplemental questionnaire, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021. Information regarding employment with the City of Clovis and the application are available online at https://cityofclovis.com/general-services/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/. You may contact Personnel at (559) 324-2725 for additional questions. Applications must be submitted online at www.cityofclovis.com. Applicants may not attach any additional documents that are not required to their application or submit any other documents by email, mail, fax, or hand delivery with the exception of a reasonable accommodation request. Reasonable accommodation, when needed, for otherwise qualified candidates with disabilities, must be requested in writing at the time of application submission. Veterans Preference Points may be provided if a DD Form 214 demonstrating qualifying service is submitted to the Personnel Office by the position deadline date and time. Applicants may attach, hand deliver or fax the required documents only to (559) 324-2865. Applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application by email once the applications have been processed and reviewed.
Do Not Submit:
Applicants may not be considered for the position if any of the documents listed below are submitted with the online application or by email, mail, fax, or hand delivery.
• Any type of documents not required to be submitted with the employment application for the position;
• Birth Certificate or documents showing date of birth;
• Certifications (including those required for the position);
• Driver’s License;
• Education or training records (including those required for the position);
• Letters of recommendation;
• Social Security Card or documents showing Social Security number;
Application Review – Applicants must meet each qualification for the position by the deadline date. All applications will be reviewed based on the necessary employment standards for the position.
Achievement History Questionnaire (iAHQ) – Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position will be required to complete an internet-based Achievement History Questionnaire (iAHQ) as part of the testing process. Eligible candidates will receive an email notification with further instructions.
Dependent upon the number of qualified applicants received, the results of this questionnaire may be used to determine eligibility to participate in the written examination. In this instance, the iAHQ will be scored upon receipt and those applicants considered to be the most qualified for the position will be invited to participate in the written examination.
Written Examination – Those applicants considered to be the most qualified for the position will be invited to participate in the written examination. The written examination is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Eligible candidates will receive an email notification with examination information. We will not be able to accommodate any changes to the examination date. If you are interested in the position, you must be available for the scheduled examination.
Scoring – In the event that the iAHQ is deemed necessary to determine participation in the written examination, it will be scored in advance of the written examination. If the iAHQ has not been scored in advance of the written examination, only those candidates receiving a passing score of 70% or higher on the written examination will have their iAHQ scored. In either scenario, the written examination and iAHQ scores will be combined for a final score weighted at 100%.
Scoring will be as follows:
Written Examination weighted 70% – Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher to qualify for the next step in the examination process.
Achievement History Questionnaire (iAHQ) weighted 30% – The iAHQ score will only be factored in for those candidates receiving a passing score on the written examination.
Candidates must achieve a combined passing score of 70% or higher to be established on the eligibility list for a period of up to one (1) year.
As determined by the City and at the City’s expense, successful candidates shall be required to complete and pass a Personal History Questionnaire, a polygraph examination, extensive background investigation, medical examination and drug/alcohol screening. Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record will be required prior to hire. Proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required at time of hire.
Interested applicants must contact CPAT directly for all CPAT information including qualification, registration, fees, locations, and testing appointments.
Firefighter Candidate Testing Centers (FCTC)
• El Monte
• San Diego
The materials which may be used to derive questions for the written examination are listed below:
• Essentials of Fire Fighting. IFSTA, 7th Edition (2019)
• Brannigan’s Building Construction For the Fire Service. Brannigan, F.L. NFPA, 6th Edition (2021)
• Hazardous Materials for First Responders. IFSTA, 5th Edition (2017)
• Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Pollack, A.N., Ed., Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 11th Edition (2017)
The examination may consist of questions relative to knowledge of basic mathematics and mechanical relationships; simple record-keeping methods; proper methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in firefighting; general principles of fire suppression and prevention; appropriate safety precautions and procedures; emergency Medical Care; and computer operation and use of electronic media. The examination may also contain questions regarding the ability to read, understand firefighting materials, and apply firefighting concepts; respond quickly to changing situations under emergency pressures; perform limited mechanical work; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
This job flyer does not constitute a contract and its terms and conditions can change without notice.
THE CITY OF CLOVIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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