City of Carmel, IN - Carmel, IN

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TO: All Firefighter Applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

The firefighter application process you are about to complete has been changed to include three (3) different departments. By completing this application, you are applying for firefighter positions with Carmel Fire Department, Noblesville Fire Department, and Westfield Fire Department and acknowledge the information you provide on your application will be viewed by each department. Each department will work together from a combined listing of applicants for the hiring selection. There will be options when processing the application as to your choice to apply to all or only selected departments.
The Carmel Fire Department, Noblesville Fire Department, and Westfield Fire Department are Equal Opportunity Employers. Each Department is interested in good citizens who are seeking a career in the fire service. From time to time openings for firefighters become available. The active pool of applicants will include all individuals who have submitted an application prior to the posted deadline and who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
The purpose of this position is to perform fire suppression and emergency medical response duties as a member of a fire and rescue team.

All applicants must pass and attach to the application a copy of their Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card prior to the close of the application process on January 31, 2013 . The written exam will be on February 9, 2013 . The applicant must maintain a current CPAT certification card at all times while on the department testing and eligibility list.
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All qualified applicants will be sent a letter (at the email address listed on the application) advising them of a written examination session. The letter will indicate the date, location, and time of the exam. It will also include a brief explanation of the exam’s content and procedure. All applicants desiring to participate in the examination will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of thirty five dollars ($35), which is a portion of the exam fee. The participating Fire Departments will pay the remainder of the fee. Individuals who have a personal hardship and cannot afford the test fee may make alternative arrangements prior to the time of testing. Failure to appear or arrive on time for scheduled tests and/or appointments will result in disqualification from the hiring process.

Applicants who meet the required criteria on the written exam will then be scheduled for a structured interview. After the interview phase, the written exam and interview scores will be averaged together and the applicant’s name will be placed on an eligibility list in the order of the applicant’s score averages. Upon completion of the entry level testing process, selected applicants will be required to complete an in-depth personal history packet. The data provided in this packet will be used to conduct the background investigation phase of the hiring process. All applicants must give truthful answers to all questions. Any misrepresentation or omission of facts will disqualify the applicant from further consideration. During the investigative process applicants will be required to take a polygraph examination or Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, criminal activity (including illegal drug use and theft), employment and driving history.

Essential Job Function:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as fire, smoke, moisture, dirt, dust, snow, rain, severe weather, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, violence, fumes, toxic agents, disease or pathogenic substances.
Performance of essential functions may require life-or-death decisions based on circumstances beyond control.
Responds to various emergency situations including, but not limited to, fires, accidents, medical and rescue emergencies and hazardous materials incidents.

Performs search and rescue, ventilation, fire suppression and hazardous materials mitigation duties at the scene of a fire or accident.
Responds to medical emergencies as a certified emergency medical technician and performs various duties, such as administering medical care, stabilizing victims and providing transportation to area hospitals.

Clears roads during inclement weather; may operate boat as member of a water rescue team.

Inspects, cleans and restocks equipment, tools and supplies on vehicles and in fire station.

Enters fire and emergency rescue data in computer; updates records and generates computer reports as needed.

Performs routine building and equipment maintenance and repair work at fire station.

Participates in Departmental training activities and programs to maintain required certifications. Attends district training to update knowledge of new equipment and techniques.

Performs fire code inspections and fire investigations as assigned.

Provides tours of the fire station and distributes public education materials to schools and community groups along with other public relation duties.

Provides assistance with special events, holiday functions and other City activities.

Performs other related duties as required.

Ability to collect, assess and record data.

Ability to exercise discretion in identifying and selecting from alternative courses of action.

Ability to communicate effectively with superiors and co-workers and the general public.

Ability to perform tasks in changing and stressful circumstances; includes ability to maintain control of emotions and actions.

Ability to calm and comfort individuals who are distraught, ill or injured.

Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights and measures.

Ability to operate a computer, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database management, mapping, incident reporting and other software applications as may be necessary to perform essential job functions.

Ability to utilize a variety of tools, equipment and supplies associated with firefighting, EMS and rescue activities.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle to conduct work activities.

Ability to work a 24-hour shift with limited down time.

Ability to exert strenuous physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing, balancing, kneeling, and crawling.Carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials weighing 21-50 pounds; may occasionally involve objects and materials up to and exceeding 100 pounds.
Ability to work within a team environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL FIREFIGHTER APPLICANTS 1. Shall be a high school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. 2. Shall possess a valid Indiana drivers license (or obtain one within 60 days of becoming an Indiana resident) and have no more than six (6) active points. 3. Shall be a US citizen. 4. Shall be at least 21 years of age, and under the age of 36 at the date of hire. (Per Indiana Public Retirement System) 5. Shall be drug-free, and have no convictions for driving under the influence of drugs. 6. Shall have no more then two (2) alcohol-related violations. 7. Shall not have a conviction for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), or operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) in excess of 0.08% within the past 5 years. 8. Shall have no felony convictions. 9. Shall have no convictions for any Class A misdemeanor. 10. Class B misdemeanors may be cause for disqualification. Convictions will be evaluated by the Fire Chief. 11. Shall not have received discharge from the military, other than honorable or honorable conditions. 12. Within 12 months of appointment, shall reside in Hamilton County or a county adjacent to Hamilton County. 13. Shall agree to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, and may also be required to become a Paramedic. If you meet these minimum standards and wish to apply, please complete the application COMPLETELY AND TRUTHFULLY. INCOMPLETE PRE-APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Additional Information:
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