Firefighter
City of Compton, CA - Compton, CA

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OPEN-COMPETITIVE
WE WILL BE ACCEPTING UP TO 200 APPLICATIONS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013 AT 9:00 A.M.

PLEASE READ " THE APPLICATION PROCESS " LISTED BELOW FOR SPECIFICS.
THE FIREFIGHTER RECRUITMENT WILL CLOSE UPON RECEIPT OF 200 APPLICATIONS OR JUNE 26, 2013 AT 5:00 P.M.; WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Upon appointment of employment to the position of Firefighter, employee shall be required to obtain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.). Emergency Medical Technician certification must be obtained prior to the completion of the initial twelve months of employment as a Firefighter. Employees who do not obtain such E.M.T. certification, as stated above, will be terminated from employment as a Firefighter with the City without the right of appeal.

Current E.M.T. certification issued by the California State Fire Marshall Office, a county in the State of California or the National Registry is highly desirable.

A current State of California and Los Angeles County Paramedic Certification/Accreditation is highly desirable.

A current State of California or National Registry Paramedic Certification is highly desirable.

Employees may be required to obtain California State Paramedic Certification (the City will provide the required training).

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:

Under direct supervision, performs emergency operations, participates in fire prevention activities; to assist in operating and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment; maintain fire stations and other related duties.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responds to fires, rescues, medical emergencies and requests for public service; lays hose lines; operates engine pumping equipment as required; directs fire stream for proper extinguishment application; raises, lowers and climbs ladders; conducts salvage and overhaul operations; operates all department equipment; administers emergency medical care to the sick and injured; assists in the repair and maintenance of apparatus and equipment; assists in maintaining fire stations; answers general questions from the public; participates in public education awareness presentations; participates in training exercises; cleans, flushes and performs minor repairs to fire hydrants; performs fire prevention inspections and pre-fire planning; acts as relief engineer as needed; may be required to respond to emergencies as needed outside of regular duty hours and performs other related duties as required and assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Development (G.E.D.) equivalency certificate at the time of application. Proof of education must be provided with your online application. Acceptable proof of education: high school or college diploma or transcript; G. E. D. equivalency certificate.

Experience: Successful completion of a Fire Fighter I training academy approved by the State Fire Marshal with a minimum of 250 hours of instruction is highly desirable; and a current member of the Compton Fire Department Reserve Program with a minimum of six-months experience as a Reserve with the Compton Fire Department and have satisfactorily met attendance requirements and have maintained a satisfactory rating on evaluations is highly desirable.

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A current full-time member of the Compton Fire Department Ambulance Operator/Fire Intern program with a minimum of six months experience and satisfactory evaluation/s is highly desirable; or a graduate of the James Shern Fire Academy within one-year prior to the final filing date is highly desirable.

Age: Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application, proof of age requirement must be submitted on the date of application submittal.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles. Upon appointment of employment to the position of Firefighter, employee shall be required to obtain a valid California Class B or Class B Firefighter driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles prior to the completion of the initial twelve months of employment as a Firefighter. Proof of license requirement must be submitted on the date of application submittal.

Certification : A valid Biddle Physical Ability Certificate from Mt. San Antonio, Rio Hondo, or Santa Ana College or Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate obtained by the candidate, must be submitted on the date of application submittal .

Knowledge of: The geography of the local area; fire fighting methods and techniques; the basic operation and mechanics of fire fighting equipment; the location of hydrants and water mains, and major fire hazards.

Ability to: Maintain proficiency in emergency medical techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation; learn to drive fire apparatus with care and safety in accordance with the California Vehicle Code and Fire Department procedures; apply fire and life safety codes and regulations; understand and carry out oral and written directions; retain presence of mind in emergency situations; establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work; meet physical and health status requirements necessary for performance in this classification of work as outlined in the City's Medical Standards for Applicants and Employees.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. applications will be accepted from all current Fire Department Ambulance Operators/Fire Interns and Fire Fighter Reserves (current and those who have worked within the last three (3) years and current City employees prior to the public. After which, beginning at 9:00 a.m., applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis up to the first 200 applicants. Applications submitted before 9:00 a.m. from the public WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applications will NOT be accepted PRIOR to this date and time .

THE SELECTION PROCESS
The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which vacant positions may be filled.

The examination will consist of a written examination (weighted 25%) and an oral appraisal (weighted 75%). The oral appraisal may include writing exercises, oral presentations and an oral interview. The City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must attain a minimum qualifying score of 70% in each phase of examination in order to proceed to the next phase .

The written exam and/or oral test/interview will be administered to evaluate all or portions of the above stated knowledge and abilities, personal qualifications, background and suitability. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for July 17, 2013 . The oral test/interview is tentatively scheduled for August 6, 2013.

APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF APPLICATION OR EXAMINATION STATUS BY THE METHOD CHOSEN TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION.

GENERAL INFORMATION TO EXAMINATION APPLICANTS

The City of Compton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provisions of services.

Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must give advanced notice to the Human Resources Department prior to the final filing date.

ELIGIBLE LISTS

Recruitment may be conducted on a (a) promotional basis, (b) open-competitive basis, or (c) promotional and open-competitive basis simultaneously. All candidates must successfully complete ALL phases of the examination to be considered for position. All candidates who attain an overall score of at least 70.00 (open-competitive) and at least 75.00 (promotional) will be placed in rank order on the relevant eligible list(s).

In order to be placed on a promotional eligible list, a City employee must have attained permanent status with the City and must attain an overall score of at least 75.00 in the examination. All permanent City employees that attain an overall score of at least 75.00 will be placed on both the promotional eligible list and the open-competitive eligible list. All City employees that attain an overall score of at least 70.00 but less than 75.00 will be placed on the open-competitive eligible list only.

Each eligible list shall remain in effect one (1) year from the date of its establishment unless it is extended, abolished or exhausted. Whenever possible, three (3) names are certified to fill any one (1) vacant position. No candidate may be certified more than three (3) times for any one classified position. When certifying eligible lists to appointing powers, the promotional eligible list takes precedence over the open-competitive eligible list. A department manager’s recommendation for employment is subject to the City Manager’s approval.

EXAMINATION APPEAL PROCEDURE

A candidate, may within five (5) days after taking the written examination, file in writing with the City Manager an appeal against any part of the test, citing the item or items against which the appeal is directed and the reason(s) for such appeal. The Personnel Board will consider appeals from the decisions and ratings of qualifications appraisal (interview) boards if such appeals meet the conditions described in the Personnel Rules and Regulations (Section 6.8).

EXAMINATION RECORDS

All examination papers, including the employment application, resume, and other attachments(s) submitted by competitors are the property of the Personnel Board and are confidential records which may be open to inspection only for purposes and under conditions established by the Personnel Board.

VETERANS PREFERENCE

In all entrance examinations (open-competitive only) for positions in the Classified Service, veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States during time(s) of war, and who attain an overall passing score in the examination, are allowed additional preferential credit in accordance with the Personnel Rules and Regulations. In order to claim veterans’ credit, the applicant must submit proof of service and honorable discharge (showing specific dates of service) on a U.S. Military form (DD-214) at the time of application or not later than the final filing date for the examination.

FRINGE BENEFITS

The City’s comprehensive fringe benefits program includes: retirement (Public Employees’ Retirement System) medical, dental, life and vision insurances deferred compensation, sick and vacation leaves, after-hours education reimbursement, ride share program, uniform allowance and other provisions.

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