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Los Angeles City (CA) FIREFIGHTER

Posted on the 16 September 2016 by Firecareers

City of Los Angeles (CA) is accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER 2112. Until Dec. 16, 2016.  Salary $60,552.00 – $88,426.00 annually. For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join FireCareers.com today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitments across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


Los Angeles City (CA) FIREFIGHTER
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
invites applications for the position of:
FIREFIGHTER 2112 (Application period begins May 1, 2016)An Equal Opportunity Employer

APPLICANT FILING STATUS: Exam Open to All, including Current City Employees

SALARY:

Annually
$60,552.00 – $88,426.00

OPENING DATE: 12/18/15 CLOSING DATE: 12/16/16 11:59 PM

DUTIES: ANNUAL SALARY:$60,552; $63,767 to $83,812; $71,033 to $88,426DUTIES:As members of the Los Angeles Fire Department, a Firefighter’s duties include engaging directly in firefighting, emergency medical services requiring assignment to a rescue ambulance, mitigation of hazardous materials emergencies, fire prevention and rescue, and inspections of buildings and properties to ensure compliance with the fire codes.  All Firefighters are required to become Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and may be required to become Paramedics.

REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S): 1.  At least 18 years of age at the time of application, and2.  Graduation from a U.S. high school or equivalent, G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) certificate is required, and3.  Achievement of a passing score on the FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT (FCA) in order to be considered in the next phase of the selection process. Information on how to register to take the FCA is available at  https://lacityfirefighter.psiexams.com and at joinLAFD.org.NOTES:

1.  FIREFIGHTER CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT (FCA):  To meet the FCA requirement, you must: (1) register for the FCA, (2) take the FCA, and (3) apply for the examination during the application filing period.  FCA testing will start on Monday, February 22, 2016, and will be available until Friday, December 16, 2016.

2.  All information on the FCA, including cost, tutorial assistance, the registration process, and low-income voucher qualification is available at https://lacityfirefighter.psiexams.com and at joinLAFD.org.

3.  All entry-level positions are temporary training positions as defined in Civil Service Commission Rule 5.30. Upon completion of this training period, an appointment to a regular position of Firefighter can be made in which a one year probationary period begins.

4.  Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT): Candidates must provide proof of a current passing score on the CPAT during the Field Investigation. Proof must also be provided at the time of certification for hiring consideration. A CPAT score is valid for one year. Information regarding the CPAT can be found at: http://per.lacity.org/exams/Firefighter2012CPATInformation.pdf.

5.  LICENSE: A valid California Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment.  Once hired, Firefighters are required to obtain and maintain a California Class “B” or Firefighter’s driver’s license, in accordance with Fire Department Procedures, as a condition of employment.

6.  Candidates must obtain a valid EMT certificate prior to appointment.

WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE: WHERE TO APPLY:City job applications WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON-LINE. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the “Apply” icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm under “Jobs Open to All.” City computers are available at the Personnel Department, local libraries, and worksource centers. Applicants who have problems with the on-line application or need assistance applying on-line, may visit the Personnel Department Building, 700 E. Temple Street, Room 150, Los Angeles, CA 90012, or call the Public Safety Selection Section at (213) 473-9060.APPLICATION DEADLINE:Applications will be accepted on-line only from SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016, THROUGH FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016.In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, stratified random sampling of qualified applicants who passed the FCA will be invited to participate in the interview. Stratified random sampling may occur periodically and as needed, based on the City’s hiring needs. Applications submitted during the filing period will be kept on file and will automatically be included for consideration during the stratified random sampling process under this job bulletin.

Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the specific date, time, and location of the interview. Interviews are anticipated to begin before the end of the application filing period.

SELECTION PROCESS: Examination Weight:  Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100%The examination process consists of the following steps:1.  The INTERVIEW is a behavior-based review of a candidate’s personal history. It is designed to evaluate initiative in learning, practical orientation, role adaptability, service orientation, oral communication skills, job motivation, teamwork, and respect for diversity. The minimum passing score is 70. This score will determine a candidate’s rank on the eligible list, which is valid for one year from the date of the interview. This is an extremely competitive examination and a sufficient number of candidates with the highest scores will continue in the selection process.2.  Based on a candidate’s ranking on the eligible list and the hiring needs of the Fire Department, candidates with the highest scores will be selected for a BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. The background investigation will consist of a background appointment and field investigation. The background investigation is conducted to evaluate interpersonal skills, sensitivity, and respect for others; decision-making and judgment; maturity and discipline; honesty, integrity, and personal ethics; setting and achieving goals; and a records check.

3.  A MEDICAL EXAMINATION is conducted by a City physician to evaluate the candidate’s medical fitness (vision, hearing, cardiovascular, respiratory, etc.) to perform the full range of Firefighter duties, with no conditions which would affect the candidate’s ability to safely perform those duties.

4.  A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION (including written tests, and possibly an interview by a City Psychologist) is conducted to evaluate the candidate’s psychological fitness to safely perform the full range of Firefighter duties.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION:

After the field investigation is conducted, a REVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS will be completed by representatives from the Fire Department, which may include a department interview. This review may include the evaluation of the candidate’s training, experience, personal qualifications, and findings of the background investigation as they prepared the candidate for the job of Firefighter. Based on hiring needs, those candidates with the strongest qualifications will receive a conditional job offer from the Fire Department and be scheduled for the medical and psychological evaluation. This is an extremely competitive examination and there are relatively few positions to be filled. Based on this, not all candidates reviewed will be selected for further processing.

PHYSICAL: Firefighting and medical rescue work is physically demanding.  Candidates must be in excellent health and have no conditions which would restrict their ability to safely perform fire suppression and rescue work.  Weight (body fat content) must be proportionate to height.

VISION: Uncorrected distance visual acuity of at least 20/100 in the poorer eye and 20/40 in the better eye, correctable to at least 20/40 in one eye and 20/20 in the other eye is required.  Regarding refractive surgery, most persons who have had these procedures will be passed.  However, some may be deferred for several months or disqualified based on an individualized assessment of the surgical outcome.  Regarding color vision, candidates must be able to accurately and quickly name colors and be free of other visual impairments that would restrict their ability to perform Firefighter duties.

TOBACCO: Firefighters are required to refrain from all use of tobacco throughout their employment with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

DRUG & ALCOHOL SCREENING: A drug and alcohol screening test may be required at any time prior to appointment because Firefighter has been designated as a safety sensitive class.

NOTES:

1.  As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application on-line. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at: http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.

2.  This examination is based on a validation study, and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the examination will not be subject to candidate inspection.

3.  Names will be removed from the eligible list after one year unless the eligibility of candidates on the list is extended.

4.  Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met.  Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.

5.  In accordance with Charter Section 1010 (b) and Civil Service Rule 5.31, selective certification may be used for some positions that require special skills and/or training.  Only persons possessing the ability to speak a language other than English and/or a valid Paramedic License issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority with paramedic accreditation by the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services at the time of filing may be considered for appointment to fill such positions.

6.  The ability to speak a language other than English and/or a valid Paramedic License issued by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority with paramedic accreditation by the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services is desirable.

NOTICE:

If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employer benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position.

THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLY

ON AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS

The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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FIREFIGHTER 2112 (Application period begins May 1, 2016) Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information: -a working E-mail address -a working telephone number -an official social security number -an address where I receive my mail I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working e-mail address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and all other notifications from the City of Los Angeles regarding the selection process. I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the e-mail address I provided. I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the e-mail address I provided is a working e-mail and that I will check my e-mail regularly to ensure I promptly receive any communications from the City of Los Angeles related to the Firefighter position. I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected e-mails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add [email protected] to my e-mail contact list to avoid e-mail notifications from the City of Los Angeles related to this selection process from being classified as “spam” or “junk” mail. I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to notify the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, Public Safety Division to update any contact information (e-mail, mail, telephone) on my application, as needed, by calling (213) 473-9060.

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 I have read these statements in their entirety, understand them completely, and will provide a working e-mail address on my application.

* 2. I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed. I UNDERSTAND that I should list all jobs, regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service, and any periods of unemployment during the last ten years.

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 I have read these statements in their entirety and understand them completely.

* 3. I am currently:

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 Younger than 15 years of age.
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 Between 15 and 17 years of age.
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 18 years of age or more.

* 4. From the options below, please indicate whether you graduated from a U.S. high school or equivalent, received a G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution, or received a California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) Certificate.

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 I graduated from a U.S. high school or equivalent.
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 I received a G.E.D. or equivalent from a U.S. institution.
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 I received a California High School Proficiency Examination Certificate.
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 None of these apply to me.

* 5. The Firefighter application and Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA) testing periods will end on December 16, 2016. Periodically during and at the conclusion of the application period, the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department will verify that I have taken the FCA and passed the FCA. Only applicants who have passed the FCA at these times will be considered to move forward in the selection process. Please read each statement below and check each one.

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 I have read these statements in their entirety and I understand them completely.
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 I understand that I MUST register for and have taken the FCA by December 16, 2016.
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 I understand that FCA testing is administered by a private vendor and NOT the City of Los Angeles and is scheduled on a “first come, first served” basis.

* 6. The following questions regarding the Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA), Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate (questions #7, #8 and #9) will NOT be used to determine your qualifications in the Firefighter examination. We encourage you to provide accurate responses to the questions for informational purposes only.

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 I understand the information provided for questions #7, #8, and #9 is for informational purposes, only.

* 7. From the options below, please indicate the statement that most accurately reflects your current standing regarding the the Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA).

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 I currently have a valid passing score on the FCA.
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 I have tested, but did not pass the FCA.
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 I have tested, but have not yet received my results on the FCA.
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 I have registered, but have not yet taken the FCA.
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 I have not yet registered to take the FCA.

* 8. From the options below, please indicate the statement that most accurately reflects your current standing regarding the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).

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 I currently have a valid passing score on the CPAT, however, it will expire within the next three months and I will need to re-test.
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 I currently have a valid passing score on the CPAT.
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 My passing score on the CPAT has expired, but I will re-test within the next three months.
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 I have tested but have not received a passing score on the CPAT, but will re-test within the next three months.
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 I have not yet tested for the CPAT.

* 9. I possess a valid EMT Certificate.

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 Yes
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 No
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 I am in the process of completing and will obtain my EMT Certificate within the next three months.

* 10. Please note that all information from the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department regarding your application and the selection process will be communicated via e-mail. We recommended that you consistently check your e-mail for any correspondence from the City of Los Angeles sent to the e-mail associated with your account.

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 I have read these statements in their entirety and understand them completely.

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