BARBERTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
580 WOOSTER RD. WEST
BARBERTON, OHIO 44203
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Updated: July 13, 2021
Position Title: Firefighter/ Paramedic
Barberton Fire Department is currently hiring for the position of Firefighter/ Paramedic.
All candidates must complete the FireTEAM through National Testing Network and the Firefighter Physical Agility by July 12, 2021. Candidates are required to complete and upload the following documents.
Application and FCRA form can be found here: https://cityofbarberton.com/150/Current-Notices-Job-Openings
Salary Information: $17.69- $20.89
Benefit Information: Medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, vacation, sick leave and pension.
City/ County/ Area Information: Located in Northwest Ohio, Barberton has a population of 25,953 residing within 9 square miles and an annual run volume of approximately 4800 calls for service. We serve the Barberton community with 45 full-time firefighter/paramedics operating out of two fire stations. The Barberton Fire Department’s core values are:
LOYALTY – Having true allegiance to the community and department.INTEGRITY – Always doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.RESPECT – Always treating people as they should be treated.DEDICATION – Having a passionate belief in our mission as a fire department.PROFESSIONALISM – Commitment to the quality of service and pride in our work.
Candidate Contact PersonJaime Iceman Civil Service Secretary330email@example.com
Age: Must be eighteen (18) years at time of examination. No applicant shall receive an appointment if that applicant has reached the age of forty-one (41) years at the time of appointment.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Probation: Firefighter/Paramedic candidates must successfully complete a one-year probationary period.
Licensure: Licensure State of Ohio Paramedic certification and State of Ohio Firefighter II certification by time of hire.
Nature of Work: Protect life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical service, rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention and public education. Maintain equipment apparatus and facilities.
Physical Agility Testing: TWO PARTS REQUIRED:
PART 1: Firefighter Physical Agility Test – Must submit certificate/proof of NTN Physical Ability Test OR meet time of five (5) minutes or less from one of the following testing facilities:
1. Cuyahoga Community College
2. Stark State College
Certificate/proof must be uploaded by close of exam on July 12, 2021 and dated after July 11, 2020 and before July 13, 2021.
PART 2: Aerial Ladder Climb Test – candidates are required to successfully climb a 100 ft. aerial ladder. Candidates that pass the written exam and upload all required documents will be notified of the date, time and location of Aerial Ladder Climb Test.
Physical: Applicant must, at the time of initial employment and thereafter, abstain from the use of all tobacco products. Applicant must meet and maintain physical fitness and medical standards in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Barberton Fire Department. Visual acuity must be correctable to at least 20/20 and have normal color vision. Hearing must be normal.
Other: Due to the nature and conditions of the work and position, a criminal conviction record may disqualify you for employment.
Testing: In addition to a written Civil Service test, applicants will be subject to an extensive background check, physical agility tests, oral interview, psychological examination, comprehensive physical examination, polygraph examination and such other examinations relative to the position. Additional credit for those who pass the written
test, with a minimum raw score of 70%, is available up to a maximum of 25 percent (25%). (See “Extra Credit”) If candidate terminates employment during probation of
his/her own volition, he/she will be required to reimburse the City of Barberton the cost of all tests and training.
Extra Credit Available (25% Maximum): Extra credit will only be applied to the scores of those candidates who successfully pass and complete the written examination and physical agility tests (Parts 1 and 2).
20% An applicant who has completed service in the Uniform Services, who has been honorably discharged from the Uniform Services or transferred to the Reserve with evidence of satisfactory service who is a resident of this state and any member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who has completed more than one hundred eighty (180) days of active duty service pursuant to an Executive Order of the President of the United States or an act of Congress may file a Certificate of Service or honorable discharge shall receive a credit of twenty percent (20%) of the person’s total grade. A person who receives credit under this section shall not receive an additional credit pursuant to Civil Service Rule VI Section 7 (b).
Applicants must attach a copy of their DD-214 form showing an “Honorable Discharge” to receive military credit.
RESERVE COMPONENT OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES:
15% An applicant in good standing of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who successfully completes the initial entry-level training shall receive a credit of fifteen percent (15%) of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade. Applicants must attach a copy of Reserve Status from the armed forces showing completion of the initial entry level training to receive reserve military credit.
5% Five percent credit to those who pass the Civil Service test and who can demonstrate residency within the corporate limits of the City of Barberton for a period of one year prior to the date of application receipt.
A signed affidavit will be accepted as proof of residency (form can be found at www.cityofbarberton.com). Residency Affidavits must be signed and notarized prior to application submission or may be notarized in the Civil Service Office.
PRIOR CITY EMPLOYMENT CREDIT:
.01-5% When proper proof of acceptable and satisfactory prior service with the City of Barberton is presented to the Commission at the time of application submission, such applicant being otherwise eligible, shall be granted an additional tenth of one percent (.01%) for every completed month the applicant has worked for the City for a maximum of 5% total extra credit
10% BACHELOR’S DEGREE - Ten percent credit to those who pass the Civil Service test and who have completed and possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
5% ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE - Five percent credit to those who pass the Civil Service test and who have completed and possess an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from an accredited college or university.
5% FOUR CITIES COMPACT FIRE/EMT PROGRAM - Five percent credit to those who pass the Civil Service test and who have graduated within three years before Civil Service test year.
City of Barberton: An Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Barberton provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.