BOWLING GREEN, CITY OF - FIRE DIVISION
552 EAST COURT ST.
BOWLING GREEN, OHIO 43402
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Updated: August 04, 2022
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The City of Bowling Green is building an eligibility list in order to fill vacancies in 2022. To be considered on this eligibility list all testing must be completed by August 12, 2022. The testing will be done through the National Testing Network. NTN scores must be valid (not expired) on the application deadline of August 12, 2022. Additionally, all candidates must complete a City application. The City is accepting applications from July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022 for the classification of Firefighter/Paramedic. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 2022. Online City applications are available at the City’s Employment Opportunities page: https://www.bgohio.org/Jobs.aspx. Human Resources Department: 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 – email@example.com Fax: 419-352-1262
The City is extending to August 30, 2022 the deadline for candidates to take and pass the Firefighter Mile test. The deadline for the submission of the City’s employment application and taking, passing and completing all sections of the NTN testing process remains August 12, 2022. Furthermore, candidates must submit documentation verifying that they have scheduled to take the Firefighter Mile by August 30, 2022. This verification must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by August 12, 2022. This extension of the deadline for the Firefighter Mile is being taken because the City recently became aware that the Firefighter Mile testing was not readily available during July and August 2022.
Firefighter II Certification: Not required to apply, but candidates will be scheduled as soon as possible following hire. Ohio Fire Academy training will be paid for by the City of Bowling Green. Failure to successfully complete the Firefighter II certification will result in termination of employment
Personnel Department: 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 419-352-1262Phone: 419-354-6200www.bgohio.org
Written and Physical Agility Testing Through the National Testing Network (NTN): Candidates, who have tested with the NTN during the prior twelve months, will need to apply their scores to Bowling Green’s current posting in order to be considered. Passing both the NTN’s FireTEAM exam and the Firefighter Mile physical exam are required for this position. Candidates must submit verification that he/she currently holds a valid/current certification that they have passed the NTN’s Firefighter Mile and FireTeam exam with a minimum passing average score of at least 70; however, all sections of the NTN examination must be passed. Any cost for taking these exams are the responsibility of the candidate. NTN scores must be valid (not expired) on the application deadline of August 12, 2022.
Salary Information:Firefighter/Paramedic (already has Ohio paramedic certification) at time of hire: Step 1: $22.08/ hour/ $63,493 annually includes 11 paid holidays
Should a candidate not have his/her paramedic certification at time of hire, he/she will be assigned as either a Firefighter/EMT-I or Firefighter/EMT-B until the paramedic certification is achieved.
Firefighter/EMT-I (enrolled in paramedic program) at time of hire: Step 1: $21.51/hour ($61,854 annually includes 11 paid holidays)
Firefighter/EMT-B (enrolled in paramedic program) at time of hire: Step 1: $21.39 hour
($61,508 annually includes 11 paid holidays)
Top pay achieved in 3 years
52-hour workweek/ bi-weekly pay period/base annualized hours 2704
24/48 work schedule
9 Kelly Days (FED) per year
Additional double-time pay for holiday hours worked
Overtime pay for off-duty training
Benefit Information: The City of Bowling Green offers an outstanding comprehensive benefit package, including medical/ prescription/ dental/ vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and participation in the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. Additionally, the Bowling Green Fire Division offers paid holidays, sick leave accrual, vacation accrual and paid job-related training opportunities. The Bowling Green Fire Division has a strong respect for and focus on the life-work balance of all employees. Leave policies are flexible and accrual rates are very competitive. Accrual rates start at 5.98 hours sick leave and 10.75 hours vacation per pay period. More information can be found in the current collective bargaining agreement available online: www.bgohio.org/iaoflocal2379.
Ohio Deferred Compensation (457b) - voluntary governmental retirement plan that allows employees to increase retirement savings through pre-tax salary deferral.
Probationary Period: All hires must serve a one-year probationary period.
Veteran’s Credit: Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter provides for an additional credit of 10% of a passing test score for honorably discharged veterans. A candidate’s DD Form 214 documenting an honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application in order to be eligible for the veteran’s credit.
Age*: Ohio law (ORC 124.42) and City ordinance provide that no person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment in the fire service unless the person has reached the age of eighteen (18) and has not reached his/her forty-first birthday. The age restriction is permitted by the Public Safety Exemption to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 U.S. Code 623 (j).
Application Materials: Candidates must complete an application packet that is available in the Human Resources Department of the City of Bowling Green, 304 North Church Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402. A copy of the job description will be provided to candidates and is included with this advertisement. Résumés alone are unacceptable. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (419)354-6200. E-mail address: email@example.com Use the following link for more information or to access the on-line application: https://www.bgohio.org/Jobs.aspx. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. August 12, 2022.
Department Overview: The Bowling Green Fire Division, internationally accredited by the Commission of Fire Service Accreditation International (CFAI), is a career combination fire and emergency medical services department. The fire division is an "all hazards" emergency response agency, which provides protection to the approximately, 31,500 residents of the City, including Bowling Green State University students. Additionally, the fire division has earned an Insurance Services Office (ISO) class 2 rating. The Bowling Green Fire Division provides fire and EMS coverage to approximately 12.6 square miles of urban area located within the City of Bowling Green and fire coverage of approximately 3.4 square miles of rural area in Plain Township. The fire division responds to approximately 3200 emergency calls annually from two fire/EMS stations. The fire division currently provides services to the citizens of the Bowling Green with 36 firefighters, 2 chief officers, three shift captains and nine shift lieutenants. The fire division pursues progressive and ambitious goals related to continuous service delivery improvement.
Area Information: The Bowling Green Fire Division is located within the City of Bowling Green, Ohio. The City of Bowling Green is a suburban community covering approximately 12.6 square miles. The City of Bowling Green is located in Northwestern Ohio in Wood County (City of Bowling Green Home Town Locator ) approximately 15 miles south of Toledo, Ohio.
Job Description: Available online at https://www.bgohio.org/DocumentCenter/View/361/Firefighter--Paramedic-PDF.
Hiring Process: Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter: When a vacancy occurs in the entry level position of the Fire Division to be filled by appointment, the Civil Service Commission shall certify to the appointing authority the names of the five (5) persons standing highest on the eligibility list for such position. The appointing officer shall appoint one of such persons to such position.
The City considers applicants for positions without regard to a person’s actual or perceived, race, immigration status, source of income, color, religion, gender/sex, pregnancy, national origin, age*, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, ancestry, disability, political ideology, veteran status, military status, gender expression, gender identity, family status, physical characteristics, HIV-status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.