SOUTH METRO FIRE RESCUE
9195 EAST MINERAL DRIVE
CENTENNIAL, COLORADO 80112
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Updated: January 13, 2020
South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) is seeking entry level Firefighters to join our organization. It is estimated we will be hiring for 30 positions for the Fall 2020 Academy.
**PLEASE NOTE: SMFR does not permit the use of marijuana including the previous 12 months from contingent offer regardless of whether it is legal in Colorado**
Applicants possessing an EMT-B certificate
Applicants possessing an EMT-P certificate
Step # 1 FireTEAM TEST
Candidates are required to take the FireTEAM test. The test is administered through the National Testing Network and available from 01/10/2020 to 03/16/2020. Visit the FireTEAM website, identify a testing center near you and register to take the test. https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&state=All+States
Minimum passing Score
Work attitude questionnaire score (WAQ)
60 Please note per NTN policy, the candidate’s WAQ test score will not be visible to the candidate
FireTEAM scores are valid for up to one year. If you have taken your FireTEAM test prior to SMFR opening the hiring process, please login to your FireTEAM account and add SMFR to permit us to view your FireTEAM score no later than 03/16/2020. The FireTEAM test will not be available after 03/16/2020 at midnight Mountain Standard Time.
For frequently asked questions regarding the FireTEAM test and/or the National Testing Network (NTN) please visit: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/faqs.cfm
Step #2 CPAT
CPAT Resources for out of state candidates:
National Testing Network (NTN) provides convenient professional administration of the CPAT in Arizona, Florida, Oregon and Washington. Please visit https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/cpat_info.cfm to schedule a CPAT through NTN.
CPAT Orientation Guide https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/pdf/CPAT_Orientation_Guide.pdf
Candidate Preparation Guide
Step # 3 APPLICATION:
Based on the candidates’ FireTEAM scores, SMFR will invite several hundred candidates to apply. Applications will be due no later than 03/31/2020.
Step # 4 ORAL BOARD:
Approximately 150 candidates will be invited to participate in the Oral Board process in May 2020. This is strictly an approximation and the actual number will vary based on the number of successful candidates in Step #3.
TENTATIVE 2020-02 ACADEMY HIRING PROCESS TIMELINE:
March 31, 2020 Application deadline
April 22, 2020 SMFR will invite approximately 150 candidates to move on in the testing process after application screening process.
May 1-8, 2020 Oral Boards
Late May 2020 Contingent Job Offers Extended via email
June 29 and 30 Pre-employment Testing (fitness/wellness assessment)
Early July 2020 Psychological evaluation, background interview and a drug screen (time commitment two working days)
Mid-July 2020 Final Job Offers
August 3, 2020 EMT-B academy (for candidates without an EMT-B certificate)
August 24, 2020 SMFR Fire Academy Starts
December 2020 Academy Graduation
**The hiring process timeline is subject to change at any time**
For all questions related to the Firefighter Hiring Process, please email Human Resources Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org
All communication throughout the testing process will be sent to the email address provided to the National Testing Network when the FireTEAM test was taken. Please check your email frequently including your junk and spam folders as all applicants will be notified of their status after each step in our process via email.
**South Metro Fire Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer**
Job Requirements: as stated above.