8210 SYLVANIA AVE
SYLVANIA, OHIO 43560
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Updated: May 03, 2021
Open: October 19, 2020
The next group of qualified candidates will be pulled on May 31, 2021.
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Testing Requirements: FireTEAM and Firefighter Mile
Salary Information: Salary Range Step 1P $56,238 – Step 5P $72,878;
Benefit Information: Sylvania Township offers an excellent comprehensive benefit package, including medical/prescription/dental/vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and participation in the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. Sylvania Township offers paid holidays, sick leave accrual, sick leave bonus, vacation accrual, deferred vacation, comp time, longevity, job-related tuition reimbursement and uniform allowance.
Jennifer Howard, Administrative Services Coordinator or Vicky Loeffler or Julie Dowling, Administrative Assistants
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Sylvania Fire-EMS (SFE) is an "all hazards" emergency response agency, which provides protection to both Sylvania Township & the City of Sylvania, representing approximately 28 square miles and a combined population of approximately 48,500 residents.
The department responds to approximately 7,000 emergencies annually from four fire/EMS stations located in both Sylvania Township & the City of Sylvania. SFE is a career-oriented fire and emergency services department that currently provides services to the greater Sylvania community with sixty-three sixty-six line-personnel, one Training Captain, one Fire Marshal, three Battalion Chiefs, one Assistant Chief, one Chief, two civilian Fire Safety Inspectors, and three Administrative Assistants.
Sylvania Fire-EMS believes that hiring qualified individuals to fill positions contributes to the overall success of our department. Each employee is hired to make significant contributions to Sylvania Fire-EMS.
Sylvania Township is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all individuals and will provide equal employment opportunity while fully complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations prohibiting discrimination, including but not limited to, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, religion, age, disability, veteran status, military status and any other considerations protected by federal, state or local laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel practices, including, but not limited to,
recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, discipline, evaluation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational activities.
SFE may utilize outside agencies to administer and evaluate the entry level examination, the Firefighter Mile, the background investigation, the physical examination, the psychological examination, interviews and recruit training.
City Information: Sylvania Township, which includes the City of Sylvania, is one of eleven townships in Lucas County, Ohio. As of the 2010 U. S. Census, the township had a total population of 48,487, making it the second most populous county subdivision in Lucas County, the third most populous subdivision in northwest Ohio and the eighth most populous township in Ohio. The township is governed by a three-member Board of Trustees, a Fiscal Officer and a
full-time Administrator. There are seven main departments within the Township: Administration, Fire-EMS, Fiscal, Police, Road, Service and Zoning. The boundaries of Sylvania Township changed in 1867 when the Lucas County Commissioners set apart property within the boundaries of Sylvania Township in order to establish the Village of Sylvania, which became the City of Sylvania in 1960. A jewel in northwest Ohio, Sylvania City and Township have a thriving business community and a large, growing population of affluent professionals.
Population: Approximately 48,487
Age: At least 18 years of age and less than 41 years of age at the time of employment.
US Citizen: All applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States at the time of employment.
High School Grad/GED: All applicants must have a high school diploma or a high school general education development (GED) certificate.
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: All applicants must have a current, valid, driver's license at the time of registration. If appointed, this license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
Ability to Read/Speak English: All applicants must be able to read, write, speak, understand and otherwise communicate fluently in the English language.
Vision: Per NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments 2018 – Category A medical conditions that would preclude a person from performing as a member in a training or emergency operational environment by presenting a significant risk to the safety and health of the person or others shall include the following: (1) Far visual acuity worse than 20/40 binocular, corrected with contact lenses or spectacles, or far visual acuity worse than 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles, uncorrected. (2) Color perception – monochromatic vision resulting in inability to use imaging devices such as thermal imaging cameras. (3) Monocular vision. (4) Any eye condition that results in the candidate not being able to safely perform one or more of the essential job tasks.
Per NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Medical Program for Fire Departments 2018 – Category B medical conditions that, based on its severity or degree, could preclude a person from performing as a member in a training or emergency operational environment by presenting a significant risk to the safety and health of the person or others shall include the following: (1) Diseases of the eye such as retinal detachment, progressive retinopathy, or optic neuritis. (2) Ophthalmological procedures such as radial keratotomy, Lasik procedure, or repair of retinal detachment. (3) Peripheral vision in the horizontal meridian of less than 110 degrees in the better eye or any condition that significantly affects peripheral vision in both eyes. (4) Amblyopia.
College: Not required, but a degree in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Management or a related field is preferred.
Academy Certification: Current State of Ohio Paramedic certification or a current National Registry Paramedic certification is required in order to complete this testing process. State of Ohio Firefighter II certification is not required in order to complete this testing process; however, this certification is preferred at the time of appointment.
Prior Experience: Not required, but preferred.
Necessary Certifications: At the time of appointment: State of Ohio Paramedic, ACLS, BLS, ICS-100 and ICS-700 certifications. State of Ohio Firefighter II certification is preferred and is required within the first year of appointment.
Note: Ohio Revised Code section 505.38 Appointment of Firefighting Personnel (A) states in part: No person shall be appointed as a permanent full-time paid member, whose duties include firefighting, of the fire department of any township or fire district unless that person has received a certificate issued under former section 3303.07 or section 4765.55 of the Revised Code evidencing satisfactory completion of a firefighter training program.
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring: A High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate is required prior to testing for our department. See the necessary certifications above. All applicants will be required to maintain their certifications throughout their employment with SFE. Continuing education to maintain State of Ohio Certifications will be required.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
The following may disqualify an applicant:
Sylvania Fire-EMS does not currently review applicant credit history.
The use of tobacco products, in any form, is prohibited as a condition of
employment with Sylvania Fire-EMS.
Due to the acknowledged hazards arising from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, increased medical costs, and safety factors, it shall be the policy of Sylvania Township to provide a tobacco free environment for all employees. The smoking of any tobacco product, the use of “spit” tobacco and any form of smokeless tobacco is prohibited as a condition of employment with Sylvania Township.
Pre-Employment Agreements: For further details about the Pre-Employment Agreements, please refer to our Hiring Policy at:http://www.sylvaniatownship.com/departments/admin/fire-aboutus/employment/