LAFAYETTE FIRE DEPARTMENT
443 N 4TH STREET
LAFAYETTE, INDIANA 47901
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Updated: July 20, 2021
Job Classification: Recruit Firefighter
The Lafayette Fire Department is currently accepting FireTEAM test score for Fire Recruits. Applications and testing must be completed by July 1, 2021.
The department application can be accessed here. Applications will be available May 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021. Applications will not be accepted early.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: $56,165.20
Benefit Information: Indiana Public Retirement System (PERF), Major Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Group Term and AD&D Life Insurance, Vision Plan, Long Term Disability Plan, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program.
Contact Information: Samantha RaderstorfAdministrative Assistant765firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is ideally situated between Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana. It is home to just over 174,000 residents and is known for its diverse community and great quality of life. We are a vibrant community of good schools, safe neighborhoods and excellent public facilities and amenities, including over 40 parks and extensive trail systems. The Community has a wide spectrum of business, including many nationally and internationally known high-tech corporations and institutions including Purdue University.
Lafayette firefighters engage directly in firefighting, fire prevention, and emergency medical service activities to protect and safeguard lives and property, and assist in maintenance and repair of fire stations and equipment.
Area Information: Lafayette - West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Population: 172,780 Tippecanoe County
Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
US Citizen: Effective July 1, 2021 per Indiana House Bill 1033, applicants shall (1) have adequate means of transportation into the jurisdiction served by the member's department; and (2) maintain telephone service to communicate with the department.
High School Grad/GED: Applicants shall be a high school graduate as evidence by a diploma issued by a high school accredited by the department or agency of a state authorized to accredit high schools. An equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) issued by such an accredited high school is acceptable.
Valid INDIANA State Driver's License: Must acquire an Indiana Driver's License within 30 days of appointment.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: The applicant shall also possess the following Vision standards:
Minimum Qualifications: Some of the basic qualifications and selection procedures consist of, but are not limited to the following:
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Applicants shall not have been convicted of a felony.
Applicants shall not have received a OWI or DUI within the last two (2) years.
Drug Use Disqualifiers:
No illegal delivery of drugs for monetary or material gain.
No illegal use of any type of drugs for 2 years prior to applying.
A dishonorable discharge from the military shall disqualify the applicant.
Eligibility ends on the applicants 36th birthday. State of Indiana HOUSE BILL 1359, Sec 5 (a) - effective July 1st, 2016: Waives the maximum hiring age restrictions that apply to the appointment and hiring of police officers and firefighters for an individual who is a veteran of the armed forces and who is not more that forty (40) years and (6) months of age. Provides that an individual who is appointed as a police officer or a firefighter as the result of a waiver is eligible to become a member of the 1977 police officers' and firefighters' pension and disability fund (1977 fund). Requires a member of the 1977 fund to retire at 70 years of age.
Incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will be disqualified.
Any application not completed following directions will also be disqualified.
Applicant is responsible for keeping the Department informed of their current phone number and address, failure to do so may result in disqualification.
Application Process: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT APPLICATION:
Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Any application not completed following directions will be disqualified. Any application not completed following directions will be disqualified. All applications are considered final once they are turned in to the Lafayette Fire Department. Applications will not be returned in order to make changes once it has been turned in. (Changes in applicant contact information will be accepted by contacting the Lafayette Fire Department). Applications must be received by the Lafayette Fire Department by the advertised application deadline. No late applications will be accepted. There is a $40 non-refundable application fee. Payment must be included in the application in the form of check/money order (checks made payable to City of Lafayette). This fee is for a preliminary background check and is non-refundable.
PRELIMINARY BACKGROUND CHECK
The City of Lafayette will conduct the preliminary criminal background check prior to scheduling interviews. Hireright has been secured as a third party vendor (consumer reporting agency) to assist the City of Lafayette in collecting and verifying information. ONLY Applicants that receive a “PASS” determination after the Preliminary Background Check will continue on in the process.
INTERVIEW - LAFAYETTE FIRE DEPARTMENT HIRING COMMITTEE
Applicants whose applications are accepted will interview with the Lafayette Fire Department's Hiring Committee. The committee will score each applicant. The top 30 applicants will move then forward in the hiring process. Those applicants that are not in the top 30 will be notified by mail that they will not be moving forward in the process.
INTERVIEW - LAFAYETTE FIRE MERIT COMMISSION
The Lafayette Fire Merit Commission will interview the 30 applicants that were selected through the Lafayette Fire Department's Hiring Committee. The Commission will score the applicants based on the interview and may use the application for reference.
SCORING OF APPLICATIONS
Once the 30 applicants have completed the Fire Merit Commission interview, The Lafayette Fire Department's Hiring Committee will score each application.
COMPILATION OF HIRING LIST
Once all of the previous steps have been completed, the scores of the 30 applicants will be calculated and the hiring list will be created in the order of the total scores. Each candidate will be notified of their place on the hiring list.
CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITIES TEST (CPAT) CERTIFICATION
Upon notification of their placement on the hiring list, the 30 applicants will be given a deadline to obtain the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certification. Failure to meet that deadline or failure to pass the CPAT and receive certification will result in removal from the hiring list.
The Central Indiana CPAT Training Site is at the Emergency Services Educational Center (ESEC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Please call the ESEC or visit their website for the most current information on their testing dates. Emergency Services Education Center is located at 700 N High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214.
CPAT certification from any authorized site is accepted.
Additional Information: Applicants shall keep the Lafayette Fire Department notified of any change in address or telephone. Applicants will be notified, by mail, of their position on the final hiring list. Applicants shall not contact the Lafayette Fire Department or the City of Lafayette Human Resources Department to inquire about positioning on the list.
Applications will be contacted as they progress through each phase of the process for direction. Any applicant who is disqualified at any phase will receive a notice of such disqualification by U.S. Mail.
The employment of any applicant is considered probationary for a period of 1 year. That probation period may be extended for a period not to exceed 6 months, upon the recommendation of the Fire Chief.