BEREA FIRE DEPARTMENT
2 Prospect Street
BEREA, OHIO 44017
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Updated: August 31, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Berea Fire Department is currently hiring for Firefighter Paramedics. FireTEAM testing is open on August 1, 2020 and must be completed by the close date of August 31, 2020.
Candidates are required to complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by September 15, 2020 or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: 2020 starting hourly wage - $24.54.
Benefit Information: Health care, life insurance, uniforms, vacation, holidays, personal leave, Ohio Police and Fire Pension and other benefits provided for in the collective bargaining agreement
Candidate Contact:Jean DonougheCo-Secretary, Civil Service Commissioncivilservice@cityofberea.org
Area Information: The Berea Fire Department proudly protects nearly 19,000 people living, working and visiting in an area of 5.9 square miles, located near Cleveland Hopkins Airport. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department who members are full-time paid firefighters. We are the proud home of Baldwin-Wallace University and headquarters of the Cleveland Browns.
Age: Age 18 at time of hire; maximum age is 40 at time of original appointment.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Must have paramedic certification at time of hire. A strong preference will be given to candidates that already have their Ohio firefighting credentials.
Hiring Process: All candidates scoring 70% and above on the examination will be placed on an eligible candidate list. The Civil Service Commission will certify the top 25% or top 10 candidates (whichever number is larger) for further consideration.
Candidates may be interviewed by a citizen panel, the Safety Director and the Mayor.
Upon a conditional offer of employment, the candidate will undergo a physical and psychological examination, credit check and polygraph.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: A felony conviction will disqualify a candidate.
Driving Disqualifiers: Must have a valid operator’s license. Alcohol and/or drug driving convictions do not automatically disqualify a candidate, but will be a factor in a hiring decision. The weight it is given will depend on the circumstances and length of time since the conviction.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Prior drug use by a candidate will be a factor in making a hiring decision, but will not disqualify a candidate. The weight it is given will depend on the circumstances.
Military credit: Any applicant for an original appointment who has attained a passing grade on the written entrance examination, and who has completed one year or longer in the service of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and has been honorably discharged therefrom, shall be given a credit of two percent (2%) of the basic score attained on such entrance examination, the credit to be added to the basic score in order to obtain the final grade upon such entrance examination.
In order to qualify, you must upload your Form DD-214 through your NTN account.
Physical Agility Testing: Physical agility testing is conducted through Cuyahoga County Community College. Click on the links below for more information. Before an appointment is made, the applicant must present a valid certificate from Tri-C showing that he or she passed the agility testing.
General information about the Firefighter Physical Agility Test: https://www.tri-c.edu/workforce/public-safety/fire-ems-training/firefighter-physical-agility-testing/index.html
Firefighter Physical Agility testing schedule: https://cpe.tri-c.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=43321&selectedProgramAreaId=24839&selectedProgramStreamId=25038&_ga=2.187427628.502766343.1594232546-718149706.1594232546