PLACENTIA, CITY OF
401 E. CHAPMAN AVE
PLACENTIA, CALIFORNIA 92870
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Updated: November 09, 2020
Job Classification: Entry-Level Firefighter, Lateral Firefighter and Reserve Firefighter
The City of Placentia is currently hiring for Entry-level Firefighter, Lateral Firefighter and Reserve Firefighter! Entry-level candidates and candidates not currently employed and separated from fire service longer than 12 months must must take the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network prior to submission of application.
Complete employment applications must be submitted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Placentia. Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application. *Employees will be required to live within a 100-mile radius of Placentia.
*Employee’s primary residence must be within a 100-mile radius of Placentia.
**Lateral candidates are not required to take the FireTEAM exam**
Salary Information: $59,845 - $73,857 Annually
Department Overview: Under general supervision, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property; participates in fire prevention programs and inspections; station and apparatus maintenance; training activities; and performs other related work as assigned.
Fire services are provided at two fire stations in Placentia. Fire Station 34 is located at 1530 North Valencia; Fire Station 35 is located at 120 South Bradford. Battalion 2 provides firefighting services at these locations.
Area Information: Placentia, Orange County, Southern California
Age: At least 18 years of age
US Citizen: Required
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: Required
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Academy Certification: State Certified Firefighter Academy or equivalent training program required
Necessary Certifications :
Additional Requirements : Applicants will obtain this information when they submit an application, as it is detailed in the City's job bulletin.
Examples of Duties: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.
Education and/or Experience:
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a High School diploma or GED equivalency. To be considered for a LATERAL FIREFIGHTER position, candidate must have a minimum of 18-months of career or professional experience as a paid/non-probationary firefighter with an established Fire Department.
License or Certification:
Supplemental Information: The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is expected to perform on-site field inspections including exertion of a moderate amount of physical effort to climb or scale walls, ladders or steps, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, squat or crawl, as well as walk, sit, and run to perform various firefighting/rescue duties. Sensory demands include talking, hearing, vision, and using smell. These positions require the physical strength to operate heavy equipment including firefighting apparatus and rescue equipment and lift and carry people of varying sizes and weights (up to 100 pounds or more) in emergency situations and administer first aid.
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; verbal skills to be understood orally and in person, on the telephone, or on the radio; hearing adequate to hear and respond to instructions both in person and on the radio; vision to properly operate equipment and perform firefighting and rescue operations; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; remain calm and use effective judgment in dangerous situations; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines, and interact with citizens, business representatives, City staff, other organizations, fire personnel, and the public, and others encountered in the course of work.
Work Environment: The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions, and in a fire apparatus or other fire unit and may operate specialized equipment when assigned to fire station. The work involves exposure to extreme heat, smoke, dust, fumes, and inclement weather, as well as loud noises such as, but not limited to, sirens, alarms, and diesel engines. These positions require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as certification in protective and lifesaving equipment. These positions are subject to the threat of injury and life-threatening hazards as part of fire operations.
Recruitment Process: WRITTEN TEST MUST BE TAKEN THROUGH THE NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK (NTN) PRIOR TO THE MARCH 5, 2020 DEADLINE. TENTATIVE ORAL INTERVIEW WILL BE THE WEEK OF MARCH 16 – 19, 2020. INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR TESTING DURING THESE DATES.
Complete employment applications must be submitted online at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Placentia. Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume describing experience, education, and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.
*Employees will be required to live within a 100-mile radius of Placentia.
Applications, as well as responses to the supplemental questionnaire, will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department. Applicants that possess the most recent and pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process, which may include a written examination and/or oral interview. Successful applicants will be invited back for a department interview.
The City of Placentia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, other non-job related physical or mental disability, medical condition, or other functional limitation in employment or the provision of service. The City is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with qualified disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations to complete the employment application and/or participate in the testing process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (714) 993-8141 prior to the filing deadline. We will attempt to reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities upon request.
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