Job Information

WAPAKONETA FIRE & EMS
103 WILLIPIE STREET
WAPAKONETA, OHIO 45895
http://www.wapakoneta.net

Updated: November 09, 2017


Job Classification: Full Time Firefighter II/Paramedic

The Wapakoneta Fire & EMS is hiring for the position of Full-Time Firefighter II/Paramedic. All testing must be completed by December 10, 2017.  
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.
A completed application for employement form must be completed and submitted to the City of Wapakoneta. 

Salary Information: $44,977 starting, with 6 months satisfactory service increases to $49,745
Benefit Information: Competitive Health Care Package with Optional Vision and Dental
Vacation, Sick Leave, Holiday, Birthday, Personal time accrued per IAFF contract
Candidate Contact: 
Tony Stinebaugh, Chief, astinebaugh@wapakoneta.net
419-738-2014
Department Overview: Wapakoneta Fire & EMS began formally in 1865. It is a single station operation with 24-hour staffing following a California swing rotation. We currently have 14 Career Firefighters supplemented by a Fire & EMS Auxiliary. All Full Time Personnel hold a Firefighter II Certification and EMT Certification ranging from EMT to Paramedic. Wapakoneta Fire & EMS provides all fire suppression and ALS ambulance services, fire prevention and education, confined space rescue, water and ice rescue, rope rescue, vehicle and machinery extrication and other emergency services as needed.
Area Information: www.wapakoneta.net
www2.auglaizecounty.org
Population: 9,816 in the City, approximately 16,000 in our coverage area


Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes, Must be insurable

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

College:
No

Prior Experience:
Preferred

Necessary Certifications:
Will be required to possess or obtain Firefighter 2 And Paramedic Certifications

Hiring Process:

  1. Complete and return the City of Wapakoneta job application.
  2. Take and pass NTN written test.
  3. Take and pass CPAT
  4. Candidate must attend an oral interview.
  5. Chosen Candidate must pass a FBI/BCI background check.
  6. Chosen Candidate must take and pass a drug screen.
  7. Chosen Candidate must take and pass a physical.
  8. Chosen Candidate must submit driving record check.

Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors:
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: A felony conviction will disqualify the applicant
Driving Disqualifiers: Must be able to maintain insurability
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Subject to entry level and random drug testing

Application Process:
An applicant who meets all minimum requirements must submit a completed application for employment form, here, to the City of Wapakoneta 701 Parlette Court Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895. After reviewing the results of the written examination provided by National Testing Network, the Civil Service Commission will compile eligible applicant names into an eligibility list. The eligibility list will be in effect for a period of up to twelve months. At the beginning of the interview process, the applicant will be required to present a current CPAT certification. (Candidate Physical Ability Testing)

Additional Credit:
The Wapakoneta Civil Service Commission offers the following credits to a 70% or higher test score. Military Veteran, 20% (DD214 required) Ohio State Certified Paramedic, 15% (Valid State of Ohio Certification Card) Ohio State Certified Firefighter 2, 10% (Valid State of Ohio Certification Card)
Only one incentive will be added to a passing test score and proof of the credit being requested must be provided with the City of Wapakoneta Employment Application.