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  • Bellingham Fire, WA STATE

    Nature of Work ***Please read the job announcement in its entirety and consult the FAQ's before calling the Human Resources Office. ***

    The City of Bellingham is actively seeking qualified applicants for the position of Firefighter. We are accepting applications for four different categories of Firefighter:

    1. Entry Firefighter - $5,850/mo
    2. Entry Firefighter with Paramedic License - $5,850/mo plus 10% Engine Medic Premium until placed as Paramedic
    3. Lateral Firefighter - $6,597/mo
    4. Lateral Firefighter with Paramedic License - $6,597/mo plus 10% Engine Medic Premium until placed as Paramedic
    All applicants interested in this position must complete testing through National Testing Network. Please visit the National Testing Network website (www.NationalTestingNetwork.com) for information regarding the testing process. FireTEAM Testing and a valid CPAT are required for this position. All testing must be completed by 4:30pm September 27, 2019.

    City of Bellingham application materials (including CPAT documents) will be collected at a later date and only from those candidates that are invited to participate in the Oral Board interviews. Please do not send us any application materials at this time.

    *A current, valid CPAT certification will be accepted from NTN or another agency licensed by the IAFF/AFC as a licensed CPAT provider. CPAT testing must be completed between September 28, 2018 and September 27, 2019. Proof of CPAT will be collected at a later date.


    The City of Bellingham anticipates hiring 2 firefighters, with potential to hire up to 12 from this recruitment. The eligibility register created from this recruitment will be valid until July 31, 2020.

    ** You are encouraged to print a copy of this job announcement for your reference as the process moves along.** Please access the FAQ's here. (Download PDF reader)

    Firefighters provide emergency assistance and protective services to citizens. They are trained and equipped to protect life and property threatened by disaster, fire, explosion, hazardous materials, illness, accidents and other hazards. Activities include emergency prevention, emergency and non-emergency response, fire code enforcement, building inspections, training and drill and maintenance of apparatus, equipment, fire station and grounds. They perform a wide range of emergency work under adverse environmental and strenuous physical conditions. There is frequent potential for exposure to toxic chemicals, extreme heat, and infectious disease which require the use of protective equipment such as heat resistant clothing, self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and medical masks, gloves and gowns.

    Firefighters may be required to drive fire apparatus or medical units and perform special firefighting, pre-hospital medical care, rescue work or other skills acquired by work experience and specialized training programs.

    Firefighters are subject to shift work and off-duty recall for major emergencies.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    1. Responds to fires and other emergencies. Places equipment; lays and connects hose; operates high capacity pumps and directs water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses chemical extinguishers, safety belts, lines and hooks; uses self-contained breathing apparatus; performs ventilation tasks above ground; and performs salvage and overhaul operations. Uses ropes, harnesses, carabiners, and anchors for special rescue situations. Identifies, isolates and mitigates hazardous material incidents.
    2. Provides basic and/or advanced life support medical assistance to citizens in non-emergency and emergency situations where life may be endangered. Sets up and operates equipment such as resuscitator, inhalator, oxygen, and cardiac monitor, defibrillation equipment, intravenous solution and medications.
    3. Maintains contact with communications center and Department to report initial observations, progress on handling incidents, and receive orders and instruction on handling event(s). Utilizes the incident command system.
    4. As qualified and appropriate to the incident, drives fire apparatus, drives medical or aid vehicles or pilots fire boat. Determines appropriate response routes to the emergency. Transports patients to hospitals or other destinations.
    5. Conducts inspection of residential, commercial and industrial buildings for possible hazards and violations of fire code requirements. May issue correction notices as directed by the Captain. Participates in the development of pre-incident plans on how to handle fire and medical emergencies at various businesses and facilities.
    6. Participates in the development and delivery of emergency prevention programs.
    7. Responds to various service calls providing assistance to citizens in situations that are not life threatening, such as requests for physical assistance, flooded basements, and complaints about unsafe or illegal burning.
    8. Participates in company and battalion training program and drill exercises. Instructs job skills to others. Researches, compiles, organizes and presents information at training and drill sessions.
    9. Periodically tests facility, equipment, apparatus and fire protection systems and maintains records of test information.
    10. Performs general and preventative maintenance on apparatus, equipment and facilities to ensure proper function and reliability.


    ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED:
    1. Performs administrative and technical support activities for Fire Administration on a regular or special project basis.
    2. Prepares and maintains reports and records within assigned area of responsibility.
    3. Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Experience and Training
    • Must have received a high school diploma or G. E. D.
    • Candidates must not have smoked tobacco products for a minimum of 24 months prior to application to be considered for employment as a firefighter.
    • Must pass a police criminal convictions records check with no felony convictions within last seven years.
    • Misdemeanor convictions will also be reviewed. A misdemeanor conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant but offenses within the last seven years may, by their nature and recentness, reveal a lack of specific qualifications for the position.

    Necessary Special Requirements ALL Entry Firefighter Candidates must meet the following requirements:
    • Must be 21 years of age.
    • Must be a U. S. citizen or a registered permanent resident able to work in the United States.
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
    • Valid Washington State driver's license (by employment start date) and good driving record. Candidates must submit a three-year driving abstract prior to hire.
    • No record of driver's license suspension or revocation in any state within the last three years.
    • Must possess or obtain a Washington State Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention (EVAP) certification within 90 days of initial hire.
    • Must possess EMT certification or acquire within one year of employment and maintain for the duration of employment.
    • Must certify ability to meet and/or pass testing of all required physical ability and medical standards, including ability to swim at distance, tread water and retrieve a submerged weight.
    • Willingness and ability to work at considerable heights (up to 100 feet) on a ladder.
    Entry candidates with a Paramedic Certificate, must meet all above requirements AND posses a Current Washington state and/or national Paramedic certification.

    ALL Lateral Firefighter Candidates must meet the following requirements:
    • Must meet all entry-level requirements (above).
    • Two years of full-time, paid experience as a structural firefighter with an agency responsible for residential and commercial fire responses, at least one year of which must have been within the last three years.
    • Graduate of a recruit academy and/or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I certification. Documentation of completion or certification required (this will be collected at a later date).
    Lateral candidates with a Paramedic Certificate, must meet all above requirements AND posses a Current Washington state and/or national Paramedic certification.


    Selection Process Step 1: Applicants interested in this position must complete the written exam (FireTEAM) testing throughNational Testing Network. Please visit theNational Testing Networkwebsite (www.NationalTestingNetwork.com) for information regarding the testing process. In addition, a current and valid CPAT certification is required*. All testing must be completed by September 27, 2019.

    Step 2: All candidates with a combined score of 80.00% that also achieve the following City of Bellingham cutoff scores for each component of the NTN written test will invited to participate in 8-minute speed interviews scheduled for October 10, 11, 14 and 15, 2019 in Bellingham. The speed interviews are pass/fail.
    NTN Test cutoff scores set by City of Bellingham are: Human Relations - 70%; Mechanical - 60%; Math - 70%; Reading -80%. Additionally, candidates must also achieve a combined average score of 80%.

    Step 3: All passing candidates from speed interviews will be invited to participate in oral board interviews scheduled for October 24-31, 2019 in Bellingham. At the time of invitation for oral boards, applicants will be required to complete a City of Bellingham application and submit proof of CPAT and Paramedic certificate if required.

    Step 4: Candidates will be placed on one of two (Entry or Lateral) ranked eligibility registers based on their scores achieved on NTN Written Exam (35%) and the Oral Board Interviews (65%), plus Veteran's preference. Final scores will be posted around November 8, 2019.

    Step 5: The most qualified candidates will be invited to a Chief's Interview scheduled for November 18-20, 2019 in Bellingham.

    Step 6: Around December 1, 2019, conditional offers of employment will be issued and background and reference checks will begin. Candidates will be required to participate in pre-employment screenings, including a medical exam, in Bellingham sometime between December 5-28. Candidates will not be required to stay in Bellingham the full duration of that time period but must be available to complete the medical exam in Bellingham during that period.

    Step 7: January 2, 2020 - Successful candidates will begin Firefighter Recruit Academy.

    Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.


    Agency City of Bellingham Phone 360-778-8228 Website http://www.cob.org/employment

    www.111fireprep.com

    Address 104 West Magnolia Street

    Bellingham, Washington, 98225


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