Nature of Work
NATURE OF WORK:
This is skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; in answering emergency medical calls; and in the operation and routine maintenance of departmental equipment, apparatus, and quarters. Shift work is required.
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Physical and Environmental Factors:
Work is performed in and around a fire station, training room, fire apparatus, fire rescue vehicle, fire scene, emergency medical scene, and indoors or outdoors. Work exposes employee to fumes, odors, smoke, gases, chemicals, mechanical mechanisms, toxic substances, radiation, communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, moving traffic, electrical hazards, explosions, dangerous animals, extreme heights, unknown elements, life threatening conditions, atmospheres of up to 1000 degrees, irregular/protracted work hours, and extreme heat or weather conditions. Work requires the regular, and at times, sustained performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, crouching, lying, crawling, kneeling, working in restricted and/or confined spaces, climbing, balancing on ladders, working at heights, and frequent to continuous lifting and carrying objects 50 pounds or over. Work requires the ability to abruptly perform maximum physical exertion without warm up and to sustain such exertion while wearing 45 pounds of protective gear. Work requires physical dexterity in the frequent and/or continuous use of hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills using finger, limbs or body in the safe and/or productive operation of vehicles, equipment, machines and tools. Work requires the ability to push and pull fire hoses and ladders over rough surfaces, up and down inclines. Work requires working in restricted or confined positions, working with physical hindrances requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, crawling, and crouching for extended periods of time. Work requires ability to perceive and/or discriminate colors, sounds, odor, and depth. Work requires ability to verbally communicate, attend to tasks without distractions, reason effectively, use effective judgment, maintain alertness and awareness, perform multiple concurrent tasks, exercise memory, learn, manage stress, function as a team member, and operate office equipment.
An official application must be submitted online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/huntsville. The deadline to submit an application is February 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The Huntsville Fire and Rescue Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, military status, lawful political affiliation, or disability (except where physical ability is an essential bona fide occupational qualification).
THE HUNTSVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE TRAINING DIVISION WILL CONDUCT A CPAT ORIENTATION. THE CPAT ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY. TENTATIVE CPAT ORIENTATION DATES WILL BE SCHEDULED THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28, 2022, AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY LOCATED AT 5365 TRIANA BLVD, HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805. APPLICANTS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE - THOSE WHO MEET THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST SELF-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE MANDATORY CPAT ORIENTATION. THE DEADLINE TO SELF SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE MANDATORY CPAT ORIENTATION IS FEBRUARY 18, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. APPLICANTS MAY SELF-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:
INSTRUCTIONS TO SELF SCHEDULE:
1. Log into GovernmentJobs.com click the "Your Account" or "Sign In" link
2. Log in as a Career Seeker
3. Click on your username in the upper right hand corner
4. Click the "application Status" link
5. Click the "Schedule Exam" link
6. Select the desired exam time and location
7. Click "Submit"
AT THE CPAT ORIENTATION, APPLICANTS MUST PRESENT A VALID U.S. DRIVER`S LICENSE. APPLICANTS WHO ARRIVE LATE OR FAIL TO ATTEND THE MANDATORY CPAT ORIENTATION WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ELIMINATED FROM THE HIRING PROCESS.
IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION PACKET AT THE TIME OF THE CPAT ORIENTATION. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION PACKET, ALONG WITH THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE, SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE FIRE & RESCUE ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT.
AFTER ATTENDING THE MANDATORY CPAT ORIENTATION, APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN A WRITTEN EXAMINATION. THE TENTATIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION DATES ARE MARCH 22, 2022, MARCH 23, 2022, and IF NEEDED, MARCH 24, 2022, AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING ACADEMY LOCATED AT 5365 TRIANA BLVD, HUNTSVILLE, AL 35805. APPLICANTS WHO ATTENDED THE MANDATORY CPAT ORIENTATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND MUST SELF-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION USING THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE. THE DEADLINE TO SELF-SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION IS MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. IN ORDER TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION, APPLICANTS MUST PRESENT A VALID U.S. DRIVER`S LICENSE. AGAIN, APPLICANTS WHO ARRIVE LATE OR FAIL TO TAKE THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ELIMINATED FROM THE HIRING PROCESS.
BELOW IS A LINK TO PURCHASE AN NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER SELECTION TEST ? EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE (NFST-EMS) ONLINE STUDY GUIDE AND ONLINE NFST-EMS PRACTICE EXAM. STUDY GUIDES AND PRACTICE EXAMS MAY BE PURCHASED DIRECTLY ONLINE FROM STANARD AND ASSOCIATES, INC. THE ONLINE STUDY GUIDE IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY ALL APPLICANTS AT THE APPLICANTS EXPENSE OF $5.00 AND THE ONLINE NFST-EMS PRACTICE EXAM IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BY ALL APPLICANTS AT THE APPLICANTS EXPENSE OF $15.00.
APPLICANTS MUST PASS EACH SECTION OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION (MINIMUM SCORE OF 70) IN ORDER TO CONTINUE IN THE HIRING PROCESS. APPLICANTS WHO PASS ALL SECTIONS OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE CANDIDATE PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST (CPAT) AND MUST SELF SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT USING THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF THEIR TEST SCORES, AND CPAT TESTING (IF APPLICABLE) FROM HUMAN RESOURCES. APPLICANTS WHO ARRIVE LATE OR FAIL TO TAKE THE CPAT AS SCHEDULED WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ELIMINATED FROM THE HIRING PROCESS. APPLICANTS, WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL IN THE PROCESS TO THIS POINT, WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.
Final selection will be conditional upon passing a background check, drug test and physical examination.
For more detailed information regarding Firefighter Hiring Procedures and particularly those pertaining to the oral interview, please see the attached Hiring Procedures approved on November 20, 2020.
Hiring Procedures must be downloaded using the following link:
https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/SKMBT_55220112013290.pdf (Download PDF reader)
THE PROJECTED DURATION OF THE SELECTION PROCESS MAY TAKE UP TO EIGHT MONTHS FROM THE APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville`s EEOP Short Form Upon Request
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency, 18 years of age, and must possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver`s license. Applicants cannot have been convicted of a felony or convicted of a crime involving fire and/or explosion; or have been found guilty of a crime of moral turpitude or have engaged in immoral conduct which indicates an unfitness to discharge the duties of a Firefighter.
Necessary Special Requirements
All applicants hired must possess State of Alabama Firefighter I & II Certifications at the time of employment or must obtain these certifications within three (3) months upon completion of the Fire Academy.
The requirement for the State of Alabama Firefighter II Certification may be waived if the applicant possess a valid Firefighter II Certification accredited by Pro Board or other nationally recognized accreditation organization accepted by Alabama Fire College.
All applicants hired must possess at the time of employment or must obtain within twelve (12) months of employment, an Alabama Emergency Medical Technician- Basic* certification and licensure and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification. Maintaining the licensure and certifications are a required condition of employment. *Emergency Medical Technician- Basic applicants may be licensed as Emergency Technician I (EMT), Advanced EMT, Intermediate EMT, or Paramedic.