ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Responds to alarms and fights fires following departmental procedures; assists in building ventilation; performs salvage work after emergencies; rescues endangered persons; operates fire trucks, and other apparatus; assists in simple maintenance, upkeep, and repairs to Fire Department apparatus and equipment; inspects commercial and residential structures regularly to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fire prevention laws, codes, and regulations; maintains fire stations and grounds; studies applicable technical publications; provides necessary written and oral reports and maintains simple records; attends drills, classes, and study sessions; and performs pre- hospital treatment protocols as a paramedic (EMT-P) within the policies of the local system.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from high school or GED required. Must have a valid Class C California driver license. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment; height in proportion to weight; normal hearing (uncorrected); and vision of 20-20 in each eye (corrected vision acceptable), and free from color blindness. Must have a current Paramedic license and ACLS certification, current CPR certificate, and have completed a certified Fire Academy or possess a Certified Firefighter I certificate. Must have successfully completed within the past 12 months, the CPAT or Biddle physical abilities test. In accordance with Montclair Fire Department Policy Manual, Section 3.2- 5(H): Tattoos, brandings, scarifications, and/or other forms of "body art" shall not be visible while wearing the department work uniform and standing in a relaxed state.
SELECTION/APPLICATION PROCESS (Read Carefully)
The Montclair Fire Department offers testing services and application process for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic through National Testing Network, Inc. To apply for this position and schedule the written test, go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select Fire and sign up for the Montclair Fire Department. ALL CANDIDATES MUST TAKE THIS TEST!!! The cost for taking this test is the candidate?s responsibility and will not be reimbursed.
Upon completion of the written exam, all candidate scores are automatically made available to the Montclair Personnel Department. As staffing needs require, the City of Montclair will review applications and test scores from NTN?s candidate pool and invite selected candidates to participate in an oral board interview. Prior to the interviews these selected candidates will be provided with a City of Montclair application for completion, and will be required to attach the following documentation to the application:
- One page maximum resume;
- Copy of current and valid Paramedic license and ACLS certification;
- Copy of current and valid CPR certification;
- Certificate of completion from a certified Fire Academy, or copy of Firefighter I certificate; and
- Information on where and when the CPAT or Biddle physical ability test was taken (must be within the last 12 months). Test scores will be verified by the City of Montclair.