City of Sparks

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City of Sparks
Oct 25, 2021
Full time
Are you looking for a   meaningful career   that has a   positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join the City of Sparks! Aside from working for an organization that is dedicated to the community, you will also receive a   generous and competitive salary, benefit package, tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks. Apply here to start the process.   Application Tips : Fill out and update your general online application before attaching it to any new job posting. HR reviews information listed on the application submitted to the specific job posting The  Qualifications  section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the City is looking for on your application, use this to your advantage. It is up to the candidate seeking employment/promotion to include all relevant information for qualification purposes, on the application the candidate submits to be considered for the job  One step is eliminated for you!  Do not attach resumes or cover letters . The City of Sparks does not review these items with the application. Only attach any licenses/transcripts/certificates that are required for qualification (see qualifications section to determine what documents to attach)   **NEW**   Don't forget to   enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit!   This feature will allow the recruiter to send you important reminders throughout the recruitment process.   If you have any questions, please email hrstaff@cityofsparks.us or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. This posting is open to all interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications. There is currently one (1) Control Systems Programmer opening at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) Division of the Community Services Department. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Supplemental Questions : In addition to submitting the application, all applicants must answer all of the questions attached to the job posting in order to be considered. If you have any questions, please email hrstaff@cityofsparks.us or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. DESCRIPTION Plan, coordinate and perform activities related to systems development and operation of the control system at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF). Analyze and program control systems and networks. Troubleshoot, evaluate, and provide repairs to hardware and software as needed for all aspects of the control system.  DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This position class is part of a team that is responsible for the plant control system and is under the direct supervision of the plant manager.  Qualifications: Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field   and   three (3) years of experience in developing and modifying systems and programs for real-time process control or similar applications. Licenses and Certificates: Specified positions may require possession and maintenance of the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license within thirty (30) days of hire. Example of Essential Duties: Plan and direct installation, maintenance, and repair of control system infrastructure. Provide training to staff on the control strategy of each treatment process. Confer with staff to analyze procedures, control strategies, and data needs. Design, evaluate, and program process control strategies.  Recommend changes as needed. Work with team to install, deploy and manage servers and network equipment within the control system infrastructure.   Analyze, design, and recommend system improvements and modifications. Install and debug control system packages, diagnose system hardware, develop control strategies, and perform control system backups. Prepare clear and concise documents, user procedures, reports, and other written materials. Provide and maintain documentation for all control strategies and evaluate and recommend equipment purchases. Train staff in the operation of computer applications, including system concepts to non-technical users. Participate in the preparation and development of the TMWRF IT budget draft and make recommendations regarding operational and capital needs. Maintain current knowledge of technology and new information systems and applications. Update working knowledge of wastewater computer applications software. Interact with design engineers, vendors and contractors in the design, installation and maintenance of hardware and software. Monitor contract compliance.  Perform other duties which may be assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Wastewater process control principles and terminology  Principles of real-time programming and operations  Programming PLC’s and Control Processers Programming HLBL, Structured Text or related languages MS SQL server and SQL language Understanding of virtualized environments Control System design and optimization    Budgetary principles and practices  Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, venders, and contractors Ability to have effective, professional, and courteous communications with all persons in the work environment Ability to use knowledge and independent judgement to make accurate decisions as needed Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision Physical Demands: Requires the ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, twist, climb ladders, lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight and to use assisted lifting techniques to lift moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to work in an industrial facility using ramps and stairs; and, to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard. Some work is performed in a computer operations environment with exposure to noise, dust, fumes and controlled environments. Must be able to follow safety procedures when working with electrical cabinets.   SUPPLEMENTAL JOB INFORMATION This position is Exempt under FLSA guidelines This position is at-will and exempt from the Regulations of the Civil Service Commission This position reports to the Treatment Plant Manager Supervision exercised:  Instruct others in work procedures Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends, and holiday shifts  May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation Supplemental Job Posting Information: You are required to submit any required documents as requested above, at time of application for further consideration. Failure to submit the required and/or requested information may result in rejection of your application.  Recruitment Communication: Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate. Reasonable Accommodation: Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345. Disclaimer: The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
City of Sparks 431 Prater Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Oct 18, 2021
Full time
Are you looking for a   meaningful career   that has a   positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join the City of Sparks! Aside from working for an organization that is dedicated to the community, you will also receive a   generous and competitive salary, benefit package, tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks. Apply here to start the process.   Application Tips : Fill out and update your general online application before attaching it to any new job posting. HR can reviews information listed on the application submitted to the specific job posting The “ Qualifications”  section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the City is looking for on your application, use this to your advantage. It is up to the candidate seeking employment/promotion to include all relevant information for qualification purposes, on the application the candidate submits to be considered for the job  One step is eliminated for you! Do not attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks is not collecting or reviewing these items with the application. Only attach any licenses/transcripts/certificates that are required for qualification (see qualifications section to determine what documents to attach)   **NEW**   Don't forget to  enable TEXT messaging  in your application before you hit submit!   This feature will allow the recruiter to send you reminders as your test date approaches.   This posting is open to all interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications.  There is currently one (1) Capital Projects Coordinator opening in the Capital Projects Engineering Division of the Community Services Department. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Supplemental Questions : In addition to submitting the application, all applicants must answer all of the questions attached to the  job posting in order to be considered.   If you have any questions, please email hrstaff@cityofsparks.us or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345.   DESCRIPTION Perform project management, coordination, and inspection on construction, rehabilitation, and major repairs for a variety of site and facility capital improvement projects and facility maintenance projects. Manage and coordinate development projects, inspection, and quality control functions. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This single class position is expected to work independently with little supervision and provide planning and work direction to consultants, contractors, and support staff as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, architecture, business management or a related field   and   two (2) years of experience of progressively responsible engineering, architecture, or construction related work.  or  Associate's or Trade School accreditation in construction management, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, engineering technology or a related field and four (4) years of experience directly related to the work.  Licenses and Certificates: Must possess within thirty (30) days of hire and maintain throughout employment, the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license. Must possess within 90 (ninety) days of hire and maintain throughout employment, Incident Command System (ICS) 100/200; must also possess as soon as available and maintain throughout employment, ICS300. EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Coordinate various facility related capital improvement projects (CIP) from planning, estimating, design development and construction, including but not limited to City facility upgrades, remodels, HVAC upgrades, electrical upgrades, roof replacement, streetscape projects, City infrastructure projects, parks facility projects, along with CIP driven maintenance and repair projects. Lead, oversee and monitor the activities and operations on public works and capital projects from conception through implementation. Develop requests for bids, qualifications and proposals and solicit bids. Review work of consultants and contractors. Ensure compliance with plans, specifications, City, and regional standards and recommend modifications as necessary. Represent the City in meetings with contractors, developers, and other agencies. Provide construction consultation to staff. Serve as a project manager under the direction of the Capital Projects Manager on a variety of capital improvement and new development projects. Prepare or examine public and private engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, bid proposals for minor and capital improvement and maintenance projects. Participate in the selection of consultants and contractors. Coordinate development of project design with project architects, engineers, consultants, developers, surveyors, contractors, and City staff. Recommend staff for various projects, train staff and provide for their professional development.   Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs and projects; recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures. Manage and oversee construction of new development and public works projects. Plan, coordinate, assign and direct the work of the public works inspection staff. Assist the Capital Projects Manager with evaluation of staff performance and administer or make disciplinary recommendations as required. In conjunction with Code Enforcement, review and approve Temporary Use Permits. Verify, interpret, and review regulations, ordinances, and policies during the approval process.  Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, complex plans, specifications, and other written materials. Prepare and evaluate engineering studies of large projects and a variety of project related studies. Draft reports, recommendations and correspondence for the City Manager, Mayor, City Council, City departments or the public. Monitor and maintain records for prevailing wages. Prepare, review, and integrate construction planning policies, procedures and bid processes. Track and coordinate project progress and costs to ensure completion and cost effectiveness in a timely manner. Review and approve construction pay estimates, change order proposals and other construction contract documents. Review legal contracts and seek the legal department’s recommendations with contracts as needed.  Monitor materials and techniques in engineering design and construction field, gather information, develop alternatives, and make recommendations.   Monitor construction progress through onsite inspection and review. Perform difficult technical research, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend effective course of action. Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.  Perform other duties which may be assigned.    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles and practices of civil engineering design and construction  Principles and practices of contract administration and project management and evaluation Theories, principles, techniques, materials and equipment used in public works construction and maintenance  Legal guidelines for public works engineering  Principles and practices of emergency management Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment Grant funding application and administration  Exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Ability to have effective, professional, and courteous communications with all persons in the work environment Ability to deal with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility, where relations may be confrontational or strained Ability to use knowledge and independent judgement to make quick and accurate decisions as needed Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects and meet critical deadlines Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision Physical Demands: Requires ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment. Requires sufficient strength and stamina to walk for extended periods of time in varied terrain and construction sites. Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.   Ability to lift and carry up to sixty (60) lbs. SUPPLEMENTAL JOB INFORMATION This position is Exempt under FLSA guidelines This position is at-will and exempt from the Regulations of the Civil Service Commission This position reports to the Capital Projects Manager Supervision exercised: Supervise support staff and Public Works Inspectors Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends and holiday shifts  May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION You are required to submit any required documents as requested above, at time of application for further consideration. Failure to submit the required and/or requested information may result in rejection of your application.  Recruitment Communication: Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate. Reasonable Accommodation: Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345. Disclaimer: The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
City of Sparks Sparks, NV
Aug 16, 2021
Full time
Are you looking for a   meaningful career   that has a   positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join the Sparks Police Department! We proudly display “ Where Community Comes First”   on the police vehicles, a motto developed by our front lines. While carrying out the vision to implement   innovative strategies   to prevent crime, promote excellence in leadership and  serve the community , you will also receive a   generous and competitive salary, benefit package,   tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks.  It’s more than a job – it’s a career that offers special assignments, continuing education and promotional opportunities.   Apply here to start the process . Not sure if you have what it takes? There are resources for you!  Police applicants are required to complete a Civil Service Exam. The Exam is composed of three different sections: a physical abilities exam, a written exam and an oral board exam. To practice, see the guide below: Prepare for the Physical Abilities Exam by understanding exactly what is on the test. NV POST offers physical fitness programs developed for candidates to assess and improve fitness levels in preparation for the test and academy:   http://post.nv.gov/Training/POST_Academy/Physical_Fitness/ Practice Runs are held by the Police Department for candidates who complete an application. Once you apply, keep an eye on your email for updates on the next one.  Prepare for the Written Exam: Purchase a low cost study guide or sample test here: hpps://www.ApplyToServe.com/Study/ OR contact your local community college or library for test preparation assistance and aides. Oral Board Exam: We want to get to know you and why you are looking for this opportunity.  Practice and prepare to answer interview style questions about yourself. Are you ready to take the next step?  If so, take a look at these  Application Tips :   Look at the testing dates available, can you make the testing for the dates offered?  If so - Start the application! Fill out the online application completely don't leave any blanks.   If you aren't sure you can make testing - send us an email or call with your concerns. Once you apply and your applications is screened, if you meet the qualification but fail to schedule a test, your application is disqualified. It's in your best interest to wait to apply until you know you can make the testing dates work. Otherwise, you have to wait 365 days to reapply.  The Qualifications section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the recruiter is looking for on your application. Use this to your advantage. One step is eliminated for you!  Do not attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks is   not  collecting or reviewing these items with the application. **NEW**   Don't forget to   enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit!  This feature will allow the recruiter to send you reminders as your test date approaches.   This is a CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT, meaning that applications are accepted year round. You may submit one application in a 365 day period. Civil Service Examination  Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule their Civil Service Exam. The first test day includes the physical abilities test and written test. Candidates who successfully pass the physical and written will be invited to the third section, the Oral Board, at a later date via email. 2022 POLICE OFFICER RECRUIT TEST DATES WINTER 2022:   Saturday, January 8, 2022 SPRING 2022:   Saturday, April 9, 2022 SUMMER 2022:   Saturday, July 9, 2022 FALL 2022:   Saturday, September 17, 2022 For all test dates, applications must be received by Noon (PST) on the Monday before the test date to be considered for that test. Please note that there is a capacity limit per test date, apply as soon as possible in order to have the best chance to schedule your preferred test date as scheduling is on a first come basis.   Applying by the deadline for the next test date does not guarantee you a spot to test if capacity has been reached.  Candidates who pass the exam  will be placed on an eligibility that will be good for up to one year. The department will call candidates from that list as vacancies arise. Those candidates that successfully complete the interview step will move onto the background step.    The   background process   constitutes a comprehensive investigation in which the department runs a State of Nevada and national fingerprint check as well as a Wants/Warrants check to confirm the candidate has no felony or gross misdemeanor arrests without disposition, no felony or gross misdemeanor convictions or to confirm that the applicant is not a fugitive from justice.    Candidates hired as Police Officer Recruit are sent as a paid employee to a regional Nevada Police Academy. Upon successful completion, Police Office Recruits are sworn in as Police Officers.   If you have any questions, please email   hrstaff@cityofsparks.us   or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:   Marijuana is illegal at the federal level.  The City of Sparks receives federal grants.  Must not have used marijuana in the last 18 months. Nevada Law requires the following for a candidate to be a Police Officer: Must be 21 years old at the time of appointment Must be a U.S. Citizen High school diploma or equivalent Must not have been convicted of a felony in Nevada or convicted of any offense which would be a felony if committed in Nevada Other requirements as outlined in regulation and law.  See NAC 289.110 and NRS 289.510 for more information about state requirements.  Candidates must meet all federal, state and local requirements for the position of Police Officer. Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent   and   at least one  of the following four options:   Option One :  Equivalent to twenty-four semester units of college level coursework   or Option Two:   Equivalent to   36 months of full time employment in the last 7 years in one of the following types of employment:   Criminal justice, law enforcement, law or related work Public safety Direct and regular public/community contact involving dispute resolution Security Work with community initiatives Work with children/adults with special needs, or closely related work Helpful Tip   - Make sure your application describes your job duties in detail so that the recruiter can determine if your work history meets these minimum qualifications  or   Option Three:   U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard/Air Guard and U.S. Coast Guard service may be accepted in lieu of the 24-semester units; please attach a copy of your DD-214, Member 4 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to the application.     If you have not yet received the DD-214 provide written verification from your commanding officer citing current active duty status, years of service, pay grade/rank, military occupational specialty/rating, expected date of discharge/retirement including dates of terminal leave and anticipated condition of discharge.   Prior to an offer of employment, Human Resources will require a certified copy of the DD-214.     Reserve and National Guard personnel should provide written verification from candidate's commanding officer citing current Reserve/Guard status, years of service, pay grade/rank, military occupational specialty/rating and expected continuation of Reserve/Guard duty (list beginning/ending dates of current enlistment/obligated service). Character of military service is considered on a case-by-case basis. or Option Four :  Possession of the equivalent to a P.O.S.T. Category 1 Certificate; Helpful tip - if you are a lateral candidate, please apply for the Police Officer posting.  How do you know which to apply for? Apply for Police Officer Recruit if you need to attend a NV Police Academy to be eligible to work as a Police Officer in Nevada Apply for the Police Officer (lateral) posting if you have a NV POST Category I Certificate, and you are still eliglble to work as a Police Officer in Nevada OR if you have an out-of-state POST Category I Certificate or equivalent and meet the standards for reciprocity in Nevada to work as a Police Officer without requiring NV Police Academy.  Here is a link to the NV POST website outlining Reciprocity requirements:   http://post.nv.gov/Training/Reciprocity/   Licenses and Certificates: Must possess and maintain the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at the time of civil service testing and at time of hire.   Must obtain basic Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I certification and firearms qualification within six months of hire. EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION Learn to perform a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony; provide information and assistance to the public; this is the first working level class in law enforcement expected to perform all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace officer situations   DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This class is entry level.  Candidates are expected to attend the Nevada Police Academy and participate in on-the-job training. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Patrol assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property. Observe situations and deter crime by providing high visibility. Provide information to the public concerning methods for improved security.  Provide multi-jurisdictional aid and support, and participate in searches.       Respond to suspicious activities and answer emergency calls for service. Enforce local, state and federal laws and ordinances. Issue verbal warnings and citations. Pursue and apprehend suspects and request assistance as required. Transport prisoners.   Investigate juvenile and designated adult criminal activity and incidents as the assigned detective. Interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects.   Coordinate crime scene control and investigation. Conduct interviews, interrogations and identify witnesses. Process crime scene and evidence collection. Store and maintain evidence and property including narcotics. Maintain photo lab. Send evidence to other law enforcement agencies as required. Provide evidence and testimony in court.   Conduct auctions for unclaimed property. Provide for the destruction of evidence including narcotics as required.   Restore order, protect life and property and maintain the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations.   Prepare and document cases, complete reports and records and prepare and maintain logs and records.   Investigate traffic accidents and provide traffic and crowd control as necessary. Participate in special details and assignments. Organize and coordinate special assignments such as crime prevention programs in the schools and the community.   Provide emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and request additional response.   Provide information, direction and other services and assistance to the public.  Participate in community events and present to small or large groups.  Engage in community policing efforts, use crime analysis data and other interventions to reduce and prevent crime.   Direct the activities of police support personnel in field situations.   Perform other duties which may be assigned.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Criminal and civil law and rules of evidence Applicable laws, rules and regulations, general orders, policies and procedures Investigation and identification techniques and equipment Law enforcement terminology, procedures, concepts and report formats Policing trends national, state and local Safety practices and precautions Safe use and proper care of firearms  First aid methods and procedures Observe and accurately recall places, names, descriptive characteristics and facts of incidents Remain calm and take appropriate action in difficult situations  Deal effectively with people under hostile and emergency situations Read, interpret and apply complex laws, procedures and policies Make rapid, sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines Prepare clear and concise reports, records and other written materials Understand and follow oral and written directions Operate photographic, crime lab and police equipment Establish and maintain effective working relationships Cultural awareness and sensitivity Mental health and disability awareness Negotiation and de-escalation Mediation Problem solving Control dangerous animals Communicate effectively with juveniles Train others in work procedures Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work   Physical Demands: Requires ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment.  Duties require the ability to meet and maintain P.O.S.T. standards and psychological guidelines.   SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines Required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends and holiday shifts Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions This position reports to a Police Sergeant Supervision exercised: Direct the activities of police support personnel in field situations May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification. Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant. Recruitment Communication: Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate.  To receive TEXT message reminders of upcoming testing, enable TEXT messaging in your application before you hit submit. Reasonable Accommodation: Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection and hiring process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345 or e-mailing hrstaff@cityofsparks.us. Disclaimer: The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, interviews (oral or written), physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order. Scoring in the top ten (10) in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations. Scoring in the top ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position. The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
City of Sparks Sparks, NV
Aug 16, 2021
Full time
Are you looking for a  meaningful career  that has a  positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join the Sparks Police Department! We proudly display “ Where Community Comes First”  on the police vehicles, a motto developed by our front lines. While carrying out the vision to implement  innovative strategies  to prevent crime, promote excellence in leadership and  serve the community , you will also receive a  generous and competitive salary, benefit package,   tuition reimbursement, bilingual pay (when applicable) and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks.  It’s more than a job – it’s a career that offers special assignments, continuing education and promotional opportunities.   Apply here to start the process .   Not sure if you have what it takes? There are resources for you!  Police applicants are required to complete a Civil Service Exam. The Exam is composed of three different sections: a physical abilities exam, a written exam and an oral board exam. To practice, see the guide below: Prepare for the Physical Abilities Exam by understanding exactly what is on the test. NV POST offers physical fitness programs developed for candidates to assess and improve fitness levels in preparation for the test and academy:   http://post.nv.gov/Training/POST_Academy/Physical_Fitness/ Practice Runs are held by the Police Department for candidates who complete an application. Once you apply, keep an eye on your email for updates on the next one.  Prepare for the Written Exam: Purchase a low cost study guide or sample test here: hpps://www.ApplyToServe.com/Study/ OR contact your local community college or library for test preparation assistance and aides. Oral Board Exam: We want to get to know you and why you are looking for this opportunity.  Practice and prepare to answer interview style questions about yourself. Are you ready to take the next step? If so, take a look at these  Application Tips :  Look at the testing dates available, can you make the testing for the dates offered?  If so - Start the application! Fill out the online application completely don't leave any blanks.   If you aren't sure you can make testing - send us an email or call with your concerns. Once you apply and your applications is screened, if you meet the qualification but fail to schedule a test, your application is disqualified. It's in your best interest to wait to apply until you know you can make the testing dates work. Otherwise, you have to wait 365 days to reapply.  The Qualifications section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the recruiter is looking for on your application. Use this to your advantage. One step is eliminated for you!  Do not attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks is   not  collecting or reviewing these items with the application. **NEW**   Don't forget to   enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit!  This feature will allow the recruiter to send you reminders as your test date approaches.   This is a CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT, meaning that applications are accepted year round. You may submit one application in a 365 day period.   Civil Service Examination  Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule their Civil Service Exam. The first test day includes the physical abilities test and written test. Candidates who successfully pass the physical and written will be invited to the third section, the Oral Board, at a later date via email.   2022 POLICE OFFICER TEST DATES WINTER 2022:   Saturday, January 8, 2022 SPRING 2022:   Saturday, April 9, 2022 SUMMER 2022:   Saturday, July 9, 2022 FALL 2022:   Saturday, September 17, 2022 For all test dates, applications must be received by Noon (PST) on the Monday before the test date to be considered for that test. Please note that there is a capacity limit per test date, apply as soon as possible in order to have the best chance to schedule your preferred test date as scheduling is on a first come basis.   Applying by the deadline for the next test date does not guarantee you a spot to test if capacity has been reached. Candidates who pass the Civil Service Exam (all three sections)  will be placed on an eligibility that will be good for up to one year. The department will call candidates from that list as vacancies arise. Those candidates that successfully complete the interview step will move onto the background step.    The   background process   constitutes a comprehensive investigation in which the department runs a State of Nevada and national fingerprint check as well as a Wants/Warrants check to confirm the candidate has no felony or gross misdemeanor arrests without disposition, no felony or gross misdemeanor convictions or to confirm that the applicant is not a fugitive from justice.    If you have any questions, please email  hrstaff@cityofsparks.us  or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:   Marijuana is illegal at the federal level. The City of Sparks receives federal grants. Must not have used marijuana in the last 18 months. Nevada Law requires the following for a candidate to be a Police Officer: Must be 21 years old at the time of appointment Must be a U.S. Citizen High school diploma or equivalent Must not have been convicted of a felony in Nevada or convicted of any offense which would be a felony if committed in Nevada Other requirements as outlined in regulation and law.  See NAC 289.110 and NRS 289.510 for more information about state requirements.  Candidates must meet all federal, state and local requirements for the position of Police Officer. Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent Possess and maintain the equivalent to a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at the time of the Civil Service testing and at time of hire. Possession of a Nevada P.O.S.T Category 1 certificate, an out-of-state P.O.S.T. Category 1 Certificate which has reciprocity from Nevada; OR Successfully Passed a Nevada P.O.S.T. Category I Academy in the last 18 months. Paid or volunteer experience in law enforcement setting is desirable.  Other Requirements: Must be 21 years of age by your Civil Service testing date, a citizen of the USA and be free from police record, excepting minor misdeameanor traffic violations.  Candidate(s) selected for a vacancy will be required to complete a controlled substance screening, polygraph, psychological, medical exams and detailed background investigation. Applicants must be eligble per NAC 289.110. EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION Learn to perform a variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and testimony. Provide information and assistance to the public. This is the first working level class in law enforcement expected to perform all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace officer situations.   DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS None ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Patrol assigned areas to ensure the security of life and property. Observe situations and deter crime by providing high visibility. Provide information to the public concerning methods for improved security. Provide multi-jurisdictional aid and support, and participate in searches.       Respond to suspicious activities and answer emergency calls for service. Enforce local, state and federal laws and ordinances. Issue verbal warnings and citations. Pursue and apprehend suspects and request assistance as required; transport prisoners.   Investigate juvenile and designated adult criminal activity and incidents as the assigned detective. Interview victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects.   Coordinate crime scene control and investigation. Conduct interviews, interrogations and identify witnesses. Process crime scene and evidence collection. Store and maintain evidence and property including narcotics. Maintain photo lab. Send evidence to other law enforcement agencies as required. Provide evidence and testimony in court.   Conduct auctions for unclaimed property. Provide for the destruction of evidence including narcotics as required.   Restore order, protect life and property and maintain the peace at public gatherings and in conflict situations.   Prepare and document cases, complete reports and records and prepare and maintain logs and records.   Investigate traffic accidents and provide traffic and crowd control as necessary. Participate in special details and assignments. Organize and coordinate special assignments such as crime prevention programs in the schools and the community.   Provide emergency aid and assistance to incapacitated persons and request additional response.   Provide information, direction and other services and assistance to the public.  Participate in community events and present to small or large groups.  Engage in community policing efforts, use crime analysis data and other interventions to reduce and prevent crime.   Direct the activities of police support personnel in field situations.   Perform other duties which may be assigned.   Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Criminal and civil law and rules of evidence Applicable laws, rules and regulations, general orders, policies and procedures Investigation and identification techniques and equipment Law enforcement terminology, procedures, concepts and report formats Policing trends national, state and local Safety practices and precautions Safe use and proper care of firearms  First aid methods and procedures Observe and accurately recall places, names, descriptive characteristics and facts of incidents Remain calm and take appropriate action in difficult situations  Deal effectively with people under hostile and emergency situations Read, interpret and apply complex laws, procedures and policies Make rapid, sound independent judgments within legal and procedural guidelines Prepare clear and concise reports, records and other written materials Understand and follow oral and written directions Operate photographic, crime lab and other police equipment Establish and maintain effective working relationships Cultural awareness and sensitivity Mental health and disability awareness Negotiation and de-escalation Mediation Problem solving Control dangerous animals Communicate effectively with juveniles Train others in work procedures Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work   Physical Demands: Requires ability to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment.  Duties require the ability to meet and maintain P.O.S.T. standards and psychological guidelines.  Must pass and maintain firearms qualifications.   SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines Required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends and holiday shifts Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions This position reports to a Police Sergeant Supervision exercised: Direct the activities of police support personnel in field situations May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification. Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant. Recruitment Communication: Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate. Reasonable Accommodation: Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345. Disclaimer: The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, interviews (oral or written), physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order. Scoring in the top five (5) for promotion or top ten (10) for entry level in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations. Scoring in the top five (5) or ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position. The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
City of Sparks Sparks, NV
Jul 22, 2021
Full time
Better with you! What do we mean by that? We  believe  in equity and inclusion and that the community benefits when those who serve in this role  reflect  the rich diversity around us. If you have any doubts about whether this job is for you - we ask you to think about one thing: Are you looking for a  meaningful career  that has a  positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join us! We see and hear you and want you to be a member of our work family. While carrying out the vision to implement innovative strategies to promote excellence in leadership and   serve the community , you will also receive a  generous and competitive salary, benefit package,   tuition reimbursement, and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks. It’s more than a job – it’s a career that offers continuing education and promotional opportunities and one in which all skills, including bilingual skills are extremely valuable.  Take a chance –   Apply here to start the process . Are you ready to take the next step? If so, take a look at these  Application Tips :   Fill out the online application  completely  The Qualifications section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the recruiter is looking for on your application. Use this to your advantage. One step is eliminated for you! Do not attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks is  not  collecting or reviewing these items with the application. Only attach the certifications and specific documentation requested.  **NEW**  Don't forget to   enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit! This feature will allow the recruiter to send you reminders as your test date approaches.  Please note that there are three postings: Firefighter, Firefighter/Paramedic and Paramedic - ONLY apply to the one you qualify for. This recruitment will close on August 19, 2021 at 4pm PST. You may submit only one application in a 365 day period.  Please submit a complete application as soon as possible in order to be considered.  Submitting an incomplete application will not save your place in line.  Paramedic - this recruitment is in relation to the official position title of "firefighter/paramedic" for candidates who only have a paramedic certification at time of hire. These candidates will be put through an in-house, state or regional Firefighter academy and must successfully complete the academy in order to maintain employment as a firefighter/paramedic.  Civil Service Examination  Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule the written portion of their Civil Service Exam. This exam will be held starting September 1, 2021. Candidates who successfully pass the written test and have completed and submitted their CPAT results by the required date will be considered as having passed the Civil Service Exam. Passing Candidates  are those who pass the Civil Service Exam as noted above. These candidates will be placed on an eligibility that will be good for up to one year. The department will call candidates from that list as vacancies arise. For the department's first vacancy, the top 10 ranks will be referred for an interview. One additional rank may be considered for each additional vacancy. Those candidates that successfully complete all necessary steps may move into the background process prior to hiring.    If you have any questions, please email  hrstaff@cityofsparks.us  or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.    Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:   Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or equivalent and must be eighteen (18) years of age.   Licenses and Certificates: Must have completed and passed within the last twelve (12) months, the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT).   Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, a valid Nevada Paramedic Certification, or a National Registry Paramedic Certification or EMS-RN.   Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, current CPR, ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS and PALS certifications. Must possess at time of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid Nevada Class C driver's license or equivalent.   Must obtain within three (3) months of hire and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada EMS Attendant License.     Must obtain within one (1) year of hire and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada Commercial or Non-Commercial Class “A” driver’s license or a Nevada Commercial Class “B” license with the proper endorsements/restrictions to allow the driver to tow vehicles more than 10,000 pounds. If living out of state, must possess a license from the state of residence that meets the driver’s license requirements of the department.  Must obtain  within one (1) year of hire and maintain throughout employment,  a Nevada State Firefighter I certification. The equivalency for a Nevada State Firefighter I is another state's or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter I certificate and graduation from an approved Fire Academy.  DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION   Respond to fires, medical calls and other emergency and non-emergency situations and take appropriate action. Perform various staff support assignments in addition to emergency responses and daily activities.    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS  None ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   Must be able to use a variety of hose lines, deck guns, ground monitors, appliances and other equipment to safely and effectively control and extinguish fires. Perform horizontal and vertical ventilation as directed. Ladder buildings, conduct forcible entry and conduct search and rescue operations. Participate in salvage and overhaul and other assignments as required on the fire ground. Participate in specialized operations such as low angle, high angle, trench, water and ice rescues, including the use of rigging, shoring and other specialized equipment. Contain, confine, decontaminate or otherwise mitigate hazardous material spills.  Provide emergency medical care at the Paramedic level. Use hand and power tools to force entry into buildings, rescue victims, secure utilities and provide ventilation when directed. Participate in staff support assignments including fire prevention, inspections, investigations, and special projects. Work with the community in a variety of educational, public relations and service programs. Perform routine maintenance on fire stations and other department facilities. Clean, inspect, maintain, and perform minor repairs on Fire Department vehicles, apparatus and related equipment to ensure operational readiness.  Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) during emergency operations, training evolutions and other times as appropriate. Maintain and protect evidence in relation to investigations. Testify when subpoenaed by a court of law. Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports, medical reports, and other written materials. Maintain inventory and other department records. Perform other duties which may be assigned.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention including safety practices and precautions  Principles and practices of providing hazardous materials response at the first responder operational level Principles and practices of providing emergency medical care at the Paramedic level Basic principles of fire apparatus hydraulics Recordkeeping and mathematics related to the job Ability to remain calm under pressure, problem solve, make sound decisions, and respond appropriately in emergency situations Ability to make sound judgments within established guidelines and to deal with uncertainty  Ability to remain objective, handle pressure and maintain emotional control Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to effectively receive directions Ability to train others in work procedures Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work Ability to work dependably and effectively as part of a team environment Ability to maintain a clean environment in department facilities and vehicles Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Physical Demands:  Requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to: lift and carry equipment and persons weighing up to 150 pounds with assistance; stand and walk for extended periods of time; work outdoors in varied weather conditions with the potential for exposure to chemicals, extreme heat, fire, smoke, traffic, unsanitary conditions and other hazards. Must be able to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus. Requires the ability to use standard office equipment.   SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines  This position reports to  a  Fire Captain and/or Chief Officer  Supervision exercised:  When certified by the department, may act as a  Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis Required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends, and holiday shifts  Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation May be required to live within 60 minutes of the closest City of Sparks fire station Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification. Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant. Recruitment Communication:  Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate. To receive TEXT message reminders of upcoming testing, enable TEXT messaging in your application before you submit.  Reasonable Accommodation:  Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345.  Disclaimer:  The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, oral boards, interviews, physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order.   Scoring in the top ten (10) for entry level in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations. Scoring in the top ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position. The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
City of Sparks Sparks, NV
Jul 22, 2021
Full time
Better with you! What do we mean by that? We  believe  in equity and inclusion and that the community benefits when those who serve in this role  reflect  the rich diversity around us. If you have any doubts about whether this job is for you - we ask you to think about one thing: Are you looking for a  meaningful career  that has a  positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join us! We see and hear you and want you to be a member of our work family. While carrying out the vision to implement innovative strategies to promote excellence in leadership and   serve the community , you will also receive a  generous and competitive salary, benefit package,   tuition reimbursement, and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks. It’s more than a job – it’s a career that offers continuing education and promotional opportunities and one in which all skills, including bilingual skills are extremely valuable.  Take a chance –   Apply here to start the process . Are you ready to take the next step? If so, take a look at these  Application Tips :   Fill out the online application  completely  The Qualifications section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the recruiter is looking for on your application. Use this to your advantage. One step is eliminated for you! Do not attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks is  not  collecting or reviewing these items with the application. Only attach the certifications and specific documentation requested.  **NEW**  Don't forget to   enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit! This feature will allow the recruiter to send you reminders as your test date approaches.  Please note that there are three postings: Firefighter, Firefighter/Paramedic and Paramedic - ONLY apply to the one you qualify for. This recruitment will close on August 19, 2021 at 4pm PST. You may submit only one application in a 365 day period. Please submit a complete application as soon as possible in order to be considered. Submitting an incomplete application will not save your place in line.  Civil Service Examination  Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule the written portion of their Civil Service Exam. This exam will be held starting September 1, 2021. Candidates who successfully pass the written test and have completed and submitted their CPAT results by the required date will be considered as having passed the Civil Service Exam. Passing Candidates   are those who pass the Civil Service Exam as noted above. These candidates will be placed on an eligibility that will be good for up to one year. The department will call candidates from that list as vacancies arise. For the department's first vacancy, the top 10 ranks will be referred for an interview. One additional rank may be considered for each additional vacancy. Those candidates that successfully complete all necessary steps may move into the background process prior to hiring.    If you have any questions, please email  hrstaff@cityofsparks.us  or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:   Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or equivalent and must be eighteen (18) years of age.   Licenses and Certificates:  Must have completed and passed within the last twelve (12) months, the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT).   Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, a valid Nevada Paramedic Certification, a National Registry Paramedic Certification OR EMS-RN.   Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, current CPR, ACLS, ITLS or PHTLS and PALS certifications.  Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada State Firefighter I certificate or equivalent. The equivalency for a Nevada State Firefighter I is another State or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter I certificate and graduation from an approved Fire Academy. Must possess at time of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid Nevada Class C driver's license or equivalent.   Must obtain within three (3) months of hire and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada EMS Attendant License.    Must obtain within one (1) year of hire and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada Commercial or Non-Commercial Class “A” driver’s license or a Nevada Commercial Class “B” license with the proper endorsements/restrictions to allow the driver to tow vehicles more than 10,000 pounds. If living out of state, must possess a license from the state of residence that meets the driver’s license requirements of the department. DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION   Respond to fires, medical calls and other emergency and non-emergency situations and take appropriate action. Perform various staff support assignments in addition to emergency responses and daily activities.    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS  None  ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   Must be able to use a variety of hose lines, deck guns, ground monitors, appliances and other equipment to safely and effectively control and extinguish fires. Perform horizontal and vertical ventilation as directed. Ladder buildings, conduct forcible entry and conduct search and rescue operations. Participate in salvage and overhaul and other assignments as required on the fire ground. Participate in specialized operations such as low angle, high angle, trench, water and ice rescues, including the use of rigging, shoring and other specialized equipment. Contain, confine, decontaminate or otherwise mitigate hazardous material spills.  Provide emergency medical care at the Paramedic level. Use hand and power tools to force entry into buildings, rescue victims, secure utilities and provide ventilation when directed. Participate in staff support assignments including fire prevention, inspections, investigations, and special projects. Work with the community in a variety of educational, public relations and service programs. Perform routine maintenance on fire stations and other department facilities. Clean, inspect, maintain, and perform minor repairs on Fire Department vehicles, apparatus and related equipment to ensure operational readiness.  Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) during emergency operations, training evolutions and other times as appropriate. Maintain and protect evidence in relation to investigations. Testify when subpoenaed by a court of law. Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports, medical reports, and other written materials. Maintain inventory and other department records. Perform other duties which may be assigned.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention including safety practices and precautions  Principles and practices of providing hazardous materials response at the first responder operational level Principles and practices of providing emergency medical care at the Paramedic level Basic principles of fire apparatus hydraulics Recordkeeping and mathematics related to the job Ability to remain calm under pressure, problem solve, make sound decisions, and respond appropriately in emergency situations Ability to make sound judgments within established guidelines and to deal with uncertainty  Ability to remain objective, handle pressure and maintain emotional control Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to effectively receive directions Ability to train others in work procedures Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work Ability to work dependably and effectively as part of a team environment Ability to maintain a clean environment in department facilities and vehicles Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Physical Demands:  Requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to: lift and carry equipment and persons weighing up to 150 pounds with assistance; stand and walk for extended periods of time; work outdoors in varied weather conditions with the potential for exposure to chemicals, extreme heat, fire, smoke, traffic, unsanitary conditions and other hazards. Must be able to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus. Requires the ability to use standard office equipment.   SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines  This position reports to  a  Fire Captain and/or Chief Officer  Supervision exercised:  When certified by the department, may act as a  Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis Required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends, and holiday shifts  Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation May be required to live within 60 minutes of the closest City of Sparks fire station Human Resources will require prior to the first examination for the position, necessary documentary evidence be submitted for fitness of any qualification. Any requirement not met for the advertised position prior to the first examination for that position, will be cause for Human Resources to decline to examine, certify or hire the applicant. Recruitment Communication:  Human Resources will be contacting you at various stages of the recruitment process via email only, even if you have chosen U.S. mail for prior application processes or for applications with other agencies. Please make sure your email address is accurate. To receive TEXT message reminders of upcoming testing, enable TEXT messaging in your application before you submit.  Reasonable Accommodation:  Human Resources will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled candidates in the selection process. If you have special needs, please notify the Human Resources office when you turn in your application or at least three (3) business days prior to the examination/interview by calling (775) 353-2345. Disclaimer:  The City of Sparks hires and promotes candidates based on a competitive merit selection process, which may include any or all of the following: screening for minimum qualifications, written examinations, supplemental training and experience questionnaires, assessment centers, oral boards, interviews, physical tests or any combination which the Sparks Civil Service Commission may order.   Scoring in the top ten (10) for entry level in any part of the selection process merely advances the applicant to a higher round of examination, which may consist of additional interviews and other evaluations. Scoring in the top ten (10) gives no right to be selected for the position. The City of Sparks reserves the right to select applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications for the position.
City of Sparks Sparks, NV
Jul 22, 2021
Full time
Better with you! What do we mean by that? We  believe  in equity and inclusion and that the community benefits when those who serve in this role  reflect  the rich diversity around us. If you have any doubts about whether this job is for you - we ask you to think about one thing:  Are you looking for a  meaningful career  that has a  positive impact on the community ? If you answered yes, come join us! We see and hear you and want you to be a member of our work family. While carrying out the vision to implement  innovative strategies  to promote excellence in leadership and   serve the community , you will also receive a  generous and competitive salary, benefit package,   tuition reimbursement, and retirement plan . People who come to Sparks stay in Sparks. It’s more than a job – it’s a career that offers continuing education and promotional opportunities and one in which all skills, including bilingual skills are extremely valuable.  Take a chance –   Apply here to start the process . Are you ready to take the next step? If so, take a look at these  Application Tips :   Fill out the online application  completely  The Qualifications section below is your cheat sheet to understand what the recruiter is looking for on your application. Use this to your advantage. One step is eliminated for you! Do not attach resumes or cover letters. The City of Sparks is  not  collecting or reviewing these items with the application. Only attach the certifications and specific documentation requested.  **NEW**  Don't forget to   enable TEXT messaging   in your application before you hit submit! This feature will allow the recruiter to send you reminders as your test date approaches.  Please note that there are three postings: Firefighter, Firefighter/Paramedic and Paramedic - ONLY apply to the one you qualify for. This recruitment will close on August 19, 2021 at 4pm PST or once the first 250 COMPLETE applications have been received. You may submit only one application in a 365 day period.  Please note that there is a cap on applications, submit a complete application as soon as possible in order to be considered.  Submitting an incomplete application will not save your place in line.  Civil Service Examination  Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule the written portion of their Civil Service Exam. This exam will be held starting September 1, 2021. Candidates who successfully pass the written test and have completed and submitted their CPAT results by the required date will be considered as having passed the Civil Service Exam. Passing Candidates  are those who pass the Civil Service Exam as noted above. These candidates will be placed on an eligibility that will be good for up to one year. The department will call candidates from that list as vacancies arise. For the department's first vacancy, the top 10 ranks will be referred for an interview. One additional rank may be considered for each additional vacancy. Those candidates that successfully complete all necessary steps may move into the background process prior to hiring.    Candidates hired may be sent as a paid employee to a regional, state or in-house academy as they work towards completing their Firefighter certification.  If you have any questions, please email  hrstaff@cityofsparks.us  or call Human Resources at (775) 353-2345. The City of Sparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications to continue in the recruitment process:   Education and Experience:  High School Diploma or equivalent and must be eighteen (18) years of age.   Licenses and Certificates:  Must have completed and passed within the last twelve (12) months, the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT).   Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, a valid NV EMT-A, National Registry EMT–A or higher certification.   Must possess at time of application and maintain throughout employment, a valid CPR certification.   Must possess at time of hire and maintain throughout employment, a valid Nevada Class C driver's license or equivalent.   Must obtain within three (3) months of hire and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada EMS Attendant License.   Must obtain within one (1) year of hire and maintain throughout employment, a Nevada Commercial or Non-Commercial Class “A” driver’s license or a Nevada Commercial Class “B” license with the proper endorsements/restrictions to allow the driver to tow vehicles more than 10,000 pounds.   If living out of state, must possess a license from the state of residence that meets the driver’s license requirements of the department.  Must obtain  within one (1) year of hire and maintain throughout employment,  a Nevada State Firefighter I certification. The equivalency for a Nevada State Firefighter I is another state's or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter I certificate and graduation from an approved Fire Academy. DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION Respond to fires, medical calls, and other emergency and non-emergency situations and take appropriate action. Perform various staff support assignments in addition to emergency responses and daily activities.  DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS  None ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS   Must be able to use a variety of hose lines, deck guns, ground monitors, appliances and other equipment to safely and effectively control and extinguish fires; perform horizontal and vertical ventilation as directed; ladder buildings, conduct forcible entry, conduct search and rescue operations; participate in salvage and overhaul and other assignments as required on the fire ground. Participate in specialized operations such as low angle, high angle, trench, water and ice rescues, including the use of rigging, shoring and other specialized equipment. Contain, confine, decontaminate or otherwise mitigate hazardous material spills. Provide emergency medical care at the EMT Advanced level. Use hand and power tools to force entry into buildings, rescue victims, secure utilities and provide ventilation when directed. Participate in staff support assignments including fire prevention, inspections, investigations, and special projects. Work with the community in a variety of educational, public relations and service programs. Perform routine maintenance on fire stations and other department facilities. Clean, inspect, maintain, and perform minor repairs on Fire Department vehicles, apparatus and related equipment to ensure operational readiness. Utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) during emergency operations, training evolutions and other times as appropriate. Maintain and protect evidence in relation to investigations. Testify when subpoenaed by a court of law. Maintain accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials. Maintain inventory and other department records. Perform other duties which may be assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Principles and practices of fire suppression and prevention including safety practices and precautions  Principles and practices of providing hazardous materials response at the first responder operational level Principles and practices of providing emergency medical care at the EMT-A level Basic principles of fire apparatus hydraulics Basic recordkeeping and mathematics related to the job Ability to remain calm under pressure, problem solve, make sound decisions, and respond appropriately in emergency situations Ability to make sound judgments within established guidelines and to deal with uncertainty  Ability to remain objective, handle pressure and maintain emotional control Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to effectively receive directions Ability to train others in work procedures Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted during work Ability to work dependably and effectively as part of a team environment Ability to maintain a clean environment in department facilities and vehicles Computer applications and software related to the work including Microsoft Office Physical Demands:  Requires sufficient physical strength and stamina to: lift and carry equipment and persons weighing up to 150 pounds with assistance; stand and walk for extended periods of time; work outdoors in varied weather conditions with the potential for exposure to chemicals, extreme heat, fire, smoke, traffic, unsanitary conditions and other hazards. Must be able to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus. Requires the ability to use standard office equipment. SUPPLEMENTAL JOB POSTING INFORMATION This is a Civil Service position and is Non-Exempt under FLSA guidelines  This position reports to  a  Fire Captain and/or Chief Officer  Supervision exercised:  When certified by the department, may act as a  Fire Apparatus Operator on a relief basis Required to be called back, held over, work off-hours, nights, weekends, and holiday shifts  Required to work during emergency circumstances or inclement weather conditions May be required to pass a pre-placement drug screen and background investigation May be required to live within 60 minutes of the closest City of Sparks fire station