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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.
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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 email@example.com 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
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:
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.
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