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1. Job Announcements by www.FireJobs.com

About Firejobs.com:Since 1996, Firejobs.com has been providing its members with the most comprehensive and accurate firefighter employment information available. We list complete hiring information and provide links to the Departments' websites and local area.

Every time we post a new listing, we verify the information and verify links to the department. We search newspapers all over the nation daily to provide you with the most current job listings available.

We also provide links to the city in which the department is located. This helps those who are interested in moving to another location to find out about the area. With this tool, you can check out housing, schools, cost of living and even entertainment options before you move anywhere.

El Paso Fire Department
8600 Montana
El Paso, TX 79925

El Paso County

915-771-1001
915-771-1023 - fax
www.elpasotexas.gov

Position: Firefighter Trainee (certified)

Last Filing Date: June 29, 2009

Special Instructions: Position open until filled

Requirements: Applications will only be accepted at Fire Headquarters, 8600 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79925, between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Applications will not be accepted via email or fax. Out of town applicants may mail their application to: City Of El Paso Fire Department, Attention: Human resources, 8600 Montana, El Paso, Texas 79925-1214.
A CPAT - Candidate Preparation Guide is available for download on our website at www.elpasotexas.gov under City Jobs Certified Firefighter Trainee Get application forms for this position.

Candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED supplemented by completion of postsecondary Basic Firefighter and Basic Emergency Medical Technician courses.
Valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state by time of appointment. Valid Texas Class "B" Driver's License Permit by time of entry in Academy.

Candidate must possess current Texas State Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structural Firefighter Certification and Texas Department of Health Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification by time of application.

Certifications must be current and in good standing with no deficiency status. Candidate must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age and meet El Paso Fire Department pre-appointment standards including a rigid background investigation and a comprehensive medical examination with drug screening.

Exam Date: May 15, 2009 Time to be announced

Exam Location: City Human Resources Department Testing Room, Two Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor

Starting Salary: $ 25,804.87

Top Salary: $ 39,759.11

Contact: El Paso Fire Headquarters
8600 Montana Avenue
El Paso, TX 79925
Linda Sandoval 915-771-1035
agency.governmentjobs.com/elpaso/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=162093 &hit_count=Ye

Houston Fire Department
410 Bagby Street, Ste 308
Houston, TX 77002

Harris County

713-247-2267
713-247-3894 - fax
www.houstontx.gov/

Position: Firefighter Trainee - Non Certified

Last Filing Date: June 5, 2009

Special Instructions: Position closes at 4:30 PM Central Time

DUTIES:
Participates in classroom lectures, seminars and practical training sessions as directed by the Fire Department.
Receives and participates in various types of training in fire suppression and emergency medical services up to and including Paramedic Certification.
Participates in drills, demonstrations and instruction in hydraulics, pump operation, maintenance, fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE TEST:

Applicants must be in possession of a Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Fire Fighters Certification Basic or higher and a Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) Certification Basic or higher prior to taking the examination to be eligible to be hired by the City of Houston.

No experience is required. Applicants must have at least 15 transferable college credit hours, with a grade of "C" or better from an accredited college or university. Transferable hours mean that the hours will be accepted at the institution that is certifying the grades for the Houston Fire Department.

Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age when applying and less than thirty-six (36) years of age before receiving the oath of office.

The exam will be open to candidates, who have made a proper application and have met the requirements of Chapter 143 of the Local Government Code for beginning positions in the Fire Department, which are listed in the Fire Application.

APPLICATION TO TAKE TEST:

ONLY "on-line" applications will be accepted. To apply for this examination, please log on to: www.houstonfire.org. Access to the Internet and to computer terminals may be found at The City of Houston Human Resources Department, 611 Walker, the ground level, HFD Classified Recruiting, 500 Jefferson, 15th Floor, or any Public Library. On-line applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2008.

NOTE:
1. The minimum passing score is 70 percent on the written examination before the extra five (5) points for qualified veterans are added.
2. Per Chapter 143.025 of the Tex. Loc. Gov't Code, an additional five points shall be added to the examination grade of an applicant who served in the United States armed forces, received an honorable discharge, and made a passing grade on the examination. Applicants who are eligible for extra military points must provide a copy of their DD214 (Member-4) to the examination site to receive these points. The DD214 will be subject to later Houston Fire Department verification.
3. An applicant may not take the examination for a particular eligibility list more than once.
4. The eligibility list created as a result of this examination will be effective for a period of not less than 6 months or more than 12 months as determined by the Civil Service Commission.
5. Passing applicants will be referred to the Houston Fire Department to continue processing. Any falsification in the application process will result in disqualification. Applicants must pass all phases of the recruiting process.
6. Applicants' eligibility for hiring will be determined in rank order from the eligibility list.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
DATE AND TIME OF EXAMINATION:
The examination will be given at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008 at the George R. Brown Convention Center located at 1001 Avenida de las Americas Exhibit Hall A

Bring your Driver's License or other photo ID and a copy of your DD214 (Member-4) if applicable.

SALARY: Base pay of 1077.83 Bi-weekly.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F

Contact: City of Houston, Human Resources
611 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77007
713-837-9429
agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=16159 5&hit_count=Y

Piqua Fire Department
229 West Water Street
Piqua, OH 45356

Miami County

937-778-2013
937-778-0050 - fax
www.piquaoh.org

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic Civil Service Exam

Last Filing Date: May 29, 2009

Requirements: The Civil Service exam will be conducted on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with exam to start promptly at 10:00 a.m. A photo I.D. will be needed to register. The exam will be given at Upper Valley Joint Vocational School, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio.

Applications can be picked up at the Human Resources Department, Municipal Government Complex, 201 West Water Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 or call (937) 778-2052 or by visiting our website at www.piquaoh.org.

Application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2009 by 4:00 p.m. An application fee of $15.00 must be submitted with the completed application. The annual base salary for this position starts at approximately $49,615. The Piqua Fire Department currently has no open positions. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply. EOE

Starting Salary: $ 49,615.00

Contact: Human Resources Department
Municipal Government Complex
201 West Water Street
Piqua, OH 45356
937-778-2052
www.piquaoh.org/

San Marino Fire Department
2200 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108

Los Angeles County

626-300-0735
626-300-0709 - fax
www.ci.san-marino.ca.us

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date: May 31, 2009

Special Instructions: Position open until filled

SALARY:
$5,689-$6,837 depending upon qualifications and experience. City pays employee's contribution (9%) of PERS 3% at 55 plan, single highest year, and provides a comprehensive benefits package.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. All candidates shall submit copies of the following with the completed application: (1) valid California EMT-P license or proof of currently attending an accredited paramedic school; (2) certificate of completion issued by a fire academy approved by the California State Fire Marshal; or Firefighter I certificate issued by the California State Fire Marshal (3) proof of passing CWH written Exam; (4) proof of passing the Candidate Physical Agility Test or the LA/Orange County Fire Chief PAT. Possession of a valid California driver's license is required upon filing and will be used as identification prior to all portions of the selection process. In addition, employment offers are contingent upon the candidate passing a comprehensive physical, psychological, and polygraph examination, including a substance abuse test and a thorough background investigation.

Note: After a candidate is appointed, conditions of continued employment include initial and/or continued accreditation to practice as an EMT-P in Los Angeles County, ability to obtain and maintain a California Class "A" or "B" commercial driver's license within 18 months of employment and to be entirely tobacco free and not use tobacco products at any time during employment.

TO APPLY:

A City of San Marino application form is required for consideration. Application forms may downloaded from the City's website at www.sanmarinoca.gov or picked up in person at: City of San Marino, 2200 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday only. You may call (626) 300-0700 for additional information. Faxed applications are not accepted. All application materials become property of the City of San Marino and will not be returned. Resumes accepted, but not in lieu of an application.

DEADLINE:
All applications will be received UNTIL THIS POSITION IS FILLED. All application materials are to be returned to:

CITY OF SAN MARINO 2200 HUNTINGTON DRIVE SAN MARINO, CA 91108
ATTN: PERSONNEL

Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in an examination consisting of an oral interview, polygraph examination, psychological profile and physical examination. Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to final offer of employment.

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT: Successful candidates will be required to enter into an employment agreement as a condition of employment.

THE CITY OF SAN MARINO
San Marino is a single family residential community located approximately 10 miles from Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. The City was incorporated in 1913 as a General Law City under the provisions of the State Constitution. San Marino operates under a Council-Manager form of government. It is a full service City having its own Police, Fire, Paramedic, Library, Recreation, Park, Public Works, and Administrative Services. The community prides itself on maintaining a high quality residential community. San Marino is approximately 4 square miles in
size and has a population of 13,000. The Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens are located within the City.

Starting Salary: $ 5,689.00

Top Salary: $ 6,837.00

Contact: City of San Marino, Human Resources Department
2200 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108
626-300-0700
www.ci.san-marino.ca.us/jobs.htm

Kenosha Fire Department
625-52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Kenosha County

262-653-4130
262-653-4127 - fax
www.kenosha.org

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date: June 1, 2009

Requirements: This recruitment is conducted every 2 years in which candidates who pass a 3-step examination process (written, CPAT, panel interview) are placed on an eligibility list, from which vacancies are filled thru June 2011. Kenosha Fire Dept provides fire suppression, rescue, protection, education, and EMS services to Kenosha community (pop. 95,000+), ideally located between Chicago & Milwaukee on beautiful Lake Michigan. Firefighters work 24 hours "on duty" followed by 48 hours off.

Must be 18 or older, high school graduate (or equivalent), US citizen, with driver license and no felony or related criminal convictions. Not required to apply, but previous fire/EMS experience and education, paramedic or EMT certification, and ability to speak/understand a 2nd language - a plus.

City application packet required and available at www.kenosha.org. Must be received or postmarked by June 1, 2009. Written exam scheduled for June 13 & 27, 2009.

Starting Salary: $41,592

Top Salary: $49,572

Contact: City of Kenosha
625 52nd Street
Room 205
Kenosha, WI 53140
262 653-4130
262-653-4129
shill@kenosha.org
www.kenosha.org

Kansas Fire Services Partnership
1300 North Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501

County

620-655-3500
www.hrepartners.com

Position: Firefighter - Entry Level

Last Filing Date: August 14, 2009

REQUIRED FOR POSITION

Please read all steps before beginning.

STEP 1: Complete and submit an e*application. Once your e*application has been received, an e-mail notification with information will be sent to you.

STEP 2: Submit examination fee(s). Payment must be received 14 days prior to test session date. - The Video-based Written Examination is $40.00. The Candidate Physical Ability Test is $60.00. Applicants taking both Written and CPAT tests will be scheduled on the same day. Both tests must be successfully completed to be placed into the database. Refund requests must be submitted in writing to candidatetesting@hutchcc.edu 14 days prior to test session date.
BY MAIL: print attached form
BY PHONE: with credit card (620-665- 3509 or 1-800-289-3501 ext. 3509), or
IN PERSON: to Business Office, Parker Student Union, 1300 N. Plum, Hutchinson KS

NOTE: The candidates test date and time will be assigned upon payment of fees. The established days and times for testing will be filled on a first come first served basis as payment arrives. Upon payment of fees, an examination information guide and the assigned date/time will be sent in the mail. No other notification will be provided.

STEP 3: Written Examination- A qualifying score of at least 70% correct must be achieved to remain eligible. Candidates will be notified by email (preferred) or U.S. mail of examination results.

STEP 4: CPAT- Candidate Physical Ability Test- is a pass/fail process. Candidates must complete the entire CPAT course, in the prescribed manner, within established time limits. Applicants will be notified of pass/fail at conclusion of exam. Candidates who successfully complete both tests will be entered on an eligibility roster. Candidates on this roster will be referred to hiring member departments based upon required specifications of the department and candidate-specified desires.

TEST DATES: April 10, 2009

STEP 5: CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Orientation. The orientation is optional. The orientation is designed to help candidates prepare for CPAT testing. All candidates are strongly encouraged to complete the optional CPAT orientation at least 8 weeks prior to CPAT testing. There is no fee for CPAT orientation.

ORIENTATION DATES:
To register for orientation email: edigerr@hutchcc.edu.
LOCATION: Cameron Hall, HCC South Campus (near Yoder, Kansas)

Starting Salary: N/A

Top Salary: N/A

Contact: Kansas Fire Services Partnership
Business Office, Parker Student Union
1300 North Plum
Hutchinson, KS 67501
620-665-3500
edigerr@hutchcc.edu
www.hrepartners.com/

Covington Fire Department
100 East Robbins Street
Covington, KY 41011

Kenton County

859-431-0462
859-431-3315 - fax
www.covingtonky.com

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date: May 15, 2009

Special Instructions: Position open until filled

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a citizen of the United States and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE:

GRADE: Firefighter Grade 1 shall be advanced to Grade 2 after (1) one year of service; Grade 3 (2) two years of service; Grade 4 after (4) four years of service and favorable recommendation from the Fire Chief.

EDUCATION
 High School graduate or equivalent.

ADDITIONAL EVALUATIONS
Candidate must successfully complete the agility, psychological, and background examinations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LISCENSESES, REGISTRATIONS
 Maintain a current driver's license.
 Unrestricted Kentucky Paramedic License is required for additional duties of paramedic; however, all paramedic's are responsible for firefighter duties.

Starting Salary: $33271.16 - 37890.58

Contact: City of Covington, Human Resources
638 Madison Avenue, Room 430
Covington, KY 41011
859-292-2161
859-292-2157
info@covingtonky.com
www.covingtonky.com/availablejobs.asp

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