CITY OF FAIRFIELD
The City of Fairfield is announcing that a Civil Service exam will be
given through the National Testing Network. This test will be used as the initial step to establish an Eligibility List for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. All testing with the National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by the application closing date, Friday, December 6, 2019 by 5pm. The exam provided by the National Testing Network will be used as the civil service exam.
Applicants must apply online at www.fairfield-city.org and take the NTN test before the closing date.
To take the test, go here: https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/ then:
- Under the Header- Find Jobs, click on "Firefighter Jobs"
- Scroll Down to "Ohio" and find the City of Fairfield
- Check mark the box next to the posting
- Left hand of screen will show a red "Continue" box
- Follow instructions on website.
This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks related to protecting life and property by performing fire suppression and providing emergency medical services; participating in fire station and equipment maintenance; engaging in training and exercise programs as directed; and other related tasks as required.
Qualifications include: 18 years old at time of test and not eligible for original appointment to Fairfield Department on or after age 36; valid driver's license; high school diploma/GED; ability to perform the essential functions of the position; must possess certification for Firefighter II and Paramedic at time of appointment.
Current part-time Firefighter/EMT employees of the City of Fairfield will have additional credit added to their passing score, based on years of service.
Those who receive a passing score of 70% on all sections of the test must subsequently pass the following to be eligible for appointment: physical agility test; CVSA; medical physical (including drug screen) and psychological exam; background check.
Please apply online at www.fairfield-city.org. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, November, 11, 2019. Deadline for applications Friday, December 6, 2019 by 5 pm. No exceptions. In the event of a tie score after credits for seniority are added to the passing written exam score, priority in ranking is determined by the date and time the application is received.
Probationary Period: 1 year
Starting Salary: $23.58 with Paramedic Certification
Provide immediate and superior fire suppression and emergency medical services when responding to dispatched calls using established procedures and performance standards to ensure services are administered effectively and efficiently.
Participate in fire station and equipment maintenance to assure a safe, clean work environment and well-maintained, functioning equipment in order to fully perform job duties.
Accurately complete all required forms, documentation and correspondence so that it is precise, understandable and conveys the necessary information.
Ensure proper operation of firefighting, rescue and life support equipment, instruments and supplies. Inventory and restock firefighting, rescue, drug, medical and facility maintenance supplies.
Participate in all training exercises and/or drills as required or assigned. Maintain currency in critical skills required for firefighting and performance of emergency medical services.
Participate in continuing education programs to ensure maintenance of all fire, medical and driving certification requirements of the position.
Maintain physical fitness to effectively carry out job responsibilities. Maintain effective working relationships with all employees, other agencies and the general public.
Contribute to the overall effective delivery of services of the Fairfield Fire Department in special programs such as Paramedic Bicycle Patrol, Child Car Seat Installation, CPR Training, etc.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Superior personal characteristics including honesty, moral character, ethical behavior, reputation or habit. Above average oral and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, and decision-making skills. Ability to make sound judgments in critical situations often without consultation and supervision. Ability to effectively relate to people of various socio-economic levels. Basic computer competency. High School diploma or GED; State of Ohio Firefighter II and State of Ohio Paramedic certification; must maintain the certifications as an ongoing condition of employment. Successful completion of Civil Service testing process; valid Ohio Driver's License; physical fitness sufficient to meet demands of the jobs. Must be at least eighteen on the date of the Civil Service Examination and not yet thirty-six years of age at the time of original full-time appointment to Fairfield Fire Department.