Firefighter Trainee

City of Las Vegas
Full Time $51,654 - $93,661 Per year NV Fire Station 1 - Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, 500 N Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States Apply before 7/8/2024 11:59
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Overview



The city of Las Vegas invites applications for  

  • Firefighter/Paramedic (X) - Starting Annual Salary - $69,325.36/yr.

  • Firefighter (X) - Starting Annual Salary - $60,808.80/yr. 

  • Firefighter Trainee - Starting Annual Salary - $52,966.42/yr.



Written Exam (National Testing Network):  July 8 - Aug. 8, 2024  (50% of overall score)

If you submit a complete application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position you will be sent an email with instructions to self-schedule your written exam through the National Testing Network website. We will notify you via

email

with your written exam invitation and instructions. These emails will go out between June 27 - July 15, 2024, based on when you apply. Invited candidates are expected to schedule their testing through the online registration process (www.nationaltestingnetwork.com).  If you can't afford the testing fee, you may apply for a testing fee waiver, if you are invited to take the exam.


For more information on the testing process visit


Candidate Firefighter Physical Assessment: (50% of overall score)
Candidates who have completed the Firefighter Written NTN examination and passed with a 70% or higher will be invited to participate in the Candidate Firefighter Physical Assessment. This is a PASS or FAIL test. Failing any one of the standards is considered a failure for the entire test. Those invited to take the Physical Assessment will be contacted by email.

*Candidate Physical Assessment Testing Standards
Click on below link to watch instructional video on fitness testing.

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*NOTE: These requirements differ from the Academy physical fitness standards. Recruits should be well beyond these minimum standards by the start of the Academy. These testing requirements allow us to evaluate if you are ready to proceed in this process. To view academy fitness requirements refer to the “."
Virtual Interviews (Spark Hire): 
There will be one round of virtual interviews. Candidates who are selected to participate will receive an invitation email with instructions on how to complete. You must receive an email invitation to participate in the virtual interview. Those who are selected to continue on to the hiring process will receive an invitation to participate in a psychological examination and background check.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT): 
Candidates identified to move forward in the process will be notified via e-mail of LVFR requirements for CPAT testing. Successful completion of the CPAT with a licensed CPAT agency completed between Feb. 1, 2024 and November 30, 2024 is required as part of the selection process.  If you do not have CPAT through a licensed agency then CPAT testing will be available at Cashman Field (850 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101)  (Appointment is required). Information regarding scheduling a CPAT test at Cashman will be emailed to those selected to attend the Hiring Interviews.  If you have a current CPAT attach a copy of the certificate to your application when you apply.

The CPAT is a separate requirement from the Physical Assessment, which is part of the examination process noted above.

**MUST ATTACH A COPY OF VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION.  FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY CANDIDATE FROM RECRUITMENT PROCESS.** 
DRIVING PERMITS, EXPIRED LICENSE AND STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A VALID STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE.

THE DOCUMENT MUST BE ATTACHED AS A "LICENSE" OR THE SYSTEM WILL NOT LET YOU SUBMIT AND WILL GIVE YOU AN ERROR. SEE BELOW.

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTACH ANY DOCUMENTS AFTER YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.

***ONLY on-line applications will be accepted.
***Paper faxed documents or applications will be rejected.

Suitability Assessment and Background Check:
A subgroup consisting of the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a suitability assessment and background check. The assessment evaluates the following: interpersonal skills, including sensitivity and respect for others; decision-making and judgment; maturity and discipline; honesty, integrity and personal ethics; setting and achieving goals, fire service adaptability, and a pattern of conduct acceptable to the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Department. A comprehensive background investigation consists of employment verification and a felony/misdemeanor record check. If you are invited to the suitability examination and background screening, you will receive notification via email with further instructions.

Drug Screening and Medical Exam:
Hired candidates will be administered a pre-employment drug screening test. A pre- employment medical examination is conducted by a city physician to evaluate the candidate’s medical fitness (vision, hearing, cardiovascular, respiratory, etc.) to perform the full range of duties.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

Learn to extinguish fires, perform rescue operations and maintain fire station facilities and equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the entry level class in the Firefighter series.  This class is distinguished from the Firefighter in that entry level positions have not achieved successful completion of the city of Las Vegas Fire Training Academy.

Supervision Received

Receives immediate supervision from higher level supervisory staff and training instructors.

Essential Functions:

  1. Participate in Fire Academy training program and in on-the-job training activities; drill with engine company members; attend special instruction sessions in firefighting, rescue and emergency medical procedures and techniques.
  2. Learn the proper procedures for responding to fire incidents, including laying lines of hose, directing streams of water, carrying and setting up ladders and other equipment, including motorized equipment, ventilating buildings, performing rescue work and cleaning up after fires to limit water damage.
  3. Learn the proper procedures and techniques for rendering first aid and emergency medical assistance.
  4. Learn to clean and service firefighting apparatus and equipment, including motorized equipment; test and wash hose; and other equipment.
  5. Learn and follow all applicable safety procedures.
  6. Meet the criteria established by the department for acceptable performance at each step or level of training in order to progress to the next level.
  7. May be required to drive city vehicles to pick up supplies and equipment or to drive to and from training exercises.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Experience and Training Requirements

Experience:

Some firefighting experience is desirable.

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from high school.  College level course work in fire science, fire administration or a related field is desirable.


License, Certificate, and Special Requirements

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license on the date of application, and maintenance thereafter.

Must be 18 years of age on the date of application.


**MUST ATTACH A COPY OF VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE WITH SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATION.  FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DISQUALIFY CANDIDATE FROM RECRUITMENT PROCESS.**
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTACH ANY DOCUMENTS AFTER YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is a full-service transport agency.  Operations personnel are required to complete both suppression and EMS certification trainings in an academy setting and maintain proficiency thereafter.  Possession of a current State of Nevada, Clark County OR National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate and an Advanced-EMT (AEMT) certificate are desirable but not required at the time of application.   

As a condition of continued employment, employees will need to complete both EMT and Advanced EMT (AEMT) certification requirements prior to the completion of initial training, and maintenance will be required thereafter. 


Please click on the below link to view EMS Certifications accepted and NOT accepted...

Please note:  The Clark County Health District will not issue an EMT certification to anyone under 18 years of age.


Must meet current physical condition requirements on the date of appointment. 

Updated verification of CPAT completion status will be required for future academies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

Basic mathematical principles.
Basic mechanical principles.
Spatial relationships.

Ability to:

Learn to understand and act in accordance with departmental policies, rules and instructions in the field of firefighting.
Work under strict discipline and follow orders.
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of fire fighting equipment.
Demonstrate physical aptitude as required by essential functions.
Read, understand and retain the information in technical materials, rules, regulations and procedures related to firefighting.
Read street maps and navigate streets.
Learn to operate and perform basic service and troubleshooting on small motors.
Learn to operate all fire fighting equipment, both manually operated and motorized.
Learn to analyze emergency situations and quickly determine effective courses of action.
Learn the layout of the city's water main system and street numbering system.
Learn to read and interpret geographic information systems maps.
Learn to identify various hazardous materials.
Learn and follow all applicable safety procedures.
Retain presence of mind in emergency situations.
Observe the details of a situation and act accordingly.
Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
Operate and maintain voice radio equipment.
Work in adverse physical locations and conditions.
Perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering.
Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain physical condition to perform essential duties as specified by firefighter certification.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
 -- Performing life threatening firefighting activities in an emergency situation;
 -- Running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations;
 -- Moving equipment and injured or deceased persons;
 -- Climbing stairs/ladders;
 -- Performing life-saving and rescue procedures;
 -- Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time; and
 -- Operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:
 -- Fire encompassed surroundings;
 -- Dangerous persons;
 -- Dangerous animals;
 -- Hazards of emergency driving;
 -- Hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic; and
 -- Natural and man-made disasters.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
 -- Making observations;
 -- Communicating with others;
 -- Reading and writing; and
 -- Operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
 -- Exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances;
 -- Evaluating various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action; and
 -- Demonstrating intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes. 

Competencies:

Core Workforce Competencies

Professionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful and positive.

Effective Communication – Expresses verbal and written thought in a clear and understandable manner.

Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern and satisfies external and/or internal customers based on the CLV core purpose and values.

Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands.

Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions and outcomes.

Productive Partnerships – Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others.

Technical and Safety Expertise – Possesses a depth of knowledge, skill and ability in a technical (job) area.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES: A civil service examination will be conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rules of the city of Las Vegas. Those applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to participate in the written exam weighted 50%, and those candidates with a minimum score of 70% or higher will be invited to participate in the Candidate Firefighter Physical Assessment weighted 50%.  Those with a combined score of 70% or higher will placed on an eligible list.

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