Position Detail:

Napa Fire Department
Po Box 660
Napa, CA 94559

Napa County

707-257-9593
707-257-9534 - fax
www.cityofnapa.org

Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter - February 11 ONLY
Last Filing Date:  February 11, 2019
 

Special Instructions:  

 

Requirements

DESCRIPTION
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE ACCEPTED ON FEBRUARY 11, 2019 FROM 8AM-12PM PST.

NOTE: If you are interested in both the Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter positions, it is REQUIRED that you apply to both positions separately.

BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH), MILITARY BACKGROUND, EXPERIENCE WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS, AND/OR INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY INITIATIVES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

The City of Napa is engaged in an exciting process of renewal to enhance its reputation as one of the premier municipalities in the nation. We are looking for a unique individual to join our team as a Firefighter for the City of Napa Fire Department. The ideal candidate is anything but ordinary ? in fact, we are looking for the extraordinary! Please see the following message from our Fire Chief, Steve Brassfield:

Thank you for applying to the Napa Fire Department. NFD is looking for the very best; the very best Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic candidates to fill this critical public safety role, within our community. The Napa Fire Department's Mission Statement is; "Always Here, Always Ready, Serving You, with Pride and Excellence". Our core values are; Service, Integrity, Cooperation, Knowledge, Responsibility, and Professionalism. Our fire department culture is one of great pride; both in customer service and servant leadership. Positive personal and professional relationships are some of the keys to our success. Being driven to fulfill the mission of an All Risk Fire Department, while being progressive to meet the needs of our community into the future. Expectations of quality communication, collaboration, coordination, and commitment to doing what is best for the TEAM, is a must. Public service is why we exist and how we best serve one another and our citizens. We will continue to serve and prove our value. If you are one, that has high levels and expectations of yourself to;

Being a great teammate, team player and always developing your interpersonal skills
Willing to be highly engaged and involved within our organization and externally in our community
Extremely competent and professional with your firefighter and paramedic knowledge, skills and abilities
Have a high capacity and high levels of capabilities

Then, you are who we are looking for and I encourage you to compete for a career with the Napa Fire Department and I look forward to meeting you.

Steve Brassfield, Fire Chief

Our Firefighters have one of the most respected jobs in the Napa community: Responding to incidents, preventing them from happening, helping those in need of immediate assistance, and protecting Napa citizens and property.

We welcome and encourage applications from all community members who pass our application process as they meet the standards of our physical, role related tests.

In order to make Napa safer and provide an excellent service to all residents and visitors of Napa, we must employ firefighters who can recognize, understand and respond to their needs. A diverse workforce which reflects the Napa community is better equipped to achieve this.

The mission of the Napa Fire Department is to serve the community from five fire stations covering 18 square miles within the City limits of Napa in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country. Each station provides an Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) response unit. In addition, Fire Station One provides an ALS Ladder Truck Company capable of specialized operations.

Currently, department staffing consists of 62 operations, 6 fire prevention and 3 full time administration staff. Our present annual call volume is about 10,000 incidents per year of which 70% are medical in nature. The department participates in regional HAZMAT and Rescue Teams.

The City of Napa Fire Department, established in 1906, proudly serves over 80,000 residents and hundreds of thousands of tourists within the City of Napa, California with a mission of "Always Here, Always Ready, Serving You With Pride and Excellence." The Department is currently recruiting to create a Firefighter eligible list which may be used to fill future full-time vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list. The active status of this employment list will be 1 year unless abolished sooner or extended beyond that date in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

Firefighters respond to fire alarms, emergency medical and other calls and take appropriate action in the protection of life and property; operates and maintains vehicles, apparatus, equipment and stations; conducts business safety inspection and teaches fire safety to public; and performs various support assignments in addition to normal emergency response activities.

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
Completed City of Napa Employment Application (only online applications will be accepted)
Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
State of California certification as a Firefighter I (Preferred) or Graduation from a California State accredited Firefighter 1 Academy.
Valid State of California Emergency Medical Technician Level 1 Certification
CPAT card of completion issued within 12 months of the final filing date (please visit https://www.fctconline.org/cpat/ for the physical agility test schedule and locations)
A passing score (>70%) on the Fire Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Written Test (FCTC will be providing Napa with their Statewide Eligibility List which will contain your Written Test score) within the last 12 months from date of application (please visit https://www.fctconline.org/candidates/upcoming-test-schedule for the written test schedule and locations)
***Certificates or test scores are required attachments to the application. Failure to attach these documents will result in candidate disqualification.***
TYPICAL TASKS
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Responding to and performing skilled tasks at the scene of emergency calls including: fire suppression, medical assistance, rescues, hazard identification, hazardous materials incidents, public assistance and service.
Safely driving and operating fire apparatus, vehicles and equipment; making reports on the operation of various fire equipment.
Participating in a wide range of emergency and rescue activities including emergency medical services, extrication, heavy rescue, hazardous materials and others; operating various forms of communications equipment.
Writing reports and maintaining records manually and using computers to perform data entry and specialized functions.
Maintaining, inspecting and repairing fire stations and fire grounds, emergency and support vehicles, apparatus and equipment.
Participating in public education classes and demonstrations, which may include teaching fire safety, CPR and other related classes.
Participating in proficiency training to develop and maintain job skills.
Performing emergency medical procedures and assisting Firefighter/Paramedics in advanced life support emergency medical care.
May assist in the investigation of fire causes and the preservation of evidence when a fire is of a suspicious origin; prepares reports and may testify in court as to the findings.
Assisting in making residential, commercial and industrial inspections to cover and eliminate potential fire hazards and gain compliance with federal, state and local laws, codes and ordinances.
May act as Fire Captain.
Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.
Knowledge of:
General fire department operations, such as rescue, firefighting, radio communications, Incident Command System, fire protection equipment and systems, fire behavior, hazardous materials and water systems;
Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards;
Procedures for maintenance and repair of vehicles, apparatus, equipment;
Emergency medical procedures and techniques as prescribed in the State of California Emergency Medical Technician curriculum;
Correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation;
Basic mathematics;
Principles of fire behavior and hazardous materials;
Safety practices and procedures.
Ability to:
React quickly and calmly to emergency situations;
Perform emergency techniques and procedures;
Perform rescues;
Operate, maintain, inspect and repair vehicles, apparatus, equipment;
Clean and maintain fire station and grounds;
Conduct fire inspections;
Teach classes and participate in public education demonstrations and activities;
Write comprehensive reports and maintain accurate records;
Deal effectively with those contacted in the course of work;
Learn local conditions, locations and regulations;
Operate computer;
Understand and follow department rules and regulations;
Understand and follow oral and written directions; Work effectively as a team member.
QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: None. Firefighting experience is desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma. Some college level fire science course work is desirable.

Certifications: The following certifications are required unless otherwise specified. All certifications must be valid and active at the time of application.
State of California certification as a Firefighter I or Graduation from a California State accredited Firefighter 1 Academy; and
Emergency Medical Technician/Level I certification
Incumbents must also successfully complete the local EMT Certification process by completion of the probationary period.

Licenses: Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Driver's License, Class "C" is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Firefighter endorsement issued by the California DMV within eighteen (months) of date of hire.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Incumbents must work variable shifts and overtime as required

The firefighting tasks listed below are performed while wearing a personal protective ensemble that is encapsulating and insulated, which will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2?F, and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which includes a demand valve?type positive-pressure facepiece or HEPA filter mask, which requires the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads, weighing at least 50 lb. or more and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40 lb. Perform firefighting tasks (e.g., hoseline operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged time periods. Search, find, and rescue-drag or carry victims ranging from newborns to adults weighing over 200 lb. to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility. Advance water-filled hoselines up to 2 1?2 in. in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy [approximately 150 ft.], which can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles. Climb ladders, operate from heights, walk or crawl in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces that might be wet or icy, and operate in proximity to electrical power lines or other hazards. Be exposed to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA. Climb four or more flights of stairs.

Perform critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces that is further aggravated by fatigue, flashing lights, sirens, and other distractions. Perform unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication(s). Operate fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens. Communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hoselines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers). Function as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
NOTE: If you are interested in both the Firefighter/Paramedic and Firefighter positions, it is REQUIRED that you apply to both positions separately.


Applicants are to file a City application, supplemental questionnaire, and copies of required documents with the City of Napa Human Resources Department by the final filing date. A resume may be submitted, but it will not take the place of the completed application forms.

Please list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.

Each application will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational course work, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position.

SELECTION PROCESS:

1. APPLICATION REVIEW (Pass/Fail): Each candidate application will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and the required documentation.
Completed City of Napa Employment Application (only online applications will be accepted)
Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
State of California certification as a Firefighter I (Preferred) or Graduation from a California State accredited Firefighter 1 Academy.
Valid State of California Emergency Medical Technician Level 1 Certification
CPAT card of completion issued within 12 months of the final filing date (please visit https://www.fctconline.org/cpat/ for the physical agility test schedule and locations)
A passing score (>70%) on the Fire Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Written Test (FCTC will be providing Napa with their Statewide Eligibility List which will contain your Written Test score) within the last 12 months from date of application (please visit https://www.fctconline.org/candidates/upcoming-test-schedule for the written test schedule and locations)
2. PRELIMINARY SCREENING: Candidates will be screened according qualifications for the Firefighter position. Candidates selected to move forward may be invited to a preliminary phone interview with the selection committee or may receive additional supplemental questions to further solicit background/experience information.

3. INTERVIEWS: Candidates who successfully pass the application screening process will be invited to participate in a phone interview. Candidates who successfully pass the phone interview will proceed to the in-person panel interview. The panel interview will determine 100% of the candidate's placement on the eligibility list.

4. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough background investigation and polygraph is required prior to appointment to regular positions and some temporary part-time jobs. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Additionally, for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic a pre-placement psychological and medical examination is required prior to appointment.

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: The one-year probationary period is the last phase of the selection process. Incumbents are required to establish a bona fide residence in compliance with agreed-to travel time (currently ninety minutes from Napa City Hall, 955 School Street, Napa, California, 94559) by completion of the probationary period unless otherwise stated in the Job Announcement, candidates must attain a minimum score of 70% in each phase of the selection process. When three or fewer candidates are available, the testing procedures outlined in the Job Announcement may be waived by the Human Resources.

The Fire Department makes every attempt possible to fulfill requests for ride-a-longs. It is anticipated that during this recruitment period a large volume of ride-a-long requests will be received. Please note that requests for ride-a-longs will only be granted for candidates who receive notice of eligibility list placement from the Human Resources Department after the panel interview has been completed.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the HR Department in writing by the final filing date as stated on the job flyer. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from the HR Department, and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or (TDD) 707-257-9506.

The City of Napa Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Starting Salary:  $88,343.00 - $111,204.00 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
 
Contact:   City of Napa, Human Resources
1541 Second Street

Napa, CA 94559
707-257-9505
HR@cityofnapa.org
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/napacity/jobs/2321141/firefighter?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 65,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A
 

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