CALL FIRE FIGHTER, NON-COMPETITIVE (AS NEEDED)

Company Details

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources

FILING PERIOD : September 11, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. (PST)

Until the needs of the Department are met and is subject to close without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER :
39302B

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT :
NON-COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

DEFINITION:
Performs fire fighting and rescue duties in all types of fires and in other emergency situations, on an as needed basis.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class respond to emergencies as needed and receive technical and administrative supervision from Fire Captains. Incumbents perform a range of fire fighting and related duties. These positions must respond immediately at any hour of the day or night, in any weather, to combat life or property threatening emergencies. All positions in this class require the physical stamina to perform such strenuous activities as ascending or descending ladders while carrying victims or equipment in order to effect rescues, as well as the ability to manipulate equipment, such as fire hoses, power tools and hand tools. Some specialized assignments may require the physical stamina to perform such strenuous activities as diving/swimming while carrying victims. Incumbents must also be able to receive and follow orders from superiors, often under conditions of stress, noise and confusion; and inclement weather conditions; and to relay information to or from other fire fighters either verbally or through use of hand signals. Incumbents typically work under hazardous conditions, such as those that involve exposure to fire and smoke and deep waters.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Emergency Response

Responds to fire and other emergency calls within an assigned geographical area.

Operates fire equipment and communicates with supervisor during emergency operations using a two-way radio.

Performs basic firefighting and life-saving functions, including but not limited to:

fire suppression

responding to emergency medical calls



providing basic first aid and CPR

positioning and climbing ladders

forcible entry

ventilation Non Emergency Response 4. Participates in drills and training courses, including but not limited to:

firefighting techniques

rescue

fire prevention

public fire safety education 5. Performs assigned maintenance duties, including but not limited to:

fire apparatus

equipment

living quarters, building, and grounds

equipment and inventory records

REQUIREMENTS:
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school (or its equivalent).*

  • Educational requirement:

Applicants for this position must include a legible copy of their official high school diploma or its equivalent at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.

LICENSE INFORMATION:
A valid California Class C Driver License is required at time of hiring.**

A valid California Class C Driver License with Firefighter endorsement, tank endorsement, with no air brake or manual transmission restrictions is required within twelve months from the date of completing the training academy.

A valid California Class A or Commercial Class B Driver License with Firefighter endorsement, tank endorsement, with no air brake or manual transmission restrictions may be required for some positions in this class.

CERTIFICATION:
Possess a current California Title 22 First Aid Certification from either the American Red Cross or American Heart Association at the time of hiring.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
BACKGROUND CHECK AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Successful candidates who are given a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a thorough background investigation, including a fingerprint search, followed by a medical examination, prior to appointment. Candidates who do not successfully pass the background investigation and medical examination may be removed from the certification list (eligible register) pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

** LICENSE: Candidates offered these positions will be required to show proof of a California driver license before appointment and will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record with endoresments from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles (and any other state in which the candidate has held a driver license during the preceding 5 years) before being appointed. A copy of the driving record(s) must be presented at the time of appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked.

AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR (4) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
4 – Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

EXAM CONTENT:
This examination is intended to merely qualify applicants. Successful applicants shall be placed on the eligible register without indication of relative standing on the examination.

Note: Candidates are responsible for providing a valid e-mail address on their County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources profile and application. This e-mail address must be able to receive e-mail notifications from fire.lacounty.gov. Candidates must review their inbox and junk/spam mail to verify if e-mail notification was received.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: In accordance with CSR 9.01, applicants will be placed on an eligible register without indication of relative standing in the examination. The appointing power may appoint any one of the names on the appropriate register, except a person without Veterans credit may not be appointed if there are three or more names on the list/register of persons entitled to Veteran’s credit. The names of candidates who qualify will be placed on the eligible register for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.

VACANCY INFORMATION: The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill Call Fire Fighter vacancies within the Los Angeles County Fire Department as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any Shift- Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application. Apply online by clicking on the green “Apply” button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty .

NOTE: We must receive your application and required documents, by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing. Please check your application to ensure that the required documents are uploaded by logging on to the County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may email them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 869-0312 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

All applicants must enter a valid e-mail address at the time of application submission. Entering an invalid e-mail address may result in the disqualification of your application during the examination process. Notifications may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your application.

Your application will not be accepted if any of the required information and/or documents, which includes, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT, are omitted.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time) and salary earned. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING :
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER :
It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES :
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the Internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County by visiting http://www.colapublib.org/libs .

NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD :
If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using someone else’s user ID and password will erase the original application record.

Available Shift: Any

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 838-2239

Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section

Department Contact Phone: (323) 838-2239

Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov

Department Contact FAX : 323-869-0312

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