Firefighter/Firefighter Trainee

  • City of Henderson, NV
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $18.69 - $31.97 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Overview

This is a continuous recruitment, c andidates will be periodically notified of their status throughout the recruitment process via email or text.

It is highly encouraged you read the entire announcement as our recruitment process has changed.
The City of Henderson is seeking career-minded individuals with solid preparation experience and a commitment to enter a long-term career in the fire service profession. Ideal candidates will possess strong compassion, integrity, and respect with a relentless focus on safety and excellence in all things; hold themselves accountable to the most rigorous professional standards; provide customer service that exceeds the expectations of those they serve; and value teamwork and collaboration.
Under general supervision, incumbents in this position will perform work of moderate difficulty related to Fire/Rescue Operations, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Prevention; and will perform related duties as assigned.
Candidates successfully completing all scored assessment processes will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year.
Candidates who possess a valid paramedic certification and pass all scored assessment processes will be placed on a separate eligibility list. All candidates are hired in the Firefighter or Firefighter Trainee rank, priority may be given to candidates who possess a valid paramedic certification based on operational needs.
These lists may be utilized to fill vacancies for the classification of Firefighter or Firefighter Trainee. It is anticipated that the academy classes hired from these lists will be a mix of full-time Firefighters and part-time Firefighter Trainees.
Firefighter - Click here to view a copy of the job description and physical requirements

Firefighter Trainee - Click here to view a copy of the job description and physical requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet the following requirements to apply:
  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver license
  • Must possess a current certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or above
Must meet the following requirements by Chief's Interview:
  • Candidates invited to the Chief's Selection Interview will be required to submit a passing CPAT notice/card. The passing date of the CPAT card must be within 6 months of the date of Chief's Selection Interview. Additional information will be provided to candidates invited to participate.
Must possess or obtain one of the following certifications at the time of the final offer of employment:
  • Southern Nevada Health District EMT certification or above
  • A State of Nevada EMT certification or above
  • A National Registry Certification as an EMT or above
The following must be met to continue employment:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver license, as defined by NRS 483
  • Must successfully complete cadet academy within time limits established by the department as a condition of continued employment, to include obtaining a State of Nevada Fire Fighter II Certificate and a Southern Nevada Health District EMS License
  • Any member hired after July 1, 2014 must reside within Clark County, Nevada within one year of the date of hire

Required Documents/Assessment Information

1) Completed Employment Application
2) Current EMT Certification (or above) MUST be attached to be considered. Click here for attachment instructions.

Written Examination (Weighted 30%) - ContinuousAll candidates who apply and meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email instructing them to register/schedule for the Firefighter Written Exam through the National Testing Network (NTN).
Candidates will be tested on: teamwork, human relation skills, mechanical aptitude, reading comprehension, and mathematics.

Oral Review Board Interview (Weighted 70%) - Continuous
Top scoring candidates who receive a passing score from the written exam will be invited to participate in the Oral Review Board Interview.
Candidates will have the option to conduct their Oral Review Board Interview online in lieu of an in-person interview.

Chief's Selection Interview - To Be Announced
Top scoring candidates from each list will be invited to participate in the Chief's selection interviews with priority given to paramedics based on operational needs.
Candidates will have the option to conduct their Chief's Selection Interview online in lieu of an in-person interview.
If you are invited to participate in the interview process, you will be required to self-schedule on a first come, first served basis.
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The assessment and selection process for this position will take place on the dates listed above. All candidates who wish to be considered for this position will need to be in Henderson, Nevada or available via video interview to participate in the interview process at any time on any of the dates listed above.

Selection Process

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best-qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the interview process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the interview date. Candidates with a disability requiring accommodating with the written examination will need to contact National Testing Network (NTN) directly.

IMPORTANT : Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment background investigation, psychological examination, medical/physical examination, and drug and alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements of the job . As part of the background investigation, all claims of education and experience made in the employment application process, as well as other information submitted, will be verified. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Henderson, Nevada United States View Map