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2018-01-20T03:35:32+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Emergency Medical Technician
American Medical Response
Location : Lake Havasu CityAZUS
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS/CPR) certification for all EMT levels. Maintains thorough familiarity with treatment protocols, response requirements and…
The Scranton PA fire department is hiring. Interested parties should check out the Facebook page of: Rescue 1 Scranton
The Municipal Civil Service Commission for the City of Scranton (the Commission) will be administering an entry level examination for the position of Firefighter\EMT. The examination will take place on: SATURDAY, MARCH 3 @ 9:00 a.m. Location of exam will be Room 407, DeNaples Hall, 900 Mulberry St., at the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510. The City of Scranton is located in Northeast Pennsylvania and has a population of approximately 76,000 residents. The Scranton Fire Department currently has 135 sworn, full-time firefighters. The current salary of first year Firefighter/EMT is $35,635.05 Firefighters/EMTs are also entitled to an employee benefits package, plus scheduled longevity increases. Test applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/EMT are available during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday) at the Human Resources Department, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 340 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503. Interested applicants may obtain an application for the position immediately with sign-ups beginning on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department by Friday, February 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. with a non-refundable fee in the amount of one hundred ($100.00) dollars per application. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable to: Treasurer of the City of Scranton. Successful candidates of the written, physical agility, and oral portions of the test will be individually responsible for costs related to the Doctors Physical, Psychological and Drug Testing portions of the examination process. Any applicant whose residency is beyond Lackawanna County can submit a request for an application to the Human Resources Department, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 340 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503 which must include a self-addressed return stamped envelope. The written examination will be competitive with a minimum passing score of 70%. Only the top 60 scores on the written examination, with a score of 70% or higher, will be eligible to proceed to the next step in the overall selection process - Physical Agility Testing. Those who pass the Physical Agility Testing will then be scheduled for the Oral Examination. Any tying scores on the written examination will be broken based on the date and time of filing the application with the Human Resources Department; the earlier date and time will declare the higher position. Those who are using the U.S. Postal System to apply, the dated postal stamp on the submitted application will determine tie breakers. Those applicants who receive a passing score on the Physical Agility Testing and Oral Examination will then be required to undergo, Psychology Testing, Background Investigation and Drug Screening. Each applicant must successfully attain a passing score on EACH element of the examination to be considered for employment subject to such other weighing, preferences and criteria required by the Civil Service Commissions Rules and Classifications and by law. Successfully hired officers MUST establish residency within Scranton City limits within 6 (six) months of hire date. 1. OVERALL SCORING: Element Passing Score Weighting Written Examination 70% 75% Oral Examination 70% 25% Physical Agility Pass/Fail Background Investigation Pass/Fail NFPA 1582 Medical Examination Pass/Fail Psychological Examination Pass/Fail Drug Screening Pass/Fail 2. PHYSICAL AGILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants who receive passing scores on their Written Examination will receive written notification, which is a letter of invitation, advising them that they have been scheduled for one day processing. In order to pass the Physical Agility Testing, applicants must be able to perform the follow: A) Sit-Ups: 45 repetitions (2 minute time limitation) 😎 150 lb. dummy drag 100 ft. (3 minute time limitation) C) Push-Ups:2 5 repetitions (2 minute time limitation) D) 1 Mile Run: 8 minutes or less E) 60 ft. ladder climb 3 minutes or less up and down 3. MANDATORY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS In order to be an eligible candidate for appointment to the position of Firefighter/EMT, an applicant must have the following qualifications: - U.S. Citizenship, evidenced by a copy of a Birth Certificate or Naturalization Papers, with a copy attached to the candidates application; - High School Diploma or GED completion, with a copy of diploma or GED attached to candidates application; - Valid drivers license, in good standing, with a copy attached to the candidates application; - At least 20 years of age on the date of the written examination; - Be of excellent moral character; and - Pay all fees associated the Medical and Psychological Testing. The $100.00 application fee covers the written, physical agility, and oral examinations only. - Pass an extensive Background Check. In addition, a candidate must attain a residence in the City of Scranton within six (6) months from date of his or her appointment to the Fire Department, proven by deed, rent receipt, lease, and/or utility bills. 4. VETERANS PREFERENCE Qualified veterans who receive a passing score on both the written and oral examination will receive an additional ten (10) points added to their total score in recognition of their military service. A photocopy of service discharge, DD Form 214, or other military document(s) showing date of entry, successful completion of basic training, character of service, and completion of military service commitment must be provided to the Human Resource Department at the time of application. 5. LEGACY PREFERENCE Qualified children of a Scranton Firefighter or Police Officer who was killed or died in the line of duty who receive a passing score on both the written and oral examination will receive an additional ten (10) points added to their total score in recognition of being a child of Scranton Firefighter or Police Officer who was killed or died in the line of duty. Any applicant claiming a Legacy Preference must furnish documentary proof of relationship to the deceased parent that he or she is the natural or adopted child or a step-child to whom the Firefighter or Police Office stood in loco parentis, death certificate of the parent or such other proof as may be acceptable to the Civil Service Commission. The following kinds of evidence will be accepted as documentation of Right to Preference: A. Documentary proof of relationship to the deceased parent, B. Death Certificate of the parent, 6. DURATION OF LIST The list of the successful candidates for appointment may be maintained for a period of two (2) years from the date that said list is certified by the Commission, unless extended by the Commission for good cause shown. The list will be certified by the Commission after the compilation of all eligibility criteria described above and in accordance with the Commissions Rules and Classifications. The Commission reserves the right to de-certify the list after the expiration of six (6) months. 7. PLACEMENT ON COMMISSION LIST Placement on a list certified by the Commission does not guarantee an appointment as a Firefighter/EMT. Appointment is at discretion of the appointing authority within the rule of (3). 8. REASON FOR TESTING This Firefighter/EMT examination is being offered at the request of the appointing authority to permit the filing of vacancies as they occur. 9. FALSE INFORMATION OR ISSUANCE OF BAD CHECKS Providing false information on an application, cheating or any other attempt to defraud the Commissions Examination process is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification, decertification and/or criminal prosecution, as determined by the Commission and by law. Submission of bad checks will disqualify an applicant from sitting for the written examination. 10. AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE Any applicant seeking accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act in any examination must submit a written request with supporting documentation from a treating physician or other qualified professional by February 2, 2018 to the Commission at the address below: Civil Service Commission, Municipal Building, 340 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 THE CITY OF SCRANTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Scranton Civil Service Commission: Christian Owens, Esq., Solicitor Jeff Mackie, Chairman Jack Loscombe, Member Paul J. 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