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Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by City Of Porterville

Porterville, CA 93258
Public Sector & Government
13 Feb 2019
Annual Salary
FIREFIGHTER DEFINITION: Under general supervision, responds to life and property protection emergencies including
fire, medical, vehicular accident, hazardous materials incidents, rescue efforts and other
emergency calls; participates in fire suppression and prevention, station and equipment
maintenance, and training activities; and performs related duties as required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must possess a valid Class "C" California Driver's License at time of
appointment and maintain throughout employment. Must also possess a current EMT I
Certification Card at time of appointment and maintain current throughout employment.
All full-time Fire Department personnel must reside within a distance of forty-five air miles
from the Porterville city limits. (Newly appointed personnel must abide by this department
order within four months after appointment.)
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Responds to fire emergencies; operates various firefighting, control, and rescue equipment;
performs fire ground operations; responds to and participates in emergency situations
involving toxic/hazardous materials; renders emergency medical aid and CPR to the sick
and injured in fire and other emergency situations; inspects, cleans, and services firefighting
equipment and apparatus; maintains clean and orderly conditions in and about the fire
stations; may test/maintain hydrant systems; attends and participates in training activities,
practice drills, and physical fitness programs; conducts inspections of public and commercial
buildings for fire prevention, identifies hazards and reviews fire code enforcement; assists
with programs such as weed abatement, arson investigation, public information programs,
staff development, pre-fire planning, maintaining pertinent maps, and assists in various City
operations by performing assigned tasks; participates in public education programs; makes
presentations to schools, service clubs, or other public gatherings on fire and burn
prevention; and represents the department at general and public functions to promote fire
and burn prevention.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or Experience:
Certified by the California State Board of Fire Services as a Firefighter I or successful
completion of an approved Firefighter I Academy and eligible for a Firefighter I Certification.
Knowledge of:
Basic fire behavior and suppression techniques; universal fire vocabulary and expressive
techniques; emergency medical care and basic life support techniques; basic mechanical
and building construction maintenance principles; universal safety precautions when
providing medical attention; safety inspection procedures; and the proper handling and
disposal of toxic/hazardous materials. Ability to:
Operate all fire, emergency and telecommunication equipment and apparatus; put on and
work in safety gear and equipment; administer medical care and life support procedures;
identify and solve problems; think and act quickly in emergency situations; communicate
effectively with individuals of all ages, in various emotional states, from different
socioeconomic backgrounds, and in a variety of mental conditions; rapidly shift among
communication styles to control situations involving irate and emotionally distraught persons;
communicate in person and by any form of communication device; understand and follow
directions; retain sense of direction in total darkness, respond and make decisions under
stress; recall and record observations and actions taken; comprehend reading materials; use
a computer to enter and retrieve information; and establish and maintain effective working
relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, and the general public. SELECTION PROCESS: Screening will consist of a competitive assessment of relevant education, certification,
training and work experience to be followed by a written examination, which will be scored
on a pass or fail basis. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not
guaranteed advancement, and the decision of the screening committee is final.
Applicants will receive written notification regarding the results of all phases of the
recruitment process up to the establishment of the Eligibility List, if applicable. Applicants
invited to participate in the written examination will receive an email with further information.
Those candidates who pass the written examination will advance to an interview before an
Oral Board and participate in a physical agility test to determine the most qualified
candidates. A passing score on all evaluations is required for eligibility. Please be advised:
applicants who submit a valid JAC and/or CPAT Certificate may be excused from the written
exam and/or physical agility test. Those candidates who are determined eligible for
appointment to the position will be placed on the City's Certified Eligibility List. The City
reserves the right to alter the testing process, as needed, without notice. Applicant shall be
disqualified from further employment consideration if said applicant has smoked tobacco
within one year immediately preceding the date of the applicant's selection interview with the
Fire Chief. Upon appointment, a new employee shall sign a statement affirming that, as a
condition of employment in the Porterville Fire Department, he/she will refrain from smoking
TO APPLY: Submit an application and evidence of qualifications online at or
submit a completed City of Porterville Employment Application Form (a resume may be
included, but does not substitute for a completed application), together with any other
materials noted to accompany the application if mentioned in this announcement, to the
Human Resources Office, Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257.
All applications and supporting documentation must be received in the Human Resources
Office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019.
SPECIAL CONDITION: Candidates recommended for hire will be required to undergo a background reference, a
fingerprint check, and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug screen.
The City of Porterville is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and is compliant with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you need accommodation under the
ADA in the testing process for any position for which you intend to apply, please contact the
Human Resources Division at to request such accommodation. The City
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin,
ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or
AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic
partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other
basis protected by law. Category: Protective Service , Keywords: Firefighter

Reference: 646339900