THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS PASSED. FOLLOWING IS THE EXAM INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO APPLIED:

NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION

Notice is hereby given that the Cuyahoga Falls Civil Service Commission
will administer an open-competitive Written Examination for the following position:

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC
CITY OF CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO

DATE TIME AND PLACE OF EXAMINATION: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Cuyahoga Falls High School cafeteria, 2300 Fourth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221.  Registration begins at 5:00 P.M. The written examination will begin promptly at 6:00 P.M.

JOB SUMMARY:  Under the general direction of Chief Officers, Captains and/or Lieutenants, protects life and properties by performing fire fighting, emergency medical assistance, rescue, fire prevention and education. Performs specialized duties in the delivery of emergency medical, fire and rescue services. The work involves performing first aid, basic and advanced life support measures, fire prevention, public education, firefighting, water rescue, hazardous materials response, high angle and confined space rescue, code enforcement, training, property, building and equipment maintenance, staff functions and other miscellaneous duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent by date of exam (required for EMT / Paramedic certification). Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.  No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment on and after the person's 41st birthday. Must have no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories.  Must be a citizen of the United States of America.  Must be able to read and write the English language and be of good moral character and of temperate and industrious habits.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must certify that he/she currently does not use tobacco products and, if hired, must refrain from using all tobacco products for the duration of employment with the City of Cuyahoga Falls.
Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any State and have the ability to maintain continuing eligibility under the City’s driver eligibility standards.
All appointees shall obtain / maintain State of Ohio EMT and Paramedic certifications at no expense to the City of Cuyahoga Falls. Must attain and maintain fire certification as required by the State of Ohio. In compliance with Federal law, proof of employment eligibility will be required, if hired.  The list of verification documents will be provided with application.  Applicant must be prepared to present the required documents within three days of being hired.

EXAMINATION: The examination process consists of a written test, a physical agility examination, a polygraph test, and a psychological fitness evaluation.  Candidates who successfully pass all procedures and portions of the examination may be eligible for interview. The successful candidate(s) shall be required to undergo a comprehensive medical exam that includes drug and alcohol testing.
NO REVIEW WILL BE GRANTED FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION.

EXAMINATION FEE:  $25.00, non-refundable, payable in cash or money order (NO PERSONAL CHECKS), due with completed application.

HOURS: Candidates shall be assigned to a 24-hour or an 8-hour shift at the discretion of the Chief. 

PAY RANGE: $53,758.43 - $82,106.33 annually

EXTRA CREDIT: Extra credit will be added to a score of at least 75% of the attainable score in entrance examinations for:

• 20% extra credit for an applicant who has completed service in the uniformed services, and has been honorably discharged, or has transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, or is a member of the national guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States who, at the time of the examination, has completed more than 180 days of active duty service pursuant to an executive order of the president of the United States or an act of the congress of the United States. 
OR
15% extra credit for any applicant who is a member in good standing of a reserve component of the  armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard.
• 5% extra credit for possessing a Firefighter II Ohio Certification.
• 5% extra credit for possessing a Paramedic Certification (Ohio or National Registry).
• 5% extra credit will be given to an applicant who has obtained an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or University
   OR
   10% extra credit will be given to an applicant who has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited College or University.
Copy of Form DD-214 (proof of honorable discharge) or certificate of service, Proof of Firefighter II, Paramedic Certification, and diplomas must be submitted with application to be eligible for extra credit.

APPLICATIONS may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources / Civil Service Office, City Building, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221, MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., or visit www.cityofcf.com to print the Notice of Exam and Civil Service application.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS FEE($25.00 / NO PERSONAL CHECKS), and extra credit certificates, if applicable, must be submitted to the Civil Service Office, City Building, 2310 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, 44221, either in person or by mail, postmarked no later than February 26, 2020.
The eligibility list established from this examination will be in effect for one year.

APPLICANTS ARE PERMITTED TO BRING A CALCULATOR                                

(NO CELL PHONE CALCULATORS PERMITTED)   In compliance with the ADA, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO/ADA

BY ORDER OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION