Fire and emergency management/Employment Opportunity Process

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Subject: Development of Criteria for hiring new fire department personnel.

Employment opportunities with the City of Hemphill Fire Department

Applications for employment are accepted only during announced periods of time and must be submitted to the City of Hemphill Human Resources Department located at 326 Lansing Street room 113, Hemphill, La. 76036. To receive an application, you may contact Human Resources at (407)555-6157 or visit the cities website at City of Hemphill.

Application Considerations:

·Please provide all requested information on the application. Incomplete applications may have a bearing on considerations of eligibility ·Supplemental information (e.g., resumes, cover letters) may be provided ·The City of Hemphill reserves the option to use random sampling in the case of an over abundance of applicants ·Interviews are by invitation only ·Job offers are contingent upon meeting the position requirements and the providing of eligibility to legally work in the United States

The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for employment with the Hemphill Fire Department:

·Age requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time of application ·Education requirement: Applicants must have a High School Diploma or have passed an equivalency test (G.E.D.) ·License: Applicants must possess a valid state of Louisiana Driver’s License at the time of appointment. ·EMT Certification; Applicants must obtain a Louisiana State Emergency Medical Technician Certification in order to be hired ·Non-Smoker: Applicant must be a non-smoker/tobacco user within the last two years

Scope of Examination:

· Applicants must pass all portions of the selection process, which includes the following:

o Written examination o Physical Abilities Test (PAT) pass/fail o Oral examination o Background check including: Driving record, Criminal history, Credit history oPhysical Exam

Note: The candidate physical ability test will be administered by the Hemphill Fire Department; only the top 25% of those candidates who pass the written exam will move on to the (PAT).

Examination Process:

·Candidates who pass all portions of the exam will be placed on an eligible list according to their performance on the written, physical, and oral exams; (including veteran’s preference). Notices will be sent to the candidates informing them of their final score and ranking on the eligible list. Each applicant will be notified by mail of the written examination dates.

The Hemphill Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all, who are interested in a career in firefighting, to apply.


·All candidates will be required to present photo identification at each phase of the examination process (driver’s license, military identification, etc). ·After appointment to a permanent position, the employee must serve a probationary period during which the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the work assigned to the position.