HOOVER FIRE EMPLOYMENT NEWS
- Annual merit increases
- Education incentives for Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate
Degrees from accredited colleges
- Promotional opportunities
- 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty schedule
- Employee benefit package
- Advanced training opportunities
- Alabama State Retirement system
- Tuition reimbursement (for accredited colleges)
- Health benefits (Blue Cross Blue Shield medical and dental)
- Bilingual pay incentive
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Hoover is dedicated to providing equal opportunity
for employment to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed,
gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any
other protected status.
For information, please visit the City of Hoover Job
If you miss the application deadline, please fill out a Job Interest
Card, and sign up for updates to employment opportunities with the City of
Hoover Fire Department.
1.High school diploma or GED
2.Possession of a current and valid Alabama
Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I Certification*
3.Fully credentialed and current Alabama
Paramedic License as of May 2, 2014
4.Ability to pass a NFPA-1582 medically
required physical for Firefighters and all other City of Hoover pre-employment
5.Possession of a valid driver's license
and the ability to obtain/maintain a City of Hoover driver's permit
*Any candidate certified as Firefighter I
will not be eligible for full-time employment with the City of Hoover until
he/she has fulfilled the two-year service commitment/financial obligation to
their current employer required by the Code of Alabama, Section 36-21-7.1
Responds to all types of rescue, fire
suppression, medical, and non-medical emergency calls, and implements actions
required to save lives and property, and protect the environment; operates
standard fire suppression, rescue and medical equipment safely and efficiently
to achieve desired outcomes while adhering to departmental policies and
applicable State or local laws and protocols; performs routine and preventive
maintenance of City equipment, facilities and vehicles; following demonstration
of competence, drives City vehicles as assigned in a safe manner; participates
in non-emergency activities such as fire prevention inspections, public
education programs, and public relations events; receives and responds to
citizen requests for general information or assistance; monitors departmental
radio transmissions and telephones; completes all required reports; performs
other duties as directed.
DOCUMENTATION TO BE ELECTRONICALLY ATTACHED
•A valid and current Alabama Personnel
Standards Commission Firefighter I Certificate.
•A copy of a fully credentialed Alabama
Paramedic license issued no later than May 2, 2014.
NOTE: Other documentation such as training
certificates should NOT be attached to application. If you have any problems
attaching your certifications or submitting your application, please call a
Human Resources representative at 205-444-7549.
Once you have
submitted your application to a posted position, you cannot go back and add
attachments. Please do not attach any documents other than an Alabama
Personnel Standards Commission Firefighter I Certificate and an Alabama
Paramedic License. Please call a Human Resources representative if you have any
problems with the attachments.
The above documents must be
received in our office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. After
this date, no documents may be submitted and your application will not be
Qualified candidates will be scheduled to
participate in a written examination on June 3, 2014 or on June 4, 2014.
Candidates will be sent notification stating an assigned date, time and
location. Candidates passing the written examination will be placed on an
eligibility list and will be eligible for consideration for employment with the
Hoover Fire Department. Selected candidates will be further screened through an
interview (or interviews) in order to evaluate related experience,
certifications, and special training. Firefighter candidate finalists must
successfully pass a fire-related physical agility test, background
investigation, psychological and medical examination.
This list of applicants will be valid
from the date of the examination until the needs of the City dictate
otherwise. The names of the candidates who previously took the Firefighter
written exam in January 2014 will be removed from the list on June 30, 2014.
After a job offer has been made, but
prior to beginning work with the Hoover Fire Department, candidates must pass a
NFPA 1582 qualifying medical examination. Candidates will be rejected for
any condition that will prevent them from performing in a reasonable manner,
with or without accommodation, the duties of Firefighter.
Candidates are strongly encouraged, but
not required, to prepare for the examination by studying the FPSI Candidate Test
Preparation Manual for Entry Level Firefighters, Tenth Edition. This study guide
may be obtained for $13.00 once your application AND all required documents have
been successfully completed and attached. You may come by the Human
Resources office or send a check or money order for $13.00 payable to the City
of Hoover. Our address is City of Hoover Human Resources Department, 100
Municipal Lane, Hoover, AL 35216.
Candidates selected for employment with
the Hoover Fire Department are initially hired as part-time “Extra Board”
Firefighters. Extra Board Firefighters are required to work at least four
(4) shifts per month to be scheduled around his or her current shift at their
primary employer. Extra Board Firefighters are expected to accept
full-time employment with the City of Hoover when offered such a position.
Employees not accepting full-time employment when offered may have their
employment with the City of Hoover separated.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
If you need assistance during the application
process, please contact an HR Representative at (205)444-7549, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computers are available in our lobby for the completion of your application.
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
100 Municipal Lane • Hoover, AL 35216