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Job Opportunities

Firefighter/Paramedics

Jefferson Township, Franklin County, Ohio is currently building an eligibility list for the position of full-time firefighter/paramedic - entry level or lateral transfer. Currently, two (2) full-time firefighter/paramedic vacancies exist. Lateral Transfers - Firefighters with prior service working as a full-time certified paramedic for other public entities may be given a pay step credit for every two years of full-time service.

Candidates must complete the National Testing Network’s FireTEAM exam and the Personal History Questions (PHQ) by September, 30 2020. Candidates that possess a valid and recent (within 12 months) Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) or Firefighter Mile certificate will be exempted from the internal physical abilities test. Applications for employment may be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Completed applications must be submitted certified mail to:
Jefferson Township Fire Department
Attn: Human Resources
6767 Havens Corners Road
Blacklick, Ohio 43004

Applications are due by September 28, 2020 at 4pm.
Link for National Testing Network: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
Contact Information: 
Rebecca Swingle
Fire Administrative Assistant
rswingle@jeffersontownship.org

Department Overview: The Jefferson Township Fire Department operates one fire station and serves a population of 12,000+. The Jefferson Township Fire Department provides the community with advanced life support – emergency medical services, all-hazards emergency response and fire prevention services. The Jefferson Township Fire Department responds to more than 2,500 emergency calls annually. Jefferson Township is classified by the Insurance Services Office with a Class 3 ISO rating. Our staff is highly trained, with the department logging more than 4,000 hours of training annually. 

Classification: Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic
Salary Information: $55,249.11 - $75,560.50 (2020 Rate)
Benefits Information: Comprehensive benefits package offered to full-time firefighters.

Jefferson Township is an equal opportunity employer, tobacco, and drug-free workplace.

Job Requirements
Age: At least 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes and must remain insurable under the Township's vehicle coverage
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Refer to NFPA 1582
College: Encouraged
Prior Experience: Preferred but not required
Necessary Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid Ohio Firefighter II certification
  • Possession of a valid Ohio Paramedic certification
  • Possession of a valid CPR certification
  • Possession of a valid NIMS ICS-100 and IS-700 training certificates
  • Must have a passing score on the FireTEAM exam
  • Possession of a valid Hazardous Material Operations certification is required within one year of hire date

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Further information of our Background Removal Standards will be given to applicant prior to the background being completed.

Driving Disqualifiers: Must possess and maintain a valid OHIO Driver's License and remain insurable under the Township's vehicle insurance plan.

Drug Use Disqualifiers: Use of illegal substance or violation of Township policies and procedures regarding substance abuse.

Tobacco and vaping policy: Candidates will be required to acknowledge the Tobacco and Smoke Free Environment Policy prior to appointment. Tobacco and vaping device use are prohibited in all buildings, facilities, vehicles, and on all grounds owned or leased by the Township.

Additional Information
Medical-Physical Condition:
The candidate must successfully complete a physical abilities test prior to appointment. Candidates that possess a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) or Firefighter Mile certificate within the previous 12 months are exempt from the physical abilities test. 

Following a conditional offer of employment, the selected individual will:

  1. Undergo and successfully pass an OP&F pension physical examination or Jefferson Township standard physical if a lateral transfer. This examination includes, but is not limited to a stress test, biometric assessment, hearing test, vision test, and drug screen.
  2. Be subjected to a thorough background investigation to ensure the candidate is qualified for the position.
  3. Undergo an examination to determine if the applicant is psychologically and emotionally suitable to perform the duties and accept the responsibilities of a firefighter/paramedic.

Probationary Period:

All new employees shall serve a probationary period of one year, commencing with their first day of employment. The probationary period provides an opportunity for the Fire Department to observe and assess an employee’s work and to train and aid the employee in adjusting to a new position. This period allows the Fire Department to determine whether or not to grant the employee permanent status in that position

Work Schedule:

The work schedule is 24 hours on-duty/ 48 hours off-duty.

HOW TO GET AN APPLICATION:
Applications for employment may be download below. Completed applications must be submitted certified mail by September 28, 2020 at 4 p.m. to:

Jefferson Township Fire Department
Attn: Human Resources
6767 Havens Corners Road
Blacklick, Ohio 43004


   Township Application


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