The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications from July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022 for the classification of...
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The City of Bowling Green is accepting applications from July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022 for the classification of Firefighter/Paramedic. The City is building an eligibility list in order to fill vacancies in 2022. The job description is available online at https://www.bgohio.org/DocumentCenter/View/361/Firefighter–Paramedic-PDF .
To be considered for this eligibility list, all testing and application materials must be completed by August 12, 2022. The testing will be done through the National Testing Network. NTN scores must be valid (not expired) on the application deadline. Passing both the NTN’s FireTEAM exam and the Firefighter Mile physical exam are required for this position. Candidates must submit verification that they currently hold valid/current certification of passing the NTN’s Firefighter Mile and FireTeam exam with a minimum passing average score of at least 70; however, all sections of the NTN examination must be passed. Candidates who have tested with the NTN during the prior twelve months will need to apply their scores to Bowling Green’s current posting in order to be considered. Any cost for taking these exams are the responsibility of the candidate. Additionally, all candidates must complete a City of Bowling Green Employment Application that is available online at https://www.bgohio.org/Jobs.aspx or in the Department of Human Resources located at 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green, OH 43402. City application materials may be returned by email to [email protected], by fax to (419) 352-1262 or by US Mail or hand-delivery to the address above. Phone: (419) 354-6200. Website: www.bgohio.org. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on August 12, 2022.
Veteran’s Credit: Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter provides for an additional credit of 10% of a passing test score for honorably discharged veterans. A candidate’s DD Form 214 documenting an honorable discharge must be submitted at the time of application in order to be eligible for the veteran’s credit.
Age*: Ohio law (ORC 124.42) and City ordinance provide that no person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment in the fire service unless the person has reached the age of eighteen (18) and has not reached his/her forty-first birthday. The age restriction is permitted by the Public Safety Exemption to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 U.S. Code 623 (j).
- Firefighter/Paramedic (already has Ohio paramedic certification) at time of hire: Step 1: $22.08/ hour/ $63,493 annually, includes 11 paid holidays
Should a candidate not have the paramedic certification at time of hire, they will be assigned as either a Firefighter/EMT-B or Firefighter/EMT-I until the paramedic certification is achieved.
- Firefighter/EMT-B (enrolled in paramedic program) at time of hire: Step 1: $21.39 hour ($61,508 annually, includes 11 paid holidays)
- Firefighter/EMT-I (enrolled in paramedic program) at time of hire: Step 1: $21.51/hour ($61,854 annually, includes 11 paid holidays)
Additional Salary Information
Top pay achieved in 3 years
52-hour workweek/ bi-weekly pay period/base annualized hours 2704
24/48 work schedule
9 Kelly Days (FED) per year
Additional double-time pay for holiday hours worked
Overtime pay for off-duty training
Benefit Information: The City of Bowling Green offers an outstanding comprehensive benefit package, including medical/ prescription/ dental/ vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and participation in the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund. Additionally, the Bowling Green Fire Division offers paid holidays, sick leave accrual, vacation accrual and paid job-related training opportunities. The Bowling Green Fire Division has a strong respect for and focus on the life-work balance of all employees. Leave policies are flexible and accrual rates are very competitive. Accrual rates start at 5.98 hours sick leave and 10.75 hours vacation per pay period. More information can be found in the current collective bargaining agreement available online: www.bgohio.org/iaoflocal2379. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in the Ohio Deferred Compensation (457b) plan, a voluntary governmental retirement plan that allows employees to increase retirement savings through pre-tax salary deferral.
Department Overview: The Bowling Green Fire Division, internationally accredited by the Commission of Fire Service Accreditation International (CFAI), is a career combination fire and emergency medical services department. The fire division is an “all hazards” emergency response agency, which provides protection to the approximately, 31,500 residents of the City, including Bowling Green State University students. Additionally, the fire division has earned an Insurance Services Office (ISO) class 2 rating. The Bowling Green Fire Division provides fire and EMS coverage to approximately 12.6 square miles of urban area located within the City of Bowling Green and fire coverage of approximately 3.4 square miles of rural area in Plain Township. The fire division responds to approximately 3200 emergency calls annually from two fire/EMS stations. The fire division currently provides services to the citizens of the Bowling Green with 36 firefighters, 2 chief officers, three shift captains and nine shift lieutenants. The fire division pursues progressive and ambitious goals related to continuous service delivery improvement.
Area Information: The Bowling Green Fire Division is located within the City of Bowling Green, Ohio. The City of Bowling Green is a suburban community covering approximately 12.6 square miles. The City of Bowling Green is located in Northwestern Ohio in Wood County (City of Bowling Green Home Town Locator http://ohio.hometownlocator.com/oh/wood/bowling-green.cfm) approximately 15 miles south of Toledo, Ohio.
Hiring Process: Section 7.01 of the City’s Charter: When a vacancy occurs in the entry level position of the Fire Division to be filled by appointment, the Civil Service Commission shall certify to the appointing authority the names of the five (5) persons standing highest on the eligibility list for such position. The appointing officer shall appoint one of such persons to such position.
The City considers applicants for positions without regard to a person’s actual or perceived, race, immigration status, source of income, color, religion, gender/sex, pregnancy, national origin, age*, marital status, sexual orientation, creed, ancestry, disability, political ideology, veteran status, military status, gender expression, gender identity, family status, physical characteristics, HIV-status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Paramedic Certification: It is preferred that applicants be certified by the State of Ohio as a Paramedic at the time of application; however, candidates currently enrolled in a Paramedic Program may apply. The City will not pay for the paramedic training program. A copy of a valid paramedic certification and/or proof that the applicant is currently enrolled in a paramedic program must be provided at the time of application. New hires MUST be certified by the State of Ohio as a Paramedic by the end of their one-year probationary period. Failure to obtain the paramedic certification during the probationary period will result in termination of employment. Certification must be maintained for the duration of the Firefighter/Paramedic’s career.
- Firefighter II Certification: Not required to apply, but candidates will be scheduled as soon as possible following hire. Ohio Fire Academy training will be paid for by the City of Bowling Green. Failure to successfully complete the Firefighter II certification will result in termination of employment.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States of America
- Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’ License
- All new hires must serve a one-year probationary period.
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