Firefighter/Firefighter Trainee – Henderson, Nevada

This recruitment will be limited to the first 1,800 applications received and will close without notice when that number is received (regardless of whether the closing date has been reached or not).

The City of Henderson is seeking career-minded individuals with solid preparation and commitment to enter a long-term career in the fire service profession. Ideal candidates will possess strong compassion, integrity, and respect; relentlessly focus on safety and excellence in all things; hold themselves accountable to the most rigorous professional standards; provide customer service that exceeds the expectations of those who serve; and value teamwork and collaboration. The eligibility list created from this recruitment may be utilized to fill vacancies for this classification of Firefighter or Firefighter Trainee for up to one (1) year.

It is anticipated that the academy classes hired from this list will be a mix of full-time Firefighters and part-time Firefighter Trainees.

Under general supervision, incumbents in this position will perform work of moderate difficulty related to Fire/Rescue Operations, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Prevention; and will perform related duties as assigned.


Must meet the following requirements to apply:
•Graduation from high school or the equivalent
•Must be 18 years of age by July 15, 2020
•Must possess and maintain a valid driver license

Must meet at least ONE of the following requirements by time of final offer:
•Must possess or obtain a Southern Nevada Health District EMT certification (or above)
•Must possess a State of Nevada EMT certification (or above)
•Must possess or obtain a valid National Registry EMT certification (or above)

The following must be met to continue employment:
•Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or “border state” driver license, as defined by NRS 483
•Must successfully complete cadet academy within time limits established by the department as a condition of continued employment, to include obtaining a State of Nevada Fire Fighter II Certificate and a Southern Nevada Health District EMS License
•Any member hired after July 1, 2014 must reside within Clark County, Nevada within one year of the date of hire

1) Completed Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire
2) Attach a current EMT Certification (or above), if applicable
3) Attach a CPAT passing notice/card showing CPAT occurred on or after August 31, 2019, if applicable Click here for information on obtaining a CPAT card.

Written Examination – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 and Thursday, July 16, 2020
and, if needed, Friday, July 17, 2020

Candidates will have the option to complete their written exam online on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (and Thursday, July 16, if needed) in lieu of taking the exam in-person.

All candidates who meet minimum qualifications will receive an email instructing them to register/schedule for the Firefighter Written Exam. The cost of the Firefighter Written Exam will be $25.00 to $35.00. Candidates with hardships may qualify for a test waiver. Please review the FAQs on the JoinHendersonFire website for details.

Candidates will be tested on: Reading Comprehension, Tool Identification, Basic Math, Grammar, Mechanical Reasoning, Analytical Ability, Interpersonal Skills and The HFD Way.

Oral Review Board Interview – Week of August 10 – 14, 2020
(Top Scoring Candidates + all licensed paramedics who receive a passing score from the written exam)

Candidates will have the option to conduct their Oral Review Board Interview online (via Webex) in lieu of an in-person interview.

Chief’s Interview – Week of August 31 – September 4, 2020
(Top Scoring Candidates + all licensed paramedics who receive a passing score from the Oral Review Board Interview)

Candidates will have the option to conduct their Chief’s Interview online (via Webex) in lieu of an in-person interview.

Candidates invited to the Chief’s Interview must present at check-in:
1. Evidence of current EMT certification (If not previously provided)
2. Valid CPAT card/notice that confirms their passing of the CPAT occurred on or after August 31, 2019. (If not previously provided)

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, you will be required to self-schedule on a first come, first served basis. Please check any spam blocker you may have on your computer to enable your email account to receive our correspondence.

The assessment and selection process for this position will take place on the dates listed above. All candidates who wish to be considered for this position will need to be in Henderson, Nevada or available via Webex to participate in the interview process at any time on any of the dates listed above.

The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best-qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this job announcement.

IMPORTANT: Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment background investigation, psychological examination, medical/physical examination, and drug and alcohol test. Please see the job description to view the physical requirements of the job. As part of the background investigation, all claims of education and experience made in the employment application process, as well as other information submitted, will be verified. The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.


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