Excellent Health Benefits and Pension:
Employee must agree to stay with the City of Moline for 3 years. If employee leaves before 3 years, education assistance must be repaid on a pro-rated basis.
No minimum licensing requirement to test!
The City of Moline conducts examinations at least every other year to establish a Firefighter/Paramedic eligibility register. Applications, which are available in the Employment section of the City of Moline website during a given time period, must be completed and submitted by the required deadline to be eligible to test.
Candidates will be required to successfully complete events as required by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners such as a physical ability test, written examination, oral interview and background/reference check, in order to be placed on the eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. A copy of said Rules and Regulations may be obtained at City Hall, 619 16th Street, in the Human Resources Office for review.
Psychological and medical evaluations and a drug screen are given at the time of appointment.
All Firefighter/Paramedics must live within a 20-mile radius of 1630 8th Avenue, Moline, Illinois within six (6) months after successful completion of their probationary period.
All applicants shall provide proof of the successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and ladder climb exercise by a licensed facility. For purposes of this Article VI, the Physical Ability Test shall be comprised of both the CPAT and ladder climb exercise. Written Examination Study guides for the written exam will be available after completion of the application. When taking the examination, applicants must present a valid driver's license for identification purposes, a valid CPAT card (if applicable), and should return the study guide. Applicants not receiving a score that is at or above 70% on the written exam shall have failed and will not proceed to the oral interviews.
Applicants having successfully completed the written exam shall be scheduled for an oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is a three-member citizen board appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. This Board is responsible for the examinations for appointment in the Fire and Police Departments.
After the completion of the physical ability test, written exam and oral interviews, applicants will have the opportunity to claim preference points in the following categories:
Upon the furnishing of verifiable evidence and proof of qualifying preference credit, preference points will be added to each candidate's final grade after the written examination and oral interview. Candidates who are eligible for preference credit shall make a claim, in writing, to the Human Resources Office within 10 days after the posting of the initial eligibility list, or the claim shall be deemed waived.
The Commissioners will approve three (3) eligibility registers as outlined below:
At the time of a vacancy, candidates who are ranked in the top 5% of the final eligibility register or the top 5 highest ranked candidates on the final eligibility register if the number of people who have a ranking in the top 5% of the eligibility register is less than 5 people shall have a reference check, a credit history check and a criminal history record check. The result of said checks shall be reviewed by the Board to determine if the applicant has a sound reputation, a satisfactory work record, a credit history with no pattern of avoiding just debts, and no criminal record involving felonies, or misdemeanors of moral turpitude.
The Board may disqualify an applicant on the basis of these checks, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. In the event that the Board disqualifies an applicant on the basis of these checks, it shall send notice of such to the applicant and provide the applicant with an opportunity to appear before the Board to state why disqualification is inappropriate. A meeting date will be scheduled at the earliest convenience of the parties. At the meeting, the applicant may make a verbal statement or offer written information only in support of his or her position. Witness testimony will not be taken. The decision of the Board is final. An applicant disqualified shall have their name stricken from the Eligibility Register.
A background investigation is conducted by the Fire Department and consists of reference checks, including past employers and personal references, a credit history check and a criminal history record check. The Human Resources Office will verify that the application material provided by each applicant is accurate.
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