General Definition of Work
COME JOIN THE TEAM AT LAKE HAVASU CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
WE ARE HIRING
To learn more about the Lake Havasu City Fire Department, visit
the website atwww.lhcaz.gov/fire-department
Applications will be accepted for this position until an
adequate pool of applicants have applied. First application review
will take place two (2) weeks after posting and as needed
thereafter. The posting is subject to close at any time, so you are
highly encouraged to apply early.
Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee Hiring Rate: $16.63/hourly
Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Rate: $18.30/hourly
Interested applicants are required to submit an online
application at www.lhcaz.gov and attach required certifications as
listed below. Applications received without certifications will be
rejected. In order to be considered for the pre-approved testing
process with Lake Havasu City, a CURRENT PARAMEDIC CERTIFICATION is
- REQUIRED FOR TESTING CONSIDERATION- CURRENT PARAMEDIC
CERTIFICATION: State, County, Local or National Registry Paramedic
Certification. (Expired certifications will not be accepted) If
selected, candidate will be required to obtain Arizona Paramedic
Certification within twelve (12) months of hire.
- NOT REQUIRED FOR TESTING CONSIDERATION- FIREFIGHTER I & II
CERTIFICATION: issued by a recognized State or Federal Certifying
Incumbent hired as Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee will be
required to attend a Fire Academy and obtain Firefighter I & II
Certifications at the discretion of the Fire Department. Rate of
pay will remain Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee rate as listed above
until required certifications are obtained.
Special Note:Requires non-standard, rotating shift-work to
include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.Primary work schedule
is continuous shift work at 48 hours on, 96 hours off.
Special Requirement: If selected; candidate must provide at the
time of offer acceptance, a current valid CPAT certification issued
by National Testing Network (NTN) or another licensed CPAT
provider. CPAT certification must be completed within the past
twelve (12) months of offer acceptance date.
Lake Havasu City Fire Department has partnered with National
Testing Network (NTN) to administer the written exam and Candidate
Physical Ability Test (CPAT). You must schedule your written exam
and (CPAT) with National Testing Network (NTN) directly by visiting
their website at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Candidates may
schedule testing at any of the testing facilities; however, testing
must be completed before being considered for testing.
Lake Havasu City must be a chosen department to view your test
scores as outlined on the National Testing Network website. Testing
with National Testing Network must have been completed within the
last twelve (12) months with an overall score of 70% or better.
An Eligibility List will be established for future vacancies for
a maximum period of two (2) years; however, can be closed at
Chief's discretion at any time.
- PRE-APPROVED TESTING PROCESS - BY INVITATION ONLY*
Selected candidates will be required to participate in an Oral
Board Interview and will receive an invitation to schedule via
email or text messaging; no make-up dates will be allowed.
Paramedic/Firefighter Trainee Job Description:Performs work
performing emergency services, administering proper first aid as
neededand related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed
under the supervision of the Fire Captain.
Firefighter/Paramedic Job Description: Performs work performing
firefighting and fire service duties in support of the Fire
Department including responding to all fire alarms and performing
firefighting services and emergency services, administering proper
first aid as needed and necessary, training staff and performing
maintenance and repair on fire equipment, and related work as
apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of
the Fire Captain.
- Incumbent must be at least 18 years old.
- High School Diploma or GED equivalency.
- Current State, County, Local or National Registry Paramedic
Possession of current State, County, Local or National Registry
Paramedic Certification CEP) and ability to maintain continuing
education requirements at the minimum level established. Must
obtain and maintain medical control issued by the medical
- Possession of Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT)
certification at the time of hire.
- Obtain National Incident Management (NIMS) Training based on
- May be required to obtain additional certifications based on
area of assignment.
- Must meet and maintain all training and education requirements
- Valid Arizona Driver's License of appropriate class.
All of the above in addition to the following:
- Possession (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I and II certifications
issued by the Office of the Arizona State Fire Marshal, Arizona
Center for Fire Service excellence, or other state or federal NFPA
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The City reserves the right to consider only the most highly
qualified applicants. The succeeding examination processes may be
required: training and experience, testing, panel interview,
fingerprint identification including FBI criminal history,
employment eligibility verification (EEV) requirements, personnel
evaluation profile (PEP), polygraph test, background investigation
and alcohol/drug screening test. Appointment subject to successful
background investigation and City paid post-employment Job Bulletin
medical examination after offer of employment has been made.