Eligibility Examination For Position of Firefighter in the Chambersburg Fire Department
The purpose of this examination is to develop an eligibility listing for the position of Firefighter in the event of a vacancy. Veterans will be given preference in accordance with law.
All positions with the Borough of Chambersburg that require direct contact with children under age 18 are required to provide a background check sufficient to determine child abuse clearance which includes:
- A Child Abuse Clearance through the Child Welfare Portal
- A Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal History Check
- A FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Clearance
You must be 18 years of age or older, in good physical condition, of good moral character and must pass a written examination and a physical agility test to be placed on the eligibility list.
You must be a high school graduate or have equivalent experience or training.
You must possess and retain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and have had a clean driving record for no less than three (3) years prior to hire
You must obtain and retain a Commercial Driver’s License and successfully complete an accredited Emergency Vehicle Operations Course prior to the end of your first six months of employment.
You must be a resident or take up residence within 25 driving miles of the corporate boundaries of the Borough of Chambersburg within one year of the date of employment.
Your workweek will average 42 hours. Overtime will be paid for all hours other than your regularly scheduled shifts in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
You'll start at $1,998.58 (2018) biweekly, with raises during and after 1 years’ probation with advancement increases up to a maximum for Firefighter VII of $2,613.90 (2018) biweekly. You will receive disability insurance, life insurance and retirement benefits. Your uniforms and equipment will be furnished.
You become eligible for vacation after one year of employment.
Opportunities may be available for a fluent Bilingual English-Spanish Firefighter appointment, should one become available.The applicant should indicate on their application that they are fluent in both Spanish and English.
OBTAIN APPLICATION AT:
Headquarters Fire Station - 130 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA between 8am and 4pm or at www.chambersburgfire.com. For more information call - 717-261-3201
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION: 4:00 P.M., Friday, February 23, 2018
Applications MUST be returned by mail or in person to the Office of The Borough Secretary Borough of Chambersburg 100 South Second Street, (2nd Fl.), Chambersburg, PA 17201. A $25.00 fee is required when applications are submitted. The check or money order for $25.00 should be made payable to the Borough of Chambersburg.
DATE AND TIME OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION – Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:30 PM
To be conducted in Chambersburg Recreation Center (Bard Hall - downstairs) 235 South Third Street, Chambersburg, PA.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
THE BOROUGH OF CHAMBERSBURG DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF AGE, GENDER, MARITAL STATUS, RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, RELIGION OR DISABILITY. ANY PERSON WHO NEEDS AN ACCOMMODATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN'S WITH DISABILITIES ACT DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS SHOULD CALL 261-3201 (TDD 261-3227).
Location/Region: Chambersburg, PA