TIFFIN FIRE/RESCUE DIVISION
53 S. MONROE ST.
TIFFIN, OHIO 44883
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Updated: June 16, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter
Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division is currently accepting applications for Firefighter! All candidates must submit a department application, located here, and take the FireTEAM test through National Testing Network.
Salary Information: Salary based upon negotiations with the International Association of Firefighters Local 322. Current collective bargaining agreement. Current CBA 2020-2022 Firefighter/EMT-B starting pay $40,949.70/ yr. pay increases to $50,953.36 upon completion of the probationary period. Firefighter/ Paramedic starting pay $42,524.69/ yr. pay increases to $52,913.11 upon completion of the probationary period.
Benefit Information: The City of Tiffin offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, prescription, dental. vision coverage, life insurance. Additionally, the City participates in the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.
The City of Tiffin offers paid holidays, sick leave accrual, vacation, longevity, and a uniform allowance. Set by city policy and current collective bargaining agreement. Current CBA 2020-2022
Candidate Contact: Amanda HannamAdministrative Assistant to the Fire Chief419firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: Since 1894, the Tiffin Fire Department has provided full-time protection to the City of Tiffin. In 1997, EMS was merged creating the Fire/Rescue Division. The men and women who comprise our department today are more than firefighters. The majority are paramedics and certified fire safety inspectors. 20 are trained to the level of Haz-Mat Technicians. Several have training in technical rescue. We provide our services based out of two fire stations. Station 1, located in the heart of downtown, houses two engines, a ladder truck, two ambulances, rescue boats, administrative offices, and support vehicles. Station 2, can be found in the north end of our city. It is located between two major industrial areas and houses an engine, aerial platform truck, and an ambulance. We utilize cross staffing to cover many of the incidents for which we are requested.
Area Information: City of Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio
Population: Approximately 25,000
Age: Minimum age 18 years, no maximum age
US Citizen: Legally eligible for employment in the United States
High School Grad/GED: Required
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Required, must submit a copy with the application. ANY valid state drivers license will be accepted.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Required
Vision: Must pass a pre-employment medical exam
Academy Certification: Ohio FFII, EMT-B, Hazmat Operations
Necessary Certifications: Minimum State of Ohio Firefighter II, EMT-B, Hazmat Operations - Must be submitted with the application
Additional Requirements: The candidate selected for hire must obtain a State of Ohio Hazard Recognition Officer and Paramedic certifications within 30 months of their start date in order to successfully complete their probationary period. All certifications must be maintained during employment.
Preference Points: If requesting military or paramedic preference points on examination applicant must submit valid DD-214 and or State of Ohio paramedic certification card at the time of application. Must obtain a 70% on examination to receive bonus points. Maximum bonus of 20%.
General Information: The City of Tiffin is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of full-time firefighter. A City of Tiffin Firefighter must be willing to work as part of a team and build professional relationships with staff, colleagues, co-workers, elected officials, community leaders, and citizens.
This position requires a physically fit professional who has a passion to provide efficient professional Fire/EMS services with outstanding communication and leadership skills.
The Firefighter/Paramedic works a 24/48 schedule as subject to the current union contract.
The testing period is continuous and applicants will be contacted for consideration for hiring as needed to maintain staffing levels. The City of Tiffin does not require a PAT (Physical Abilities Test) through NTN. PAT testing will be conducted by the City of Tiffin after the completion of the examination through the NTN. Candidates must meet department standards for physical fitness, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
A National Testing Network (NTN) exam must be completed and all supporting documentation submitted via the NTN online portal. No applications will be accepted if mailed directly to the City or via alternate means. https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/