Hiring Information


  • Application Period: December 6, 2022 - January 6, 2023
  • Application, online testing & virtual interview MUST BE COMPLETED before 5:00 PM CT on January 6, 2023 

Pre-Employment Requirements

In order to be considered for appointment to Crown Point Fire Rescue the applicant must meet the following pre-employment requirements (this list is not all-inclusive):

  • Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age and not more than 36 years of age at the time of employment offer. *
  • The applicant must have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) at the time of application.
  • The applicant must be legally able to work in the United States.
  • The applicant cannot be employed if he/she has a felony conviction on their record.
  • The applicant must be of good moral character.
  • The applicant must be able to read, write, speak, understand, and otherwise communicate in the English language.
  • The applicant must have a valid driver's license.
  • Eligible to enroll in the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement and Disability Fund. (I.C. 36-8-8-7, I.C. 36-8-4-2)
  • The applicant is required to provide or assist and cooperate with obtaining personal history information. Failure to cooperate in attaining this information will be considered cause for disqualification from the hiring process. If the information provided is found to be false or misrepresented, the applicant will be eliminated from further consideration, or if employed, it may be grounds for immediate discharge.

*Exemption exists for military veterans with at least 20 years of service that have not passed 40 years and 6 months of age. (I.C. 36-8-4.7-5)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Firefighter I / II certification
    • An applicant hired without a firefighter certification will be enrolled in and required to successfully complete a regional fire academy within one (1) year of the date of his/her hiring.
  • EMT Certification
    • An applicant hired without an EMT certification will be enrolled in and required to successfully complete an EMT training program, including obtaining Indiana EMT-Basic certification within one (1) year of the date of his/her hiring.
  • Paramedic License
    • An applicant hired without a Paramedic license will be required to enroll in and successfully complete an approved paramedic training course, including obtaining Indiana Paramedic License within three (3) years of the date of his/her hiring.
  • CPAT successfully completed within 1 year prior to application.
  • Membership in the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement and Disability Fund

Application and Appointment Process

1) Complete & Submit Application
Applicants should complete an application packet to be found on the City of Crown Point website. Incomplete or incorrectly completed applications will be disqualified. All applications are considered final once they are submitted to Crown Point Fire Rescue. 

2) Online Examination and Interview
Qualified applicants will be invited to complete an online (internet-based) general aptitude examination, in addition to a video interview that will be scored by the Crown Point Fire Rescue hiring committee. 

3) In-person Interview
Top-scoring applicants will be invited for an in-person interview with department members. 

4) Scoring of Applications
The Hiring Committee will score each application based on their oral interview, in-person interview, certifications, licenses, and experience. The written examination will be scored on pass/fail criteria. Preference points are awarded to military veterans, licensed Indiana paramedics, certified Indiana EMTs, certified Indiana firefighters, valid CPAT card holders, and current members of the 1977 Fund.
5) Background Checks
The Hiring Committee will conduct background checks of applicants to examine the applicant's character, habits, and reputation. Background checks may be conducted before the notification of a conditional offer of employment, and/or after a conditional offer of employment has been extended. 

6) Certification of Eligibility List 
The hiring eligibility list will be presented to the Board of Public Works and Safety for certification. For each group of applicants, the Hiring Committee will establish a passing score and those applicants having a score equal to or greater than the passing score shall be placed on the eligibility list in the order of their total scores. The eligibility list will be in effect for two years, until the list is exhausted, or until a new eligibility list is certified by the Board of Public Works and Safety, whichever should occur first.

Appointment Process

1) Conditional Offer of Employment
When a vacancy occurs in the department, the Fire Chief will contact the applicants in order of the approved hiring list to make a conditional offer of employment. A candidate without a firefighter certification will undergo a physical ability test that includes climbing a ladder, lifting and moving equipment, and maneuvering in dark, small spaces. Any such offer that is declined will result in the applicant's removal from the approved hiring list.
2) Physical and Psychiatric Examinations
Upon completion of the applicant's background investigation, the department will schedule a physical and psychiatric examination as required by the Indiana Public Retirement System's (INPRS) 1977 Police and Firefighter's Fund. The results of these tests are then forwarded to the state's PERF review board for approval. The PERF review board could ask for retests in areas at its discretion.  The review board will make a determination of pass, pass with exceptions or fail.

3) Swearing in Ceremony
Once the applicant has passed all the required INPRS examinations by state and local pension boards, the person appointed will take the Firefighter’s Oath of Office administered by the Mayor and scheduled by the Fire Chief.

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