- Fire Rescue
- Employment Information
THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
- 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
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)
- 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.
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.
CITY OF CROWN POINT - POSITION DESCRIPTION
Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Ranking Officer
Date: December 2022
Responds to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk, including fire prevention and control, emergency medical service, search and rescue, hazardous material response, and disaster management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance; assess and extinguish fires; provide emergency medical service to ill and injured; transport ill and injured to medical facility; prepare written incident reports; clean and maintain station and equipment; adhere to all required safety policies and procedures; participate in training and maintain certifications as required.
Desired Minimum Qualifications
- Must be at least 18 years of age but less than 36 years of age and qualify for 1977 PERF.
- No felony convictions
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent;
- Indiana Firefighter I/II certification (preferred);
- Indiana EMT-Paramedic (preferred)
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to meet physical demands as assessed through pre-employment PERF physical/psychological exam and meet requirements of the 1977 State of Indiana Police & Firefighters Pension Fund.
- Hold a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card (no greater than 1 year old) (preferred)
Licensing and Regulation:
- Valid Indiana driver’s license
- Indiana Firefighter I/II certification (Must pass Academy within 1 year of hire)
- Indiana EMT-Paramedic License (( Must achieve Indiana Paramedic license within 3 years and maintain for the full term of employment)
- Must meet all Franciscan Health - Crown Point EMS System requirements and remain in good standing for term of employment.
Lift/carry 50 lbs., climb stairs and ladders, balancing, bending, kneeling, crawling, and driving.
On duty 24 hours/off duty 48 hours; prolonged exposure to all weather conditions, temperature extremes, and possible hazardous substances and environmental conditions.
Please note: The duties listed above are intended as general descriptions of the work performed by persons assigned to this position, not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. This position description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as required.
SALARY & BENEFIT INFORMATION 2023
Probationary Paramedic / Firefighter Base Salary: $61,394
Paramedic / Firefighter Base Salary: $70,165
Pension Base: $81,000
New employees will receive an initial issue uniform allowance. After your first year, full-time employees received $800/year.
Tour of Duty / Work Schedule
Firefighters work one 24-hour shift and are then off for 48 hours
Firefighters who work an approved holiday will receive Premium Pay at the rate two and one-half (2 ½) times their regular rate for that day. (10 city holidays, +1 personal holiday)
Paid Time Off
After 1 year 6 shifts
After 2 years 9 shifts
After 5 years 12 shifts
After 12 years 15 shifts
After 20 years 18 shifts
Health, dental, and life insurance along with a Health Savings Account (HSA) are available to all career members and their dependents.
All career firefighters will be enrolled in Public Employees Retirement Fund 1977 ACT.
THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
Step 1: Complete the application found at
https://www.publicsafetyanswers.com/crownpoint before 5:00 PM Central Time, January 6, 2023.
Step 2: Complete the online testing and video interview before 4:00 PM Central Time, January 6, 2023
Step 3: Receive notification of advancement to the in-person interview phase.
Step 4: Submit pre-qualification and preference point documents. (Licenses, Certifications, CPAT Card, etc...)
Step 5: Complete the in-person interview
Step 6: Receive notification of a conditional offer of employment or position retained on the eligibility list for future job openings.
Step 7: Complete the physical ability test.
Step 8: Complete physical and mental health exams.