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Capital City Fire & Rescue - Firefighter
Last updated on February 21, 2020
To apply, you must complete the following:
· Register with Public Safety Testing and successfully pass their written exam.
· Complete the Personal History Statement with Public Safety Testing
· Submit the following to the City & Borough of Juneau’s Human Resources Department (155 South Seward Street, Juneau AK 99801)
o City and Borough of Juneau Application
o Criminal background check*
o Driving record issued by the Department of Public Safety in the applicant's state of residence*
*The criminal background checks and driving records submitted must account for the fire years preceding the date of application.
Looking for a challenge? An exciting career with multi-discipline Fire and EMS based services? Please take a moment and read about Capital City Fire Rescue below.
The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of the State of Alaska. It is the largest city located in Southeast Alaska. Access to Juneau can be made by either the Alaska Ferry System or commercial airline services. Juneau is the hub for travel throughout Southeast Alaska. The name of the city was in memoriam of Joe Juneau, a gold miner who found over 1,000 pounds of gold during his lifetime.
Juneau is centrally located in the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest in North America. It is one of the most beautiful cities in America, experiencing a full range of seasons including the long daylight hours of an Alaskan summer. However, being located in a rainforest means that it does rain frequently, and residents excel at adapting to the conditions.
The Gastineau Channel bisects downtown Juneau and neighboring Douglas Island. Juneau is home to over 34,000 permanent residents and is visited by over 1,000,000 tourists each summer by cruise ship alone. From the Mendenhall Glacier to Admiralty Island, nature’s beauty can be seen all throughout its 3,255 square miles which makes it the third largest municipality in the United States and larger than the state of Delaware. If outdoor activities are a must, there is boating, snowboarding, hunting, and fishing galore.
Juneau is home to much natural beauty and along with this beauty there is much to do. Whether you would like to watch a live play at Perservence Theater, ski at Eaglecrest, kayak to the Mendenhall Glacier, fish in Auke Bay, hike over 250 miles of trails including the Chilkoot, or camp with your family at Eagle Beach, Juneau is truly a place of limitless fun. For families, Juneau boasts an award-winning school district, unique post-secondary opportunities, and impressively low crime rate making it perfect for raising a family.
Capital City Fire Rescue is a phenomenal organization that serves the citizens and visitors of Juneau and the outlying communities throughout Southeast Alaska. CCFR is comprised of 46 dedicated full-time personnel and over 60 dedicated volunteer personnel who service the community. CCFR’s mission statement is “to serve and protect the community from life and property threatening emergencies in a competent, professional, and proactive manner.” This is accomplished by providing service through education, mitigation, prevention, and readiness.
CCFR responds to over 4,000 calls annually divided between 2 career and 3 volunteer stations. These calls range from structural firefighting and aircraft firefighting to medical emergencies and ice, water, rope, and high angle rescues. Additionally air rescue services are a regular activity with CCFR. EMS incidents account for approximately 80% of total call volume.
The career stations are staffed by a total of 12 personnel on a 24-shift with over 16 apparatus consisting of rescue boats, medic units, engines, trucks, and squad units. All apparatus are staffed to provide ALS service.
Career personnel work a 24 hour shift with 48 hours off. Career personnel are represented by IAFF Local 4303 and covered under collective bargaining. Career personnel are also allowed to carry pagers for larger incidents requiring more staffing needs. Additionally, career personnel may trade shifts as the need arises. Cross training is a must as each member may be called on to provide EMS, fire suppression, aircraft rescue firefighting, technical rope rescue, hazardous materials, and much more. Personnel are constantly interacting with the community whether it is through IAFF Local 4303’s Fill the Boot, CCFR’s cadet program which allows high school teenagers an opportunity to serve their community through their local fire department, or fire prevention education to the local school systems. Any one of these programs among others allow for service outside of the day to day operations of the department.
If you are a driven individual looking for an exciting place to grow, learn, and live, Capital City Fire Rescue is looking for outstanding individuals to join our team.
# of Staff: 46
Capital City Fire/Rescue is currently hiring for full-time, permanent positions and seasonal, permanent position. The current hiring process will be utilized to fill the open positions as well as establish an eligibility list to be used to full future vacancies, which may occur within the next twelve months, subject to an interview and re-evaluation of the candidate's current job performance. At the discretion of the Fire Chief, the eligibility list may be extended up to one year from the effective date.
$48,135 to $67,383 annually depending upon experience and level of certification.
Capital City Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Minimum Age||21 Years of Age.|
|High School Grad/ GED||High School Diploma or GED.|
|Driver's License Required||Alaska Driver’s License.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Must be able to read and speak the English language.|
|EMT Certification||Certification as a State of Alaska Emergency Medical Technician I or higher; OR Certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an EMT-Basic or higher.|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||Certification as a State of Alaska Firefighter I or an equivalent certification as determined by the Fire Chief.|
|CPAT||All Candidates must successfully pass Capital City Fire/Rescue’s PAT.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/ Access Scores||Once annually-every July unless the current eligibility list has been exhausted. At that time, a new eligibility list and testing will be scheduled outside the established testing dates.|
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
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