Firefighter Position

Nampa Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter

 

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Nampa Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter

Last updated on September 21, 2021
PST Partner Agency since August 20, 2021

Testing Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Important Information

PST Written Exam must be completed by October 15, 2021.

Position information can be found online at: www.cityofnampa.us/fire. 

At the time of the written exam, you must submit a copy of your resume and any applicable fire certifications by email to nfdfireadmin@cityofnampa.us

Community Information

The city of Nampa is located approximately 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84 in the Treasure Valley. It is Idaho’s third largest city with a population just over 103,000 (2020). Nampa offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities resulting in an excellent family friendly atmosphere.

The Treasure Valley is well positioned geographically providing not only to a major metropolitan area but also access to a numerous world class outdoor activities.

The Nampa Fire Department operates under the vision of Excellence - Service - Strength in Unity, and through the core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Safety.

The Nampa Fire Protection District provides service to an area of approximately 100 sq miles and 120,000 citizens. Our service area includes a mix of urban, suburban, industrial, and rural zones.

Currently NFD has 96 personnel working out of 5 fire stations, a training division, and the administrative office. Our frontline response apparatus includes 4 Type 1 fire engines, a 100’ ariel platform truck, a 75’ ladder truck company, a squad, a type 5 brush rig, and a technical rescue.

Nampa Fire is an all-hazards department frequently responding to medical emergencies, structure fires, vehicle extrication, wildland fires, hazardous material incidents, and technical rescue emergencies. Line personnel are trained to operations level in all areas. Many members achieve technician and/or instructor certifications in the various emergency response disciplines.

Nampa Fire is a proud member of the Treasure Valley Emergency Medical Services System (TVEMSS). The TVEMSS is a collective agreement plan providing a unified and central medical direction along with common Standing Written Orders for several area EMS agencies. NFD delivers high quality Advanced Life Support medical care providing a certified paramedic on every fire engine. Exceptional critical care transportation is provided by our partners Canyon County Paramedics. Nampa Fire and CCP work closely together to ensure that the citizens in our area receive the highest level of quality care possible.

We celebrate the exceptional training facility that we have here in Nampa. In addition, Nampa Fire enjoys the benefit of having a high performing and dedicated training staff that provides our personnel outstanding education resulting in a culture of excellence and professionalism.

The Nampa Firefighters Local 804 has a deep tradition of service in our community as well as an unrelenting commitment to its members. The Nampa Fire Administration and the Local 804 strive to be a model of collaboration, sharing a vision that results in the delivery of the best possible service to our citizens.

Probationary firefighters start at $17.55/hour while in fire academy graduating with their Firefighter I certification. Firefighter I starting wage is $54,800/year with the potential to progress to Senior Firefighter earning $66,800 annually within the first year. Paramedics earn an extra $4,800/year. In addition, we offer an excellent benefit package including medical and dental insurance, PERSI pension, employer matching 401K and more.

Come join our team!

Department Information

The Nampa Fire Department operates under the vision of Excellence - Service - Strength in Unity, and through the core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Compassion, Professionalism, and Safety. The response compliment is comprised of five fire stations, housing four engine companies, one truck company, one ladder company, one squad, and one battalion chief. Daily staffing is 27 line personnel and 15 administrative and training personnel.

Job Responsibilities

The principal function of an employee in this class is to respond to fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and other emergency and non-emergency situations. Exposure to hazardous materials, large quantities of smoke, heavy traffic areas, intense heat, direct exposure to flames, decimated structures, extreme weather conditions, blood- borne pathogens, and other related environments in which individual is subject to potential personal danger.

Hours: The successful candidate must be able to work flexible and varied hours. Currently, line personnel work a 56 hour work week on a 48/96 scheduled cycle.

Application Procedure:

Applicants applying for the Entry Level Fire Fighter eligibility roster must meet the minimum requirements below

  • Completion of the PST written exam by October 15, 2021.
  • Please submit your resume and copies of all required certifications via email to nfdadmin@cityofnampa.us.

If selected to continue in the eligibility process, the applicant will be required to successfully pass a firefighter physical agility test. **This test is pass/fail and evaluates your strength, endurance, and agility. For candidates who pass the physical agility test there will be a scored oral interview.

The oral interview: The panel of interviewers will ask the applicant questions to gain insight into your and ability to perform as a fire fighter for the Nampa Fire Department. We are interested in your prior education and/or experience, your reasons for seeking a position as a fire fighter, and why you feel you would be a good member for the Nampa Fire team.

The successful candidate’s employment will be contingent on the following:

Prior to appointment, a candidate will be required to pass a driving record check, background investigation, medical exam by Nampa Fire Department’s physician, and drug/alcohol screen paid for by the Nampa Fire Department.

It is the successful applicant’s responsibility to notify Nampa Fire Department of any change of address and/or telephone number during the term of the eligibility list.

Once contingencies have been met by the successful applicant, they will attend a fire department orientation academy (Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm, not to exceed 14 weeks) prior to being assigned to shift scheduling.

Special Conditions: Nampa Fire Departments has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving record check.

Area Information

County: Canyon
Population: 120,000
# of Staff: 96

Hiring Status

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is October 15, 2021.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is October 15, 2021.

The Nampa Fire Department is establishing a Firefighter eligibility register.

Salary Information

Salary: $17.55-$22.94 per hour (additional $1.65 paramedic pay) plus excellent benefits.

Benefit Information

Health, Dental, Vision insurance for employee and family.

M.E.R.P (Medical Expense Retirement Plan) (Post Retirement)

State of Idaho PERSI Retirement

PERSI 401K Matching Plan

Optional 457 Plan(s)

Nampa Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Must pass the written test with 70%

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Driver's License
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements

An applicant who has uncorrected vision of 20/200 or weaker must wear contact lenses on duty or request a waiver to wear glasses.

College Requirement

No

Prior Experience Requirement

No

Veterans Preference Points

Provide proof of eligibility as outlined in Idaho Code, Title 65, Chapter 5, Section 502(6), & U.S.C Section 2108.

Prior FF Experience Required

No

Nampa Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
Automatic

Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving record check.

Drug Usage
Automatic

The Nampa Fire Department has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving record check.

Criminal Activity
Automatic

Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving record check.

Contact Information

Nampa Fire Department - Entry Level Firefighter

9 - 12th Ave South
Nampa, ID 83651 Canyon County
208-468-5770

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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: No, not required (may be required later)


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