FIRE CADET (Ages 17-19)
|Requesting Department||MILWAUKEE FIRE DEPARTMENT|
|Open Date||10/16/2020 10:20:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||12/2/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Tammy Majewski|
The City of Milwaukee Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission invites qualified 17-19 year-olds to apply for this exciting full-time employment opportunity that may lead to a career as a Firefighter with the City of Milwaukee Fire Department. This unique position provides the opportunity to make a difference in our community, while also focusing on the successful candidates' educational, physical fitness, personal and professional development. The City of Milwaukee is dedicated to developing a diverse Fire Department to serve the community’s needs.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Participate in and complete academic and physical training program in preparation for future Firefighter duties, including cultural competency classes.
Participate in classroom instruction and clinical medical rotations.
Lift, carry and operate heavy tools and equipment.
Perform maintenance of departmental equipment, buildings and grounds.
Perform general housekeeping duties.
Assist with safety education, community and recruitment events such as Big Brother/Big Sister Program
Assist with special projects as assigned.
Note: This is a rigorous 2-year program that has physical and mental benchmarks that must be achieved to standards. Both initial and quarterly counseling sessions will be provided to each Fire Cadet.
Conditions of Employment
NOTE: Effective October 11, 2016, Fire Cadets will be subject to the residency requirement for the City of Milwaukee. This means that within six months of being hired, Fire Cadets must establish an actual and bona fide residence within 15 miles of the city of Milwaukee's jurisdictional border.
For current information regarding the status of the City of Milwaukee’s residency requirement, please visit the Department of Employee Relations’ Website: http://city.milwaukee.gov/DER. Please call 414.286.5000 if you have questions regarding your individual circumstances during the application and/or selection process.
Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
Willingness and aptitude to learn excellent customer-service skills.
Ability to take direction from supervisors.
Possess good moral character exhibiting honesty, responsibility, and trustworthiness with a positive attitude.
Ability to complete the required firefighting and medical educational and training programs.
Ability to speak clearly.
Ability to complete the required strength and conditioning physical fitness programs.
The examination process will include a written test, oral interview, physical ability test, and background investigation. All phases of the examination must be successfully completed in order to continue in the selection process. Failure on any segment of the examination disqualifies a candidate from continuing in the selection process. The test takes into consideration Firefighter requirements, as Fire Cadets who successfully complete the program may become Firefighters.
Candidates who successfully complete the written examination will receive information about the date, time, and location of the other testing components. The written examinations are tentatively scheduled for January 2021 with an anticipated class start date in August 2021.
Candidates unavailable for one or more portions of the examination due to military service or training, must provide written notification to the Fire and Police Commission, City Hall Room 705 prior to the examination.
Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.
Eligible list: Candidates who successfully complete all phases of the examination will be placed on an eligible list. Candidates who turn twenty years old over the life of the eligible list will have their name removed from the list. Candidates offered employment must pass a pre-employment medical examination, psychological evaluation, and drug test as a condition of employment.
Appointments: Final appointment to the position of Fire Cadet is contingent upon passing all pre-employment components, the number of vacancies, and approval by the Board of the Fire and Police Commission.
Preference Points: Preference points may be added to the final passing score in accordance with State Statutes and Fire and Police Commission Rules:
Qualified veterans will receive military preference points added to the final passing score; a DD-214 is required as proof of service.
Preference points may be added to the final passing score, if candidates are bona fide residents of the City of Milwaukee when they apply; proof of residency must be provided.
In order to receive military veteran or residency preference points, the DD-214 or proof of residency must be provided as part of the application. The preference points claim forms are included within the online application, and the necessary supporting documentation emailed to email@example.com. Supporting documentation must be received via email ONLY by 4:45 p.m. on December 11, 2020.
Application Process: The application process must be completed online. The online application will be available on October 16, 2019 and accepted through December 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm. The online application form and further information may be obtained from www.milwaukee.gov/jobs or by calling (414) 286-5000. Online applications may not be submitted after December 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm, unless the deadline is extended.
A Fire Cadet may become eligible for appointment to a Firefighter recruit class upon meeting all of the following:Favorable recommendation of the Chief.
Reaching the age of 21 years.
Serving in the program a minimum of two years (maximum of four years).
Satisfactorily completing the approved training program.
Attainment of the required college credits.
Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and Licensure by the State of Wisconsin.
Possession of a valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license.
Successfully passing a Candidate Physical Ability Test.
Passing a Firefighter medical examination, psychological evaluation, drug screen test, and updated background investigation prior to appointment to Firefighter.
United States citizenship.