CFPC: Career Job Announcements

Career Job Announcements

As of July 31, 2014
Note: The advertisments below are reprinted as a service to the Connecticut Fire Service
in the format and wording as created and published by the originating entity.

New Hartford Village Accepting Resumes for Daytime Driver/Firefighter


The New Hartford Village Fire District is accepting resumes for the position of Daytime Driver/Firefighter.  The position is Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm.  Potential candidates must have the following qualifications: minimum of 3 years firefighting experience (5 years is preferred), certified Connecticut Firefighter 1, certified Pump Operator is preferred, Hazmat Operational and possess a valid Connecticut CDL or 2Q endorsement.  Salary based on experience.  Job descriptions are available at the New Hartford Fire Department, 3 Greenwoods Road, New Hartford or request by email at  Any questions, please contact the Fire Chief Mark Worsman at (860) 379-4936 or  Please submit your resume, copies of certifications and copy of your driver’s license to the New Hartford Village Fire District, P.O. Box 554, New Hartford, CT 06057.  The closing date is Friday, August 8, 2014.


Date:               July 28, 2014


Re:                  Open Competitive Recruitment for Certified Firefighter



The Fire Commission and the Civil Service Commission announce the open competitive recruitment for the position of Certified Firefighter.  This recruitment is also open to candidates currently enrolled in the Connecticut Fire Academy Recruits Class scheduled to begin in August 2014.  Candidates enrolled in the CT Fire Academy must present proof of successful completion of the CT Fire Academy Recruit Class along with copies of their Connecticut Firefighter I, II, and Hazardous Materials-First Responder Awareness and Operational certificates. Fire Academy candidates will only be eligible for appointment after they complete the Fire Academy Recruits class and submit their certifications to the Personnel Office.


Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:304:30 PM daily and also on our website,


Closing date:  Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 4:00 P.M.




Firefighter – Paramedic & EMT Grade C

Starting Salary

$915.96 per wk


City of West Haven Fire Dept. /Allingtown are now accepting application for the competitive examination for Grade C Firefighter/Paramedic/EMT’s. All applicants must have his/hers Paramedic and EMT certification. At the time of hire Paramedic’s must have medical control from New Haven Sponsor Hospital and National Registry. EMT’s must have their National Registry.

Requirements: Must be citizen of U.S.; must be at least 20 yrs of age at time of testing; must have high school or equiv. diploma, have and maintain CT drivers lic; must pass a written exam and be CPAT certified no later than 1 yr prior to date of hire; must pass a physical exam; must maintain Paramedic and EMT certification for 20 yrs from date of hire; must live within 25 mile of Hq.; attend State Fire Academy in Windsor Locks and pass: Application avail. @ starting August 3, 2014 to Sept. 2, 2014 4pm.. City of WHFD/Allingtown is an EOE


Employment Opportunity – Fire Marshal – Town of Vernon


Town of Vernon                                                                                               Department: Fire
Job Title: Fire Marshal                                                                                   Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Wage Classification: E-5                                                                               Job Closing Date: August 5, 2014
Salary Range: $71,656- $91,189                                                                
General Statement of Duties: A position in the Fire Department highly responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and administering a comprehensive fire education, inspection, investigation, and prevention program in accordance with the State Statutes and the Town Charter.
Supervision Received: Receives general direction from the Fire Chief and the Town Administrator.
Supervision Exercised:  Supervises Deputy Fire Marshals, clerical personnel, and staff assisting in inspections.  Coordinates Fire Marshal with Building Department activities and provides technical and functional expertise in code compliance matters.
Essential Job Functions:  Participates in planning and development of policy recommendations to meet fire protection and fire safety objectives of the Town.  Serves as principal inspector of buildings and facilities to assure conformance of building structures with fire code; participates in technical review of, and provides commentary on, all building and developmental proposals;  provides technical assistance on fire prevention matters to the various boards and commissions and departments.  Works closely with the Vernon Police Department investigating all fires, to determine cause, origin and circumstances; prepares necessary reports and sends to the State Fire Marshal within the designated timeframe; recommends enforcement action as necessary;  issues permits and enforces regulations as provided by state, local and federal regulations, codes or ordinances;  prepares budget recommendations.  Reports periodically to the Town Council.  Presents and administers public education programs for fire prevention to schools, civic and private organizations, and the general public; prepares informational articles on fire safety and prevention for public release; participates in professional organizations; participates in the recruitment and selection of the Deputy Fire Marshals. Responds to emergencies and supports command staff. Maintains effective records in accordance with the Town’s records retention program and applicable laws.  Regular and punctual attendance. May be appointed to the Vernon Traffic Authority by the Mayor and Town Council. This position requires the incumbent to be available 24/7; during absences this coverage requirement may be delegated to another official as arranged with the Fire Chief.
Other Job Functions:  May be called in to work at the Town’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Performs related work as required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls.  The employee is regularly required to sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee occasionally works in high precarious places and is regularly exposed to cold, hot, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Requires a working knowledge of community fire protection needs and requirements; working knowledge of Incident Command System (ICS); knowledge of town and state fire and building codes and laws;  knowledge of fire investigation methods and techniques;   knowledge of fire safety and fire prevention and protection practices.   Ability to read, interpret and enforce fire codes and regulations; ability to lead and supervise staff; ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with officials, business owners, outside agencies, employees, and the general public; ability to prepare and present fire safety prevention and fire safety education programs; ability to deal with stressful situations involving criminal investigations and public contact. Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions; excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job.
License and Certificates:  Requires certification and maintenance of a Fire Marshal in accordance with Connecticut Statutes; certification in ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 (or ability to obtain ICS 300 within six (6) months of hire); a valid driver’s license. CT or NFPA recognized certification as a Fire Instructor I or Public Educator preferred.
Experience & Training:  Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree, with emphasis on Fire Science or a closely related field, and five (5) years experience as a Deputy Fire Marshal, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required to maintain ninety (90) hours of continuing education credit over three (3) year periods. This position is subject to a one (1) year probationary period. A Police background check will be required.

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. EOE/AA/M/F

Historical Record:
This is a revision of the job description approved by the Town Council effective on November 11, 2002.  The new job description effectively removes the duties of management of the Ambulance Corp from this position. Approved by the Town Council July 13, 2004. Revised July 7, 2014; Adopted: July 15, 2014


Dawn R. Maselek

Assistant Town Administrator

Town of Vernon

14 Park Place, Vernon, CT 06066

Phone: 860-870-3605

Fax: 860-870-3580

Cell: 860-539-1498


Colchester Emergency Communications, Inc.

15 Old Hartford Road

P. O. Box 911

Colchester, CT 06415

Richard J. Grocki Tel (860) 267-7060

Manager Fax (860) 537-6251

KX Communications Center



Immediate Full Time/Part Time Openings:

Position Title: Public Safety Telecommunicator I Reports to: Manager


General Statement of Duties:

Under the direction of a Public Safety Telecommunicator in a higher level, or the Manager or his designate,

performs responsible public safety telecommunications services and other duties as part of a complex

highly integrated communications system. Performs telephone attendant services, operates a series of

electronic communications and related equipment, records information in manual and automated systems,

analyzes query results and displays, renders decisions based on polices and procedures, and often works

under extreme pressure. Responsibilities include exercising good judgement, communicating with both the

public and service providers effectively, and rendering critical life safety decisions. Reports exceptions to


Illustrative Examples of Work:

Develops a working knowledge and understanding of the public safety communications systems including

component technologies and services. May attend and is required to successfully complete mandated

certifications by the local, state and federal authorities including but not limited to public safety

Telecommunicator training, (9-1-1) training, COLLECT/NCIC, emergency medical dispatch, and

emergency management. After successfully completing the certification training, performs duties, under

supervision with gradually increasing responsibilities. Responds to calls for fire, ambulance, police and

other requests for public safety assistance. Analyzes information, records pertinent data into information

systems, makes decisions regarding resource assignments, provides assistance to the public over telephones

and related communications systems, notifies appropriate authorities of the nature of service requests and

emergencies. Receives and reports malfunctions. Under direction, answers routine requests for

information on public safety matters and makes appropriate referrals as necessary. Operates networked

personal computer with a variety of software and application programs.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

Ability to use excellent judgment quickly. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively without emotion

over a telecommunications system. Ability to rapidly and accurately enter information into computer based

systems and to track multiple events in a complex, busy, environment. Knowledge of telecommunications

systems and functions. Ability to quickly learn and apply rules, regulations and procedures in providing

public safety telecommunications services. Must exhibit and maintain high degree of personal integrity.

Good audio acuity and sufficient manual dexterity to operate a variety of technical equipment in a rapid

fashion. Ability to quickly learn and apply understanding of city and town geographic features, landmarks,

and streets.

Minimum Requirements: H.S. Graduate with no criminal record. Ability to work varying shifts as

required. EMT, fire or police certifications helpful. Will consider High School Seniors for part time.

Submit resume and cover letter to manager.

Equal Opportunity Employers

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