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    Default Dekalb County GA Hiring!!!!

    DeKalb County Human Resources
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    an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Fire Medic I - 3701
    Open Competitive Applications accepted: Indefinite
    Annual Salary Range: $36,492 - $59,304
    General Information: The beginning
    salary is based on a combination of education,
    certifications and related work experience.
    Names of candidates passing all evaluation
    phases are placed on an eligible register.
    Recency of experience may be a determining
    factor. Eligibility is valid for a maximum of
    twelve months.
    Benefits: 15 days vacation; 13 days sick
    leave; 10 paid holidays and merit increases,
    subject to funding; medical group insurance
    options; pension plan; opportunities for
    promotion; deferred compensation plan.
    Physical Ability: Successful completion
    of a job related physical examination by a
    County Examining Physician is required.
    Incumbents of this classification are subject to
    random drug and alcohol testing. DeKalb
    County does not discriminate on the basis
    of disability.
    Applications must be filed with DeKalb
    County Human Resources no later than
    closing date. Positions advertised for more
    than 2 weeks may close at anytime after the
    first 2-week period without notification. It is
    advisable to file your application within the
    first 2-week period of an advertised position.
    All applications, including those for
    promotional and transfer positions, must be
    completed in their entirety. Failure to give
    complete and detailed information,
    including dates of employment and salary
    history, will result in your application being
    disqualified.
    Main Office: 1300 Commerce Drive
    Room 100,
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 371-2332
    Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Field Office: 755 Camp Drive
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (404) 508-2530
    Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Evaluation Will Consist Of:
    * Education
    * Training
    * Certification (Copies of certifications required at time of application)
    * Written Test
    * Driverís License
    * Physical Agility Test
    * Background Investigation/Fingerprints
    * Drug Screening
    Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Must be a
    minimum of 18 years of age. Must have Georgia or National Paramedic
    Certification at time of employment. Must obtain NPQ1 Firefighter
    Certification by completion of DeKalb County Fire and Rescueís training
    academy. Incumbents possessing National Paramedic Certification must
    also obtain Georgia Paramedic Certification by completion of the training
    academy. Must possess and maintain a valid State driverís license. The
    working test period for this classification is 12 months.
    Essential Functions: The following duties are normal for this position.
    These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may
    be required and assigned.
    Performs advanced emergency medical care and upon completion of the
    academy, performs basic fire-fighting duties; attends training sessions to
    learn proper methods, procedures, and techniques used in risk reduction,
    fire suppression, public education, and enhance knowledge of emergency
    medical care; responds to medical/trauma emergencies, motor vehicle
    accidents, industrial accidents, disasters, multi-casualty incidents, fire
    incidents, etc.; conducts thorough patient assessments, exams and triage;
    completes patient care documentation; ensures scene safety for the crew as
    well as the patient; interacts with public and other public safety workers;
    participates in fire drills, public education programs, and risk reduction
    inspections; conducts vehicle inspections and maintains vehicle.
    Work Schedule: Employees may be required to regularly work on
    various shifts, weekends and/or holidays as deemed necessary by the
    employing department.
    Date posted: March 5, 2007 RH

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    Special attention to all the medics up north (Ohio, Michigan, Illinios etc.) that are tired of a 1 in 100 chance at tests for landing a full-time fire position. I'm a personal example of this!

    We are a big, busy department with a lot of tradition.

    If ya'll need any other info just p.m. me.

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    My Emt teach is a Captain in Dekalb and he said they will be hiring entry level positions here shortly. Check the Dekalb website it should be up soon.

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    We accept applications from, and hire, medics on a continuous basis.

    But yes, we will be giving a non-medic test shortly. The current list is pretty much dwindled down to about one or two more classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffhh74 View Post
    We accept applications from, and hire, medics on a continuous basis.

    But yes, we will be giving a non-medic test shortly. The current list is pretty much dwindled down to about one or two more classes.
    How much fire do you all actually catch? I will be coming down for the test from Prince George's County, MD.. I realize Dekalb is 2nd most affluent african community only to PG so I was hoping it was very similar.

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    A LOT.

    It is not uncommon to catch 3 working fires in one shift.

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    when is The testing going to take place?

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    The testing will probably take place mid summer. I have seen where they offer the written and the physical on the same day. Make sure you application is in today for entry level FF. The firemedic position is continously open due to the high demand for the job skill.

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    They going to offer the written&physical on the same day for this test? What all is on the physical test?..Thanks for the info.

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    It is a standard test, much easier than the cpat. Dummy drag, hose pull, stair climb, axe swing, not sure what else, but the usual stuff.

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    They have done both tests, in one day before. I can't gurantee they will this time but in years past they have combined some of the process to assist people from out of town. After you apply check with HR to see how they will handle the process going foward.

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    I just submitted my application, the lady I spoke with said that she heard there are well over 500 applicants. She thought they would do the written test and physical agility on separate days. She was not sure how many positions would be filled. Thanks guys for the information. Hopefully I will be selected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireNole View Post
    I just submitted my application, the lady I spoke with said that she heard there are well over 500 applicants. She thought they would do the written test and physical agility on separate days. She was not sure how many positions would be filled. Thanks guys for the information. Hopefully I will be selected!
    does anyone know if they are going to test all applicants regardless of qualifications or do they narrow down the pool for testing by education,certs,experience,military duty, etc. also any ideas on when the first class will be after the hiring process.

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    No narrow down pool. All will be tested. This is a large metro department and the experience, certs, military will help, but they will test all who meet the minimum requirements. I tested in florida many years ago and they had a lottery system just to take the written. I am not in the recruitment section, but I see a need to promote the department for free in this forum to get the word out. We are facing a tough staffing problem, but in our case we have plenty of jobs to go around. The department needs good candidates and thats why people in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, New York, California need to apply. Stop waiting years in Chicago for the next test or standing in line for two days in D.C. for a lucky application. Apply online today. The deadline is today.

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    If any firemedics with a paramedic National Registry Cert. are still looking for a job Dekalb is still hiring. Follow the info after the employment notice and you can fill out an application online at HR's website.

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    currently working on a large south florida dept but looking to move more north. how is the salary to cost of living ratio. i currently am at 80000/yr but spend all due to cost of living.

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    i know they are only taking medics as of rite now, and that a couple of you stated that they will be opening up for entry level soon, any idea when that will be, and when its entry level does one need to be cert. in GA prior or just IFSAC. thanks

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    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115665 (Dekalb Now Accepting Entry Level FF Positions!!!!!!)

    The test has already been given. However, we do hire paramedics on a continuous basis as stated above by DekalbFF.

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    The bottom line, if your making 80G's we can't mach that. Dekalb starting for firemedic is 37,000 plus more for experience. The is no overtime to pad your paycheck, but we have a good pension, fight alot of fire and the cost of living is less in GA, although you will have to pay state taxes.

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    I am trying to see if there is a place for me in DeKalb Fire. I am currently a Deputy Sheriff in South Georgia. I have no official fire training but some medical. I am a Hospital Corpsman in the USNR and have been for the last two years. It is not recognized by the National Registry in terms of EMT-B equivalent. I would like to get out of law enforcement and move back north closer to family. Any information is helpful in terms of the reputation of the DCFR and if they would look at me with the lack of certification. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangerboy6 View Post
    I am trying to see if there is a place for me in DeKalb Fire. I am currently a Deputy Sheriff in South Georgia. I have no official fire training but some medical. I am a Hospital Corpsman in the USNR and have been for the last two years. It is not recognized by the National Registry in terms of EMT-B equivalent. I would like to get out of law enforcement and move back north closer to family. Any information is helpful in terms of the reputation of the DCFR and if they would look at me with the lack of certification. Thanks!
    There is a better forum than this onw on DCFR at http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...115665&page=11 (Dekalb Now Accepting Entry Level FF Positions!!!!!!).

    Focus all your future questions on that one.

    But with you not being a paramedic, you will have to wait until the next civil service test is given. It may be a year or two until the next one is given. If you do take the next one, and pass everything, you should have no problem getting hired given your public service back round.

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