I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving! We should all give thanks for the opportunity to become an Austin Firefighter! This is truly the best fire department in the nation!
Just received a 2nd notice about the consent decree via email. Did anyone else receive one? Pretty much the same information that was on the 1st notice sent around August, but with a few updates.
1. These priority appointments will include 12 African American applicants and 18 Hispanic applicants from the City’s 2012 hiring process. (1st notice did not have the breakdown of the priority appointments)
2. You are being sent this Notice because you have been preliminarily deemed to be a “Claimant,” which would make you eligible for backpay and/or priority appointment consideration under the Decree. If you wish to request backpay consideration and/or consideration for priority appointment, you must fill out the Interest in Relief form attached with this notice and return it by U.S. mail no later than January 21, 2015, to:
What stood out to me was "Those eligible and interested will be invited to participate in a new lawful competitive selection process developed pursuant to the Decree".
So there will be a new selection process for these priority appointments. The question now is when will the process take place and are these 30 priority appointments in addition to the 90 they plan to hire from the 2013 hiring process.
The exam scores for the 2013 hiring cycle are posted at the following link. The Final Consent Decree signed on November 7, 2014, allows the Austin Fire Department (AFD) to hire 90 cadets from this list (page 16).
This clearly states AFD is allowed to hire 90 cadets from THE POSTED LIST.
Wonder how many from three years ago are still looking for a job??
Another question: does anyone know how to prepare for the treadmill test? I'm pretty fit and can run 5 or 6 miles around an 8:30 pace. All of my runs consist of hills so I'm wondering if I'm doing enough.
Sure, ill take it. Im gonna need that second chance! Just in case.Where are you flying in from jprz. If u need a ride from the airport or whatnot hit me up.
Will probably let us know Friday at 5pm again so they can duck out on answering calls for a few days. I would have really expected an email today considering they had weeks to have everything ready to send out. It's not like 150 people emailed them their letter at 11pm last night.
I wonder if the recruitment team for AFD browses this thread and takes pleasure in our suffering and laughs at our ideas.
Antstar, when you talked to the LT in recruiting, was that by phone or personal connection? Any follow-up? Just wondering since we're all waiting around on pins and needles