CITY OF DANBURY ANNOUNCES A PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION
FOR THE POSITION OF
SALARY: $93,635 /Annually
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS
Applications must be on file at the Human Resources/Civil Service Office, City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810:
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018 - NO EARLIER THAN 8:30 a.m., through
MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018 - NO LATER THAN 6:00 p.m.
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements and other criteria established by the Civil Service Commission will be rated according to their merit and relative fitness to perform the duties of the position.
The Civil Service Commission will review all applications received. At the discretion of the Civil Service Commission, the number of applicants admitted to the examination process may be limited to those applicants whose background and experience as stated on the application would indicate skills and qualifications of most immediate benefit to the department and the City of Danbury. The examination for this position will consist of the following parts:
WRITTEN EXAM 50%
ORAL EXAM 50%
Passing scores for each phase is 70%. A candidate who is denied entrance to an examination, or who is notified of a failing grade on any portion of an examination, has the right to a review and/or appeal of that portion of the examination process. All appeals must be made in writing to the Civil Service Commission office within 10 days of the mailing of the notice of results of the examination.
EXAMINATION DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
WRITTEN EXAM: MONDAY, October 1, 2018
Hatter’s Park Community Banquet Hall 7 East Hayestown Road Danbury, CT 06810
*ORAL EXAM: WEEK OF October 1, 2018
Human Resources/Civil Service Department 155 Deer Hill Avenue Danbury CT, 06810
*Please note: only those candidates with a passing score on the written exam will be eligible for the oral exam. All candidates will be notified of their score on the written exam in writing
NOTE: AS PER CIVIL SERVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS, IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR A PROMOTIONAL EXAM, CANDIDATES MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR PROBATIONARY PERIOD IN THEIR CLASS.
APPLICATIONS: Applications may be obtained from the Human Resources-Civil Service Department, City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810. EEO/M-F
CITY OF DANBURY
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The position is a supervisory position. Employees in this classification assist the Assistant Chief in carrying out his assigned duties, or in the absence of the Assistant Fire Chief, perform his/her duties. This individual has immediate supervision of Lieutenants, Dispatchers, and Firefighters.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises all personnel within his/her scope of responsibility.
Assigns housekeeping duties, reviews the care/maintenance and reports of department equipment and follows-up on all required reports.
Assumes command and directs fire-fighting activities at the scene of an incident until relieved by a superior officer.
Performs duties as needed or directed by his/her superior officer.
Inspects the fire station and equipment to insure proper care of department equipment is maintained.
Responsible for ensuring apparatus is properly equipped, all equipment is in proper working order and is accountable for all assigned equipment.
Instructs and supervises department drills and in-service training programs.
May perform or direct emergency medical services.
Applicant must possess knowledge of State and Local fire safety laws and codes; considerable knowledge of modern firefighting equipment, fire control, fire prevention, and safety practices. Must be knowledgeable of training methods and techniques for fire department personnel, ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports on firefighting work and the ability for written and oral expression. The ability to plan, assign and evaluate and motivate the work of subordinates and to direct a number of personnel and a variety of equipment under emergency conditions involving danger to life and property in a efficient and safe manner.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
At least six (6) years of service in the paid Fire Department and must have held the rank of Fire Lieutenant for a period of one (1) year. Must possess Fire Officer I Certification. An appointee to the position of Fire Captain must obtain Fire Officer II certification within twenty-four (24) months of appointment.
Revised December 2015
CITY OF DANBURY
Fire Captain Examination
Reading List, 2018
This is the suggested reading list for the Captains test. Please note that test questions will address the full range of the body of knowledge that candidates could reasonably be expected to know, and this list is provided as a study aid and not a limitation of knowledge required.
1. Structural Firefighting- Strategy and Tactics, 3rd Edition, Bernard Klaene, Jones and Bartlett
2. Five Alarm Leadership: From the Firehouse to the Fireground, Rick Lasky and John Salka, PennWell Publishing, 2013
3. Truck Company Operations, John Mittendorf, 2nd edition, PennWell Publishing
4. Step Up and Lead, Frank Viscuso, PennWell Publishing, 2013
5. Evidence-based Practices for Strategic and Tactical Firefighting, (17 page manual), Jones and Bartlett, IAFC,NIST/UL