Citizenship of the United States must be maintained as a condition of
employment. Applicant must submit birth certificate, passport or
Residency is required in Macomb County and/or within twenty miles of the municipal boundaries of the City of Sterling Heights within six months after the expiration of the probationary period. The probationary period is one year.
Not less than eighteen (18) years of age on the date of application.
Applicant must be the holder of a valid Michigan driver's (or chauffeur's) license (or an equivalent from another state) and have a good driving record in accordance with, but not limited to the following standards:
No conviction of, or plea of guilty or no contest to, an alcohol and/or drug
related driving offense during the 7 years preceding the application deadline,
and not more than one conviction during the applicant's lifetime.
No conviction of, or plea of guilty or no contest to, reckless driving during the 7 years preceding creation of the applicant's examination profile.
No more than 3 points on the applicant's driving record at any time during the 7 years preceding creation of the applicant's examination profile.
No more than 2 moving violations issued to the applicant during the 2 years preceding creation of the applicant's examination profile and no more than 5 during the 7 years preceding creation of the applicant's examination profile.
No more than 2 motor vehicle accidents determined to have been the fault of the applicant during the 7 years preceding creation of the applicant's examination profile.
No loss of driving privileges through suspension or revocation by the State of Michigan or any other state or country during the 5 years preceding creation of the applicant's examination profile.
Must not have been convicted of a violation of criminal law. (Criminal law
generally includes traffic law, conservation law, and liquor law.) In general,
conviction for a violation of criminal law is automatic disqualification,
unless the violation is a driving-related offense outside of the
disqualification parameters set forth in Section 4 above. However, in the
discretion of the Fire Chief based on the individual facts and circumstances
involved, applicants who have one prior conviction for a misdemeanor
punishable by 90 days in jail or less may still be considered.
Capable of performing the essential job functions of firefighter as set forth in Fire Department Rules and Regulations.
Educational minimum of a high school diploma or GED Certificate.
Must possess a State of Michigan Firefighter II Certificate at deadline for written exam and at time of hire. Applicant must submit copy of current certificate at time of application and at time of contingent offer of employment.
Must possess a State of Michigan Paramedic license or be currently enrolled in a State of Michigan Paramedic program or pending licensure as a State of Michigan Paramedic or out-of -state Paramedic license. Applicant must possess and submit proof of a State of Michigan Paramedic license at time of contingent offer of employment.
Must possess and submit proof of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification at time of hire.
Must read, understand and comply with the Sterling Heights Fire Department "Professional Appearances/Grooming Standards" Administrative Order. Applicant will receive and must sign and return acknowledgement form at time of application.
Must possess current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification and submit proof of certification at time of contingent offer of employment.
Must possess good moral character determined by a favorable comprehensive background investigation covering school and employment records, home environment, and personal traits andintegrity. This includes arrest and expunged convictions, all previous law violations and personal protection orders.
Must not have previously failed a City of Sterling Heights pre-employment background investigation.
See the job announcement for all specific requirements.
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