Fire Civil Service Application

To receive email notifications of our next Entry Level Fire Department written test, please email firecivilservice@readingpa.gov

 

*Disclaimer the email list will only be valid until December 31st of the current year, if you wish to be notified you must email every year.*

 

The Application Period for the Fire Department is Currently Open for Paramedics / Firefighters.

Applicant must be at least 18 years ago, hold a valid driver's license and pass a backcheck.

 

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Civil Service Board

City of Reading

Application for Examination

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Competitive Class

*Paramedic/Firefighter*

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, gender identity, expression or political affiliation.

General Instructions:

This application MUST be carefully and correctly completed, with all the questions answered in ink, in the applicant’s own handwriting. A line drawn through a blank space or a “ditto” mark will not be considered an answer to a question. If the space provided for an answer is not sufficient, then attach a separate sheet with detailed information to complete the question. (Please indicate the number of the question of which you are continuing your response on this separate attached sheet.)

EVERY QUESTION IN EVERY SECTION MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD OF THE CITY OF READING TO ACCEPT THE APPLICATION AS COMPLETE.

 

After this document is completed entirely, but before it is submitted, it must be executed before a person qualified to administer oaths or affirmations before its submission to the Human Resources Office. Any false statement or omission of fact shall disqualify the applicant for examination, eligibility or subsequent appointment.

 

Your signature on this application indicates you desire to be a competitor, with a view toward entering service for the City of Reading, in the examination to be scheduled for the position of ParamedicFirefighter. Falsification of this application may subject applicant to non- hiring, discipline, or termination.

 

Return completed application to the Human Resources Department. Applicants will be notified of the test dates.

Non-refundable check or money order payable to the City of Reading in the amount of $50.00 will be due once the test date is announced.

 

Human Resources Department – Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to firecivilservice@readingpa.gov

Human Resources Department

Attn: Civil Service

815 Washington Street, Room 3-03

Reading, PA 19601

 

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Questionnaire

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Date:____________

I am submitting this application for: Paramedic/Firefighter

 

  • I am a PA Paramedic, Prehospital Registered Nurse, or Nationally Registered Paramedic.

    PA Certification Number___________

    National Registry Certification Number ___________

     

  • I am currently enrolled in an accredited Paramedic Program.

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1. Name (Last, First, Middle Initial)

 

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2. Nickname(s), Alias(es) or any other changes in name

 

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3. Present Residence Address

 

 

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City State Zip Code

 

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4. Mailing Address (if different from residence address)

 

 

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City State Zip Code

 

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__________-______-__________              _______________________

Social Security Number                              Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)

 

6. (_______)________-_______________        (_______)________-_________

Home Phone Number                                         Cell Phone Number

 

  1. Are you a U.S. Citizen? _______(Yes/No)

  2. Are you claiming City Residency? ___________________ (Yes/No)

  3. If naturalized, list the following:

     

                                                                     __________

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    Naturalization Number                                  Date

     

     

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    Place                                                                 Court

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  4. Email Address:_______________________________

     

  5. How did you hear about becoming a Fire Fighter with the City of Reading?

    • Advertisement ( Please specify)_______________________

    • Friend

    • Relative

    • Other

       

  6. List below your residences over the past ten (10) years. Please begin with your current address and list the date you moved to that residence and the date you left that residence.

    Address

    City

    State, Zip Code

    From: (date)

    To: (date)

             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

     

  7. Motor Vehicle Operators License:

    List the following information concerning any operations license(s) you have held or hold.

     

    Type of License

    Number

    Issuing Authority/State

    Expiration Date

           
           
           
           

     

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  8. Education: List all high school’s attended.

     

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No) Indicate GED/HS Diploma

             

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No) Indicate GED/HS Diploma

             

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No) Indicate GED/HS Diploma

             

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No) Indicate GED/HS Diploma

             

     

  9. Higher Education: List all colleges or universities attended.

     

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No)

     
               

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No)

     
               

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No)

     
               

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No)

     
               

     

  10. Other Training:

    List any school or training, vocational, trade or military that you have attended that you feel would help you in the field.

    Name of School

    Address

    City, State, Zip Code

    Years Attended

    Graduate (Yes/No)

             
             
             
             

     

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  11. Special Qualifications:

    List any special licenses such as PILOT, RADIO OPERATOR, ETC. AND SKILLS.

     

    License Name

    Issuing Authority

    Date Issued

    Graduate (Yes/No)

           
           
           
           
           

     

  12. Employment:

    Begin with your most recent employer and list your work history, including part-time and seasonal employment in the past ten (10) years.

    Start Date:

    End Date:

    Job Title:

         

    Company Name:

    Name of Supervisor/Title:

    City/State/Phone:

         

     

    Start Date:

    End Date:

    Job Title:

         

    Company Name:

    Name of Supervisor/Title:

    City/State/Phone:

         

     

    Start Date:

    End Date:

    Job Title:

         

    Company Name:

    Name of Supervisor/Title:

    City/State/Phone:

         

     

    Start Date:

    End Date:

    Job Title:

         

    Company Name:

    Name of Supervisor/Title:

    City/State/Phone:

         

     

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  13. Military Status: (please check the correct answer) Yes No

     

      Yes No

    Have you ever served in the U.S. Armed Forces?

       

    Have you ever served more than 180 consecutive days in the U.S. Armed Forces? (If so please attach a copy of the DD-214 showing the 180 days of service and honorable discharge.)

       

    If in the military, were you ever convicted of any crime graded as a misdemeanor or felony? (If yes, attach a separate sheet, listing date of conviction, location, type of court or court martial, charge and action taken or sentence imposed.)

       

    Are you currently a member of the U.S. Reserve or State Guard Unit?

       

    ***If you answered yes and you are currently members of either the U.S. Reserve or State Guard Unit please complete the following:

    • Grade & Service Number:__________________

    • Service & Component:_____________________

    • Organization/Station/Unit Address:

       

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    • Re-service Obligation, if any:_____________________

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    • Selective Service Number:________________________

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    • Last Classification:______________________________

    • Date Start:______________  Date End_____________________

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    • Local Board:__________________________________________

    • Board Address:_____________________________________________

     

     

  14. Do you use, consume, buy or sell illegal narcotics or controlled substances?____________

     

     

                                                                                                                                       (Yes/No)

                        a. If yes, please attach a separate sheet with a detailed explanation.

     

  15. Have you ever used or tried illegal narcotics or controlled substances in the past ten (10) years?

                     __________(Yes/No)

  16. Have you ever applied for a position with any other department or Government agency?

                                       (Yes/No) If yes, please list below:

    Department/Agency

    Date Applied

    Current or Still Active

         
         
         

     

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  17. Character References:

 

Name of Reference

Address

Home Phone

Work/Cell Phone

Relationship/Years

         
         
         
         

 

I hereby authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application. I hereby further agree to undergo a medical examination by a physician selected by the Civil Service Board or by the City of Reading, at any time before or during employment by the City of Reading, and hereby authorize the examining physicians to render to the City of Reading complete reports of such examinations.

 

I understand that misrepresentation or omission of facts called for in this application is cause for cancellation of the application and/or separation from the City’s service, if I have been employed. I agree, if employed, to abide by all City rules and regulations. I understand that all employment is based upon the need of the employer for such services as I may render and that all such employment is at the will of the employer.

 

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Applicant Name Printed                                                                                                               Date

 

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Applicant Signature                                                                                                                       Date

 

 

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Mailing Street Address                                      City                                                                       State

 

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Zip Code

 

 

Applicant should list here his or

her mailing address at the time of

filing application. The Board or

Secretary should be immediately

notified in writing of any change

of this address.

 

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

 

COUNTY OF : __________________________ss.

 

On the _______day of ____________,________________ , the personally appeared

______________________________, known to me (or satisfactorily proven)

to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged that

he/she executed the same for the purposes therein contained.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal.

 

 

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                                        Notary Public

 

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NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE RELEASE

 

In the processing procedure required for applicants, it may become necessary to contact the applicant in the event they are being given further consideration for the position of Paramedic/Firefighter

 

If conventional methods fail in attempting to contact the applicant, a certified-registered letter will be sent to the applicant’s mailing address (as indicated on the submitted application). Should the registered letter be returned indicating that it was unclaimed or undeliverable the applicant will be eliminated from further processing and consideration.

 

It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the City of Reading Civil Service Board, in writing, of the address change. By affixing your signature to this form the applicant acknowledges that they have read and understood the contents of this procedure.

 

 

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Applicant Name (printed)                                                                                                      Date

 

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Applicant Signature                                                                                                                Date

 

City of Reading, PA Personal Information Release

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TO:

 

  • Any Registrar, Dean Principal, or Other Authorized Person at a School (University, College, High School, Trade School or other)

  • Any Past or Present Employer or Any Credit Bureau

  • Any Law Enforcement Agency, or Any Department or Agency of a City, County, State or Federal Government

  • Any Doctor, Hospital, Clinic, Sanatorium or Psychologist

  • Any Landlord, Real Estate or Rental Agency, Mortgage Institution, Public Utility, or Neighbor

  • Any Person Having Knowledge of My Conduct Activities.

 

I _____________________________________  Born________________

           (Name First, Middle Initial, Last)                                               (Date of Birth)

 

Also known as:________________________________

                                    (Nickname, Aliases, and Maiden Name if Applicable)

 

Hereby authorize the City of Reading, Pennsylvania or authorized representative bearing this release or copy thereof, to conduct appropriate inquires, including but not limited to personal interviews and record checks, for determination of my eligibility to be a Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Reading, Pennsylvania. I authorize all persons who may have information or documents relevant to these inquires to disclose and/or provide copies of it to the City of Reading, Pennsylvania or its agent, and I hereby release all persons from liability on account of true and accurate disclosures.

 

The information obtained from these inquires is for the official use of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania and will not be disclosed to other parties except as permitted by me or as may be required by the law. This authorization is valid for a period of two (2) years from the date given below.

 

A photocopy of this authorization is to be considered as valid as the original. Should there be any question as to the validity of this authorization, I may be contacted as indicated below. Questions may also be directed to the City of Reading, Fire Administration, 815 Washington Street, Room 1-41, Reading, PA 19601.

 

Signature:_____________________  Date:_______________

Address: ______________________  Phone: (____)__________

Social Security Number:________ -_________ - _____________

 

Driver’s License No. ___________________State:______________ Class:_________________

 

Request for Job Applicant Information

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The City of Reading is an equal opportunity and affirmative action government contractor. In compliance with government regulations, we are required to record numbers of job applicants by sex and ethnic category. We ask that you indicate your race or national origin and sex.

 

You are not required to provide this information. This information will not be kept with your application and will be used only in accordance with state and federal regulations.

 

 

Check One:

Check One:

____Female
____Male
____Asian
____Black/African American
____Hispanic
____Native American/Alaska Native
____Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
____White
____Two or More Races

 

Job Title(s) Applied for:

 

Paramedic/Firefighter

 

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Date of Job Application:

 

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If you have any questions about the government requirements or this request, please contact the Human Resources Department at 610-655-6012 or by email firecivilservice@readingpa.gov.

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All applications received will be reviewed to determine eligibility for testing based on the established minimum requirements. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, must hold a valid driver’s license and pass abackground check. The selection process will include:

A written Civil Service Examination will be administered on Saturday July 20th, 2019 at the Berls County Fire Training Center 895 Morgantown Road Reading, PA 19607. Please arrive by 8:00 am and bring candidate ticket and photo ID. Test will begin at 8:30 am.

  1. The Firefighter/Paramedic minimum passing score will be 75%. The top 50 with a passing score will move forward with the physical agility testing (CPAT).

  2. A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Orientation Session (classroom only) will be held during the written test on Saturday July 20th, 2019 for all applicants.

  3. CPAT orientation and practice sessions will be in August/September 2019 dates to be announced. Sessions will be held at Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545. Those that pass the written test as describe in #1 will be notified in writing of two times and dates of practice sessions to attend.

  4. The CPAT final test to be announced. CPAT test will be held at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545.

  5. Finalists after CPAT testing will be required to complete an oral interview, background check to include criminal history and child abuse clearances, a physical examination, drug test, and driver’s license check. Finalists will be notified in writing of dates of this process.

  6. Veteran and City Residency points will be added to the overall final scores.

 

The Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT) includes the following: Stair Climb, Hose Drag Equipment Carry, Ladder Raise and Extension, Forcible Entry, Search, Rescue, Ceiling Breach & Pull. A copy of the CPAT Test Preparation Guide will be issued to each eligible applicant during the orientation session on July 20th.

 

*An entry level firefighter candidate study guide for the written exam is available for purchase online at www.publicsafetycompass.com *

 

Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to firecivilservice@readingpa.gov