City to seek firefighter applicants
The city will be accepting online applications for firefighter recruit positions with the Honolulu Fire Department from midnight June 1 to 11:59 p.m. June 5.
Applications will be accepted online only at http:// agency.governmentjobs.com/ honolulu.
Applicants may set up an account profile in advance, but the application will be available only during the above time period.
Information is available on the Web site. Anyone can get computer access by going to Oahu WorkLinks, public libraries and some community parks. A limited number of computers are also available at the Department of Human Resources, 650 S. King St., 10th Floor, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the designated dates.
Qualified candidates will be contacted to take the written examination Sept. 13.
Those who pass will be placed on a list by their test scores.
As vacancies are filled, candidates will be called to perform swimming, diving and physical ability tests. Those who pass will be called for interviews.
Recruits earn $3,377 a month, effective July 1. After a one-year probation period, the salary increases to $3,652 a month.
Benefits include paid medical, dental and life insurance; paid sick leave; 13 paid holidays; annual vacation; and a retirement plan.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent resident aliens. Noncitizens with unrestricted employment authorization from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services may also be eligible to apply.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and an appropriate valid driver's license.
The Fire Department will provide a preview of a firefighting career at the City Career Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Blaisdell Center.
Videos of firefighters on the job, a women's recruitment initiative, general information on becoming a firefighter, demonstrations of the use of protective equipment and the candidate physical ability test will be featured.
More than 4,100 applicants responded in June 2005 to the last recruitment, and of those 3,980 met the qualifications to take the written exam. Only 601 passed.