Exam Announcement Details

    Exam Title Fire Boat Engineer
    Exam Number 6B11-20130708-13-00
    Salary $58,621 – $61,163 per year
    Competition Department Only Promotional
    Department 13 – Fire Department
    Announcement Date 07/08/2013
    Close Date 07/26/2013
    General Definition This is marine work operating and maintaining diesel engines and related equipment aboard a city fireboat on an assigned shift. Work is performed under the supervision of a fire officer. Assignments require evaluative thinking and are carried out in accordance with standard marine engineering practices and general work instructions. Employees have controlling responsibility for the routine operation and maintenance of fire boat engine room facilities. Work involves regular exposure to uncontrolled and/or unpredictable conditions and requires moderate physical effort.
    Union Code F. Firefighters (IAFF)
    FLSA Code Non-Exempt

    Minimum Requirements

    Minimum Training, Education & Experience The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.
    ANTICIPATED ELIGIBILITY – Candidates must meet the following requirements by October 10, 2013.

    1. Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status in the Fire Department with a performance rating of Satisfactory or higher;


    2. EXPERIENCE – Two years of experience as a fireman, supplemented by the successful completion of a training program as a fireboat engineer as qualified by the Fire Training College and filed with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Human Resources.

    Physical & Medical Requirements Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
    Required Licenses & Certifications
    Other Requirements Candidates may submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s). TranscriptsMUST indicate conference of the appropriate degree. Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service.

    If you have ever submitted a paper transcript for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another transcript.

    Option 1 – Upload a paperless transcript – One time only!
    Candidates may upload transcripts into their account, and attach a transcript with this application. Once the transcript is uploaded, it may be attached to all future applications. You will not have to submit another transcript when you submit applications in the future. Attaching your transcript will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your transcript cannot be misplaced.

    Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript – Separate transcript required for each application
    If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, the transcript will be used for this application only. You will have to submit transcripts again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper transcripts will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.
    Mailing address for paper transcript submissions and other required materials (DD-214, licenses, certifications, etc.):
    City of Philadelphia
    Municipal Services Building
    Office of Human Resources
    1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard – Room 1530
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Attention: Laura Knox

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