Ogden City Corporation
  • 22-Nov-2017 to 26-Dec-2017 (MST)
  • Fire Reserves
  • Ogden, UT, USA
  • Other
  • Contract

Not eligible for benefits



Ogden City Corporation recruits year round for the position of Reserve Corps Firefighter. Ogden City is an equal opportunity employer and actively promotes work force diversity in the Reserve Corps. The Fire Department Reserve Corps membership consists of approximately 5 and 15 persons at any given time.  The Reserve Corps exists to supplement the full time Fire Department employees in fire and medical emergencies within the City.  Reserves are appointed, nonpaid, trainees who are exempt from state and local civil service systems.

Selection of new recruits occurs as needed and may take place at any time. Two distinct types of selections occur.

The first type of selection is for a small group of individuals who have no background in or access to fundamental firefighter training. Selection and formation of this group will occur approximately once every two years.  Selection criteria will be based upon an oral interview for applicants that meet the general prerequisites for consideration. Pre-requisites are applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; be at least 18 years of age and must live within the Weber County limits.  Ogden City is looking for individuals who have demonstrated experience making a positive contribution to their community.

Once selected, the individuals will undergo either EMT or Firefighter Certification training, depending on the needs of the Reserve Corps program at the time of selection. Both Certification programs are detailed below;

The EMT-Basic Certification is approximately a 140-hour program that prepares graduates to function in the pre-hospital environment. The program provides instruction in basic life support care of sick and injured persons. The program includes a mixture of practical and lecture-based instruction. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in practical skills as well as on written examinations. Upon completion of instruction reservists will be required to pass a written and practical test from the State of Utah Bureau of EMS in order to obtain certification. This portion of the training will take approximately 4-5 months. Once EMT-B certification is obtained the reservist will be eligible to begin working as an EMT on an Ogden City Fire Ambulance.

Firefighter Certification training will certify Reservists with Firefighter I and II, Hazmat Operations and Awareness training. This will be done in a Fire Academy setting and will include, classroom training in concepts and theory of firefighting as outlined in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 {NFPA}. Upon successful completion of the classroom portion, which includes a written examination from the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, the individuals will undergo training for a series of skills that are taken from NFPA Standard 1001.The skills portion also involves additional training. A comprehensive manipulative skills examination and manipulative skills spot check, administered by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, is a component of this training. Continuation in the Reserve Corps program and the ability to be assigned to an engine company is dependent upon successful completion of both the written and skills examination for this fundamental firefighter training from the Utah Fire Rescue Academy. This portion of the training will take approximately 9 months.

After another application and interview selection process the eligible candidates will then be selected to continue on to obtain AEMT certification through Ogden City Fire.

The second type of selection is to compile a list of eligible candidates who can move into the regular Reserve Corps program when a vacancy occurs. These individuals, having had previously obtained all or some FF I, FF II, Hazmat OPS, Hazmat Awareness, EMT-B training, will be able to be assigned to an ambulance/engine company as soon as a basic orientation and outfitting of safety gear can be accomplished. Selection and formation of an eligible list will occur approximately every 2 years. Selection to be placed on the Reserve Corps eligibility list will be based upon criteria utilizing a combination of a behavioral assessment devise, amount of previous firefighter training, previous firefighter and emergency medical services experience, and an oral interview.

The Reserve Corps Coordinator notifies applicants of any meetings, recruitment drives, enrollment or application dates and deadlines.  Reserves are recruited for a one-year term.  At the end of each fiscal year an interview will be conducted with each reserve corps member and a recommendation will be made to the Fire Chief as to whether the member should continue in the program.  Resignation or termination of a Reserve Corps member may occur at any time. Reserves are evaluated on a daily basis by station captains and senior firefighters assigned to work directly with the reservist on each work assignment.

PREREQUISITES: Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; be at least 18 years of age and must live within Weber County limits. Ogden City is looking for individuals who have demonstrated experience making a positive contribution to their community.

COMPENSATION: Reserve Corps members receive a quarterly clothing allowance which is based on the number of hours of participation in the program. This is used to buy shirts, pants, shoes, jumpsuits, physical fitness clothing, etc. Safety related tools and equipment are provided by the fire department. The annual awards banquet is held each year in recognition of the Reserve Corps members contribution to the community. No other compensation is given.

TRAINING:      Reserve Corps members are required to attend periodic training sessions. Training sessions are two to three hours in length.  Training days are scheduled on the Fire Department Calendar at least one month in advance. A copy of this calendar is emailed to each Reserve Corps member by the first of the month. Reserve Corps members assigned to duty must work a minimum of 24 hours per month.  


GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS: Ogden City is a drug free work place.  Ogden City Fire Department has a fitness standard that involves a physical, a cardio-vascular endurance test which requires a 1.5 mile run with a maximum time of 16 minutes 40 seconds, sit-ups with as many possible in one minute (minimum of 25), pushups with as many possible (minimum of 20), one bench press of 70% of the applicant's body weight, sit and reach assessment, grip strength with a minimum of 40kg of force, vertical leap with a minimum of 16 inches.

Final assignment to duty and continuation in the program is dependent upon the ability to pass the fitness standard.  Training and conditioning to pass the fitness standard is a part of the program training curriculum.


CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK: Successful applicant must pass background check.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: On-line applications will be accepted at www.ogdencity.com until Tuesday, December 26, 2017. If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Ogden City Human Resources office located at 2549 Washington Blvd., Suite 220, Ogden, UT 84401 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


All applications will be evaluated and ranked on the basis of relevant education and experience as stated therein. Highest ranking applicants may be invited for a personal interview.





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