Job Descriptions and Application Process
Springdale Fire Department Minimum Hiring Age Is Now 18 Years Old
2020 SFD Application Periods
*** Applications will not be accepted outside of these dates. ***
March 1, 2020 to June 26, 2020
September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
|Date||Available Tests||Date||Available Tests|
|March 7, 2020||NTN Test||September 12, 2020||CPAT Practice|
|March 21, 2020||CPAT Orientation||October 3, 2020||CPAT Practice and NTN Test|
|April 11, 2020||CPAT Orientation/Practice and NTN Test||October 31, 2020||CPAT Practice and NTN Test|
|April 25, 2020||CPAT Practice||November 21, 2020||CPAT Test and NTN Test|
|May 9, 2020||CPAT Practice and NTN Test|
|May 30, 2020||CPAT Test and NTN Test|
Applications can be completed using the current openings tab above.
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FIRETEAM TEST AND TURNED IN CPAT CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO APPLYING!
Application and Hiring Process
What you need to do:
- Register for a FireTEAM test date and time through the National Testing Network (NTN) at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Tests are offered nationwide multiple times a week, including Saturdays. During the registration process, make certain you select "Springdale Fire Department" to receive your test results. Upon completion of FireTEAM test, your results will automatically be forwarded to the Springdale Fire Department. SFD requires the candidate to complete the PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
- Candidates must successfully complete a CPAT exam prior to the current application deadline. CPAT results are good for one year and must be current at the time of hire. Our local CPAT test is administered by the Northwest Arkansas Metro Chiefs Association. Current CPAT schedules and registration information can be found at the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Fire Chiefs website: https://nwametrochiefs.org/cpat-testing/. Candidates also have the ability to complete their CPAT certification through any certified IAFF/IAFC organization including but not limited to the National Testing Network.
- Submit a completed City of Springdale application prior to the application deadline. Be advised that applications will not be accepted outside of our advertised application period.
Salary Information: Annual starting salary: $36,773 for a FF/EMT and $44,152 for a FF/Paramedic
Benefit Information: Health, Dental, Vision, LOPFI retirement, Optional Deferred Compensation Plans, Uniforms provided, Optional Supplemental Insurance Plans, and Holiday Pay.
Age: 18 to 34 years of age (There is an exception for candidates over 34 years who have 2 or more years of previous experience as a paid firefighter with another fire department. Please call (479) 751-4510 for details on this exemption.)
US Citizen: Yes
Valid ARKANSAS State Driver's License: Yes/ or able to obtain upon hire
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20-20 per NFPA Standard 1582.
Necessary Certifications: Nothing required, but EMT certification is preferred.
Prior to Hiring: High School Diploma or GED
Post Hiring: Firefighter I &II
Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations
Arkansas EMT License
(Post hiring education is provided by SFD, if needed.)
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Any felony conviction related to drugs or crimes against a person.
Driving Disqualifiers: One DWI conviction within past 12 months or more than one DWI.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Any felony conviction or failing a pre-employment drug screen.
Additional Disqualifiers: If you are found to be falsifying any information on your application, you will be disqualified from employment.