2019 Captain Testing

Captain Promotional Testing

We are happy to announce that the next captains testing will take place on the week of November 4th. This test will be for the vacant full-time captain position as well as anyone wishing to test for a volunteer captain position. This test will create a captain promotional list that will be kept for one year.

Candidates with at least 5 years of experience will be allowed to test for the captain position. All candidates should also have initiated a captain task book. This can be done by meeting with the chief one-on-one. The task book is available on the department web site under the members section.

Applications may be submitted in person or by email to Kelli Hardwick. Applications are available on the department website under the members tab. Please submit application, resume and letters of recommendation by October 18th at 5:00 pm.

The selection process will include the following:

Captain Promotional Testing

Candidates must have at least 5 years’ experience with JHFEMS

Candidates must be Fire Officer 1 certified

Candidates must have initiated and show progress in the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Captain Task Book and meet the minimum job requirements on the Captain's Job Description.

Candidates will be ranked by composite score. The composite score is the sum of the points obtained by an individual in each examination component. Maximum composite score is 100 points. After the final scores the chief will conduct a personal interview with each candidate. Additional factors such as leadership, attitude and fit for the position will be considered.

Captain Selection Scores

Application (Exp.& Education) 10%

(Please include a resume that lists your certifications)

Written Test 15%

Incident Command Scenario 15%

In-Basket exercise 15%

Medical scenario 15%

Oral Board Interview score 30%

Application

Job Description

An interim captain will be appointed by the chief to fill the current vacancy until the promotion can take place. The interim person may or may not be an applicant for the promotional process but must meet the minimum qualifications to test for the captain position.

Those interested in filling the role of interim captain should email Chief Hansen no later than Wednesday August 7th. The chief will make an appointment later that week.