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Employment information, which includes the City employment application, is posted on our CLICK website www.jobs.cityofchesapeake.net and is updated daily.
Contact the Department of Human Resources with all employment related questions, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIREFIGHTER ENTRANCE EXAM
EXAMINATION PROCESS AND AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFYING FACTORS:
I. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States;
- Must be 18 years of age at the time of conditional offer;
- Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED;
- Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license with an acceptable driving record; and
- Must have no felony convictions or any convictions involving acts of dishonesty, deceit, or immorality.
II. AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFYING FACTORS
- Felony or misdemeanor convictions involving acts of violence, dishonesty, deceit, or immorality.
- A conviction of any crime involving sexual misconduct where the lack of affirmative consent by the victim is an element of the crime.
- A conviction involving the sexual or physical abuse of children, the elderly or the incapacitated.
- A conviction of any crime (including abuse, neglect, theft from, or financial exploitation) against a person entrusted to his/her care or protection in which the victim is a patient or is a resident of a health care facility.
- A conviction of any crime involving the use, possession, manufacturing, and/or distribution of illegal drugs within the last five (5) years.
- A conviction of any "Crimes Against the Person" within the last five (5) years, as prescribed by Administrative Regulation 2.46, Workplace Violence Prevention Policy.
- A conviction of any barrier crimes or offenses enumerated in Code of Virginia § 63.2-1719, as amended from time to time, or equivalent offenses in another state.
- A conviction of reckless driving, speeding 20 mph above the speed limit, or any other serious traffic offense with an assessment of six or more demerit points within the past three years;
- A conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, hit and run, operating on a suspended or revoked license within the past five (5) years, or assigned to any alcohol safety action program or driver alcohol rehabilitation program pursuant to § 18.2- 271.1. A person having any of these convictions in Virginia or another state may be eligible for reinstatement as an operator after five years and after successful completion of an approved emergency vehicle operator's course (EVOC) within the year prior to reinstatement.
- More than two (2) convictions involving any other moving violations within the past three (3) years;
- Inclusion on either the National Sex Offender Public Website or the Virginia State Department of Social Services' Child Protective Services Central Registry;
- Use of Marijuana, Cocaine, LSD, PCP, or any type of hallucinogenic drug in the last five years, unless the candidate has successfully completed, or is currently participating in, a supervised drug rehabilitation program and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of drugs. The candidate may also demonstrate that he/she has been otherwise rehabilitated successfully and is no longer engaging in the illegal use of drugs. Proof of rehabilitation must be furnished to the Department of Human Resources;
- Identified by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General as excluded from Medicare and other federal health-care programs;
- Any disciplinary or enforcement action from another state EMS office, or other recognized state or national healthcare provider licensing or certifying body within the last five (5) years;
- Permanent, or a history of, revocation of license or certification by another state EMS office or other recognized state or national healthcare provider licensing or certifying body;
- Dishonorable discharge or any conduct related discharge from any military service. Uncharacterized discharges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis;
- Untruthfulness or the intentional withholding of information on any application, interview, or paperwork associated with this process; or
- Cheating on any examination or testing associated with this process.