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It is the policy of the City of Portage to provide a harassment-free and equal employment opportunity work environment for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. All departments are committed to complying with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations which provide protection from discrimination for various groups of applicants and employees.
***If candidate does not have all the above required completions and certifications within 60 days of hiring list being certified, candidate will be removed from hiring list. This does not prevent candidate from going through the next hiring process.
Employment subject to background check, medical, and psychiatric evaluations.
More information can be found at beportagefire.org
Contact Assistant Chief Himan with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org (219) 762-7404
** Please list three persons, who are not related to you or previous supervisors, who can provide professional reference.
I certify that the information contained in this application, and accompanying resume, if any, is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and understand that falsification, misrepresentation and/or omission of information is grounds for refusal to hire, or if hired, dismissal. In making this application for employment, I authorize the City of Portage to check employment and personal references, and to seek the release of investigatory information, including a “limited criminal history,” possessed by any private or public employer or any local, state, or federal agencies to provide the City of Portage any information they may release concerning the matters described herein or pertaining to questions herein, and I will cooperate to the extent necessary to obtain the release of this information. I understand that this investigation report of my employment history and background may be made whereby information is obtained through personal interviews and/or reference forms with third parties, law enforcement agencies prior employers, co-workers, or others. This inquiry may include information as to my character, general reputation, personal characteristics, work habits, and mode of living, whichever may be applicable. I expressly waive in connection with any request for, or provisions of such information, any claims or cause of action including without limitation, defamation, infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, or interference with contractual relations that I might claim or otherwise have against the City of Portage, its officials, employees, trustees, or agents, or against any provider of information related to this application or the application process. This authorization does not include release or other prohibited use of disability and medical related information prohibited in pre-employment inquires by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In the event of my employment, I agree to conform to policies of the City of Portage and acknowledge that these policies may be changed, interpreted, withdrawn, or added to by the City at any time, at the City’s sole option and without prior notice to me. I understand that this application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that I will be employed. I understand that this employment application and any other City of Portage documents are not contracts of employment, and that my employment will be employment at-will and may be terminated at any time, with or without cause or notice, at the option of either the City or myself. If hired, I understand that no modification or alteration of my employment at-will status shall be valid or binding, unless it is expressly set forth in a written document by power of the City.
I understand that the City of Portage will require me to undergo a drug test by medical staff and/or agent selected by the City as a condition of my employment. I consent to the release of my drug test result to the City. I further understand that I must successfully pass the drug test to be considered for employment with the City of Portage. I understand that medical examinations which are job-related and consistent with the City’s or business necessity may be required of me once I am employed. I further release the City of Portage including all of its officers, agents, representatives and employees from any and all claims, suits, causes of action, liabilities and damages associated with or arising from my submission to a drug test and/or medical examination. I also understand the City may maintain a restricted smoking environment.
I certify that the information in this application is correct and complete. I understand that if offered employment, my employment is contingent upon successfully completing all aspects of the post-offer pre‑employment and reference checking processes.
***Please follow link below to access the required medical release form for the physical agility testing. This must be signed by a physician clearing you to participate OR you may decline being seen by physician and sign at bottom of sheet. This must be signed and submitted prior to being allowed to do swim test or aerial climb.
Medical Release for Swim Test and Ladder Climb
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