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Bulletin No. 1862


This announcement applies to persons who are receiving pay as regular City employees within the Fire Department

Written Examination:

Date: November 17, 2020

Place: Fire Training Center – 2620 W. Battlefield

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Assessment Center Informational Seminar:

Date: November 17, 2020

Place: Fire Training Center – 2620 W. Battlefield

Time: Following Exam

Assessment Center:

Date: December 7 – 18, 2020

Place: TBA

Feedback Sessions:

No later than January 8, 2021

Please Note: The City reserves the right to adjust scheduled dates and locations as needed.

Dates and Times of the Assessment Center Exercises will be assigned to candidates individually.

Please arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to all scheduled testing times.

Written Examination (50% of overall score)

The written test will be given prior to the Assessment Center. The written test will have a total value of 125 points possible with a minimum passing score of 70% of total points possible.

The written test is of the multiple-choice variety. The following listing displays the sources included in the Fire Lieutenant reading list for the written examination.

Fire Department Incident Safety Office, 3rd Edition

Entire Book
Fire Officer Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition
Entire Book
Springfield Fire Department Policies and Procedures
3.C40 – Citizen Complaint
3.E45 – EMS Medical Protocols
3.I10 – Inappropriate Subjects & Material
3.L50 – Loaning City Equipment
3.L60 – Lost or Damaged City Equipment
3.R30 – Rest During Duty Hours
3.S42 – Social Media Policy
3.T50 – Tobacco Use Policy
3.U40 – Uniform Policy
4.A40 – On-airport Aircraft Emergency Response
4.E10 – Exhaust Fumes Mitigation
4.E50 – Emergency Response to Medical Incidents
4.F20 – FD Distracted Driving
4.F30 – FD Driving Policy
4.F40 – Forcible Entry
4.I50 – Incident Report Completion in FireHouse
4.I60 – Incident Support
4.M10 – Mutual/Automatic Aid Responses
4.P50 – Post Incident Analysis
4.R60 – Reserve Apparatus Usage
5.B50 – Building Inspections
8.I50 – Infection Control
8.O50 – Operations – Safety Procedure
8.S40 – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
8.T60 – Two-In Two-Out
9.S60 – Station Log
9.T50 – Timesheets
10.R60 – Radio Procedures
12.D50 – Daily Work Schedule
12.F50 – Fire LT Placement Step Procedure
12.O40 – Overtime Policy
Springfield Fire Department Operating Guidelines
100 – Standard Company Operations
100A – Engine Co. Operations
100B – Truck Company Operations
100C – Rescue Company Operations
100D – Water Supply
101 – Dispatch Response Modes
102 – Change in Operational Modes
103 – Fireground Strategy
104 – Incident Command
104A – Incident Command for Mayday Incident
105 – Incident Emergency Declaration
106 – Rapid Intervention
106A – Deployment of RIT PAK3 and PAK Tracker for Rapid Intervention Teams
107 – Ventilation
108 – High-Rise Incidents
109 – Property Conservation
110 – Automatic Alarm Response
111 – Major Incident Management
114 – Request for Law Enforcement Assistance
116 – Elevator Emergency
118 – Compressed Air Foam
120 – Responses During Civil Unrest
121 – Fireground Decontamination
300A – Fatality Fires
400 – Personnel Accountability System
404 – Breathing Air Response
405 – Road and Highway Safety
501 – Thermal Image Camera
600 – Medical Protocols
601 – Mass Casualty Incident Response
602 – Hostile Event Incident Response
City of Springfield Merit Rules
Section 11: Employee Conduct
Section 12.4 Causes for Disciplinary Action
Section 21: Leave of Absence
Section 26: Substance Abuse
Section 27: Family and Medical Leave Act
Section 28: Employee Assistance Program
City of Springfield Administrative Memos
27: Travel Expense
45: Policy Statement Against Workplace Harassment
Springfield Fire Department CBA
Article 2: Working Conditions

Questions or concerns regarding written exam questions will be accepted after completion of the examination. Appeals must be submitted in writing no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 20, 2020. Candidates may review the examination between 8:00AM – 5:00PM on November 18th, 19th and 20th in the Human Resources Department.

Assessment Center Exercises – (50% of the overall score)

The Lieutenant Assessment Center is designed to examine candidate suitability for a front line supervisory role in the Springfield Fire Department. The Lieutenant Assessment Center will measure a set of dimensions, such as:

  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Composure
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Planning & Organization

The Lieutenant Assessment Center will be comprised of four exercises which may include the following: Structured Oral Interview, Role Play, Written Problem Solving, Background Presentation, Emergency Situation, or In-Basket.

Once announced, candidates who know any of the external assessors must contact the Fire Human Resources Specialist to explain the nature of the relationship no later than December 1, 2020. External Assessors are tentatively scheduled and may be changed as needed.

Questions or concerns regarding the assessment center will be accepted after completion of feedback sessions, which will be held no later than January 8, 2021. Per Section 2.04 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement candidates will have five (5) business days from the last day of feedbacks to submit written appeals over the assessment center. The eligibility list will be established after appeals have been addressed.

Length of Service:

Prior to the establishment of a promotional Eligible List, an employee with an overall passing score shall be awarded the following seniority points:

  • Zero points for less than five years’ service with the City of Springfield;
  • One point for five or more years, but less than ten years’ service with the City of Springfield;
  • Two points for ten or more years, but less than fifteen years’ service with the City of Springfield;
  • Three points for fifteen or more years, but less than twenty years’ service with the City of Springfield;
  • Four points for twenty or more years’ service with the City of Springfield;

Final Score:

All persons with a required passing score will be placed on the Eligibility List. In accordance with Merit Rule 7.2, the final score will be rounded to the nearest whole number.

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