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Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Firefighter (Short)


Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
  • Rescue victims from burning buildings, accident sites, and water hazards.
  • Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Dress with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
  • Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.
  • Move toward the source of a fire, using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Firefighter Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Firefighter test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:33-2011.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Protective Service
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$25,550 or less
Bottom 25%:
$34,470 or less
$50,850 (Average)
Top 25%:
$69,040 or more
Top 10%:
$92,020 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$12.29 or less
Bottom 25%:
$16.57 or less
$24.45 (Average)
Top 25%:
$33.19 or more
Top 10%:
$44.24 or more

US Employment Statistics
2028 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:25,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Building and Construction
  • English Language
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Mechanical
  • Telecommunications
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Service Orientation
Top Abilities
  • Static Strength
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Reaction Time
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Professional Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Apparatus Operator, Fire Alarm Operator, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Captain, Fire Chief, Fire Chief's Aide, Fire Engineer, Fire Equipment Operator, Fire Fighter, Fire Hydrant Operator, Fire Medic, Fireboat Operator, Firefighter, Fireman, Ladder Operator, Ladderman, Marine Fire Fighter, Municipal Firefighter, Oil Fire Specialist, Plugman, Rescue Worker, Safety Officer, Tail Board Man, Tail Board Worker, Tiller Man, Tiller Worker, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Volunteer Firefighter

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors, Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors, Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, Ship Engineers, Forest Firefighters, Commercial Divers, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators, Ship and Boat Captains, First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers, Police Patrol Officers, Radiologic Technologists, Radiation Therapists, Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers, Correctional Officers and Jailers, Radiologic Technicians, Pilots, Ship

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a supplies order.
  • Learn about and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Review measurements to ensure they are in the proper range.
  • Calculate contribution for a savings account.
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