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Employer: City of Derby
Job Title: Part-time Firefighter/Medical Training Officer
Salary: $13.50 Hourly

Job Description:


80% Performing as Part-time Firefighter/Medical Training Officer. 

·         Ensure that all personnel, paid and volunteer, acquire the proper emergency medical training to maintain certification.

·         Maintain KBEMS program providership certification.

·         Schedule medical training activities for the department.

·         Conduct and participate in medical training and drill sessions, monthly tests, and evaluations.

·         Participate in the development of annual medical training schedules and programs.

·         Maintain department medical training records and assist employees with certification renewals.

·         Maintain department medical equipment and supplies for expiration, replacement or restocking.

·         Coordinate quarterly medical reviews with department’s Chief Medical Officer.

·         Attend Sedgwick County EMSS meetings.

·         Provide courtroom testimony when necessary.


10% Strategic Planning Related to Emergency Medical First Response

·         Prepare medical equipment replacement cost estimates.

·         Review emergency medical first response goals, objectives, and action plans.


5% Protection of Life 

·         Respond to structure fires for the purpose of setting up firefighter rehab on fire scenes.

·         Administer basic life support to victims and patients.

·         Operate fire apparatus on a regular basis.


5% Develop and Participate in Public Education Activities

Continually looks for new and improved ways of completing the above functions. Other tasks as assigned will be performed to address business needs.




Roles:  This position requires the ability to work independently, work well with others, and perform in a team environment on a daily basis.  Negotiation, persuasion, tact, and diplomacy are essential for effectively performing tasks.


Impact:  Successful completion of work tasks results in increased safety and community satisfaction and efficient utilization of material and equipment.


Latitude:  Most duties are self-determined, planned, and arranged by performer.  Problem-solving requires extensive industry knowledge.  Most decisions not affecting other departments may be made independently based on city and department policy.  Must be able to make quick decisions regarding the protection of life.


Interaction:  This position requires frequent face-to-face interaction with employees throughout the organization and the general public.  Frequent interaction with outside agencies including municipal, county, state, and federal agencies is also required.



·         High School diploma or equivalent, required.

·         Associate degree in Fire Science or equivalent education, training, and experience preferred.

·         Three years minimum level Emergency Medical Paramedic experience, required.

·         Kansas Board of EMS Paramedic certification, required.

·         AHA, Red Cross, or ASHI CPR Instructor certification, within one year of hire date, required.

·         Valid Kansas driver’s license, and driving record must meet commercial liability insurance requirements.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Thorough knowledge of methods, principles, and practices of modern emergency medical first response.

·         Ability to operate firefighting and life-saving vehicles and equipment.

·         Ability to operate office-related equipment, including ability to access, input, and retrieve information from various computer software programs.

·         Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.

·         Ability to work independently, work well with others, and perform in a team environment on a daily basis. 

Physical:  Must maintain good physical condition and able to successfully pass a triennial medical evaluation as outlined in Derby Fire and Rescue SOP 2.15.2. 


Physical Requirements/Environmental Requirements:  Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions and hazardous situations. Occasional carrying, lifting, moving, or pushing of 50 pounds. Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and twisting. Exposure to human blood and body fluids, heavy machinery, excessive noise, hazardous chemicals, explosives, radiation, confined areas and heights.  Schedule is flexible with a regular schedule of 10 to 20 hours expected each week to accomplish tasks and goals. Hours worked may not exceed 1,000 hours per year.




Vacancy Number: 5252018B

Open Date: 5/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: