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Employer: City of Clearwater
Division:
Job Title: Paramedic/EMT/Firefighter - Full Time
Salary: $0 


Job Description:

Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, the Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic performs specialized work in prevention and suppression of fires and providing lifesaving services (EMS). Firefighting work includes combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, as well as, operating and maintaining fire department equipment and apparatus.  EMS duties include responding to medical calls, both emergency and non-emergency, transporting sick and injured persons in response area. Pay ranges from $10/hr to $16/hr DOQ

Responsibilities:

  • Responds to fire and medical calls;
  • Makes forcible entry into buildings when necessary;
  • Assists in rescue operations involving vehicle accidents, structure fires and industrial accidents;
  • Assists in the suppression of fires;
  • Performs salvage and ventilation work;
  • Operates a variety of tools and equipment, including power saw, generators, rescue tools;
  • Operates firefighting apparatus and equipment;
  • Correctly implements emergency medical procedures;
  • Operates medical vehicle and equipment to the skill level of training;
  • Assists with loading and transferring patients;
  • Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of the department’s equipment, apparatus and facilities;
  • Assists in testing of hose, hydrants, ladders and pumps;
  • Attends drills and classes for fire and emergency medical services
  • Assists with fire inspections and pre-fire plans;
  • Performs general office duties;
  • Assists in talks and classes for general public in fire prevention and emergency medical services;
  • Responsible for planning and leading fire and EMS training when on duty for scheduled training night;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of all fire control methods and techniques. 
  • Knowledge of fire and building codes, life safety codes, hazardous materials and construction materials. 
  • Knowledge of EMS methods, procedures and techniques. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
  • The ability to receive and interpret written and oral instructions. 
  • Ability to operate all firefighting, rescue, emergency medical equipment and department apparatus.
  • The ability to act quickly and calmly in emergencies, to understand and anticipate problems, to perform equipment maintenance, and to read and interpret written instructions, reports, manuals, maps, and instructional materials is required. 
  • This employee should possess a mechanical aptitude, effective public relations skills as well as excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledgeable in all Federal, State and Local safety policies and procedures.
  • Frequent contact with City departments and the general public.

Education/ Experience:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required. 
  • Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after one year in the position.

Licenses Required:

  • A valid Kansas driver’s license, class B preferred
  • Minimum certification as Kansas EMT, Firefighter 1, and Hazmat operations level.  Preference given to candidates with certifications in Firefighter 2, Driver Operator: Pumper, AEMT, or Paramedic.

Physical Demands:

  • This is heavy physical work requiring the ability to lift, crawl, run, climb, etc. while wearing or carrying heavy equipment and gear weighing about 50 pounds. 
  • Ability to function effectively in life/death situations relying on sight, hearing, smell and touch to make critical decisions while maintaining safety of others/self.
  • Ability to accept risk of bodily injury/death in performance of duties. 
  • Ability to face exposure to and take precautions against:  carcinogenic dusts, toxic substances, infectious agents, disease, and the visual and emotional shock of burn/trauma victims.  This position requires SCBA and respirator medical certification.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and as specified by firefighter physical fitness standards.

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in internal and external environments, with exposure to inclement conditions, extreme temperatures and lighting conditions.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials and areas with high noise levels.
  • Subject to extended periods of intense concentration in the assessment of emergency, personal and public safety, and health situations.
  • Subject to working extended periods ranging from 24-hour shifts or longer, and under fatigue and physical exhaustion.
  • Required to operate hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, gas and electric saws as well as medical equipment.
  • Required to work near multiple types of commercial and industrial machinery, and high voltage power and generator power sources.
  • Requires extensive periods of walking, climbing, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, kneeling, lifting and hoisting such as fire/medical equipment and victims.
  • Required to operate emergency response vehicles.
  • Exposure to, or contact with, individuals having infectious and/or communicable diseases.


Vacancy Number: 01-2019

Open Date: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/28/2019 11:59:59 PM