Deadline: January 8, 2018
Salary: $57,876.00 Annually
FLSA Overtime – up to $ 4,356.00 annually ($ 378.00/month)
Incentive Pay – up to $ 250/month (including $ 100/month Paramedic Pay)
Candidates hired who have not obtained their Basic Firefighter Certification will be compensated at the Firefighter Recruit Pay of $55,120/year or $4,593.33/month
Performs fire prevention, suppression, rescue, and emergency medical service duties.
Examples of Duties
• Responds to fire and emergency medical calls, rescue, and other service calls.
• Performs firefighting, first aid, emergency medical services, and rescue skills including: working with fatalities, serious injuries, and other fire and emergency medical scene hazards that may occur.
• Protects property from water and smoke damage.
• Operates and maintains various fire equipment, apparatus, vehicles, and ambulances.
• Responds to fire alarms as driver of pumper or ladder trucks; tasks include adequate visual acuity to read placards and street signs or see and respond to imminently hazardous situations.
• Calculates optimum water pressure and operates pumps.
• Keeps abreast of Town streets, building locations, construction areas, fire hydrant locations, etc.
• Attends training sessions, seminars, and meetings for certification; and continued education programs in firefighting and emergency medical services.
• Inspects buildings for preplanning and code compliance operations as assigned.
• Maintains apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants.
• Participates in drills, demonstrations, and training.
• Trains volunteers and public as assigned.
• Communicates with the general public and citizens regarding fire prevention and general inquiries.
• Prepares and submits fire reports, medical reports, ambulance reports, and various other reports as assigned.
• Informs supervisor of all work activities and all public inquiries and complaints.
• Adheres to personnel, departmental, and safety policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• A high school diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED) is required.
• Must hold or obtain a valid Texas Class “B” Driver’s License within six (6) months of hire date and current driving record must be in compliance with Town policy.
Must have obtained one of the following by test date:
• Certified/Certifiable Basic Firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection with an Emergency Medical Technician certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services; OR
• Certified Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services
***Any certificates/licenses that you have obtained must be uploaded in order to be considered for the written exam: Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Firefighter certificate, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) EMT certificate/license, and/or Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Paramedic certificate/license. Any electronic format is acceptable.***
Preference will be given based on the above criteria in the order as follows:
Must submit to and pass a post-offer, non-regulated drug test and thorough background checks (including criminal history).
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
• Must have extensive knowledge of fire and emergency medical services, the behaviors and chemistry of fire and hazardous materials, application to intervention, physiology, anatomy, human body, subsystems medicine, drugs, and laws and legal responsibilities affecting emergency health care and fire protection.
• Must have excellent skills in math, reading and comprehension, public relations, and Advanced Life Support techniques.
• Must be able to work under stress, and exhibit emotional stability and courage to perform hazardous fire fighting duties.
• Must be able to maintain a 24 hour on and 48 hours off work schedule and additional hours as required.
• Body art must be covered by the Department’s Class B “Nomex” shirt, either with short or long sleeves.
• Must be able to read directional signage and medical information; talk to emergency medical patients and victims in emergency situations; hear sounds of low intensity or to distinguish voice from background noise; must have far visual acuity and peripheral vision for hazardous situations; color vision adequate to identify red, green, and yellow colors, color coded markings, and warning signs; see and respond to imminently hazardous situations; and make mathematical calculations.
• Must be able to work in adverse environmental and hazardous conditions to include mechanical, electrical, fume odor, dust/mist, chemical, heat, smoke, hazardous materials, or toxic substances, infectious or contagious diseases, and blood borne pathogens; work indoors, outdoors, underground, in trenches, on level, slippery, sloping, unstable, and muddy terrain, and under constantly noisy conditions; perform strenuous physical activity, to include exerting up to 100 lbs. of pressure, strength, and endurance; wear heavy protective equipment to include respirators; smell smoke or hazardous materials; lift up to 200 lbs. of heavy objects or bodies, crawling, bending, running, kneeling, climbing on and off equipment; and make quick, sound decisions in emergency situations.
***FIREFIGHTER HIRING PROCESS – Please read carefully: The Town of Flower Mound uses a multi-step process to select the best candidates for hire. These steps are outlined below. It is important that you provide a working e-mail address as this is the preferred method of communication.
Complete the online application and supplemental questions. You will be contacted via e-mail with the written exam date, location, and time once the job posting has closed after January 8, 2018.
• Written Examination – a study guide will not be provided prior to the test.
• Physical Agility Test
• Personal History Statement
• Interview with Background Investigator
• Panel Interview with members of the Fire Department
• Post-offer Polygraph Examination
• Interview with the Fire Chief
• Drug Screen
• Psychological Examination
• Medical Examination
***The written exam will be held the morning of Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Flower Mound, TX. You will receive a separate email with the information you need for the written exam if you meet the minimum qualifications for the job. There are NO study guides for the exam.
The physical ability test (PAT) will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Candidates will be notified after the written examination as to whether they are invited to the PAT.
After successful completion of both tests, the top candidates will be required to complete a Personal History Statement (PHS).
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.