Firefighter/EMT: Baltimore Maryland Deadline October 12, 2015

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Firefighter/EMT

Deadline: October 12, 2015

Salary: $36,222.00 – $57,884.00 Annually

Job Description:

An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Firefighter provides emergency medical treatment at the scene of an accident or illness, transports sick and injured persons to medical facilities, responds to and mitigates hazardous incidents, extinguishes fires, performs rescues, and participates in community risk reduction activities.

Work of this class may involve leading other Fire professionals, but does not involve full supervisory duties or responsibilities. Employees in this class work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays. Work is performed on the scene of fires where there is frequent exposure to hazardous conditions such as burning buildings, smoke-filled rooms, collapsing structures, toxic fumes and other hazards and hazardous conditions. Work is also performed on the scene of accidents, illnesses, disasters, HAZMAT incidents, other emergencies and other emergency incidents; in an ambulance that is stationary and/or en route where there are multiple and varied, health concerns, conditions, and exposures to hazardous situations and stressful/traumatic events.

The work of this classificatin requires strenuous physical activity such as lifting, climbing steps, ladders; bending, squatting, and crawling; working in a less than ideal environment, at heights and in confined obscure spaces. Work of this class requires wearing self-contained breathing apparatus.

Selection Process:

The examination process includes a multiple choice test, a physical ability test; and a structured interview.  Candidates are required to make a converted score of not less than 70 on a scale of 100.  The driver’s license of each candidate will be evaluated for appropriateness.  It is essential, therefore, that you complete the application in its entirety by providing complete and accurate information on every section of the application.  Vagueness or omission may eliminate you from consideration for this position.  Qualified candidates will be graded and placed on a ranked list that will expire in two years.

 Minimum Qualifications:

On or before the date of filing the application, each candidate must:

Have graduated from an accredited high school or equivalent acceptable to the State of Maryland.
                                             

AND


Candidates for positions in this class must be 18 years of age at time of application and a United States Citizen or a resident alien.

 AND


Have a valid Maryland Class C Non-commercial driver’s license or an equivalent out-of-state driver’s license acceptable to the Office of Risk Management is required.

 
You may either scan a state issued driver’s license and attach it to your online application when submitting or visit the DHR Recruitment Office at 201 E. Baltimore Street, Ste, 100, Baltimore, MD  21202, during business hours (M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm), to present required documents for attachment no later than the closing date listed on the job announcement. Required documents will not be accepted after the deadline period indicated on the job announcement.           

Supplemental Information:

Physical Ability Test fee will be $30.00 for non-residents.

NOTE 1 During the initial training period at the Fire Academy EMT Firefighters must obtain and maintain the following:

  • Current Maryland State certification as an EMT – Basic
  • Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualification Board Firefighter I and II certifications
  • Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualification Board  Responders to Hazardous Materials Operation certification
  • Must successfully complete a Maryland Fire And Rescue Institute (MFRI) Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), or an equivalent course acceptable to the Office of Risk Management and the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
  • American Heart Association’s (AHA) CPR for the Healthcare Provider course

NOTE 2 Failure to pass any of the Baltimore City Training Academy Training Modules during the initial training period will result in termination of employment.

NOTE 3 Failure to obtain any required license or certification by the end of the initial training period at the Fire Academy will result in termination of employment with the Baltimore City Fire Department.

NOTE 4 Members of the Baltimore City Fire Department must obtain and maintain licenses and certifications in all of the above as a condition of employment.  Members must successfully complete any additional educational courses and skills competency evaluations required by Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI) and Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD). In the event of changes in the standards, certification or licensure requirements in any of the above, the member is required to maintain the equivalent certification or licensure to continue employment with the Baltimore City Fire Department.

NOTE 5 Candidates for positions in this class hired after January 1, 2010 must meet National Fire Protection Associate (NFPA) Standard 1582, including being tobacco free on duty, upon appointment and throughout their length of service in the Baltimore City Fire Department or be subject to termination.

NOTE 6 Candidates for positions in this class hired after January 1, 2016, are required to meet Baltimore City Fire Department physical performance standards as measured by periodic physical performance tests upon appointment and throughout their length of service in the Baltimore City Fire Department or be subject to termination.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces veterans (with 90 consecutive days active duty not including Reservists or National Guardsmen) having been Maryland State residents for at least 1 year prior to application who pass all parts of the examination are entitled to veterans’ preference. Veterans discharged within the previous 10 years must submit a DD214 at the time of application. Late submissions will not be accepted.

RESIDENTS’ PREFERENCE: Baltimore City residents submitting applications on or before the closing date who pass all parts of the examination are entitled to residents’ preference. At the time of application, a legible photocopy of a valid Maryland Driver’s License or Maryland Identification Card issued by the MVA with a street address within the Baltimore City limits must be submitted. Late submissions will not be accepted.

DISABILITY PREFERENCE: Persons with a developmental disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability submitting applications on or before the closing date who pass all parts of the examination are entitled to a disability preference.

Certification from the Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation or an equivalent out-of-state vocational rehabilitation agency that the individual meets the Federal Office of Personnel Management 5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u) standards for noncompetitive appointment must be submitted at the time of application. Late submissions will not be accepted.

NOTE: Eligible candidates under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of criminal conviction information and submit to and pass a drug and alcohol test.

Application can be found by clicking HERE.

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