Deadline: May 1, 2019
Salary: $14.66 – $20.64 hourly
This is skilled firefighting and emergency medical work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, operating and maintaining fire equipment, apparatus, and quarters, and responding to medical emergencies and rendering emergency medical assistance.
Work also involves custodial maintenance of fire station equipment, apparatus and quarters. Employees of this class learn and participate in the operation of apparatus and the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions. Firefighting and rescue work are the most difficult and responsible areas of activity, a major portion of time is spent training and studying methods, techniques, and organization, and in routine duties in the care and maintenance of fire department property and equipment. Work is usually performed in accordance with specific instructions and well defined policies and procedures, under the command of a superior officer. Supervision is received from an administrative superior.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following examples of work are illustrative only and are not intended to be all
Responds to fire alarms; lays and connects hoses; operates hose nozzles and directs fog and water streams. Raises and climbs ladders; use fire suppression equipment and extinguishers; uses axes and similar tools to ventilate buildings and expose hidden fire areas.
Removes persons from danger and administers first aid to injured persons.
Employee participates in post-fire salvage operations such as removing and covering household articles and cleaning debris.
Operates rescue unit in responding to emergency calls involving automobile accidents, heart attacks, and other medical emergencies.
Employee in this classification performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of the fire station building and grounds, and fire apparatus, auxiliary equipment and tools.
Employee in this position participates in pre-fire surveys, fire prevention inspections, and similar activities.
Participates in a continuing program of training and instruction or an individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled training and classes in the station and at other locations.
Receives training in the operation of fire equipment and apparatus; drives and operates fire apparatus as an assigned driver; checks equipment and apparatus daily; pumps water to fire at a designated pressure; monitors condition of unit.
Regularly responds to call backs while off-duty.
Performs other work which is consistent with the essential functions of the job.
DESIREABLE KNOWLEDGES, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Ability to learn a variety of fire fighting and emergency medical duties, methods, and techniques within a reasonable length of time.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Ability to communicate effectively orally and visually, and to read, comprehend, and write the English language.
Ability to perform limited mechanical work involved in maintaining fire fighting and rescue apparatus, equipment, and tools.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or equivalent GED and
Minimum of one year experience with a career, combination, or volunteer fire department in the field of firefighting and emergency medical services, and
Any combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills: NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Employee must possess and maintain of a valid Nebraska Driver’s License when operating a vehicle. Possess Nebraska license as an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.
Possess NFPA 1001, Fire Fighter I certification recognized by the State of Nebraska at time of job offer.
Possess NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations Certification recognized by the State of Nebraska at time of job offer.
Ability to meet such physical requirements as may be established by the City.
Preferred: Associates Degree or higher in Fire Science or related field. Preferred: National Registry and Nebraska Certification as a Paramedic.
Ability to converse effectively in Spanish beneficial but not required.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.