Deadline: Open Until Filled
Salary: $15.90 – $17.78/hour
The City of Kodiak is recruiting for regular, full-time Firefighter/EMT positions in the Kodiak Fire
Department that is dedicated to protecting lives and serving the community.
GENERAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for the protection of life and property through the suppression
and prevention of fires and in response to emergency medical calls. Provides emergency medical care at a
basic and advanced life support level; performs related life and property protection. Operate firefighting
equipment, including pumps and ladders. Drive emergency response vehicles including trucks, engines,
and ambulances. Work involves a variety of equipment and station maintenance and repair tasks,
participation in supervised drills, training in firefighting skills, and technical rescue techniques.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work performed in an office environment and on-scene or outdoors.
Frequent exposure to extremely hazardous conditions with fires and other dangerous elements. Regular
exposure to inclement weather and extreme cold or heat. Non-traditional work hours are required. Work is
scheduled on a Platoon shift work schedule rotation; working a 212 hour schedule in 28 day period; overtime
pay for hours worked in excess of 212 hours in a 28 day schedule (estimate 172 OT hours annually); may be
assigned temporarily to a standard work schedule. Must be able to respond to emergencies and be available
for call backs when needed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years old, obtained a high school diploma or General
Education Development (GED). Must be certified by the State of Alaska at least as an Emergency
Medical Technician I and have the ability to maintain certification on an on-going basis. Maintain a valid
State of Alaska driver’s license. Prefer EMT-II or EMT-III certification and HazMat Awareness
certification. Must be able to pass the Fire Department fitness test, medical exam, and pulmonary function
test. This position is subject to a personal background check and pre-employment drug testing provision.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.