Firefighter/EMT & Paramedic: Springdale Arkansas Deadline: January 14, 2019

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Firefighter/EMT & Paramedic

Deadline: January 14, 2019

Salary: $41,699 – $66,775.  Annually

Job Description:

The incumbent is responsible to drive and operate emergency vehicles and other equipment in a safe and effective manner. Maintain all equipment in good working order. Ensure that all safety rules and regulations are followed. This position is responsible to perform job duties in an accurate manner in order to protect the life and property of the citizens of the City of Springdale.

Job Posting

The City of Springdale is accepting applications for entry level firefighters until 4:00pm on Monday, January 14th, 2019. 

We are currently recruiting highly trained and motivated people with exceptional customer service skills who are interested in becoming Firefighter/Paramedics or Firefighter/EMTs with one of Arkansas’ most progressive Fire/Rescue/EMS departments. 

Pay for Firefighter/Paramedics currently ranges from $41,699 to $66,775. 

Pay for Firefighter/EMTs currently ranges from $34,837 to $52,274. 

Our members receive holiday pay and automatic FLSA overtime in addition to the base pay listed above. 

We offer excellent benefits, including pension under Arkansas LOPFI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance, dental insurance through Delta Dental, vision insurance through VSP and a variety of other benefits under the city’s cafeteria plan.  The City of Springdale is an EOE and drug free workplace.  

All interested candidates must:

1.) Register for the FireTEAM test at: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs 
(Candidates may elect to test at any NTN test site prior to 01/14/2019.)

2.)    Obtain CPAT certification prior to 01/14/2019. CPAT information can be found at: www.nwafirechiefs.org/cpattesting.htm 
   
3.) Submit a City of Springdale application which can be obtained at: https://ar-springdale.civicplushrms.com/careers/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp0C0lP6h8HZwDagirpHRoc7P64adTTeyzKgF/4SvHLAT

If you still have questions, feel free to contact Fire Administration at (479)751-4510.

 

Job Description

FIREFIGHTER -EMT  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

1. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers; maintain positive and effective
        working relationships with other City employees (especially members of his or her own team), and
        have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.

2. Emergency response for fire suppression, EMS, Hazmat, and other forms of special rescues.

3. Provide fire suppression in all types of fire situations.

4. Perform search and rescue operations at fires to locate and remove victims.

5. Perform ventilation operations at fires to remove smoke and heat from structures.

6. Participate in training classes and drills to maintain and enhance fire fighting and EMS skills.

7. Public education and fire safety education with children, adults and schools.

8. Clean and maintain station and equipment.

9. Personal, company and department training.

10. Regularly participates in either group or self-directed physical fitness activities during duty hours.

11. Conduct pre-fire plans and inspections with local businesses and establishments.

12. Back-up driver.

13. Assist Driver/Operator with truck and equipment checks daily and perform hose and pump testing
        annually.

14. Perform recordkeeping.

15. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED plus specialized training and/or additional college courses and 12-18 months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid Driver’s License, Firefighter I & II Standards Certificate, Arkansas EMT Certificate, Hazardous Material Operations Level, CPR, obtain NIMS ICS 100 and 700 certification.

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Regular contacts within the department and with other departments as needed.

EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Regular contacts with citizens, business owners, local law enforcement, outside representatives, community groups as needed.

USE OF EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS

Regular use of highly complex machines and fire equipment; specialized life sustaining equipment.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet/and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; works with explosives; risk of radiation; and risk of vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers; maintain positive and effective
        working relationships with other City employees (especially members of his or her own team), and have
        regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.

2. Provide medical treatment and transport for injured citizens.

3. Ensure proper supplies are available and ambulance is service ready.

4. Give medical reports to emergency room.

5. Administer drugs to patients as needed.

6. Emergency response for fire suppression, EMS, Hazmat, and other forms of special rescues.

7. Provide fire suppression in all types of fire situations.

8. Perform search and rescue operations at fires to locate and remove victims.

9. Perform ventilation operations at fires to remove smoke and heat from structures.

10. Participate in training classes and drills to maintain and enhance fire fighting and EMS skills.

11. Public education and fire safety education with children, adults and schools.

12. Clean and maintain station and equipment.

13. Personal, company and department training.

14. Regularly participates in either group or self-directed physical fitness activities during duty hours.

15. Conduct pre-fire plans and inspections with local businesses and establishments.

16. Back-up driver.

17. Assist Driver/Operator with truck and equipment checks daily and perform hose and pump testing
        annually.

18. Perform record keeping.

19. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (A.A.) from two year college or technical and three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of 12-18 months of management experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid Driver’s License, Firefighter I & II Standards Certificate, Arkansas EMT/Paramedic License, Hazardous Material Operations Level, CPR, NIMS ICS 100 and 700 Certificate and ACLS/PHTLS/PALS certificates.

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Regular contacts within the department and with other departments as needed.

EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

Regular contacts with citizens, business owners, local law enforcement, outside representatives, community groups as needed.

USE OF EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Regular use of specialized life-saving and sustaining equipment, standard firefighting and emergency response equipment.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet/and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; works with explosives; risk of radiation; and risk of vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

 

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