Firefighter/EMT: Sedona Arizona Deadline: November 25, 2017

Firefighter/EMT

Deadline: November 25, 2017

Salary: $15.23/hour

Job Description:

Sedona Fire District is currently recruiting for Firefighter/EMT. All testing must be completed by November 25, 2017.

The department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account.  The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.

Sedona Fire District also requires candidates to fill out a district application at www.sedonafire.org/about-us/career-opportunities.

Protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and other duties, as assigned. Maintains Fire/EMS equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the direct supervision of a Fire Captain or an Apparatus Engineer, as needed.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responds as dispatched within the Sedona Fire District and on auto/mutual aid assignments. Provides EMS treatment in accordance with Arizona Laws, ADHS Rules and Regulations, Regional Protocols, and Base Station direction.
Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related

equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment, extinguishment and overhaul tasks. Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.

Writes reports accurately and in a timely manner, documenting incident data, patient assessment, and patient treatment.
Receives and relays fire and/or EMS calls and alarms.
Operates radio and other communication equipment.

Participates in the inspection of businesses, buildings, hydrants, residential locations, and other structures in suppression pre-plan programs.
Performs minor repairs to District equipment.
Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire/EMS facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; maintains hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains, and tests fire/EMS apparatus and equipment.

Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and EMS activities.
Presents programs to the community/District on safety, medical, and fire prevention/suppression topics.

Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects.

Maintains required certifications, as qualified, in EMS; maintains all other operational skills as trained. Meets District continuing education requirements.
Maintains positive working relationship with the public and other SFD personnel.

Operations

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

Interacts with, supports, and assists SFD personnel as directed within the chain-of-command. Assists in training new personnel, as assigned.
Assumes duties of Engineer, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience:

Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Possess current Arizona State or IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter I & II certification that meets NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighting professional qualifications.
Possess current Arizona State EMT (or Paramedic) certification.
HazMat/First Responder Operations qualified.
Successful completion of Basic Wildland Firefighter training as outlined in NWCG 310-1 (within one year of hire date).
Successful completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from a licensed agency (community college, private testing agency, etc.) obtained within one year of SFD application date.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of:

– fire suppression and prevention principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. – emergency medical and resuscitation techniques and their application.

Skill in the operation of the listed tools and equipment.

Ability to:

  • –  apply standard firefighting and emergency medical techniques to specific situations. to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • –  handle stressful situations.
  • –  handle all physical requirements of the job.
  • –  communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • –  establish effective working relationships with members, other agencies and the public.
  • –  perform strenuous or peak physical efforts during emergency or training activities for prolonged

    periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke.

  • –  meet Special Requirements, as listed.
  • –  successfully complete the Work Capacity Test at the “arduous level” annually by April 1st.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Community College level Fire Certificate or Associate’s Degree in Fire major.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.

Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Arizona State driver’s license. Must be able to speak, read, and write the English language.

Must maintain a current Arizona EMT (or higher) certification. Must meet district physical standards.
Must be able to be insured under SFD automobile insurance policy.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

May include any or all of the following: Formal application; written test; practical skills examination; physical ability test; oral examination(s); background/driver’s license verification and check; hiring list; offer of employment; post-offer physical and psychological examination, including drug screen.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Emergency medical apparatus; fire apparatus; fire pumps, hoses, and other standard firefighting equipment; ladders, emergency medical equipment; radio; pager; personal computer; telephone.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by all personnel to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, personnel are frequently required to stand; sit; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Personnel are frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. Personnel must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 175 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those personnel encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily in office, vehicle, and outdoor settings; in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes; during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to sirens and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including infectious substances, smoke noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents, and oils. Personnel occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, radiation, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMS activities when noise levels may be loud.

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

District’s Website Click HERE

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