Firefighter/Paramedic: Addison Texas

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Salary: $61,926.54 – $80,799.16 Annually

Job Description:


Under basic supervision of a company officer, acting company officer, or higher-ranking officer, functions as a team member during response to emergency incidents; performs skilled work in emergency response, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, and fire education and prevention; participates in response to emergency situations and incidents including emergency mitigation and patient care.

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service, and performs fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to control emergency incidents; relays orders, instructions and information on emergency actions, and follows orders under stressful conditions.
  • Performs assigned duties within scope of authority and training, and according to Department policies and procedures; duties may vary according to job assignment and skill level.
  • Establishes safe medical treatment area for the assessment, treatment, stabilization, and transportation of patients according to Department medical protocol and level of emergency medical certification.
  • Participates in classes, drills, and training to maintain and upgrade current physical fitness, firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical skills; maintains Department records and work logs.
  • Inspects, cleans, and maintains personal protective equipment, and verifies that all emergency response equipment is in a proper state of readiness and available for immediate use.
  • Inspects and maintains Department facilities, vehicles, equipment, apparatus, tools, medical inventory, hydrants, and infrastructure; inspects, tests, evaluates, and repairs equipment after use; performs minor repairs on apparatus, equipment and facilities; notifies supervisors of maintenance problems beyond the scope of authority or skills.
  • Maintains fire station living quarters and grounds in clean and orderly condition.
  • Provides fire safety and prevention training in the public schools and to other community groups.
  • Continuously updates knowledge of City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, building locations, and special hazards of designated facilities.
  • Fills the roll of Fire Equipment Operator when assigned.
  • Attends training programs to continuously update work skills and knowledge.
  • May be asked to perform additional job duties that are directly, indirectly or completely unrelated to normal job functions in the course of presenting certain Town special events.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines
30 college credit hours towards a two year or four year college degree.  Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with fellow employees, Town officials, and outside contracts.  Safe driving record.  Clear criminal background check and clear pre-employment drug screen.
Knowledge of:

  • Methods of firefighting, fire prevention, emergency medical practices, and arson investigation.
  • Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Leadership and personnel management practices.
  • Problem solving methods.
  • Work safety practices, procedures, and protocols.

Skill in:

  • Using modern fire suppression principles to analyze and resolve operational and technical issues.
  • Anticipating problems and efficiently implementing solutions.
  • Following concise instructions in emergency situations.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.

Must be a certified or licensed Paramedic from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Unless previously certified, Basic Firefighter training from Texas Commission on Fire Protection and Aircraft Rescue training will be required, when scheduled, as condition of continued employment. 
 Supplemental Information

This is a nonexempt position normally assigned to a rotating shift, 24-hours on duty followed by 48-hours off duty; however, this schedule is subject to change based on department needs.
Work is performed outdoors and indoors at emergency incident sites, and in fire station facilities; requires strenuous physical efforts, and ability to lift and move items weighing up to one hundred pounds; may be exposed to environmental allergens, gases, fumes, hazardous chemicals, communicable diseases and potential physical harm. Functional vision and normal hearing to differentiate sounds (voice, horn) are required.  Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards.
This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
The Town of Addison is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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


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