Firefighter/Paramedic: Boca Raton Florida Deadline: April 29, 2016

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: April 29, 2016

Salary: $56,628 Annually

Job Description:

ATTENTION:  To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous employment history, if applicable.  In the event the applicant has not been employed for 10 continuous years, all time for the 10 year period prior to the date of application must be accounted for including periods of school, unemployment and retirement.

ANNUAL SALARY:  

$56,628

To be considered for the Firefighter/Paramedic position, applicants must complete  and submit this online application and the Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Firefighter/Paramedic Background Packet.  To view the background packet click the following link:   

Firefighter/Paramedic Background Packet

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Professional firefighting/Paramedic duties of a varied nature.  Work is performed under general supervision.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Responds to fire alarms with a fire company;

Connects and operates hoses; Ventilates burning buildings

Enters burning building buildings; Removes and rescues persons from danger;

Operates hand fire extinguishers; administers medical treatment to afflicted persons;

Performs salvage operations; Attends training sessions on a routine basis;

Performs physical cleaning and maintenance of departmental buildings, including bathrooms;

Performs hydrant testing and maintenance;

Makes fire inspections as required.

RELATED TASKS:

May drive ladder trucks, pumper trucks and emergency trucks in responding to fire and medical emergency alarms;

Operates pumps to maintain an adequate water volume and pressure;

May act as tillerman.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of City of Boca Raton street locations, geography and types of construction in the City; knowledge of emergency medical procedure, practices and techniques, knowledge of the various types of fire hazards of the City; knowledge and skill in the use of emergency medical treatment practices; knowledge of firefighting techniques, polices, procedures and practices; ability to learn and perform many and varied firefighting  techniques and procedures; ability to understand and follow orders and written instructions; ability to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions; skill in the use and maintenance of firefighting equipment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Must be 18 years of age.  Graduation from high school or equivalency.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must comply with NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2007 Edition, or most current Edition.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possess a valid State of Florida Class E Driver’s license. Certified as a State of Florida Firefighter, State of Florida Paramedic and posses CPR Certification.  Must have ability to swim and be tested within the first year of employment.

The employee must be a non-smoker / non-user of tobacco (any form) for at least one (1) year prior to application, remain smoke free during employment/application process and agree not to smoke or use tobacco (in any form) on or off duty during the tenure of their employment. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate in English and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls.  Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a telephone, fire radio, personal computer, calculator, copy machine and fax machine.  Must have the physical capability to bend, stoop, stretch, climb (including ladders)

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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