Firefighter/Paramedic: Glenn Heights Texas Deadline: July 7, 2017


Deadline: July 7, 2017

Salary: $14.25 Hourly

Job Description:

The City of Glenn Heights is seeking applicants for a Firefighter/Paramedic

Perfectly positioned along IH-35 East, Glenn Heights is a hospitable, business friendly, rapidly growing community divided between Dallas and Ellis counties. The City has a total area of 7.2 sq. miles (18.8 km sq.) with more than 50% of the city’s developable land is located along major arterial intersections that are available for retail and office development.

The Firefighter/Paramedic is responsible for responding to fire alarms, emergency medical calls and other emergency calls to protect life and property.

Typical Duties

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions may include the following.  Must possess required knowledge skills, abilities and experience and to be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Other related duties may be assigned. 
Participates in fire training, fire prevention, public education and station and equipment maintenance activities.

Responds to alarms involving fire, all types of accidents, gas leaks, flooded structures, hazardous substances; performs lifesaving and rescue work; places fire hoses, sets ladders, operates fire streams, ventilates and enters burning structures to extinguish fires and performs rescue services.

Performs salvage and overhaul operations during and after fires to remove hazards and prevent water damage; inspects and performs maintenance on hydrants; performs decontamination procedures in compliance with regulations.

Operates a paramedic vehicle safely; treats and transports patients in accordance with Glenn Heights Emergency Medical Services protocol and department policy.

Leads a paramedic unit in response to medical emergencies and provides and/or assists with first aid or definitive care and treatment in the field to persons in life threatening medical situations, under radio direction of a mobile intensive care unit physician or nurse.

Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports such as controlled drug inventory, equipment and station logs, and EMS reports; operates pneumatic and auxiliary equipment such as generators and pumps.

Washes, polishes, and performs preventive maintenance on fire apparatus and equipment; cleans and maintains fire station and grounds; updates station bulletin boards and maps as requested.

Presents programs and participates in the department’s public relations programs as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive abilities in problem solving, conflict management and customer relations techniques

Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with staff, fellow employees, elected officials, supervisors, citizens, business and community groups

Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information and to comply with all record retention laws

Proficient skills to communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing

Ability to maintain proficiency and knowledge of current and upcoming or new regulations/legislation within areas of responsibility

Proficient understanding of all City safety rules and operating procedures

Proficient skills to extinguish fires, work as a member of a fire and paramedic team using modern techniques; EMS procedures; emergency incident management, specifically the Incident Command System (ICS); appropriate gear, tools and agents

Proficient skills to provide medical care according to department policies and medical protocols and to perform frequent lifting and moving of patients

Ability to have/maintain a clean criminal record excluding minor traffic violations

Ability to maintain mental and physical fitness and demonstrate 20/40 uncorrected vision, correctable to 20/20

Ability to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light and distinguish between the colors of red, yellow and green.Education & Experience

High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Licenses and Certifications: Must posses a valid Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic license

Must possess a Basic structural firefighter certificate from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (Intermediate preferred)

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:
The work environment and physical demands 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.

  • The incumbent performs work in both an indoor and outdoor environment with exposure to hazardous and unpleasant conditions in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, temperature swings and inclement weather; some exposure to dust, odor, electrical, mechanical, and toxic hazards.
  • Work requires stooping and climbing, lifting 100 pounds, standing, walking, sitting, twisting, pulling, pushing and occasional working in tight or confined areas.
  • Ability to work overtime and/or be on-call for the department during extreme weather and/or the rotation of schedule on nights/weekends and emergency calls and respond to a call within thirty (30) minutes; ability to work a 24-48 hour work schedule
  • Operates an emergency vehicle during both the day and night, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.

Supplemental Information

All applicants must attach a copy of their Texas Fire Commission certification along with their Texas Paramedic certification.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted and scheduled for testing, which includes a written exam and physical agility testing.

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

City’s Website Click HERE


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