Firefighter/Paramedic: Lewisville Texas Deadline: January 23, 2019

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Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: January 23, 2019

Salary: $64,986.00 – $78,980.00 Annually

Job Description:

Suppresses fires; performs rescues; removes or stabilizes hazards; provides emergency medical service including basic and/or advanced life support and transports patients. Promotes and demonstrates fire safety programs.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The selection process for Certified Firefighter/Paramedic consists of several steps and is intended to produce a pool of candidates who are qualified to become Lewisville Firefighters. Upon employment you must be a Texas Commission of Fire Protection Certified Firefighter and a Texas Department of State Health Services Certified Paramedic.  The City of Lewisville does not fall under State Civil Service Law.

Vacancies will be filled immediately based on the eligibility list established through the testing procedures.  The eligibility list is good until the list is exhausted. As vacancies occur they will be filled using the established list.
 

  • Applications will be accepted online at www.cityoflewisville.com through January 23, 2019.  Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Lewisville Human Resources Department 972-219-3450.

 
Once you have submitted your application on-line, upon review, you will receive an email. If selected to take the test, the email will include instructions for scheduling your test, personal history statement, and polygraph statement for you to complete and bring to the test.
 
You will be required to include your Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic Certification, as well as your Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification OR proof that you are enrolled in school and will be getting your certifications by April 1, 2019.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
 
Employment Application – All applicants must complete an online application for the selection process.
THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON-LINE ON OR BEFORE THE FOLLOWING DATE:  January 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM
 
APPLICANT TESTING and SELECTION PROCESS
 
Physical Ability, Panel Interview, Essay Test Dates: (Choose one date)   
                                                                       
                       Wednesday, January 30, 2019
                       Thursday, January 31, 2019
                                               
 Check in Time:    7:30 – 8:30 AM
                              Physical Ability Test will start promptly at 8:30 am.
  No applicant will be allowed to participate in Applicant Testing if they arrive after 8:30 am.
                                                                                   
Test Site Address:    Jerry R. Galler Public Safety Training Center
                                    701 E Valley Ridge Blvd.
                                    Lewisville, TX  75057
 
Physical Ability make up test
 The physical ability will be CANCELLED if it’s raining on the day of the test.  PLEASE CHECK THE WEATHER. Make up test date will be February 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM.

***      No applicant will be admitted to the physical ability/panel interview without an official picture ID (driver’s license, Texas state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID).  The following IDs will not be accepted: Employer or student IDs.  YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THE REQUIRED ID

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST INFORMATION Essential Functions

  • Suppresses fires to preserve lives and property.
  • Provides pre-hospital care at the basic life support level.
  • Maintains advanced life support, equipment, supplies and drugs as required.
  • Drives and operates the fire engine as assigned when the Captain or Driver is absent upon completion of step-up process.
  • Performs maintenance and minor repair work on vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintains all equipment in a functional condition.
  • Maintains the station which includes housekeeping and repairs.
  • Conducts tours, talks, demonstrations and classes to educate the public on fire safety.
  • Participates in continuing training classes.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the physical ability test.
  • Be Firefighter/Paramedic Certified or have proof that you are enrolled in school & will be getting both certifications by April 1, 2019.
  • Be a high school graduate or have obtained a G.E.D.
  • Have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions of such a number that would indicate a habitual law violator.
  • Be subjected to a search of records to disclose a criminal record.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record as defined by City policy.
  • Have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light.
  • Be able to distinguish between the colors red, yellow, and green.
  • Be able to successfully pass a validated physical ability test.
  • Be able to pass post-offer physical, psychological, drug test & polygraph.
  • All candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation.

 
Experience
            Six months to one year of experience preferred.
 
 REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of fire prevention, suppression, and rescue techniques.
  • Knowledge of department rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of building types, construction and street locations within the City.
  • Knowledge of pre-hospital advanced life support techniques.
     
    Ability to:
  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly
  • Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to remain calm and decisive under extreme stress.
  • Ability to distinguish between red, yellow, and green in order to identify traffic lights and sign colors.
  • Ability to successfully pass a written exam and validated physical agility test.
  • Ability to pass background investigation.
     
    Skills 
  • Skill in use of personal computer including Microsoft Office, Open Office or similar word processing programs, e-mail and the internet.
  • Skill in use of firefighting equipment and techniques.

Special Requirements

  • Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • Must be able to pass post-offer physical, psychological & polygraph.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers License Class “C” and good driving record as defined by City policy.
  • Must obtain Class “B” within six months of hire.
  • Must be Certified Texas Firefighter/Paramedic by hire date
  • Must have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet often in dim light.

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

 

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