Firefighter/Paramedic: Libertyville Illinois Deadline: May 4, 2018

Firefighter/Paramedic

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Job Description:

This is skilled firefighting and emergency medical work involving prevention, containment, suppression and extinguishment of fires; rescue of individuals from life-threatening situations; answering emergency calls; providing first aid, basic and advanced life support care and transportation of the sick/injured; public education; and operation/maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.

GENERAL DESCRIPTON:

The work involves training and participation in duties of protecting lives and property by firefighting and rescue activities, usually under close supervision. Employees in this classification are required to learn and participate in the operation of apparatus; respond to emergency situations and perform hazardous tasks under stressful and strenuous conditions; and maintain firefighter equipment and fire department property. Employees may also perform a variety of other assignments such as serving as a fire prevention officer (public education), training officer, arson investigator, and serving as a member of a specialized rescue team (haz-mat, dive, swift water, sonar, wildland, high angle, confined space, building collapse, trench). Work is normally performed under the direction of a superior officer and is reviewed and evaluated in progress and upon completion for adherence to standards.

The position is technical and skilled in nature and requires the ability to interact with patients, independently asses and treat medical emergencies, follow established advanced treatment protocols, supervise patient care and document findings and events for the patient’s medicalrecord. Work is often carried out under stressful conditions in the presence of contagious disease, environmental, hazardous materials, and physical violence hazards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  •   Desire to serve and protect the public.
  •   Follows safe work practices.
  •   Responds to Department call backs while off duty.
  •   Ability to perform complex tasks during life threatening emergencies.
  •   Ability to obtain and maintain certification as a EMT-Paramedic.
  •   Ability to provide basic and advanced life support services and operates emergency

    care during transport of the victim while relaying pertinent information to the

    hospital.

  •   Ability to conduct examinations of victims to determine the extent of illnesses or

    injury, document findings and record all care and services rendered.

  •   Able to face exposure to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma

    and burn victims.

  •   Ability to face possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  •   Ability to use writing and computer instruments and the ability to develop and write

    both fire and medical reports as required.

    This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  •   Ability to lift and carry a stretcher with one adult on it up or down flights of stairs with a minimum of one person to assist.
  •   Able to wear personal protective equipment that weighs approximately 80 lbs. while performing various strenuous firefighting, rescue, and other related tasks.
  •   Ability to perform physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment.
  •   Able to work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
  •   Able to operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, heights, and in enclosed confined spaces.
  •   Ability to use manual and power tools in the performance of emergency and non- emergency duties.
  •   Ability to perform limited mechanical work involved in maintaining fire apparatus, equipment, and tools.
  •   Ability to raise, climb and work from ground and aerial ladders in order to gain access to a burning structure or perform a rescue.
  •   Ability to drag hoses up to five (5) inches in diameter, both charged and un-charged, limited distances and directs stream of water/chemical onto a fire.
  •   Ability to rescue by carrying or dragging and adult from a burning structure or other dangerous situations.
  •   Ability to drive department apparatus to and from the scene of an emergency.
  •   Ability to perform general and preventative maintenance of all buildings, grounds, equipment/tools and fire/rescue vehicles and maintain accurate records of all such

    work.

  •   Ability to participate in continuous training and drills in both fire and paramedic skills.
  •   Ability to perform public relations activities including speaking to schools and civic

    groups, conducting tours of the stations, and assisting in public education programs.

  •   Ability to conduct inspections of commercial occupancies and review building plans.
  •   Ability to serve as a fire inspector and fire prevention officer on an assigned basis.
  •   Ability to operate both as a member of a team and independently at trainings and at

    emergency incidents.

  •   Ability to understand and comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws and

    ordinances as well as department orders, rules, policies and procedures.

  •   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  •   Ability to meet attendance requirements of the shift schedule that requires

    employees to work Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

    The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

    This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fire Fighter/Paramedic

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  •   Must be at least 21 years old
  •   Knowledge of physical layout of the Village of Libertyville and the Libertyville Fire

    Protection District.

  •   Knowledge of modern emergency medical rescue procedures.

    Education and Experience:

 High School Diploma or GED equivalent

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

  •   Illinois Driver’s License
  •   Office of State Fire Marshall Basic Operations Fire Fighter (Firefighter II) certification

    or greater

  •   IDPH Paramedic License

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work involves the potential for entering dangerous settings. There is frequent sitting with standing, walking, climbing, balancing, crouching or crawling occasionally required. There is an occasional need to lift objects over 100 pounds. There is also the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemicals, mechanical parts and other hazards. Work frequently involves extreme hot or cold temperatures, icy or muddy areas and hazardous surfaces such as rooftops. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case Basis.

This is skilled firefighting and emergency medical work involving prevention, containment, suppression and extinguishment of fires; rescue of individuals from life-threatening situations; answering emergency calls; providing first aid, basic and advanced life support care and transportation of the sick/injured; public education; and operation/maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, and quarters.

GENERAL DESCRIPTON:

The work involves training and participation in duties of protecting lives and property by firefighting and rescue activities, usually under close supervision. Employees in this classification are required to learn and participate in the operation of apparatus; respond to emergency situations and perform hazardous tasks under stressful and strenuous conditions; and maintain firefighter equipment and fire department property. Employees may also perform a variety of other assignments such as serving as a fire prevention officer (public education), training officer, arson investigator, and serving as a member of a specialized rescue team (haz-mat, dive, swift water, sonar, wildland, high angle, confined space, building collapse, trench). Work is normally performed under the direction of a superior officer and is reviewed and evaluated in progress and upon completion for adherence to standards.

The position is technical and skilled in nature and requires the ability to interact with patients, independently asses and treat medical emergencies, follow established advanced treatment protocols, supervise patient care and document findings and events for the patient’s medicalrecord. Work is often carried out under stressful conditions in the presence of contagious disease, environmental, hazardous materials, and physical violence hazards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  •   Desire to serve and protect the public.
  •   Follows safe work practices.
  •   Responds to Department call backs while off duty.
  •   Ability to perform complex tasks during life threatening emergencies.
  •   Ability to obtain and maintain certification as a EMT-Paramedic.
  •   Ability to provide basic and advanced life support services and operates emergency

    care during transport of the victim while relaying pertinent information to the

    hospital.

  •   Ability to conduct examinations of victims to determine the extent of illnesses or

    injury, document findings and record all care and services rendered.

  •   Able to face exposure to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma

    and burn victims.

  •   Ability to face possible exposure to infectious diseases.
  •   Ability to use writing and computer instruments and the ability to develop and write

    both fire and medical reports as required.

    This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Fire Fighter/Paramedic

JOB DESCRIPTION

  •   Ability to lift and carry a stretcher with one adult on it up or down flights of stairs with a minimum of one person to assist.
  •   Able to wear personal protective equipment that weighs approximately 80 lbs. while performing various strenuous firefighting, rescue, and other related tasks.
  •   Ability to perform physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment.
  •   Able to work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
  •   Able to operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, heights, and in enclosed confined spaces.
  •   Ability to use manual and power tools in the performance of emergency and non- emergency duties.
  •   Ability to perform limited mechanical work involved in maintaining fire apparatus, equipment, and tools.
  •   Ability to raise, climb and work from ground and aerial ladders in order to gain access to a burning structure or perform a rescue.
  •   Ability to drag hoses up to five (5) inches in diameter, both charged and un-charged, limited distances and directs stream of water/chemical onto a fire.
  •   Ability to rescue by carrying or dragging and adult from a burning structure or other dangerous situations.
  •   Ability to drive department apparatus to and from the scene of an emergency.
  •   Ability to perform general and preventative maintenance of all buildings, grounds, equipment/tools and fire/rescue vehicles and maintain accurate records of all such

    work.

  •   Ability to participate in continuous training and drills in both fire and paramedic skills.
  •   Ability to perform public relations activities including speaking to schools and civic

    groups, conducting tours of the stations, and assisting in public education programs.

  •   Ability to conduct inspections of commercial occupancies and review building plans.
  •   Ability to serve as a fire inspector and fire prevention officer on an assigned basis.
  •   Ability to operate both as a member of a team and independently at trainings and at

    emergency incidents.

  •   Ability to understand and comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws and

    ordinances as well as department orders, rules, policies and procedures.

  •   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  •   Ability to meet attendance requirements of the shift schedule that requires

    employees to work Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

    The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

    This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fire Fighter/Paramedic

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  •   Must be at least 21 years old
  •   Knowledge of physical layout of the Village of Libertyville and the Libertyville Fire

    Protection District.

  •   Knowledge of modern emergency medical rescue procedures.

    Education and Experience:

 High School Diploma or GED equivalent

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

  •   Illinois Driver’s License
  •   Office of State Fire Marshall Basic Operations Fire Fighter (Firefighter II) certification

    or greater

  •   IDPH Paramedic License

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work involves the potential for entering dangerous settings. There is frequent sitting with standing, walking, climbing, balancing, crouching or crawling occasionally required. There is an occasional need to lift objects over 100 pounds. There is also the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemicals, mechanical parts and other hazards. Work frequently involves extreme hot or cold temperatures, icy or muddy areas and hazardous surfaces such as rooftops. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case Basis.

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

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