Firefighter/Paramedic: Moline Illinois Deadline: September 18, 2020

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Deadline: September 18, 2020

Salary: $50,116.76 – $83,867.28 Annually

Job Description:


The City of Moline is recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Testing will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 and Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Download the Applicant Information Packet which contains detailed information on the recruitment process.  
No minimum licensing requirement to test!
Starting Salary:

  • EMT-Basic or RN pursuing Pre-Hospital RN (PHRN): $50,116.76
  • EMT-Paramedic or PHRN: $55,116.69

Education Assistance:

  • Up to $5,000 for employees hired but not licensed as an EMT-Paramedic or PHRN
  • Employee must agree to stay with the City of Moline for 3 years. If employee leaves before 3 years, education assistance must be repaid on a pro-rated basis.

Licensing Requirements to be Hired:

  • State of Illinois EMT-Basic or Registered Nurse within 2 years of becoming a Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN). Up to 6 candidates may be hired in this licensing category.
  • State of Illinois EMT-Paramedic or PHRN

Probationary Period:

  • All new employees will serve a probationary period of not less than 1 year and no more than 2 years.
  • New employees not licensed as an Illinois EMT-Paramedic or PHRN will be required to become licensed as such within 2 years of hire.
  • All new employees must become certified as a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter in the State of Illinois during their probationary period.

Characteristics of the Job
Under general direction of a lieutenant or acting lieutenant, engages in firefighting activities performing physically demanding semi-skilled operations in hazardous and toxic environments.  Under direction from the project medical director and the Standing Medical Orders of the advanced life support system, provides emergency medical care to the employee’s level of certification under conditions of a considerable difficulty utilizing technical skills and skilled manual procedures.  

Examples of Duties

Respond to emergency medical calls and operate as a part of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team under the direction of the project medical director according to Standing Medical Orders and Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Operating Guidelines of the Moline Fire Department.
Respond to fire alarms with assigned company and perform rescue, fire suppression or property conservation duties as assigned by the company officer and the incident commander.
Complete all patient care reports and other assigned departmental reports promptly, accurately and thoroughly via appropriate software reporting system.
Maintain medical proficiency and certification through participation in continuing education, clinical skills sessions and advanced training as mandated through the project medical director and/or the Moline Fire Department.
Maintain ambulance, equipment and medical supplies in a perpetual state of readiness to respond through daily checks, post use inventory replacements and sanitization of surfaces to prevent infection and disease spread between patients.
Operate departmental equipment in emergency and non-emergency situations in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Operating Guidelines of the Moline Fire Department.
Instruct fire department employees and EMS students as assigned by the project medical director and fire administration.
Participate in all non-emergent activities, including public education, business inspections, training and station and vehicle maintenance.
Work cooperatively with other City departments to provide uniform and superior customer service to citizens and local businesses.
Participate in the maintenance of order, discipline and morale within the company and department through effective communication techniques.

Other duties may be assigned.Qualifications

Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Broad knowledge of fire behavior, firefighting techniques, rescue techniques and fire prevention practices; Emergency Medical Services practices and the concepts of advanced life support emergency medical care; specific knowledge of the Standing Medical Orders, Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Operating Guidelines of the Moline Fire Department; and of the geographic layout of the City of Moline.
Exceptional skill in public, employee and labor relations; maintaining effective working relationships and resolving conflict; skill in the use and maintenance of firefighting protective equipment and tools; the use of advanced life support equipment and the administration of advanced life support medical techniques; the operation of emergency response vehicles and apparatus; and the preparation of EMS reports and other assigned written documents; and the use and maintenance of personal protective equipment.
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of the materials and situations encountered on the job; take orders from superiors in a paramilitary organization; function at a high level in emotionally stressing and emergency situations; communicate effectively and interact respectfully with peers, superiors, patients, personnel from hospitals and other agencies and the public; oversee assigned trainees and ensure their safety and the safety of the public; use knowledge of streets and avenues to locate emergency calls and plot the route of quickest access.
Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Illinois Class B Driver’s License (Non-CDL) or equivalent.
  • Valid one and two-person CPR certification through the American Heart Association.
  • Valid State of Illinois EMT-B license or Registered Nurse license at the time of an offer of employment, and valid State of Illinois EMT-P license or Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse license within probationary period.
  • Certified by the Project Medical Director.
  • State of Illinois Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter certification or equivalent within probationary period.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, walk, hear, stand and sit; occasionally required perform physical activities at a sustained heavy demand level under adverse, dangerous and toxic conditions and lift and/or move up to 100 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may be exposed to life threatening conditions.


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


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