Firefighter/Paramedic: Monona Wisconsin Deadline: September 1, 2017


Deadline: September 1, 2017

Salary: $55,480.00 Annually

Job Description:


The purpose of this process is to establish an eligibility list from which to fill futurevacancies. There are no current vacancies. The eligibility list will be effective for a one (1)-year period from the date established.

Under the direct supervision of the City of Monona Fire Chief, a firefighter/paramedic provides direct services, individually and as a member of a team, in response to fire, rescue, hazmat and other incidents.

Additionally, a Paramedic/Firefighter responds to medical emergencies and provides pre-hospital ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT care to victims of injury or illness.  A Paramedic/Firefighter is ordinarily the highest medical authority at an emergency medical scene and as such, makes medical decisions based on standing orders, protocols and orders from on-line and off-line medical direction.

Copies of the following documents must be submitted with your application. Failure to submit any of these documents will result in an incomplete application.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Copy of college transcript for proof of 30 credits
  4. Wisconsin Firefighter 1 certification or equivalent
  5. National Registry Paramedic card or Wisconsin Paramedic license
  6. All certifications / degrees listed on resume / application

After applications are evaluated and scored based on experience, education, and qualifications, a maximum of 20 applicants will be invited to participate in an oral interview.Oral interviews will be conducted by a panel of fire service professionals. Candidates who successfully complete the oral interviews will be invited to participate in an assessment center where they will be asked to perform in a number of scenarios designed to evaluate firefighter and paramedic skill levels. Finalists will be invited to a Police & Fire Commission interview after which the final eligibility list will be made.Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position. They should not be construed as all-inclusive; other duties may be added as needed:

  • Performs complex diagnostic and medical procedures including, but not limited to, intravenous fluid administration, endotracheal intubation, recognition of cardiac arrhythmias, and administration of various medications.
  • Drives and operates ambulance or other apparatus as assigned and/or  operates as a member of medic engine or medic truck company.
  • Accurately completes written and verbal reports on patient care to hospital  emergency departments.
  • Performs a thorough, daily inspection and pump check of the apparatus to which  he/she is assigned; notifies OIC of any condition requiring repair or maintenance; insures  that the inventory of supplies and equipment is complete; assures that apparatus, equipment, and records are maintained and in good order.
  • Comprehends and documents complete and accurate patient histories.
  • Checks all medications and equipment daily to ensure proper control and inventory.
  • Lays hose lines; operates nozzles, pumps and hydrants; utilizes fire extinguishers and performs other actions to suppress fire; operates hydraulic, pneumatic, manual and  power tools.
  • Participates in salvage operation and post-fire operations; uses salvage covers,  floor runners and other related equipment to reduce property damage from heat, smoke, fire, gases, and water.
  • Participates in drills and training evolutions as directed.
  • Participates in fire and life safety inspections of commercial and residential properties; checks operating condition of hydrants.
  • Cleans and performs general maintenance of fire equipment and fire stations.
  • Responds to scenes of accidents or acute illness for which emergency medical  care has been requested.
  • Transfers, lifts and moves patients while employing appropriate safety and lifting techniques.
  • Responds to hazardous materials incidents at an awareness level and responds  to other calls for assistance as requested by the public.
  • Participates in public education programs in schools, civic groups and other locations as requested.
  • Conducts departmental training sessions on topics related to the  employee’s job functions.
  • Utilizes city computer system for patient care documentation, record keeping, pre-incident planning, and other job related functions.
  • Drives and operates fire apparatus under the direction of the OIC and according to procedures as outlined in the City of Monona Fire Department SOGs.
  • Participates in daily physical training.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • 19 years or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent + a minimum of 30 college-level credits
  • Wisconsin Firefighter 1certification or equivalent
  • Wisconsin EMT-Paramedic license (Job offers will only be made to Wisconsin licensed EMT-Paramedics. )
  • Applicants must have Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate prior to Police &  Fire Commission interview. The CPAT certificate is acceptable if dated after January 1, 2017.
  • Valid / insurable driver’s license; State of Wisconsin driver’s license within 30 days of hire
  • Able to pass department medical physical based upon NFPA 1582
  • Upon employment, all candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the  United States.


  • Prior fire suppression, fire inspection and ambulance experience
  • Associates Degree in Fire Protection or related field
  • Wisconsin State Fire Inspector certification
  • Wisconsin Firefighter II certification
  • Wisconsin Motor Pump Operator certification(s), NIMS ICS Classes, Emergency Vehicle Operations Class certification
  • Experience working with volunteers

Knowledge and Abilities

Candidates must be of good moral character and integrity. Candidates who are extended conditional offers of employment must agree to an in-depth background investigation which may reveal criminal conviction records, emotional problems, or illegal drug use.

Candidates who are extended an conditional offer of employment must pass a physical and psychological examination provided by a City of Monona-appointed physician.

Candidates must be able to work the schedule as specified in the current International Association of Firefighters Local 311 contract as follows:  The scheduled workday is 24 hours, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. the following day.  The scheduled work week is one (1) day on, one (1) day off, one (1) day on, one (1) day off, one (1) day on, four (4) days off (1-1, 1-1, 1-4) and so on, on a 27-day rotating basis with each full-time employee working nine (9) work days every 27-day period.

All full-time employees are required to reside within 25 miles of the City of Monona.

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

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