About the Position
ORAL BOARDS: Week of October 14, 2019
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To respond to fire alarms, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, urban rescue and other calls to protect life and property; to participate in fire prevention and training; and to maintain the fire station and firefighting equipment.
Firefighter/Paramedic: This is the advanced journey level class within the Firefighter series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Firefighter by the possession and maintenance of a state of Nevada Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives general supervision from higher level supervisory staff.
May exercise functional and technical supervision over lower level suppression staff.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
- Respond to fire alarms with assigned company; lay and connect hose; maintain pumping apparatus; hold nozzles and direct water streams; raise and climb ladders; ventilate burning structures; enter buildings to evacuate occupants.
- Operate all types of fire operation and rescue equipment including portable fire extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, aerial ladder equipment and emergency medical equipment.
- Respond to emergency medical incidents such as auto accidents, gas system leaks and animals in distress; analyze patient needs and administer advance emergency medical until relieved by proper medical personnel; if a Firefighter/Paramedic, may direct the activities of staff when responding to medical emergencies.
- Preserve evidence at fire scenes.
- Participate in fire station housekeeping and regular floor watch detail.
- Perform search and rescue of individuals in hazardous environments including collapsed buildings, auto accidents, hazardous material spills and confined spaces.
- Attend special instruction in firefighting emergency medical techniques; perform drills with other engine company staff; become familiar with city layout, established response routes and hydrant system; prepare and maintain a variety of firefighting preplan drawings and schematics.
- Provide public information on fire prevention, CPR and career opportunities.
- Firefighter/Paramedic employees assist in the training of fire department personnel in emergency medical techniques and medical field activities; maintain inventory of drugs and controlled substances.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Must possess a current valid driver’s license on the date of application and maintenance thereafter.
- Equivalent to graduation from high school. College level course work in fire science, fire administration or a related field is desirable.
- Must meet current physical condition requirements on the date of appointment and maintain them thereafter as required by standard operating procedures.
- Must have two (2) years of experience as a paid professional Firefighter.
- Must possess a Firefighter 1 certification on the date of application.
- Must possess a HazMat Awareness certification on the date of application.
- Must possess a HazMat Operations certification on the date of application.
- Must possess a current National Registry Paramedic certification OR a Nevada State Paramedic Certification thru May 2020 on the date of application and maintenance thereafter.
- Any other current non-National Registry or non-Nevada State Paramedic Certification can be submitted via a reciprocity process to the SNHD (this does require a Fisdap certification test prior to protocol licensure test)
- Must be licensed Paramedic for at least one (1) year.
- Possession of an American Heart Association (AHA) or State equivalent CPR certification (BLS) valid thru May 2020 on the date of application.
- Possession of an American Heart Association (AHA) or State equivalent Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification valid thru May 2020 on the date of application.
- Possession of an American Heart Association (AHA) or State equivalent Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) valid thru May 2020 on the date of application.
- Possession of a Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support certification (BTLS) valid thru May 2020 on the date of application.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION.
ALL CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE VALID AT THE TIME OF CONDITIONAL JOB OFFER AND MAINTAINED THROUGH THE DURATION OF THE FIRE ACADEMY.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE TO ENSURE THAT CERTIFICATIONS EXPIRING ANY TIME BETWEEN APPLICATION SUBMITTAL AND MAY 2020 ARE UPDATED AND SUBMITTED TO: email@example.com PRIOR TO EXPIRATION. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE HIRING PROCESS OR DISMISSAL FROM THE ACADEMY.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Principles, practices and procedures of modern firefighting and emergency rescue.
Operation of fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities and their proper use.
Emergency medical assistance and CPR techniques.
Layout of the city’s water main system and street numbering system.
Basic life support procedures and techniques.
Human anatomy and body functions.
Operation and basic maintenance of small motors.
Basic rescue techniques and procedures.
Basic techniques for handling hazardous materials.
Basic Uniform Building Code and Uniform Fire Code provisions.
Basic mathematical principles.
Emergency medical treatment and procedures as prescribed by law.
Emergency medical procedures.
Life preservation methods.
Properties of explosive and hazardous materials.
Work under strict discipline and follow orders.
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of fire fighting equipment.
Demonstrate physical aptitude as required by essential functions.
Read and understand technical materials, rules, regulations and procedures related to firefighting.
Operate and perform basic service maintenance procedures on all fire fighting equipment, both manually operated and motorized.
Learn to analyze emergency situations and quickly determine effective courses of action.
Learn to identify various hazardous materials.
Retain presence of mind in emergency situations.
Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
Operate and maintain voice radio equipment.
Work in adverse physical locations and conditions.
Perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain physical condition to perform essential duties as specified by firefighter certification.
Respond quickly to changing situations under emergency conditions.
Direct the activities of others in medical emergencies.
Work in hostile and dangerous conditions.
Work at great heights.
Meet the physical requirements for certification.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
— Performing life threatening firefighting activities in an emergency situation;
— Running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations;
— Moving equipment and injured or deceased persons;
— Climbing stairs/ladders;
— Performing life-saving and rescue procedures;
— Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time; and
— Operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:
— Fire encompassed surroundings;
— Dangerous persons;
— Dangerous animals;
— Hazards of emergency driving;
— Hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic; and
— Natural and man-made disasters.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
— Making observations;
— Communicating with others;
— Reading and writing; and
— Operating assigned equipment and vehicles.
Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of:
— Exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances;
— Evaluating various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action; and
— Demonstrating intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes.
Core Workforce Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful and positive.
Effective Communication – Expresses verbal and written thought in a clear and understandable manner.
Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern and satisfies external and/or internal customers based on the CLV core purpose and values.
Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands.
Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions and outcomes.
Productive Partnerships – Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others.
Technical and Safety Expertise – Possesses a depth of knowledge, skill and ability in a technical (job) area.
Successful completion of the city of Las Vegas Fire Training Academy.
FINAL SELECTION PROCESS:Final candidate selection will include list placement, hiring interview (if applicable) and complete background check. If you are in a reachable group on the list, you may be contacted for an interview and background review. The latter includes a computer check of criminal history and motor vehicle files of every state in which you have resided, scheduled for a suitability assessment and physical examination. Sensitive and/or confidential aspects of your personal life will be explored during these phases of the process. Some positions may require preliminary background checks.