Lieutenant/Paramedic: Town of Palm Beach Florida Deadline March 28, 2016

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Deadline: March 28, 2016

Salary: $70,366-$107,312 ($24.16-36.8520 hourly range)

Job Description:

General Statement of Job

Job Classification Information: Full time with benefits. This is a non-exempt position paid on a hourly basis which is eligible for overtime.

Starting Salary Range Depending on Qualifications: $70,366-88,835 ($24.16-30.50 hourly range)

Full Salary Range: $70,366-$107,312 ($24.16-36.8520 hourly range)

The Fire-Rescue Lieutenant/Paramedic is a supervisory position responsible for leading, directing, coordinating, and controlling Firefighters and Driver/Operators during emergency and non-emergency duty related activities. This is a station officer position responsible for the protection of life and property through fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services. Work activities include the utilization and direction for use of appropriate safety equipment under extremely hazardous conditions of high heat, toxic gases, explosive chemicals, radioactive materials, and infectious diseases; perform and direct station and vehicle maintenance; perform and direct equipment and supply inventories; conduct administrative duties involving report writing and computer data entry; and, maintain physical condition and skills necessary to sustain required certifications in fire suppression, fire prevention, and advanced life support techniques.

Essential Functions

-Directs and supervises subordinates during fire prevention inspections to ensure that all areas of prescribed buildings are physically inspected; that fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, exit signs and doors, stand pipes and other fire protection devices are ready for operation; and, is responsible for accurate preparation and submission of required fire inspection and code violation forms.

-Ensures that all personnel follow existing rules and regulations, standard operating procedures, and takes appropriate disciplinary action when necessary.

-Performs and supervises fire suppression activities that include rescue, exposure protection, confinement, extinguishment, ventilation, salvage and overhaul; carries and drags fire hose long distances from fire vehicles to the fire location and up stairways of high rise buildings; carries, raises, extends, and climbs ladders; holds large diameter hose lines and directs high pressure water streams from unlevel ground, stairways, and ladders; uses and supervises the operation of manual and power tools to conduct forcible entry and to ventilate smoke, heat, and gases; carries victims to safety from hazardous locations; and, works for extended periods of time using self contained breathing apparatus.

-Performs and supervises advanced and basic life support emergency medical services which include techniques such as patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), splinting, obstetrical assistance, administration of oxygen, bandaging, application of medical antishock trousers, endotracheal intubation, the administration of drugs and intravenous fluids, telemetry, cardiac monitoring and cardiac defibrillation; lift patients and carry stretchers; uses radios and telephones to communicate with physicians; communicates with hospital emergency room staff using appropriate medical terminology; and attends monthly Medical Director’s meetings.

-Supervises Driver/Operator’s during emergency responses to ensure the safe transportation of personnel and equipment to the scene of emergencies; supervises vehicle and equipment maintenance and is responsible for the proper execution and submission of written reports to document losses and damage to vehicles and equipment.

-Prepares,conducts and participates in training classes and drills necessary to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities of subordinates.

-Prepares performance evaluations for all subordinates; prepares or supervises the preparation of incident reports, inspection forms, intradepartmental communications, and other written reports, forms, and documents. Uses computers to enter data, write reports, and query files.

-Maintains station records and reports, as well as inventory of station supplies.

-Educates the public on proper fire safety procedures and practices.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

1. Have a minimum of fire (5) years full time service as a certified firefighter; OR three (3) years full time services as a certified Firefighter and a two (2) year or greater college degree; AND

2. Must be a Florida State Certified Paramedic; AND

3. Must be a Certified Firefighter in the State of Florida in accordance with Florida Statute, Chapter 633.

4. Must have successfully attained the State of Florida Fire Officer I Certificate of Competency; AND

5. Within one year from the date of appointment, must have successfully attained and maintain the State of Florida Fire Safety Inspector I Certificate of Compliance OR completed an In-service Fire safety Inspector Training Course in compliance with 69A-39.005 (2); AND

6. Must have a valid State of Florida Chauffeur or Class D with “E” endorsement vehicle operators license.

Prior experience in leadership; supervising, coaching, and counseling subordinate firefighters and paramedics; public relations; customer service; planning; organizing; and the management of fire and emergency medical service emergencies is preferred. Previous experience in the fire service and retired fire service members are encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-Ability to deal effectively and courteously with others, particularly in stress related situations.

-Ability to observe situations analytically and objectively and record them clearly, completely, and concisely.

-Ability to evaluate the performance of subordinates, analyze weaknesses, and take corrective action or recommend discipline when necessary.

-Ability to use a typewriter and computer keyboard, and ability to use computer programs for fire inspections, fire and medical reports, equipment inventories, and other related uses.

-Ability to perform endotracheal intubation, administer drugs and intravenous fluids, and use defibrillator, monitor and pacemaker.

-Ability to interpret reports, codes, and ordinances; identify, assess, and execute fire prevention procedures; educate children and adults in fire prevention; and, learn new procedures and techniques.

-Knowledge of basic mathematics involving fractions, multiplication and division required to perform drug and intravenous fluid calculations.

-Thorough knowledge of the Essentials of Firefighting, Fire Service Hydraulics, Fire Apparatus and Equipment; advanced and basic life support emergency medical procedures; and, the Department’s rules and regulations, standard operating procedures, and safety policies.

-General knowledge of the streets, roadways, fire hydrants, water mains, major buildings, and standpipe and sprinkler outlets located within the boundaries of the Town of Palm Beach.

-General knowledge of the Standard Fire Prevention Code and Town’s ordinances specific to fire prevention.

-General knowledge of private fire protection systems, building construction, boat construction, and water currents and conditions.

Physical & Environmental Demands

Far Visual Acuity: Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or spectacles. Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles. Successful long term soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected criterion.

Peripheral Vision: Visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.

Hearing Acuity: Hearing deficit in the pure tone thresholds in the unaided worst ear: Greater than 25 dB in three of the four frequencies (a) 500 Hz, (b) 1000 Hz, (c) 2000 Hz, (d) 3000 Hz. Greater than 30 dB in any one of the three frequencies:(a) 500 Hz, (b) 1000 Hz, (c) 2000 Hz; and an average greater than 30 dB for the four frequencies: (a) 500 Hz, (b) 1000 Hz, (c) 2000 Hz, (d) 3000 Hz.

Lift object weighing up to 20 pounds. Daily

Lift objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Daily

Lift objecting weighing 51 to 100 pounds. Daily

Lift objects weighing more than 100 pounds. Daily

Carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Daily

Carry objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Daily

Carry objects weighing 51 to 100 pounds. Daily

Carry objects weighing 100 pounds or more. Daily

Standing up for one hour at a time. Daily

Standing up for two hours at a time. Daily

Standing for more than two hours at a time. Daily

Stooping and bending. Daily

Walking at least 1 mile(s) per (see frequency). Daily

Climb up and/or down stairs. Daily

Operate and climb up and/or down a ladder. Daily

Ability to reach and grasp objects. Daily

Manual dexterity or fine motor skills. Daily

Color vision – the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Daily

Ability to communicate orally. Daily

Ability to hear. Daily

Pushing or pulling carts or other such objects. Daily

Proofreading and checking documents for accuracy. Daily

Using a keyboard to enter and transform words or data. Daily

Using a video display terminal. Daily

Working in a normal office environment with few physical discomforts. Daily

Working in an area that is somewhat uncomfortable due to drafts, noise, temperature variation, odors or the like. Daily

Working in an area that is very uncomfortable due to extreme temperature, noise levels, or other conditions. Daily

Working with equipment or performing procedures where carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises or muscle pulls. Daily

Operating automobile, van, and/or other vehicle: Fire Rescue vehicles. Daily

Ability to work a fluctuating work schedule based upon the need of the department. Sometimes

Application Procedure

The Town of Palm Beach is a 14 mile long island community in Southeast Florida with an ISO Class 1 Fire Rescue Department. The Fire Rescue Department provides fire and EMS services to the 8000 plus citizens and numerous visitors to the community. They respond to approximately 900 Fire Calls and 1700 EMS calls per year.

Apply to the Town of Palm Beach Human Resources Department by going to, click on the Employment tab, click on the online application system, and select the job title you are interested in. Register as an applicant and complete your applicant profile including your details about your education, employment history, and skills. If you have any questions, please email

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

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