FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC – Virginia, St. Louis County, MN – Deadline 10/03/2014



The city of Virginia, Minnesota is accepting applications for the purpose of filling three immediate openings and compiling a new eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with  the Virginia Fire/EMS Department. Applications with resume must be received by 1630 hours on October 3, 2014.  Testing dates and times to follow in late October 2014.

 *Note* these openings are NOT SAFER grant positions.



1. A high school diploma or equivalent
2. Certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a Paramedic and able to be certified as a Paramedic in the State of Minnesota with MNEMSRB.
3. Current ACLS, CPR, and PALS or pediatric equivalent
4. IFSAC FFII (or equivalent) certified
5. Must have successfully completed the CPAT within the last 12 months for a job offer (CPAT not needed at time of application, written test or oral interview board).
6. Able to obtain Minnesota Firefighter Licensure by completion of 12 month probation period.
7. Valid vehicle operator equivalent to Minnesota class “D” and able to obtain MN class “B” if necessary.
8. Successfully pass the City of Virginia pre-employment medical examination, background check, and other exams as requested by the City of Virginia.


1. Frequently lift and/or move heavy tools and or equipment. Carry (over the shoulder) or drag victims out of buildings, and/or assist in lifting patients onto a stretcher.
2. Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; bend at trunk; squat; and kneel
3. Occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, crawl, talk, hear, taste, and smell.
4. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
5. Ability to remain in good physical condition and meet any departmental standards concerning fitness;
6. Must be able to wear proper breathing apparatus


1. Regularly works in outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night; often in emergency and stressful situations
2. Exposed to firefighting hazards such as alarms, smoke, noxious odors, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents, oils, wet and/or humid conditions,
3. Potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other infectious materials
4. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and at risk of electrical shock and vibration
5. Noise level is usually moderate, except during certain activities when noise levels may be loud




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