Public Safety Officer: Kalamazoo Michigan Deadline: October 23, 2016

kalamazoo public safety, MI, Michigan

Firefighter

Deadline: October 23, 2016

Salary: $18.76 – $31.24 Hourly

Job Description:

 

***MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE/START OF TRAINING ON MAY 22, 2017***
  • *ALL TRAINING IS PAID FOR* (POLICE OFFICER/FIREFIGHTER/MEDICAL FIRST RESPONDER), PLUS HOURLY STARTING WAGE
  • $18.76/HR POLICE OFFICER START (IF ALREADY FF I&II, START $20.62/HR)
  • $20.62/HR AFTER CROSS-TRAINED; $23.08/HR AFTER 1 YR; STEPS TO $31.24/HR
  • INITIAL TESTING IS BY INVITATION ONLY, AFTER REVIEW OF APPLICATION/ QUALIFICATIONS
  • SPANISH LANGUAGE HIRING BONUS
  • ELIGIBLE FOR VETERAN ON-THE-JOB TRAINING EDUCATION BENEFITS
  • ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM
  • READ JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR EXPECTATIONS:

The Public Safety Officer II – 42 Hour responds to emergency calls for police, fire, and rescue. This position performs duties that deter crime through patrol, respond to citizen calls for police, respond to fire, responds to basic emergency medical calls, protect property, mediate and provide conflict resolution, and assist with fire prevention. Public Safety Officer II interacts with the public on a daily basis.Examples of Duties

Maintains law and order and protects lives and property
Enforces applicable laws and ordinances
Responds to law enforcement related calls for service including high risk, emergency, crimes in progress, alarms, disturbances, civil issues, and other types of incidents
Conducts criminal investigations including taking control of a crime scene; identifying, protecting and impounding evidence; interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; and developing leads to solve crimes

 

Operates as a State of Michigan Fire Fighter 2 classification responding to fire and emergency medical calls for service including structure fires, alarms, traffic crash events, hazardous material and injured/sick persons
Operates in various capacities on fire calls for service including incident evaluation/size-up, incident command, fire suppression, life rescue, apparatus set-up and operation, rapid intervention, salvage, and incident safety officer
Operates assigned rescue, extrication, and fireground operations equipment
Assists private ambulance service Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics on emergency medical calls for service
Completes fire inspections as required

Essential Qualifications

Must pass Public Safety Officer Written Exam, PSO Agility Test (police & firefighter fitness events), MCOLES entry tests (if not currently certified: physical fitness & reading/writing exams), drug screen, physical exam and psychological testing (including normal/corrected eye sight, no color blindness)

Must also pass interviews, application/background screenings and thorough background investigation (no felonies, including if expunged)

Must be at least 21 at time of appointment

Must live within 45 minutes response time (for civil, emergency or mandatory overtime call-in) after completion of probationary period.

Must be able to obtain and maintain:
– MCOLES certification (or attending & pass police academy)
– Valid State of Michigan driver’s license

Must be able to obtain and maintain:
– Medical First Responder certification (pass state exams)
– Fire Fighter I & II certifications (pass state exams)

Acceptable Training and Experience

Minimum of High School Diploma; Associate or higher preferred, or any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the functions of the job

The City of Kalamazoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

City’s Website Click HERE

 

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