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Firefighter/EMT

Company Name:
City of Ottawa
Position Title: Firefighter/EMT
Department: Fire
POSITION SUMMARY
Duties of the Firefighter/EMT include protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, and providing EMT care where needed. Employee performs specialized firefighting duties under emergency conditions, frequently involving considerable, physical danger. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the supervising officer, but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods and EMT duties. The employee is also responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus and quarters.
How to Apply: Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.
Written Testing: Monday, October 27, 2014
EMT Certification: In order to be admitted to testing on October 24th, every applicant MUST PROVIDE CURRENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AND PROOF OF CURRENT Kansas or National EMT Certification. No exceptions will be made.
Salary: $33885.02
Additional salary increases for:
Associates Degree: 2%
Bachelors Degree: 4%
Masters Degree: 7%
Date Opened: Friday, September 19, 2014
Date Closed: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Hours: 24 Hour Shifts; 212 hours every 28 days.
Residency Requirements: Regular part-time and regular full-time employees shall, within one year of date of hire, establish and maintain residency within Franklin County or within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall, AND within the state of Kansas.
Additional Information:
High School Diploma or GED is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Kansas drivers license. Must be insurable by the Citys insurance carrier. Must possess and maintain Kansas EMT certification and complete all other assigned trainings.
Must complete Firefighter I in first 18 months of employment.
Ability to perform specialized firefighting duties; respond to emergencies, render aid to citizens and utilize all firefighting equipment with reasonable degree of skill. Ability to cooperate with others, to accept the lines of authority, and to maintain courteous relationships with the general public. Ability to acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods and techniques, first aid, and equipment usage. The ability to operate power tools, hoses, and other related equipment is required.
The ability to work courteously and to establish successful working relationships with entities, employees, City officials, businesses and the public, and to use good professional judgment, honesty, and integrity in decision-making.
The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.
The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title Firefighter-EMT
Department Fire
Reports To Fire Captain
FLSA Status Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)
Salary Grade
Retirement KP&F
OSHA Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication
Last Update August 2014
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
Summary
Duties of the Firefighter/EMT include protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, as well as providing EMT care where needed. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the supervising officer, but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods and EMT duties.
Essential Job Functions
Receive and respond quickly to calls for service, including emergency medical calls.
Extinguish fires and respond to hazardous material emergencies.
Remove persons from danger and provide appropriate medical care; complying with established medical protocols. Transport patients when appropriate.
Operate nozzles, hand fire extinguishers, hand tools, and other equipment as necessary to fight fires, affect rescue, and provide emergency medical care.
Perform maintenance on department building, apparatus, and tools to ensure cleanliness and proper working order.
Perform technical and specialty work in arson investigation, public education, building inspections, and related functions as time and training permits.
Participate in formal and phase-intensive training and instruction sessions in firefighting methods, basic life support, and other Fire Department activities.
Ancillary Job Functions
Comply with all City ordinances and policies, as well as federal and state laws and ordinances.
Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
High school diploma or equivalent.
EMT certification.
Some prior firefighting and/or emergency services experience preferred.
Must complete Firefighter 1 in the first 18 months and Firefighter 2 by completion of the third year of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.
Ability to perform specialized firefighting and supervisory duties, respond to emergencies, render aid to citizens, and utilize all firefighting equipment with a degree of skill.
Ability to cooperate with others and to accept the lines of authority.
Considerable knowledge of the methods, principles, and practices of modern firefighting.
Thorough knowledge of the geographies of the City of Ottawa.
Ability to acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods, hydraulics, fire ground techniques, first aid, and related matters.
Ability to make technical and tactical decisions in high-priority situations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business entities, and the general public.
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.
Work Environment Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, extreme temperatures, oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.
May be required to wear a respirator.
Physical Abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must meet the requirements of the Citys physical examination for firefighters.
Must be able to pass the bi-annually required physical agility tests administered by the department.
Must be able to talk, hear, feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, and operate mechanical equipment.
Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
Must have precise hand-eye coordination, clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and ability to identify/distinguish colors.
Must be able to lift 100 or more pounds.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

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