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FIREFIGHTER II - EMT - FIRE


Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: FIRE


FIREFIGHTER II - EMT - 2017 Salary

$37,668.00 - $47,011.00 Annually


Location

Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

FIRE



Job Number

00042





Closing

7/28/2017 11:59 PM Eastern




Job Description

Brief Description
Handle a variety of duties related to fire suppression, fire prevention, and emergency medical services. Inspect commercial structures to prevent fires. Attend training associated with modern day fire service delivery. Respond to a variety of emergencies to reduce the loss of life and property. Develop business pre-fire plans to become familiar with structures. Demonstrate fire safety and emergency practices to the community.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:
Perform Fire Suppression (60%): Maintain a state of constant readiness to respond to all fire and medical emergency situations through preparedness training (physical, education, equipment maintenance, etc.). Perform emergency duties while operating within the Fire Department Incident Command System. Under supervision, perform activities necessary to insure life safety, fire control, and property conservation including, but not limited to, fire attack and extinguishment, protection of evidence of fire cause, extricating victims from vehicles, providing basic life support, assisting Technical Rescue Teams, and assisting Hazardous Materials Incident Response Teams.

Conduct Fire Prevention Activities (30%): Conduct routine inspections (Fire Prevention and hydrants), assist with Public Fire Safety Education programs, and participate in training programs as needed or required by Fire Department policy in conjunction with the Fire Prevention division.

Perform Station Maintenance (10%): Perform routine station maintenance duties including sweeping, mopping, cutting grass, laundry and various other duties.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands
Overall Strength Demands: Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires standing, sitting, walking, carrying, lifting, reaching, pulling/pushing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, handling, fine dexterity, vision, hearing, talking, and foot controls.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Apparatus equipment (hoses, nozzles, ladders, etc.), technical rescue equipment (ropes, extrication equipment, etc.), station maintenance equipment, BAS fill station, mobile cascade, pumper, quint, mobile command post, fire safety house, first responder medical equipment, ventilation equipment, and/or hazardous materials response equipment.

Computer Equipment and Software: Computer, Microsoft Outlook, Executime.

Working Conditions
Overall Working Conditions: Disagreeable: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.

Environmental Factors: Frequent exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards.

Health and Safety: Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, fire hazards, explosives, communicable diseases, and physical danger or abuse.

Primary Work Location: Indoors/Outdoors.

Protective Equipment Required: SCBA, turn out gear (coat, pants, boots), gloves, helmet, safety glasses, flash hood, steel-toed shoes, hearing protection, Body Substance Isolation equipment, and personal rescue equipment; may include technical rescue and/or hazardous materials response equipment.

Non-Physical Demands
Frequently requires time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.


Qualifications

Must be 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and possess a high school diploma or GED plus six months to one year of advanced study or training in firefighting and basic life support. IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter II certification meeting NFPA Firefighter II standards are required. South Carolina or National Registry EMT-Basic or higher certification is desired. As part of employment requirements, the City of Greenville will require all new hires (that are not an EMT- Basic or higher) obtain certification as an EMT Basic within one year of employment and maintain certification. Must be able to work 24/48 hour shifts. Must have a steady/reliable work history. A valid SC driver`s license is required with no license suspensions during the last 5 years for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless homicide, or involuntary manslaughter.

Must pass an entry level written exam and physical strength/agility test. Must pass a background investigation to include a clear criminal record. Must have a good credit history and not have defaulted on a student loan. Must have an honorable discharge from the U.S. military (if applicable). Must pass pre-employment screenings (drug, vision, hearing, stress and pulmonary function tests, and psychological exam).

In addition to completing your application, you MUST upload copies of your certifications/credential.




How To Apply:
Please fill out our Online Application by clicking the Apply button below:




Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.

 

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