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Firefighter/Paramedic

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
City of Georgetown - Georgetown, Texas


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Job Description

Hiring Range: Stated annual salary of $53,240 is inclusive of $47,840 base salary + Paramedic Certification and Assignment Pay of $5,400/year. Max of $74,960 is also inclusive of the $5,400/year Paramedic Certification and Assignment Pay. Candidate eligibility for assignment pay is determined by the Fire Chief. Longevity and Overtime is also available.
Work Schedule: M-F during Fire Academy and 24/48 upon completion of training. Schedule may vary if placed on assignment.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The City of Georgetown Fire Department is currently seeking Firefighter/Paramedics that are interested in serving our community with Fire and Emergency Medical Services. We have immediate plans to hire Paramedic and/or Firefighter/Paramedic candidates and are actively seeking applications from Paramedics. Candidates that have recent 9-1-1 experience and a strong desire to serve the community with professionalism, compassion, and dedication are highly encouraged to apply.Additional Benefits include Longevity, Overtime, and Certification and/or Assignment Pay.Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services are only the beginning. City of Georgetown Firefighter/Paramedics truly care about the community they protect and serve in many ways including; providing emergency medical services, fighting fires,  responding to hazardous materials spills, performing on specialty response teams (Dive, Rope, Swift Water, Etc..), providing education to the public, investigating fires and enforcing code.  Professional Firefighter/Paramedics work as a team to protect life and property during all types of emergencies.If you have a strong desire to help others and be part of a growing professional organization, then we would like to encourage you to sign up for our upcoming Civil Service examination and take your EMS and Firefighting career to the next level with the City of Georgetown Fire Department.The City of Georgetown will be testing to establish an eligibility list for the Civil Service position of Firefighter/Paramedic.Preference may be given to candidates possessing more than three (3) recent years' experience as a certified Paramedic in an active 9-1-1 system that provides Advanced Care Life Support.Candidates possessing a Paramedic Certification and basic Firefighter Certification may also receive preference.Applications will be accepted online until Monday, October 16th, 2017. with the written exam occuring on Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.All interested candidates are invited to participate in both orientations and timed practices of the Candidate Physical Ability Test portion of the exam. Orientation and Practices will take place at the Fire Training Ground behind Georgetown Fire Station 5 located at 3600 D.B. Wood Rd., Georgetown TX 78626.Successful completion of a timed practice will be counted as successful completion of the CPAT portion of the testing process and candidates will not have to retake the test on the day of the written exam. Failure of a timed practice will not count against participating candidates.Orientation #1 -  Saturday, August 19th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Orientation #2 -  Saturday, September 9th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Timed Practice #1 - Saturday, September 23rd, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Timed Practice #2 - Saturday, October 14th, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.*Candidates that successfully completed a timed practice will not have to participate in the CPAT on test day*Please contact Elliott Harper 512-931-7645 to schedule your Orientation or Timed Practices if you wish to participate. Advance notification of participation is required.(Wear long pants compatible with physical activity for both the orientation and time practices, equipment will be provided but candidates may want to bring their own hand protection.)

Additional Information

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must Be Certified as a Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services by date of hire;AndHave the ability to receive Certification as a Basic Firefighter by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. (Eligible to participate in a TCFP and GFD approved Fire Academy and pass Certification requirements mandated by TCFP following date hire)Achieve a minimum passing score of seventy (70) percent on the written examinationSuccessfully complete the physical ability testPass a background investigationPass oral interviewsSuccessfully complete a polygraph examinationSuccessfully complete a post-job offer drug screen, psychological examination, medicalexaminationBe at least eighteen (18) years of age and under forty-five (45) years of age at time of hire.Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have an equivalency certificateHave a valid Texas driver's license at the date of hireBe a citizen of the United States by birth or naturalization, or a permanent residentBe able to read, write, and speak the English languageBe of good moral character

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

The written examination will occur on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m.The Physical Ability Test will take place on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. PAT times will be assigned following successful completion of the written exam.Duties will include responding to all fires, emergency medical, and rescues & recovery alarms; sustaining high level of preparedness for emergencies; maintaining vehicles & equipment for fire suppression/prevention and for rescue & recovery.  Subject to callback for emergencies, special training and/or other administrative reasons. Completed Personal History Statements are due immediately following successful completion of the written examination (October 21st, 2017). Packets must include all requested forms and any required notarization must be completed prior to submittal.Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will receive an email with the Personal History Statements attached. Failure to return the completed packet along with required documents on October 21st, 2017 will disqualify you as a candidate.For applicants who wish to have military credit of five (5) points added to a passing test score of 70% or better, you must provide a copy of military discharge papers (DD214), member 4 copy, showing 1.) Honorable Discharge and 2.) A minimum of 180 total days of active military service.In order to receive credit on the day of the exam you must bring a copy of your DD214 to the written examination on October 21st, 2017 and submit it to a City representative at check-in.Preference may be given to paramedic candidates that also possess a Basic Firefighter Certification. Proof of Certification must be submitted at check-in or no later than the time that the eligibility list is approved by the Civil Service Commission.Preference may be given to candidates with more than three (3) years' experience as a Certified Paramedic in an active 9-1-1 system that provides Advanced Life Support services.

CERTIFICATION(S)/LICENSES REQUIRED:

All candidates must be:Certified as a Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services by date of hire.Have the ability to receive Certification as a Basic Firefighter through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection by date of hire. (Eligible to participate in a TCFP and GFD approved Fire Academy and pass Certification requirements mandated by TCFP following date hire)Valid Texas Drivers' License by date of hire.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: Paramedic Cert

Contact Informaton

City of Georgetown
Georgetown, Texas

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