FIREFIGHTER/EMT and FIREFIGHTER/CEP

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Pinetop Fire District - PINETOP, Arizona

Jun 8, 2021


Application Deadline:
Jun 21, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$· FF/EMT: Starting rate of $15.99 (equivalent to approximately $47,795.69/yr.) · FF/CEP: Starting rate of $15.99 - $22.13, plus paramedic stipend of $2.17/hour (equivalent to approximately $54,298.40 - $72.648.71/yr.), depending upon years of experience annual

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Firefighter / EMT TYPE: Appointment

REPORTS TO: Fire Captain F

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

CLASSIFICATION: Sworn – Safety Sensitive Position

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time (Typically a 56-hour shift schedule, but subject to administrative assignment on a 40-hour work week) or Reserve (no guaranteed hours; provides backfill as needed)

GENERAL SUMMARY: Responds to alarms and protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medicine, hazard control and other duties as assigned. Maintains fire and emergency medical equipment, apparatus, and facilities. Upholds District mission and values.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of a Fire Captain, or his/her assigned representative in the absence of the Fire Captain.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Responds to emergency calls and public service calls as dispatched within District coverage areas and on mutual aid assignments. • Provides basic life support and first aid treatment in accordance with Arizona laws, Arizona Department of Health Services rules and regulations, regional protocols, and base hospital directions. • Drives or attends to patients within departmental ambulance or rescue transport vehicles as required. • Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment, extinguishments and overhaul. • Performs salvage operations including throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris. • Operates and cares for self-contained breathing apparatus. • Completes necessary paperwork and documentation as required on calls for service. • Writes reports accurately and in a timely manner, documenting incident data, patient assessment and patient treatment. • Receives fire and/or emergency medical calls and alarms. • Operates radio and other communication equipment in accordance with District policies and procedures. • Participates in inspections of buildings, hydrants and other structures in pre-plans. 2 Revised 1-2-17 • Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire and emergency medical equipment, apparatus, and facilities. • Presents programs to the public on safety, emergency medicine, and fire prevention and suppression topics. • Participates in fire drills, and attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical service, and other related areas. • Maintains required certifications in fire and emergency medicine. • Maintains positive working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, members of the public and neighboring agencies. • Performs all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • 18 years of age or older • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent • Valid Arizona Driver’s License • Arizona Firefighter I and II certification or NFPA 1001 equivalent • Arizona or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic • Wildland Red Card certification as a Firefighter II or higher • Hazardous Materials First Responder certification • Speak, read, and write the English language • Meet PFD physical standards • Meet insurability requirements of the District’s insurance carrier • Meet PFD residency requirements as set forth in policy

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: • Working knowledge of…  fire suppression and prevention principles  fire behavior and characteristics  emergency medical and rescue techniques and their applications  District geography, streets, and water supply locations • Ability to…  apply standard firefighting and emergency medical techniques  follow verbal and written instructions  function effectively in emergency situations  handle the arduous physical requirements of the job under stressful and adverse conditions  take effective decisive actions under stressful and adverse conditions  effectively communicate in both written and verbal format  establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members of the public

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by all personnel to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position requires the individual to meet NFPA and OSHA standards for the wearing of self-contained breathing apparatus. While performing the duties of this job, personnel 3 Revised 1-2-17

Additional Information

FIREFIGHTER/EMT and FIREFIGHTER/CEP

NOW HIRING!

The Pinetop Fire District is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/CEP. It is our intent to create a single hiring list for the position of Firefighter and will accept either EMT or CEP certification. Due to an immediate need for Firefighter/CEP, we are offering a lateral move for those individuals with paramedic certification who successfully complete the selection process; accordingly, those individuals will be eligible to receive a starting wage commensurate with their years of experience.

++APPLICATION PROCESS:++

Qualified candidates must submit an application, resume, and copies of all required documents and/or related certifications. You may either complete the application at http://pinetopfire.com under the “Employment” tab, or you may pick up an application at the administrative office at the address noted below.

++APPLICATION DEADLINE:++

Applications must be received by 1600 hours on June 21, 2021; late applications will not be considered. Complete application packets shall be submitted to Assistant Chief Richard Wallace, and may either be emailed to rwallace@pinetopfire.com or submitted to:

Pinetop Fire District

1845 S. Pine Lake Road

Pinetop, AZ 85935

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements on their application will be notified via email after the closing date that their application has been accepted, and they will be invited to attend the written exam at a date TBD.

++MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:++

· 18 years of age or older

· High school diploma or G.E.D.

· Valid Arizona Driver’s License (or ability to obtain prior to employment)

· NFPA 1001 Firefighter II or Arizona Fire I & II certificate

  • Current Arizona or National Registry EMT/Paramedic and ability to obtain AZDHS Certification
  • Ability to obtain medical direction from PFD’s Base Hospital upon hire
  • Ability to obtain Wildland Red Card certification as a Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder certification
  • Speak, read, and write the English language
  • Ability to pass the pre-employment medical/physical examination with a Tier two rating or higher
  • Meet insurability requirements of the District’s insurance carrier

++PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS++

  • Two years of experience as a full-time firefighter
  • Two years of experience with an EMS company or fire department/district

++SALARY AND BENEFITS:++

· FF/EMT: Starting rate of $15.99 (equivalent to approximately $47,795.69/yr.)

· FF/CEP: Starting rate of $15.99 - $22.13, plus paramedic stipend of $2.17/hour (equivalent to approximately $54,298.40 - $72.648.71/yr.), depending upon years of experience

· Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

· Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

· Tuition Reimbursement

· Paid Time Off

· 10 Paid Holidays

· 48/96 work schedule

++THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL INCLUDE:++

· Application packet review

· Written Examination

· Practical Skills Assessment

· Physical Ability Test

· Oral Board Interview

· Fire Chief Interview

· Background Investigation

· Post-offer, Pre-employment Medical Examination

· Pre-employment Drug Screening

++TESTING PROCESS:++

1) 150 question written test:

a. _75 firefighter questions based on: _

i. _NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 Edition _

ii. Jones and Bartlett, Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, 4th Edition

b. _75 EMT level questions based on: _

i. NHTSA, National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards or

ii. United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT: National Standard Curriculum

c. _Must obtain a written pass rate of 70% to proceed; the written test will be weighted at 40 points in the final scoring. _

2) Practical Firefighter/EMS Skills:

a. AZCFE Firefighter I and II Skills. To Study this information, scroll to the Skill Sheets and click on the “Firefighter I” and “Firefighter II” documents.

i. https://docs.google.com/a/azfiretraining.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YXpmaXJldHJhaW5pbmcub3JnfGF6Y2ZzZXxneDoyY2ZkYzk3MTk1NDYxOTEy

ii. https://docs.google.com/a/azfiretraining.org/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YXpmaXJldHJhaW5pbmcub3JnfGF6Y2ZzZXxneDozNDUyZDg4MzE0ZTRlMDVm

b. NREMT Psychomotor Exam Skills based on the NREMT Skill Sheets. The skill sheets will be for the appropriate certification level.

i. EMT https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/emt

ii. Paramedic https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/psychomotor-exam

c. Must obtain a skills assessment pass rate of 70% to proceed; the skills assessment will be weighted at 30 points in the final scoring.

3) NWCG Work Capacity Test at the arduous level; __this section will be pass/fail.

4) Oral Board Interview; __will be weighted at 30 points in the final scoring.

++FINAL SCORING:++

· All candidates will receive a total score based upon the written exam, skills assessment and oral board interview.

· Veterans’ preference points will be awarded in accordance with state law. Appropriate documentation of military service and/or related service disability must be provided with the application packet.

· Additional credit points: A maximum of 5 additional points may be awarded; appropriate documentation for any credit being sought must be submitted with the application packet.

o Paramedic certification: 2 points

o Fire Science college credits: 1 point maximum (will not be awarded if credits are awarded for a college degree as noted below)

§ .1 point for each fire science class of three credit hours or more, with a grade of “C” or higher

o College degree: 5 points maximum for a single degree from an accredited educational institution

§ Associate’s degree: 3 points

§ Bachelor’s degree: 5 points

o Other certifications: 1 point maximum

§ .1 point for Technical Rescue Technician or Wildland Firefighter Type 1

§ .1 point for each of the following completed NWCG Trainings:

· S-131, S-211, S-219, S-230, S-260, S-290, L-280

o Current NWCG (Arizona) Qualification and Engine Boss or Crew Boss: 2 points maximum

§ 2 points for current Engine Boss qualification

§ 2 points for current Crew Boss qualification

Final hiring selections will be made after a Fire Chief interview. Successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment, subject to successful completion of a background investigation, drug testing and a medical examination with the District physician with a rating at Tier 2 or above.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: See additional information section
  • Experience: See additional information section

See the additional information section

Contact Information

Richard Wallace

Pinetop Fire District
PINETOP, Arizona 85935-8064
phone: 1-928-367-2199

How to Apply

Applications must be received by 1600 hours on June 21, 2021; late applications will not be considered. Complete application packets shall be submitted to Assistant Chief Richard Wallace, and may either be emailed to rwallace@pinetopfire.com or submitted to:

Pinetop Fire District

1845 S. Pine Lake Road

Pinetop, AZ 85935

See job posting on the website

https://www.pinetopfire.com/employment/

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