Performs fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical care and hazardous materials handling usually under emergency conditions. Responds to alarms and provides emergency medical service and transport, assists in suppression of fires including entry, rescue, ventilating and salvage work. Conducts fire scene investigation activities and fire inspections. Acts as community relations representative to the public. Performs related duties as assigned.
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school (or G.E.D.) supplemented by required firefighting and emergency medical paramedic training and some experience in emergency services
• Valid Ohio EMT-Paramedic certification
• Valid Ohio Firefighter I and II certifications
• Valid Ohio driver's license with a good driving record (no major violations and/or no more than 6 points).
• Must be a citizen of the United States
• Preferred to live within a 15 mile radius of the Fire Station due to importance of immediate need for response in an emergency
• Vision – Must have vision of not less than 20/30 binocular, either uncorrected, or corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Uncorrected vision of at least 20/100 binocular wearers of glasses or hard contact lenses. (No uncorrected standard applies to successful long-term soft contact wearers.)
• Must possess the strength and physical ability to successfully perform the essential job functions of a Firefighter/Paramedic, and be free of medical conditions that would preclude one from successfully performing said functions or would pose a direct threat to the health or safety of oneself or others.
• Must be of good moral character; Emotional stability and maturity also required.
• Must pass a thorough screenings which may include any and/or all of the following: physical agility test, background investigation, pre-employment physical, drug screen and/or polygraph examination. Any final questions about a candidate’s physical condition, capacity, vision, etc. will be resolved prior to appointment based on a recommendation provided by a doctor selected by the City.
Shifts will be 8 to 24 hours in length. The City expects that all employees work a minimum number of hours per month and comply with all department training requirements (to be determined based on departmental needs). Starting rate of pay is $21.00 per hour with the possibility of bonus pay depending on the number of hours worked in a year (A part-time hire is not guaranteed future full-time employment.)
Send completed City application and resume with cover letter to Human Resources Department, 6800 Brecksville Road, Independence, OH 44131. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE