Job Posting: Firefighter – Hays, KS

City of Hays
1507 Main St
Hays, KS 67601-

Contact Information
Alissa Disney
(785)-628-7320
adisney@haysusa.com

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Primary Duties:
The City of Hays is looking for the next energetic full-time Firefighter. If you are looking for a rewarding hands-on career, this is the job for you! This position responds to emergency situations including fires, persons trapped, hazardous conditions, & medical emergencies. This position also inspects equipment daily, conducts safety training for the public, inspects fire hydrants, & completes all necessary training. After completion of the training period, this position works 24-hour shifts every third day. Weekend & holiday work is required. Firefighters are expected to respond to major emergency calls when off-duty.

Aptitude & physical tests & background investigations will be conducted. Next available aptitude & physical test is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th. Applicants will receive more information about the testing process when application is received. Job offers contingent on pre-employment physical exam & drug screening.

Skills:
Valid Kansas driver’s license & High School Degree or GED required with a technical degree or some college credit preferred. The ideal candidate would have the ability to read & interpret written instructions, have strong communication & mechanical skills. This position requires Firefighter I & EMT certifications within 12 months of employment & Driver Operator & Firefighter II within 24 months. Firefighters must establish their primary residence within the approved district within six-months of appointment.

Compensation: $37,238
Benefits:
Full Pay Range: $37,238 – $55,828 with additional overtime & promotion opportunities available. Placement within the pay range based on experience. The City of Hays offers great benefits including family health insurance, paid time off, KP&F retirement & holidays.

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted online at www.haysusa.com or in City Hall, 1507 Main, Hays, KS until December 1, 2017. Questions about the position may be sent to Alissa Disney at hr@haysusa.com or by calling 785-628-7320. EEO

TimeLine: 12/1/17
Date Posted: 11/8/2017 2:22:13 PM

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Job Posting: Firefighter/EMT – Ottawa, KS

Position Title: Firefighter/EMT-B Department: Fire

Date Opened: October 18, 2017
Date Closed: November 19, 2017

Position 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.

How to Apply: Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Written Testing: Nov. 22nd 8am at Firehouse #1, 720 W. 2nd

Certifications: In order to be admitted to testing every applicant MUST PROVIDE CURRENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION, PROOF OF CURRENT Kansas or National EMT Certification and FF I – FF II (IFSAC) or Proboard. No exceptions will be made.
Pay Range: Grade 10F $13.89 -$20.13 per hour depending on qualifications.
Additional Starting Pay Incentives:  2% Associate’s Degree
 4% Bachelor’s Degree
 7% Master’s Degree

Hours: 24 Hour Shifts; 212 hours every 28 days/2756 hours per year.

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.
Requires a valid Kansas driver’s license and insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.
Must possess and maintain Kansas or National EMT certification and complete all other assigned trainings.
The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.
Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.
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JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title Department Reports To FLSA Status Salary Grade Retirement OSHA
Last Update
Firefighter-EMT B
Fire
Fire Captain
Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay) 10F
KP&F
Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication April 2015
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 EMS 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.
 Receive and respond quickly to all calls for service.
 Extinguish fires and respond to hazardous material emergencies.
 Remove persons from danger and provide appropriate medical care; complying with established medical
protocols.
 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.
 Comply with all City ordinances and policies, as well as federal laws, state laws and ordinances.
 Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.
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Essential Job Functions
Ancillary Job Functions

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.
 High school diploma or equivalent.
 EMT certification.
 Firefighter 1 & 2 certification.
 Some prior firefighting and/or emergency services experience preferred.
 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.
 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.
 Must meet the requirements of the City’s 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those commonly associated with this position.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
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.

Job Posting: Shawnee Fire Department

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CITY OF SHAWNEE, KANSAS invites applications for the position of:

Firefighter – Recruit

SALARY: $39,603.20 /Year

OPENING DATE: 10/04/17

CLOSING DATE: 10/31/17- 04:00 PM

POSITION SUMMARY:

The City of Shawnee is actively accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. The Firefighter position performs duties related to fire prevention, suppression, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

With or without accommodations, a Firefighter must be able to:
Understand the basic functions of City services.
Conduct Fire Department tours, business and residential inspections, public education fire prevention programs, demonstrations, and presentations.
Perform required emergency medical services in conjunction with EMT-B certification. Ensure the general safety of the public. Drive or ride in emergency vehicle/apparatus under routine and stressful conditions.
Operate a variety of rescue equipment and tools. Perform emergency rescue services. Perform post-fire salvage.
Connect and lay hoses; operate hose nozzles and direct fog and water streams; raises and climb ladders.
Maintain physical fitness and participate in the Fire Department annual physical.
Work well with others in a collaborative environment. Maintain the trust and confidence of co- workers, City staff and the general public. Must be able to work independent of direct supervision.
Inspect and maintain emergency equipment, radios and other equipment to ensure proper operating condition. Perform general maintenance work related to the upkeep of Fire station buildings and fire apparatus.
Understand and adhere to City and department policies and procedures. Ensure adherence to safe work practices.
Comprehend and apply basic maps and geographic locations.
Understand and perform basic computer programs and operations including email, MiS Word/Excel, and data entry applications.
Understand and perform standard mathematical computations.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be 18 years or older and have a High school or general equivalency diploma (GED). Certification as a State of Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), – EMT – Advanced (A), or Paramedic.
The following International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications through the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute or equally recognized and accredited organization:

Firefighter I

Firefighter II

HAZMAT Awareness

HAZMAT Operations

Certified Physical Agility Test (CPAT) Certification taken within the last 12 months will be accepted.

Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) Certification (IPMA Exam B-5) taken within the last 24 months with a passing score of 70% or greater will be accepted.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Tentative Timeline (Dates subject to change)

October 31, 2017 – Position closes

Week of November 6, 2017 – Initial Interviews

November 13, 2017 – December 1, 2017 – Ride-along component Week of December 4,

2017 – Staff Interviews

Work Schedule
Shift fire personnel work a regular pattern of 24-hour shifts in a 28 day work period. This includes: 24 hours on shift (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.), 24 hours off duty, 24 hours on duty, 24 hours off duty, 24 on duty, 96 hours off duty (this schedule is often referred to as the “California Berkley Shift”).

Application Instructions

Please submit copies of Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Kansas EMT, Certification, HAZMAT Awareness, HAZMAT Operations, CPAT and FSEE certifications. Please attach these documents in pdf format to your on-line employment application.
The duties listed above are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.
The City of Shawnee offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, life and vision insurance as well as paid time off, educational eimbursement, and retirement benefits.
The City of Shawnee is proud to be an EEO employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform post offer physicals and drug testing.

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.cityofshawnee.org
11110 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203 913-742-6252
personnel@cityofshawnee.org

Job Posting: Edwardsville Fire Department

City of Edwardsville
Location: Edwardsville, KS

Edwardsville Fire Department is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for the position of: FIREFIGHTER/EMT.

Position is open for applications until October 9th, 2017.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position, under minimal supervision, protects life and property by performing firefighting and EMS duties, administering emergency aid, mitigating hazardous materials situations and performing fire prevention duties. Maintains Fire and EMS apparatus, equipment and facilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
This is the entry-level classification in the Firefighter classification series, characterized by the responsibility to provide emergency services in fire suppression, first response medical services, and hazardous materials incidents.  The employee’s assignments, objectives, work methods, and sequence of steps are either specified or explained in general terms.  Work review is integrated into daily assignments.
Work includes, controlling and extinguishing fires using a variety of specialized equipment and techniques, evacuating persons from areas of danger, and performing emergency treatment. Work includes inspecting multi-occupancy and commercial buildings for fire hazards and violations of the Fire Code, and instructing the public on the principles of fire preventions. The department also provides advanced life support and field paramedical work responding to emergency calls from the public to perform medical assistance with emphasis on the stabilization of patients to permit safe transport to a full-service medical facility. Contact with the general public, the comforting of patients, the reassuring of family and others in the vicinity, and cooperation with fire and police authorities are of major significance to this work. Duties are performed according to standard paramedical practices and established drug therapy protocol. Work is performed under the general supervision of a fire officer. Completes fire and EMS reports in compliance with State and Federal Reporting Requirements.

As a condition of employment, incumbents shall maintain an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic licensure during their employment period. The requirement for employment can be modified to require and maintain an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic license during their employment period with no negotiation. Depending upon the needs of the Fire Department, incumbents of positions in this classification and meet the standards established by the City of Edwardsville Fire Department may be assigned the specialty of Firefighter/EMT.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of firefighting and EMS procedures, practices and techniques. Knowledge of testing, maintenance, inspection and operation of fire department apparatus, equipment and tools. Skilled in the use of tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of department vehicles and equipment. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and follow a job task through from start to finish. Report writing skills and experience with computers essential. Must possess good verbal and written communication skills. Must have basic knowledge of portable radio operations and be able to communicate clearly over a radio. Skilled in analyzing fire and emergency situations and providing an effective course of action. Skill in effectively dealing with people under stress.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required, associate’s degree or higher preferred. Current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, or State of Kansas Basic EMT license, with one year of experience with an Advanced Life Support treatment and transport service. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications of Firefighter I, Firefighter II through the Kansas Fire Service Certification System or other licensing body are requirements for this position. Certification and experience as a firefighter is preferred.
Maintain state-mandated continuing education requirements, including current American Heart Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications of Firefighter I, Firefighter II and ADO-Pumper through the Kansas Fire Service Certification System are requirements for this position. The obtainment of Firefighter II may be waived for one (1) year from hire date. The obtainment of ADO-Pumper certifications will be waived for three (3) years from hire date. Must possess State of Kansas Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification or Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Basic. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 are required within 12 months of being hired. Must possess or be eligible for a State of Kansas driver’s license. Must successfully pass a background investigation with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to weapons, assault, controlled substances, or theft within the last 10 years. Position is subject to successful completion of pre-employment drug testing. Subject to a one-year probationary period. Ability to successfully complete written, physical, and oral exams during probationary period.

TO APPLY: Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, complete application with three professional references, proof of EMS Licensure. A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall, by calling HR at 913-441-3707, ext. 21, or on the city web page. Return completed applications to the Fire Chief by mail to: Firefighter/EMT Selection Attn: City of Edwardsville FD, P.O. Box 13738, Edwardsville, KS 66113

Applications received after 5:00 pm on October the 9th, 2017 will not receive review for employment.

Job Posting: Lenexa Fire Department

FIREFIGHTER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The City of Lenexa, Kansas Fire Department is currently seeking highly motivated men and women who are passionate about serving the public and delivering the highest level of professional service as a firefighter. The City of Lenexa is a progressive, dynamic, and growing community located in Johnson County, Kansas. The department is accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and has been awarded the highest public protection classification rating by the Insurance Services Office. The firefighter position is a non-standard, rotating work, shift schedule (nine 24 hour shifts in a 27-day work period), requiring weekend and holiday work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

   Minimum of 18 years of age at time of employment offer
   Valid driver’s license with good driving record
   High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency
   Firefighter I and II certificate and EMT certification; OR a paramedic certification with or without the Firefighter I and II certificates
   Successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within 1 year of application submission
   Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) minimum score of 70%

Information for CPAT and FSEE opportunities can be found in the following links:

http://www.jccc.edu/academics/public-safety/fire-science/cpat.html

http://www.jccc.edu/academics/public-safety/fire-science/fsee.html

http://www.mcckc.edu/professional-dev/public-safety-institute/fireacademy/

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: National registry or Kansas paramedic certification highly preferred.

PROCESS: The application packet must be submitted before the close of business August 11, 2017. Structured interviews are scheduled August 14-16, 2017. Candidates moving forward in the process will interview with the Fire Chief August 17, 2017. Successful candidates who receive a conditional job offer will be required to successfully pass a psychological and medical exam, urine drug screen, and pre-employment background screening. Lenexa firefighters are required to establish residency to be able to report for work within 30 minutes within one year of hire. Starting salary for Firefighter is $40,238/yearly and starting salary for Paramedic is $44,262/yearly. Firefighter I and II certification training will be provided for successful paramedic candidates without these credentials. Competitive benefits package includes vision, dental, and health insurance; short-term disability; life insurance; state and city sponsored pension plans; and educational tuition reimbursement.

TO APPLY: Applications are only accepted online and must include both resume and minimum qualification certifications. All documents must be saved as a singular document and submitted with the online application. The resume should include education and credentials, as well as the previous ten years of employment history. Application packets must be submitted no later than August 11, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. C.D.T.  Additional information and application assistance is available at:

City of Lenexa, Human Resources Department
913-477-7550
www.lenexa.com/jobs

Job Posting: Firefighter Recruit – Waterloo, Iowa

Submit resume by going to www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com, clicking on Career Opportunities, reviewing the complete Fire Fighter Recruit description and testing information and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline to submit resume is Noon Friday, August 4, 2017.

Please go to Fire Department on the City website and click on “Jobs” if you would like to register for a practice session(s) for the physical ability testing. You must submit a resume prior to registering for the practice.

CIVIL SERVICE NOTICE
CITY OF WATERLOO, IOWA
OPEN EXAM
FIRE FIGHTER RECRUIT
$17.34 per hour effective 7/1/2017 ($47,789.04 annualized)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & TRAINING SUMMARY

Entry level position under the general direction of a Company Officer, Captain and Battalion Chief responsible for combating, extinguishing and preventing fires, responding to medical and rescue calls, assisting in answering emergency calls, educating the public regarding injury and fire prevention, performing general labor tasks in the care and maintenance of Fire Rescue property and equipment, attending training courses related to fire fighting and fire prevention, assisting in fire station drill sessions, performing assigned fire inspections of buildings, fire escapes and other related structures for compliance with fire prevention ordinances and other duties as assigned. An illustrative list of essential functions and physical abilities are listed in the job description. Acceptable experience and training: high school graduate/equivalent by deadline date for resume; must be eighteen years of age by deadline date for submission of resume.; must obtain EMS State Certification to EMT level within one year probation; may be required to obtain paramedic certification after completing one year on the job and maintain this certification for ten years; must obtain Fire Fighter I & II Certification with International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (Pro Board) approval within one year probation; must obtain and maintain Haz-Mat Certification with IFSAC or Pro Board approval at least at operations level; current driver’s license and good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria; must obtain and maintain Iowa Class D Driver’s License after appointment. Required knowledge and abilities include but are not limited to the following: ability to learn the operations and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment used by the department; ability to learn the locations of City streets, principal buildings and fire hydrants; able to pass State-mandated post job offer physical examination, a drug test, a psychological test and a background investigation.

Miscellaneous: eighteen years of age by resume deadline; color vision, far visual acuity and peripheral vision as mandated by State standards; hearing as mandated by State standards. Information on these standards will be in the information sent after a resume is submitted. Legally eligible to work in the United States; no alcohol or drug dependency; willing to comply with Residency Policy for Critical Employees (must live within ten-mile radius of Waterloo City Hall within two years of hire date or as approved by Chief of Fire Services); no felony conviction or conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude.

Minority, female & disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.
A.A./E.E.O.

FIRE RECRUIT NOTICE 2017 FOR POSTING June 2017

Job Posting: Overland Park Fire Department

https://recruit.opkansas.org

Job Description
Job Title:
Firefighter
Job ID:
117090
Location: OPFD Station Two
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular

Responsibilities
The City of Overland Park Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.

Responsibilities: This is a highly skilled fire fighting, emergency medical services and fire prevention position. Extinguishes and prevents fires to protect life and property; maintains fire station equipment, apparatus, quarters, and operating equipment; provides public education; and prevention duties. Work is performed in accordance with general supervision and written procedures, under the command of a superior officer. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an insurable driving record. Associates Degree in Fire Science and/or Emergency Medicine is preferred. Emergency Medical Technician Certification in the State of KS or National Registry. Prior to applying must have current CPAT certification, and have taken the Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) and achieved a score of 70% or better. Must have a current EMT and AED certification by the Kansas Board of EMS or National Registry. If National Registry certified, employee must obtain Kansas Board of EMS certification within first year of employment. Employees hired prior to July 1, 2011 must be Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 qualified and have satisfactory progress with the ongoing competencies and requirements of the equivalent of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Professional Firefighter Qualifications, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Competencies for the First Responder at the Operational Level, and NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications and Certifications. Employees hired after July 1, 2011 must have Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 Certification in the State of Kansas or equivalent International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board Certification. No City residency requirement.

Attaching a resume does not complete the application. You must fully complete the application to be considered for employment. All fields including the required licenses and certificates must be completed or you will be automatically disqualified. An email address is necessary to apply online and receive an electronic confirmation that you successfully submitted the application.

Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen, physical, and psychological evaluation.

Qualified applicants will be scheduled for a FireTeam Video Test the week of 5/22/2017 Learn more at www.ergometrics.org. Copies of all required certifications will be collected at this time and are mandatory before allowing entrance into the exam. A photo ID will be required before allowing entrance into the exam.

Normal Work Hours: 24-hour shift; schedule to be determined by supervisor

Salary: $3,324/mo.

Application Deadline: 05/19/2017

Benefits: Full-time

EO/M/F/D/V

Strong Work!

I wanted to take a moment to recognize our current cadet class number 69 for their hard work this last Saturday. They successfully accomplished 24 fire attack, VES, and search evolutions due to their willingness to work. The day ran smoothly due to their quick ability to help instructors reset and immediately request an assignment after completing a task. Excellent work Class 69!