Job Posting: Edwardsville, KS Fire Department

City of Edwardsville
Location: Edwardsville, KS

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

Position is open for applications until 1/31/2020.

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. As a condition of employment, incumbents shall maintain an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic licensure during their employment period.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required. Current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, or State of Kansas Paramedic license, with one year of experience with an Advanced Life Support treatment and transport service. Certification and experience as a firefighter are preferred.

Maintain state-mandated continuing education requirements, including current American Heart Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or equivalent. 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 I will be waived for one (1) year from hire date. The obtainment of Firefighter II and ADO-Pumper certifications will be waived for three (3) years from hire date. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and complete Wildland Certifications of S-110, S-130, S-190 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.

STARTING SALARY: $40,808 to $44,592 depending on qualifications and certifications, not including paramedic stipend of $3,900 annually, education stipend of up to $1,200 annually and holiday pay incentive of $2,000 annually. Firefighters work a Berkley schedule, that incorporates of up to or more than 120 hours of overtime at time and a half of their hourly wage.

TO APPLY: Please submit a City of Edwardsville Job Application and proof of Paramedic Licensure. A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall, or on the city web page. Return completed applications to the Fire Chief by mail to: Firefighter/Paramedic Selection Attn: City of Edwardsville FD, P.O. Box 13738, Edwardsville, KS 66113

Congratulations Class 73!!

A very special congratulations to the JCCC Fire Academy #73 Cadets for completion of the program! This is a life changing step toward an amazing career!

From all of us at the JCCC Fire Science Division, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Job Posting: Executive Director of KY Fire Commission

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is searching for the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training. Position details are as follows:

The Executive Director of the Kentucky Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training is responsible for training, safety, education and funding of volunteer fire departments and paid firefighters across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and will report to the KCTCS Vice President primarily responsible for Administrative Services. The position will be responsible for improving legislation that regulates fire service in Kentucky. The Executive Director must be accessible 24×7 and available to subordinates, superiors, fire fighters, government officials and the general public.

• Direct the operations of Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training
• Perform Homeland Security duties including supervising Governor’s exercise team, daily communication and correspondence and training coordinator, and memorandum of agreements (MOAs)
• Budget development, consultation, administration and review of $50 million annual budget
• Participate in committee, departmental, staff, fire school and fire departmental meetings
• Develop programs, policies and procedures for the Fire Commission and Fire Rescue Training
• Act as a legislative liaison for advocacy and research
• Review fire service training and equipment loan applications and grants
• Coordinates with KCTCS Chancellor for credit fire service educational program planning and teaching

• Bachelor’s Degree and seven (7) years related experience or equivalent

• Master’s Degree in Business (MBA), Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Master’s Degree in Fire Science, or related applicable discipline

• Previous experience in Fire Rescue, Fire Rescue Training, Emergency/Crisis Management
• Strong Supervisory/Leadership skills
• Prior administrative experience – Has either led or significantly contributed to organizational leadership including fiscal management of a large decentralized organization
• Experience with Kentucky Fire Service
• Experienced public speaker – well-spoken and charismatic with ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences
• Approachable/Charismatic/Recognized Leader
• Prior governmental and legislative relations experience
• Ability to think strategically
• Demonstrated communication skills
• Strong problem solving skills
• Ability to transfer vision through leadership and personality into verifiable results
• Sound listener, strong motivator, with proven track record of accomplishments

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.
For full consideration, please apply by Friday, May 31, 2019.

Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.

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