Firefighter EMT/ Paramedic

  • City of Boynton Beach, FL
  • Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Jul 27, 2019
Full Time Fire and EMS Public Safety

Job Description

Purpose of Classification Click on the following links for important required supplemental documents that must be attached to your online application at the time of submittal.
 
Supplemental Documents Checklist link:
https://www.boynton-beach.org/sites/default/files/documents/firefighter-supplemental-checklist.pdf

Affidavit/Tobacco Products link: 
https://www.boynton-beach.org/sites/default/files/documents/tobacco-affidavit-fire-applicants.pdf
 

If you are unable to upload the required documents as attachments to your online application, first SUBMIT your online application. After submitting your online application,  please print, complete, and submit the
supplemental pages along with all documents required on the checklist to the Human Resources and Risk Management department by September 27, 2019 (Note: Documents will not be accepted if received after September 27, 2019, regardless of postmarked date) to:
The City of Boynton Beach
ATTN: Firefighter Recruitment-KB
Human Resources Department
3301 Quantum Blvd. Suite 101
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

The CPAT must be a Certified Physical Abilities Test and must be current on September 27, 2019 (posting deadline). 

Contact NTN for testing sites.

The City of Boynton Beach is requiring candidates to take and submit the National Testing Network Fire Team Assessment and the Candidate Physical Abilities Tests (CPAT) at the following link:

www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

You may schedule for the CPAT and the FireTeam test on NTN's website www.nationaltestingnetwork.com . 

The CPAT costs $140, if you have already completed the CPAT within the last twelve (12) months (prior to the closing date of September 27, 2019) you do not need to take this test again, please send a copy of the scores with the rest of your Supplemental Documents. 

The FireTEAM test costs $50 and you must select City of Boynton Beach as a department to submit your scores to. ( (If you have already completed the 
FireTEAM test within the last twelve (12) months (prior to the closing date of September 27, 2019) you do not need to take this test again, please send a copy of the scores with the rest of your Supplemental Documents.)

Salary: Annualized salary of $49,246.08, plus $9,360 annual incentive for certified Florida Paramedics once approved by the Fire Rescue Department's Medical Director.

After the initial interview, live Fire/EMS scenarios will be conducted that highlights the job duties and essential functions of the position. More details will be given upon passing the initial interviews. 
 
The purpose of this classification is to perform emergency response work in firefighting, emergency rescue, and hazardous material response to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of the City. This position is responsible for performing fire suppression, emergency rescue, and/or hazardous material containment or cleanup work in response to alarms and operating associated equipment and apparatus; inspecting and maintaining equipment; performing fire inspections; and performing various maintenance and custodial duties at the assigned fire station.
 

 

Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification.  They are not listed in any order of importance.  The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
 
Responds with a company of firefighters to incidents requiring firefighting, emergency rescue or hazardous material response; may make initial determination of necessary personnel, equipment and suppression containment tactics until relieved by a higher-ranking officer. Drives fire truck or emergency medical apparatus to the emergency response scene, ensuring that warning devices are in operation when necessary; operates and monitors equipment and apparatus, such as pumps, hoses, gauges, air compressors, ladders, aerial platforms, and other related equipment. at emergency response scenes.
 
Advances hose lines into fire area; selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire; lays and connects hoses; holds nozzle and directs stream of water onto fire; raises and climbs ladders; creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using various hand and power tools; enters premises for firefighting, rescue, and salvage operations; uses chemical extin­guishers, bars, hooks, lines and other equipment.
 
Provides emergency medical care in accordance with established protocols for Basic Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, and oxygen delivery systems; provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); transports patients to hospitals.
 
Inspects assigned emergency response apparatus and equipment daily to ensure efficient operating condition and readiness; cleans and maintains equipment after completion of emergency response operations; fuels vehicles.
 
Identifies hazardous materials and type of container or carrier at spill scene; uses various booms and barriers to contain spills and mitigate runoff; performs fire suppression activities; assists in evacuation and decontamination operations.
 
Attends and participates in training sessions on topics, such as, fire suppression techniques, equipment techniques, emergency medical care, hazardous material containment, street layout and building, hydrant location, and any other training sessions assigned by the department.
Prepares and maintains activity records, provides pertinent information to department personnel on following shift; reviews activity reports and confers with personnel from previous shift.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
 
Coordinates Fire/Rescue Explorer Program; conducts training and meetings for Teen Explorers; supervises Teen Explorers on ride-alongs;
 
Instructs CPR courses; performs blood pressure screenings.
 
Speaks to children and other citizens about safety; conducts fire station tours.
 
Maintains cleanliness of fire station.
 
Performs other related duties as required.
 

Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or valid equivalent and graduation from an accredited fire academy; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience in fire suppression, hazardous materials response, and emergency medical procedures, and successful completion of the probationary period and the promotional examinations.  Must possess and maintain certification as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Possess and maintain a Paramedic and/or Driver/Engineer certification. Valid and current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications. Valid Hazmat Responder, Level I. 

Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
    
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
 
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
 
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
 
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
 
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed.
 
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 
Comprehensive knowledge of the National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) 1001 guidelines.
Knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of the various types of apparatus, tools, and equipment used in firefighting and fire rescue activities.
 
Knowledge of all requirements in the Fire Rescue Career Ladder as stipulated in the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Collective Bargaining Agreement .
 
Knowledge of modern firefighting/emergency/rescue tactics and principles, fire investigation and prevention.
 
Knowledge of the use and operation of a wide variety of fire motorized and auxiliary apparatus.
 
Skilled in the preparation and delivery of effective verbal and written communications.
 
 Skilled in operating standard office equipment including a computer and related Microsoft Office software.
 
Ability to quickly formulate action plans during an emergency.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, officials
and the public.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Physical Ability :  Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (100 pounds or more).
 
Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
 
Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
 
 
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
 
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
 

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