City of Lake Mary is looking for a PT FF/Paramedic

Position Title: Part Time Firefighter Paramedic(less than 29hours/wk)
Pay Rate:$24.00/hour (FF/Paramedic) –{No Benefits}
Department: FireFLSA
Status:Non-ExemptGeneral Description:
This is specialized professional work requiring considerable independent judgment and initiative in the protection of life and property through emergency and non-emergency services. Work isperformed under the general supervision of the shift Lieutenant and is reviewed through results achieved.This position is to fill temporary vacancies on an as needed basis. Other than an hourly salary, this position has no employee benefits attached to it.
Essential Job Functions:
Performs fire suppression as a team member and/or individually by manning hose lines, operating fire suppression equipment, and carrying out related duties in emergency firefighting situations.Performsemergency medical servicesto persons injured or ill, accordingto National, State,and Department guidelinesat the level of paramedic.Performs rescue functions to extricate victims from occupancies filled with fire, heat, smoke, and toxic gases by entering occupancy and physically removing victims.Performs rescue and extrication functions of victims involved in vehicular entrapments using specific hand and hydraulic equipment.Performs salvage and clean-up functions as required at the conclusion of fire-related emergency scenes.Maintains physical conditioning and physical stamina required to perform firefighting duties.Performs regular inspections of apparatus and equipment and personal safety equipment in order to ensure equipment is in optimum condition and promptly notifies supervisor of deficiencies.Conducts routine maintenance of equipment as required.Attends training and drill sessions in order to continuously update knowledge and skills required for effective work performance.Communicates and interacts with co-workers and/or the public either collectively or on a person-to-person level to receive emergency instructions or relay emergency information.
 Participates in Public Relations activities such as school demonstrations, safety demonstrations, etc., to promote the image of the Department as a publicsafety provider in the community.Provides a variety of non-emergency public assistance services in response to citizen’s requests and departmental policies.Performs clean-up and janitorial duties in stations to maintain a clean working and living environment.Provides calming patient care as practical. Writes detailed reports for emergency calls.Attends trials as witness relatedto actions or observations on calls.Transports patients to hospitals and interacts with emergency department staff.Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures in accordance with the City’s Safety Plan. This position mayserve an essential role in the City’s disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts, as maybe designated by the City’s Emergency Manager. Performs other related duties as required and other such work as may be assigned.
Essential Job Tasks and Description:
Wearing personal protective ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), performing firefighting tasks (e.g., hoseline operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged time periods.•Wearing an SCBA, which includes a demand valve-type positive-pressure face pieceor HEPA filter masks, which requires the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads.•Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.•Able to climbsix or more flights of stairs while wearing a fire protective ensemble, including SCBA, weighing at least 50lbs (22.6 kg) or more and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40lbs (9to 18 kg).•Wearing a fire protective ensemble, including SCBA, that is encapsulating and insulated, which will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2degrees F (39 degrees C).
While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, searching, finding, and rescue-dragging or carrying victims ranging from newborns to adults weighing over 200lbs (90 kg) to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility.•While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, advancing water-filled hoselines up to 2 ½ in. (65 mm) in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy [approximately 150 ft. (50m)], which can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles.•While wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA, climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces that might be wet or icy, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines or other hazards.•Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication(s), or hydration.•Operating fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens.•Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces that is further aggravated by fatigue, flashing lights, sirens, and other distractions.•Ability to communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hose linesand/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).•Functioning as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.Minimum QualificationsKnowledge, Abilities and Skills: •Knowledge of the street locations, geography and types of construction in the City and surrounding areas.•Knowledge of Emergency Medical procedures, practices and techniques.•Knowledge of the various types of fire hazards in the City and surrounding areas.•Knowledge and skill in the use of emergency medical treatment practices.•Knowledge of firefighting techniques, policies, procedures,and practices.•Ability to learn and perform many and varied firefighting techniques and procedures.•Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with the general public, fellow employees and outside professional associates.•Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.•Ability to exercise unusually good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.•Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.•Ability toperform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.•Ability to work at heights.•Ability to use both manual and mechanical tools.•Ability to drive rescue apparatus over the road safely under normal/emergency conditions.•Skill in the use and maintenance of firefighting equipment.•Ability to recognize and adapt to various and/or hazardous situations
Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.•Ability to work as a part of a team or individually.•Must be able to read, write and communicate in English.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent. Must possess Florida State Firefighter certification. Must possess a current EMT or Paramedic certification. A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a paid firefighter.A combination of training and experience may qualify an applicant for consideration.Must have or be able to complete ICS 100 and 700 courses within six (6) months ofhire.Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Other Requirements:
•Must be at least 18 years of age.•Must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year, asevidenced by a sworn affidavit.•Must meet all moral andcriminal background guidelines.•Must meet medical and physical agility standards.•Must complete and pass annual medical screening pursuant to most current NFPA 1582 Standard.•Must pass annual drug testing set forth by the City.•Must maintain current certifications for the position as hired•Must abide by all City and Department Policies and Procedures.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
•Florida Minimum Standards Certification•Certificate of Compliance (as defined by Florida Statute 633.352)•FloridaParamedic Certification•Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO II)•Valid Florida State Driver’s licensewithan acceptable driving record
Environmental Conditions:
•Works inside and outside in various weather conditions.•Responds to emergency alarms and assumes risks found in emergency situations, including but not limited to: fires, hazardous materials situations, auto accidents, and medical alarms.•Stressful situations.•Traffic, heights, confined spaces, dusty and dirty environments.
The City of Lake Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)