City of Nampa Certified Lateral Firefighter I/EMT-B or EMT-P in Nampa, Idaho

Requisition Number

18-0119

Post Date

11/9/2018

Title

Certified Lateral Firefighter I/EMT-B or EMT-P

Department

Fire

Location

City of Nampa

Description

City of Nampa

Certified Lateral Firefighter I/EMT-B or EMT-P

Notice of Job Opening

Nampa Fire Department

November 6, 2018

Please post or otherwise make available the following information. The City of Nampa Fire Department is establishing a Firefighter/EMT-B eligibility register.

The City of Nampa is committed to ensuring equal opportunities to all individuals. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resource Director at (208) 468-5437. TDD Relay Service: US West 1-800-377-3529

or 7-1-1.

APPLICANTS – CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

APPLICANTS MUST HOLD:

A current EMT-B National Registry Certification OR Current Idaho EMT-B Certification is the minimum certification to apply.

Current EMT-A and EMT-P are encouraged to apply as well.

Proof of current EMT-B certification is required from the state you are licensed in if applying from out of state.

Prior to hiring – offered candidate must be able to gain reciprocity with the Idaho EMT-B Certification.

IFSAC FF-I, or an equivalent certification. If the candidate holds and equivalent certification, it will be their responsibility to provide substantiating documentation for consideration by the Nampa Fire Department. The decision on whether to accept the certification

will be at the discretion of the Nampa Fire Department. The Fire Chief’s determination shall be final.

APPLICANT REQUIRED EXPIERENCE:

Applicant must have - 3 years as a career full time paid Firefighter EMT-B with a Municipal fire department.

(1-year of full-time military firefighter experience with in the last 5 years can be counted towards this minimum requirement.)

OR

Applicant successfully completed and graduated from the Treasure Valley Fire Academy in the last 4 years.

Salary: $18.45-$22.49 per hour (additional $1.65 paramedic pay) plus excellent benefits.

Hours:

The incumbent must be able to work flexible and varied hours; 24-hour day/56-hour work week. The Nampa Fire Department currently works a 48/96 work cycle.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to respond to fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and other emergency and non-emergency situations. Exposure to hazardous materials, large quantities of smoke, heavy traffic areas, intense

heat, direct exposure to flames, decimated structures, extreme weather conditions, blood- borne pathogens, and other related environments in which individual is subject to potential personal danger.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

  1. Responds to fires, fire alarms, delivers all equipment, and implements fire suppression and firefighting techniques to rescue victims and protect property from loss;

  2. Assumes a designated position on an assigned apparatus and follows command structure instructions for fire suppression or related emergency services;

  3. Serves within a command structure requiring adherence to officer’s orders.

  4. Responds to structural fires, performs search and rescue operations to remove victims from structures, fire suppression techniques as appropriate, including laying and connecting hose, operating fire streams as directed, raising and climbing ladders, ventilating

roofs and windows, wearing and breathing through a SCBA, operating fire pumpers, using foam and chemical extinguishing agents as necessary;

  1. Provides emergency medical response at the EMT-B level, including assisting in the removal and treatment of victims at emergency scenes, and performing basic life support as appropriate;

  2. Performs salvage duties at fire scenes by placing salvage covers, sweeping, using squeegees, vacuuming up water, and removing debris;

  3. Performs overhaul operations to ensure the complete suppression of fire;

  4. Responds to a variety of alarms and follows established procedures to investigate;

  5. Learns to operate and maintain a variety of fire vehicles, apparatus, and equipment on a training basis;

  6. Maintains fire equipment in a clean and operable condition, including performing daily equipment checks, and repairing damaged equipment as necessary;

  7. Ensures the use of appropriate firefighting safety apparel and equipment, and follows appropriate safety procedures as required;

  8. Works closely with other emergency medical staff, public safety, and fire personnel from other agencies, depending upon response situation;

  9. Responds to manmade and natural disasters, including fires, floods, earthquakes, crash rescues and other catastrophic events, providing medical assistance and removing persons from harmful structures or exposure to fire, smoke, adverse weather conditions,

and harmful materials;

  1. Maintains an awareness of other Fire personnel on detail for the purpose of protecting other Firefighters lives as necessary;

  2. Participates in Fire drills;

  3. Makes verbal and written reports of activities involved in any fire emergency situation;

  4. Performs all necessary training activities as assigned and in accordance with readiness and preparation for firefighting activities, including training in fire suppression, emergency medical training, hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, technical

rescues, equipment use and maintenance, and other related functions;

  1. Performs physical fitness training to maintain physical abilities necessary for firefighting;

  2. Maintains station and personal living areas in a clean and orderly manner, and maintains surrounding grounds to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for fire personnel and the general public;

  3. Participates in a variety of public awareness activities to promote good public relations and fire safety awareness; including providing tours of fire facilities and giving presentations at local schools as requested;

  4. Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees;

  5. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;

  6. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas;

  7. Responds to citizen’s questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

  8. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  9. Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines;

  10. Communicates and documents information and states concern in a clear and professional manner;

  11. Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a professional relationship with employees, supervisors and others;

  12. Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed;

  13. Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.

  14. Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned.

ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP EXPECTATIONS

  1. Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

  2. Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, training sessions, reviews publication and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.

  3. Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

  4. Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

  5. Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

  6. Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

  7. Respects the opinions of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

  8. Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.

  9. Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of fire science including fire

prevention, inspection, and investigation services and programs, and modern fire suppression techniques and delivery methods;

Knowledge of effective systems approach to fire protection, emergency medical services, and disaster management and coordination;

Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, equipment, and apparatuses used in firefighting, rescue, and various other emergency responses;

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Ability to learn the overall duties and responsibilities of the position.

Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information

and/or technology.

Ability to deal with a wide range of persons and communicate effectively both orally and in writing using both technical and non-technical language.

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable

reports containing findings and recommendations.

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Procedures:

A written exam will be administered to candidates who meet the required experience:

A National Testing Network Firefighter / EMT-B written examination. To schedule a time to take the exam, the applicant must sign up at www.nationaltestingnetwok.com. Applicant will select the Nampa Fire Department.

If you have taken an NTN test in 2017 for the Treasure Valley Fire Cooperative, that score will be accepted. You do have the option to retest to improve the score however if you score lower the most current score will be used.

Firefighter / EMT-B physical agility test

**This test is pass/fail and evaluates your strength, endurance, and agility. For candidates who pass the physical agility test there will be a scored oral interview.

Oral Interview - A panel of interviewers will ask the candidate questions to gain insight into your qualifications and ability to perform as a fire fighter EMT for the Nampa Fire Department. We are interested in your prior education and/or experience, your

reasons for seeking a position as a fire fighter, and why you feel you would be a good member for the Nampa Fire team.

The successful candidate’s employment will be contingent on the following:

Prior to appointment, a candidate will be required to pass a driving record check, background investigation, medical exam by Nampa Fire Department’s physician, and drug/alcohol screen paid for by the Nampa Fire Department.

It is the successful candidate's responsibility to notify Nampa City Human Resources of any change of address and/or telephone number during the term of the eligibility list.

Once contingencies have been met by the successful candidate they will attend a 4-6-week fire department orientation prior to going on shift.

Special Conditions:

The City of Nampa has a Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Policy. Any offer of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug test, background check and driving record check.

Dates to Submit Application:

Application and position information may be found online at: www.cityofnampa.us. Applicant must submit a completed application on the City of Nampa’s job application portal; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application.

At the time of application, you must submit a copy of your current EMT-B certificate or EMT-B National Registry AND Firefighter-I Certification as well as any applicable fire certifications. Should you not possess the required certifications at the time of

applying you will be not be eligible in the consideration for lateral hiring.

Please submit a copy of your certifications to the City of Nampa Human Resource Office at:

9 12th Ave. South Nampa, Idaho 83651 e-mail to vergarai@cityofnampa.us

or fax to (208) 318-2217

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M., December 4, 2018.

Position may close prior to closing date.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.