$16.00 with current EMT cert.
Under the direction of the Fire Captain, performs a wide variety of skilled fire protection functions for the City of St. George, including, but not limited to, combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires. Responds to medical and rescue incidents.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Responds to fire alarms by laying lines of hose; assists in directing streams of water utilizing nozzles, ladders, and miscellaneous equipment; connects hoses to water systems; assists in ventilating buildings; provides first aid; performs extrications when necessary.
2. Performs forcible entry into burning buildings.
3. Prepares diagrams or sketches of building to record the locations of items of concern during pre-fire planning operations.
4. May, after responding to fire, investigate, compile, and prepare required information and evidence to determine point of origin and cause of fires.
5. Inspects and maintains breathing apparatus.
6. Opens and closes sprinkling system valves.
7. Participates in various drills and training sessions and assists in pre-fire planning and development of property maps and sketches.
8. Maintains fire stations, pumper engines, and apparatus; tests, washes, and hangs hose; may repair or assist in the repair of hose couplings and other equipment.
9. Provides attendant services such as giving information, advice, directions, and general assistance to the public when necessary. Conducts educational programs, tours, and demonstrations at fire station and public locations, i.e., schools, fairs, businesses.
10. May drive and operate all fire apparatus in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
11. Compiles and records all state fire and EMS reports in a database.
12. Takes leadership position in emergency situations in the absence of Captain, Battalion Chief, and Chief.
13. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Moderately heavy physical work. Required to lift or carry 50 pounds on a regular basis. Continuous standing or walking. Intense exposure to elements such as heat, cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, or grease. Occupational safety and health hazards may be encountered. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Valid Utah driver’s license
• At time of application, must possess the following current certifications issued by the Utah Fire Service Certification Council, or if issued by another state’s system, bear the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) seal and/or the Pro Board Accreditation seal. If applying for this position with certifications issued from another state's system, Utah State certifications must be obtained within six months of appointment:
Hazardous Materials – Awareness & Operations
• Will be required to graduate from a City of St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy.
• Will be required to obtain additional training and certifications after graduation including, but not limited to: National Incident Management System IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System; IS-200: Basic Incident Command for Initial Response; IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System; IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction. Failure to obtain required additional certifications will result in loss of position.
Certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment. Every fire department member shall assume responsibility that all their certifications, licenses, and registrations are up to date and all continuing education requirements are complete.
Candidates applying with an EMT certification (preferred, but not required for position):
Emergency Medical Technician, AEMT, or Paramedic license issued through the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians must be current at time of application. If a recruit is National Registry certified in a state other than Utah, reciprocity with Utah must be started immediately after appointment and completed within six (6) months. Utah law requires the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness to exclude from EMS licensure any individual who may pose an unacceptable risk to the public health and safety, as indicated by his/her criminal history. The Utah Department of Health conducts a background check on anyone who seeks a license as an EMS Professional, this includes an FBI background check. Electronic fingerprints may be taken as part of the background check.
• Must be a minimum of 18 years of age or older.
• Must complete and pass a City of St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy.
• Must successfully complete all entrance exams or requirements established by the City, which may include oral, written, physical, and polygraph examinations, background investigations, etc.
• Must reside within Washington County, Utah at time of application and for the duration of employment.
• Will be required to have medical testing and immunizations including, but not limited to: Tuberculosis (TB) testing, HIV testing, Tetanus, Hepatitis B Surface Antibody & Antigen HbsAg, Hepatitis C Surface Antibody, Liver Panel, Physical Exam.
• Will be required to pass a Pulmonary Function Test prior to employment.
• Must be able to pass a seven year criminal background check. Cannot be currently on parole or probation. Any conviction will be assessed on an individual basis based on relationship to position.
• Must have far vision acuity of at least 20/40 binocular in each eye with corrective lenses. Vision correctable to 20/20 is preferred. Must have color perception-monochromatic vision adequate to ensure the ability to use imaging devices such as thermal imaging cameras. Must not have monocular vision or any eye condition that results in the inability to safely perform one or more of the essential job tasks. (NFPA 1582-07/6.4.1)
• Must be able to work a minimum of 45 hours per month.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Basic firefighting techniques and suppression principles, methods, and practices.
• Purpose/use of various tools, equipment, and apparatus used in fire suppression, rescue, and medical assistance operations.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Communicate effectively.
• Read and understand technical materials, rules, and regulations related to firefighting.
• Work independently; make critical decisions and use initiative and common sense in a variety of inspection or investigative situations.
• Maintain a level of reliability that promotes an active status for the City and fire department.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 03/14/2021 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.