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 and maintaining stations, apparatus, and equipment.
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. Respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents; provide appropriate services as required including emergency rescue and fire suppression; perform search and rescue for trapped or injured persons; perform extraction of victims and forcible entry into buildings.
2. Respond to service calls including but not limited to citizen assists, lift assists, smoke detector battery changes.
3. Respond to various hazardous materials incidents; perform defensive or offensive activities that will be dependent upon levels of certification in accordance with state and federal regulations; maintain knowledge and training about hazardous materials.
4. Perform emergency medical and first aid services as needed, evaluate the condition of patients and assess pertinent information about medical profile and injuries; determine treatment in accordance with local protocols.
5. Participate in a variety of fire prevention operations, activities, and programs including training, fire investigations; code enforcement, and equipment operation and maintenance; Study street and occupancy locations; study building plans and fire prevention systems in buildings.
6. Participates in various drills and training sessions and assists in pre-fire planning and development of property maps and sketches. May participate in a variety of activities requiring travel including off-site in locations
7. Participate in cleaning and maintaining facilities, grounds, equipment, and apparatus; ensure that appropriate conditions are maintained at assigned facilities; ensure that all equipment and apparatus is in a constant state of readiness for emergency calls.
8. Give tours of assigned facility, demonstrate fire equipment and apparatus, and participate in other educational programs for various groups and the general public pertaining to a variety of life safety
9. May drive fire apparatus and/or operate fire apparatus in emergency and non-emergency situations.
10. Operate numerous types of rescue, emergency, and fire suppression equipment and apparatus as necessary; operate, inspect, repair, and perform other technical tasks related to maintaining the apparatus, equipment, and facilities in the area of assignment.
11. Use departmental computer equipment to input, review, and access records, information, and other various data.
12. Prepare reports regarding emergency incidents, emergency medical incident reports regarding patient and incident information, and training reports.
13. Takes leadership position in emergency situations in the absence of Captain, Battalion Chief, and Chief.
14. 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.
Firefighter Level I:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Prior firefighting experience preferred. Preference may be given to current St. George Fire Department employees.
● Must be a minimum of 18 years of age or older.
● Must reside within 100 miles from St. George City center per St. George Fire Department Policy 1047 Residency Requirements at the time of appointment 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 have no convictions for criminal offense, hostile to public service, or habitual law violations.
● Must have successfully completed all entrance examinations or requirements established by the City. This may include written, physical, and polygraph examinations, background investigation, etc.
● 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)
● This position has a minimum one (1) year probationary period that may extend until all certifications have been obtained, up to a maximum of two (2) years. Failure to do so may result in loss of position.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
*PROOF OF CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPIRATION DATE MUST BE PROVIDED WITH THE APPLICATION
Every fire department employee shall assume responsibility that all their certifications, licenses, and registrations are up-to-date, and all continuing education requirements are complete.
● Must possess and maintain a valid Utah Driver License 30 days after appointment. (if residing outside the State of Utah within the 100 mile requirement of St. George City Fire Department Policy 1047 Residency Requirements, Driver license requirement must be approved by the City’s Human Resource Department for non Utah valid 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:
● Firefighter I
● Firefighter II
● Hazardous Materials – Awareness & Operations
Certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment.
● At time of application, must possess a current Emergency Medical Technician, AEMT, or Paramedic license issued through the Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. If applying for this position with a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians license, Utah State reciprocity processes must be started immediately after appointment and completed within six (6) months. Utah law requires the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness (BEMSP) 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 (UDOH) 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.
● EMS licensure must be maintained as a condition of employment.
● Must possess or obtain within the first six months of employment the following National Incident Management certifications: 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.
● The following State of Utah certifications must be obtained within two (2) years of employment: Wildland Firefighter I – Utah Fire Service Certification Council, Apparatus Driver Operator – Pumper, and Apparatus Driver Operator – Aerial Utah Fire Service Certification Council. Probationary period may extend beyond one (1) year until these certifications are obtained, up to a maximum of two (2) years. Failure to do so may result in loss of position.
● Mandatory attendance at a recruit academy may be required
Must demonstrate proficiency in all certification levels to a review board on a yearly basis to keep
certifications current. Failure to do so may result in loss of position.
Firefighter Level II:
PROOF OF CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPIRATION DATE MUST BE PROVIDED WITH APPLICATION
• All essential functions, licenses and certifications required for Firefighter I.
• Must have a minimum of three (3) years full-time experience as a certified firefighter. Proof of full time experience must be provided with application.
• State of Utah certification in Fire Instructor I, Fire Inspector I – Utah Fire Service Certification Council, and certification in one of the following specialties (as approved by Fire Chief): Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF), Technical Rescue Technician (TRT) one of the following (as approved by the Fire Chief): Rope Rescue, Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue, Hazardous Materials Technician, Hazardous Device Technician, or Fire Investigator.
• State of Utah certification in Wildland Firefighter II and/or Rescue Technician – Chapter 5. Must demonstrate proficiency in all certification levels to a review board on a yearly basis in order to keep certifications current. Failure to do so may result in loss of position or demotion to Firefighter Level I.
Firefighter Level III:
PROOF OF CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPIRATION DATE MUST BE PROVIDED WITH APPLICATION
• All essential functions and certificates required for Firefighter I and II
• Must have two (2) additional years full-time experience (counted from the date of career progression to Firefighter Level II) as a Firefighter Level II equivalent (minimum of 5 years full time experience) as a certified firefighter. Proof of full-time experience must be provided with application State of Utah certification Rescue Technician – Chapter 5.
• State of Utah certification Fire Officer I.
• One additional State of Utah certification in one of the following specialties (as approved by the Fire Chief): Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF), Technical Rescue Technician (TRT) one of the following; Rope Rescue, Confined Space, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue, Hazardous Materials Technician, Hazardous Device Technician or Fire Investigator.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in all certification levels to a review board on a yearly basis in order to keep certification current. Failure to do so may result in loss of position or demotion to Firefighter Level I or Firefighter Level II.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
● Basic firefighting techniques.
● Work under strict discipline when responding to fire, rescue, or related emergencies, and work in a paramilitary organization which relies upon policies and procedures to govern firefighter behavior.
● Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department head, co-workers, general public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.
● Communicate effectively, and read and understand technical material, rules, and regulations related to firefighting.
● Read and write in English at a business level.
● Work independently; make critical decisions and use initiative and common sense in a variety of inspection or investigative situations.
*ANY APPLICANT THAT DOES NOT LIST, MEET AND SUBMIT THE LISTED REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 05/30/2022 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.