Part Time-Certified Firefighter

Fire Department:


$14.00 to $16.00 Per Hour DOE


Free access to all 4 of the City of St. George Golf Courses, the Recreation Center, the City Pool and the Aquatic Center.

Physical, Written Test, and Interviews: June 14-16, 2022


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Job Description

Position Summary

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.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

● Valid Utah driver’s license (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 valid out of state 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

● May be required to graduate from a City of St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy and/or new hiretask training program.

● 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.

Additional Requirements:

● Must be a minimum of 18 years of age or older.

● Must complete and pass a City of St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy.

● 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 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 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.

Licenses and/or Certifications:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

● Basic firefighting techniques.

Ability to:

● 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.


To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at 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.