Edwardsville Fire Department is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for the position of: FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC.
Position is open for applications until 1/31/2020.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This position, under minimal supervision, protects life and property by performing firefighting and EMS duties, administering emergency aid, mitigating hazardous materials situations and performing fire prevention duties. Maintains Fire and EMS apparatus, equipment and facilities. As a condition of employment, incumbents shall maintain an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic licensure during their employment period.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required. Current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, or State of Kansas Paramedic license, with one year of experience with an Advanced Life Support treatment and transport service. Certification and experience as a firefighter are preferred.
Maintain state-mandated continuing education requirements, including current American Heart Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or equivalent. International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications of Firefighter I, Firefighter II and ADO-Pumper through the Kansas Fire Service Certification System are requirements for this position. The obtainment of Firefighter I will be waived for one (1) year from hire date. The obtainment of Firefighter II and ADO-Pumper certifications will be waived for three (3) years from hire date. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and complete Wildland Certifications of S-110, S-130, S-190 within 12 months of being hired. Must possess or be eligible for a State of Kansas driver’s license. Must successfully pass a background investigation with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to weapons, assault, controlled substances, or theft within the last 10 years. Position is subject to successful completion of pre-employment drug testing. Subject to a one-year probationary period. Ability to successfully complete written, physical, and oral exams during probationary period.
STARTING SALARY: $40,808 to $44,592 depending on qualifications and certifications, not including paramedic stipend of $3,900 annually, education stipend of up to $1,200 annually and holiday pay incentive of $2,000 annually. Firefighters work a Berkley schedule, that incorporates of up to or more than 120 hours of overtime at time and a half of their hourly wage.
TO APPLY: Please submit a City of Edwardsville Job Application and proof of Paramedic Licensure. A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall, or on the city web page. Return completed applications to the Fire Chief by mail to: Firefighter/Paramedic Selection Attn: City of Edwardsville FD, P.O. Box 13738, Edwardsville, KS 66113