Firefighter/EMT - Laterals Only

City of Albany, OR Albany, OR
General Description

The Albany Fire Department is accepting applications from qualified lateral Firefighter/EMTs for four open positions. Laterals are currently in a paid role as a Firefighter/EMT and have a minimum of 3 years of experience. Years of experience will be taken into account for salary placement.

Completion of the application process includes the following two requirements:

* Complete an application for the Firefighter/EMT - Laterals Only open position.

* Have a valid CPAT card dated no earlier than July 12, 2017. A copy must be attached to your application. All testing must be complete prior to an applicant being considered for the application pool. Please go to the following web site for further information: www.nationaltestingnetwork.com

Candidates hired are eligible for a monthly premium upon receipt of standing orders by department physician advisor.

Paramedic- $638 monthly

EMT Intermediate- $383 monthly

EMT-A- $128 monthly

The Albany Fire Department is a multi-role provider of all-hazard emergency protective services. All emergency services personnel are cross-trained to handle fire, rescue, and medical emergencies. The Fire Department is responsible for emergency and non-emergency ambulance transport at the paramedic level in the City of Albany and portions of Linn and Benton Counties. Paramedic engine companies also operate from each of the four Fire stations.

The Albany Fire Department provides fire suppression services and the following rescue services: motor vehicle collision, swift water, dive, confined space, trench, and industrial. All emergency services personnel are also trained to HazMat Operations level to deal with hazardous material emergencies. Some are trained to the Technician level to participate on the State's Hazardous Material Response Team, which covers Linn, Benton, Lincoln, and portions of Marion and Polk Counties.

Essential Functions/Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed are intended only as illustrative examples of the various types of work that may be performed by individuals in this classification. Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents and do not include all specific essential functions and responsibilities the incumbent may be expected to perform.

Responds to fire, medical, and other emergencies; operates within the Incident Command System; and provides emergency medical care and transportation.

Performs firefighting and other emergency activities, including driving emergency apparatus, extricating trapped victims, removing persons from dangerous premises, fire suppression, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, salvage and overhaul operations, and other fireground activities.

EMT/Basic: Performs emergency aid activities in accordance with Department EMT/Basic standing orders, including driving ambulances, administering basic life support treatment, and transporting patients.

EMT/Paramedic: Performs emergency aid activities in accordance with Department EMT/Paramedic standing orders, including driving ambulances, administering advanced life support treatment, and transporting patients.

Exercises independent judgment in determining appropriate actions to take during emergency response activities and in performing program area activities or duties as assigned.

Performs job duties in compliance with Department operating procedures and city, county, state, and federal laws and ordinances.

Establishes, promotes, and maintains positive working relationships while promoting the Fire Department's mission, vision, and value statements.

Participates in and may conduct drills and training for development and maintenance of firefighting, EMS, and other related skills.

Supports Life Safety Division programs through public education and assisting with fire cause determination.

Maintains apparatus, equipment, and facilities to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operations. Performs housekeeping and minor repairs to Department equipment, apparatus, facilities, and grounds.

Assists in developing plans for special emergency and non-emergency operations.

Operates radio and other communication equipment.

Participates on internal and external job-related committees and attends meetings as a representative of the Albany Fire Department.

Communicates effectively and coherently in all activities.

Expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with Department privacy policies, procedures, and practices as required by federal and state law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a healthcare provider.

May access Protected Health Information (PHI) and other patient information only to the extent that it is necessary to complete job duties.

Expected to report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding Department policies and procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of those policies to the designated Privacy Officer.

Represents the City of Albany by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor. Regard everyone, internal and external, as a customer and deliver the best service possible in a respectful and patient manner.

Serves as a member of various City committees as assigned.

Assists other staff in the performance of their duties as assigned.

Maintains regular job attendance and adherence to working hours.

Operates a motor vehicle safely and legally.

Supervision/Lead Work Exercised

This is a non-supervisory position. Lead work/coordination of the work of others is not a typical function assigned to this position. Incumbents in this position may provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel.

Qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of firefighting and EMS; geography of the city and major fire hazards within the city and protected areas; rules and regulations of the Fire Department; operation and maintenance of the various types of apparatus and equipment used by the Fire Department; knowledge and use of computers and related software and equipment.

Skill in operation of tools and equipment used.

EMT/Basic: Ability to learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment; perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse environmental conditions; act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; and follow verbal and written instructions.

EMT/Paramedic: Ability to obtain by the end of the training period and maintain paramedic medical standing order privileges from the Fire Department Medical Director; learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment; perform strenuous physical tasks under adverse environmental conditions; act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; and follow verbal and written instructions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be 19 years or older at the time of employment.

Must have a current state of Oregon EMT-Basic certification; preference may be given to those who possess a current Oregon EMT-Paramedic certification or equivalent certification. A copy of your certification must be attached to your application.

If certification held is not from the State of Oregon, a condition of continued employment is contingent on the ability to obtain an Oregon certification. If Oregon EMT-Paramedic reciprocity is anticipated, an associate's degree is required.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any state, and three years of licensed driving experience by time of employment.

NFPA Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 or equivalent. A copy of your certification must be attached to your application.

First Responder Operations certification or Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations equivalent. A copy of your certification must be attached to your application.

NFPA Driver, Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) certification or equivalent. A copy of your certification must be attached to your application.

Must meet the City's physical qualifications and pass a background check, medical and psychological exams, and drug screen prior to appointment at the entry level.

Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language; preference may be given for bilingual skills.

Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Use of cigarettes is prohibited, and the use of any tobacco product is prohibited while involved in City of Albany events.

The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.