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Fire - Firefighter-Paramedic (Part-time)Revised 09/04/2019 Revised 10/13/2021 Firefighter/Paramedic (Part-time) Page 1 Council Approved 2011 Revised 03/20/2018 City of Waukee JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Firefighter/Paramedic (Part-time) Reports to: Fire Lieutenant Dept/Div: Fire Direct Reports: None Pay Grade: F24 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt JOB PURPOSE: A Firefighter/Paramedic performs fire suppression to save life and property, rescue operations, emergency medical operations, and assists with fire prevention activities (school visits, Public Relations events, fire inspections). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.) 1. Responds to fire and rescue calls as needed or directed and performs within the directives, policies, SOG’s, and protocols of the department. 2. Provide appropriate advanced life support to patients on the scene as well as during transport in addition to completing required documentation; all to department expectations. 3. Assist with fire inspections as directed. 4. Assist with routine truck, equipment, and station maintenance as needed. 5. Maintains positive public image of the department through tours, visits, and other public education. 6. Performs other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned. SUCCESS FACTORS: 1. Understanding of building construction and fire behavior; knowledge of appropriate training standards; knowledge of hazardous materials response; knowledge of emergency driving techniques. 2. Take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making. 3. Interact effectively, professionally, and tactfully with the general public, all participating agencies, dispatch, and law enforcement. 4. Create and participate in a team environment. 5. Display honesty, trustworthiness, dependability and respectfulness at all times. 6. Interpret verbal and nonverbal behavior, to develop accurate understanding of other’s needs, values, and opinions. 7. Actively support all efforts to increase cooperation, communication, and collaboration between and among departments, full-time and part-time on-call fire fighters and the community. 8. Demonstrate sound time-management skills by effectively or efficiently organizing, prioritizing, and completing multiple assignments in a timely manner. 9. Operates with the safety of themselves, their co-workers, and the general public in mind at all times. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High School diploma or GED. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred. 2. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and meet the requirements of the City’s motor vehicle policy. 3. Certifications: Paramedic (Iowa department of Public Health), Firefighter II (IFSAC), Hazardous Materials Operations (IFSAC), CPR, and ACLS (or equivalent). a. PALS (or equivalent), FEMA IS-100, IS-200 (or IS-195), and IS-700 within 6 months from date of hire. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Able to pass the Waukee Physical Ability Evaluation at any time during employment. 2. Able to perform all essential functions of the position while wearing required protective equipment. 3. Able to operate and use all fire department equipment and apparatus. 4. Responsive to visual and verbal alarms and other indications of distress. Revised 09/04/2019 Revised 10/13/2021 Firefighter/Paramedic (Part-time) Page 2 Council Approved 2011 Revised 03/20/2018 5. Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and over the telephone) and in writing (using electronic devices and handwritten) in English with other employees and the community. WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Position requires outdoor work where heat, cold, precipitation, and the results of weather and nature may be encountered. 2. Will be exposed to darkness and poor lighting, fumes/odors, isolation, moving machinery, noise, visual strain, unprotected heights, wearing a respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus, working on uneven ground, mechanical hazards, biological hazards, medical hazards, electrical hazards, traffic hazards, possible explosion, and bodily injury. 3. Will be required to wear a respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus. 4. Position includes significant work place pressure. 5. Standard work hours must be flexible, will include days, evenings, over nights and weekends, may be greater than 40 hours per week, and may be called to report to duty at any time. 6. To successfully fulfill the essential functions of this position, employee must maintain standard work hours within Waukee Public Safety building. 7. There is no residency requirement for this position. I have read and understand the information contained in the Job Description. I understand that this Job Description is not intended and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Also, while this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the Employer. I understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours, outside the normally defined workday or work week. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate any employment at any time and for any reason and the Employer has a similar right. Signature Date The City of Waukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages prospective employees and job incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.