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Monday June 26, 2017

City of King Fire Department Hiring Firefighter

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING 

Firefighter-King, City pop. 6,918, district pop. 18,000. Located in foothills of NC in Stokes & Forsyth Counties is seeking to hire 2 full time firefighters.

GENERAL DEFINTION OF WORK: 

Protects life and property by responding to and performing firefighting, EMS, hazardous materials, fire prevention and rescue operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASK: 

• Responds to fire alarms and other emergency situations, extinguish or control fire under the supervision of an officer.

• Responds to rescue calls to provide extrication, fire protection, patient care to injured persons in accordance with departmental guidelines and the scope of their training.

• Actively participates in drill, demonstrations and courses in fire, EMS, hazardous materials, and rescue operations.

• Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire department facilities and equipment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY: 

Thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression, prevention and rescue principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Proficiency of skills with related tools and equipment. Ability to perform work requiring good physical condition, ability to communicate orally and in writing, ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

• High school graduate or GED required;

• North Carolina Class B Driver’s License required.

• Advanced degree preferred.

• Completion of the States’ Certified Fire Fighter Certification,

• EMT-B

• Hazmat Operations

• North Carolina Technical Rescuer Ropes preferred.

• NCOEMS Advanced EMT preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

Pay grade 10. Hiring/salary range $32,628-$49,230 DOQ. Exc. benefits currently including 5% 401(k) contribution, health, dental and vision, longevity pay plan & local government retirement system.

Successful applicants must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening physical agility assessment, written assessment, and interview process.

Please submit a City of King employment application along with a letter of interest and a resume to the Fire Chief.

Closing date 6/30/2017 at 5:00pm. EOE and a Drug Free Workplace

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