Job Title: Fire Equipment Operator/ Paramedic
Hiring Range: Grade 21, starting salary $35,639
Status: Full-time, non-exempt position
Application Deadline: Open until May 11, 2018
General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical response on an assigned shift in the Fire Department.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class participates in the operations of fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical life support and other incident response; and fire education and prevention. The employee works on a 24-hour shift and participates as part of a team in the maintenance of facilities, equipment, and apparatus. The employee shares responsibility for driving fire apparatus or EMS vehicles to response scenes and for operating pumping equipment, preparing vehicles for response, and preparing records of incidents. The employee also participates in pre-incident planning, inspections, maintenance of records, and training for increased proficiency. Work is performed under stressful emergency conditions and involves personal hazards. Work requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire suppression medical response, and rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment. The employee is subject to the hazards associated with incidence response work including working inside and outside, working at heights, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, high heat, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils; and may require wearing respirators and working in close quarters. The employee is also subject to the final OSHA standards on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and written reports concerning the quality and effectiveness of work completed. The Town offers a complete and competitive benefits package.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school supplemented by completion of courses and seminars in fire service, Paramedic certification, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
How to Apply: You must submit a completed employment application, which can be found on the Town’s website, www.oakislandnc.com under the Job Opportunity page. Applications can be emailed, faxed, or mailed (see below)
Where to Apply: Town of Oak Island
Attn: Human Resources
4601 E. Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
Telephone: (910) 201-8014
Fax: (910) 278-9542