Excelsior Springs Fire Department is accepting applications for two Full-time 40-hour/week Paramedics to staff a daytime (0800-1700 hrs.) ACLS ambulance, Monday-Friday
JOB DESCRIPTION Under general supervision, responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls to protect life and property; drives and operates ambulances and similar fire and reserve vehicles; participates in fire prevention, station maintenance, and training activities; performs advanced life support services and renders medical treatment in emergency situations.Receives calls and notifies personnel; drives equipment in responding to emergency calls in the suppression of fire, including medical rescue assignments; performs entry, ventilation, and salvage work; performs preventative maintenance and operates equipment; assists in the suppression of fire and in the protection of life and property; performs rescue operations and administers advanced first aid and advanced life support services and cares for the ill or injured on the scene and in transit; directs other persons on medical responses; restocks ambulance supplies and checks equipment; cleans, tests, and maintains emergency equipment in the state of readiness; makes final inspections; performs clean-up, rehab; prepares reports; assists with fire inspections responds to emergency calls; participates in direct, continual, and instructional training programs by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes; responds to major alarms while off duty. Performs emergency medical tasks such as, but not limited to, lifting up to 100 pounds without assistance, pulling and carrying heavy objects 50 lbs. or more from distances more than 50 feet; performs rescue and rehab work equivalent to pushing up to 60 lbs. and pulling 80 lbs., which may include dragging and carrying victims ranging from newborns to adults weighing over 200 pounds to safety, despite hazardous conditions and low visibility; conducts inventories, orders supplies, checks water flows; prepares and reviews records and reports; participates in arson and other investigations; attends meetings and drills; performs general upkeep of the station and grounds; can determine placement of apparatus at emergency scenes; assists with maintaining ambulance licenses, records, and communication to the Fire Chief; assumes responsibilities for the emergency medical services, training, maintenance, or other responsibilities as assigned by the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, or Captain; performs other related duties.
QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of elementary physics, chemistry, and mechanics; first aid and medical principles and techniques; ability to meet standards as to age, height, weight, and physical conditions established by the appointing authorities; ability to operate and maintain EMS, fire and rescue equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to render effective paramedic services; ability to keep simple records and prepare reports; mechanical aptitude; physical endurance and agility; ability to maintain acceptable cooperative relationships and communication with superiors, employees, and the public.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE A minimum of a high school diploma, or equivalent, possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; licensed as a Paramedic (must maintain CPR, ACLS & PALS) in the State of Missouri; certification as a Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials: Operations, is preferred but not required.
Salary range ($33,049-37,759 annual) dependent on qualifications; plus excellent benefit package. The City of Excelsior Springs is an E.O.E.
Applications are available on the City of Excelsior Springs website at www.cityofesmo.com/humanresources.html, or you can obtain at city hall or at our fire station.
Please submit application, resume, professional references and supporting certifications to: City of Excelsior Springs, ATTN: Human Resources-Paramedic Applicant, 201 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024