Firefighter

  • Full Time
  • Waco, TX

Website City of Waco

Firefighter

 

City of Waco

 

Salary: See Position Description

 

Job Number: 2022-01496

 

Location: Waco, TX

 

Department: Fire

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Summary

 

Minimum Starting Salary: $57,658.70 Annually

 

EXAM INFO:

 

• Civil Service Examination will be conducted at 8:00am on Saturday, March 25th, 2023.

• Agility Exam will be conducted at 8:00am on Saturday, April 1st, 2023

 

Under basic supervision, functions as a member of Waco Fire Department (WFD) firefighting team; performs skilled work in emergency response, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, fire safety education and fire prevention.

 

Primary Duties

 

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

• Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service and performs fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical duties as required to control emergency incidents and protect lives and property; relays orders, instructions and information on emergency actions and follows orders under stressful conditions.

• Performs assigned duties within scope of authority and training and according to City of Waco and WFD policies and procedures; duties may vary according to job assignment and skill level.

• Establishes safe medical treatment area for the assessment, treatment, stabilization, and transportation of patients according to WFD medical protocol and level of emergency medical certification.

• Participates in classes, drills and training to maintain and upgrade current physical fitness, firefighting, rescue and emergency medical skills; maintains WFD records and work logs.

• Inspects, cleans and maintains personal protective equipment and verifies that all emergency response equipment is in a proper state of readiness and available for immediate use.

• Maintains WFD facilities, vehicles, equipment, apparatus, tools and medical inventory; inspects, tests, evaluates and repairs equipment after use; performs minor repairs on apparatus, equipment and facilities; notifies supervisors of maintenance problems beyond the scope of authority or skills.

• Maintains fire station living quarters and grounds in clean and orderly condition.

• Provides fire safety and prevention training in the public schools and to other community groups.

• Continuously updates knowledge of City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, building locations and special hazards of designated facilities.

• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

• Performs all the duties during the absence of the Fire Equipment Engineer.

• Works mandatory overtime as need.

• May be assigned to other divisions for temporary assistance.

• Maintain certification as required by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Department on Fire Protection and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

• Must be able to read/write English.

• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.

• May perform duties in the absence of the Fire Equipment Engineer.

• Performs other related and assigned duties as required.

• Driving is essential.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

 

• Must be 18 years old;

• High School Diploma required or Texas Education Agency equivalency certificate (GED)

• And twelve semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university required.

• Certifications for Firefighter from Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) & Emergency Medical Technician-Basic from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) at time of test OR be able to obtain within three months of written exam.

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

• Class B license is required within one (1) year after becoming a certified firefighter.

 

Physical Demands

 

Very Heavy Work:

 

• Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

EEO Statement

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

 

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