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Paramedic/Support Firefighter

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$40,199 annually/$14.59 hourly
  • Posted Date:09/08/2017

Coweta County Vacancy Announcement
Paramedic/Support Firefighter
Announcement open until further notice
Grade 12, Minimum Wage: $40,199 annually/$14.59 hourly


Dept/Div: Fire/N/A                                                                                                                                  FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work responding to fire, rescue, and emergency medical service calls, performing fire suppression support work, basic and advanced life support and emergency medical care and hazardous materials handling, maintaining station and equipment, participating in continuing training, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the assigned officer.

Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions
Responds to alarms and assists in support roles during fires, including support work related to rescue, suppression team entry, ventilating, salvage work, hazardous materials incidents and first response in emergency situations.
Provides basic and advanced life support services; performs detailed subjective and objective patient assessments within established protocols, stabilization, and treatment; coordinates emergency care procedures with authorized emergency hospital staff.
Performs and participates in support functions of technical rescues including stabilizing, extrication, high angle rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, wilderness rescue, search and rescue, water and boat rescue and hazardous materials operations to the limitations of training.
Drives and/or operates various medical and fire vehicles.
Assists with hazardous materials incidents.
Prepares and maintains records and reports related to operations, training and professional development; prepares and reviews quality assurance forms.
Assists in maintaining fire and rescue apparatus, ambulances and equipment and cleaning fire station and grounds; ensures that emergency vehicles are completely stocked and maintained in a safe and efficient operational condition; inspects, cleans and maintains other fire department equipment as required.
Presents programs to the community on safety, medical and fire prevention topics.
Conducts fire safety inspections and pre-fire planning.
Provides transport to and from hospitals as required
Facilitates the triage system for large scale incidents or mass casualty incidents.
Participates in continuing training and instruction program by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes; assists with training when required.
Performs ancillary duties such as training and certifications records maintenance, quality control, emergency services management, equipment repairs and specifications development, etc., as needed or required.
Encourages and promotes a culture of excellent customer service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures; general knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to support roles of fire suppression; general knowledge of technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression; general knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the County and surrounding area; general knowledge of hazardous materials and accident extrication principles and technical rescue techniques; general knowledge of advanced life support principles and techniques; ability to work at heights and in confined spaces; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to prepare detailed written and/or electronic reports; possession of physical endurance and agility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical personnel, law enforcement personnel, academy recruits, other fire/ems agencies, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and moderate experience in emergency services including experience as a Paramedic.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock, exposure to vibration, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements
Possess Georgia Paramedic Certification
Complete an introduction to the fire service training course (Support Firefighter)
Favorable background history as determined by review of Local, State and Federal records
Valid driver’s license with the appropriate endorsement to operate fire apparatus in the State of Georgia
Other training and certification requirements may be required as well.

Last Revised: 5/24/2017

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