The City of Borger has an opening for a Firefighter/EMT.
Protects life and property by performing fire fighting, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials, rescue, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs fire fighting activities including maintenance of fire-related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.
Performs first-response emergency medical assistance.
Participates in fire drills, attends classes in fire fighting, emergency medical assistance, hazardous materials, and related subjects.
Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communications equipment.
Participates in the inspection and maintenance of fire hydrants.
Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment.
Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment. Cleans and washes walls and floors. Cares for grounds around station. Makes minor repairs. Washes, hangs and dries hose. Washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.
Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, communications, training programs, fire fighting, hazardous materials, and first-response emergency medical aid activities.
Presents programs to the community on fire safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.
Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers,
sweeping water, and removing debris.
Assists in supervising other firefighters or new recruits, as required. Assists in training new employees as assigned.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Be certifiable by Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Basic Structural Fire Fighter and hold a basic Texas Emergency Medical Technician Certificate from the Texas Department of Health.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of modern fire prevention, suppression, hazardous materials, and emergency medical principles, procedures, techniques and equipment. Knowledge of building, electrical, mechanical and fire codes. Knowledge of fire inspection techniques.
Skill in the operation of the tools and equipment listed below.
Ability to train and supervise subordinate personnel in the duties of their position. Ability to apply standard fire fighting, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques. Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke. Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to meet special requirements.
Within a six (6) month period, must have an acceptable knowledge of streets, addresses, and hydrant locations in the department’s response area.
Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Texas driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.
No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven (7) years.
Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must possess a current Texas Emergency Medical Technician certificate at time of appointment.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Emergency medical aid equipment, hoses, and other standard fire fighting equipment, ladders, radio, pager, personal computer, telephone.
Formal application, oral interview, physical agility test, medical examination, background verification and check, final selection
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Job closes August 31, 2017.