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City of Southfield Firefighter/Paramedic in Southfield, Michigan

CLASSIFICATION: Fire Fighter/Paramedic --Southfield Fire Department SALARY BENEFITS: Salary range: Fire Fighter/Paramedic -$49,217 - $70,439 Sworn Fire Fighter/Paramedic starting pay: 0-2 yrs exp* - $49,217 3-4 yrs exp* - $52,215 5+ yrs exp* - $56,392(*Years of qualifying work experience as a Sworn Fire Fighter are determined by City of Southfield, as of the eligibility list certification date) Plus a generous benefit package, including health insurance, dental vision, life insurance, disability, and a retirement plan. Fire Fighter/Paramedics are eligible to receive a $5,000 hiring bonus contingent on the successful completion of a one-year probationary period. Those that receive the bonus must remain employed with the City of Southfield Fire Department for a period of three years, or else are subject to repay the amount of the bonus. REPRESENTATIVE JOB DUTIES: Fire Fighter duties include: An employee is responsible for effectively responding to fire, rescue, first aid, and related emergencies; participating in daily drills, protecting life and property; maintaining equipment, apparatus and buildings; participating in fire safety surveys and pre-plans, performing routine housekeeping of fire station facilities, grounds, and equipment, and participating in training activities, and other work as assigned. Work is subject to the hazards encountered in emergency fire and rescue operations, including the physical and mental stresses inherent in public safety work. Work is subject to a 24-hour shift and on-call status when required. Fire Fighter/Paramedic duties include: All fire fighter related duties, plus emergency medical care and related duties as assigned. An employee will be proficient with E.M.S. equipment and be able to operate same in any given situation. This employee will have the ability to evaluate and treat patients in medical emergencies. Employees in this class will maintain E.M.S. and firefighting skills as well as their Paramedic License throughout City of Southfield tenure. JOB REQUIREMENTS ndash; AS DETERMINED BY THE CITY OF SOUTHFIELD:Must have or be enrolled in school for a State of Michigan Paramedic License at the time of application.Must have a State of Michigan Paramedic License before date of hire.bull; Be a U.S. citizen; 18 years of age or older at the time of application; Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.bull; Must have the State of Michigan Firefighter I II Certification upon establishment of the Eligibility List;bull; Applicants attending a Fire Academy will be allowed to participate in the recruitment process. Attendance in the Academy must be documented at the time of application.bull; For lateral consideration, applicant must be currently employed as a sworn Fire Fighter and be a Fire Fighter in ldquo;good standingrdquo; or if recently separated from service (i.e. laid off) must have been a Fire Fighter in ldquo;good standingrdquo; at the time of separation.bull; Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.bull; Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and a good driving record as determined by the Cityrsquo;s Driving Standardsbull; Must have no felony convictions and no record of serious misdemeanor convictions.bull; Applicants must successfully pass or have proof of successfully passing a Physical Ability Test within one (1) year by time of hire.

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