Position Detail:

Columbia Fire Department
201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65205

Boone County

573-874-7446 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter I
Last Filing Date:  February 23, 2020

Special Instructions:  



Job Description Summary
Perform fire suppression and emergency response work responding to citizen calls for emergency assistance due to fires and other crisis situations.

Essential Job Functions
Respond to situations involving the destruction of property and potential loss of life such as fires, accidents, hazardous materials, and emergency medical and rescue incidents.

?Operate a variety of fire suppression and emergency medical equipment.

?Clean and maintain all apparatus, tools, equipment, and the fire station.

Ancillary Job Functions
?Inspect businesses for hazards and fire code violations.

?Establish and maintain good working relationships with community groups and agencies. Provide public education on fire prevention and safety.

?Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
?High school diploma or equivalent.

?Successful completion of Columbia Missouri Fire Academy training program within probationary period.

?Must maintain valid drivers? license.

?Must obtain CPR certification and EMT license within probationary period. Maintenance of CPR certification and EMT license are requirements for continued employment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position
?Knowledge of fire suppression and first responder methods, practices, techniques.

?Knowledge of fire and emergency response equipment operation and maintenance.

?Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use and operation of fire equipment and fire suppression and first responder activities.

?Ability to lift and carry ladders, hoses and other emergency equipment while wearing protective clothing/equipment including breathing apparatus.

?Ability to work in cramped spaces and in the presence of heat, fire, smoke, toxic fumes and other dangerous situations.

?Knowledge of fire codes and regulations.

?Knowledge of City streets and locations.

?Clear verbal communication skills and ability to give and follow written and oral instructions.

?Strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with other City employees, public safety agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment ? Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job
?Varying, inclement outdoor weather conditions and in extreme heat and cold non-weather conditions.

?Exposure to mechanical and other hazardous fluids, fumes, and airborne particles that require the use of PPE, respiratory protection and BSI protection.

?Work in high, dangerous places and near mechanical moving parts.

?Exposure to loud or very loud noise.

?Work in hazardous traffic conditions.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
?Exceptional visual acuity including clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less, three dimensional vision, and ability to distinguish colors.

?Precise hand-eye coordination to operate equipment.

?Regularly required to sit, talk, hear, stand, and walk while performing station work and responding to emergency situations.

?Frequently required to drive, grasp, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl during emergency situations.

?Repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement while operating fire equipment or office machines.

?Must be able to lift more than 100 pounds.

?Regular attendance is a necessary and
essential function.


Supervision Exercised

Starting Salary $38,309 Annually
Pay Grade F4
Number of Positions Available Establish an Elgibility Roster
Deadline to Apply 02/23/2020
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
*A 200 or more word statement describing why you want to be in the Fire Service and what preparations you have made toward a career in firefighting/public safety, is required.

*If you are currently a licensed EMT please attach a copy of your certification.

*Anticipated written test date: Friday Evening, March 13, 2020
*Anticipated physical agility testing: March 14-15, 2020
*Backup physical agility testing date, if necessary:
March 21-22, 2020

*More information is available regarding the process by contacting HR at hr@como.gov

Notice to Applicants Individuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.7235



The City of Columbia participates in the federal E-Verify work authorization program

Starting Salary:  $38,309 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Columbia, Human Resources
1 South Seventh Street
PO Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205-6015

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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