Position Detail:

Manistee City Fire Department
281 First Street
Manistee, MI 49660

Manistee County

231-723-3519 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  June 1, 2018

Special Instructions:  



Job description: The City of Manistee is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. Qualified applicants must be licensed Paramedic and Firefighter II by the State of Michigan and possess a valid drivers license. Applications may be picked up at Manistee City Hall, 70 Maple Street and will be received until June 1, 2018.

Job requirements: This job requires professional certification and license.

Specific requirements: You must possess a private drivers license, undergo drug screening, pass a physical examination, pass an employment test, undergo a reference or security check and maintain union membership.

Additional requirements: Must be firefighter II and Michigan State licensed paramedic or proof of successful paramedic program completion and able to license within one year probationary period.

Fire Captain or Driver/Engineer, as assigned N/A
Under the supervision of the shift command officer, controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property, maintains equipment, and provides emergency ambulance services to the public.

1. Responds to fire alarms. Participates in fire suppression activities and property protection measures.
2. Operates a variety of fire fighting equipment, tools and vehicles.
3. Receives dispatches for ambulance assistance, drives the ambulance to the emergency scene, administers medical care, and provides other medical professionals with necessary information regarding the patient.
4. Participates in training programs for hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, and firefighting techniques.
5. Performs maintenance and upkeep on fire station equipment and facilities to ensure compliance with departmental standards.
6. Prepares reports of fire fighting activities, as directed, ambulance runs, equipment malfunctions, and equipment service dates.
7. May be responsible for specialized programs such as fire prevention and safety, smoke detector awareness, and emergency training for the public.
8. Performs related duties as required.

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

a. Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma.
b. A valid Michigan driver?s license and an excellent driving record.
c. Paramedic certification and Fire Fighter I and II certification.

a. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of fire suppression and related safety issues.
b. Thorough knowledge of the operation and use of a variety of fire fighting tools, emergency vehicles, protective equipment, and emergency medical instruments.
c. Thorough knowledge of the appropriate medical treatment procedures to apply in emergency situations.
d. Thorough knowledge of the geography, streets, and facility locations within the City.
e. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City employees, the public and other emergency services personnel.
f. Ability to make sound independent decisions when no assistance is available.
g. Ability to react calmly, follow standard procedures, and exercise good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with the public and other emergency services personnel.
h. Ability to work effectively under stress in emergency and confrontational situations.
i. Fire fighting experience preferred.
j. Emergency medical services experience preferred.

The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and smell; and travel to other locations. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move heavy objects and frequently lift and/or move very heavy objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or heavy machinery equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and can be loud or very loud.

This description is intended to provide a summary of the type and level of work performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of a person so classified.

Starting Salary:  $36,518 to $47,985
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Manistee City Hall
70 Maple Street

Manistee, MI 49660


Additional Department Details:

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

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