Position Detail:

Wyoming Fire Department
1250 36th Street
Wyoming, MI 49509

Kent County

616-530-7250
616-249-3435 - fax
www.wyomingmi.gov

Hiring Information:


Position: Firefighter
Last Filing Date:  December 9, 2017
 

Special Instructions:  

 

Requirements

General Statement of Duties:

Announcement:
The Wyoming Department of Public Safety announces a process to hire qualified part time firefighters and create a hiring list for full time firefighter positions. Empco, Inc. will conduct the initial evaluation and written test. Interested applicants must contact Empco at www.empco.net to apply. Empco testing must be completed by 8:00a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. A local test will be held on December 5; see the Empco website for details.

Note: Full time applicants must apply using the link below and must take the Empco test. Part time applicants need only apply using the link below. All applicants should upload a current resume with their City application.

Engages directly in fire prevention, firefighting and medical activities to protect and safeguard lives and property; assists in maintenance and repair of fire stations and equipment; does related work as required. A Firefighter is responsible for performing hazardous tasks under emergency conditions. Work sometimes involves close contact with toxic gases, explosive mixtures and radioactive materials. A portion of the work consists of the performance of various duties in the maintenance of the fire station, and the preventative and corrective maintenance of apparatus and equipment. A Firefighter must be familiar with modern firefighting, rescue, medical and prevention methods and procedures. The work requires strict adherence to departmental rules and regulations. Supervisors make assignments of specific tasks and indicate methods and procedures to be followed through either oral or written instructions. Work is under close supervision most of the time, but there are times when courses of action must be determined by the Firefighter. Supervision is occasionally exercised over other firefighters during absence of superior officer. Each Firefighter is expected to be skilled in all phases of fire prevention, fire suppression, and rescue work.

Full time wage range: $21.00-$25.79 per hour. Part time wage: $17.50 per hour.
Examples of Work:

1. Makes openings in burning buildings for entrance and/or ventilation.
2. Removes persons from burning buildings.
3. Stretches and connects hose lines and operates nozzles directing water streams.
4. Operates portable fire extinguishers.
5. Performs salvage operations at scene of fire.
6. May drive fire apparatus to scene of an incident and prepares for operations.
7. Is responsible for daily inspection of emergency equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus and other gear and appliances to assure that such equipment is available for immediate and dependable use.
8. Participates in periodic fire drills and individual/group training courses including firefighting theory and practices, first-aid techniques, hydraulics and use of tools and knots.
9. Makes periodic inspections of buildings for fire hazards and makes recommendations for improvements.
10. Gives emergency medical treatment to injured persons involving the application of Emergency Medical techniques.
11. Checks fire hydrants for operating and general condition.
12. Performs a wide variety of routine tasks in connection with the maintenance of fire station quarters and grounds.
13. Keeps records and makes reports as requested by their supervisor.
14. Performs related work as required.
Desirable Qualifications for Employment:

? Completion of a standard high school or vocational school course; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
? Certified as Firefighter II in Michigan per NFPA 1001 - EMT Basic - Certified as Hazardous Materials Operations - Possession of valid Michigan Drivers license.
? Minimum three years firefighting experience.
? Demonstrates good powers of observation.
? Communicates effectively and presents ideas orally and in writing for varied audiences.
? Demonstrates a high degree of skill in the operation and maintenance of vehicles, equipment.
? Ability to establish effective working relationships (which includes but is not limited to getting along with other employees that are on duty in 24 hour shifts) and uses good judgment when working with staff, volunteer workers, other governmental agencies and the public.
? Knowledge of modern approved principles, practices and procedures of firefighting and medical response work and the geography of the City.
? Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
? Ability to assemble and present accurate records and reports.
? Ability to meet fitness for duty standards to carry out position responsibilities.
? Ability to work any or all shifts and schedules as necessary to provide proper coverage for all incidents.
? Possession of a valid Michigan motor vehicle operator?s permit.

An Equal Opportunity Employe

 
Starting Salary:  $21.00-$25.79 per hour
Top Salary:   N/A
 
Contact:   City of Wyoming
1155 28th Street SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
616-530-7226
https://www.wyomingmi.gov/About-Wyoming/Employment

Additional Department Details:

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

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