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Post  Sean Wilson on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:35 pm

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
FIREFIGHTER
CITY OF MADISON FIRE DEPARTMENT

SALARY: $44,493.00 annually (or as otherwise negotiated between the City of Madison and IAFF Local 311)

SPECIAL NOTE: The written examination has been scheduled for Monday, January 24, 2011. You will be notified of the time and location. There are NO alternate exam dates or times.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This is responsible work in the protection of life and property from fire; in providing rescue and emergency medical services; in containing and controlling the accidental release of hazardous materials; in the general maintenance and operation of fire department facilities and specialized fire apparatus and equipment; and in presenting related safety information. Under the general supervision of the Line Supervisor, employees must exercise considerable judgment, initiative and skill in the performance of their duties.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Respond to fire incidents to save and protect life and property under emergency conditions. Operate hand and/or specialized power equipment and apparatus to suppress various types of fires under diverse conditions. Exercise police powers in responding to emergency situations. Operate fire vehicles/apparatus as assigned. Participate in related salvage activities. Respond to and participate in rescue operations and/or medical emergencies. Provide emergency medical services to injured or severely ill persons (e.g., restore breathing, heart action, control of bleeding, care of broken bones, emergency maternity cases, conveyance to medical facilities, etc.). Perform duties as a firefighter/emergency medical technician. Respond to the release of hazardous materials to protect life and property through the containment and control of dangerous materials (e.g., inflammable, dangerous chemicals, explosives, etc.). Participate in the general maintenance and custodial care of fire facilities, apparatus, tools and equipment. Participate in various classroom, self-study and field training programs to develop and maintain required skills, proficiencies and abilities. Utilize personal computers for routine communications. Work to prevent fire occurrence through participation in the enforcement of fire prevention codes and ordinances. Conduct fire inspections for code enforcement purposes as assigned. Maintain an awareness of related fire hazards. Conduct presentations on a variety of fire-related functions, to include fire safety, fire prevention, CPR, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, first aid and related topics. Participate in related community relations activities. Prepare written narrative and/or statistical reports as required. Perform related work as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION AND/OR APPOINTMENT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (required at time of appointment): Considerable physical strength, stamina and agility (consistent with hazardous fire suppression and rescue work). Physical coordination, strength and acuity inherent in the operation of fire apparatus. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to read and comprehend complex rules, regulations and procedures and to recall/apply them (often under adverse conditions). Ability to remain calm and exercise judgment under emergency conditions. Ability to perform standard mathematic calculations. Ability to follow oral and written direction. Ability to develop and maintain effective working
relationships. Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment. Ability to serve the community in a caring, sensitive manner, and to demonstrate patience and tolerance. Ability to adhere to professional standards incorporating honesty and integrity. Ability to perform physically demanding work, requiring judgment, under adverse working conditions. Ability to maintain adequate attendance. Note: Examples of physical demands and working conditions are illustrated in the attached addendum.

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED AT THE FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL AFTER COMPLETING THE 3-1/2 YEAR FIRE APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM: Working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of fire control and extinguishment. Working knowledge of various hazardous materials and the principles, practices and techniques utilized in their containment and control. Working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques utilized in rescue operations and medical emergency response. Working knowledge of applicable national, state and local codes and laws relative to the duties of a firefighter. Working knowledge of fire protection systems, water supply considerations, building construction and combustible and flammable material properties and considerations. Ability to conduct fire inspections and identify and respond to code violations and hazards. Ability to organize and present fire safety/prevention, CPR, First Aid (and related) topics to groups. Ability to operate all applicable fire safety, rescue and emergency medical equipment and apparatus.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION): Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION): U.S. citizenship and at least 18 years of age.

NECESSARY SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a valid driver’s license with State of Wisconsin operating privileges is required at time of appointment and throughout employment. Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician-Defibrillator, and certification as a Hazardous Material Technician by the State of Wisconsin is required upon completion of the initial recruit training. Licensure as a State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician-Defibrillator is required throughout employment. Ability to meet prescribed physical/medical standards is required at time of appointment and throughout employment.

APPLICATIONS: Are available at the City Human Resources Department, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 501, Madison, WI 53703; (608) 266-6500; FAX (608) 267-1115; TTY/Textnet (866) 704-2340; www.cityofmadison.com/employment/firefighter.cfm. Resumés received without formal application will not be considered. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. (CST) on December 3, 2010.

The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minorities and women to apply.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal law. Persons needing assistance with examinations should contact the City of Madison Occupational Accommodations Specialist at (608) 267-1156.

REPRESENTATION: IAFF Local 311 10/04/10-FFAnn.doc

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986, THE CITY OF MADISON WILL HIRE ONLY UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND ALIENS LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. ALL APPLICANTS OFFERED A CITY OF MADISON POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERSONALLY PRESENT DOCUMENTATION, BOTH TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AND TO PROVE THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (NOTE - THIS ALSO APPLIES TO U.S. CITIZENS). THIS MUST BE DONE BEFORE EMPLOYMENT BEGINS. FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIALLY, IN A SEPARATE FILE, IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.
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