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City of Garden City, KS Firefighter I in Garden City, Kansas

Firefighter I

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Firefighter I

Salary

$37,564.80 - $47,652.80 Annually

Location

Garden City, KS

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Fire Department

Job Number

00175

Closing

5/3/2021 11:59 PM Central

  • Description

  • Benefits

Description

The Firefighter I position responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls, trains with and operates firefighting equipment, participates in fire prevention programs, fire suppression activities, public education, hazardous materials, station maintenance, and training activities. Receives direction from and reports to a Company Officer or Acting Company Officer, Lieutenant, Battalion Chief or Acting Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal, or the Fire Chief.

Examples of Duties

  • Responds to alarms and assists in suppressing fires, including rescues, entry, ventilation salvage work, Haz-Mat, and other customer service calls.

  • Operates equipment as required.

  • Performs cleanup and overhaul work, checks equipment for ready to respond status.

  • Assists in maintaining fire apparatus, equipment, fire stations, and grounds.

  • Assists in fire investigation as required.

  • Participates in continued training and instruction programs by studying technical matters, attends scheduled drills and classes relating to firefighting techniques, hazardous materials, first aid, and emergency medical treatment.

  • Tests hose; performs hydrant inspections and tests.

  • Participates in company fire inspections, public education function.

  • Performs other related work as required or assigned.

  • In the absence of a supervisor, may be assigned responsibilities on an out-of-class basis.

Typical Qualifications

Physical Characteristics:

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 frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk, read or hear; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to operate large and heavy automotive equipment. Ability and physical strength to work under pressure in emergency situations and maintain good physical condition. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with city employees, officials and the general public.

Education, Certification and Experience:

Firefighter I certification

High school diploma or GED

Fire Science Degree or closely related field Preferred.

Valid Class B driver’s license within one year of employment.

The City of Garden City offers a wide range of competitive benefits. Some of the benefits include:

  • Health Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Advance Life Insurance

  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

  • Wellness Program

  • Paid Leave

  • Employee Recognition Plan

  • Years of Service Bonuses

  • Evaluations

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • LifeSave Membership

Agency

City of Garden City (KS)

Address

301 N. 8th Street Garden City, Kansas, 67846

Phone

620-276-1175

Website

https://www.garden-city.org/

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