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Paramedic to Firefighter

Company: City of Southfield, MI
Location: Southfield
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

ONLY APPLY TO THIS POSITION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FIRE I AND II CERTIFICATIONS OR ANY CURRENT FIREFIGHTING EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE A CURRENT FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC PLEASE APPLY TO THE FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC POSITION THAT IS POSTED. SALARY & BENEFITS: Starting Salary: Fire Fighter- $51,356 Fire Fighter/Paramedic- $56,492 - $81,657 Licensed Paramedics that have not completed the Fire Academy will be paid at the rate of a Fire Fighter. Upon successful completion of the Fire Academy and being sworn in as a Fire Fighter, Licensed Paramedics will be paid at the rate of a Fire Fighter/Paramedic. The City of Southfield is offering a unique opportunity for Licensed Paramedics that want to become Fire Fighters. The City will pay for the Fire Academy and will provide salary and benefits while enrolled. Paramedics are eligible to receive a $5,000 hiring bonus contingent on the successful completion of the Fire Academy, being sworn in, and successful completion of a one-year probationary period that follows. Those that receive the bonus must remain employed with the City of Southfield Fire Department for a period of three years, or else are subject to repay the amount of the bonus and the cost of the academy. Please check your email inbox, spam and junk folders for important communication regarding your hiring status. If you unsubscribe from emails, you will not receive notices to schedule interviews and testing. An employee is responsible for effectively responding to fire, rescue, first aid, and related emergencies; participating in daily drills, protecting life and property; maintaining equipment, apparatus and buildings; participating in fire safety surveys and pre-plans, performing routine housekeeping of fire station facilities, grounds, and equipment, and participating in training activities, and other work as assigned. Work is subject to the hazards encountered in emergency fire and rescue operations, including the physical and mental stresses inherent in public safety work. Subject to a 24-hour shift and on-call status when required. Emergency medical care and related duties as assigned. Operation of E.M.S. equipment, evaluate and treat patients in medical emergencies. Employees in this class will maintain E.M.S. and firefighting skills as well as their Paramedic License throughout City of Southfield tenure.

  • Must have or be enrolled in school for a State of Michigan Paramedic License at the time of application. Must have a State of Michigan Paramedic License before date of hire.
  • Be a U.S. citizen; 18 years of age or older at the time of application; Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodations.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and a good driving record as determined by the City's Driving Standards.
  • Must have no felony convictions and no record of serious misdemeanor convictions.
  • Applicants must successfully pass or have proof of successfully passing a Physical Ability Test within one (1) year by date of hire. The selection process will include the completion of a City of Southfield application, a review of the applicant's qualifications, driving record and criminal history check, a written examination, and an oral board interview. Selected candidates will be subject to an extensive background investigation, and must successfully pass a psychological evaluation and physical exam prior to employment. Each step of the process must be passed before the applicant will be moved to the next step. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified, by e-mail, to attend a testing and orientation session. Applicants must maintain all minimum requirements and certifications while waiting for consideration for employment. Names of the successful candidates will remain eligible for consideration for one year from placement on the Eligibility List.

Keywords: City of Southfield, MI, Southfield , Paramedic to Firefighter, Healthcare , Southfield, Michigan

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