Website City of Saint Paul
General Duty Statement
Performs work as directed by a superior, in the protection of life and property from fire and other hazards, the extinguishing of fires, the treatment of medical emergencies, and the inspection of property. Lifts equipment, and tools, maneuvers them around obstacles and under adverse conditions. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Firefighter/EMT’s respond to various calls for assistance, including medical emergencies, accident scenes, and fires. They will work in difficult work environments including conditions of high heat, low visibility, in confined and claustrophobic spaces, on elevated ladders or apparatus, under stressful conditions, when fatigued, and in adverse weather conditions, wearing full personal protective equipment. Firefighter/EMT’s are exposed to a variety of traumatic situations that may cause physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological distress.
The ideal candidate for the position of Firefighter/EMT possesses the following characteristics and abilities:
- Is a leader and demonstrates initiative, accountability and respect
- Displays and practices integrity
- Communicates well with others and demonstrates empathy and compassion
- Demonstrates self-control during intense and chaotic situations
- Supports the safety of one another in a team
- Solves problems and makes decisions both as an individual and as a team
- Maintains physical fitness
- Understands the diverse communities of Saint Paul and has a connection to its neighborhoods
Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Firefighter Job Description.
The City of Saint Paul has established a Racial Equity Strategy with goals of ending racial disparity in the City as an organization, achieving racial equity in city services and engagement, and eliminating race-based disparities in our community. This citywide effort is designed to ensure that race does not predetermine opportunities in education, employment, housing, health and safety.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma by October 1, 2018.
- Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age by October 1, 2018.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver’s License, or equivalent out-of-state driver’s license by October 1, 2018. The driver’s license must have no suspensions or revocations for driving-related offenses within the two year period prior to the date of appointment. Suspensions for parking-related offenses are excluded.
- Must show proof of current State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.**
To be considered for the first round of interviews tentatively scheduled for October 2018, with an anticipated academy start date of January 2019, your State of Minnesota EMT Certification will need to be obtained by October 1, 2018.
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