The University of Connecticut Fire Department is seeking candidates for the position of Firefighter who have already completed basic recruit training at the Connecticut Fire Academy or other comparable/equivalent recruit firefighter training program which meets or exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1001. There two primary duty stations (Storrs and Farmington) and a firefighter may be assigned permanently, temporarily or on an as-needed basis to either or both locations. Under the general supervision of a Fire Lieutenant or other officer at a higher rank, Firefighters are accountable for providing firefighting, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, technical rescue and emergency medical services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Duties include: firefighting, technical rescue, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials emergency response, equipment maintenance and communications. Receives on-the-job training in firefighting and rescue procedures, drives apparatus to the emergency scene in the event of an alarm, evaluates nature and severity of fire or incident and selects the appropriate tools and techniques. Conducts routine inspection tours of facilities to check and/or maintain fire alarm systems, hydrants, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler and foam systems. Reports any dangerous or inadequate conditions. Delivers fire prevention and fire extinguisher training to non-Fire Department personnel. Provides emergency medical services to evaluate medical conditions of patients and provide pre-hospital treatment and/or critical intervention for injuries and transport patients to hospital if necessary. Performs daily maintenance and inspections of personal equipment to ensure readiness for emergency situations, operational checks of apparatus and pumps, and ensures ambulance and emergency rescue vehicles are stocked with necessary equipment and medical supplies.
Successful completion of the CT Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Training Program or other comparable/equivalent recruit firefighter training program which meets or exceeds the requirements of NFPA 1001 Firefighter II certification, Hazardous Materials Operational Level certification, Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) or Paramedic License Card; and must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Driver’s License with a Class Q endorsement or other qualification allowing the operation of fire apparatus. Incumbents must be 18 years old. Successful candidates must possess these licenses/qualifications by time of hire (estimated May or later).
State of Connecticut or National Registry licensed Paramedic (NREMT-P) or currently enrolled in paramedic school, college degree from an accredited college or University, Hazardous Materials Technician Certification pursuant to NFPA 472 (NPQS and or IFSAC) or EPA Hazardous Materials Technician; Pump Operator and Aerial Operator certification pursuant to NFPA 1002, current or honorably discharged member of a United States military service, successful completion of vocational school or trade school, experience in the fire or emergency medical services field.
PHYSICAL AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS
Position requires general good health and incumbent must possess and retain sufficient strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform the duties of the class and NFPA 1582. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check, psychological exam and physical exam.
This is a full-time permanent position with a current work schedule of 2 (two) 10 hour day shifts, 2 (two) 14 hour night shifts followed by four days off. The starting salary for this position is $59,037.00 per year in addition to a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement and full medical/dental insurance benefits.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or loss of life during firefighting and rescue operations, significant mental stress of responding to life and death emergencies and disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather, loud noises and chemicals.
Select “Apply Now” to apply. For full consideration, the following documents are required to be uploaded with the application:
Upload 1: (Verification of Minimum Qualifications) Recruit Training Program Certificate of Completion, Firefighter II Certification, HazMat Operational Level Certification, EMT or Paramedic License Card, Driver’s License showing applicant’s certification/capability to operate fire apparatus.
Upload 2: A statement of qualifications, letter of application or cover letter which clearly identifies that the applicant meets the minimum job qualifications and which (if any) of the preferred job qualifications the applicant has.
Upload 3: A current resume
Upload 4: A list of three (3) professional references, to include the names, telephone numbers and email addresses.
Applications submitted without the requested information, as noted above, may be removed from employment consideration.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019411)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 23, 2019.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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