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  • Firefighter

    City of Superior
    Job Description
    PROCESS:
    The City of Superior is participating in the Lake Superior College (LSC) Regional testing process for Entry-Level Firefighters. In addition to completing an employment application on the City's website, you must also register for the testing process through LSC and you must take the written exam at LSC and have successfully completed the CPAT-at LSC or elsewhere within 12 months. (Please see instructions for LSC registration below.)
     
    SALARY & BENEFITS
    Work schedule is 2,912 hours/year: Currently working 48 hours on, and then having 96 hours off.
    Health/Dental insurance coverage immediately on start date (for more information click on the Benefits tab).
    Annual uniform allowance of $450 (2021 amount). Paid in full on first paycheck.
    Annual holiday pay is approximately $2,700, paid in a pro-rated lump sum on first paycheck.
    HazMat member pay is $550 paid in a lump sum on first paycheck.
    Wisconsin Retirement System: Employee will make contributions to their WRF benefit at 6.75% (2021 rate) of their gross wages.  The City will contribute the balance of this benefit 16.35% (2021) for a total of 23.10%. 
    Paid Leave: Will accrue vacation, sick leave, and personal day hours for time off.
    The base starting salary for Firefighter is $54,687 ($18.78/hour), effective 12/31/21. Top step for Firefighter is $61,764 ($21.21/hour), with possible options for an additional 2% or 4% stipend with a specialist work assignment.
     
    DEFINITION:
    Under direction, a Firefighter performs general duty firefighting work in extinguishing and preventing fires, administering emergency medical services and in the maintenance of firefighting rigs and fire department quarters. Performs related duties as required.
     
    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
    The work of this class involves the responsibility for the performance of hazardous firefighting and rescue tasks under emergency conditions, which may require strenuous exertion under such handicaps as smoke and trapped surroundings. Firefighters may be assigned the responsibility of removing persons from danger and administering emergency treatment to ill and injured persons. A large part of the employee's time is spent in the performance of routine duties at a fire station in cleaning, maintaining and repairing property and equipment, and in training and fire prevention activities. Work is normally performed under close supervision or within an established routine. Assignments are given by a superior officer both in rescue and in fighting fires and in maintenance of building, grounds and fire equipment.
    Please visit the Fire Department website at: http://www.ci.superior.wi.us/147/Fire-Department for more information about the department.

    TYPICAL TASKS:
    1. Responds to a variety of types of emergency alarms such as, but not limited to, structure fires, car fires, wild land fires, auto accidents, industrial accidents, hazardous material incidents, EMS calls and rescue.
    2.  Raises and climbs ladders.
    3. Uses a variety of tools such as extinguishers, bars, axes, saws, hammers, auto extrication equipment, etc.
    4. Removes persons from danger and administers emergency medical services to ill and injured persons.
    5. May be required to work in hazardous conditions and inclement weather.
    6. Wears heavy protective clothing and SCBA while performing some duties.
    7. Maintains and performs minor repairs of fire equipment, trucks, buildings and tools. Reports deficiencies.
    8. Does general ground maintenance such as lawn care and snow removal.
    9. Conducts tours of businesses to familiarize self and prepare pre-plans.
    10. Participates in fire prevention education programs.
    11. Assists in building inspections for fire prevention.
    12. Trains in various fire department practices.
    13. May be required to maintain fire hydrants.
    14. Does related work as required.
    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
    Working knowledge of:
    • The street system and physical layout of the City of Superior;
    • Emergency medical services at the level practiced by department.
    Some knowledge of:
    • The Incident Command System;
    • Modern firefighting and fire prevention practices.
    Abilities:
    Ability to:
    • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and comply with rules and regulations of department;
    • Drive and operate a pumper;
    • Develop skill in firefighting and the use of firefighting equipment within a reasonable period;
    • Act quickly and calmly in an emergency;
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees and the general public;
    • Become certified as a Hazardous Materials Technician.
    • Perform the physical requirements of the position.
    REQUIREMENTS
    Any combination of education and experience is qualifying that would provide the required knowledges and abilities. A typical way of qualifying for this position is:
                                             
    Equivalent to graduation from high school with additional fire department knowledge acquired through attendance at a recognized college, university or attendance at fire schools or fire seminars.
     
    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Certification Requirement: Must be Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technician Basic certified at time of hire.  Must maintain EMT Basic certification. Hazardous Materials Technician will be scheduled for completion according to the needs of the Department.
    Skills Test Requirement: Must be Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certified.
    Background Investigation: Required to complete and receive acceptable findings from a Background Investigation Questionnaire and a Background Information Disclosure (required by sections 48.685 and 50.065 of the Wisconsin Statutes).
    Oath of Office Requirement: Will be required to take an oath of office.
    Driver License Requirement: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    Residency Requirement: Must reside and maintain residency anywhere within a 30-minute response time to the corporate limits of the City of Superior.
    Post Job Offer Medical Examination Requirement: Must pass medical examination requirement for specified occupational grouping and drug screen prior to hire.

    APPLICATION & TESTING PROCESS:
    An employment application must be completed on the City of Superior's website at:  http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/superiorwi

    You must attach any copies of certifications you have to your on-line application (Firefighter I & II and EMT Basic)

    The City of Superior is participating in the Lake Superior College (LSC) Regional testing process for Entry-Level Firefighters. In addition to completing an employment application on the City's website, you must also register for the testing process through LSC (see link below) to take the written exam and CPAT agility exam (if you have not completed the CPAT within 12 months).

     
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