Posted on: 2021/09/09

Summary of Duties

Responds to both emergency and non-emergency situations and provides management and supervision for patient care and advanced life support care. Performs firefighting, hazardous material response, technical rescue response, fire safety presentations, fire code inspections, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other related duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Required to drive ambulances and in emergencies may be required to drive fire apparatus; Provides oversight and direction to first responders or EMT’s and performs basic and advanced life support care at the scene of emergencies per medical protocol;
  • Presents medical training and instruction to other members of the department
  • Responsible for understanding and implementing triage, treatment, and transport system for mass casualty incidents.
  • Protects life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fire, performs at the task level within the Incident Command System;
  • Responsible for treatment and management of various traumatic and medical emergencies including fractures, surgical complications, obstetrics, heart attack, stroke, etc., including performing advanced airway management.
  • Ensures that the appropriate quality and quantity of emergency medications are stocked and ready after each medical call;
  • Prepares and completes all reports and billing information as required for ambulance response, following the guidelines addressed in quality improvement/quality assurance protocols;
  • Performs routine and special inspection and maintenance activities on all fire and EMS apparatus and equipment to ensure proper working order, including trucks, personal protective gear, hoses, nozzles, power tools, extrication tools, ladders, axes, pike poles, radios, lighting, etc.;
  • Cleans and maintains stations to ensure sanitary and livable conditions for fire crews on staff;
  • Participates in fire suppression, emergency medical service, and rescue trainings and drills to ensure a state of readiness and maintain professional licensure requirements;
  • Participates in community events to promote fire prevention and safety, including station tours, parades, school presentations and fire inspections;
  • Assists with special projects and performs other similar duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None, however during medical responses, directed through state statutes as the highest trained person on scene, responsible for oversight and direction to other crew members in support of patient care during the call.

Budgetary Responsibilities

  • None

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must possess and maintain certifications and qualifications necessary to meet NFPA 1001 and 1002 standards
  • Must possess and maintain Firefighter I and II certifications HAZMAT Operations and Awareness Certification;
  • Must possess and maintain at all times a valid Driver’s License;
  • Must possess and maintain Paramedic License with Missouri State Certification;
  • Must possess and maintain current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation or Red Cross CPR certifications and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification;
  • Must maintain physical fitness and be able to pass annual physical exam as prescribed by City policy, and is subject to random drug screening

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Proficiency in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, electronic patient care reporting, mobile patrol software within mobile data computer operations, Target Solutions, CallBack Staffing, Firehouse, defibrillator operations, and other specialty software applications;
  • Knowledge of applicable State laws and City and Departmental orders, rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Knowledge of fire ground tactics, hazardous materials operations, technical rescue operations and prevention techniques, including understanding hazards involving electrically energized equipment, and ability to work in hazardous work areas.;
  • Knowledge of the hazards, use and maintenance of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, including use and maintenance of various types of personal protective equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of emergency medical methods and techniques, including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and cardiology; Specialized skills such as Missouri registered Car Seat Technician, Tactical Medic, Instructor, Haz Mat Technician, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of medical system protocol for paramedics and EMT’s;
  • Knowledge of the City geography, including flood prone areas and operations to support mitigation of flooding in those areas;
  • Knowledge of the design, operation, and routine maintenance of fire apparatus and ambulance equipment;
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with the public, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies, including collaboration within various committees and project teams
  • Ability to explain policies, processes, regulations, and applicable laws within area of expertise in layman’s terms
  • Ability to understand and operate advanced radio communications equipment, apply appropriate communications model.
  • Ability to maintain composure during an emergency and make decisions of a serious nature under varying degrees of physical and mental stress;
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools in a safe and proficient manner under high stress conditions.
  • Ability to understand and utilize a personnel accountability system.
  • Ability to use sound judgment to detect unusual, harmful, or emergency situations and act accordingly;
  • Ability to comprehend, process, and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job;
  • Ability to raise, lower, extend, manipulate ladders up to 35’ in length in order to access otherwise inaccessible areas, to rescue stranded victims, and to be able to construct bridging and restraint systems. ;
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment;
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Ability to perform basic fire code compliance inspections in various types of buildings in the city as assigned;
  • Ability to use City resources effectively and efficiently.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Other Requirements

  • Required to climb, reach with hands and arms, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear, smell, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • Required to lift/move over 100 pounds;
  • Must be able to distinguish varying colors, smells, and sounds.
  • Position frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind, and related elements;
  • May be exposed to working in extreme heat and cold (not weather related), close quarters, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, and infectious diseases;
  • May be required to work long or irregular hours without breaks and be required to serve in an “on-call” capacity.


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The City of North Kansas City, MO is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law, in the admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities.All interested parties are encouraged to apply!




Status: Open
Deadline: Open until filled

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