Responds to fire alarms, emergency medical situations and other calls in the protection of life and property; operates and maintains vehicles, apparatus, equipment, stations and communication systems; teaches fire safety to public; and performs other duties as required.
Firefighter/EMT Paramedic beginning annual salary: $51,500*
Firefighter/EMT Advanced enrolled in Paramedic School beginning annual salary: $44,600*
Firefighter/EMT Basic enrolled in Paramedic School beginning annual salary: $41,600*
*Includes EMT pro-pay, does not include education and other available pro-pays
Applicants currently employed with another municipal Fire Department who possess an IFSAC-Firefighter I Certification and have previous Advance Life Support experience may be eligible for lateral entry based on the Fire Chief’s review of qualifications and experience.
Regular full-time employees are eligible for excellent Retirement and Health benefits. For a detailed summary of benefits go tohttps://www.cityofowasso.com/261/Summary-of-Benefits
Shift work; currently 24-hours on and 48-hours off
- Work involves training for and participating in the preservation of lives and property during emergency situations
- Working under the direct supervision of the Fire Station Captain, the Firefighter/Medic will respond to fires, hazardous material spills/releases, technical rescues, and other emergency incidents and perform highly skilled work in providing emergency medical care to sick and injured persons on an Advanced Life Support ambulance and emergency apparatus
- Participate in fire suppression, prevention, inspection, rescue, emergency operation, public education and station and equipment maintenance activities
- Firefighter/Medics may work alone while in transit and must have the ability to multi-task, communicate clearly with others and have an understanding of the geographic area serviced
Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience:
- Must be Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic or EMT Advanced/Basic enrolled in a paramedic school program. (Verification of current enrollment status will be required)
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 45 at the time of hire, unless a current participant in the Oklahoma State Fire Pension & Retirement system
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
- Valid Oklahoma Driver’s license with no citations within the last 3 years required
- Must be able to attain reciprocity of EMT license with the Oklahoma State Department of Health upon hire
- Must successfully pass Candidate Physical Agility Test, Written Exam and Oral Review Boards
- Must successfully pass Fire Chiefs’ Interview
All communication is done through email. If you do not receive an email within three business days of submitting your application, please check your spam or junk mail, and if you still cannot locate an email with further instructions, contact Janie Alonzo Bretanus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-376-1538.
See below for 2019 Hiring Process Time Line:
2019 Hiring Process Time Line:
Deadline for Application: Thursday, September 12, 11:00 a.m.
Deadline for Requested Documentations, including verification of certifications and licensing: Thursday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Physical Agility Test #1: Friday, September 20 *
Physical Agility Test #2: Thursday, September 26 *
Physical Agility Test #3: Thursday, October 3 *
Written Exam: Thursday, October 3 *
Oral Review Boards: Week of October 14
Chiefs’ Interview: Week of October 28
*Times to be announced. Dates subject to change.
Offer for Employment is contingent upon:
- Criminal Background Investigation
- Pre-employment Drug Screening
- OK Firefighters Pension & Retirement System Medical Physical
Pre-Employment Drug Screening Required
Deadline for Application: Thursday, 11:00 a.m. September 12, 2019