City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • Full Time

Full benefits package including State Retirement, Paid Individual Medical/Dental/Life, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Wellness Programs and many other benefits.

City of Goose Creek Fire Department

Lateral Firefighter EMT/Paramedic

This is a great opportunity to join our team within our Fire Department. Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina. The Goose Creek Fire Department services 45,000 residents within the corporate limits of the City of Goose Creek. Located 30 minutes outside Charleston, the City of Goose Creek offers pay incentives for additional certifications, training, excellent benefits package, SC Retirement plus additional retirement plan options, up to a $4,000 relocation reimbursement for those outside of the Tri-County area moving into Berkeley County as well as, paid time off, wellness incentives, tuition reimbursement and much more!

This position is subject to practical ability testing. Please see the included video link below for a detailed example of this testing.

Essential Job Functions

  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents; provide appropriate services as required including emergency rescue and fire suppression; perform search and rescue for trapped or injured persons; perform emergency medical and first aid services as needed; prepare reports regarding emergency incidents as assigned.
  • Drive emergency apparatus and/or operate fire apparatus on emergency calls or at an incident
  • Operate, test, and maintain numerous types of rescue, emergency, and fire suppression equipment and apparatus as necessary.
  • Participate in cleaning and maintaining facilities, grounds, equipment, and apparatus; ensure that appropriate conditions are maintained at assigned facility; ensure that all equipment and apparatus is in a constant state of readiness for emergency calls.
  • Participate in a variety of fire prevention operations, activities and programs including training, code enforcement and equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Participate in activities and operations in response to natural disasters, major accidents, incidents involving hazardous materials, and other emergency situations; identify, analyze, and mitigate hazardous and dangerous situations.
  • Respond to a variety of hazardous materials incidents; to perform defensive or offensive activities which will be dependent upon levels of certification in accordance with state and federal regulations; maintain a level of knowledge and training based on certification level.
  • Pre-planning activities: study street and occupancy locations in assigned district; study building plans and fire prevention systems in buildings in assigned district.
  • Participates in conducting routine building inspections for life & fire safety violations following the parameters of the department inspection program.
  • Operate EMS vehicle and related equipment; clean and maintain supplies, materials, and equipment aboard EMS vehicles; submit requisitions for additional materials and supplies as
  • Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and access records, information, and other various data.
  • Give tours of assigned facility, demonstrate fire equipment and apparatus, and participate in other educational programs for various groups and the general public pertaining to a variety of life safety topics.
  • Assist with transportation of patients to medical care facilities; evaluate the condition of patients and assess pertinent information about medical profile and injuries; conduct patient assessments and treatment in accordance with established protocols and license level; maintain contact with medical facility to prepare for patient arrival.
  • Prepare emergency medical incident reports regarding patient and incident May be required to complete and upload patient care reports.
  • Any additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years' work experience as a full time, paid, career municipal firefighter. Municipal department must be similar to, or greater than, the City of Goose Creek in size of population and population density, with a comparable response volume and type as the services currently provided by the City of Goose Creek, preferred.
  • Firefighter II required (NFPA 1001 compliant curriculum completion/certification).
  • Valid Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic certification required.
  • Valid Basic Life Support Provider certification required (EMT and Paramedic).
  • Valid Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification required (Paramedic only).
  • Valid Driver's License with a safe driving Obtain South Carolina license within 30 days of relocation. Must obtain Class E license within one-year from date of hire.

Special Requirements

  • Successful completion of Fire Department pre-employment testing.
  • Subject to psychological and physical health screenings.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing.
  • Considered emergency essential position and subject to report to work during any declared emergency situation(s).

Physical Demands

The work is very heavy and requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and in excess of 50 pounds to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking. Must meet the medical standards established by NFPA 1582 and the department's medical testing vendor.

Work Environment

The work is typically performed in the field during emergency situations. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, inclement weather conditions, fire, heat, and toxic gases. The work requires the use of protective devices, such as masks, goggles, gloves, and or specialized clothing.

Reasonable Accommodation

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were written out in this job description.

The City reserves the right to revise this position description at any time.

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