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Firefighter/Paramedic

City of Bloomington

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Contact Information

Address:

City of Bloomington
109 E. Olive Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone:

  • 309-434-2602

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 03/10/23

Salary:

  • Starting: $62,399.00

Sworn:

  • 102

Population:

  • 78,283

Position Details

This is a responsible level of work in which the employee will prevent and combat fires, perform emergency medical service functions, drive and operate firefighting vehicles, mitigate hazardous materials incidents and respond to and resolve other emergency situations. The employee also performs routine maintenance functions at the fire station.

Close supervision is provided by the employee's immediate supervisor while the employee is working on or at any emergency situation. General supervision is provided by the employee's immediate supervisor and other managers during the performance of routine duties. The employee is directly responsible to his or her immediate supervisor. While working at fire, hazardous materials, or other similar emergency incidents, the employee's use of independent judgment will be limited. However, extensive use of independent judgment will be required when the employee performs emergency medical service tasks.

Examples of Duties:

While the frequency of essential tasks may vary, the ability of each firefighter to be physically capable of performing these tasks is essential to the safety of fellow firefighters and the able execution of firefighting activities.

  • Forcible entry into buildings and structures to resolve emergency situations.
  • Active participation in fire suppression activities.
  • Active participation in the performance of rescue and emergency medical activities.
  • Ventilation of buildings and structures contaminated by hazardous atmospheres.
  • Performance of salvage and overhaul operations at emergency scenes.
  • Maintenance of fire equipment and facilities.
  • Conducts fire safety inspections in buildings.
  • Conducts fire extinguisher demonstrations.
  • Stands watch in the communication office of the fire station, receiving calls and dispatching vehicles and personnel.
  • Assists in maintaining fire department buildings and grounds by mopping floors, vacuuming carpet, washing windows, mowing lawns, etc. 

Job Requirements:

  • Be at least 20 years of age and not more than 34 years of age* at the time of application. Be at least 21 years of age to accept the appointment.
    • *Veterans' Exemption 65ILCS 5/10-2.1-6 ... with respect to a police department, a veteran shall be allowed to exceed the maximum age provision of this Section by the number of years served on active military duty, but by no more than 10 years of active military duty.
  • High school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must possess a State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic license, National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic certification, or an equivalent certification or licensure under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Act (210 ILCS 50 et seq.) or be enrolled in a Paramedic program. 

For additional information and to apply online, please visit:

www.cityblm.org/jobs



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