PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI
Under the direction of a shift officer, Captain,
and/or Lieutenant, protect life and property through fire suppression, fire
prevention, rescue, and emergency medical care.
Perform work regularly on a part-time as needed basis in an hourly
position. This position will require that the Reserve Firefighter/EMT work
anywhere from 8-hour to 24-hour shifts. The 24 hour shifts begin at 0800 and
end at 0800 the next day. The duty days
and hours will be on an A-B-C shift schedule and may change at the discretion of
the Director of Emergency Services / Fire Chief.
Function as a structural firefighter, wildland
firefighter, HAZMAT responder, and emergency medical provider to save lives,
stabilize emergency scenes, and protect property.
Responds to fire and EMS calls.
Manage emergency incidents as required or until
relieved: establish and assume command utilizing the National Incident
Management System, direct on scene and incoming resources, direct firefighters
and mutual aid resources, determine need for additional resources, forecast
near term incident requirements, and release resources as needed.
In charge of patient care as the primary medical
technician under stressful conditions.
Participate in fire suppression and extinguishment:
wear self-contained breathing apparatus, enter buildings partially involved in
fire, manually suppress fires, perform interior search and rescue operations,
raise and climb ladders, use fire extinguishers, tools, and other firefighting
Support fire ground operations: operate radio
equipment, operate pumps, utilize hose lines, perform salvage and overhaul
operations including debris removal and extinguishment of hidden fires.
Drives and operates ambulances, engines, ladders, tankers,
and brush trucks in connection with response to alarms requiring fire control,
medical care, rescue, and hazard mitigation.
Drives any assigned department apparatus, assists
in selection of route to emergency incidents, and directs positioning of
apparatus at appropriate locations for efficient emergency operation.
Assist in the investigation of origin and cause of
fires including evidence and scene preservation up to the employee’s level of
Participate in emergency medical care: provide
medical care up to level of certification including CPR, airway control, wound
care, bleeding control, drug administration, defibrillation, and spinal
immobilization; direct the duties of other care providers as needed.
Respond to hazardous materials incidents: operate
at the HAZMAT Operations or Technician level and utilize specialized tools and
equipment to control or mitigate spills and releases.
Participate on specialized rescue teams as required
as well as perform rescue activities including technical, low angle, high
angle, water, ice, light, and heavy rescue.
Participate in training and continuing education
involving fire suppression, emergency medical care, rescue, and use and
maintenance of equipment.
Assist in the preparation of and provide training
including medical, CPR, and other illness/injury prevention training to
emergency personnel, department staff, the general public, and other PBP Nation
departments as required.
Provide tours to the public and school children;
provide safety and fire prevention instruction.
Participate in maintenance: apparatus maintenance,
testing, and inventory control including daily/weekly/monthly checks, general
maintenance duties for firefighting equipment, buildings, and grounds including
light to medium repairs as needed.
Participate in developing pre-incident emergency
Assist in the performance of fire prevention
inspections of commercial and residential buildings; check for fire hazards;
seek abatement of hazards through education, demonstration, and enforcement of
Participate in physical fitness activities to
assure physical readiness to participate in emergency operations.
Participate in special committees and projects as
Prepare a variety of fire, medical, maintenance,
incident, QA/QI, and emergency related reports as assigned.
Operates standard office equipment, including
job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment,
and multi-line telephones.
Responds to natural disasters threatening the
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation.
Takes charge of the ambulance crew during assigned
Establishes and maintains an effective working
relationship with fellow employees, the public, other fire departments, and law
Has access to, uses, and maintains the integrity of
Attends required meetings as necessary for the
proper dissemination of information, procedural updates, and changes in
Works cooperatively within the office, Prairie Band
Potawatomi Nation, and other agencies; as needed.
All other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
High school Diploma or GED.
Kansas certified Paramedic (EMT-P) or obtain Kansas
Paramedic certification within 180 days of hire if already certified with a National
Certification or another state certification.
If currently active in a Paramedic training
program, must have current certification as a Kansas EMT or above and obtain
Kansas Paramedic certification within 180 days of hire.
Firefighter I and II (within 12 months of hire)
Must possess a valid Kansas driver’s license, must
be insurable with the Nation’s insurance.
Must be able to obtain a class B non-commercial
license within 6 months of hire.
Must complete the Operations level Haz Mat within
12 months of hire.
National Incident Management System NIMS IS-100,
200, 700, and 800 (within 6 months of hire)
Must possess a general mechanical knowledge.
Must know how to operate pumps, fans, and saws.
Must possess an ability to operate all motor
Must possess ability to operate machines/equipment
including fire equipment, pumps, etc.
Must have effective supervisory and management
skills maintain good working relationships with subordinates and co-workers.
Must possess ability to communicate professionally;
both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in
Must possess professional work ethics, manner, and
Must possess the ability to operate general office
equipment, including but not limited to: 10-key calculator, telephone, computer
and operating systems, computer software programs (Microsoft Office programs),
Must possess a proven ability to handle
confidential information with discretion.
Must be punctual and dependable in regular
Must be available to work a flexible schedule to
meet the demands of the position.
A record of satisfactory attendance and performance
in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment
references from previous and current employers.
Associates Degree in Fire Science, Emergency
Services Related, or Business Management
Five to eight years of related experience.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL
Able to read, write and speak English.
Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced,
stressful, highly team-team oriented environment.
Ability to develop positive working relationships
with others, including members of the public.
Ability to perform daily activities, including but
not limited to: filing, answering the telephone, operating office equipment.
Abilities to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 80
pounds on a frequent basis.
Living with other shift members for 1/3 of each
year for 24-hour shift assignments.
All season work, outside, 24 hours per day
Exposure to fire, products of combustion, and
Perform prolonged and strenuous work in adverse
Perform heavy physical labor, climb stairs, and
Search for victims in hazardous environments.
Work at varying heights, above or below grade.
BACKGROUND CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Pre-employment Drug Screening
Note: This job
description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the
exclusive standards of the position.
Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other
related duties, as may be required. The
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reserves the right to revise this job
description at any time. The job
description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.
INDIAN PREFERENCE EXERCISED
applications and resumes to: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation -
Human Resources Department, 16281 Q Road, Mayetta, KS 66509, Phone: (785)
966-3060, Fax: (785) 966-3062, Email: HR@pbpnation.org