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Posted on the 31 August 2016 by Firecareers


 Mt. Juliet (TN) is accepting apps for CERTIFIED FIREFIGHTER. Until Sept. 8, 2016  For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitments across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass

Certified Firefighter – At least three (3) positions will be filled from this posting. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background check, and other testing as deemed necessary.  Please refer to job description below for minimum and preferred qualifications.

Applications must be filed electronically via the link below.  We will accept electronic applications until such time when a qualified candidate is chosen, with the first cut-off date being September 8, 2016.  The City of Mt. Juliet reserves the right to stop accepting applications at any time.  For questions regarding the electronic application, please call 615-754-2552.

City of Mt. Juliet – Job Description

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by employees assigned to this job title; they are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

The paid (full-time) firefighter performs responsible service work in fire suppression, fire prevention,
vehicle rescues, land based water rescues, emergency medical first response, hazardous materials first
response, and other emergency and non-emergency requests for service.

Regular supervision of the paid (full-time) firefighter will be provided by a paid (full-time) Lieutenant or
paid (full-time) Captain, depending on the firefighter’s assigned station; a volunteer lieutenant or
volunteer captain may provide temporary supervision of the paid (full-time) firefighter depending on the
needs of the department (shift coverage, call-back staffing, emergency incidents, special events,
committees, etc.). Paid (full-time) firefighters will work under the overall direction of paid, part-time and
volunteer chief officers.

1. Responds to requests for emergency and non-emergency service; drives and operates apparatus
and equipment; assists in the suppression of fires; conducts search and rescue; conducts
ventilation; conducts salvage and overhaul; conducts extrication and other rescues; and
provides pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients.
2. Assists in maintaining fire apparatus and equipment.
3. Assists in and cleaning and maintaining fire stations, fire apparatus, and facility grounds.
4. Conducts life safety inspections of business and residences and prepares pre-fire plans and
conducts private fire hydrant testing.
5. Participates in continuing training and instruction programs by individual study of technical
material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes. (Some training may require overnight
travel at the city’s expense.)
6. Conducts tours and educational programs for the public, school, and community groups.
7. Receives and transmits radio and telephone messages.
8. Performs related tasks and other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements are those required by the State of Tennessee, Local Government Code, City of
Mt. Juliet Rules and Regulations, Inter-local agreements, City of Mt. Juliet Policies and Procedures,
and/or Fire Department Rules, Regulations, Standard Operating Guidelines, and Fire Chief’s Memos.

? Graduation from high school or completion of a GED.
? Be at least 21 years of age.
? Ability to read, write and understand the English language.

? Must possess a valid TN driver’s license with an “F” endorsement (Must be maintained
as a condition of continued employment).
? State of Tennessee Firefighter I Certification*.
? State of Tennessee Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) License. (Must be maintained
as a condition of continued employment. The City of Mt. Juliet will provide funding to
maintain EMR and EMT licenses. Funding will not be provided to maintain EMT-P
? Valid HEALTHCARE PROVIDER (Basic life support, CPR, AED) Certification (Must be
maintained as a condition of continued employment).
? FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800.

? State of Tennessee Pumper Driver Operator Certification.
? Prior service (in-good standing) as an FDMJ Volunteer Firefighter or prior service (paid
or volunteer) in a combination (paid & volunteer) fire department.
? Tennessee Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) license.
? State of Tennessee Firefighter II Certification.

? General knowledge of fire behavior;
? General knowledge of technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of
hydraulics applied to fire suppression;
? General knowledge of building construction;
? General knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the city;
? General knowledge of emergency care methods, techniques and equipment;

o Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions in English;
o Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with fellow employees,
mutual and automatic aid partners, EMS providers, law enforcement, city leaders,
elected officials, and the general public;
o Ability to maintain records and prepare written reports;
o Ability to perform heavy manual labor;
o Possess a strong mechanical aptitude;
o Skill in operation of heavy emergency equipment;
o Work irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours in emergency,
disaster or other situations influenced by workload or staffing difficulties;
o Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, in English;
o Pass a medical/physical examination and all other tests required for initial hiring and to
maintain continued employment.
o Meet the City’s driving standards.
Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
? Making observations;
? Reading and writing in English;
? Operating assigned equipment;
? Assessing the situation at an incident scene;
? Communicating with others in English.
Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and
responsibilities, which may include the following:
? Participating in fire suppression activities
? Running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations
? Moving equipment and injured/deceased persons
? Climbing stairs/ladders
? Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
? Performing life-saving and rescue procedures
? Operating assigned equipment
? Wearing assigned protective clothing and equipment.
Effectively deal with personal danger, which may include exposure to:
? Hazardous chemicals and materials
? Fumes and smoke
? Intense heat
? Electrical hazards
? Confined or high work places
? Dangerous animals
? Extremely loud noises
? Hazards of emergency driving
? Hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic
? Natural and man-made disasters

I hereby acknowledge receipt of the paid (full-time) Fire Fighter job description by my signature listed
below. I further acknowledge by my signature listed below that I must comply with the requirements of
this job description in order to maintain employment with the City of Mt. Juliet.
_________________________________ _________________________
Employee Name / Signature Date
_______________________________________ _________________________
Supervisor Name / Signature Date
_______________________________________ _________________________
Human Resources Director Name / Signature Date
DATE ISSUED: May 18, 2016*
*Paid (full-time) firefighters hired prior to June 6, 2016, will have until June 6, 2017 to obtain the
Tennessee Firefighter 1 Certification and the Tennessee EMR certification (or higher). Failure to obtain
these certifications by June 06, 2017 will result in loss of paid employment with the City of Mt. Juliet.

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