PRIMARY FUNCTION: The purpose of this classification is to perform entry level firefighting and advanced level pre-hospital emergency medical assistance work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, and in responding to medical emergencies that is designed to help the Town’s Fire Department respond effectively to fires, medical emergencies, natural disasters, and man-made emergency situations.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess High School diploma or GED with course concentration in the physical sciences or industrial arts; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain Firefighter I Certification as issued by the Tennessee Commission on Firefighter Standards and Education; Firefighter II Certification preferred. Must possess and maintain Paramedic license as issued by the Tennessee Department of Health and Environment. Must possess and maintain Valid Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements as issued by the State of residency. Must successfully pass the Town of Collierville pre-employment verification and the State of Tennessee Paramedic requirements. Veterans must possess an ‘Honorable’ discharge from any Military Service. Must establish and maintain their actual bona fide residence east of the Mississippi River within a distance no greater than thirty (30) miles from the Town’s corporate limits. Town of Collierville employees must not be on any departmental disciplinary probation. Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
SPECIAL REQUISITES: Must attach copies of current certifications and licenses with your application. Applicants must meet ‘minimum entry requirements’ that are listed separately in each application packet.
Special application required. You must either see Human Resources Personnel for the application packet or download the application from the website. Incomplete applications will not be processed!
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NOTES: The labor involved in this job requires sufficient physical strength and regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (exceeding 50 pounds).
Selection process may include: examinations, interviews, assessment centers, practical skills, etc. Drug testing may be required.