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Paid On-Call Firefighter/Paramedic

Description :

Are you a Firefighter or Firefighter/Paramedic with a passion for community service and interested in becoming part of a great team?  The Village of Glencoe is seeking individuals to become Paid-on-Call Firefighters and Firefighter/Paramedics (“POC FFs”) to supplement its full-time sworn Public Safety Officers.

Who we are: Our team is made up of people with diverse backgrounds and experience, and we share a common goal – providing the very best services to the Glencoe community.

What we do: Our vision is to make Glencoe the community that people choose to live, work and do business, by providing innovative, responsive, high-quality public services in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner. Everyone on our team contributes to us achieving this vision! This means that we put our customers’ needs first, we strive to be leaders and innovators, and we believe in always looking for ways to improve.

What the job is: The Glencoe Public Safety Department is a full-service, combined public safety department that is staffed by civilians as well as sworn Public Safety Officers, who are fully cross-trained to provide police, fire, and emergency medical services, and is supplemented by civilian POC FFs. The Village is a member of MABAS Division 3. Because of the urgent nature of emergency responses and mutual aid network activations, POC FFs must be able to respond to calls and report for duty with very little advanced notice, and must be capable of responding to calls on an as-needed basis and reporting to work within 30 minutes of being called.  POC FF/Paramedics may be used to provide supplemental staffing and work full 24 hour shifts to fill vacant shifts.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Backup station coverage for emergency responses
  • Assists with filling vacant fire/medic shifts to provide fire suppression and/or paramedic services
  • Assists with community and public education events
  • Participates in monthly drills, typically 2-4 hours twice per month (must participate in at least 50% of drills; excused if comparable training completed in a full-time fire department)

Required qualifications include:

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license (Class B or CDL)

Functional Knowledge and Certifications

  • Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter
  • Illinois Paramedic license (capable of gaining acceptance into the Highland Park Hospital/Region X EMS System within 60 days of appointment)
  • Strong emphasis on workplace safety

Interpersonal and Communication

  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Maintain strong working relationship with Public Safety staff and external agencies
  • Clearly and concisely document facts in reports

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Heavy-duty job tasks; frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. and occasional lifting/carrying up to 100 lbs.
  • Walking or traversing across a variety of surfaces
  • Use of hand tools and handling supplies
  • Close, distant, color and peripheral vision; depth perception; ability to adjust focus
  • Frequent communication with customers
  • Work performed indoors in office, vehicle or outdoors (in all weather conditions)
  • Work performed in emergency and stressful situations
  • Exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with firefighting and/or rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, airborne and blood-borne pathogens, solvents and oils
  • Occasional work near moving mechanical parts, exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electric shock, loud noises and vibration

SALARY:  Pay rate for emergency response coverage is $30 for the first hour of a call, and $25 per hour thereafter for POC FFs with paramedic license, or $25 for the first hour of a call and $20 per hour thereafter for POC FFs without paramedic license; no fringe benefits.  The pay rate for POC Firefighter/Paramedics who are scheduled to provide supplemental paramedic shift coverage is $30 per hour.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to the Village’s success. The Village seeks to recruit the most talented individuals from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourages applications to be submitted from all genders, all races, all sexual orientations, people with disabilities and military veterans. The Village is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive workforce in which all employees are valued, respected and have a sense of belonging. The Village is proud to have a diverse workforce in which all individuals are celebrated.

Contact : TO APPLY:  Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and application to employment@villageofglencoe.org and reference Job ID 21-15 POC in the subject line of the e-mail.  The position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Persons requiring reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to contact the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 835-4114. The Village of Glencoe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled