Full Time Firefighter / AEMT

Job Description

Salary: $39,540.80 - $60,444.80
Starting salary will generally start at lower end of salary range, DOQ

Position Type: Full Time

Opening Date: March 26, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Interested candidates must complete and submit a Riverdale City application and current resume online at http://www.riverdalecity.com/departments/bus_adm/employment.htm Once a qualifying application is received, arrangements will be made to begin the testing process. There will not be a group testing date.


Performs a wide variety of working level fire fighting duties related to protecting life and property of City residents.


Works under the close supervision of the Fire Chief or Fire Captains.



These are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
• Responds to fire alarms and extinguishes fire;
• Responds to calls for emergency medical services, and renders first aid;
• Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris;
• Responds to and renders assistance in emergency cases;
• Cleans and inspects equipment and apparatus after returning from a fire;
• Inspects equipment and apparatus and notifies superior officer of any defects;
• Makes minor repairs to equipment and apparatus, performs routine preventative maintenance tasks, and keeps records of such action;
• Keeps fire station, equipment and grounds in a clean and orderly condition;
• Participates in training activities and instruction sessions;
• Acquires and retains a thorough knowledge of the City, including streets, buildings, water supply, unusual hazards and related items;
• Performs various public information or education tasks;
• Enters inspection, training and (on occasion) fire and emergency medical service calls into the records management systems;
• Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
• Respond to specialized situations such as hazardous materials, confined space, extrication and technical recues that may include high and low angle, swift water, trench and collapse rescues;
• Regular and predictable attendance


1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or equivalent:

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of fire fighting methods, techniques, and procedures; fire fighting equipment types and varieties and their most appropriate and effective use; equipment and maintenance and care; state and city codes, laws, and regulations, and ordinances related to fire prevention; fire vehicle equipment; emergency medical techniques and procedures and first-aid; interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to follow detailed verbal or written work instruction; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; assimilate modern fire prevention and fire fighting skills; perform under extreme weather conditions; work on-call and on-shift work; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Utah Driver License.
Must be State Firefighter I and II certified.
Must be Utah Advanced EMT.
Must be Hazmat Operations and Awareness certified.
Must be Apparatus Operator certified.
Must be Apparatus Aerial certified within one year of hire.
Must be Fire Inspector or Company Inspector certified within one year of hire.
Must be Wildland Firefighter I within one year of hire.
Preference will be given for Technical Rescue certifications.

4. Work Environment:

Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Emergency response travel expected in normal course of performing duties. Many functions of the work pose high degree of hazard uncertainty. Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention. Various levels of mental application required, i.e., memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving; and continuous use of motor skills.

Veteran's Preference Points: Applicants MUST submit a copy of their DD-214 with their application and before the closing date in order to receive veteran's points. This is for initial appointments only.

Riverdale City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants
selected for employment with the city shall be required to take a
drug and alcohol test with negative results and a background check
as a pre-condition of employment.

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Riverdale City

Riverdale City is located in northern Utah.

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