POSITION: Paramedic/Firefighter - 3731

EMPLOYER: DeKalb County, GA

CLOSING DATE: Apply immediately; Applications accepted indefinitely.

COMPENSATION: Annual Salary Range:  $33,444 - $52,776 The beginning salary is based on a combination of education, certifications and related work experience. Names of candidates passing all evaluation phases are placed on an eligible register. Recency of experience may be a determining factor. Eligibility is valid for a maximum of six months. Benefits: 10 paid holidays; 15 days vacation; 13 days sick leave; medical group insurance options; pension plan; merit salary increases; opportunities for promotion; deferred compensation plan.

TO APPLY: Applications must be filed with DeKalb County Human Resources no later than closing date. Positions advertised for more than 2 weeks may close at anytime after the first 2-week period without notification. It is advisable to file your application within the first 2-week period of an advertised position. All applications, including those for promotional and transfer positions, must be completed in their entirety.  Failure to give complete and detailed information, including dates of employment and salary history, will result in your application being disqualified. Send applications to Main Office: 1300 Commerce Drive, Room 100, Decatur, GA  30030; phone: (404) 371-2332; Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Field Office:  755 Camp Drive, Decatur, GA  30032; Phone: (404) 508-2530; Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. For more information, visit http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

DESCRIPTION: Essential Functions:  The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned. Responds to medical/trauma emergencies involving adult and pediatric patients, motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, disasters, multi-casualty incidents, and performs basic fire fighting and life rescue duties, etc.; conducts thorough patient assessments, exams and triage; completes patient care documentation; maintains ambulance inventory; evaluates need for additional crews; ensures scene safety for the crew as well as the patient; interacts with public and other public safety workers; attends re-certification and in-service training classes; communicates with hospitals/physicians via radio and telephone; conducts vehicle inspections and maintains vehicle.

Work Schedule: Employees may be required to regularly work on various shifts, weekends and/or holidays as deemed necessary by the employing department.

Physical Ability: Successful completion of a job related physical examination by a County Examining Physician is required. Incumbents of this classification are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. DeKalb County does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

 Evaluation Will Consist Of:

* Education/Training

* Experience

* Certification/License (Copies required at time of application)

* Drug Screening

* Background Investigation/Fingerprints

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or GED.  Must be Paramedic certified by the State of Georgia to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic cardiac life support (BCLS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certifications. Must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license.  Must achieve and maintain Georgia Basic Firefighter status within six months of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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