University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

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The University of Connecticut Fire Department, (Storrs Campus), is seeking candidates for the position of Firefighter. Under the general direction of a Fire Lieutenant, Firefighters are accountable for providing fire fighting, fire prevention, hazardous materials, technical rescue and emergency medical services. Duties Include: provides fire fighting, technical rescue, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials emergency response, equipment maintenance and communications. Receives on-the-job training in fire fighting and rescue procedures, drives apparatus to the emergency scene in the event of alarm, evaluates nature and severity of fire or accident and selects appropriate tools and techniques. Conducts routine inspection tours of facilities to check and/or maintain fire alarm systems, hydrants, smoke and heat detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler and foam systems. Reports any dangerous or inadequate conditions. Delivers fire prevention and fire extinguisher training to non-Fire Department personnel. May provide Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician – Basic services to evaluate medical condition of patient and provide pre-hospital treatment and/or critical intervention for injuries and transport patient to hospital if necessary. Performs daily maintenance and inspections of personal equipment to ensure readiness for emergency situations, operational checks of apparatus and pumps, and ensures ambulance and emergency rescue vehicles are stocked with necessary equipment and medical supplies. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications : Firefighter II certification pursuant to NFPA 1001 granted by the State of Connecticut or accredited by National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (NPQS) or the International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC); State of CT or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License; and a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Preferred Qualifications : State of CT or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic License; successfully completed the CT Fire Academy Recruit Firefighter Training Program; successfully completed Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT). Current or honorably discharged member of a United States military service.

Other Desirable Qualifications: Completion of the State of Connecticut Fire Marshal Pre-Certification Program, Fire Safety Code Inspector Module, Hazardous Material Inspector Module, and/or the Fire Investigation Module, all with current continuing education hours; State of Connecticut Class D Drivers License with Q Endorsement; A Class A or B Commercial Drivers License or a Department of Defense Medium or Heavy Drivers License. Bachelor’s Degree; Associates Degree or 60 college credits; Hazardous Materials Technician Certification pursuant to NFPA 472 (NPQS or IFSAC); EPA or OSHA Hazardous Materials Technician; Pump Operator certification pursuant to NFPA 1002 (NPQS or IFSAC); Aerial Operator certification pursuant to NFPA 1002 (NPQS or IFSAC).

This is a full-time permanent position with a current work schedule of 2-10 hour day shifts, 2-14 hour night shifts followed by four days off. The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes hazardous duty retirement and full medical and dental insurance benefits.

Interested applicants please apply online using the University’s Husky Hire applicant system. Please upload a copy of your Firefighter II Certification, a current resume, letter of application, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Please refer to Job Opening ID: 2014333. Applicaton deadline is Friday, January 3, 2014.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on January 3, 2014.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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