City of Tucson


$32.03-$39.39 Hourly / $66,622.40-$81,931.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 404H

General Description

Provides basic and advanced life support and emergency medical service. Performs fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency response activities. Maintains the station and equipment and performs related administrative functions.

Essential Functions

Responds to emergency medical calls by performing patient assessment, administering medical treatment and life support, loading and transporting patients to the hospital, and completing required reports and documentation, in accordance with department policy.

Performs essential incident command system functions by establishing rehab sector and medical sectors, triage, treatment, and transport. Responds to emergency fire calls and performs fire suppression duties by securing the scene, identifying and containing hazardous materials, setting up, carrying and utilizing equipment, searching for and rescuing occupants, removing obstacles, ventilating structures, salvaging contents and applying extinguishing agents to fires.

Maintains facilities and equipment by cleaning the station house interior, inspecting and maintaining vehicles and equipment, and maintaining and inventorying medical supplies.

Continues education by participating in drills and classes, teaching life support skills, meeting re-certification requirements and maintaining physical fitness.

Performs related duties by performing fire code violation building inspections, inspecting hydrants, providing information to the public, installing smoke detectors, conducting station tours, visiting schools, and complying with all procedures as outlined in department manuals and by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years as Fire Fighter

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification

Arizona Fire Fighter I and II Certification

TFD Paramedic Certification

Arizona Department of Health Services Paramedic Certification

HazMat First Responder Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

NFPA Physical

Hep A Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)


TB Skin Test

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Physical Abilities Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 35

Occupation Group Description: Fire

EEO Job Category Code: D

EEO Job Category Description: Protective Service Workers

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: TFFA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6411; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;