City of Tucson


$24.02-$29.54 Hourly / $69,936.10-$86,022.30 Yearly
Salary Grade: 405S

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

This is an assignment classification derived from 6411 and includes the following essential functions: Responds to hazardous materials calls and identifies the material, isolates the incident and evacuates the individuals not in the "hot zone"; goes into "hot zone" to mitigate problems; identifies special containers involved and identifies or classifies unknown materials and determines the concentration of hazardous materials.

Responds to signs and symptoms of exposure to hazardous materials and administers medical treatment and life support, including the administration of medications used in hazardous materials emergencies.

Identifies and predicts likely behavior of materials and containers, estimates the likely size, shape, and concentrations associated with the release of materials using computer modeling, monitoring equipment, or specialists in this field. Develops objectives and defensive, offensive, or nonintervention action options for each hazardous materials incident. Uses safety considerations consistent with the local emergency response plan and the organization's standard operating procedures.

Determines the emergency response equipment and personal protective equipment for action required to implement HazMat procedures.

Participates in the debriefing of each incident; may serve as part of the Tucson Police and Tucson Fire Rapid Response Team to evaluate suspicious or unknown packages.

Inputs Tier Two reports from companies in Tucson that handle hazardous materials equipment.

Performs special rescue activities involving rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, structural collapse rescue, or swift water rescue.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 2 years as a Fire Fighter

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License 

Special Job Requirements

Arizona Fire Fighter I and II Certification

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification

Certification from the State Fire Marshals Office in a minimum of three of the following technical rescue disciplines: Rope Rescue I, II and III, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Structural Collapse Rescue, or Swift Water Rescue

Arizona Department of Health Services Paramedic Certification

Fire Department Paramedic Certification

Tox Medic Certification

HazMat First Responder Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Screen

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 35 

Occupational Group Description: Fire 

EEO Job Category Code: D

EEO Job Category Description: Protective Service Workers

Organizational Level: 9

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: TAFF

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: 6416; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;