PARAMEDIC

Recruitment #2001-6411-001

Introduction

The City of Tucson hereby announces the 2020 Paramedic Promotional. This will establish a two-year Civil Service Promotional List. Candidates placed on the Promotional List must have at least one year of service remaining as of the date they are eligible for promotion in order to be selected from the List.

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 as of January 19, 2020

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

Selection Plan

The evaluative components of this promotional process will be used to assess candidate knowledge and skills in the areas of Job Knowledge, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Oral Communication, and Interpersonal Skills.

Candidates are responsible for blocking their calendars and making appropriate arrangements to ensure their availability during the dates listed below:

Oral Board Interview

Candidates meeting minimum qualifications will be invited to the oral board interview. Panel Interview will take place on January 28, 2020 at Fire Central.

The interview will consist of job related questions to measure general paramedic and patient assessment knowledge.

Education

Candidates without a formal degree will receive one point for every credit successfully completed at an accredited University, College, or Junior College, as shown on the institutions transcript, up to a maximum of 60 points. Candidates with an Associate's degree or greater will receive 70 points. Official/unofficial transcripts, or copies of transcripts, will be accepted as verification of education. Education will be limited to a maximum of 70 points.

All applicants are responsible for submitting online the educational documents no later than 11:59PM on the closing date in order to receive credit and the points associated with their education. Applicants having trouble uploading their documents, please contact Fire-HR immediately prior to the closing date. Applicants who fail to submit such documents by 11:59PM on the closing date will receive zero points for their education. No exceptions will be made.

Fire-HR contact via email at TucsonFireJobs@tucsonaz.gov.

Seniority

Based upon total months of continuous commissioned service with the Tucson Fire Department; computed from the academy start date. Seniority will be limited to 60 months calculated through the closing date.

SCORING METHODOLOGY:

Evaluation components of this promotional exam will be scored in the following manner:

Oral Board Interview: All raw scores will be standardized within the candidate pool completing this evaluation and will account for 90% of the final score for those placed on the promotional list.

Education: All raw scores will be standardized within the candidate pool completing this evaluation and will account for 5% of the final score for those placed on the promotional list.

Seniority: All raw scores will be standardized within the candidate pool completing this evaluation and will account for 5% of the final score for those placed on the promotional list.

Candidates will participate in the entire testing process. Scores will not be released until the promotional list is established.

METHOD OF CERTIFICATION

Candidates will be ranked on the Civil Service Promotional List based on scores achieved throughout this promotional examination. Only top scoring candidates will be placed on the Paramedic Promotional List. Final scores shall be based upon the completion and passing of all components of the process and be computed in accordance with the weights and procedures outlined in this job posting, and statistical techniques and procedures established by the HR Director. In the event a tie exists, "seniority in rank" is used first and then "seniority on the department," if needed, and will be the tie breaking mechanism.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and submit a proper and complete online application will receive a formal email invitation on January 21 by 1700 to attend the Oral Board.

The final Promotional List will be compiled by Fire-HR no later than 1700 on January 31, 2020.

Conclusion

Scores will not be released until the promotional list is established on January 31, 2020.

Only those candidates that are placed on the list will be provided their scores.   If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call (520) 837-7020 at least 48 hours prior to the examination. Eligible candidates who will be on active military duty during any of the examination dates are encouraged to contact Fire Human Resources at the numbers listed above at the time of application or as soon as possible thereafter.

Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from TucsonFireJobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification. All email inquiries should be directed to JoAnn Acosta, Cynthia Serrano or Antigone Ibrahim at TucsonFireJobs@tucsonaz.gov

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

NFPA Physical

Hep A Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

MMR

TB Skin Test

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Physical Abilities Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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