City of Indianola
  • Indianola, IA, USA
  • 20.259
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Do you want to be part of a growing community?  The Indianola Fire Department is currently hiring Career Firefighters/Paramedics!

The City of Indianola (pop. 15,990) is a growing community with a historic downtown, located approximately 15 minutes south of Des Moines.  It is a safe community with Midwestern values, friendly people and excellent schools.  Indianola, which is home to Simpson College, the world-renowned Des Moines Metro Opera and the National Balloon Museum and U.S. Ballooning Hall of Fame, is known for its excellent access to outdoor activities, a nice trail system, five major parks and two golf courses.  The community welcomes thousands of visitors annually who come to Indianola to enjoy major events such as the National Balloon Classic, Bike Night, the Warren County Fair and other events. 

Applications are being accepted that will establish a Civil Service eligiblity list for tull-time Firefighter/Paramedics.  The City intends to establish this list for current openings and openings that may occur within the next 12 months.

This position is responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Protect life, property and environment from fire.
  • Provide specialized rescue and emergency medical services to the community.
  • Contain and control the accidental or intentional release of hazardous materials.
  • Perform fire code compliance inspections (company level) and deliver community education programs.
  • Operate and perform general maintenance on specialized fire apparatus and equipment.
  • Maintain and improve skills by participating in drills and training sessions.
  • The cleaning and maintenance of fire department facilities is an integral part of daily duties.
  • All personnel will work within the Incident Command System and a para-military structure.

The successful candidate will have:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Full-time employees hired after August 3, 1998 must attain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician paramedic-level certification recognized by the State of Iowa and a Class B, CDL driver's license for the duration of their career unless released from these requirements by the Chief of the Department.
  • Possession and maintenance of the appropriate Emergency Medical Technician certification, Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification, and a Class B, CDL driver's license are conditions of continued employment. Failure to obtain and maintain required license and certifications might subject the employee to immediate termination.
  • Those newly hired employees who are not certified to the appropriate certification levels will have a period of 20-months from hire date to acquire the needed certification. If the employee fails to acquire the appropriate certifications they will be immediately dismissed from employment.
  • A valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Subject to a post-offer physical, physical capacity test, drug and alcohol screening and background check.

Starting salary is $20.259/hour ($55,834.39 annually). Written and physical ability evaluations are required for this position. Information packets shall be emailed to qualified candidates explaining the written and physical fitness evaluation process and applicable dates for completing each process. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer drug screening, physical capacity profile, physical and background check.  Position will close Friday, October 25, 2019.

The City of Indianola is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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