If you are interested in a career with the Carson City Fire
Department, this is an exciting opportunity for an entry level
position that could lead to promotional advancement. Carson City
Fire Department is an outstanding fire department that provides
all-risk EMS and firefighting services to the community. This
posting is to create a six month (from the date of closing)
eligibility list for future openings.
This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position. Under general
supervision, safely transports wheelchair bound passengers from one
location to another. This position will be required to work a
varied schedule which would includes working weekends and/or
Individuals may choose between the following Nevada PERS
Employer-Paid PERS:$14.1904 - $21.2858 hourly / $29,515.98 -
Employee/Employer-Paid PERS:$16.4839 - $24.7261 hourly /
$34,286.46 - $51,430.34 annually
Please Note:Human Resources determines whether or not you meet
the minimum qualifications for the job based on your experience as
you describe it on your application. Do not substitute a resume for
your application, or write "See Attached Resume" on your
application. We do not review resumes, unless specifically stated
on the job announcement. Qualifying education and experience must
be clearly documented in the "Education and Work Experience"
section of the application. Applicants not meeting these
requirements will not be considered for employment.
Examples of Duties
This job posting lists the major duties and requirements of the
job and is not all-inclusive.Incumbent(s) may be expected to
perform job-related duties other than those contained in this
document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge
- Safely and efficiently transports wheelchair bound and able
bodied patients from one location to another.
- Assists patient in getting dressed and moving between bed and
- Assists in weighing patients before transfer to facility
- Assists passengers on and off vehicle and provides assistance
in carrying the passenger's personal belongings.
- Performs daily vehicle inspections to include basic vehicle
checks and minor maintenance.
- Answers questions and provides information to passengers as
required; may provide information to medical and social service
providers regarding client status.
- Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's
service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or
participating as an active member of a work team.
- Maintains driver log; if required, lists client name, address
and other information for each trip.
- Uses a radio or phoneto communicate and receive information in
- Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when
interacting with elected officials, public, staff, family members,
patients, and hospital staff; acts in a manner that promotes a
harmonious and effective workplace environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Education and Experience:
High School diploma or GED; AND current EMT-B certification or
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) licensure; OR an equivalent
combination of education, training and experience as determined by
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:
- Valid driver's license
- Current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic
certification (preferred) or current CNA Licensure
- First Aid, CPR and AED certification
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Laws, rules and regulations for operating a motor vehicle in
the state of Nevada.
- Streets and roads located within the City.
- Proper technique to move patient's from bed to wheelchair.
- Basic life support (preferred), First Aid, CPR and AED
- Record keeping principles and practices.
- Safety principles, practices and equipment related to the
- Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from
various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Department Policies and Procedures.
- Driving a van or wheelchair van skillfully and safely.
- Maintaining accurate records of work performed, including
- Understanding and following oral and written directions.
- Working without close supervision in standard work
- Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work
unit goals, objectives and activities.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Dealing effectively with disabled individuals and others
needing special assistance.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Under General Supervision- Incumbents at this level are given
assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically
outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained
in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work
objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision
is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes
and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of the job.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and an emergency
scene, use standard office equipment, sit for extended periods of
time, and serve as on-scene emergency coordinator; strength to
exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and up to 20 pounds
frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to
read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in
person or over the telephone; exposure to traffic conditions,
smoke, inclement weather conditions and human body fluids.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- All new employees will serve a probationary period of twelve
(12) months. Such employees are not subject to the collective
bargaining agreement and may be laid off or discharged during this
period for any reason, or no reason.
- Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses
and certificates being maintained in active status without
suspension or revocation.
- Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work
during emergencies to perform duties specific to this
classification or to perform other duties as requested in an
assigned response position. This may require working a
non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned
duties during the incident and/or emergency.
- Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System
training as a condition of continuing employment.
- New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based
background investigation which cost the new employee $56.25 and a
drug screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon
passing the background and the drug screen.
- Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the
Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each
applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates
who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1
of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to
work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to
starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required
documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For
additional information regarding acceptable documents for this
purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to
the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page
- Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.