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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 8/28/2020
Job Reference #: 20238-1

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Job Title: Firefighter

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 20-238
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Gila River Fire Department

City: Chandler, AZLocations: 5002 N. Maricopa Road
Area of Interest: Public Safety
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $15.27 /56 Hour Week$21.95 /40 Hour Week

The Firefighter performs emergency response work in firefighting, emergency rescue, and hazardous material
response to protect the lives and properties of the members of the Gila River Indian Community. The Firefighter
is responsible for the safe delivery of equipment and personnel in emergency response situations, including
firefighting, emergency rescue and hazardous material response. Also performs various maintenance and
custodial duties at the assigned fire station.

Participate in accomplishing organizational, departmental and workgroup goals and objectives.Exhibit a service orientation toward customers and maintains productive working relationships.Respond with a company of ?re?ghters to incidents requiring firefighting, emergency rescue or hazardous
material response; ride on fire truck or emergency vehicle apparatus to the emergency response scene,
ensuring that warning devices are in operation when necessary; operate and monitor equipment and apparatus,
such as pumps, hoses, gauges, air compressors, ladders, aerial platforms, emergency medical equipment, etc.,
at emergency response scenes.Make forced entries into structures; searches structures; deploy attack and coverage hose lines; extinguish
fires; rescue trapped and/0r injured persons; assist fire victims; ventilate structures; secure fire scenes; perform
salvage and overhaul operations.Respond to calls for emergency medical services; provide services during emergency and/0r rescue operations
in accordance with protocols for Basic and Advanced Life Support; evaluate injuries and mental status; dress
wounds; immobilize fractures; take vital signs; obtain medical history; treat patients at scene and/0r stabilize
and prepare patients for transport to medical facility; communicate information to hospital; triage multiple
patients; assure safety or EMS scenes.Respond to car accidents; extricate patients manually or mechanically.
0 Inspect assigned emergency response apparatus and equipment daily to ensure efficient operating condition
and readiness, clean and maintain equipment after completion of emergency response operations, perform
minor repairs of apparatus and equipment, and test equipment, as necessary and appropriate.
0 Attend and participate in training sessions (i.e., fire suppression techniques, equipment techniques, emergency
medical care, hazardous material containment, street layout and building and hydrant location, incident
command, management, inspections leadership training, etc.) and in ongoing physical training activities.
0 Prepare and maintain activity records, providing pertinent information to departmental personnel on following
shift; review activity reports from previous shift and confer with personnel, as necessary; organize and
maintain departmental files.
0 Clean and perform minor maintenance on department buildings; maintain fire station grounds.
0 Inspect fire hydrant and calculate required fire ?ow data and ?ow testing data.
0 Firefighters certified as Paramedics perform the following additional duties:
0 Measure and administer drug therapy to assist patients.
0 Administer cardiac monitoring device and defibrillate cardiac patients.
0 Perform a variety of more advanced emergency medical duties.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:0 Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of modern firefighting.Knowledge in proper use and maintenance of fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, and facilities.Knowledge of advanced first aid, CPR, and other medical assistance techniques.Ability to understand and act in accordance with departmental policies, rules, instructions, and writtenmaterial in the field of firefighting.Ability to operate a variety of firefighting equipment.Ability to demonstrate physical aptitude as required.Ability to analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action.Ability to retain presence of mind in emergency situations.Ability to operate and maintain voice radio equipment.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community members,Community officials and the general public.
0 Ability to perform and maintain all physical conditioning requirements of the position; agree to maintain a
drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: High School diploma or GED and at least 18 years of age.

Certified as a Firefighter I & II (AZ State, Pro-Board or IFSAC) or provide proof of successful completion of a
program that is compliant with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter
Professional Qualifications.Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (State of Arizona) or National Registered; must have State card
prior to hire date.Certified First Responder Hazardous Materials Operations Level Course (IAFF or NFPA 472 compliant
equivalent).Required to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue
to maintain throughout duration of employment.Required to pass a written and physical agility test; OR currently hold a Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT)
card with a completion date within the past 6 months.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Fire Chief or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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