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Join Us – Picture Rocks Fire & Medical District

Application Period Closes:

Candidate Testing & Notification

January 24, 2020 1700 – Application Deadline

February 8, 2020 – PAT & Written Exam

February 9, 2020 – Practicals & Oral Board

February 11-13, 2020 – Fire Chief’s Interviews

February 18, 2020 – Notification of Selections

Early March – Start of two-week transitional academy

Currently Hiring For:

Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District is searching for highly motivated individuals that are looking to become part of a well-trained and organized team dedicated to providing the highest level of care possible. Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District is a single station fire district serving approximately 10,000 residents over 35 square miles. We respond to many types of incidents such as Fire, Medical, Technical Rescue and Hazardous Material spills. We are based with Banner University Medical Center. Our EMTs are trained in advanced skills such as King Airway, IV, Narcan administration, and administration of breathing treatments. We run ALS and BLS transport units. Our Paramedics are trained for administration of Ketamine as part of a pilot program with Banner UMC.

FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC & FIREFIGHTER EMT (FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT)

Primary Function

The primary function of the firefighter is to respond to fire, medical, and other emergent and non-emergent alarms. Individuals in this position often perform under conditions which require strenuous physical exertion. Major elements of the firefighter’s job responsibilities include participation in supervised drills and training in firefighting and EMS skills. Other elements include: routine maintenance of equipment and apparatus, routine care of buildings and grounds, as well as public education activities. On occasion, employees in this classification may be responsible for the management of all company programs and the supervision of assigned fire companies and equipment at the scene of the fire until relieved of command by an officer of higher rank, as well as the management of day to day operations at the station in the absence of a higher ranking officer.

Salary Information

Firefighter EMT Full Time

Estimated Starting Annual Salary: $45,565.00

Hourly Wage: $14.50

Firefighter CEP Full Time

Estimated Starting Annual Salary: $50,384.00

Hourly Wage: $16.00

Benefit Package

ASRS Retirement, 457K Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Employer match starting at $75/mo.), Medical Insurance (100% employee, 50% family covered by district), Uniform Allowance, PTO Bank

Minimum Application Requirements
  • Must be no less than 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a current National Registry Certification and/or Arizona State EMCT certification, paramedic or EMT level, at the time of application.
  • Arizona Firefighter I & II or IFSAC, Basic Wildland, Hazardous Materials First Responder
  • Current healthcare provider or professional level CPR certification (and ACLS and PALS for EMCT-Paramedic)
  • Most possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record upon offer of employment
    • NOTE: Must possess a valid driver’s license Class D (as defined by the Arizona Department of Transportation – MVD) from any state and an acceptable driving record.

Definitions:

  1. Acceptable Driving Record: means that the driving record of the employee has 3 points or less for the previous 12 months, or 6 points or less for the previous 36 months (as defined by the AZ Department of Transportation, MVD)
  2. Valid: means that an individual’s current driver’s license is not expired, refused, cancelled, revoked, suspended, or restricted.
Employment Application & Proof of Documents Requirement

In order for an applicant to be eligible for consideration to proceed through the assessment and selection process, it is the responsibility of the candidate to submit a COMPETE application packet to PRFMD including:

  1. PRFMD Employment Application
  2. Proof of current Arizona State EMCT, EMT Basic or Paramedic level certification or National Registry certification
  3. Proof of current healthcare provider or professional level CPR certification
  4. Copies of Arizona Firefighter I & II or IFSAC, basic wildland, and hazardous materials first responder certificates

CIVILIAN PARAMEDIC & CIVILIAN EMT (FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT)

Primary Function

The primary function of the Civilian Emergency Medical Care Technician is to respond to fire, medical, and other emergent and non-emergent alarms. Individuals in this position often perform under conditions which require strenuous physical exertion. Major elements of the civilian job responsibilities include participation in supervised drills and training in EMS skills. Other elements include: routine maintenance of equipment and apparatus, routine care of buildings and grounds, as well as public education activities. Civilian EMTs and Paramedics are primarily responsible for operating and navigating/driving the transportation units and providing basic and advanced level Emergency Medical Services (EMS) patient care, which involves using mobile computers, electronic patient care reporting software, and mobile radios; interacting with patients and taking their vital signs; setting up and monitoring medical equipment including cardiac monitors and intravenous solutions (IVs).

Salary and Benefits Information

Civilian EMT Full Time – 40 Hour Work Week

Hourly Wage: $14.50

Civilian EMT Full Time – 3/4 Shift Schedule

Hourly Wage: $15.23 – $16.81

Benefit Package

ASRS Retirement, 457K Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Employer match starting at $75/mo.), Medical Insurance (100% employee, 50% family covered by district), Uniform Allowance, PTO Bank

Minimum Application Requirements
  • Must be no less than 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a current National Registry Certification and/or Arizona State EMCT certification, paramedic or EMT level, at the time of application.
  • Current healthcare provider or professional level CPR certification (and ACLS and PALS for EMCT-Paramedic)
  • Most possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license with a good driving record upon offer of employment
    • NOTE: Must possess a valid driver’s license Class D (as defined by the Arizona Department of Transportation – MVD) from any state and an acceptable driving record.

Definitions:

  1. Acceptable Driving Record: means that the driving record of the employee has 3 points or less for the previous 12 months, or 6 points or less for the previous 36 months (as defined by the AZ Department of Transportation, MVD)
  2. Valid: means that an individual’s current driver’s license is not expired, refused, cancelled, revoked, suspended, or restricted.
Employment Application & Proof of Documents Requirement

In order for an applicant to be eligible for consideration to proceed through the assessment and selection process, it is the responsibility of the candidate to submit a COMPETE application packet to PRFMD including:

  1. PRFMD Employment Application
  2. Proof of current Arizona State EMCT, EMT Basic or Paramedic level certification or National Registry certification
  3. Proof of current healthcare provider or professional level CPR certification

Submitting Your Application

Complete PRFMD Employment Application (available online at prfmd.org) and attach all copies of your certifications. Applications can be dropped off in person at our Administration Office or mailed.

Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District
12121 W. Picture Rocks Road
Tucson, AZ 85743

NOTE: Resumes will not be accepted in place of completed applications. Answers on the employment applications such as “see attached resume” will constitute an incomplete application. Applications for open advertised positions will be rejected if they are late (received past advertised closing date and time, if indicated, for an open position), illegible, unsigned, or incomplete.

Selection Process will consist of:

Each candidate will be required to pass a physical agility test, written test, Fire/EMS practical (EMS only for civilian positions), oral interview, and Chief interview.

Preference Points Defined:

The District will apply civil service preference points for veterans pursuant to ARS 38-492.

Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District is a Tobacco Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.