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CLOSE DATE 03/29/2019


Work involves combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; responding to emergency medical calls, rescue operations, and a variety of non-emergency calls to protect lives and property. Work also involves custodial maintenance of fire station equipment, fire fighting apparatus, rescue vehicles, and quarters. Although fire fighting, emergency medical service, and emergency rescue work are the most difficult and responsible areas of activity, the major portion of time evolves around drilling and studying methods, technique, organization, and in routine duties in the care and maintenance of fire department property and equipment. Work is performed within established policies and procedures and is reviewed by a Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain, Fire Chief, or through performance evaluations.


  • Administers patient care to all victims/patients by following accepted medical guidelines and using specialized medical equipment to ensure life safety of incident patients/victims.
  • Participates in activities that project a positive image of the department to the public by attending off site facilities or hosting visitors at the station to conduct training, tours, and other community related activities.
  • Conducts fire safety activities for the general public that are designed to reduce the risk of fire related incidents from occurring and enhance awareness of general fire safety precautions.
  • Assists in developing pre-fire plans for businesses, public buildings, and residences to include surveying buildings, collecting information regarding hazardous materials, occupancy, hydrant location, etc.
  • Participates in activities designed to maintain and enhance job related skills and knowledge in order to keep certifications current and increase individual and department proficiency in incident response capability.
  • Ensures proper operation and conditioning of equipment used for incident response by performing scheduled cleaning, checks and maintenance to enable safe and effective incident response and mitigation.
  • Locates and removes victims from incident scenes by utilizing specialized rescue techniques and equipment for extrication of victims to minimize trauma, ensure life safety and transport to the appropriate facility for patient care.
  • Carries out officer/incident commander’s fire suppression orders by following incident response guidelines to extinguish the fire and ensure life safety of victims.
  • Acts to minimize impact of property loss from incidents by assessing what areas of the incident should be preserved for investigation and by inspecting the scene and determining what debris should be left undisturbed to permit later investigation.


  • • Must be at least 18 years of age by May 31, 2019.

    (Your age will be verified upon your arrival to the examination.)

    • Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate by May 31, 2019.

    • No felony convictions

    The written test for Firefighter is tentatively scheduled for May 14, 2019. You will receive information regarding your application and the test approximately two weeks prior to the test date.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the “Request for Accommodation” form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.


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