WATERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
106 JONES STREET
WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN 53094
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Updated: June 30, 2021
Position Title: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Watertown Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Watertown. The Watertown Fire Department is looking for energetic personnel that are dedicated to providing public service in areas of fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education. Salary range for this position is $53,440 - $73,374 per year.
The Watertown Fire Department is a full time fire department with a service area of 101 square miles covering approximately 30,000 citizens. The fire department operates out of one station which is staffed with a maximum of 8 personnel working 24 hour shifts. The Watertown Fire Department responds to both city and rural emergency calls, uses a two-paramedic service, and averages 2600 calls per year.
Apply online at: https://ciwatertownwi.applicantpro.com/jobs/1832171.html
Candidates must submit a complete packet, including the City of Watertown Employment Application, cover letter, resume, copies of all pertinent certifications and licensures, and a valid CPAT. Please note that applicants who list an e-mail address will be contacted via email. Please check your e-mail on a regular basis.
This position requires a Fire Team Test and a valid CPAT.
Salary Information: $53,440 - $73,374
Firefighter Union Contract – Represented by IAFF Local 877
Description of DutiesGeneral Summary: Responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, and other calls to protect life and property. Participates in fire prevention, training, and station, equipment and apparatus maintenance and variety of other assigned duties associated with fire and rescue. Work involves risk and hazardous exposure. Work is performed under general supervision of Fire Lieutenant.
Reporting Relationships:Works under direct general supervision and in accordance with department policies, practices, procedures, rules and regulations. Regularly interacts with public contacts during emergency calls and through public relation events.
Benefits Information: Watertown Firefighters are provided a generous compensation package including, vacation time, sick time, paid holidays, uniform allowance, longevity, educational reimbursement, health insurance, and Wisconsin Retirement System.Department ContactAndrea PetersBusiness Manager920email@example.com
Minimum 18 years old
High School Grad/GED:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Valid WISCONSIN State Driver's License:
Ability to Read/Speak English:
Possess State of Wisconsin Firefighter I & State of Wisconsin Paramedic license
Timeline: Candidates who submit a complete packet including the City of Watertown application, cover letter, resume, copies of all pertinent certifications and licensures, and meet the minimum qualifications for this position may be invited to participate in a Computerized Test (to be completed by July 2, 201).
Necessary Certifications: Valid CPAT at time of hire; Fire Team Written Exam with a minimum score of 70% in all sections; Firefighter I Firefighter II (within one year of hire); NIMS 100, 200, and 700; Nationally Registered and/or State of Wisconsin licensed Paramedic at time of hire.
Additional Requirements: City of Watertown Application, cover letter and resume are required as part of the application process.
For candidates advancing in the recruitment process, the following steps may be involved up to the point of a conditional offer of employment: additional interview, background check, reference check, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and drug/alcohol screening. If you are selected as a finalist, an extensive investigation of your background and reference checks will be conducted. Any false or misleading information provided by you will be cause for rejection or termination.
Work Schedule and Residency Requirements: The department works a California schedule averaging a 56-hour work week. The 24-hour shift schedule is as follows: 24 On, 24 Off; 24 On, 24 Off; 24 On, 96 Off. Watertown firefighters work 10 days per month with four consecutive days off occurring 3-4 times per month. The schedule then repeats. There is ample opportunity for overtime as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the WFD.
Watertown Fire Department requires employees to live within 45 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the local governmental unit and must establish residence within the specified area within 60 days after completion of the probationary period.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer