KINGMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT
310 NORTH FOURTH STREET
KINGMAN, ARIZONA 86401
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Updated: December 03, 2019
Job Classification: Firefighter
The City of Kingman Fire Department is looking for a Full-Time Firefighter. This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT through National Testing Network.
Candidates must also fill out the department application, found at https://www.cityofkingman.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/4/142.
Salary Information: $14.56 - $17.53 Hourly
Benefit Information: Benefits Eligible
Contact Information:Krista ToschlogHuman Resources Administrator928email@example.com
Department Overview: The Kingman Fire Department is an Internally accredited Fire Department through the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is one of 81 departments in the United States to maintain this status as well as maintain a public Protection Classification 0 ISO 1. The Kingman Fire Department is a municipal fire department that serves and area that encompasses 34.82 square miles. The services are provided throughout the city limits as well as mutual aid and automatic aid with neighboring jurisdictions. The department consists of career employees providing prevention and response activities in a comprehensive, all-hazards response model including fire suppression, advanced life support in emergency medical services, hazardous material, technical rescue, wildland, fire investigation, domestic preparedness planning and response, as well as public education and prevention. Formally established in 1921, the Kingman Fire Department today is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting the residents and visitors of Kingman. The Department’s outstanding dedicated men and women protect life, property and the environment through the direct involvement in fire prevention and suppression, public education, pre-hospital emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, 911 dispatch and community service. The Department continuously staffs 4 fire stations strategically located throughout the city, a training facility, and a state-of-the-art emergency communications center. Additionally, the Department delivers and receives reciprocation of services through formal automatic and mutual aid agreements with other fire departments in the area and throughout Mohave County. The Department’s emergency communication center provides dispatch services to both the Kingman Fire and Kingman Police Departments, and through IGAs, dispatches for 5 surrounding fire districts.
The current personnel roster consists of 91 fulltime career personnel, 15 part-time personnel, 3 civilian support personnel, 1 building official, 3 building inspectors, and 3 hydrant maintenance personnel. In addition, the Fire Department manages the 911 communications center which consists of 1 Communications Administrator, 4 crew leaders, and 11 communications specialists. In the operations division, 43 career employees are on three rotating shifts of 14 personnel each working 24 hour shifts, providing both emergency and non-emergency response. Each shift is managed by a Battalion Chief.
Area Information: Our beautiful city straddles the scenic Hualapai, Cerbat and Black Mountains, offering hiking, picnicking, camping, and other outdoor activities in the cool pines. The Kingman and Colorado River areas offer a unique range of recreational and historical attractions as do several ghost towns in the area. If you enjoy summers, the rivers and lakes in our area offer fishing along with boating and other forms of water-oriented recreation. Kingman is an easy commute to Las Vegas, Laughlin, Phoenix, the Grand Canyon, and Grand Canyon West/Skywalk or a half day’s drive to Los Angeles or San Diego. We enjoy a wide range of recreation: hiking trails, ATV trails, golf, swimming, museums, wineries, distilleries, microbrewery, Centennial Park’s fitness track, festivals, rodeos, block parties, and so much more.
Kingman’s quality housing, excellent schools including community college with extended learning through Northern Arizona University, low crime rate, clean environment, several parks, 2 public golf courses, regional attractions, and the pleasant year-round weather are just a few of the positive factors that have attracted new residents and businesses to our community. Kingman is also fortunate to have a complete range of quality health care services available. Kingman Regional Medical Center is an important full service hospital who has teamed up with the Mayo Clinic and provides many highly specialized health care services. Above all, Kingman has friendly and compassionate people who call Kingman home and a great place to live, learn, work and play.
Population: The City’s population is 28,068; 60,000 in the region with 45,000 within the City’s water service boundary.
US Citizen: Lawfully Work in US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ARIZONA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: NFPA 1582 requirements
Academy Certification: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Certification as an EMT at a minimum of Basic Level in the state of Arizona;
Arizona State Certification at the Firefighter II Level or equivalent;
May be required to be a Certified Emergency Paramedic.
May be required to be a Certified Hazardous Materials Technician.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Convictions of a criminal offense will be reviewed thoroughly and can have a bearing on one's employment.
Driving Disqualifiers: Eight (8) points or more in the previous 60 months.
More than two (2) chargeable accidents within the previous 60 months.
A conviction of driving under the influence within the previous 60 months.
License has been cancelled, refused, revoked, suspended, or restricted as a direct result of a moving violation received within the previous 60 months.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: This is a safety-sensitive position.
Employment Disqualifiers: Misrepresentation of any information on employment application will be an employment disqualifier. Successful candidates must be able to attend a minimum of nine (9) of the regular scheduled drills throughout the course of the fiscal year. These training sessions shall be scheduled on the first Saturday of each month from 0800-1700. Must be able to attend any additional required training established by the department.