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Salary: $24.78 - $29.15 Hourly

Location : Lino Lakes, MN...

Job Type: Part-Time

Job Number: 00156

Department: Public Safety

Division: Fire

Opening Date: 06/14/2024

Closing Date: Continuous


Join our Team! The Lino Lakes Public Safety Department - Fire Division is accepting applications for part-time Firefighters (29 hours per week). We are looking for experienced Firefighters that are licensed or eligible for licensure by the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE), International Fire Services Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter II, Hazmat Operations, Minnesota Emergency Medical Regulator Board Certified Emergency Medical Technician. This position does not have a response area requirement for call back. Shifts are Monday through Friday at Lino Lakes Fire Station #1 or Lino Lakes Fire Station #2.

The City of Lino Lakes (pop. 21,399) is a growing outer ring suburb only 20 minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis. The city has direct access to numerous parks, trails, and other outdoor activities. The Fire Division is strongly supported by the community and fosters this relationship by protecting life and property through fire suppression, medical aid, public education, inspections, and other fire prevention duties.


TITLE: Firefighter
REPORTS TO: Deputy Public Safety Director
DEPARTMENT: Public Safety
STATUS: Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The part-time Firefighter position is responsible for protecting life and property from hazards of fire and other emergencies. This position includes applying fire suppression methods to control and stop damage, saving lives through rescue from fire or other hazardous environments, performing safety inspections, providing public fire safety education, responding to emergency calls and provides efficient and immediate care to the ill and injured; responds to other types of emergencies and disasters that may occur in the community; may be required to assist neighboring communities, as assigned; and is responsible to routine fire station duties including cleaning, maintaining and repairing property and equipment. Serves under the direction of the Deputy Public Safety Director- Fire Division, and other public safety supervisors.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Maintain effective relations with internal and external customers.
• Initiate and participate in community engagement activities to continue positive community relationships
• Effectively adapt communication style to the audience, listen carefully, use respectful language and tone, and use appropriate interpersonal and rapport-building strategies to diffuse situations.
• Participate in citywide training to strengthen interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
• Provide exceptional customer service to Lino Lakes residents, business owners, and visitors.
• Demonstrate a complete understanding of - and respect for - the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors, including individuals with disabilities or whose first language may not be English.
• Respond to fire alarms and other emergency calls, extinguish or control fires, or other hazards as a member of a team, under the supervision of a superior officer within the fire division's chain of command.
• Select, drag, lift, and carry hose and nozzle depending on the type and size of the fire, and apply a stream of water or chemicals onto a fire.
• Position, raise, and climb ladders to access upper levels of buildings or rescue individuals from burning structures and emergencies.
• Create openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using an ax, sledgehammer, crowbar, power saw, or power equipment.
• Protect property from water and smoke using positive or negative pressure ventilation, waterproof salvage covers, and property removal.
• Administer emergency medical care to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke.
• Communicate during emergencies calmly, precisely, and articulately, using portable two-way radios or person-to-person voice communications.
• Wear and use appropriate protective clothing and equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
• Respond to calls for service as required by division's policy/regulations during regular working hours.
• Maintain fire apparatus, equipment, stations, and grounds as part of a team, following department procedures.
• Inspect, maintain, and repair all firefighting and safety equipment as necessary.
• Conduct tests on equipment as required
• Complete proper checklists, maintain appropriate maintenance records, and report damaged or improperly functioning equipment.
• Attend regular and assigned training sessions to maintain and upgrade firefighting skills.
• Participate in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, emergency medical procedures, fire prevention, and rescue and firefighting techniques.
• Perform as driver/operator of fire apparatus.
• Drive and operate firefighting vehicles and equipment safely and properly, following department procedures and regulations.
• Maintain vehicle and equipment in safe operational condition according to division's procedures.
• Respond to emergency medical calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the ill and injured.
• Determine the nature and extent of injury or illness and establish priority for appropriate emergency care.
• Assist in the removal of persons from life-threatening situations.
• Conduct safety inspections and pre-fire planning of commercial buildings as part of a team under the supervision of a superior officer.
• Knowledge of fire and building codes to recognize possible violations.
• Participate in pre-fire planning of target hazards within the jurisdiction by inspecting, developing, and updating building layout records, hazard inventory, and other planning tasks for possible future firefighting operations.
• Participate in public education demonstrations, expositions, and presentations.
• Assist with hydrant flushing and flow testing.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge, proficiency, and accuracy in the use of computer applications and software, including Microsoft Office Suite (word processing, spreadsheet and PowerPoint presentations).
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all City staff, elected officials, and the general public.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the general public.
• Ability to work independently and to prioritize work.
• Knowledge of fire services procedures and practices.
• Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
• Ability to work varied hours to attend meetings and accomplish the mission of the Public Safety Department.

• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Must have a valid Minnesota driver's license.
• Must successfully pass a background investigation, physical, psychological examination, and a one-year probationary period
• Must be able to pass an annual physical examination.
• Currently licensed/certified in the State of Minnesota as Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Operations Level
• Emergency Medical Responder

• Blue Card Certified
• Fire Equipment Operator Certification
• IFSAC Fire Inspector I
• Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
• Paramedic

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to drive a vehicle, walk, speak intelligibly, hear, stand, frequently sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, firmly grasp, reach with hands and arms, push, pull, twist, lift, and perform repetitive motions. Requires climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and tasting or smelling. This work requires the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of more than 100 pounds of force.Occasionally required to lift/ drag victims. This position work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly. Hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.

Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities.

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time; manual dexterity; adequate hearing, vision, and speech; required to operate assigned vehicles in routine and emergency response situations.

Must also be physically capable of completing a physical ability test on an ongoing basis. Work requires wearing personal protective equipment, which weighs approximately twenty-five pounds, and also wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) which weighs approximately twenty-five pounds.

Requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold or high temperatures that may cause marked bodily discomfort or reactions. Exposure to blood borne pathogens, and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. Occasionally requires working in high, precarious places. Exposure to hazardous conditions and life-threatening situations. Work is performed in an office, garage, and emergency firefighting environment at various scenes/ locations. Travel is required. Must work closely with others. This position works in environments that can be immediately dangerous to life and health.

Environment may include smoke or other toxic conditions and exposed to a variety of physical hazards including unsound structures, moving mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, and working in elevated areas. Frequently encounters noise and/or vibration exceeding 80 decibels (constant or intermittent) to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss. Risk of electrical shock. Exposure to radiant energy, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents, and explosives.

Must comply with organizational and departmental policies.

Daytime hours not to exceed 29 hours per week. Will periodically be required to attend evening meetings.

It is the policy of the city of Lino Lakes to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons. All employment policies and practices shall be non-discriminatory in compliance with federal laws, state statute and local ordinances.

This position is not eligible for City benefits
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