Canton Township
  • Public Safety
  • Canton, MI, USA
  • $48,109
  • Other
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, MERS Hybrid, Longevity Pay, Holiday Pay, Tuition Reimbursement - Benefits as outlined in the Canton Township IAFF Contract.


Notice of Employment Opportunity

The following full-time job posting will remain open until all budgeted positions are filled.   

 Firefighter/Medic

Salary Range  $48,109 to $79,740 per Year  (2019 Wage Scale)

Employees in this job classification are members of the IAFF Union

Canton Township is a reciprocal unit as defined in the Reciprocal Retirement Act, Act 88 of 1961 

Please refer to qualifications summary, hiring process and timeline which are included below for more detail.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

FIREFIGHTER / MEDIC JOB DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Responsible to protect life and property through combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, and providing emergency medical service (EMS) activities often performed under conditions which require strenuous physical exertion. Additional duties include participation in code enforcement activities performed by fire prevention, supervised drills, and training in firefighting and EMS skills. Some time is spent in special and routine maintenance of equipment and apparatus and routine care of buildings and grounds, as well as public education activities.

Work is normally performed under close supervision in accordance with well-defined procedures, and is inspected in process and upon completion by a Fire Captain. Occasionally, employees in this class may be required to relieve an officer of higher rank and when so assigned, are responsible for the management of all station programs and the supervision of assigned fire stations and equipment. Employees in this position may be assigned to work on special assignments which call for special abilities and knowledge attained through experience and training. Responsible to attend, comprehend and pass annual training requirements necessary to maintain required certifications and licenses.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:   (Note:  These examples are intended merely as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this classification and do not include all of the duties an employee in this class may be required to perform.)

  • Administers EMS to injured persons, frequently using advance techniques to restore cardio-pulmonary functions including the administration of medications and advanced life support (ALS) procedures

  • Lays and connects hose, holds nozzles and directs water streams, raises and climbs ladders and uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines and other equipment at the scenes of fires

  • Participates in fire drills and attends classes in firefighting, EMS and related duties

  • Performs general maintenance work on Fire Department facilities and property

  • Inspects buildings and premises for compliance with fire laws, checks on complaints and aids in the investigation of arson cases as directed

  • Inspects commercial and noncommercial buildings for the purposes of pre-fire planning and to ensure they are in compliance with all applicable fire codes. 

  • Gives testimony in court in connection with calls for service as required

  • Attends public gatherings to ensure observance of fire safety requirements

  • Conducts tours of stations for scout, civic and other interested groups

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

  • Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity

  • Performs other duties as assigned

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or its equivalent; with an Associate Degree in Fire Science preferred; or any combination of experience and training which will provide the desired knowledge, abilities, and skills

  • Certification from the State of Michigan Firefighters Training Council as a Firefighter II (120 hr. course); or FFII certification from an IFSAC or Pro Board accredited academy deemed reciprocal by the State of Michigan

  • Possession of a current, valid Paramedic certification from the State of Michigan

  • Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) prior to hire

  • Must possess a current, valid Driver's License with a driving history that does not create liability concerns; i.e. convictions of reckless driving, careless driving, suspended license, or convictions involving drinking and impaired driving.

  • Successful completion of the Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) Written within past three years. Must be current at time of employment start date

  • Successful completion of the Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) within the past year.  Must be current at time of employment start date

  • Knowledge of firefighting principles and practices, emergency medical techniques including ALS and protocols, fire salvage and overhaul operations, and rescue and extrication operations

  • Ability to learn the streets and physical layout of the Township; including fire hydrant locations

  • Ability to observe and accurately monitor people's behavior to assess patient condition

  • Ability to satisfactorily complete required training.

  • Ability to react competently, quickly and calmly in emergency conditions.

  • Ability and strength for prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions; ability to rely on senses of sight and hearing to help determine the nature of emergency and make operation decisions

  • Ability to cooperate with supervisors and other employees and to accept lines of authority.

  • Ability to effectively use Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and protective clothing to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.

  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.   

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the co-workers, Township employees, patients and their families, and other members of the community

  • Ability to analyze problems and to present facts and recommendations effectively in both oral and written form

  • Ability to clearly communicate procedures, problems, and policies with fellow employees and the public in a tactful and courteous manner

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and importance of responsiveness to internal and external customers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical Demands

  • Stand - Frequently

  • Walk - Frequently

  • Sit - Occasionally

  • Use of Hands/Fingers - Frequently

  • Reach - Frequently

  • Climb - Frequently

  • Crawl - Frequently

  • Squat/Kneel - Frequently

  • Bend - Frequently

Lift/Carry

  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently

  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently

  • 30-59 lbs - Frequently

  • 60-100 lbs - Frequently

Push/Pull

  • Less than 10 lbs - Frequently

  • 10-29 lbs - Frequently

  • 30-59 lbs - Frequently 

  • 60-100 lbs - Frequently

Job Description Updated: December 2014  

 

CANTON TOWNSHIP FIREFIGHTER / MEDIC - QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY - IMPORTANT TIMELINE AND SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION 

Canton Township is currently accepting applications to fill multiple immediate budgeted vacancies. In addition to filling the vacancies, an employment eligibility list may also be created to fill any additional vacancies that may arise in the next twelve months.

Applicants must meet one of the FF I/II Certification requirements listed below AND one of the Paramedic listed below to be eligible for consideration for this job posting.

 

Firefighter I/II (FF I/II) Certification 3 Ways to Meet FF Certification Requirement

  1. Current State of Michigan Firefighter I / II Certification at time of application.
  2. Registered and accepted in a recognized Fire Program and/or Fire Academy that will result in FF I/II Certification upon completion. 
  3. Candidates that have Firefighter II certification from an IFSAC or Pro Board accredited academy deemed reciprocal by the State of Michigan will also be considered.

 Paramedic License 3 Ways to Meet Medic Licensing Requirement  

  1. Current State of MI Paramedic License at time of application.
  2. Completed recognized Paramedic Program and successful completion of National Registry no later than December 31, 2020.
  3. Currently enrolled and attending a recognized paramedic program that is scheduled to complete by November 13, 2020 AND successful completion of National Registry no later than December 31, 2020.

Applicants who meet the FF I/II and Paramedic requirements listed above will be considered for oral interview.  Contingent on passing the oral interview, candidates must also meet the following testing requirements to remain in consideration for the Firefighter Medic position.

CPAT 2 Options Available

  1. Provide Valid CPAT Certificate at time of Selection Questionnaire or Interview.
  2. Successfully pass the CPAT within 45 days of Notification of Passing Oral Board.

 Written (CWW Written or EMPCO FTS) 2 Options available

  1. Provide Valid CWW or EMPCO FTS Written Certificate at time of Selection Questionnaire or Interview.
  2. Successfully pass CWW or EMPCO FTS Written within 45 days of Notification of Passing Oral Board.

Qualified candidates that pass the oral board must meet both the CPAT and Written testing requirements within 45 days of notification that they passed the oral board to remain in consideration for the position.

Eligibility List

  1. Candidates that meet all requirements will be given hiring preference as candidates are selected to fill budgeted vacancies.
  2. Candidates on the eligibility list who have current State of MI Firefighter I / II Certification and a current State of MI Paramedic License will be given hiring preference over candidates that do not have both requirements completed at the time a vacant budgeted position is to be filled.
  3. When multiple immediate vacancies exist, Canton Township reserves the right to extend immediate contingent job offers as qualified candidates are identified and placed on the eligibility list.
    1. Candidates who do not have a current State of MI Paramedic License at time they are placed on the eligibility list must pass the National Registry by December 31, 2020 to remain on the eligibility list or to remain in consideration for a vacancy.
    2. Candidates who do not have current FF I / II Certification at the time of the interview must be accepted at a recognized Fire Academy to remain on the list or to remain in consideration for a vacancy.

Failure to meet any of the established deadline dates outlined above will result in removal from the selection and or hiring process.

Employment Applications - July 28, 2020 until all budgeted positions are filled.

  1. Applications must be completed and submitted by the posted deadline to be considered for this job posting.
    1. Applicants will receive a system generated confirmation email immediately after their online application has been accepted. Applicants that do not receive a system generated confirmation email after submitting their employment application need to contact 734-394-5254 to verify the status of their application.
    2. Paper applications must be received in the Canton Township Human Resources Division by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date. Applicants choosing to complete a paper application should be conscious of postal delivery times. Paper applications are available in the Human Resources Department.

 Selection Questionnaire 

  1. Qualified candidates who submit a completed application will be emailed a selection questionnaire within 3 business days of submitting their employment application (Human Resources is closed on Fridays for a furlough day. 
    1. It is the applicant's responsibility to contact Human Resources at 734-394-5254 if they do not receive the selection questionnaire as outlined.

Completed Questionnaire

  1. Hard copies of the completed selection questionnaire must be returned to Human Resources within '7' days of the time the Selection Questionnaire  was sent to the candidate. 
    1. In addition to education, training and experience, the following criteria will be considered when selecting qualified candidates for the oral interview:
      1. Application and Selection Questionnaire prepared representing the quality of desired professional work (responses, spelling, grammar, and presentation are essential).
      2. Ability to meet the minimum requirements as posted on the job description.

Interview and Selection Process 

  1. Interviews will be scheduled as qualified candidates are identified. 

Candidate Physical Abilities Testing (CPAT) 2 Options Available

  1. Provide Valid CPAT Certificate at time of Selection Questionnaire or Interview.
  2. Successfully pass the CPAT within 45 days of Notification of Passing Oral Board.

       Note: Must be 'licensed' CPAT Exam to be accepted for this job posting.

 

Written (CWW Written or EMPCO FTS) 2 Options available

  1. Provide Valid CWW or EMPCO FTS Written Certificate at time of Selection Questionnaire or Interview.
  2. Successfully pass CWW or EMPCO FTS Written within 45 days of Notification of Passing Oral Board.

 Eligibility List

  1. All applications received during this posting will be considered during the formation of an eligibility list created for this job posting.
  2. Qualified candidates that pass the oral board must meet both the CPAT and Written testing requirements within 45 days of notification that they passed the oral board to remain in consideration for the position.
  3. Candidates on the eligibility list who have current State of MI Firefighter I / II Certification and a current State of MI Paramedic License will be given hiring preference.
  4. When multiple immediate vacancies exist, Canton Township reserves the right to extend immediate contingent job offers as qualified candidates are identified and placed on the eligibility list.
    1. Candidates who do not have a current Paramedic License when placed on the eligibility list must pass the National Registry by December 31, 2020 to remain on the eligibility list or to remain in consideration for a vacancy. Deadline date for Paramedic certification may be extended at Fire Chief's discretion. 
    2. Candidates who do not have a current FF I / II Certification must be registered for FF I / II and must successfully obtain FF I / II Certification within 180 days of job offer to remain on the list or to remain in consideration for a vacancy. Deadline date for FF I / II certification may be extended at Fire Chief's discretion. 

 

Contingent Job Offers

  1. All offers of employment are contingent on the results of further interviews, reference checks, driving record verification, psychological examination, and comprehensive background investigation, working history verification, physical examination / drug screen and satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

 

Application Status

  1. All candidates will be notified via email of disposition of their employment application.

 

Conference of Western Wayne Firefighter Test Dates and Information

  1. Click on the following link for additional information on the Conference of Western Wayne Firefighter Testing Requirements http://www.schoolcraft.edu/testingcenter/firefighter-testing
  2. 2020 Testing Dates can be viewed by scrolling to bottom of the CWW Web Page.  

 

EMPCO Fire Testing System (FTS)

  1. Canton Township now accepts EMPCO Fire Testing System (FTS) Certificates as an alternative to the CWW Written.
    1. Click on the following link to view information about the EMPCO Fire Testing System. https://www.empco.net/fts/
    2. Canton Township will verify candidate's EMPCO FTS score directly through the EMPCO Testing System.

Recruiting Information

  1. To learn more about  Canton  Township's Firefighter/Medic position, visit the Public Safety Recruiting page at https://mi-canton.civicplus.com/1074/Become-a-Canton-Firefighter-Paramedic

 

Standards of Appearance Policy Revised 'Tattoo' Language Effective July 2019

  1. Employees of the Canton Department of Public Safety are permitted one visible (visible while in authorized department uniform) tattoo no larger than the wearer's hand (with fingers extended and touching and the thumb touching the base of the index finger) or no more than 3 smaller visible tattoos that in combination do not exceed the size limitations of the wearer's hand.  The following are strictly prohibited:
    1. Tattoos that are deemed inappropriate, offensive, vulgar, or suggestive in nature. The Director of Public Safety shall have sole discretion in determining the appropriateness of the tattoo.
    2. Tattoos above the collar of the wearer's t-shirt including on/inside the eyelids, mouth, and ears.
    3. Sleeve tattoos on the arms or legs, half or quarter sleeve tattoos that are visible below the wearer's uniform shirt or shorts.
    4. Tattoos on the wearer's elbow.
    5. Tattoos on the wearer's hand or below the wrist bone.
    6. Employees shall be permitted one tattoo on the wearer's ring finger no larger than 3/8 of an inch in width. 

 

 

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