Fire Safety Officer II-Paramedic
Clemson, SC

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Fire Safety Officer II-Paramedic



The Fire Safety Officer II Paramedic (NFPA Firefighter II) protects life and property by providing Fire & Emergency Medical Services response including, but not limited to fire suppression, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, technical rescue, fire and injury prevention and educational programs. Performs other duties as assigned.



50% - Essential - Emergency Response: Responsible for responding to scenes of fires, disasters or other emergency incidents; protecting life and property through controlling, extinguishing and preventing fires; provides emergency medical services; responds to manmade and natural disasters.  In emergency situations, performs hazardous tasks requiring strenuous physical exertion for extended periods of time. Delivers safe medical care and treatment based on the individual needs of the patient and in accordance with medical protocols and department policies and procedures.

35% - Essential - Administrative: Actively conducts occupancy pre-incident plans, performs fire prevention, public education, and public relations activities while projecting a professional public image. Accurately completes electronic forms, incident reports, and other documentation as required. Maintains compliance with required OSHA Programs to include Fire Brigade Clearance, Respiratory Protection, Exposure Control Program. Maintains EMS certification and maintains medical control sponsorship/authorization.

15% - Essential - Supervisory:  Work is performed under the direction of a commanding officer but the individual must take initiative and exercise independent judgment in emergency situations.  This position has no supervisory responsibilities, however may require giving assignments and/or directions to to co-workers or members of the public during emergency operations per NIMS-ICS as a resource leader or team member; May serve as Initial Incident Commander until relieved as required.



Education -  High School Diploma or Equivalent
Experience - 1+ years of consecutive firefighting and/or EMS field experience
Licenses - Drivers License Class D normal < 26,000; Current NREMT & SC EMT certification and/or NFPA Firefighter I with the ability to obtain Paramedic and Firefighter I with 1 year;  NIMS-ICS 700 & 100, CPR-BLS, and the ability to maintain continuous medical control sponsorship / authorization by the department. 



Education - Associate's Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Services or other related field
Experience - 1+ years of full time paid firefighter experience and/or 1+ year of full time Paramedic experience
Licenses - Current NREMT & SC EMT Paramedic certification, Firefighter Survival (SCFA 1139  or equivalent), Rescuing Our Own -RIT - (SCFA 1140 or equivalent). NFPA Firefighter II, NIMS-ICS 200.



Fundamental Job Knowledge - Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations

No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.



  10% - Stand for prolonged period
  10% - Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
  10% - Walk or move about
  10% - Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
  10% - Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
  10% - Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
   5% - Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
  10% - Recognize or inspect visually
  10% - Move, transport, raise or lower
   5% - Extends hands or arms in any direction
   5% - Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors
   5% - Perceive, observe, clarity of vision



   5% - Exposure to heat or cold
   5% - Exposure to dust/fumes
   5% - Wet or humid
   5% - Noise
   5% - Vibration
   5% - Mechanical hazards
  10% - Chemical hazards
   5% - Electrical hazards
   5% - Radiant energy hazards
  10% - Burn hazards
   5% - Overnight Travel
  15% - Exposure to bio-hazards (i.e. blood, bodily fluids)

Subject to work nights, weekends, holidays, and recall to meet department staffing and training requirements.




Standard Hrs: 53;  Expected Salary Range:  ($ 34,331.00 - $ 43,357.50)



Clemson, SC



Open until filled



Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.



Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.