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Position Detail
Functional Area:
Emergency Services
Employment Type:
Regular, Full Time
Helotes, TX
Starting pay $41,782/yr
Position Description
Under the direct supervision of the Incident Commander, shift Fire Captain and/or Medical Director, working on rotating shifts; controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property; administers emergency medical treatment by providing definitive care at the scene of an accident or illness and does related work as required.


• Responds to fires, fire alarms, emergency medical service calls and other emergency calls.
• Provides emergency medical care at the scene of illness or injury.
• Performs triage and assures safe transport.
• Performs hazardous tasks under emergency conditions which may require strenuous exertion while caring for critically ill and injured people.
• Performs fire suppression functions including rescue, deploying and operating hose, ventilate roofs.
• Performs salvage work after fires and other related tasks associated with fire suppression.
• Operates emergency medical, to include advanced life support, fire and rescue equipment in a safe manner.
• Performs rescue or rescue support functions at scenes requiring technical rescue, such as water/swift water rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, vehicle extrications, vertical rescue, building collapse or rescue from other types of entrapment.
• Inspects, cleans and maintains apparatus, equipment, quarters and grounds.
• Conducts inspections of businesses and hydrants to ensure compliance with City ordinances pertaining to fire prevention codes.
• Conducts pre-incident evaluations and develop plans for emergency responses to these properties.
• Participates in and occasionally conducts fire and EMS training classes and drills.
• Studies technical materials on equipment operation, fire suppression, rescue, EMS, hazardous materials and fire prevention to improve or maintain an effective level of performance.
• Performs related duties such as physical training.
• Studies maps to learn the district assigned as necessary.
• Uses and maintains safety equipment as required by departmental regulations.
• Works effectively as a team member.
• Reads, writes and understands written instructions, reports and documents.
• May be required to perform other duties as assigned.


• May be required to drive and operate fire apparatus including operating pump and assigned equipment.
• Operates special computers, instruments and communications equipment.
• Conducts station tours and other lectures/demonstrations.
Position Requirements

• High School Diploma or GED.
• Associates Degree in Fire Science/EMS/Emergency Management is preferred.


• Must have or immediately obtain Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Firefighter certification.
• Texas State Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic certification or license is required.
• Must possess and maintain a Texas Motor Vehicle License.
• Must possess and maintain a Texas Class “B” Commercial Vehicle Operator's License within one year of employment.
• All required certifications and licenses must be current and valid.


• May be required to carry, hold, lift, push and pull a minimum of 100 lbs.
• Maintains physical activity over prolonged periods of time including standing attacking a fire, walking, kneeling and stooping in awkward positions.
• Climbs ladders and works at considerable heights while supported by ladder or ropes.
• Maintains appropriate uniform and acceptable personal hygiene.
• Must not pose a threat to the health and safety of self or others.
• All employees are subject to random drug testing.

Starting pay $41,782/yr. Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
City of Helotes participates in TMRS, 6% with 2:1 employer matching ratio, vesting in 5 years.

Official application must be filled out and submitted for application to be complete. If unable to upload application via our Career Hub please email completed application to ANewby@Helotes-TX.gov
Position is open until filled.
Required Documents
Applicants will need to submit the following documents during the application process.
City of Helotes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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