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CDL Driver 03072022
Wilson County Government
Posting Date:03-07-2022
Posting Always Open
Wilson County Government $18.08 per hour 03-07-2022 Posting Always Open

Wilson County, Tennessee

Classification Specification

 

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:

TRUCK DRIVER

FLSA STATUS:

NON-EXEMPT

 

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

The purpose of this classification is to operate large trucks/vehicles, and perform manual work associated with road surface construction, road maintenance, pipe installation, or other projects/activities within an assigned department of the County. Duties and responsibilities include operating/driving heavy equipment and large trucks/vehicles, maintaining equipment/vehicles, hauling/transporting materials, performing road surface construction/maintenance tasks, performing pipe installation tasks, or performing other tasks as assigned.  Reports to Truck Driver Foreman.

                                                                                                                                       

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Operates various heavy vehicles and tools, which may include a transport trailer, track loader, front-end loader, roll-off hoist, dump truck, rear dump truck, skid-steer loader, tanker truck, water truck, or two-way radio.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.

Hauls, transports, loads, and/or unloads various equipment, asphalt materials, rock, refuse, or other materials used in projects or at work sites; monitors status of materials under transport and retrieves any fallen debris/materials.

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, changing tires, sharpening blades, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Assists in monitoring inventory levels of equipment, tools, parts, and supplies; initiates requests for new or replacement materials.

Prepares or completes forms, or other documents.

Receives various work orders, policies, procedures, maps, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in heavy equipment operation and truck driving; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving heavy equipment operation, truck driving, and maintenance work in area of assignment (such as road surface construction, road maintenance, pipe installation, or solid waste disposal); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license with appropriate endorsement(s). Operation of some heavy equipment may require possession and maintenance of a valid Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to calculate and/or tabulate data. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well established policies, procedures and standards.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment and machinery, requiring the monitoring, adjustment, regulation, and/or setting of multiple conditions.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a variety of reference data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

ADA COMPLIANCE/PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS

Physical Ability:  Tasks require the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 150 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.

 

Wilson County, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

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Corrections Officer 03032022
Wilson County Government
Posting Date:03-03-2022
Posting Always Open
Wilson County Government $17.08 per hour 03-03-2022 Posting Always Open

Correctional Officer - Corrections

  1. The Correctional Officer, under the direction of the above ranking officers shall receive new prisoners, book out prisoners, oversee security, issue inmates supplies, assign temporary housing, and handle property control.
  2. The Correctional Officer shall be a back up to other officers.
  3. The Correctional Officer shall assist as needed in the facility.
  4. The Correctional Officer shall be responsible for providing regular visual observation and supervision of prisoners and activities, while taking whatever steps necessary to prevent prisoner misbehavior, avoid disorder, and respond quickly to emergency situations.
  5. The Correctional Officer has the most direct and continuous interaction with prisoners and must develop the interpersonal skills required to adequately communicate with the prisoners. 
  6. The Correctional Officer must be people oriented, taking in to mind prisoner needs and rights, exercise a non-judicial attitude toward them, and respect them as human beings. 
  7. The Correctional Officer must attend Tennessee Corrections Institute and receive certification within one year.

 

 The Wilson County Sheriff's Department is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Planner
Wilson County Government
Posting Date:01-27-2022
Posting Always Open
Wilson County Government $56,000 Depending on Qualifications 01-27-2022 Posting Always Open

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

 

The purpose of this classification is to perform administrative, technical, and supervisory work associated with coordination of county planning activities. Duties and responsibilities include evaluating rezoning and zoning appeal applications, conducting technical review of subdivisions and site plans, preparing special studies and plans, assigning and maintaining property address information, assisting with long-range planning and research activities, analyzing and evaluating transportation projects, coordinating information sharing with other agencies, attending public meetings for appointed Boards and Commissions, and handling related business. Reports to Planning Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Receives and evaluates rezoning applications and Board of Zoning Appeals applications including variances, conditional use permits, and home occupation permits; writes staff reports; coordinates distribution of documentation to adjoining property owners, County Commissioners, Board of Zoning Appeal members, and Planning Commission members; coordinates Board of Zoning Appeals activities and conducts Board of Zoning Appeals meetings.

Reviews applications for building permits and certificates of zoning compliance for compliance with zoning resolutions and other pertinent regulations.

Conducts on-site inspections for members of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission, and Board of Commissioners for applications placed before them; operates video camera to record sites for presentation at meetings.

Conducts technical review of preliminary/final plats and site plans; conducts inspections of subdivision sites for review by staff and Planning Commission members.

Determines floodplains from Federal Emergency Management Association flood maps.

Assists in interpreting and administering provisions of zoning resolutions, subdivision regulations, or other applicable codes/regulations; prepares amendments to subdivision regulations and zoning resolutions.

Assists with implementation of the department’s long-range planning/research functions, including strategic planning, historic resources; prepares work plans for long range planning projects, transportation planning projects, geographic information system projects.

Performs related administrative tasks; researches legal issues concerning zoning and land use.

Participates on various committees as appropriate; attends meetings; gathers and presents information, provides input, and responds to questions; assumes the role of Planning Director in absence of same at committee activities.

Prepares reports; compiles data, makes applicable calculations, and reviews reports for accuracy; distributes reports to appropriate individuals or agencies; maintains records.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, lists, permits, resolutions, charts, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, statistical data, applications, policies, procedures, codes, ordinances, resolutions, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates various equipment associated with department activities, which may include a motor vehicle, computer networking system, personal computer, printer, computer projection panel, LCD projector, overhead projector, camcorder, television, DVD, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone, geographic positioning system equipment and camera, or survey level; utilizes a variety of computer operating systems, programming languages, utilities, network management, word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other programs.

Provides assistance and information to the public regarding applications for classification, zoning appeals, zoning variances, conditional use permits, subdivisions, subdivision review, site plan review, addressing, rezoning, procedures, documentation, fees, or other issues; receives/logs permit fees and generates receipts; responds to routine questions or complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, county officials, commissioners, board/committee members, government agencies, surveyors, engineers, contractors, appraisers, realtors, attorneys, applicants, property owners, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Provides direction, guidance, and assistance to part-time employees, student interns, or other workers; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and long range plans, and of changes to county codes/resolutions; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate

 

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

 A strong skill set in GIS Map Creation and GIS Analysis is preference.

Performs clerical tasks, including answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending and receiving faxes, filing documentation, and processing incoming/outgoing mail.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Geoscience, or closely related field; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving planning, zoning, site plan review, geographic information systems management, and computer system maintenance/support; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license.  Master’s degree preferred.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility. Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in a supervisory capacity.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to perform moderately complex algebraic and geometric operations; ability to utilize principles of basic probability and statistical inference.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

 

ADA COMPLIANCE/PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS

Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in lightwork, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and that generally involves some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds); may occasionally involve objects or heavier weight (up to 50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, traffic hazards, or bright/dim light.

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Wilson County, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  

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Part Time Convenience Center Operator 2022
Wilson County Government
Posting Date:01-20-2022
Posting Always Open
Wilson County Government $14.91/hour 01-20-2022 Posting Always Open

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

The purpose of this job is to perform general/manual work associated with operation of solid waste convenience centers. Duties and responsibilities include assisting the public with refuse disposal, directing separation of disposable/non-disposable materials, cleaning/maintaining compactor areas and convenience center facilities, operating compactors, monitoring content levels on containers, providing information and assistance, and performing other tasks as assigned. Reports to Convenience Center Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

Opens/closes solid waste convenience center each day, following established procedures; secures premises.

Assists the general public with disposal of refuse at convenience center; provides information and guidance concerning proper separation of refuse and disposal procedures.

Assesses materials brought into convenience center; identifies nature of materials; determines whether materials are appropriate to be disposed of at convenience center; explains options for disposal of hazardous materials, toxic materials, or otherwise non-disposable materials; directs customers with non-disposable materials to landfill or elsewhere as appropriate.

Directs customers in the proper separation of disposable materials; monitors activities to ensure placement of materials into appropriate bins.

Provides status reports pertaining to convenience center operations to appropriate personnel; reports compactor gauge readings, damages, problems, or other matters to supervisor; reports unauthorized dumping, accidents, damages, fires, or other problems to supervisor or other officials as appropriate.

Operates a compactor to compact household garbage and other refuse; monitors operations and condition of compactor to measure level of contents, prevent overflowing of materials, and identify potential mechanical problems; operates/maintains fire extinguisher to extinguish small fires as needed.

Cleans/maintains areas around trash bins and compactors; cleans/maintains convenience center building and related facilities. Ensures all spills are clean appropriately and immediately.

Performs various manual tasks associated with convenience center operations and maintenance, which may include picking up debris/litter, sweeping/raking/washing ground surfaces, cutting grass, applying salt to road surfaces, hooking and unhooking bins, changes out  boxes and compactors when appropriate.

Operates a variety of equipment, machinery and tools associated with department activities, which may include a compactor, weed eater, debris blower, fire extinguisher, shovel, rake, hose, broom, vacuum cleaner, etc..

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Directs traffic within convenience center as needed.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, hazardous materials identification guides, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, customers, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

 

ADDITIONAL FUNCTION

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by 2 months previous experience and/or training involving solid waste disposal, manual work, or general maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data according to a prescribed schema or plan. Include judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established policies, procedures and standards.  Require the ability to interact with the public and fellow employees in a courteous and professional manner using verbal/nonverbal cues to include voice tone and mannerisms. 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a variety of reference data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.  Involve semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

ADA COMPLIANCE/PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS

 

Physical Ability:  Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, standing and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature extremes, machinery, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.

 

Wilson County, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  

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Paramedic/Firefighter (Fire training preferred but not required) 10122021
Wilson County Government
Posting Date:10-12-2021
Posting Always Open
Wilson County Government $51,954.00 - $57,195.00 10-12-2021 Posting Always Open

Wilson County, Tennessee
Classification Specification

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: PARAMEDIC FIREFIGHTER
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to respond to calls for assistance in order to provide emergency medical care to persons that have suffered a medical illness or traumatic event and responding to fire/rescue emergency calls. The Paramedic should maintain current knowledge and skills in EMS material. Maintain a professional attitude at all times, have good public relation skills and ability to talk professionally to other health care providers. The Paramedic should act as a patient advocate, keeping the well being of the patient the highest priority at all times. The Paramedic is the team leader of the ambulance crew and provides efficient and specialized advanced emergency medical care to the sick, injured and/or critically ill patients during all phases of an ambulance call. The Paramedic is responsible for ensuring the ambulance and its equipment is ready for a call at all times. Reports to Lieutenant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Maintains a state of readiness/preparation for medical emergency response; performs daily inspections and maintenance of vehicles/equipment; checks/maintains stock of equipment and supplies on ambulance and in EMS station; re-loads equipment and apparatus following response to emergency calls.
• Responds to emergency calls for medical assistance, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, fires, natural disasters, explosions, multiple-casualty incidents, trapped persons, special rescue situations, or
other emergency situations; coordinates activities between medical team and emergency responders from other agencies.
• Operates an ambulance and or fire truck to respond to emergency calls; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including in day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse
weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits; determines best route to reach location of emergency calls.
• Conducts patient assessments; assesses nature and severity of illness/injury and identifies life threatening problems; determines/prioritizes appropriate medical treatment/procedures and need for additional
assistance; performs patient triage; takes and records patient's vital signs; performs physical examinations and obtains patient history; assesses status of patient’s neurological system, cardiovascular system, orthopedic system, motor and sensory skills, and level of consciousness.
• Administers basic/advanced life support care at emergency scene and during transport in accordance with established medical standards; performs invasive and non-invasive procedures on patients with life-threatening or non life-threatening conditions, per established procedures or as authorized/directed by physicians; responds to cardiac and respiratory emergencies; provides basic airway management and CPR; maintains circulation; provides spinal management and immobilization; provides fluid resuscitation by IV; manages bleeding and post-traumatic shock; assists with childbirth; administers medications as appropriate; observes, records, and monitors patient's condition and effects of medication.
• Provides assistance in vehicle stabilization and extrication of trapped victims; performs rapid extrication in case of fire/explosive situations.
• Communicates with medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to convey patient’s condition, obtains instructions regarding further treatment, and arranges for reception of victims at treatment facility.
• Transports patients to medical facilities; stabilizes patients for hospital transport; performs physical lifting techniques associated with moving patients between incident site, stretcher, or ambulance; restrains
combative/uncooperative persons per established procedures; provides assistance in emergency room as needed.
• Assists in identifying unsafe circumstances, maintains safety at incident scenes, identifies hazards at incident scenes, and removes individuals from unsafe areas.
• Completes required records/reports on all emergency incidents; creates patient charts and provides charts to hospital personnel as appropriate; enters data relating to patient care or billing information into computer.
• Provides reassurance, comfort, counseling, or mediation to patients and family members, in accordance with HIPAA laws.
• Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; takes appropriate measures to prevent disease transmission or exposure to
bodily fluids.
• Operates or utilizes various emergency vehicles and emergency/medical equipment, tools and supplies, which may include an ambulance, extrication tools, blood pressure cuff, cardiac monitor, glucose monitor,
defibrillator, endotracheal tube, external pacing device, 12 lead ECG airway equipment, intravenous pump, laryngoscope, pulse oximetry monitor, CPAP, auto-ventilator, splinting devices, suction equipment, stretcher, stair chair stretcher, forceps, syringe, thermometer, portable ventilator, pediatric equipment, medical supplies, radio communications equipment, and general office equipment.
• Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting/testing equipment, checking fluid levels, refueling vehicles, or
washing/cleaning equipment; decontaminates ambulance interior and related equipment; disposes of biomedical waste materials per established procedures; re-stocks medical supplies following each call; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
• Maintains inventory levels and checks expiration dates on departmental supplies.
• Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, checklists, medical record documentation, patient charts, incident forms, or other documents.
• Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, patient records, policies, procedures, protocols, medical books, medical charts, maps, manuals, catalogs, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews,
completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
• Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, electronic patient care reporting to enter patient information, or other
software programs.
• Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, and reference materials for reference/review.
• Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, dispatchers, law enforcement personnel, fire personnel, hospital personnel, medical professionals, property owners/occupants, patients/victims, family
members, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, review status of patients, exchange information, or resolve problems.
• Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages or directs calls to appropriate personnel; responds to requests for service or assistance; returns calls as necessary; communicates effectively and coherently over radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
• Promotes positive public relations; provides education to the public regarding issues such as public health, life safety, drug/alcohol abuse, first aid, CPR, emergency care, fire safety and prevention; provides tours of
ambulances, fire trucks and stations.
• Provides “standby” coverage at special events/activities as assigned.
• Performs code enforcement, pre-fire surveys and building inspections, fire suppression and rescue operation.
• Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; maintains an awareness of new techniques, equipment, medications, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in continuing education activities and training sessions; attends shift meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
• Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling and readiness to assist in dangerous and extreme situations such as a natural disaster or epidemic.
• Must be able to pass annual SCBA fit test.
• May be asked to complete a medical questionnaire including possible psychological exam.
• Safety sensitive position subject to pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and random drug screens.
• Subject to annual and random competency evaluations, current state and/or national standards will be used to evaluate practical skills and knowledge.
• Subject to annual physical ability testing.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
• Performs basic housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance tasks associated with maintaining EMS station, ambulances, and related facilities
• Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed
• Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Must meet all the requirements of the AEMT/Firefighter job description
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Must possess and maintain current Tennessee Paramedic License.
• Must possess and maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
• Must possess and maintain current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
• Must possess and maintain current International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
• Must possess and maintain current Healthcare Provider Basis Life Support certification or equivalent.
• Must be able to respond to emergency situations during unscheduled work times.

PROGRESSIVE REQUIREMENTS
Within three (3) years of full time employment you are required to have obtained the following:
• Tennessee Fire Commission Firefighter I certification
• Tennessee Fire Commission Firefighter II certification
• TEMA or TFACA Hazmat Awareness and Operations
• Tennessee Fire Commission Driver Operator certification
• Vehicle Extrication
• Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
• International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for
the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. May have stressful time constraints in daily runs as well as meeting deadlines for meetings.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations. Work closely with other as part of a team. Frequently are asked to professionally deal with difficult and challenging people. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition,subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic algebra; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; the ability to
interpret graphs; and the ability to perform calculations related to drug dosage and drip rates.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action in emergency situations.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

ADA COMPLIANCE/PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of frequent lifting, standing, walking both
normal and uneven sometimes slippery surfaces, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pulling, and carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately to extremely heavy objects and materials (20-125 pounds); may occasionally involve even heavier objects and materials (up to 200 pounds). This position requires the ability to constantly be in a position to drive a specialized vehicle, use of fingers, ability to grasp, and flexible wrist motions.
Sensory Requirements: Most all tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, visual cues or signals and ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes,
machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, hazardous materials, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances
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Wilson County, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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AEMT/Firefighter (Fire Training preferred but not required) 10122021
Wilson County Government
Posting Date:10-12-2021
Posting Always Open
Wilson County Government $43,628.00- $48,029.00 10-12-2021 Posting Always Open

Wilson County, Tennessee
Classification Specification

CLASSIFICATION TITLE: ADVANCED EMT/FIREFIGHTER
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to respond to emergency medical calls, perform extrication and life rescue, and provide basic life support to sick/injured persons in pre-hospital settings, responding to fire/rescue emergency calls and providing general support within the WEMA department. Duties and responsibilities include maintaining readiness for
emergency response, responding to emergency calls, assessing condition of patients, providing basic life support at emergency scenes, transporting patients to medical facilities, driving ambulances, operating/utilizing/maintaining medical equipment, preparing charts and records, responding to fire, vehicle rescue, educating staff and public on fire safety/prevention. Reports to Lieutenant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Maintains a state of readiness/preparation for medical emergency response; performs daily inspections and maintenance of vehicles/equipment; checks/maintains stock of equipment and supplies on ambulance and in EMS station; re-loads equipment and apparatus following response to emergency calls.
• Responds to emergency calls for medical assistance, hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, fires, natural disasters, explosions, multiple-casualty incidents, trapped persons, special rescue situations, or other emergency situations; coordinates activities between medical team and emergency responders from other agencies.
• Operates an ambulance and or fire truck to respond to emergency calls; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including in day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse
weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits; determines best route to reach location of emergency calls.
• Conducts patient assessments; assesses nature and severity of illness/injury and identifies life threatening problems; determines/prioritizes appropriate medical treatment/procedures and need for additional assistance; performs patient triage; takes and records patient's vital signs; performs physical examinations and obtains patient history; assesses status of patient’s neurological system, cardiovascular system, orthopedic system, motor and sensory skills, and level of consciousness.
• Administers basic life support care at emergency scene and during transport in accordance with established medical standards; assists paramedics with advanced life support care; performs invasive and non-invasive procedures on patients with life-threatening or non life-threatening conditions, per established procedures or as authorized/directed by physicians; responds to cardiac and respiratory emergencies; provides basic airway management and CPR; maintains circulation; provides spinal management and immobilization; provides fluid resuscitation by IV; manages bleeding and post-traumatic shock; assists with childbirth; administers medications as appropriate; observes, records, and monitors patient's condition and effects of medication.
• Provides assistance in vehicle stabilization and extrication of trapped victims; performs rapid extrication in case of fire/explosive situations.
• Communicates with medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to convey patient’s condition, obtains instructions regarding further treatment, and arranges for reception of victims at treatment facility.
• Transports patients to medical facilities; stabilizes patients for hospital transport; performs physical lifting techniques associated with moving patients between incident site, stretcher, or ambulance; restrains
combative/uncooperative persons per established procedures; provides assistance in emergency room as needed.
• Assists in identifying unsafe circumstances, maintains safety at incident scenes, identifies hazards at incident scenes, and removes individuals from unsafe areas.
• Completes required records/reports on all emergency incidents; creates patient charts and provides charts to hospital personnel as appropriate; enters data relating to patient care or billing information into computer.
• Provides reassurance, comfort, counseling, or mediation to patients and family members, in accordance with HIPAA laws.
• Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; takes appropriate measures to prevent disease transmission or exposure to
bodily fluids.
• Operates or utilizes various emergency vehicles and emergency/medical equipment, tools and supplies, which may include an ambulance, extrication tools, blood pressure cuff, AED, airway equipment, pulse
oximetry monitor, CPAP, splinting devices, suction equipment, stretcher, thermometer, medical supplies, radio communications equipment, and general office equipment.
• Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting/testing equipment, checking fluid levels, refueling vehicles, or
washing/cleaning equipment; decontaminates ambulance interior and related equipment; disposes of biomedical waste materials per established procedures; re-stocks medical supplies following each call; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
• Maintains inventory levels and checks expiration dates on departmental supplies.
• Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, checklists, medical record documentation, patient charts, incident forms, or other documents.
• Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, patient records, policies, procedures, protocols, medical books, medical charts, maps, manuals, catalogs, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
• Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, electronic patient care reporting to enter patient information, or other
software programs.
• Maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, map books, and reference materials for reference/review.
• Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, dispatchers, law enforcement personnel, fire personnel, hospital personnel, medical professionals, property owners/occupants, patients/victims, family
members, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, review status of patients, exchange information, or resolve problems.
• Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages or directs calls to appropriate personnel; responds to requests for service or assistance; returns
calls as necessary; communicates effectively and coherently over radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
• Promotes positive public relations; provides education to the public regarding issues such as public health, life safety, drug/alcohol abuse, first aid, CPR, emergency care, fire safety and prevention; provides tours of
ambulances, fire trucks and stations.
• Provides “standby” coverage at special events/activities as assigned.
• Performs code enforcement, pre-fire surveys and building inspections; fire suppression and rescue operation.
• Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; maintains an awareness of new techniques, equipment, medications, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in continuing education activities and training sessions; attends shift meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
• Must be able to pass annual yearly SCBA fit test.
• May be asked to complete a medical questionnaire including possible psychological exam.
• Safety sensitive position subject to pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and random drug screens.
• Subject to annual and random competency evaluations, current state and/or national standards will be used to evaluate practical skills and knowledge.
• Subject to annual physical ability testing.
• Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling and readiness to assist in dangerous and extreme situations such as a natural disaster or epidemic.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
• Performs basic housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance tasks associated with maintaining EMS station, ambulances, and related facilities.
• Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.
• Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Must possess high school diploma or GED.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license with appropriate endorsement.
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Must possess and maintain valid Tennessee Advanced Emergency Medical Technician License.
• Must possess and maintain valid Healthcare Provider Basis Life Support certification or equivalent.
• Must have passed or pass written fire fighter examination and basic firefighting course at State Fire School within one (1) year; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
• Must be able to pass annual SCBA fit test and medical questionnaire including possible psychological exam.
• Must be able to respond to emergency situations during unscheduled work times.

PROGRESSIVE REQUIREMENTS
Within three (3) years of full time employment you are required to have obtained the following:
• Tennessee Fire Commission Firefighter I certification
• Tennessee Fire Commission Firefighter II certification
• TEMA or TFACA Hazmat Awareness and Operations
• Tennessee Fire Commission Driver Operator certification
• Vehicle Extrication
• Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
• International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

PERFORMANCE APTITUDES
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for
the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships. May have stressful time constraints in daily runs as well as meeting deadlines for meetings.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations. Work closely with other as part of a team. Frequently are asked to professionally deal with difficult and challenging people.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Fire equipment such as but not limited to: fire hoses, axes, pike pole, power saw, ladders, rope, nozzles, cot, heart monitor, SCBA, fans, medical jump kit, and flashlights.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic algebra; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; the ability to interpret graphs; and the ability to perform calculations related to drug dosage and drip rates.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form. Involves semi-routine standardized work with some latitude for independent judgment concerning choices of action in emergency situations.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

ADA COMPLIANCE/PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS
Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of frequent lifting, standing, walking both
normal and uneven sometimes slippery surfaces, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pulling, and carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately to extremely heavy objects and materials (20-125 pounds); may occasionally involve even heavier objects and materials (up to 200 pounds). This position requires the ability to constantly be in a position to drive a specialized vehicle, use of fingers, ability to grasp, and flexible wrist motions.
Frequently requires lifting, moving, and climbing 14’ and 24’ ladders. Must be able to climb 24 ladder while carrying heavy equipment. Requires opening and closing nozzle valves and advance with 1 ¾ hose line while
discharging water. Must be able to carry 50 pounds up and 5 flights of stairs. Must be able to drag individuals in excess of 175 pounds. Requires forcefully entry into structure utilizing standard fire service equipment such as an axe or halogen tool.
Sensory Requirements: Most all tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, visual cues or signals and ability to communicate orally.
Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes,
machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim light, hazardous materials, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances
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Wilson County, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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