City of Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Springs, CO, USA
  • 17.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


Job Description

Updated 10-30-2018




Position:                                      EMT - Basic

Department:                                Fire Department

Reports to:                                  Fire Captain or Fire Lieutenant

Status/Salary Classification:          Non-Exempt, PS2

Hours:                                        Part-Time as needed

Benefits:                                     N/A




Under supervision of the Fire Captain or Fire Lieutenant, responds to fire alarms, hazardous materials, rescue, and other emergency calls to protect life and property; drives and operates fire engines, ladder trucks, and similar fire and rescue vehicles; participates in fire prevention, station maintenance, and training activities; performs skilled technical work rendering first aid and performs emergency medical treatment.  Trains personnel in the operation of fire equipment.



(The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or auxiliary duties that may be required.  The City of Manitou Springs retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.):

  • Performs maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists in the suppression of fires and in the protection of life and property.
  • Secures the area and disposes of hazardous materials.
  • Performs auto extrication, and rescue operations.
  • Performs Emergency Medical treatment.
  • Makes sure reports are up to date.
  • Participates in continuing training and instruction programs by individual study of technical firefighting and emergency medical material and attend scheduled drills and classes.
  • Responds to major alarms while off duty.



  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office familiarity.
  • Must submit to and pass a drug-screening test upon offer of employment.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to comply with all rules and regulations, including the Personnel Manual and General Safety Procedures.
  • Ability to deal with hazardous materials.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to keep simple records and prepare reports.
  • Mechanical aptitude, physical endurance, and agility.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with fellow employees and the public.


Experience, Education, and Training:

  • Must have high school diploma or possess a GED.
  • Must have a valid Colorado Driver License.
  • Must have a current certification for Emergency Medical Technician Basic.



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

  • Ability to work under varying weather conditions while exposed to dampness, fumes, odors, dust, insects, noise, chemicals, and biological, electrical and mechanical traffic hazards.
  • Physical strength and dexterity requirements include the ability to:
    • Lift and carry 50 pounds of tools or construction materials
    • Grasp, push, pull, handle, reach overhead, bend-over, balance, and climb
    • Ability to traverse uneven, wet or broken terrains
    • Ability to perform constant lifting and stooping
    • Drag 100 feet of 3" fire hose full of water.
  • Endurance and capacity to perform hard physical labor.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work while wearing personal protective equipment such as a self-contained breathing apparatus, steel-toed shoes, rain gear, hard hats, goggles, etc.


The City of Manitou Springs is an EOE/M-F/AA/ADA employer.


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