$34,390.72 – $49,882.56 Annually
Be a citizen of the United States, not less than 21 years of age.
Ark. State Code provides that no person who has arrived at the age of thirty-five (35) shall be eligible for appointment to the Fire Department except where the applicant is already a paid firefighter. The maximum age of thirty-five (35) shall not apply to:
Any person who has at least two (2) years of previous experience as a paid firefighter with another department and whose years of experience as a paid firefighter, when subtracted from the person’s age leaves a remainder of not more than thirty- two (32) years.
High school diploma or (GED).
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must possess one of the following qualifications prior to application:
Arkansas EMT certification or National Registry EMT certification
Medical certification or license at a higher level (paramedic, nurse, etc.)
12 college credit hours in core curriculum courses (English, Math, Science, Communications, Speech, Journalism or Foreign Language)
Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification through IFSAC
Accredited Fire Academy certification (NFPA, Pro-Board, etc.)
A minimum of two years’ honorable service in the US Armed Forces including National Guard.
Must successfully pass post offer testing including criminal background check, drug screen, physical examination and psychological evaluation.
If not already certified, ability to obtain EMT, Firefighter I and Firefighter II (within 12 months of hire).
Must possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and written often under adverse conditions; possess good judgment; good powers of observation and memory.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the general public.
Must be proficient in the operation and use of all vehicles and equipment.
Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Exposure to extremes in weather conditions; possible injury while riding on emergency vehicles or operating department equipment; hazards inherent to fire, hazardous materials, special rescue scene situations and emergency medical incidents. Mental stress generated by involvement in life and death situations; cardiovascular stress generated by movement from resting to highly active states.