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Part-Time Firefighter

City Of Bellevue Bellevue, NE

Job Description

The Bellevue Fire Department is posting the position of part-time Firefighter. This position is subject to a veteran’s preference as defined by Neb. Rev. Stat. § 48-225. 

All applicants requesting veteran’s preference must turn in DD Form 214 at the time you submit your application. 


If you are interested, and have the needed qualifications, please submit a resume at:


Apply in person at:

City of Bellevue Personnel Office

204 West Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005

Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm 


Closing date for applications will be September 24, 2017.



Job Description


Part-Time                                                                                       Starting Pay $11.56 Per Hour


POSITION TITLE:            Part-Time Firefighter


DEPARTMENT:                 Fire


REPORTS TO:                    Captains/Fire Officers




Responsible for the performance of professional activities associated with Fire and Emergency Medical Services for the City in an effort to protect life and property. Work involves the performance of duties at fire scenes to extinguish fires, safeguard lives, salvage property, prevent the recurrence of fires, and protect properties from the elements, vandalism, and theft.




Responds to emergency fire and other disasters and performs fire suppression, salvage and overhaul activities. 


Drag charged/uncharged hoses and pulls or carries ladders up to or into burning structures or objects, drags or carries hoses up or down ladders and stairs, and directing water streams at fire sources.


Performs salvage operations, removes burning or smoldering objects and overhauling them to ensure extinguishment, removes debris, and safeguards structures or objects from theft or vandalism.


Enters structures or objects using hand and power tools, including but not limited to; axes, pike poles, battering rams, jaws of life, saws, hammers, pry bars, and other tools, to facilitate ventilation or to gain entry.


Safely operates specialized fire apparatus, hand and power tools and equipment.


Systematically performs search and rescue operations to locate victims and assist, carry, or drag them to safety.


Responds to medical emergencies and/or rescue operations; assesses patient(s) condition and performs emergency medical services utilizing medical equipment, supplies and universal precautions, transports patient(s) to medical facility.


Participates in fire inspection activities, including but not limited to:  inspecting facilities and equipment on public or private property for compliance with fire codes and assisting in preparing reports of findings of inspections.


Attends and participates in various classroom, self-study and field training programs to develop and demonstrate proficiency in fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous material and emergency medical service functions; obtains and maintains certifications as required.


Accurately completes required administrative, inspection, fire and emergency medical reports and documents and enters data into the proper programs.


Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification.             


An employee in this classification exercises some independence in the performance of duties and receives close supervision from a supervisor.




Documents information related to fire and rescue calls regarding circumstances and individuals involved. Information may be of a confidential nature if the situation is under investigation.


This position has a high degree of access to confidential information. 


Before placing a person in this position, a background check is required.




Ability to estimate distances.


Ability to understand written and oral instructions.


Knowledge of the standard operating procedures of firefighting; emergency medical; treatment techniques; fire codes; contents of general orders; bulletins; and training materials.


Ability to complete work assignments and reports in a timely and efficient manner.


Ability to carry, drag or assist in carrying or dragging persons and equipment.


Ability to utilize all firefighting equipment efficiently and proficiently.


Ability to assess relevant information quickly, make decisions as to courses of action, and react accordingly.


Ability to remain calm, apply common sense, make logical decisions, and work effectively in stressful situations.


Ability to demonstrate self-confidence and self-reliance and to take action when required by the situation, ability to maintain alertness, observational skills, and memory recollection.


Ability to effectively communicate with members of the community, Fire Department, and other personnel.


Must possess the ability to co-exist and work cooperatively with a group of individuals for twenty-four hours at a time without regard for such characteristics as gender, race, religious or cultural background.


Ability to exert 50 to 100 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.


Ability to perform public relations activities by making presentations to school, day care, and other interested groups to give tours of fire stations, and to explain fire safety and prevention measures and the use and operations of equipment.


Ability to meet with victims, relatives and friends of victims, and members of the public to calm them or to gain important information.


 Ability to apply Firefighter Code of Ethics.




In order to fulfill the duties of this position, the following certifications/training are necessary:


High school diploma or equivalent is required.


Must possess a valid drivers’ license at the time of hire and maintain it throughout the course of employment.


Must either hold a State of Nebraska EMT-Basic Certification (or higher), or, if given a conditional offer, successfully complete the EMT-Basic Course and obtain State Certification within one (1) year - prior to employment commencing.


Must either currently hold a State of Nebraska Firefighter 1 (or higher) Certification, or, if given a conditional offer, successfully complete the Firefighter One Course and obtain State Certification within one (1) year - prior to employment commencing.


Must be at least 19 years of age at the time of hire.


Must maintain all certifications as required.


Must NOT have any NFPA 1582 Category A medical conditions regarding eyes and vision:


NFPA 1582 Category A medical conditions shall include the following:


  1. Far visual acuity less than 20/40 binocular, corrected with contact lenses or spectacles, or far visual acuity less than 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles, uncorrected.


  2. Color perception-monochromatic vision resulting in inability to use imaging devices such as thermal imaging cameras.


  1. Monocular vision


  2. Any eye condition that results in the candidate not being able to safely perform one or more of the essential job tasks.


    Must be willing to submit to a psychological, medical and drug testing examination following a job offer.




    Firefighters are often placed in a position of physical and mental stress and are required to perform physically demanding work while wearing full protective gear and a self-contained breathing apparatus which may weigh approximately 50-75 pounds.  Work requires intense concentration during life threatening situations for extended periods of time.  An incumbent in this position will be subject to frequent and constant standing, walking, running, bending, twisting, stooping, squatting, crawling, kneeling, climbing, reaching and lifting above and below shoulder level, pushing/pulling, lifting and carrying up to 100lbs. or more, with or without assistance.


    Firefighters are required to work in indoor/outdoor settings under various weather conditions and amid extreme fluctuations in temperature of heat and cold.  Work may be performed in confined spaces, at elevated heights of 100 ft. or more or on slippery or uneven surfaces.  An employee may be exposed to blood and other body fluids, infectious agents, hazardous substances, high noise level, sharp objects, smoke, dust, radiation hazards, noxious odors, uninsulated or unshielded electrical hazards and burn injuries. 

    Resides and works with a number of other employees in close proximity for up to twenty-four hours or more at a time. Works a varying schedule and/or shift, including weekends and holidays.


    NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by

                 employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of

                 all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


                Revised 12/30/09

                Revised 1/5/10

                Revised 2/22/12

                Revised 8/31/15


    The City of Bellevue is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.  If specific accommodations are needed in order to apply for this position please contact the Personnel Office at (402)293-3009.



Job Details

Date Posted August 31, 2017
Date Closes September 30, 2017
Located In Bellevue, NE
Department Fire
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 33-2011.00 Firefighters
Zipcode 68005
Name Michelle Bagby
Address 204 W Mission Avenue
City, State and Zip Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone 402-293-6595
FAX 402-293-6597

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Work Ethic

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