Employment

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Position Opening

Police Officer

The City of North Platte is taking applications for Police Officer.

Lateral Entry Now Possible for Nebraska Certified Officers

Nebraska Certified Police Officers may now lateral into the North Platte Police Department as an entry-level patrol officer.

Advance professionally with the following benefits:

Starting Salary of $21.57 per hour

Sign on Bonus $2,000

Keep your vacation, 80 hours after probation

Keep your sick leave, 80 hours after hire

No written or physical agility test

12 hour shifts, every other Friday, Saturday and Sunday off.

Valid Nebraska Certification must be submitted with application. Applicants must pass an extensive background investigation.

For Non-Nebraska Certified applicants, starting salary is $18.82 per hour. Applicants must be U.S. Citizen, 21 years of age with no Felony or serious misdemeanor records. Applicants must successfully complete testing and extensive background checks. All applicants must be able to obtain a valid Nebraska Drivers License.

Successful applicants with an AA degree or higher receive $2,000.00 additional bonus.

Employees may live up to 25 miles from North Platte.

For applications or information, contact the North Platte Police Department at 308-535-6789, in person at 701 South Jeffers Street in North Platte or at our web site http://www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/. The City of North Platte is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline for receipt of completed application is April 27, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.  Testing will be administered Monday, May 21, 2018.

POLICE OFFICER

NATURE OF WORK

Under supervision, patrols an assigned beat and investigates incidents in the enforcement of law and order, and in the protection of life and property; takes intensive field and basic training in the early period of employment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Operates an automobile in patrolling an assigned area for the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations; responds to radio and telephone dispatches and appears at scenes of disorder or crime; notes and reports traffic hazards; assists in controlling traffic at scenes of emergencies; investigates and prepares reports on accidents, offenses and damages to property; performs some follow-up investigations.

Develops and collects evidence; gives directions and information; makes arrests; issues citations; serves warrants and subpoenas; gives verbal warnings; prepares reports on incidents, arrests and property impounded; directs traffic; tries doors to determine that buildings are locked; inspects establishments providing alcoholic beverages and entertainment.

Works with prosecutor to prepare for court and to testify in court.

Intervenes in private or public disputes to protect the public and maintain order; appears in court as arresting officer; transports prisoners; performs initial investigations of crimes involving adults and juveniles; investigates complaints; interrogates persons whose actions are suspicious; issues citations for parking and moving violations.

Assists fire and other departments as required; speaks before school and civic groups as required; impounds and tags evidence; escorts parades and processions; prepares a number of reports of own activities and incidents; is in contact with other agencies as situations require; participates in in-service, basic and other training; takes assignments in specific areas as in traffic or investigation; assists animal control officers and performs their function when they are not on duty.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Ability to read, interprets and understand departmental policies, laws, rules, instructions, regulations and police literature.

Possesses an aptitude for law enforcement work and physical agility.

Ability to control combative individuals and protect self and others.

Ability to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action given due regard to the surrounding hazards and circumstances of each situation.

Ability to write clear and accurate reports.

Ability to learn the use and care of automobile and small firearms.

Willing to submit to extensive training.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the public.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid driver’s license; ability to achieve certification in law enforcement within one year of appointment; twenty-one years of age; ability to obtain within five and one-half years from date of hire, an AA degree in criminal justice or a related field. If applicant has earned a degree in an unrelated field the applicant must earn fifteen hours of Criminal Justice College credits within five and one-half years.

Revised 2010

Position Opening

Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic

 The North Platte Fire Department, in North Platte, Nebraska, is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic. Qualified applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have the ability to learn firefighting principles, possess a valid driver’s license, and at the date of hiring, Firefighter/Paramedic’s must possess and present a valid and current Nebraska Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) license or a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certificate.  Firefighter training will be provided on the job during a six month probationary period. Fast-track training and starting pay increase may apply for those applicants that have career fire and/or EMS experience.

For applications or information, contact the North Platte Fire Department at 308-535-6762, in person at 715 South Jeffers Street in North Platte or at our web site http://www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/.

A test for eligibility has been scheduled for May 18, 2018, oral interviews will be conducted June 1, 2018 for all qualified applicants. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2018.

The City of North Platte is an equal opportunity employer.

FIREFIGHTER EMT

NATURE OF WORK

Under supervision, responds in and out of the City and at the airport to fire alarms, ambulance/emergency/rescue and other emergency calls to protect life and property; performs in emergency medical services; drives and operates pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks and similar fire protection and emergency automotive equipment; participates in fire prevention, station maintenance, ambulance attendant and training activities; may act as lead worker.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Responds to alarms and emergency calls and assists at the fire ground in the suppression of fires, including rescue, entry, ventilating and salvage work.

Operates equipment and otherwise assists in the suppression of fires and in the protection of life and property; drives ambulance or emergency unit in responding to emergencies or in transport of patients; operates resuscitators, defibrillators, life support and stabilization equipment and administers CPR and first aid; after the fire has been extinguished, performs cleanup and overhaul work and checks readiness for further alarms.

Assists in maintaining and supplying ambulance, fire apparatus and equipment and fire station and grounds; participates in continuing training and instruction programs by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes relating to firefighting subjects and techniques, hazardous materials, first aid and emergency medical treatment; subject to call while off duty; responds to major alarms, disasters, manpower shortages and ambulance calls; takes charge as assigned when senior attendant at a scene or station; participates in fire company inspections.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of elementary physics, chemistry and mechanics.

Knowledge of NIMS 100, 200 and 700.

Ability to learn technical firefighting, fire/crash/rescue and EMT principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics applied to fire suppression.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to keep records and prepare reports.

Mechanical aptitude; physical endurance and agility.

Ability to react promptly and arrive at logical conclusions in emergency situations.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees, supervisors, officials and the public.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Firefighter I and II skills as outlined in NFPA 1001.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Firefighter Apparatus Driver/Operator skills as outlined in NFPA 1002.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Technical Rescuer skills as outlined in NFPA 1006.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Wildland Firefighter skills as outlined in NFPA 1051.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Hazardous Materials Technician skills as outlined in NFPA 472.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid driver’s license; twenty-one years of age; ability to become certified as EMT during the six month probation period or as soon as classes are available; ability to meet standards as to age, height, weight and physical conditions established by the appointing authority.

Revised 2010

FIREFIGHTER EMT-P

NATURE OF WORK

Under supervision, responds in and out of the City and at the airport to fire alarms, ambulance/emergency/rescue and other emergency calls to protect life and property; performs highly technical work in emergency medical/paramedic services; drives and operates pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks and similar fire protection and emergency automotive equipment; participates in fire prevention, station maintenance and training activities; may act as lead worker.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Responds to alarms and emergency calls and assists at the fire ground in the suppression of fires, including rescue, entry, ventilating and salvage work; assists in training EMT’s and EMT-I’s in patient care; operates equipment and otherwise assists in the suppression of fires and in the protection of life and property.

Drives ambulance or emergency unit in responding to emergencies or in transport of patients; operates resuscitators, defibrillators, life support and stabilization equipment and administers CPR and first aid; initiates intravenous catheterization to induce proper IV solutions at proper rates; assures patient airways by endotracheal intubation or EOA’s; reads and recognizes certain dysrhythmias on monitors and starts therapeutic measures to stabilize those dysrhythmias; administers pharmacologic agents; after the fire has been extinguished, performs cleanup and overhaul work and checks readiness for further alarms.

Assists in maintaining and supplying ambulance, fire apparatus and equipment and fire station and grounds; participates in continuing training and instruction programs by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes relating to firefighting subjects and techniques, hazardous materials, rescue and emergency medical treatment; subject to call while off duty; responds to major alarms, disasters, manpower shortages and ambulance calls; takes charge as assigned when senior attendant at a scene or station; participates in fire company inspections.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of elementary physics, chemistry and mechanics.

Knowledge of paramedic protocols.

Knowledge of technical firefighting, fire/crash/rescue and EMT principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics applied to fire suppression.

Knowledge of NIMS 100, 200 and 700.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to keep records and prepares reports.

Mechanical aptitude; physical endurance and agility.

Ability to react promptly and arrive at logical conclusions in emergency situations.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other employees, supervisors, officials and the public.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Firefighter I and II skills as outlined in NFPA 1001.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Firefighter Apparatus Driver/Operator skills as outlined in NFPA 1002.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Technical Rescuer skills as outlined in NFPA 1006.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Wildland Firefighter skills as outlined in NFPA 1051.

Ability to develop, perform and maintain Hazardous Materials Technician skills as outlined in NFPA 472.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Any combination of experience and training equivalent to graduation from high school.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid driver’s license; twenty-one years of age; certified by the State as an EMT-P, in CPR and ACLS; ability to meet standards as to age, height, weight and physical conditions established by the appointing authority.

Revised 2010