Syracuse City
  • 22-Jun-2017 to 01-Sep-2017 (MST)
  • Syracuse, UT, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Job Title:  Seasonal Fire Fighter (Part-Time)
Department: Fire
Reports To: Fire Chief
Employment Status: Part-Time, Seasonal (May 1- Sept 30, 2017), Non-Exempt (hourly)
Wage: $13.00 per hour
Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:
This is a Part-time (20 hours per week minimum), hourly position performing duties as assigned and responding to intra/inter-state wildland fire incidents as part of a Syracuse Fire Dept. Wildfire Resource Team. Wildfire deployments typically include a 16 hour work day, up to 14 continuous days out of area, working closely with other firefighting personnel to accomplish common goals and objectives identified by fire officers.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in: Operation of the applicable tools and equipment; Working under stress and using good judgment in emergency situations.
  • Ability to: Present various options and approaches to problem identification and resolution; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; analyze situations and adopt a reasonable course of action; Work irregular shift hours.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and smell.  Employee will also occasionally be required to perform a variety of physically demanding maneuvers and activities while involved in firefighting operations, including running, walking, stooping, bending, rolling, crawling, climbing, jumping, lifting, carrying, dragging, and safely operating assigned equipment and vehicles. Employee must successfully pass medical exam after job offer. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 200 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment:
The noise level is usually quiet in office settings and loud at emergency scenes.  Work is performed primarily in vehicles and outdoor settings.  Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations.  Individual is exposed to hazards associated with fighting fires including, but not limited to smoke, noxious odors, fumes, solvents and oils.

Work can be under a variety of unfavorable conditions including harsh weather, poor or no lighting, extremes in temperatures, and all types of weather conditions,

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include:

  • Wildland (NWCG) Firefighter  II Certification (UFRA Wildland FF1)
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Proficiency in report writing
  • Able to work under stressful conditions
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified EMT

Application Instructions:
Qualified applicants must complete a Syracuse City employment application online at  If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Syracuse City Hall Administration building located at 1979 W 1900 S, Syracuse, UT 84075 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants needing further information regarding the position or needing assistance due to a disability should contact Shauna Greer, at


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