Job Opening – Paramedic Trainee – KCK Fire Department

Applications and instructions to applicants may be obtained in the Human Resources Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, 701 North 7th Street, Rm. 646, Kansas City, Kansas between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants must be a US citizen; possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Kansas driver’s license; good moral character; vision with at least 20/100 correctable to 20/30; at least 19 years of age. Must have completed High School or GED by the anticipated date of hire. Applicants must be an Emergency Medical Technician through the State of Kansas or a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician. Candidates must be willing to move into Wyandotte County within twelve months of Employment. The Unified Government reserves the right to require additional information if necessary, to prove residency within Wyandotte County.
The Paramedic Trainee will enter an accredited Paramedic Training Program or be currently enrolled in an Accredited Paramedic Program so that they may meet the minimum requirements necessary in order to enter the Fire Academy as a Recruit Firefighter when practical and feasible. The paramedic courses will be reimbursed up to $5,000 paid for after receiving a Paramedic Certification and be paid at the end of the first year working as a Firefighter/Paramedic. The Paramedic Trainee must pass the class with a minimum score of a 75 percent average, and/or meet the accredited institution criteria for State testing. Upon completion, the Paramedic Trainee will then be required to test for NREMT-P or Kansas State Paramedic certification as prescribed by the Kansas City Kansas Fire Department. The Paramedic Trainee will be allowed 3 retests for the written state test and 3 retests for the practical portion of the state certification testing. Failure to successfully pass the NREMT-P or Kansas State Paramedic certification with the requisite minimum grade, and/or failure to pass the Paramedic certification testing within the prescribed parameters will result in immediate termination. Additional career enhancement activities may take place if time is afforded according to the scheduled timeframe for Training Division and the occurrence of an applicable Fire Department Recruit Academy. Candidates may be required to participate in a Firefighter I & Firefighter II program and achieve certification and must pass the class with a minimum score of a 2.0 grade point average and meet the KCKCC criteria for State testing. The Firefighter Trainee must comply with all KCKFD policy parameters including code of conduct, grooming standards and scheduled activities and assignments in order to remain in the Paramedic Trainee program. The approximate starting salary is $2341.73 per month.

For more information – COMPLETE Paramedic Trainee Posting- FINAL 7.24.2019

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