Job Opportunities

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Full-Time Paramedic

Job Summary

The Hiawatha Fire Department plans to hire Certified Paramedics.  The position is a frontline EMS provider. The duties include supporting the mission of the Hiawatha Fire Department by providing Emergency Medical Services and related activities, such as assisting with public education activities and assisting with training. 

The salary range in this position is $36,5206-$52,290 hr. depending on qualifications.  Full Time Paramedics may be assigned a variety of shifts including 8, 10, 12, or 24-hour shifts. The average work week will be 40 hours, with occasional overtime. A full benefit package including holidays, personal days, vacation and health insurance is available to full time employees.

The position is a frontline EMS provider. The duties include supporting the mission of the Hiawatha Fire Department by providing Emergency Medical Services and related activities, such as assisting with public education activities and assisting with training. They may be asked to perform some support functions at the scene of a fire, such as victim care and firefighter rehab. Paramedics work with the leadership team, as well as the Medical Director, to provide for quality patient care and member safety. HFD will respond to more than 1500 calls for service in 2020 and that number is projected to double by 2022. 

Specific Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of EMS experience as a Paramedic (Iowa or NREMT) with current certifications in ACLS, BCLS, and PALS. An unrestricted Iowa Chauffer’s (Class D) license is required. Paramedics in this position are not firefighters, and are not required to be certified as Firefighter 1.

The candidate will undergo a pre-employment background, physical and drug screen. Hiawatha Fire Department provides 911 ALS level EMS to more than 12,000 people in the Hiawatha, Palo and Shellsburg area.

How to Apply

Submit a Hiawatha Employment Application online at https://www.hiawatha-iowa.com/job-opportunities/   

Applications are due to the City of Hiawatha by Friday, December 10th, 2021 at 4:00 PM.

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Fire and EMS Volunteer

Job Summary

Are you looking for a way to serve the community in a meaningful, fulfilling manner? The Hiawatha Fire Department is in search of people who want to make a difference in the community!  Volunteer Firefighters help their neighbors by responding to fire, medical and other service calls. Initial fire training is provided free of charge, with ongoing training twice a month.  Firefighters are assigned to crews that are on duty together. Those crews assist in taking care of the fire station and equipment. They help in other ways too- by participating in fire prevention activities and doing standby at community events. 

Volunteering with the fire department is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and serve the community in a meaningful, fulfilling way.  

Specific Qualifications

Candidates are required to complete pre-employment, post offer physical, drug screen, and background check. Full list of duties and qualifications can be found on job description.

How to Apply

Complete a Hiawatha Employment Application online.

Applications are also available at the City of Hiawatha City Hall, 101 Emmons Street, Hiawatha, IA. 52233, or by calling 319-393-1515. All paper copy applications should be returned to the City Hall address attention City Clerk.

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The City of Hiawatha is an equal opportunity employer.