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Fire Intern

City of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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(12 weeks, approx. 16 hours/week)


DEPARTMENT:  Fire                                                                  HOURLY  RATE: $10.00


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dubuque Fire Department has an exciting internship opportunity for college-aged students.  This internship program allows the intern the opportunity to learn what the firefighting/paramedic career field with the City of Dubuque is all about.  The intern will gain knowledge in all aspects of firefighting/paramedicine and will have opportunities to train side-by-side with firefighters and observe first-hand real-life emergency calls.  The intern will also spend time helping with staff projects.     


QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent; and experience working with a diverse workforce and population.


ACCEPTABLE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Data retrieval/entry; ability to use a computer; research skills; ability to work alone; physical ability to participate in simulated firefighting activities; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team; demonstrated ability to follow a management philosophy that is input orientated and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; and a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and team work.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a limited term position with a duration of twelve weeks.  The work week is approximately sixteen hours.  Duties will include researching and collecting data, data entry, marketing and public education.  Time will be spent learning the job of a firefighter/paramedic.  The intern will spend time doing hands-on training on various topics such as firefighting, auto extrication and emergency medical services.  The intern will also have the opportunity to ride along on calls to experience first-hand what being a firefighter/paramedic is all about.   




APPLICATION: Please submit an employment application to the City of Dubuque Personnel Office, City Hall, 50 West 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864 by May 3, 2019.  The Personnel Office may be contacted at (563) 589-4125 or citypers@cityofdubuque.org. The employment application and job description are available at www.cityofdubuque.org/employment.  Women, minorities, veterans and qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 




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ID 664935
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Pay $10.00
Government/Public Service

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