Emergency Medical Technician

Chloeta is a dynamic international service provider in the emergency management and environmental consulting fields.  Chloeta team members are energetic, committed, assertive, and intelligent, often working autonomously in high risk environments.  At Chloeta, the right candidate can expect to be challenged and given creative flexibility and freedom to produce high quality results.  

Chloeta is recruiting individuals to fulfill Call When Needed (CWN) positions under existing governmental contracts as Wildland Fire Medics for wildfires and all-hazards incidents. Work may include Line Medic assignments providing BLS or ALS care on the fireline to injured or ill wildland firefighters or Camp Medic assignments assigned to the Medical Unit at a Base Camp or Incident Command Post (ICP). Starting pay is $400/day for EMTs and $600/day for paramedics. Travel to and from job sites is frequently required.
 
Duty Location 
  • Pacific Northwest GACC (Oregon and Washington, Statewide)
 
Minimum Requirements for Consideration 
  • MUST be be National Registry (NREMT) Certified
  • MUST be licensed as an EMT (Basic, Intermediate/Advanced or Paramedic) in either Oregon or Washington
  • MUST reside in Oregon, Washington, or an adjacent state
  • Able to successfully serve as a medic on a wildland fire or other all-hazards incident either in a camp setting or on the fireline operating under medical direction and company-issued protocols
  • Clean driving record for the past three (3) years
  • Line Medics must have a four-wheel drive vehicle for use on the fire. Line Medics will be provided a $50/day reimbursement for personal vehicle use
  • Ability to travel extensively and be assigned to incidents for up to 14 consecutive days, with a maximum of 21 consecutive days, exclusive of travel
  • All Line Medics must Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) certified on their current Incident Qualifications Card prior to being made available for assignment
  • Line Medic personnel may be provided with an arduous Work Capacity Test (WCT, aka "pack test") prior to beginning work 
  • Provide proof of eligibility for work within the United States 

Responsibilities 
  • Represent Chloeta professionally at times
  • Render aid to patients in accordance with pre-determined Medical Direction and Company SOPs 
  • Operate effectively within high stress, team setting environments
  • Maintain a high level of physical fitness
  • Maintain constant readiness for incident response nationwide
 
 Physical Demands 
  • Often work up to sixteen (16) hours per day
  • Ability to work up to seven (7) days per week, for 14 to 21 days straight
  • For Line Medic Positions, an Arduous Duty Work Capacity Test (walk 3 miles with a 45 lb pack in 45 minutes) is required
  • For Camp Medic Positions, a Light Duty Work Capacity Test (walk 1 mi in 15 min with no pack) may be required
  • Work in austere wilderness environments
  • Should be prepared to reside in a base camp or remote camp setting with limited amenities for long periods 
  • Will be required to provide personal protective equipment, including boots and fire-resistant clothing
 
Classification
  • 1099 -  Independent Subcontractor 

Compensation and Work Schedule 
  • Medics will be paid a daily rate for each day they are assigned to a fire
  • Extensive travel throughout the U.S. during fire season
  • Travel expenses are not reimbursed, though while in travel status medics may be paid at half their daily rate
  • Housing when NOT assigned by an Incident is not provided
  • The Medic will need to provide all necessary medical equipment (i.e. BLS or ALS trauma kits) 
  • Fire season typically lasts June – October, though opportunities for assignment may arise outside of this period. Utilization will be based on regional and national fire activity and may be unpredictable. 

Drug Free Workplace
Positions may require a pre-employment drug test.  Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received, or if the applicant leaves before the drug test is completed. The drug test will be provided at company direction and expense. Once hired, contractors are also subject to random drug testing during the contract period.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
  • You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement
Chloeta provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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