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The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

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Fire Fighters

Median Earnings: $21 / hr

Description: Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

• Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
• Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.
• Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
• Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
• Dress with equipment such as fire resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
• Move toward the source of a fire using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.
• Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.


• Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• Public Safety and Security – Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
• Mechanical – Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
• Medicine and Dentistry – Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Chemistry – Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Jobs: Apparatus Operator, Driver Engineer, Fire Captain, Fire Chief, Fire Engineer, Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician), Firefighter/Paramedic, Fireman, Master Fire Fighter

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