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Fire Captain

Supervision Received and Exercised

Employees in the Captain the job classification are supervised by a Battalion Chief, Acting Battalion Chief or higher ranking officer. Employees within the Captain job classification supervise Firefighters and Fire Engineers assigned to their company.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following, which are listed in no particular order of significance:

• Serve as a first line supervisor and manage the day to day operations of a fire company.
• Provide competent command, control, operational awareness and a safe work environment for personnel on emergency scenes.
• Operate in a safe and competent manner as a single resource or in charge of one or more companies (resources) at emergencies.
• Complete required reports and maintain records in a manner that meets District requirements.
• Accept long or short term administrative assignments as a 40 hour per week Fire Captain (EMS, Fire Prevention, Training).
• Keep assigned personnel, peers, and supervisor informed of District and station activities that impact their ability to perform their job responsibilities.
• Ensure operational readiness of all equipment, apparatus and personal protective equipment assigned.
• Remain proficient and maintain certifications to drive all types of fire apparatus and other District vehicles to and from emergencies and during all other fire District activities that require the operation of fire apparatus and other vehicles
• Remain proficient in pump operations pump and other firefighting equipment at emergencies and during all other District activities that require the operation of fire apparatus and related equipment.
• Operate all types of portable emergency equipment including; fire extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, breathing apparatus; emergency medical equipment and other rescue equipment.
• Analyze and initiate basic life support care to the sick and injured and provide oversight of others providing basic life support care.
• Coordinate, supervise and participate in fire company inspections and other fire prevention and public education activities; ensure that businesses are operating in compliance with the fire code; maintain appropriate records and files.
• Coordinate, supervise and participate in fire company public education activities including facility tours, career days, neighborhood programs and public education presentations.
• Coordinate, supervise and participate in fire company training in firefighting techniques, hazardous material response, emergency medical care, proper use of all equipment and related tools, strategy and tactics, policies and procedures and other didactic and manipulative training activities.
• Coordinate, supervise and participate in maintaining pre-fire plans and updating maps as required.
• Respond to public complaints regarding weed abatement and fire and life safety hazards.
• Act as Battalion Chief, as required, if qualified and assigned.
• Perform related duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Abilities and Knowledge:

Ability to:

Supervise assigned personnel to ensure they perform work within specifications.
Effectively, competently and safely supervise fire companies at emergencies.
Read, interpret and explain documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Write professional, comprehensive reports that meet the District specifications.
Communicate effectively before the public and with District personnel.
Understand and act in accordance with District policies, rules, and instructions.
Apply firefighting and medical techniques and procedures
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of firefighting equipment.
Perform emergency medical practices and procedures at the level of a competent California State certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Retain and communicate operational awareness in emergency situations.
Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
Give and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
Perform occasional heavy lifting up to 100 lbs. and physical maneuvering.
Perform general office and clerical duties in support of assigned activities.
Operate a computer and learn how to use general and job-specific computer applications.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with subordinates, peers, supervisors, the public and members of other public agencies.
Work in communal environment that includes common sleeping, eating, and restroom facilities.
Analyze fire and emergency conditions and employ effective courses of action.
Maintain and test fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrants.
Operate and maintain voice radio equipment.
Rescue and evacuate victims from buildings, vehicles and other entrapments.
Pass required oral, manipulative, and written exams.
Provide lead supervision over fire suppression personnel, when assigned.

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, and procedures of modern firefighting and firefighting vehicles, equipment and apparatus.

Principles and application of the Incident Command System.
District policies and procedures.
Supervisory responsibilities and expectations.
Firefighter Bill of Rights and proper application related to disciplinary actions.
Fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities and their proper use.
Safe driving practices.
Basic life support emergency medical principles and practices.

Experience: Four years of full-time, paid firefighting experience with a minimum of two years functioning as a Fire Engineer.

Education:

A minimum of 45 units from a regionally accredited university or college. Internal candidates must provide official transcripts confirming they have met this requirement by April 1, 2019. Failure to do so will result in immediate reclassification to Engineer or previously held position.

Required Licenses or Certificates:

Valid Class A, B, or C California driver’s license with Firefighter endorsement.
Possession of a current State of California Emergency Medical Technician Certification.
Possession of California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I Certificate.
Possession of a current Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card.
ICS 100, 200 and 300.
Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certification or Company Officer task book completion and certification within six months of promotion.

Desired Qualifications:

Associates, Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree from regionally accredited university or college.
OSFM Chief Fire Officer certification
National Registry EMT Certificate

THE BENEFITS

• Retirement: Provided through the Public Employees Retirement System. 3% @ 50, single highest year.

• Holidays: 9 paid holidays per year.
• Vacation & Sick Leave: Generous leave package.
• Health, Dental & Vision: The District currently provides a plan at no cost to employee.
• Uniform Allowance: $1,000 per year.
• Life Insurance: $50,000.
• Optional Benefit Programs: Deferred compensation plans, credit union membership.
• Haz Mat Team Incentive: $500-1,000 tiered stipend per year & $50,000 additional life insurance.
• Education Incentive: $600 per year.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for positions.

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS – Arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Describe the special-test arrangements you require in Section 12 of the application form.

APPEAL RIGHTS – Examination results may be appealed by applicants presenting facts alleging irregularity, fraud or error in scoring. Appeals must be in writing and submitted to the Fire Chief within seven days after the examination results are mailed.

DISCLAIMER – The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District reserves the right to revise the examination plan described in this flyer to better meet the needs of the District. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The information contained in the bulletin is information, which sets forth a general summary of benefits for this respective position. This information is not legally binding.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION – The Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to Affirmative Action. We are sincerely interested in receiving applications from minorities, women and individuals with disabilities.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the employee successfully passing a background check, and department-paid psychological test and pre-employment physical examination inclusive of a drug test.

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