Firefighter on ladder

Firefighter

Supervision Received and Exercised:

Employees in the Firefighter classification are supervised by a Captain, Acting Captain or higher ranking officer. Employees within the Firefighter classification do not supervise other employees.

Examples of Duties:

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

• Respond to fire emergencies as part of an assigned company; lay and connect hose; operate nozzles and direct water streams; raise and climb ladders.
• 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
• Respond to hazardous materials incidents and function within certified level of training
• Participate in fire inspection and other fire prevention and public education activities; ensure that businesses are operating in compliance with the fire code; maintain appropriate records and files.
• Participate in public education activities including facility tours, career days, neighborhood programs and public education presentations.
• Attend training sessions which include 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.
• Clean apparatus and equipment and perform general custodial duties as required.
• Assist in maintaining pre-fire plans; update maps as required.
• Respond to public complaints regarding weed abatement and fire and life safety hazards.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions

Emergency response environment; exposure to hot and humid work environment making rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertions without warm-up period.

Physical Conditions

Essential and marginal functions will require maintaining physical condition necessary for bodily mobility to operate and crawl in restricted space; work, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate motorized equipment and vehicles; and the ability to work in hot and humid environments while wearing firefighting equipment which may inhibit all necessary senses.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Age: 21 years of age at time of appointment.

Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to:

• Understand and act in accordance with District policies, rules, and instructions.
• Learn and to 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 operational awareness in emergency situations.
• Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
• Understand 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 coworkers 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.
• Qualify to act as a Fire Engineer within three years of appointment.
• Ability to obtain Firefighter II certification within two years of appointment.

Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices and procedures of modern firefighting.
• Fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities and their proper use.
• Basic principles of hydraulics relating to fire equipment.
• Safe driving practices.
• Basic life support emergency medical principles and practices.

Experience:

Six months full-time, paid firefighting experience or
One year as an active reserve, volunteer or intern firefighter or
Equivalent combination of full-time and volunteer experience

Education:

• High school diploma, GED, or equivalency certificate.
• Minimum of 30 semester units from a regionally accredited university or college.

Licenses or Certificates (must possess at time of application)

• 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 and 200.
• Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate obtained no more than six months before time of application.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Demonstrated proficiency in college-level Math, Science and English. Examples of acceptable courses include those equivalent to or above Math 90, Biology 101, and English 101.
• Associate’s and/or Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university or college.
• Office of State Fire Marshal-Apparatus Driver Operator 1A and 1B Certificates
• Office of State Fire Marshal-Command 1A Certificate
• National Registry EMT Certificate

THE BENEFITS

• Retirement: Provided through the Public Employees Retirement System. 2.7 @ 55 (new members), single highest year. Employee pays 11.5%(new members) employee contribution.
• Holidays: 9 paid holidays per year.
• Vacation and Sick Leave: Generous leave package.
• Health, Dental and 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 and $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 herein 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.
Final offer of employment will be contingent upon the employee successfully passing a department-paid pre-employment physical examination, drug screening, psychological exam, and background check.

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