Managing a comprehensive fire and emergency services program to include protecting life and property by supervising and performing firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials mitigation, technical rescues, fire prevention, and public education duties. This position will interface with all levels of employees and management.
- The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified according to business necessity.
- All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
- Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately and may include functions, objectives, duties, or tasks not specifically listed herein.
- In performing functions, duties, or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
- All functions, duties, or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical, and professional manner and are to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
- Act as the primary contact with client representatives, and generally manage facility fire operations on assigned duty schedule.
- Respond to all emergencies, including but not limited to fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue incidents, water leaks and flooding as requested by the client and in accordance with client policies and procedures and are covered by our contract with the client.
- Know and carryout the facility fire prevention plan.
- In accordance with local standards, codes, and laws, conduct weekly, monthly, and annual fixed and portable fire and rescue equipment inspections in assigned areas throughout the facilities, and maintain records as required.
- Monitor all welding and cutting and provide standby support during hazardous welding operations.
- Participate and assist with insurance carrier and other outside agency inspections and audits.
- Provide rescue standby support for confined space entry operations, as requested
- Maintain all inspection and maintenance records in accordance with local standards, codes and laws as well as client site requirements.
- Conduct initial qualification and annual re-qualification and other training as necessary for all firefighter employees assigned to client facilities.
- Manage payroll and scheduling duties.
- Manage employee performance including, but not limited to regular feedback, periodic appraisals, counseling and discipline and employee relations. Ensure all actions meet both company and legal guidelines and policies.
- Additional duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY
Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference depending upon the nature of the position
- Must be 21 years of age at time of hire
- Must have an appropriate valid driver’s license for fire apparatus to be driven within the state of employment
- Must have clean driving record per MVR (7 year DMV printout may be required)
- Successfully pass NFPA 1582 firefighter medical exam conducted by a licensed physician
- Successfully pass a firefighter’s physical agility test as required by site assignment.
- Hazmat Tech Certified
- Confined Space Certification
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. (Associate’s Degree in Fire Technology preferred)
- Must be a fire academy graduate from a State certified or Department of Defense, IFSAC or Pro-board with certification seals and unique serial numbers, certified training facility meeting the NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications training guidelines or possess a Firefighter II or III certificate from a State Fire Marshal’s office or from the Department of Defense adopted by the state where fire services are performed.
- Must possess certification as a Fire Officer from a State approved or Department of Defense training facility meeting the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualification guidelines. Experience of 5 years as a full time career Firefighter or 10 years as a part-time or volunteer Firefighters may be substituted for Fire Officer.
- Must possess demonstrated ability as determined by the fire chief and/or a minimum of two years experience as a full-time fire officer on a municipal, county, state, Department of Defense, or industrial fire department.
- Must possess a valid Basic Life Support CPR/AED card from American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
- Must possess a valid/current EMT-B license and be eligible for licensing as an EMT-B in the State where fire services will be performed.
- Must possess a current Hazardous Materials First Responder at the Operations Level certificate in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(q). Hazmat Technician certification is preferred.
- NIMS 300 certification is preferred.
Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey, in addition to any mandatory licensing requirements
Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing)
- Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for the position
- Must be able to meet and continue to meet certification requirements for Basic Life Support CPR/AED and First Aid from American Heart Association or the American Red Cross
- Strong computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, etc.
- Ability to assume incident command of an incident until relieved by proper authority
- Ability to plan and assign work, give instructions, maintain discipline, and make decisions relating to the supervision of the station, engine companies, lieutenants and firefighters engaged in fighting , structural, or other fires, flood control, hazardous materials incidents, emergency responses, technical rescue, and other emergency activities
- Ability to drive and operate fire apparatus, power tools, and heavy equipment during emergency incidents and non-emergency project work
- Ability to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and clients
- Ability to write routine correspondence, including logs, data collection, and reports
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form
- Ability to be an effective team member
- Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with unusual circumstances
- Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to provide high quality customer service
- Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures
- Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
WORKING CONDITIONS (Physical/Mental Demands)
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:
- Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations.
- May be exposed to stressful situations, such as challenging individuals who are in or approaching an unauthorized area.
- May be required to work overtime without advance notice.
- Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for up to 12 hours per day and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain.
- Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
- Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 125 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 200 pounds with assistance.
- Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- May be required to use a vehicle in the performance of duties. Vehicles are to include but not limited to cars, trucks, fire apparatus, electric carts, and bicycles.
- On occasion may be required to perform stressful physical activity in unfavorable environments and for extended amounts of time.
- Depending upon assignment may be exposed to inclement weather or be required to work in environments or under conditions that require the use of protective gear and devices such as self-contained breathing apparatus and/or awareness of personal safety and safety of others.
- May be exposed to or required to handle sensitive and confidential information.
- Will be required to work 12-hour shifts, which include nights, weekends and holidays.
- May be required to participate on Hazardous Materials Teams (HAZMAT) and/or other specialized teams/programs
- May be required to perform (with or without reasonable accommodations) strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, extreme heat, cold, or smoke.
- Will be required to participate in a mandatory physical fitness program and be tested on an annual basis to ensure employee will remain physically fit to perform the job as a firefighter