[X] PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT [X] EMPLOYEES ONLY
ANNOUNCEMENT DATES: October 4 - October 19, 2021
POSITION TITLE: Firefighter
# OF POSITIONS: 2 GRADE: 15
SALARY RANGE: $42,939.00 ($18.35 Hr.)
*Based on 90 hours per pay period
SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT: Chief Christopher Stoner/Fire Chief
TYPE OF POSITION: [X] CERTIFIED [ ] TEMPORARY [ ] PART-TIME
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to undergo the necessary class room and on-the-job training in fire prevention, fire suppression, public fire education, emergency medical care and equipment maintenance.
High school diploma or GED. State firefighter certification within 12 months of hire. Must possess a valid Georgia Class “C” Driver’s License and obtain a Class “F” or higher Georgia Driver’s License within 3 months of hire. Must pass an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) class offered by the department within 18 months of hire. Must successfully obtain NPQ FF1, NPQ Hazardous Materials Operations, and Georgia Vehicle Extrication certifications within 12 months of hire. Must participate in assessment lab consisting of physical agility test, written exam and oral interview prior to hire.
Attached is a copy of the job description. Please review thoroughly. Applications are available online at houstoncountyga.org, the County Annex Building, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins and at the Houston County Public Works Department, 2018 Kings Chapel Road, Perry. Completed applications must be received prior to the end of the announcement dates in order to be considered. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Personnel Department in Warner Robins or call 478-542-2005. As a last step prior to being employed, all applicants will be required to pass a drug test and a criminal background check. The drug test and background check will be administered by a physician/agency selected by the Board of Commissioners.
HOUSTON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.
Other duties may be required and assigned.
Responds with crew on emergency, accident, fire, and EMS calls.
Performs fire control/suppression duties; administers first aid and basic life support to patients.
Conducts salvage and overhaul of premises after fire is extinguished.
Conducts business and hydrant inspections.
Attends training sessions to learn proper methods, procedures, and techniques used in fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials identification, public fire safety education, and emergency medical care.
Studies and participates in equipment use training.
Maintains apparatus and fire station and all equipment assigned to that station.
Fill out and maintain reports and records pertaining to hydrants, hoses, equipment, and all calls responded to by his/her assigned station.
Participates in fire drills, public education programs, and fire prevention inspections.
Must adhere to all rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures as set forth by the Houston County Board of Commissioners and Houston County Fire Department.
Conduct any other duties as assigned by the Chief, Assistant Chief, or Shift Commanders of the department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and regulations for planning and responding to civil and natural emergencies, including hazardous material disasters; knowledge of community organization and available resources; knowledge of rescue operations, techniques, equipment and training; knowledge of the philosophies, principles and practices of fire services management and suppression; knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the fire control, fire prevention, and firefighter training; knowledge of fire department policies, procedures, rules, regulations and functions; knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, techniques and equipment associated with firefighting, emergency rescue, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, and fire prevention; knowledge of the principles and practices of management, supervision and training; knowledge of law enforcement and emergency radio communication systems, and of radio codes used in public safety work; knowledge of the county's provisions for emergency situations; knowledge of first aid and CPR techniques; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety techniques; knowledge of the operation, use and maintenance of specialized firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical equipment; knowledge of the road system and geographical layout of the area; knowledge of instructional techniques; knowledge of basic budget preparation; knowledge of basic mathematics; knowledge of report preparation and record keeping methods, including maintenance of training records; knowledge of standard office practices and procedures; knowledge of standard office equipment; and knowledge of basic computer applications and techniques.
Skill in coordinating/performing firefighting and emergency rescue operations; skill in teaching and training; skill in operating standard and specialized firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical equipment, tools, and supplies; skill in driving; and skill in utilizing various computer software programs relevant to the position.
Ability to plan, organize and direct emergency response activities and fire station activities; ability to interpret and explain departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations; interpret various laws, ordinances, and codes regulating emergency preparation/response and fire prevention/suppression; ability to administer emergency medical care; ability to analyze the effectiveness of a firefighting organization and institute improvements; ability to effectively supervise the work of subordinates; ability to maintain discipline; ability to effectively teach classes and instruct personnel in area of assignment; ability to conduct thorough fact-finding inspections and investigations; ability to ascertain facts by personal contact, observation, and examination of records; ability to analyze situations and to adopt effective and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances; ability to react quickly and effectively under emergency conditions; ability to carry out work assignments with minimal supervision; ability to gather and compile data for reports; ability to write clear and concise reports; ability to maintain accurate training records; ability to understand and follow detailed written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to speak effectively in public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies, and the general public; ability to perform required mathematical calculations; ability to utilize various computer software programs relevant to the position; ability to operate standard office equipment; ability to operate radio communications equipment; ability to operate and maintain standard and specialized firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical equipment, tools, and supplies; ability to exercise care in proper driving of departmental vehicles; ability to stoop, kneel, climb, run, or otherwise physically maneuver in conducting work activities; and ability to safely lift and/or carry weights in excess of 100 pounds.
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to operate a variety of departmental equipment which includes pumper, hand/power tools, ladders, hoses, breathing apparatus, protective clothing, emergency medical supplies, computer, rescue tools, etc. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of moderate to vigorous/heavy work.
DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things including standard operating procedures, maps, safety bulletins, logbooks, fuel reports, employee manual, IFSTA/EMT manuals, etc.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange medical, emergency, and safety information. Includes communicating with supervisors, co-worker, law enforcement personnel, and the general public.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of informational and technical documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to write reports and essays with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice such as in public speaking situations.
INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex life-saving, fire prevention/suppression, and emergency medical principles and techniques; to make independent judgements in absence of management; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.
NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract; multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; determine time and weight; and interpret statistical data.
FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with standard measuring devices.
MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using equipment and tools.
MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
COLOR DIFFERENTIATION: May require the ability to discern color.
INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. The worker needs to relate to people in situations involving more than giving or receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency.
PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: May require the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear).