Under direct supervision of the Fire Chief, Firefighters are responsible for implementing fire prevention, suppression, and preventing or minimizing the loss of life and property by fire and other emergency situations.
Supervisor: Fire Chief
Closing Date: August 21, 2020
Essential Functions of the Job:
Firefighting equipment including, high-pressure water, hydraulic and air equipment, SCBA, ladders, and various firefighting power equipment and hand tools.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is on-call 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires the employee to work alone, with others, around others and have contact with the public. This position will work inside, outside, in confined spaces, on uneven ground and underground. This position may be exposed to dust, dirt, fumes, gases, chemicals, noise, excessive noise, vibration, infectious diseases, pressurized equipment, explosive material/equipment, burning material/equipment, moving objects, heat, extreme heat, cold, extreme cold, wetness, humidity, and marked changes in temperature or humidity. Activities that will occur continuously, more than 7 hours, are problem-solving, analytical ability, verbal communication, written communication, organizational skills, concentration, working with interruptions and time management. Activities that will occur frequently, 4 to 7 hours, are: interpersonal skills, standing; walking; bending/stooping; squatting; crawling; crouching; pulling; twisting; climbing heights; reaching at, above and below shoulder level with the right shoulder, left shoulder or both shoulders at the same time; using fingers and hands for repetitive, non-repetitive or consistent actions; handling, talking; hearing and seeing with near vision, far vision, depth perception, accommodation, color vision, and field of vision/peripheral vision; smelling; and carrying and lifting up to 50 pounds. Activities that occur occasionally, 1 to 3 hours, are: sitting; kneeling; climbing staircases; sense of touch; use of the right foot, left foot and both feet at the same time for repetitive movements; and carrying and lifting over 75 pounds. Activities that occur infrequently, up to 60 minutes, are: written communication, creativity, fine manipulating. This position will require the ability to drive an automobile, including fire trucks and fire equipment.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.