Firefighter – Lateral: Modesto California Deadline: September 6, 2016

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Firefighter – Lateral

Deadline: September 6, 2016

Salary: $64,671.60 – $78,608.88 Annually

Job Description:

AT THIS TIME, THE CITY OF MODESTO IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR LATERALFIREFIGHTERS.  TO QUALIFY AS A LATERAL, APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS ONE (1) YEAR OF PAID EXPERIENCE WITH AN AGENCY WORKING IN A POSITION EQUIVALENT TO FIREFIGHTER WITH CITY OF MODESTO.

IF YOU RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO APPLY VIA FCTC BUT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE “FIREFIGHTER (LATERAL),” PLEASE APPLY HERE.  IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS BUT RECEIVED AN INVITATION TO APPLY VIA FCTC, APPLY FOR THE “FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE (FCTC)” OPENING. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY TO BOTH POSITIONS.

About the PositionFirefighters are responsible to respond to fire alarms, medical emergency and other calls to protect life and property; and to participate in fire prevention, training and station and equipment maintenance activities.Application Process

Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill out the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of their application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application form with the words “SEE RESUME.” The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations.

Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Schedule
Applications Accepted: August 26 - September 6, 2016
Oral Board Interviews: September 27, 2016
Selection Interviews: Week of October 10, 2016Human Resources reserves the right to change the testing process to best meet the needs of the City. ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL FUNCTION STATEMENTS:

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Respond to fire alarms with assigned company; lay and connect hose; maintain pumping apparatus; hold nozzles and direct water streams; raise and climb ladders.
Operate all types of portable fire extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke
ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, aerial ladder equipment, emergency medical equipment and other rescue equipment.
Provide basic life support while responding to emergency medical incidents, analyzing and initiating patient care until relieved by proper medical personnel.
Administer first aid; assist paramedics at medical emergencies; apply techniques for the control of bleeding; utilize immobilization techniques to stabilize patient.
Respond to hazardous materials incidents.
Participate in fire inspection activities and other fire prevention and public education activities as assigned; ensure that businesses are operating in compliance with the fire code; maintain appropriate records and files.
Monitor appropriate air traffic control frequencies and visually monitor the airfield during times that the FAA tower is closed but commercial flights are scheduled to either arrive or depart.
Inspect aircraft ramp and refueling operations at the airport.
Perform the airfield and runway inspections on weekends and holidays, as required.
Participate in the Fire Prevention Program providing various public relations services, including facility tours, High School Career Day, Neighborhood Watch programs and public education seminars.
Participate in fire drills; serve as drill instructor as assigned; attend training sessions, which include fire fighting techniques, emergency medical care, and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
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 safety hazards.
Issue bicycle licenses.
Marginal Functions:
Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

In addition to the qualifications for Firefighter Trainee:
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.
Advanced first aid, CPR and other medical assistance techniques.
Ability to:
Analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action.
Maintain and test fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrants.
Operate and maintain voice radio equipment.
Safely remove victims from buildings and automobiles.
Shall pass all required oral, manipulative and written exams for Firefighter.
Experience and Training Guidelines
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 
Experience:
Successful completion of the City of Modesto Firefighter Program.
Training:
Graduation from high school or possession of a G.E.D. Certificate at the high school equivalency level.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card.
Possession of a current State of California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
card is required at time of application.  A course completion certificate is NOT adequate.
Possession of a California State Fire Marshal’s Office Firefighter I certificate OR graduation from a California State Fire Marshal’s accredited Firefighter I academy OR completion of 15 semester units of college coursework in Fire Science “major” courses.
Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driver’s License.
Additional Requirement:
Must be a minimum of age 20 by final filing date of recruitment and 21 years of age by hire date.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Mobility: pulling and,pushing objects, sitting, standing, walking on uneven or slippery surfaces, kneeling, bending, twisting, turning, stooping, squatting, stooping, climbing and working from ladders. Lifting: Ability to perform tasks requiring strength and stamina, such as heavy lifting and moving equipment and objects weighing over 100 pounds; Vision:constant use of overall vision; frequent reading of gauges, documents and street maps, color and depth vision; Dexterity: frequent grasping, holding and reaching, manual dexterity to use tools, assemble fittings;and perform hose and ladder placement evolutions; Hearing/Talking: verbal communication including projecting a voice that can be heard in a noisy environment, hearing and distinguishing various sounds, such as alarms, voices of coworkers and warning horns or sirens in both quiet and noisy environments; Emotional/Psychological: frequent concentration and decision making, frequent public and coworker contact, ability to maintain high level cognitive, interpretive and judgment skills; Environmental:Must be willing to work in adverse conditions and life threatening emergencies; subject to odors, dust, pollen, chemicals, skin irritants, fumes and solvents.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in both insdie and outside in seasonal climate and weather conditions wearing protective clothing.  Positions require 24 hour shift assignments and overtime work, as required.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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