Firefighter: Roseville Minnesota Deadline: September 4, 2017


Deadline: September 4, 2017

Salary: $20.15 – $25.17 Hourly

Job Description:

This position protects life and property by performing fire prevention, fire suppression, inspections, public education, hazardous materials incident mitigation, and rescue and emergency medical services.  The Firefighter maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities, participates in training; and performs intermediate troubleshooting and analysis, makes recommendations, and keeps records as required.  This position drives the standards of safety, cleanliness, and high quality of Fire services. Roseville firefighters work 24 hour shifts, 2912 hours per year.

Scope of Responsibility:

The Firefighter works independently under the general supervision of the Battalion Chief to ensure the overall goals and objectives of the Fire Department are met; and provides limited supervision, training, and direction to the paid-on-call (POC) Firefighters to provide fire suppression and prevention, rescue, and medical services.  This position makes decisions that are non-routine but within established precedence of choices; troubleshooting is intermediate; and financial impacts are isolated and managed.  The Firefighter provides daily analytical and tactical support for the City’s Fire Department operations and is responsible for a wide range of duties that need to be performed completely with attention to detail and in a timely fashion.

This position frequently interacts with the public to provide basic information and uses good judgment, remains calm in stressful situations and exercises tact, courtesy, professionalism, and the appropriate degree of confidentiality and discretion while developing and maintaining good working relationships with fellow employees, vendors, contractors and the public. Relationships built by the Firefighter affect the overall public reputation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Operations:

  • Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose and performing fire suppression, containment, ventilation and extinguishing tasks.
  • Performs medical aid and rescue activities including administering first aid, operating EMS equipment such as monitor/defibrillator, portable suction units, etc., performing extrication and providing other assistance as required.
  • Performs salvage operations including removing excess water, shoveling out debris, patching windows and holes, placing tarps and performing other cleanup tasks as directed.
  • Inspects and maintains fire apparatus, equipment, station, and grounds, as directed, following departmental procedures.
  • Attends regular and assigned training, drills and meetings to maintain and upgrade skills including drills, demonstrations, and technique trainings.
  • Responds to emergency call backs as required.
  • Serves on standby crew and/or duty crew as assigned.

2. Community Outreach & Education:

  • Performs fire prevention activities including public safety education, fire code and life safety code inspections, and pre-planning of buildings and businesses within the City.
  • Serves as a representative of the City, performing duties in a courteous and professional manner that conveys a positive image of city government and that fosters cooperation and support with peers, superiors, citizens and other agencies.

3. Supervision & Leadership:

  • Mentors and provides limited training and direction to less experienced firefighting personnel.  May take a limited leadership role during calls for service, as assigned by a supervisor.
  • Keeps senior Officers advised of emergency call response and fire suppression developments.
  • Performs the duties of instructor for both fire and EMS training.

4. Administrative & Recordkeeping:

  • Administers or participates in projects and administrative duties assigned. Makes suggestions and participates in Fire Department training, operations, and initiatives as assigned.
  • Completes proper check lists, maintains up-to-date records and reports damaged or improperly functioning equipment.
  • Meets departmental operating standards and procedures.

Performs other related duties and assumes responsibility as apparent or assigned.
Skills & Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and to complete projects and daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Possess knowledge of work hazards and safety regulations and precautions related to fire operations. Performs work utilizing best practices.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership while also maintaining a working relationship with fellow employees, contractors, and the public.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers including the internet, Microsoft Office suite of programs, and other computer based maintenance and tracking software.
  • Conforms to the policies and procedures of the City, the Department, and applicable sections of city code and state and federal statutes.
  • Must be capable of working independently and to coordinate projects, deadlines, and work well with diverse groups.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks including ability to plan, prioritize, delegate and direct duties of less experienced POC Firefighters.
  • Has excellent organizational, technology, and customer service skills. Is able to juggle multiple and changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including highly developed interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to speak in public as needed.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships internally and externally.
  • Ability and desire to project a professional and positive image through knowledge of job, attitude, and accurate and timely completion of work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, and others, and work with the public in a positive manner.
  • Maintains continuous contact with the public and community utilizing tact, courtesy, confidentiality, and good judgment. Exercises strong discretion and independent judgment.
  • Considerable knowledge of public relations and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Fire techniques, and building and fire codes.
  • Proficiency in preparing functional presentations using various methods and media.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum job requirements are two years of formal training beyond high school and at least 2 years of related experience preferably for a municipality, or equivalent.  Key characteristics are knowledge of government and fire/rescue services, leadership, problem solving and interpersonal relationship skills.  Must successfully pass City administered initial and periodic tests, which may include: physical agility test, physical examination, stress test, drug screen, pulmonary function test, and psychological evaluation.  Must possess minimum certification equal to the State of Minnesota’s equivalent for:

  1. Firefighter I
  2. Firefighter II
  3. Hazardous Materials Operations
  4. Emergency Medical Technician

Must successfully meet and maintain all requirements for state licensing and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license and be insurable.  An Associate’s Degree in Public Safety or Related Field and/or a licensed paramedic is desirable. Is able to regularly respond to emergency calls within established departmental time periods.
Physical Demands & Work Conditions

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places or confined spaces, and is occasionally exposed to blood borne pathogens, wet and or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.  Exposure to multiple disagreeable elements of at least three or more of which are intense occurs up to 15% of the time, and moving or lifting over 60lbs. may occur up to 15% of the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMT activities when noise levels may be loud.

The Firefighter may be required to:  spend excessive time outside exposed to the elements; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing firefighting duties; perform physically demanding work in hot (up to 400 degree Fahrenheit), humid (up to 100 %) atmospheres while wearing equipment that significantly impairs body-cooling mechanisms; experience frequent transition from hot to cold and from humid to dry atmospheres; work in wet, icy, muddy areas, and uneven terrain; perform a variety of tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on roof tops or from ladders; work in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries is possible; face exposure to face exposure to smoke, noise and/or vibration exceeding 80 decibels (constant or intermittent) which may cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss,  carcinogenic dusts such as asbestos, toxic substances such as hydrogen cyanide, corrosives, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents either through inhalation or skin contact; face exposure to infectious biological agents such as hepatitis B or HIV; wear personal protective equipment that weighs approximately 50 pounds while performing firefighting tasks; perform physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment with  resistance to exhalation and a flow rate specified by current SCBA manufacture; perform complex tasks during life-threatening emergencies; work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration; make decisions that could have life or death consequences for employees and civilians under difficult and stressful conditions with limited information during emergency conditions; be exposed to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims; make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods; operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces; use manual and power tools in the performance of duties; rely on senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life-threatening environment through-out the duration of operation; encounter smoke filled environments, and a variety of physical hazards, damaged structures, moving mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, radiant energy, and possible exposure to explosives; meet the physical requirements outlined in NFPA 1582 (Medical requirements for fire fighters); and perform the tasks outlined in NFPA 1001 (Fire fighter professional qualifications).

The Firefighter is responsible for diverse matters involving fire, hazardous materials and other emergencies, many of which have stressful deadlines and require significant attention to detail.  Up to 45% of the time, work is performed at a high level of detail or pressure of deadlines.

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

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