Deadline: January 18, 2016
Salary: $1,158.29 – $1,911.17 Biweekly
This is an entry level position.Â This is an apprentice level class within the firefighting series.Â Employees within this class engage directly in all aspects of firefighting, fire prevention, hazardous materials handling functions, the operation and maintenance of fire and rescue apparatus and equipment.Â Employees in this class work under the immediate supervision of a Fire Lieutenant or Regular Status Firefighter, however, considerable independent judgment and initiative is exercised in carrying out the daily operations.Â Illustrative Tasks:
1. Responds to fire alarms and other emergencies and forwards information to the proper authorities.
2. Performs basic firefighting operations such as hose connecting, rescue service, and other operations to combat fires.
3. Performs general fire station household duties including hose and apparatus cleaning, drying, and minor maintenance and repair work.
4. Participates in practice drills in classroom and field training programs to maintain the knowledge, skills and abilities required to meet the National Fire Protection Association standards as outlined in NFPA 1001.
5. Studies hydrant, fire alarm, street and business district maps.
6. On occasion may have to assume full command of an emergency incident responsibility in directing fire scene operations.
7. Participates in public education programs.
8. Abides by all departmental rules and regulations.
9. Full time presence on the job
10. Performs other related duties as assigned
Â Minimum Qualifications:
1. Graduation from a standard high school or possession of an acceptable equivalent.
2. Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s license with driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy and insurance program.
3. Must meet the requirements for career Firefighter under the laws of Florida Statutes within one year from the date of employment.
4. Florida Hazardous Material Technician certification required within two years from the date of employment.
5. Florida emergency medical technician or paramedic certification preferred.
6. Ability to use special types of equipment
7. Must be able to comprehend, speak and read the English language
8. Must have and maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with the public
9. A comparable amount of training and/or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications except for the required certification
Licenses and/or Certifications
1Â Must meet the requirements for career Firefighter under the laws of Florida Statutes within one year from the date of employment.
2 Florida Hazardous Material Technician certification required within two years from the date of employment
Â Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
1. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the Bay County Fire Department.
2. Knowledge of CPR and First Aid procedures.
3. Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and uses of modern firefighting apparatus and equipment including aerial and pumping apparatus.
4. Ability to participate in all phases of firefighting operations
5. Ability to show proficiency in all phases of operations as outlined in NFPA 1001.
6. Ability to work irregular hours including weekends, holidays and extended hours during emergency, disaster or other situations influenced by workload or staffing difficulties.
7. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
8. Ability to fill out reports and keep accurate records of daily activities.
9. Ability to plan and conduct routine work assignments and carry out orders.
10.Â Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities including successful completion of yearly medical evaluation.
11. Must have good interpersonal and communication skills to get along with co-workers and deal with public.
Work is primarily performed outdoors and may requires some exposure to environmental changes (e.g., outdoor weather and/or field conditions, warehouses, garages, etc.) or irate customers, extreme noise, odors, heights and/or dust.
This position requires some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, heavy equipment, etc.).Â This position may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and may include completing and successfully passing medical evaluations or clearances.
Essential Physical Activities:
Stooping, sitting, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pulling, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception.Â Frequent lifting of 10 to 25 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.