Firefighter Trainee: Maui County Hawaii Deadline: June 13, 2017

Firefighter Trainee

Deadline: June 13, 2017

Salary: $4,402.00 Monthly

Job Description:

Serves in a trainee capacity, receiving on-and-off-the-job training to learn the theories, techniques and methods used in firefighting, land and sea rescue operations; and other emergency activities; performs firefighting tasks under immediate supervision; and performs other duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This class represents the entry level class in the Firefighting series. It involves training in the basic principles, practices, methods and techniques of firefighting and land and sea search and rescue work. Work assignments are made concurrently with orientation and training, and continued guidance and instructions are provided during such assignments. Supervision and control become more general as competence is gained and exhibited.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties. The omission of specific duty statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

Attends training sessions and participates in informal discussions, on-the-job training, practice drills and demonstrations concerning firefighting, land and sea search and rescue and first aid procedures and techniques; studies firefighting manuals, departmental policies, procedures, fire codes, rules and regulations; participates in tours of fire districts to study and become familiar with the location of streets, buildings, hydrants, static water supplies, standpipe connections, sprinkler connections and fire escapes; assists in the performance of a variety of firefighting and land and sea search and rescue work; performs salvage and clean-up work when fire is under control such as removing debris, loose beams, floorings, excess water and furnishings from the buildings; reloads hoses, ladders, and other firefighting and rescue tools and devices for return to station; washes, polishes, and services firefighting apparatus and equipment; washes, tests and dries hose; performs housekeeping and maintenance tasks in maintaining station building, grounds and equipment.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:

A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school.

License Requirement:

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license (Equivalent to State of Hawaii Type 3).

Prior to completion of probation, possession of a current State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Medical Examiner’s certificate, a current First Responder or First Responder Refresher certificate, a current Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety Ocean Rescue Training Certificate or equivalent accredited certifications and a current American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate shall be required. (These certificates must be maintained on a current basis thereafter.)

Ability to: understand and follow oral and written instructions; learn and apply firefighting, lifesaving, and fire prevention methods and techniques; learn hydraulics and the use and maintenance of various firefighting equipment; act quickly and effectively under adverse fire and/or emergency conditions; withstand the hardships and hazards connected with firefighting; swim and learn water rescue techniques; read and understand technically written material, rules and regulations pertaining to firefighting; work effectively with others.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper by the County of Maui for performance of the duties.

Physical Effort Grouping: Special – Fire Rescue assignments only

Special Working Conditions: irregular hours, shift and weekend work, and exposure to
hazardous and obnoxious conditions as required.

Supplemental Information

Written Examination: 100%
The written examination will be administered within the County of Maui only (on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai) on Saturday, July 29, 2017. All qualified applicants will receive notice (via email or mail – dependent on their chosen notification method on their NeoGov profile) to self-schedule online for location and time to report to the examination.

Physical Agility Test: Qualifying (Pass/Fail)
The Department of Fire and Public Safety will administer a physical agility test to those individuals who pass the written examination and are certified to the Department. The physical agility test will be held on the island of Maui only and may be administered throughout the life of the list, as necessary.

Must be able to meet the health and physical condition standards of the position. (A mile run, ladder climb, stair climb, field event, a 100-meter swim and diving event will be included in the physical agility test.)

Vision: Qualifying (Pass/Fail)
Individuals selected for a position with the department will be required to verify that they meet the minimum vision requirements of the Department.

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

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