Lieutenant – Lateral
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Starting Salary: $55,111 to $60,221
Responsible for overseeing activities of the fire station and personnel on an assigned shift. Lieutenants also perform specialized administrative duties in support of Department Divisions, including Training, Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Support Services, and Fire Prevention.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Including, but not limited to:
- Assumes command of all firefighting, rescue and public service operations of the
company unless relieved by a senior officer.
- Effectively directs, coordinates, and completes assigned projects, activities, and
specialized administrative duties related to an assigned division – Training, Operations,
Support Services, or Fire Prevention.
- Responsible for proper maintenance and care of all Fire Department equipment,
buildings, and grounds.
- May supervise personnel, which includes overseeing work, monitoring training and
maintaining personnel records.
- Inspects conditions and practices of the Fire service to assure standards are met and takes
corrective actions as necessary – includes conditions of stations and grounds, and the
fitness of firefighters.
- Responds to reported emergencies such as fires, accidents, emergency medical incidents,
and incidents involving hazardous conditions. Performs emergency scene operations including size-ups, resource requests and assignments, fire confinement and extinguishment, salvage, and overhaul.
- Acts in the capacity of an Incident Safety Officer (ISO) when required.
- Provides emergency medical service and pre-hospital care within the scope and practice
of the employee’s current licensure.
- Must maintain the job performance requirements defined in NFPA 1001, 1002, 1021, and
- Must maintain certification as an Emergency Services Instructor I or equivalent.
- Other duties as assigned
- Five years of experience in the Fire Service or Emergency Medical Service field in an expanding leadership role, with a minimum of three years serving in the same department.
- High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates Degree in a related field preferred.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Maintain Firefighter II, Driver/Operator – Pumper and Aerial, Emergency Services
Instructor I, and Paramedic license during employment (or equivalent).
- Certified as a Fire Officer I (or equivalent) within 12 months of appointment.
- Certified Fire Inspector I within 18 months of appointment.
- Additional certifications specific to assigned responsibilities may be required.
The starting salary is $55,111 to $60,221 depending on qualifications and experience. All positions are eligible for a merit-based raise annually. The average increase for the past several years has been 2% to 4%, depending upon the employee’s performance score. The Village offers a competitive insurance package (health and dental) and participates in the retirement program through the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).
A lateral transfer benefit may be available for candidates with at least 3-years of full-time experience in a similar position within the past 24-months before hire. A similar leadership role may include a long term acting officer position. The lateral transfer benefit affords a higher starting wage and up to 144 hours of vacation time during the first year of employment. After that, the new hire will be using the Village of Sussex’s vacation accrual schedule based on years of full-time, relevant work experience.
Applicants must submit applications and qualification documentation electronically. No paper copies will be accepted. Applicants will be subject to a pre-employment physical, drug test, psychological screening, and a criminal background check. All applicants must provide copies of the required certifications and documents when submitting their electronic applications.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to operate a computer and basic software (word, excel, power point, access) along with other basic office equipment. Should be a member of the professional organization(s) and shall attend continuing education courses relative to the position. Must be able to use Fire Department vehicles and equipment, radios, key and box system. Must maintain considerable knowledge of procedures of modern fire suppression, prevention, investigation, and emergency medical services methods. Must have strong written and verbal communications skills. Must be able to give presentations and lead training courses. Must demonstrate adherence to the mission, vision, and values of the Village of Sussex and the Sussex Fire Department. Must be able to understand and utilize codes, regulations, instruction manuals, and maps in performing job functions. Must be knowledgeable of Wisconsin Fire Service and Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS). Must be able to calculate basic mathematical calculations without a calculator. Must be able to work in a team environment.
Physical Demands of the Position
65% of the time is spent standing, walking, running, talking, hearing, carrying and low handling. 15% of the time is spent sitting, talking on the phone, and typing.
10% of the time is spent kneeling, crouching, bending, climbing, and twisting.
10% of the time is spent with heavy lifting, carrying, twisting, bending, and crouching
50% of the time is spent outside, regularly in extreme elements (heat, cold, etc.) and exposed to loud noises
35% of the time is spent inside in an office setting
15% of the time is spent in confined spaces and/or exposed to hazards, which includes mechanical, electrical, chemical, burns, explosive, radiation, heights, atmospheric conditions, and fast-moving vehicles
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.