ADMINISTRATIVE FIRE CAPTAIN
$4,385 monthly typical hiring point DOQ
$5,330 monthly (max.)
Plus excellent benefits (i.e., City-paid Classic CalPERS and Health at Kaiser Family Rate) Apply by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017.
Oral Board Examination scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Located nearly halfway between the metropolitan powerhouses of San Francisco and the state’s capital, Sacramento, Suisun City is hidden gem of the Bay Area. Suisun City is accessible from Interstate 80 via Highway 12 and Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor commuter rail service right to the heart of the City’s historic Waterfront District, making it a prime location for job seekers as well as homeowners. The community is a unique destination for a Bay Area day trip, an overnight getaway or even a place to work, particularly with its reverse commute for inner Bay Area residents. The Waterfront Promenade offers beautiful views and serves as an ideal setting for the myriad of outdoor activities, dining choices and lunch hour strolls.
The City’s volunteer Fire Department is older than the City itself, founded as a volunteer corps in 1861 to replace a U.S. Army fire brigade. Today, it is the largest volunteer urban Fire Department in California staffed 24/7 with volunteer firefighters, engineers and command staff. The only paid staff are the Fire Chief, 3 Administrative Fire Captains and an Administrative Assistant. Dispatch is staffed through the Public Safety Dispatch Center attached to the Police Department. Ambulance services are handled through a county-wide contract. The Department runs fire, emergency and medical calls, as well as attaching units to wildland strike teams, when possible.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, inspiring and energetic leader with a successful track record in all aspects of fire or emergency operations, team development and problem-solving. This position currently works 12-hour shifts, four days per week.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Responds to alarms involving fire, medical aid, hazardous substances, and rescue work; assumes incident command as required and conducts assessment tactics, strategy development, and implementation; supervises, directs, and participates in firefighting duties, equipment and apparatus operations, search and rescue services, rendering first aid and basic life support, and controls hazardous materials spills and releases. Ensures all assigned activities are carried out effectively, efficiently, safely, and according to ICS guidelines, department guidelines, and policies.
- Trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; identifies the fire training needs of department and company personnel; provides or coordinates staff training and drills in firefighting methods, techniques, and related subjects; works with employees to correct deficiencies; enforces departmental policies and procedures and recommend disciplinary action, as necessary.
- Supervises and participates in fire investigating, public education, and public relations activities. Serves as liaison for the Fire Department with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies.
- Completes and prepares a variety of forms, reports, and recommendations; prepares emergency scene reports; prepares accident, injury, and exposure reports; reviews reports submitted by subordinate staff.
- Plans, supervises, reviews, and participates in the maintenance, repair, and testing of department apparatus and equipment, including radios, pagers, self-contained breathing apparatus, hoses, ladders, and fire pumps; evaluates,
maintains, and replaces personal protective equipment; maintains medical aid equipment and supplies following accepted industry standards. Directs and participates in fire station buildings and grounds maintenance, and cleaning of quarters, equipment, and apparatus.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the
required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college-level course work in fire science, business administration or related courses, and successful completion of a state-certified fire academy and other required certification courses. An Associate’s Degree is highly desirable.
Four years of responsible fire suppression, emergency medical response, and fire prevention experience. Increasing responsibility in leadership and training roles is highly desirable.
License or Certificate:
- Possession of valid EMT-1 and CPR certifications. CPR Instructor is desirable.
- Scope of knowledge and experience outlined in the job description for Fire Station Officer is expected.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions outlined in the job description for Fire Station Officer are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
New employees must successfully complete a medical evaluation consistent with the NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, in addition to a background investigation.
The benefit package includes: Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) of 2% @ 55 (Safety) for Classic Employees (fully paid by City, including EPMC), or 2% @ 57 for new employees (employees pay 9.5%) subject to the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013; individual selection of medical, vision and dental insurance options up to a set dollar amount; and employee life insurance. The City pays for medical coverage up to current Kaiser Permanente Family rate. Employees covered by another insurance plan may be eligible for a cash payment up to $473 per month in lieu of enrolling in the City’s health plans. The City has an IRS Section 125 benefits plan for dependent care and healthcare reimbursement accounts. City-paid Employee Assistance Program. Annual uniform allowance of $700. City-paid life insurance. Suisun City does not participate in the Social Security System. In accordance with federal law, the City is required to withhold for Medicare.
Leave benefits include: Employees currently receive 80 hours paid vacation per year for the first five years of service, 120 hours after 5 years, 144 hours after 10 years, 160 hours after 15 years, and 184 hours after 19 years; as well as 96 hours of sick leave, 80 hours executive leave, and 13 paid holidays per year.
This is an exempt management position represented by Suisun City Management & Professional Employees Association.
The City of Suisun City utilizes CalOpps.org to accept and process employment applications. To access the online application, go to www.Suisun.com/careers and select the appropriate link. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the City’s official application form, but should accompany the application. All applications and resumes are reviewed to select those applicants whose qualifications appear to most closely match the requirements of the position. A limited number of qualified applicants may be invited to participate in the subsequent phase(s) of the recruitment process, which may include one or more of the following: written examination, performance examination, assessment exercises, oral interviews, and complete background checks. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.
COMPLIANCE WITH AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): With prior notice to the Personnel Department regarding testing or job performance modifications, the City will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Disabled individuals requiring accommodation during the application/hiring process should notify the personnel office.
IMMIGRATION REFORM & CONTROL ACT: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all potential employees will be required to provide proof of United States Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license with a Firefighter Endorsement.
- Possession of Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications issued by the State of California.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain Fire Officer Certification is desirable.