***FILL OUT ATTACHED FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION***
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Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2020
JOB TITLE: Firefighter
DEPARTMENT: Fire Department
REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY: Fire Chief or designated representative
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION: N/A
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt
I. JOB SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to preserve the lives and property of the citizens and businesses of the City of Windcrest and the surrounding communities Windcrest provides services to through mutual aid agreements by providing fire and medical services. This is accomplished by utilizing skills in firefighting and medical activities, responding to fire, emergency and medical calls, completing fire suppression activities, providing patient care, operating fire and medical equipment and apparatus, maintaining firefighting and EMS certifications and attending training sessions.
Other duties may include performing preventative maintenance on fire and medical equipment and apparatus, assisting with fire station maintenance, completing medical and fire documentation, educating the community on fire safety and first aid procedures and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees. This position fills in as Driver/Operator/Engineer when assigned.
This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
Provides emergency medical services by responding to emergency calls, assessing the medical needs of patients, determining best immediate treatment, administering advanced and basic life support, utilizing advanced and basic medical skills, operating life-saving equipment, driving apparatus to emergency scenes, completing medical reports, stocking medical supplies and documenting all services provided.
Protects lives and property by responding to fire and emergency calls, performing radio communications, completing fire suppression activities for residential and commercial structures, vehicles, rubbish and grass areas, operating apparatus, removing hazards from emergency scenes, rescuing persons from fire and emergency scenes, utilizing fire extinguishing equipment to suppress fires and documenting actions when appropriate.
Maintains fire-fighting, EMS equipment and fire station property by performing preventative maintenance on equipment and machinery as assigned, ensuring apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts as assigned, assisting with fire station cleaning activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate.
Maintains assigned medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, firefighting, driving and computer skills and completing appropriate paperwork for training received.
Educates the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquiries and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies, illustrating proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures and assisting with public tours of the fire station when necessary.
II. JOB REQUIREMENTS:
A. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The successful candidate must have a high school diploma or a GED. Must have working knowledge of fire and emergency apparatus equipment in order to accomplish routine maintenance and repair.
B. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must hold a minimum Texas Class B Exempt driver?s license. Must be a minimum EMT-Basic with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
ICS 100 ? Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 200 ? Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-700 ? Introduction to the National Incident Management System, and ICS-800 National Response Framework, An Introduction required at time of appointment.
Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Basic Structural Firefighter or higher certification required.
C. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
? 3 years of experience as a full-time career firefighter
? Texas Department of State Health Services EMT-Paramedic Certification or Paramedic License
? Texas Commission on Fire Protection Driver/Operator ? Pumper
? Texas Commission on Fire Protection Driver/Operator ? Aerial
? Texas Commission on Fire Protection Officer I (or higher)
? Texas Commission on Fire Protection Fire Service Instructor I (or higher)
? Texas Commission on Fire Protection Intermediate Firefighter (or higher)
? Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Fire Inspector (or higher)
D. CONTINUING EDUCATION:
Employees must ensure state-mandated CE requirements are met to ensure no lapse in state certifications.
When budget allows, firefighters will be sent to department-sponsored training. Successful completion of these courses is expected of all of those in attendance.
? Ability to read and comprehend simple to complex instructions, manuals, correspondence and memos, office communications, policies and procedures.
? Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
? Operation of calculator and computer.
? Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with occasional variables. Ability to discern when other parties need to be involved in validating priorities. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
? Effective verbal communication skill required.
6. SUPERVISORY: N/A
? Ability to maintain record keeping systems.
? Interact with staff and the general public, clear verbal communication required.
9. OTHER JOB SKILLS:
? Must be able to work with and have knowledge of Microsoft programs.
III. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
A. Perform required weekly and daily inspections of all WFD apparatus, and equipment carried on the apparatus.
B. Input maintenance reports into Fire Programs.
C. Perform routine maintenance of apparatus and equipment.
D. Coordinate with the Public Works Department involving repairs that cannot be accomplished by the Station Tech.
E. Coordinate with outside maintenance facilities for repairs being accomplished on WFD apparatus.
F. Coordinate with the Fire Chief budgeting for apparatus repair.
G. Operate large Fire apparatus.
H. Follow orders from the chain of command and complete assignments in a timely manner
IV. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
A. Establish and maintain effective relationships with department personnel, city employees and the public.
B. Keep members of the WFD informed as to the status of apparatus.
A. The following will be reasons for the disqualification of an applicant's background check:
1. Conviction of a felony
2. Drug use within the past one year or history displaying regular drug use
3. Conviction of a crimes of moral turpitude
? These include, but are not limited to:
- Sexual assault of a child
- Lying to a police officer / filing a false report
- Mail fraud
- Tax Evasion
- Purchase of a child
- Indecent exposure
- Failure to stop & render aid
- Aggravated assault by a man on a woman
- Assault by a male on a female
- Bank Fraud
- Public lewdness
- Conspiracy to Commit Offense or Defraud the United States
- Conspiracy to Bribe a Public Official
- Promoting Prostitution
- Sale of Narcotics
- Violation of a Protective Order Shielding a Woman
- Cyber crimes
- Improper use of official Information
- Human trafficking
4. Discharge from the United State Armed Forces other than Honorable
5. Two or more traffic violations convictions within (12) months preceding the date of the written examination
6. Conviction of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or its equivalent within the five (5) years preceding the date of the written examination
7. Two or more convictions of Class B Misdemeanors or higher
8. Conviction of a Class C misdemeanor (excluding traffic) within (24) months preceding the date of the written examination
9. Conviction of a Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, or their equivalent within the five (5) years preceding the date of the written examination
10. Intentional omission or falsification of the application or personal history statement
VI. WORKING CONDITIONS AND JOB DEMANDS:
A. Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals. This position has the possibility of injury and/or death.
PERCENT OF TIME
A B C D E F G H J K M N O Q R S T U
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
A B C D E H I L J P Q R S T U
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - LISTED IN DESCENDING ORDER OF FREQUENCY; IN THE STRENGTH COLUMN, S= SEDENTARY, L= LIGHT, M= MEDIUM, H= HEAVY, VH= VERY HEAVY.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS - SEE CODE LISTED IN PHYSICAL DEMAND COLUMN; A= STANDING, B= SITTING, C= WALKING, D= LIFTING, E= CARRYING, F= PUSHING/PULLING, G= REACHING, H= HANDLING, I= FINE DEXTERITY, J= KNEELING, K= CROUCHING, L=CRAWLING, M= BENDING, N= TWISTING, O= CLIMBING, P= BALANCING, Q= VISION, R= HEARING, S=TALKING, T= FOOT CONTROLS, U= OTHER
Other duties may
Successful completion of a written examination, physical agility test and interview panel will be required.
All completed applications must be received by the Human Resource Department to be considered. All applications and related documents must be turned into the Administration Office to Human Resource @ 8601 Midcrown, 78239.
Preference points will be awarded for Military service and Paramedic certification. Projected built-in overtime accrued on a 48/96 firefighter schedule.
$38,686.56 - Base $7674.48 - Projected Built-in Overtime $46,361.04 - Projected Starting Salary