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Fire Department

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Fire Chief

Executive Management

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Plan, direct and oversee the operations of the Fire Department, including fire prevention/protection, fire suppression, emergency medical response services, emergency preparedness planning, public fire safety education, and related code enforcement, with accountability for results in terms of costs, personnel and methods. Supervise department personnel, directly and through subordinate supervisors, in the performance of their duties. Ensure open communication with public in matters of safety and concern related to departmental activities.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Develop and implement departmental goals and objectives. Plan and develop departmental programs and facilities based on analysis of City growth patterns, existing fire and life risks, workload, staffing levels, and related economic, legislative and judicial influences to provide appropriate and effective fire safety and emergency medical services to the community. Manage and evaluate work of subordinates, including supervisory personnel. Hear grievances and administer disciplinary action. Interview and effectively recommend hiring, disciplinary and termination actions. Ensure provision of adequate training within department.

 

Prepare initial department budget request and necessary justifications for presentation to budget committee. Manage and monitor approved department budget. Review and approve expenditures. Review progress and make necessary modifications.

 

Coordinate departmental working relationships with other emergency safety agencies, City departments, special interest groups and the general public. Make public presentations to interested groups, schools, etc. Maintain communication with media representatives to ensure cooperative effort and accurate reporting of activities.

 

Attend City Council and various other meetings, providing input and receiving direction or other information. Draft and/or recommend resolutions and ordinances, and prepare and present reports for Council action or information. Respond to and provide direction and control at fires and other emergencies and perform fire suppression, hazardous material and natural disaster operations and prevention activities. Ensure compliance with and follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of fire science/EMS/rescue administration, practices and procedures, hazardous materials, fire risk analysis techniques, fire ground command, emergency management operations, personnel supervision and practices, federal, state and local laws affecting areas of responsibility, and safety precautions. Equivalent to a four year university education in fire, public or business administration, or closely related field and ten years of fire and EMS experience with at least three years in a position with full supervisory responsibilities, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Completion of Master's degree program in public administration or related field. Previous experience in an equivalent position.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for over 10, but seldom over 35 FTE, including subordinate supervisory personnel.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general direction of the City Administrator.

 

 

Assistant Fire Chief / Fire Marshal

Mid-Management

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Oversee and perform fire and life safety inspections, public education, code enforcement, and plans review activities, and provide fire and life safety consultation for development activities. Respond to fire and medical emergencies to provide command staff functions. Administer radio and equipment maintenance contracts for City communications equipment. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Review plans and specifications of buildings for new construction/renovations to determine compliance with related fire and life safety requirements. Recommend changes as appropriate. Approve building plans from a fire and life safety standpoint. Schedule and conduct on-site inspections to ensure compliance with fire safety codes and related federal, state and local laws and ordinances for the safeguarding of life and property from the hazards of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling and use of hazardous substances, materials and devices and the use or occupancy of buildings or premises. Review land development plans for compliance issues related to water supply, location of fire hydrants, access roads and street naming.

 

Plan, develop, implement, conduct and evaluate fire prevention programs, including fire company inspections of businesses, public fire safety education, pre-fire planning, and recommending policy and procedures based on changing methods, materials, codes, standards and recognized practices to ensure goals and objectives of department are met. Maintain effective working relationships with other fire service agencies, City departments, special interest groups, media representatives and the general public regarding fire protection, fire and life safety legislation, hazardous materials and other related department operations. Conduct investigations to determine cause, origin and circumstances of fire and unauthorized release of hazardous materials. Prepare and maintain records and reports related to fire prevention activities. Prepare budget requests for equipment, materials and resources necessary to meet fire prevention goals. Respond to emergency incidents; direct and control operational activities; provide technical expertise and advice as needed. Assume duties in the absence of the Fire Chief. Administer radio and communications equipment maintenance contracts for all departments. Ensure compliance to preventive maintenance schedules. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Thorough knowledge of the methods, principles, practices and procedures related to fire prevention and investigation; fire causes, characteristics and behavior; public fire safety education; uniform fire codes and building codes affecting fire safety and prevention; building materials, sprinklers and alarm systems.  Knowledge of firefighting tactics and strategy, fire suppression equipment and systems operations.  Specialized training in fire science, inspection and investigation. Bachelor¡¦s degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration or other closely related field plus eight years experience including at least 5 years management/supervisory experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above mentioned duties.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) Possession of Oregon Fire Code certification, or ability to obtain within one year of employment.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of four-year university program in fire administration or related field.  Structural, Mechanical Plans Examiner Certifications.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is exercised on a program management basis and during emergency operations. Provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.  Assume responsibility for department operations in the absence of the Fire Chief.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Fire Chief.

 

Division Chief / EMS Division

Division Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Plan, direct, manage and evaluate the Fire Training/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division of the department.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Provide technical supervision of all certified emergency medical technicians. Monitor and participates as a special instructor in department training activities; attend conferences, schools, classes and meetings to maintain awareness of new techniques, developments, laws and regulations. Prepare the operating program budget and revenue forecasts of the division and participate in the preparation of the departmental budget. Manage account services billing and revenue collections for the division, including establishing and maintaining user-fee rate structures. Develop, review and monitor performance of division contracts. In coordination with other departmental staff, draft and approve specifications for EMS equipment purchases. Manage all aspects of the FireMed ambulance membership program. Manage vendors and approves marketing and advertising campaigns. Plan, organize, supervise, coordinate and review performance of a departmental division. Assign and review projects and reports, complete personnel performance evaluations.

 

Coordinate division training and development. Recommend personnel actions including hirings, firings, promotions, disciplinary actions, grievances, etc. Serve as member of department management team. Assist with the development of departmental staffing programs. Formulate policy by analyzing local service needs and develop plans to provide adequate community protection. Develop, implement and review department policies and procedures, develop and review city ordinances and rules, ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Provide interdepartmental assistance to other divisions and departments. Prepare, maintain and review records and reports to provide and receive information regarding the staff, property and operations of the division/department; take necessary action based on information received.

 

Represent the department to the public, other city departments and various outside agencies; investigate complaints and take corrective action as necessary. Evaluate proposed and adopted legislation to determine impact and recommend action to be taken by the department, city and lobby groups. Direct the medical standard of care and level of clinical sophistication within the EMS program; evaluate and analyze quality control of pre-hospital medical care; serve as liaison between Physician Medical Director, other first response fire departments, and the department. Respond to fire, medical, hazardous materials, or other incidents and may be assigned to an Incident Command staff function.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Graduation from a four year college with major course work in health services management, business administration, public administration, fire sciences, or related field and ten years of progressively responsible experience in fire suppression and emergency medical services, to include five years in a supervisory or management capacity, and at least two years as a field provider of fire suppression services and pre-hospital Advanced Life Support. Additional related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on a year for year basis, or any combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Thorough knowledge of fire department management, supervision and labor relations; knowledge of user-fee and member supported operations; thorough knowledge of laws governing EMS operations and debt collection; knowledge of marketing and advertising; knowledge of techniques and methods of fire suppression, training, prevention and hazardous materials; ability to prepare accurate, understandable reports, communicate effectively orally and in writing and to interact harmoniously with co-workers, the City Council, other agencies, the media and the public.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license at time of appointment and acceptable driving record. Oregon Health Division certification as an Emergency Medical Technician P is required. Oregon State Fire Standards and Accreditation Board Fire Fighter I certification (or equivalent) within six months of appointment. DPSST Certification (or equivalent) as an instructor or substantial experience preferred.  

 

Desirable Qualifications: Completion of a five-year university program in fire protection service or related field.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises department personnel when engaged in assigned area of responsibility.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the direction of the Fire Chief.

 

 

Division Chief / Operations Division

Division Supervisor

 

INTERIM APPOINTMENT

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Under general supervision of the Fire Chief, the Division Chief - Operations directs daily activities through subordinate officers; responds to second alarm or greater emergencies as needed and participates as a member of the command staff; develops, supervises and/or provides department training and safety programs and related activities, and performs general administrative work. Functions as department Duty Officer in rotation as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervises personnel engaged in fire suppression, medical emergencies, rescue and related activities through subordinate Shift Officers. Gives direction and support to Shift Officers and firefighters. Plans, organizes, and directs personnel in training relating to firefighting tactics and strategy, fire suppression, safety procedures, hazardous materials emergencies, disaster preparedness, equipment operation and testing, and other departmental activities. Serves in rotational capacity as staff duty officer and oversees general operation of department in absence of Fire Chief as assigned.ƒn Assists in the preparation and management of the departmental budget and performs a variety of administrative duties as assigned. Coordinates the shift staffing and rotation schedule through subordinate Shift Officersƒn. Prepares reports and manages various fire department programs as assigned. Coordinates division training and human resource development. Recommend personnel actions including hirings, firings, promotions, disciplinary actions, etc. Serves as member of department management team.  Develop, implement and review department policies and procedures pertaining to operations to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state fire protection laws and regulations. Provide interdepartmental assistance to other divisions and departments. Represent the division to the public, other city departments and various outside agencies. Respond to fire, medical, hazardous materials, or other incidents as required and assume command & control staff assignments.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Thorough knowledge of laws governing fire protection; knowledge of modern training standards and practices; knowledge of techniques and methods of fire suppression, training, prevention, hazardous materials, ability to prepare accurate, understandable reports, communicate effectively orally and in writing and to interact harmoniously with co-workers, the City Council, other agencies, the media and the public. Skill in reading and interpreting fire protection model standards, practices and standard operating procedures. Minimum of six years as a career firefighter in a department of similar size or greater. Two years experience at the Company Officer level or above in a career department. Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid Oregon driver's license at time of appointment and acceptable driving record.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: NFPA Instructor II, NFPA Fire Officer II, NFA Incident Safety Officer, EMT Basic, Associate Degree in Fire Science or Bachelor of Fire Administration Degree, or satisfactory combination of experience and training which provides the desirable knowledge, skills and abilities. Substantial experience in the teaching or training field.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, read communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility over all terrains and throughout buildings which may necessitate working in cramped spaces, crawling, climbing ladders and stairs, etc. Duties involve moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds on a regular basis and may exceed 100 pounds on an infrequent basis. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, motorized vehicles, instruments and tools used for fire and code enforcement activities, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Much of the work period takes place under usual office conditions with a noise level typical of most office environments. Approximately 50% of the work period is spent working with property owners and contractors in the field. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Supervises department personnel when engaged in assigned area of responsibility.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Fire Chief.

 

 

Fire Captain

Ashland Firefighters Association

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Supervise the activities of firefighters working in various areas of assigned responsibility. Serve as officer in charge of personnel and apparatus, as assigned. Supervise and instruct personnel as required and participate in firefighting, rescue and emergency medical activities as an integral member of assigned crew, as neces­sary.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Work under the supervision of the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Division Chief as assigned, who review performance for effectiveness and conformance to departmen­tal standards and regulations. Inspect building grounds, quarters and station supplies. Requisition repairs and replacements in materials, supplies and equipment.

 

Supervise the cleaning and maintenance of equipment and apparatus and report needed repairs. Prepare station reports and maintain records of personnel activities under his/her supervision. Train personnel as required and monitor their progress in accordance with department goals and objectives. Maintain training records according to departmental standards. Supervise and participate in pre-fire surveys and fire prevention building inspections. Evaluate the performance of all assigned personnel, according to departmental guidelines.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent plus three years experience as a regular full-time firefighter in a fire depart­ment. Thorough knowledge of modern firefighting and rescue and emergency medical principles, techniques, practices and procedures. Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of various types of fire apparatus and equipment. Thorough knowledge of fire department policies, rules and regulations. Considerable knowledge of the princi­ples and practices involved in instruction and training of firefighting personnel and the ability to apply them to specific training problems. Ability to maintain discipline and supervise subordinate personnel. Ability to exercise sound judgement in emergency situations. Ability to diagnose existing and potentially hazardous conditions in buildings and installations. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to work coopera­tively and effectively with fellow employees and the general public. Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform the work of this class as established by the fire department.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Current certification as an Engineer or Acting Engineer with Ashland Fire & Rescue. Minimum Oregon State Health Division Emergency Medical Technician Level I. Possession of valid Oregon Drivers license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable and insurable driving record. Must be a non-user of tobacco products.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Associate degree in fire protection technology.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises subordinate personnel, as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the direction of the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Division Chief as assigned.

 

 

Fire Engineer

Ashland Firefighters Association

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Perform firefighting duties including combating, extinguishing and preventing fires and protecting life and property with emphasis on driving and operating firefighting apparatus and equipment; maintaining equipment and quarters; performs related work as required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Drives fire apparatus to and from fire emergencies and routine assignments. Operates fire pumps and other mechanical equipment.   Assist in laying and connecting fire hoses. Control pressure of water flow. Maintain fire apparatus in state of readiness.

 

Make daily, weekly and monthly inspections of fire fighting apparatus and equipment. Make minor mechanical repairs as needed. Keep accurate and up to date inventory of all equipment carried on fire apparatus.

 

Participate in organized drills, training and study of all equipment, fire pumps, fire control methods, hydraulics and emergency medical services. Maintain fire station and firefighting equipment including routine fire station housekeeping. Participate in fire prevention inspections.

 

Perform fire safety activities, pre‑fire planning, pre‑fire surveys, station tours and public education. Assist in the training of new personnel in the techniques of driving and safe operation of fire fighting apparatus and equipment.   Continually updates knowledge of response routes, streets, fire protection systems and addresses in first response areas and pre‑planned assignments.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent plus three years as a regular full time paid firefighter with Ashland Fire & Rescue. Ability to learn various fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical techniques, procedures and methods including the operation of specialized fire fighting apparatus. Ability to learn the operation and mechanical principles involved in operating fire fighting apparatus. Ability to accurately recall street systems, addresses and fire hydrant locations in first response areas; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to act effectively and calmly in emergency situations; ability to work effectively with the public, other agencies and other employees. Ability to perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances. Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform the work of this class as established by the Fire Department.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon driver¡¦s license (or ability to obtain) and insurable and acceptable driving record. Minimum Oregon State Health Division Emergency Medical Technician Level I. Must be a non‑user of tobacco products.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Associate degree in fire protection technology. Previous firefighting experience to meet the basic firefighter requirements of the OR-OSHA.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:

Ability to perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances as follows:

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Approximately 20% of duties take place within the fire station where noise levels exceed that of typical working conditions and exhaust fumes from emergency vehicles may be present. Approximately 20% of duties take place in transit in emergency vehicles, fire/EMS emergency responses and work at emergency field locations where the employee is exposed to hazardous materials, bio-hazards, traffic accidents and fire by-products and heat. Approximately 60% of duties involve routine public education presentations, building/hydrant inspections, hazard abatement activities and training operations. Employee is assigned to 24 hour shifts which involves overnight stays at the fire station in a shared, dormitory style setting.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervision is not a normal responsibility of positions in this class.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the direct supervision of the shift Fire Captain/Medic, who assigns work details and reviews for conformance with department rules and policies.

 

 

Firefighter/Paramedic

Ashland Firefighters Association

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs firefighting and emergency medical services including, but not limited to, fire prevention, control and extinguishment, driving and operating firefighting apparatus and emergency vehicles, rescue, medical treatment, training, public education and station maintenance duties.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Responds to fire alarm, medical emergencies, and related public service activities as required. Works as an integral part of a firefighting unit, utilizing procedures and techniques as prescribed by the department; performs hose lays, ladder, salvage, ventilation, rescue work and provides clean-up operations where necessary.

 

Uses specialized firefighting, rescue equipment, and tools where appropriate, demonstrating proficiency and a high level of skill. Maintains fire apparatus and related equipment as prescribed by the department; maintains fire station equipment and grounds including routine housekeeping and maintenance; performs pre-fire surveys, station tours and public relations, public education activities within the school system and civic groups, practices firefighting skills in organized drills under directions; practices hose and ladder evolutions, fire pump operations and participates in self-study development programs.

 

Performs fire suppression including advance and operating hose line up to 120 psi, carries and climbs ladders (up to 35 feet), lays hose, performs rescue work, salvage, ventilation, operates portable generator. Performs emergency medical services including assessment and treatment of patients per Oregon paramedic certificate. Patient care including extrication and preparation for movement, carrying and loading, and other related duties as assigned.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

Communication with hospital staff and other allied health personnel. Prepares patient care information, billing information and other documentation as required by the department. Develops and presents public safety education and prevention materials, conducts station tours. Drives and operates emergency vehicles, may act as apparatus operator. Performs minor vehicle maintenance, station maintenance and housekeeping. May participate in interface fire operations including slash burn operations and forest maintenance duties. Completes pre-fire surveys and inspections. Performs continuing paramedic educational instruction as assigned. Completes daily, weekly and monthly inventories and restocks supplies for emergency vehicles. Participates in various on job training programs , and other related duties as assigned.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent. Knowledge of fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical techniques and operation of firefighting apparatus. Ability to perform effectively above ground level to a height of 100 feet. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as established by the Department.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Oregon State Health Division Emergency Medical Technician Level P. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C Oregon Driver's License and evidence of acceptable driving record. Must be a non-user of tobacco products.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Associate Degree in fire protection science. Previous firefighting experience sufficient to meet Basic Firefighter requirements of OR-OSHA.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:

Perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous situations. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform the work of the class as established by the fire department. Manual dexterity and coordination required over 50% of the work period while operating fire/EMS equipment and tools such as: fire hose, hydrant gate, defibrillator, oxygen, chain and circular saws, trauma kit, hoses, adapter w/suction, distributor/manifold, ladders (single section and 2-story), axe, heavy extrication tools and power unit, truck generator, gurney, turnout gear, air pack, core cutter, 2-way radio, portable extinguisher nozzles and tips, variety of hand tools, appurtenances and positive pressure smoke removal fans. Operation of emergency vehicles.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Approximately 20% of duties take place within the fire station where noise levels exceed that of typical working conditions and exhaust fumes from emergency vehicles may be present. Approximately 20% of duties take place in transit in emergency vehicles, fire/EMS emergency responses and work at emergency field locations where the employee is exposed to hazardous materials, traffic accidents, bio hazards, smoke by-products and heat. Approximately 60% of duties involve routine public education presentations, building / hydrant inspections, hazard abatement activities and training operations. Employee is assigned to 24 hour duty shifts, which involves overnight stays at the fire station in a shared, dormitory style setting.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervision is not a normal responsibility of the position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the direct supervision of the shift Fire Captain/Medic or other superior officer as may be designated.

 

 

Administrative Secretary

Confidential

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of secretarial and reception duties in support of the Department and its members. Maintain departmental records.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Answer the telephone, determine nature of call, route to appropriate person or department or take messages as necessary. Greet visitors to the department in professional, business-like manner, referring to other persons as appropriate. 

 

Respond to general questions, concerns and complaints received from the public, both in person and over the telephone. Schedule tours and classes offered by department. Type a variety of documents, e.g. letters, forms, memos, protocols, newsletters, reports, statistical information, etc., from rough drafts and verbal instruction. Research and compile information. Compose routine correspondence and reports pertaining to department with minimal instructions. Complete departmental forms for items such as occupancy cards, burn permits, etc.

 

Collect and receipt money received from the public. Coordinate documents for ambulance membership enrollment, hospital billings and compliance with the confidentiality requirements of HIPAA. Maintain accurate records of transports and response times and prepare monthly statistics. Attend and take minutes for department administrative meetings, critiques and others as needed.

 

Establish and maintain a variety of files and records, including personnel time and accrual records, schedules, departmental activities, confidential correspondence related to bargaining unit, fire investigation reports, etc. Route incoming mail and materials. Prepare outgoing mail for delivery to postal authorities and delivery carriers. Schedule appointments. Provide assistance to department personnel in such areas as computer software, form completion, etc. 

 

Maintain adequate levels of office supplies. Re-order or pick up from vendors or other City departments as necessary. Issue purchase orders and track expenses for budgetary purposes. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Maintain proficiency by attending training conferences and meetings, reading materials, and meeting with others in areas of responsibility.  Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of general office practices and procedures; rules of effective English, spelling, usage and grammar; advanced skills in Word and Excel; operation of standard office equipment; and elementary accounting sufficient to monitor department expenditures and understand general budget tracking. Equivalent to high school plus additional specialized training in office practices and accounting and over four years experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of valid driver's license.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Publisher, PowerPoint, Access and GroupWise. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

This position has an overall job strength rating as light. As such, the employee is:

·         occasionally asked to stand, most often not more than 1-2 hours cumulative per day on carpeted floors;

·         spends up to 6.5-7 hours sitting per day in adjustable office ergonomic chair in which the position can be varied at will and alternated with standing and walking;

·         infrequently asked to drive, most often only for out-of-office meetings whereby employee operates personal vehicle (infrequent driving time can vary between 15 minutes to 6.5 hours);

·         able to change work position at will, take short standing/walking breaks as needed, and/or alternate job tasks for position variance;

·         required to walk, generally within immediate office environment, mostly on carpeted surface, and can occur off and on throughout a work day, with short distances within 500 feet;

·         frequently required to carry office items, supplies and/or files of up to 5 pounds and infrequently carry up to 20 pounds within the office distance of 500 feet;

·         frequently required to lift/lower such office items as files of up to 5 pounds, usually between floor to shoulder height, and infrequently to occasionally lift/lower items up to 20 pounds, usually between floor to waist height;

·         infrequently required to occasionally push/pull up to 20 pounds of force using rolling cart or dolly, usually within office environment and/or to personal vehicle, with lesser occasionally to frequently push/pull force to open/close file drawers;

·         usually not required to bend from waist or knees;

·         usually not required to twist;

·         occasionally to frequently required to forward reach for supplies, desk items and filing, but infrequently required to reach overhead for office/mailing supplies, yet can use a step stool;

·         frequently to continuously required to use computer, mouse, phone and other office work tasks; occasionally required to grasp or grip with hands, especially for carrying, using mostly light force;

·         occasionally required to write and perform other tasks by using fingers to exert force;

·         not required to climb stairs if elevator is used;

·         not required to balance;

·         not required to kneel, but may occur by worker choice when obtaining office items from low shelf heights;

·         not required to crouch, but may occur as part of body mechanics handling/lifting;

·         not required to crawl;

·         required to use sensory functions as follows:

1.        occasional to frequent use of speaking for office/phone verbal communications;

2.        occasional to frequent hearing for general work communications; and

3.        frequent to continuous seeing for all work activities.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The work environment is not similar to most office environments due to noise from communications and emergency response equipment and exposure to exhaust fumes from vehicles.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Fire Chief.

 

 

C.E.R.T. Program Coordinator

Mid-Management

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provides organization, development, supervision and direction for the Community Emergency Response Team program.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Prepares annual CERT operating budget and oversees program expenditures in accordance with City financial policy. Seeks alternate funding sources and prepares and manages grant programs for CERT. Identifies equipment needs and handles procurement. Develops on-going CERT training opportunities and supervises and/or provides instruction to CERT membership. Coordinates classroom space use and scheduling. Develops and oversees recruitment efforts, publicity and advertising activities. Maintains all essential CERT records and supervises continuing education requirements for CERT membership. Interfaces with and provides Department CERT instructors with training and materials for program development. Coordinates CERT program activities with outside agencies and cooperators. Plans, organizes and executes quarterly emergency management exercises for CERT membership. Organizes and coordinates CERT participation in citywide emergency management exercises and activations. Coordinates the organization of neighborhood teams.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Knowledge of CERT program organization and management. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as established by the Department.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C Oregon Driver's License and evidence of acceptable driving record.  Must have graduated from City of Ashland CERT Basic Training within six months of hire.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in emergency services administration and supervising a volunteer work force. Computer/software skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

Perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous situations. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform the work of the class as established by the fire department. Manual dexterity and coordination required approximately 25% of the work period while operating CERT equipment and tools such as: fire extinguishers, extrication tools, and a variety of hand tools.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 70% of duties take place within the fire station where noise levels exceed that of typical working conditions and exhaust fumes from emergency vehicles may be present.  Approximately 20% of duties take place in field locations where the employee is exposed to hazardous materials, traffic accidents, bio hazards, smoke by-products and heat. Approximately 70% of duties involve routine CERT administrative activities, public education presentations, and training operations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervises the CERT Program Assistant.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Division Chief/EMS Division.

 

 

Forest Resource Specialist

Mid-Management

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

The purpose of the position is to coordinate citizen wildfire safety and mitigation activities, forest and watershed management, and Fire Department staff support for wildfire emergency response and planning. Improve community ability to prevent, respond to and maintain services in the event of wildfire emergencies

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Plan, organize and conduct necessary activities to implement the Ashland Community Wildfire Protection Plan of 2004. Assist Fire Department management in accomplishing City Council goals related to management and protection of the Ashland Watershed. Employee will coordinate work with local and regional partners to assist in the implementation of the Jackson County Fire Plan. Employee will coordinate wildfire fuels reduction projects on private and public lands with land owners and governmental agencies, monitor past fuels reduction projects on private and public lands, provide outreach education on wildfire evacuation, wildfire tactical response planning, and will provide related grant-writing and administration functions. Assist with the implementation of wildfire mitigation and forest health projects on both municipal and federal lands as assigned. Serve as webmaster for fire department website, creating and maintaining electronic media regarding wildfire mitigation and Ashland Watershed protection information for the general public.

 

Employee will work with individual property owners to assess wildfire hazard risks, providing wildfire mitigation and evacuation planning. Use GIS computer program to create maps of area, analyze data, and support department activities. Communicate with public, local groups, other departments, media, and local, state and federal agencies. Write and administer grants for fuels reduction, wildfire education, and forest/watershed management activities. Maintain all essential program records.

 

Provide City employee training and orientation for forest resource management issues and wildfire prevention and mitigation. Prepare program statistical information and other documentation as required by the department. Develop and present community education and program operational materials, conduct public tours of project areas and provides media liaison. Provide regular program status reports for staff, elected officials and the general public as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Baccalaureate degree in Forest or Natural Resources, or closely related field, preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach and instruct members of the general public on wildfire prevention and mitigation topics. Some knowledge of silviculture required. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as established by the Department.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C Oregon Driver's License and evidence of acceptable (insurable) driving record. The applicant selected for the position must furnish own reliable transportation and provide proof of insurance at time of appointment.

 

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience in grant administration, fuels management, and acceptable computer/software skills including basic knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

Must be capable of hiking steep slopes and have the physical strength and ability sufficient to perform the work of the class as established by the Fire Department.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 60% of duties take place in field locations where the employee is exposed to poison oak, ticks and seasonal temperatures. Approximately 40% of duties involve routine office work, attendance at meetings and various administrative activities, including public education presentations.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Provides supervision of programs and personnel as may be temporarily assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Fire Chief.

 

 

C.E.R.T. Program Assistant

Temporary/Non-Union

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

This grant-funded, contract position provides organizational planning and clerical assistance to the CERT Program Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist in planning for CERT trainings, general meetings, team leader meetings and special events. Assist in acquisition of CERT program supplies; and help maintain CERT training and inventory database for grant reporting. Duties also include word processing, photocopying, answering phone and filing.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Prepare CERT program statistical information and other documentation as requested. Assist with membership mailings. Assist with researching information for CERT program.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Computer software skills, including database experience. Ability to work effectively in an independent work environment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C Oregon Driver¡¦s License and evidence of acceptable driving record. Must refrain from use of any tobacco product while on Department premises.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: CERT membership or knowledge of CERT program. Experience with volunteer organizations.

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 70% of duties take place within an office environment. Approximately 30% of duties take place in field locations in conjunction with CERT activities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under direct supervision of the CERT Program Coordinator or other designated Department personnel.

 

TERMS OF POSITION: 

Part-time position from July 1, 2003 until funding runs out. Approximately 16 hours per week. Days of the week and time of day worked are flexible.

 

 

Summer Fire Patrol

Seasonal/Temporary/Non-Union (as needed)

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Supervision & Reports:

  • Reports to, and is supervised by, the Fire Chief.
  • Maintains a daily log containing the following information: Dates & times of patrol activity; Routes patrolled; Observations, including: persons contacted, signs of illegal activity, use of fire, etc.; and Recommendations for follow-up enforcement actions.
  • Submission of log book and time sheet every two weeks to Fire Chief¡¦s office.

Work Assignments:

  •  Location and removal of illegal transient campsites in conjunction with APD/USFS.
  • Accountability for Fire Department property issued, ie: radio, saddlebags, etc.
  • ¡§Check-in¡¨ by radio to ¡§500" Dispatch once per day while patrolling. Radio ID ¡§Forest Patrol¡¨
  • Patrol City-owned and USFS forestlands, and private properties in the interface as assigned.
  • Educate citizen contacts, where necessary, concerning City/USFS forestland management values and objectives, recreational trail use guidelines, etc.
  • Monitor trail head parking for permits and conformity with regulations.

 Working Conditions: 

  • Complete 40 hours of patrol activity per seven day period (Monday thru Sunday). No overtime is authorized for this position.
  • Wear authorized uniform at all times for identification purposes.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with members of the public, fellow City employees and            intergovernmental agencies with whom we work. Promote a positive image of Ashland Fire & Rescue.

Approximately 100% of duties to take place in urban-wildland interface area. Employee is exposed to environmental hazards including poison oak, insects and steep unstable slopes. Routine duties involve conducting mountain bike patrols and educational contacts with the recreating public. Employee is assigned to a 40-hour work week on a rotating schedule.  

 

 

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Worker

Temporary/Non-Union (as needed)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

·     Maintain a daily log containing the following information: date, time, location of hydrants serviced; referrals for other maintenance required; and contacts with the public.

·     Wear safety vest and practices safe work practices at all times while in field locations.

·     Submission of log book and time sheet every two weeks to Fire Chief’s office.

·     Remove vegetation within 3 feet of hydrant which obstructs view of or use of fire hydrants.

·     Remove waste vegetation from site and place in fire station dumpster.

·     Exercise care and respect for private landscaping and other property.

·     Preparation and painting of fire hydrants.

·     Lubrication of hydrant port threads.

·     Accountability for Fire Department vehicle and property issued.

·     Educate citizen contacts, where necessary, concerning fire hydrant maintenance program.

·     Maintain a daily 8 am to 5 pm work schedule. Work shifts begin and end at the fire station.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

Ability to perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances as follows: Driving city-owned, marked, vehicle in traffic situations, and maneuvering and parking on narrow residential streets. Working in exposed position near street traffic.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 20% of duties take place in transit in emergency vehicle, and 80% in field work locations where the employee is exposed to traffic hazards. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a responsibility of this position.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direct supervision of the Fire Hydrant Program Coordinator, who assigns work details and reviews for conformance with department rules and policies.

 

 

 

bsp;       not required to balance;

·         not required to kneel, but may occur by worker choice when obtaining office items from low shelf heights;

·         not required to crouch, but may occur as part of body mechanics handling/lifting;

·         not required to crawl;

·         required to use sensory functions as follows:

1.        occasional to frequent use of speaking for office/phone verbal communications;

2.        occasional to frequent hearing for general work communications; and

3.        frequent to continuous seeing for all work activities.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Usual office working conditions. The work environment is not similar to most office environments due to noise from communications and emergency response equipment and exposure to exhaust fumes from vehicles.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Fire Chief.

 

 

C.E.R.T. Program Coordinator

Mid-Management

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Provides organization, development, supervision and direction for the Community Emergency Response Team program.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Prepares annual CERT operating budget and oversees program expenditures in accordance with City financial policy. Seeks alternate funding sources and prepares and manages grant programs for CERT. Identifies equipment needs and handles procurement. Develops on-going CERT training opportunities and supervises and/or provides instruction to CERT membership. Coordinates classroom space use and scheduling. Develops and oversees recruitment efforts, publicity and advertising activities. Maintains all essential CERT records and supervises continuing education requirements for CERT membership. Interfaces with and provides Department CERT instructors with training and materials for program development. Coordinates CERT program activities with outside agencies and cooperators. Plans, organizes and executes quarterly emergency management exercises for CERT membership. Organizes and coordinates CERT participation in citywide emergency management exercises and activations. Coordinates the organization of neighborhood teams.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Knowledge of CERT program organization and management. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to act effectively and calmly in emergency situations. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as established by the Department.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C Oregon Driver's License and evidence of acceptable driving record.  Must have graduated from City of Ashland CERT Basic Training within six months of hire.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in emergency services administration and supervising a volunteer work force. Computer/software skills.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

Perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous situations. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform the work of the class as established by the fire department. Manual dexterity and coordination required approximately 25% of the work period while operating CERT equipment and tools such as: fire extinguishers, extrication tools, and a variety of hand tools.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 70% of duties take place within the fire station where noise levels exceed that of typical working conditions and exhaust fumes from emergency vehicles may be present.  Approximately 20% of duties take place in field locations where the employee is exposed to hazardous materials, traffic accidents, bio hazards, smoke by-products and heat. Approximately 70% of duties involve routine CERT administrative activities, public education presentations, and training operations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervises the CERT Program Assistant.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Division Chief/EMS Division.

 

 

Forest Resource Specialist

Mid-Management

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

The purpose of the position is to coordinate citizen wildfire safety and mitigation activities, forest and watershed management, and Fire Department staff support for wildfire emergency response and planning. Improve community ability to prevent, respond to and maintain services in the event of wildfire emergencies

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Plan, organize and conduct necessary activities to implement the Ashland Community Wildfire Protection Plan of 2004. Assist Fire Department management in accomplishing City Council goals related to management and protection of the Ashland Watershed. Employee will coordinate work with local and regional partners to assist in the implementation of the Jackson County Fire Plan. Employee will coordinate wildfire fuels reduction projects on private and public lands with land owners and governmental agencies, monitor past fuels reduction projects on private and public lands, provide outreach education on wildfire evacuation, wildfire tactical response planning, and will provide related grant-writing and administration functions. Assist with the implementation of wildfire mitigation and forest health projects on both municipal and federal lands as assigned. Serve as webmaster for fire department website, creating and maintaining electronic media regarding wildfire mitigation and Ashland Watershed protection information for the general public.

 

Employee will work with individual property owners to assess wildfire hazard risks, providing wildfire mitigation and evacuation planning. Use GIS computer program to create maps of area, analyze data, and support department activities. Communicate with public, local groups, other departments, media, and local, state and federal agencies. Write and administer grants for fuels reduction, wildfire education, and forest/watershed management activities. Maintain all essential program records.

 

Provide City employee training and orientation for forest resource management issues and wildfire prevention and mitigation. Prepare program statistical information and other documentation as required by the department. Develop and present community education and program operational materials, conduct public tours of project areas and provides media liaison. Provide regular program status reports for staff, elected officials and the general public as required.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Baccalaureate degree in Forest or Natural Resources, or closely related field, preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach and instruct members of the general public on wildfire prevention and mitigation topics. Some knowledge of silviculture required. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies. Ability to meet the physical demands of the position as established by the Department.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C Oregon Driver's License and evidence of acceptable (insurable) driving record. The applicant selected for the position must furnish own reliable transportation and provide proof of insurance at time of appointment.

 

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Previous experience in grant administration, fuels management, and acceptable computer/software skills including basic knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) software.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

Must be capable of hiking steep slopes and have the physical strength and ability sufficient to perform the work of the class as established by the Fire Department.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 60% of duties take place in field locations where the employee is exposed to poison oak, ticks and seasonal temperatures. Approximately 40% of duties involve routine office work, attendance at meetings and various administrative activities, including public education presentations.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Provides supervision of programs and personnel as may be temporarily assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the general supervision of the Fire Chief.

 

 

C.E.R.T. Program Assistant

Temporary/Non-Union

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

This grant-funded, contract position provides organizational planning and clerical assistance to the CERT Program Coordinator.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Assist in planning for CERT trainings, general meetings, team leader meetings and special events. Assist in acquisition of CERT program supplies; and help maintain CERT training and inventory database for grant reporting. Duties also include word processing, photocopying, answering phone and filing.

 

AUXILIARY JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Prepare CERT program statistical information and other documentation as requested. Assist with membership mailings. Assist with researching information for CERT program.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

MANDATORY MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent. Computer software skills, including database experience. Ability to work effectively in an independent work environment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work effectively with the public, other employees and agencies.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class C Oregon Driver¡¦s License and evidence of acceptable driving record. Must refrain from use of any tobacco product while on Department premises.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: CERT membership or knowledge of CERT program. Experience with volunteer organizations.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 70% of duties take place within an office environment. Approximately 30% of duties take place in field locations in conjunction with CERT activities.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under direct supervision of the CERT Program Coordinator or other designated Department personnel.

 

TERMS OF POSITION: 

Part-time position from July 1, 2003 until funding runs out. Approximately 16 hours per week. Days of the week and time of day worked are flexible.

 

 

Summer Fire Patrol

Seasonal/Temporary/Non-Union (as needed)

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Supervision & Reports:

  • Reports to, and is supervised by, the Fire Chief.
  • Maintains a daily log containing the following information: Dates & times of patrol activity; Routes patrolled; Observations, including: persons contacted, signs of illegal activity, use of fire, etc.; and Recommendations for follow-up enforcement actions.
  • Submission of log book and time sheet every two weeks to Fire Chief¡¦s office.

Work Assignments:

  •  Location and removal of illegal transient campsites in conjunction with APD/USFS.
  • Accountability for Fire Department property issued, ie: radio, saddlebags, etc.
  • ¡§Check-in¡¨ by radio to ¡§500" Dispatch once per day while patrolling. Radio ID ¡§Forest Patrol¡¨
  • Patrol City-owned and USFS forestlands, and private properties in the interface as assigned.
  • Educate citizen contacts, where necessary, concerning City/USFS forestland management values and objectives, recreational trail use guidelines, etc.
  • Monitor trail head parking for permits and conformity with regulations.

 Working Conditions: 

  • Complete 40 hours of patrol activity per seven day period (Monday thru Sunday). No overtime is authorized for this position.
  • Wear authorized uniform at all times for identification purposes.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with members of the public, fellow City employees and            intergovernmental agencies with whom we work. Promote a positive image of Ashland Fire & Rescue.

Approximately 100% of duties to take place in urban-wildland interface area. Employee is exposed to environmental hazards including poison oak, insects and steep unstable slopes. Routine duties involve conducting mountain bike patrols and educational contacts with the recreating public. Employee is assigned to a 40-hour work week on a rotating schedule.  

 

 

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Worker

Temporary/Non-Union (as needed)

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

·     Maintain a daily log containing the following information: date, time, location of hydrants serviced; referrals for other maintenance required; and contacts with the public.

·     Wear safety vest and practices safe work practices at all times while in field locations.

·     Submission of log book and time sheet every two weeks to Fire Chief’s office.

·     Remove vegetation within 3 feet of hydrant which obstructs view of or use of fire hydrants.

·     Remove waste vegetation from site and place in fire station dumpster.

·     Exercise care and respect for private landscaping and other property.

·     Preparation and painting of fire hydrants.

·     Lubrication of hydrant port threads.

·     Accountability for Fire Department vehicle and property issued.

·     Educate citizen contacts, where necessary, concerning fire hydrant maintenance program.

·     Maintain a daily 8 am to 5 pm work schedule. Work shifts begin and end at the fire station.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: 

Ability to perform strenuous activities under hazardous and dangerous circumstances as follows: Driving city-owned, marked, vehicle in traffic situations, and maneuvering and parking on narrow residential streets. Working in exposed position near street traffic.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

Approximately 20% of duties take place in transit in emergency vehicle, and 80% in field work locations where the employee is exposed to traffic hazards. 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a responsibility of this position.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direct supervision of the Fire Hydrant Program Coordinator, who assigns work details and reviews for conformance with department rules and policies.

 

 

 

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