Firefighter/Fire Apparatus Operator (Part-Time)
$18.05 per hour
Division of Emergency Services
Fire Operations Manager
This is technician-level work in fire suppression, hazardous materials, rescue, and emergency medical care. The work performed affects the rescue and safety of individuals and the protection of property and the environment. Operations are in accordance with established policies and procedures, which must be adhered to, and requires initiative and resourcefulness, analysis of problems and emergency situations and judgment in the selection of the appropriate course of action. The work requires periods of strenuous physical effort and involves exposure to heat, dirt, inclement weather, and other unpleasant conditions. An employee in this classification is regularly exposed to the risk of injury or disease, requiring the use of protective clothing and strict adherence to safety precautions.
(These are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Responds to and participates in firefighting, technical rescue, auto extrication, hazardous materials incidents, medical emergencies, and other emergency operations.
- Drives and operates emergency vehicles under emergency and non-emergency conditions.
- Performs fire suppression activities; including but not limited to, fire attack, vehicle and machinery extrication and victim rescue, and exposure protection, ventilation, overhaul and property preservation.
- Performs hazardous materials activities including but not limited to investigation, “hot-zone” entry and mitigation of emergencies involving hazardous materials, biological and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
- Performs basic life support emergency medical care.
- Performs inspections and basic preventative maintenance at prescribed intervals on all vehicles and equipment to insure operational readiness.
- Executes comprehensive fire, rescue and/or emergency medical reports documenting emergency and non-emergency responses.
- Assists with routine or scheduled housekeeping duties at fire and rescue station.
- Assists with routine administrative tasks and performs other related duties as required.
- Participates in cleaning and preventative maintenance activities concerning fire, rescue, and emergency medical apparatus.
- Participates in special projects as directed.
- Through training sessions, exercises, publications, and other means, maintains a working knowledge of current technologies, equipment, certification requirements and other areas pertinent to the operation.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
(Comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for one or more of the qualifications below)
- Must be at least 19 years old at the time of application.
- High School graduate or GED.
- Possession of valid Maryland Class B driver’s license commercial or non-commercial (or equivalent license from state of residence) and have at least three years of driving experience.
- Course or certification prerequisites:
- Firefighter I (Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute or Pro Board or IFSAC certification)
- Minimum of valid Emergency Medical Technician certification (Maryland, National Registry, or reciprocating state)
- NIMS 700, 800, 100, and 200.
- Rescue Site Ops
- Vehicle/Machinery Extrication
- Firefighter II
- Pumping Apparatus – Driver Operator
- Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
- Hazardous Materials Awareness – Operations
- Preference may be given to applicants with additional advanced training in fire suppression, hazardous materials, confined space rescue, water emergencies, structural and trench collapse, rope rescue and emergency medical care.
- Knowledge of local, state, and national laws and standards as they apply to the fields of fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical care.
- Proficient in use of computer applications including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, email, and capable of learning various reporting software programs (i.e. Firehouse, eMEDS).
- Ability to effectively analyze technical data, to write and maintain complex records, research, and prepare reports relating to public safety and operations.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteer or career firefighters and officers, municipal employees, elected officials, media, and the general public.
- Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communications skills, including public speaking.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone (wearing and using a headset) and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, hear, handle or feel objects and related equipment, such as, but not limited to personal computer, calculator, copier, fax machine, radio console, large vehicles, hydraulic tools, firefighting and rescue tools, etc. Must have the ability to respond to the spontaneous physical demands of comprehensive fire/rescue and EMS duties, all of which involve standing, walking, moving, climbing, lifting and carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching and handling, pushing and pulling. Ability to perform various functions under emergency conditions including operating in environments immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including self-contained breathing apparatus and encapsulated hazardous material PPE. Ability to perform emergency operations in confined spaces, in near-zero visibility conditions, and at extreme heights.
- Available for varied work hours up to twenty-nine hours a week (including days, evenings, overnights, holidays, consecutive shifts, and mandatory overtime shifts), as needed, and available on an on-call basis for emergency situations.
- Successful completion of a physical agility test and oral interview board.
- Successful completion of a pre-employment physical including respirator clearance and drug testing (following a conditional offer of employment).
- Successful completion of a background investigation.
- Successful completion of a psychological evaluation.
- This position subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
- The probationary period for this position is 12 months.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to provide unexpired USCIS Form I-9 employment eligibility verification documentation upon request.
Applicants must submit copies of each training/certification listed under “Applicant Must Possess…”.
If submitting the application electronically, only pdf copies; no digital pictures.
Do not submit copies of any other training/certificates at time of application.
Three (3) Easy Ways to Apply:
- Visit our website at https://www.washco-md.net/jobs/
- Complete and email an application to [email protected]
- Complete and mail Application to:
Washington County Human Resources Department,
100 W. Washington Street, Room 2300,
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.
Internal Candidates are required to use an Internal Application (including resume) when applying.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 240-313-2350, Voice or TDD (D/HH use 711) M/F/H/V
DEADLINE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS WITH HUMAN RESOURCES:
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 4:00pm