Pay Range 16 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$18.7910$28.1865
Hourly (42 hrs.)$17.8962$26.8443
Hourly (56 hrs.)$13.4222$20.1332


Range: $39,085.31 - $58,627.96 (16)
Position Number: 5134

JOB SUMMARY:  This position operates fire and emergency apparatus, equipment, and vehicles in the suppression of fires.
Operates assigned apparatus, equipment, and vehicles for emergency and non-emergency calls, routine inspections, training drills, and other purposes as necessary.
Inspects, maintains, and makes minor repairs to apparatus, equipment, and vehicles.
Ensures the cleanliness, serviceability and availability of firefighting and emergency equipment, tools, and supplies related to assigned apparatus.
Operates pumps and other equipment at fire scenes.
Provides basic life support to patients on emergency medical calls.
Assists in fire suppression, rescue, forced entry, ventilation, and salvage.
Performs confined space, trench, high angle, vehicle extrication, and water rescue.
Performs fire prevention activities; assists with station tours, birthday parties, and fire education programs.
Performs pre-incident surveys and participates in building inspections.
May serve as acting officer with supervisory and management responsibilities.
Provides hazardous materials response as needed.
Performs annual maintenance and testing of city fire hydrants; assists with ladder testing.
Participates in daily physical training and in daily fire and rescue training.
Prepares and submits reports as required.
Performs daily station and grounds maintenance.
Assists in the training of personnel.
Maintains continuing education hours for various required certifications.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the city.
Knowledge of state fire code.
Knowledge of hazardous materials response techniques.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in operating emergency apparatus, vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in the provision of basic life support techniques.
Skill in technical rescue techniques.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The supervisor assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, state building and fire codes, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related duties in the operation of specialized equipment, vehicles, and apparatus in the suppression of fires.  The necessity of participating in work performed in life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to operate fire suppression apparatus and equipment.  Successful performance contributes to the safety of lives and property.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, law enforcement personnel, the general public, and fire and rescue personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at emergency and fire scenes. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position may be given functional supervision over assigned personnel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Possession of any diploma or certification equivalent to graduation from high school + completion of 1 year probationary period with WF/RS.
Satisfactory completion of F.I.R.E.S. Fire Inspection training program;
Possession of a valid North Carolina Class B drivers’ license;
Possession of a current Medical Responder Certification (employment prior to 12/8/1999);
Possession of current EMT Certification within 1 year or as classes are offered (employment after 12/8/1999);
Possession of NC Hazardous Materials Technician Level Certification within 1 year or as classes are offered;
Possession of highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the state of North Carolina;
Successfully complete WF/RS Engineer Certification procedure.