Positions

Pay Range 18 Breakdown

BreakdownMinMax
Annually$43,142.87$64,714.30
Monthly$3,595.24$5,392.86
Bi-Weekly$1,659.34$2,489.01
Hourly (40 hrs.)$20.7418$31.1126
Hourly (42 hrs.)$19.7541$29.6311
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.8155$22.2233

Fire Lieutenant

Range: $43,142.87 - $64,714.30 (18)
Position Number: 5143

JOB TITLE:  FIRE LIEUTENANT
JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for directing and supervising the activities of a truck company.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Supervises and coordinates the operations of a truck company, including search and rescue, ventilation, forcible entry, provision of elevate master streams, overhaul, salvage, illumination, laddering, and utilities control.
Serves as immediate supervisor to company personnel.
Implements and delivers training classes to company personnel.
Administers fire and safety programs to elementary schools students.
Researches and develops fire and life safety programs.
Prepares and submits all necessary reports.
Performs pre-incident surveys on various buildings and structures.
Supervises daily assignments and work tasks.
Assists in fire investigations.
Assists in the maintenance of apparatus and equipment, fire station, and grounds.
Supervises the testing of hose, hydrants and ladders.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
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.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in the provisions of basic life support techniques.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Captain 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 varied duties in the prevention and suppression of fires.  The necessity of supervising and 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 supervise the activities of a truck company.  Successful performance contributes to the safety of lives and property.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, law enforcement personnel, elected officials, 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, provide services, and motivate personnel.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or 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 has direct supervision over Firefighter Engineers and Firefighters.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Possession of an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts in Fire Science or related field + 2 years experience; or completion of 1 year probationary period + Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree (4 years) in Fire Science or related field.  Completion of WF/RS Officer Development Program.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Certified North Carolina Level 1 Fire Inspector;
Satisfactory completion of F.I.R.E.S. Fire Inspection training program;
Certified North Carolina State Fire Instructor Level II;
Possession of NC Hazardous Materials Technician Level Certification within one year or as courses are offered;
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 12/8/1999 and after);
Possession of the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by state of North Carolina;
Obtain officer development courses required by Wilson Fire/Rescue Services