GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Responds to emergency scenes and performs fire suppression and rescue operations to efficiently and effectively protect the lives and property of those in need of assistance and performs related work as required.
This position works according to fire department procedures; work is reviewed regularly by the Fire Lieutenant.
Required to attend training sessions and gather any additional knowledge that may be necessary for their position. Conduct fire prevention and protection programs and pre-incident surveys. Will be required to clean/maintain their assigned fire station and apparatus. Performs any additional tasks as set forth by supervision. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Fire Lieutenant and the general supervision of the Fire Chief and Asst. Fire Chief.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in
this position. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Responds to emergency situations within the Fire Department?s responsibility to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials incident response and rescue duties. Uses power and hand tools to ventilate burning buildings and perform forcible entry. Provides crowd and traffic control at emergency scenes; assists with salvage, overhaul, cleanup and evacuation activities as necessary. Administers CPR and provides basic first aid at emergency scenes. Drives and operates fire response vehicles. Assists with documentation of all fire and other emergency incidents and responses. Cleans and maintains fire apparatus, equipment, stations and grounds; tests fire hoses, maintains emergency response equipment in a constant state of readiness. Conducts fire training as directed by the Fire Lieutenant Tests fire hydrants. Prepares pre-fire plans for buildings; participates in fire prevention/protection and fire safety education activities. May conduct fire inspections of buildings in the District as directed by the Fire Chief.
Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance regarding
areas of responsibility as directed by the Fire Chief. Give oral and written incident reports to the Fire Chief, Asst. Fire Chief or Fire Lieutenant on all public inquiries and complaints. Attends training, seminars, and meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern fire suppression and prevention methods; maintains required certifications. Performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and records, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending meetings, answering the telephone, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of fire department operations; comprehensive knowledge of the national incident management system; comprehensive knowledge of department rules and regulations; comprehensive knowledge of the physical layout of the fire district; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates; the ability to maintain detailed records and prepare reports.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. One year of previous firefighting experience is required.
Must have and maintain possession of a Class E driver`s license valid in the State of South Carolina or be able to obtain within 6 months of employment. Must have and maintain a current CPR/First Aid certification. Must have and maintain the NFPA Firefighter 2 training. Must be trained in a minimum of Hazardous Materials Operations level and maintain this training. Must have NIMS Incident Command training, 100, 200, 700, 800 or equivalent. Must have Basic Auto Extrication certification. Must have Emergency Vehicle Driver Training and Pump Operations 1 certificate. Must pass a firefighter physical and drug test prior to hiring. Must meet and maintain all requirements for position as established by Spartanburg County and the State of South Carolina including a criminal background report by a law enforcement agency (South Carolina Firefighter Employment and Registration Act Section 40-80-10)
Spartanburg County offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, which generally includes:
Health, Life, and Dental Insurance Longevity Pay Increases
Optional Life and Disability Insurance Optional Federal Credit Union Membership
Optional Deferred Compensation Program Employee Health Clinic
Annual and Sick Leave Leadership, Professional and Skill Development Training
Twelve (12) recognized Holidays Tuition Assistance Program
Optional Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts Employee Assistance Program
Police Officers Retirement System (PORS - as applicable) Employee Wellness Program
South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) State Retirement Plan