Firefighter: The City of Leavenworth is seeking qualified, motivated applicants to perform specialized firefighting and rescue duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable physical danger on regular 24 hour shifts; Responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and quarters. Min Quals: Graduation from HS or equivalent; at least 21 years old at time of appointment; valid driver’s license at time of application, must obtain KS Class “B” driver’s license, or out of state equivalent, w/in 90 days of appointment; IFSAC Firefighter I and II certification, Haz-Mat Operations level certification and KS EMT-B or Paramedic certification at time of appointment (certifications must be attached to be eligible). Salary: $34,702 plus excellent benefits. EOE/AA.
For a detailed position description and application go to www.lvks.org. If qualified, please apply in person at Workforce Partnership Center, 515 Limit, Ste 200. Completed applications must be received NLT 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Position Title: Firefighter
Effective Date: February 9, 2017
General duty firefighting and rescue work on a regular 24 hour shift. Firefighting is the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires. An employee in this class performs specialized firefighting and rescue duties under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable physical danger.
Works under the general supervision of the Captain and/or Acting Captain. Work is performed under the direct supervision of superior officers but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting and rescue methods. Work is reviewed by observation of fire department officers.
May assist to coordinate, instruct, or supervise the work of new recruits or other personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Duties listed below do not include all tasks which may be performed)
Fire Suppression and Rescue:
- responds to alarms, enters burning buildings, operates nozzle, pumps, aerial devices, hand-held fire extinguishers, and/or other firefighting and emergency response equipment as directed
- rides apparatus, lays and connects hoses to hydrants
- may drive fire apparatus to and from fires
- directs fire streams and extinguishes fire in a wide variety of situations
- removes persons from danger and gives first aid to injured persons as needed
- performs salvage operations during and after fire
- performs various rescue and medical assistance duties which may include removing victims from occupancies filled with heat, smoke or toxic gases, and freeing victims from trapped vehicles
- some of the specific hazards the employee will be exposed to and functions employee must perform are:
- operates both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration;
- spends extensive time outside exposed to the elements;
- tolerates extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing duties. Must perform physically demanding work in hot, cold, and humid atmospheres while wearing equipment that significantly impairs body cooling mechanisms;
- experiences frequent transition from hot to cold and humid to dry atmospheres;
- ability to use manual and power tools;
- operates both manual and automatic transmission vehicles;
- relies on senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to help determine nature of emergency, maintain personal safety and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life threatening environment throughout the duration of the operation
- attends and participates in formal and phased intensive training and instruction sessions in firefighting and rescue methods, first aid, and other fire department activities
- learns city streets, hydrant locations, water supply systems, high risk buildings, and other facilities of the City of Leavenworth
- participates in the department’s physical fitness program Maintenance and Repair
- does routine housekeeping and maintenance duties at the fire station or in connection with fire equipment
- responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus, and quarters.
- participates in fire inspections as a member of a fire crew
- Peripheral Duties
- Maintains and monitors a safety culture in accordance with City policy. This culture will minimize accidents, injuries and property damage
- Performs more technical and specialty work, in fire investigations, public education, or similar functions, as time and training permits
- Assists in administrative activities as assigned
- Assists in training new employees as assigned
- Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communication equipment.
- May perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
- Be at least 21 years old at time of appointment.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of application (and maintain for duration of employment) and meet insurability standards under fleet insurance policy.
- Must obtain a Kansas Class “B” driver’s license, or out of state equivalent, within 90 days of appointment.
- Must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor crimes of a violent nature.
- IFSAC Firefighter I and II Certification at time of appointment.
- Haz-Mat Operations level at time of appointment.
- Kansas EMT-B or Paramedic certification at time of appointment and must retain a minimum of Kansas EMT-B level certification for the duration of employment.
- Must successfully pass departmental physical agility and written exam (current CPAT and FSEE will be accepted in lieu of department testing.) Must successfully attain department certified Relief Driver status within 18 months of hire date.NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_ – gain knowledge of the geography, hydrant locations, water supply systems, and high risk buildings and facilities of the City of Leavenworth; – control emotions and actions in stressful situations; – become familiar with the Rules and Regulations Manual, Standard Operation Procedures, Safety Manual, and other pertinent information relating to the Fire Department and/or City; andDESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- – acquire knowledge of City Ordinances relating to the fire department, fire code enforcement and inspection areas.
- – respond quickly and logically on the fire ground;
- – withstand heavy physical activity during stressful situations;
- Required to: acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods, hydraulics, fireground and rescue techniques, first aid, and related matters;
- SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Effective April 1, 2017 – Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) Certification within the last 12 months and Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70% or better within the last 24 months. (Departmental physical agility and written exam will no longer be offered.)
- IFSAC Driver/Operator Certification.TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
- Employee must acquire a working knowledge of:
- emergency medical apparatus (ambulance), fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard fire fighting and rescue equipment, ladders, radio, personal computer, etc. PHYSICAL DEMANDS