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Fire Engineer

Category: Public Safety
Description:
THE CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF FIRE ENGINEER. THE FIRE ENGINEER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFELY DRIVING AND OPERATING FIRE APPARATUS DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. EMPHASIS OF THE WORK IS ON EQUIPMENT OPERATION, DETERMINING WATER PRESSURE RATES FOR FIRE HOSES, SIZE OF FIRE HOSES REQUIRED, AND USE OF LADDERS, HAND TOOLS, AND CUTTING TOOLS. THIS EMPLOYEE IS A FIREFIGHTER AND RETAINS THE REQUIREMENT TO SERVE IN THE ABSENCE OF A SUPERVISOR SINCE THE POSITION MAY WORK UP OR DOWN THE COMMAND STRUCTURE AS THE NEED ARISES. THE EMPLOYEE ALSO RESPONDS TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALLS, PROVIDES EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, PARTICIPATES IN TRAINING CLASSES, AND CLEANS FIRE EQUIPMENT AND STATION HOUSE. WORK STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES ARE WELL ESTABLISHED AND UNDERSTOOD; HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION AND JUDGMENT ARE REQUIRED DURING A FIRE OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL. WORK IS PERFORMED UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF A FIRE LIEUTENANT OR CAPTAIN AND IS EVALUATED THROUGH OBSERVATION, REPORTS AND DISCUSSION REGARDING EFFECTIVENESS OF PERFORMANCE. GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR GED SUPPLEMENTED BY COMPLETION OF COURSES AND SEMINARS IN FIRE SERVICE AND THREE YEARS WITH A FIREFIGHTER LEVEL II CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. CANDIDATES SHOULD ALSO POSSESS A FIREFIGHTER LEVEL II CERTIFICATION, VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT-BASIC), HAZMAT CERTIFICATION, EMERGENCY VEHICLE DRIVER, DRIVER OPERATOR PUMPS, AND NIMS COURSES. THE HIRING RANGE IS $36,912 - $46,546 DOQ AND THE CITY HAS AN EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE. THE CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY GO TO HTTPS://WWW.HENDERSONVILLENC.GOV/EMPLOYMENT-1 OR WWW.HVLNC.GOV.
Employer: City of Hendersonville
Expires: 11/16/2019
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