Current Openings: Apply Now:  CAPTAINS PROCESS CLOSING MAY 6TH

Fire Captain

General Statement of Duties

Performs difficult public safety, fire prevention, and supervisory responsibilities in the fire station on an assigned shift.

Distinguishing Features of the Position

An employee in this class supervises and participates in the operations of the fire department on an assigned shift. The employee leads the shift in emergency response including immediate supervision in fire staff inside structure, in emergency medical response, and in the daily cleaning and maintenance activities including apparatus and equipment maintenance, station and grounds maintenance, and related activities. Other duties include supervising and participating in preparation of fire reports; and various projects for the department requiring coordination of staff. Work requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire, hazardous materials, and rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment and requires the employee to incorporate the necessary changes into in-service training. Judgement and ability to make effective decisions under pressure are required, particularly in directing staff in incident response. The employee is subject to the hazards associated with incident response work including working in inside and outside environments, working at heights, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, electrical current, high heat, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, wearing respirators, and working in close quarters. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and written reports concerning the quality and effectiveness of incident response.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Responds to fire and emergency calls by completing fire suppression activities for residential and commercial structures, vehicles, rubbish and grass areas, operating apparatus, removing hazards from emergency scenes, rescuing persons from fire and emergency scenes, utilizing fire extinguishing and extraction equipment to suppress fires and documenting actions when appropriate.
  • Provides basic emergency medical services by responding to emergency site, assessing the medical needs of patients, determining best immediate basic treatment, administering life support, utilizing trained medical skills, operating life-saving equipment, lifting and moving patients and extricating patients as necessary, assisting patients to emergency centers, completing medical reports, stocking medical supplies and documenting all services provided.
  • Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station property by performing preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery, ensuring apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts.
  • Educate the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquires and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies, illustrating proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures and assisting with public tours of the fire station when necessary.
  • Maintain current medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, firefighting, driving and computer skills. Also completing appropriate paperwork for training received.
  • Maintains fire station property by performing interior and exterior building maintenance such as mowing lawn, assisting with fire station activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate.

Additional Job Duties:

  • Performs related duties as required by the Fire Chief

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of modern methods of combating fires, incident response, and of the use of maintenance of related equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the layout of the command structure of the department.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern supervisory principles of leadership, communications, motivation, conflict management, etc.
  • Considerable knowledge of planning, organizing and implementing work objectives, operational procedures, policies, and long range plans.
  • Ability to conduct in-service training on firefighting, rescue, incident response, and equipment operations for public safety personnel.
  • Ability to provide leadership and inspire calm control while supervising emergency incident scenes.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees and members of the public.
  • Ability to make sound judgements in emergency situations.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid NC Class B Driver’s License
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • NC Fire Instructor I
  • NC Fire Officer I
  • NC Firefighter Certification
  • NC Driver Operator Pumps
  • NC Driver Operator Aerials Certification
  • NC Emergency Vehicle Driver
  • Minimum NC Technical Rescuer
  • Minimum NC Hazardous Material Operation Level
  • NIMS 100,200,700, and 800

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing.
  • Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 150 + pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess visual acuity to size up the color, volume, and extent of fire involvement in structures, to operate heavy fire apparatus in emergency situations, and to prepare records and reports.

Special Note:

  • Employee shall be classified as a non-exempt employee.

Starting Salary

$54,701

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Engineer- Process OPENS MAY 6 AND CLOSES MAY 20TH

General Statement of Duties

Performs responsible fire suppression and incident response activities including operating fire apparatus and participating in firefighting.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class participates in the operations of fire suppression and incident response personnel and operations at the fire station. The employee participates in incident response, including operation of fire apparatus, firefighting, equipment, facilities maintenance, and fire/rescue training. Work requires that the employee stay abreast of state-of-the-art fire suppression and rescue procedures, techniques, and equipment and requires the employee to incorporate the necessary changes into in-service training. Ability to make effective decisions under pressure is required in all aspects of work, particularly in operating apparatus during fire response. The employee is subject to the hazards associated with incident response work including working in inside and outside environments, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, loud noise, vibration, moving parts, high heat, chemicals, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, wearing respirators, and working in close quarters. Work is performed under regular supervision and is evaluated through observation, conferences, and written reports concerning the quality and effectiveness of work completed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Responds to fire and emergency calls by completing fire suppression activities for residential and commercial structures, vehicles, rubbish and grass areas, operating apparatus, removing hazards from emergency scenes, rescuing persons from fire and emergency scenes, utilizing fire extinguishing and extraction equipment to suppress fires and documenting actions when appropriate.
  • Drive fire apparatus and/or operate fire apparatus on emergency calls or at incident scene.
  • Operate numerous types of rescue, emergency and fire suppression equipment and apparatus as necessary; operate, inspect, repair, and perform other technical tasks related to maintaining the apparatus, equipment, and facilities in the area of assignment.
  • Responds to a variety of hazardous materials incidents; to perform defensive and offensive activities which will be dependent upon levels of certification in accordance with state and federal regulations; maintain knowledge and training about hazardous materials.
  • Study street and occupancy locations in assigned district; studying building plans and fire prevention systems in buildings in assigned district.
  • Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and access records, information and other various data.
  • Operate rescue vehicle and related equipment; clean and maintain supplies, materials and equipment aboard rescue vehicles; submit requisitions for additional materials and supplies as necessary.
  • Performs inspections and maintenance on fire hydrants in accordance with the Fire Department policy.
  • Provides basic emergency medical services by responding to emergency site, assessing the medical needs of patients, determining best immediate basic treatment, administering life support, utilizing trained medical skills, operating life-saving equipment, lifting and moving patients and extricating patients as necessary, assisting patients to emergency centers, completing medical reports, stocking medical supplies and documenting all services provided.
  • Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station property by performing preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery, ensuring apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts.
  • Educate the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquires and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies, illustrating proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures and assisting with public tours of the fire station when necessary.
  • Maintain current medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, firefighting, driving and computer skills. Also completing appropriate paperwork for training received.
  • Maintains fire station property by performing interior and exterior building maintenance such as mowing lawn, assisting with fire station activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate.
  • Acts in the absence of Fire Captain on assigned shift.

Additional Job Duties:

  • Performs related duties as required by the Fire Chief or his/her designee

Special Requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid NC Class B Driver’s License
  • NC Driver Operator Certification
  • NC Driver Operator Aerials Certification within 1 year of hire
  • NC Firefighter Certification
  • Minimum NC Technical Rescuer
  • Minimum NC Hazardous Material Operation Level
  • NIMS 100,200,700, and 800
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing.
  • Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 150 + pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess visual acuity to size up the color, volume, and extent of fire involvement in structures, to operate heavy fire apparatus in emergency situations, and to prepare records and reports.

Special Note:

  • Employee shall be classified as a non-exempt employee.

Starting Salary

$44,661

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Firefighter OPENS MAY 20TH AND CLOSES JUNE 3RD

General Statement of Duties

Performs responsible fire suppression work in combating fires, vehicle extrication, emergency medical assistance, maintaining fire vehicles, equipment, and facilities.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class is responsible for performing general fire suppression work at the scene of a fire. Work involves preparing equipment for responding to fire calls, fighting fires, performing rescue operations, and equipment and vehicle maintenance. Work may involve driving a fire department vehicle to a scene or for work assignments. Work is often performed under stressful emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazards. Work standards and procedures are generally established and understood. The employees are subject to hazards associated with firefighting and emergency care including working in both inside and outside environments, in extreme cold weather, and exposure to various hazards such as exposure to high heat, exposure to chemicals, and in the proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working in high places. Employees may also be exposed to atmospheric conditions and may be required to work in close quarters. Work is reviewed through observation and discussions concerning the quality and effectiveness of fire and rescue efforts and through evaluation of the completion of training activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Responds to fire and emergency calls by completing fire suppression activities for residential and commercial structures, vehicles, rubbish and grass areas, operating apparatus, removing hazards from emergency scenes, rescuing persons from fire and emergency scenes, utilizing fire extinguishing and extraction equipment to suppress fires and documenting actions when appropriate.
  • Provides basic emergency medical services by responding to emergency site, assessing the medical needs of patients, determining best immediate basic treatment, administering life support, utilizing trained medical skills, operating life-saving equipment, lifting and moving patients and extricating patients as necessary, assisting patients to emergency centers, completing medical reports, stocking medical supplies and documenting all services provided.
  • Maintains firefighting equipment and fire station property by performing preventive maintenance on equipment and machinery, ensuring apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts.
  • Educate the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquires and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies, illustrating proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures and assisting with public tours of the fire station when necessary.
  • Maintain current medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, firefighting, driving and computer skills. Also completing appropriate paperwork for training received.
  • Maintains fire station property by performing interior and exterior building maintenance such as mowing lawn, assisting with fire station activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate.

Additional Job Duties:

  • Performs related duties as required by the Fire Chief or his/her designee

Requirements for Firefighter Position:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid NC Driver’s License
  • *Must obtain a Class B License within 6 months of hire*
  • NC Firefighter Certification
  • Minimum NC Technical Rescuer Certification
  • Hazardous Material Operation Level
  • NIMS 100,200,700, and 800
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Technical Rescue Certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing.
  • Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 150 + pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess visual acuity to size up the color, volume, and extent of fire involvement in structures, to operate heavy fire apparatus in emergency situations, and to prepare records and reports.

Special Note:

  • Employee shall be classified as a non-exempt employee.

Starting Salary

$42,580