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Fire Engineer

Company: City Of Porterville
Location: Porterville
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Job Description:

DEFINITION:Under general supervision, responds to life and property protection emergenciesincluding fire, medical, vehicular accidents, hazardous materials incidents, rescueefforts and other emergency calls; participates in fire suppression and prevention,station and equipment maintenance; training activities; and performs related dutiesas required.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Fire Engineer candidates must be certified by the California State Board of FireServices as having successfully completed Driver/Operator 1A and Driver/Operator1B and have two years of firefighting experience or any combination of training andexperience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. Fire Engineercandidates must also possess an EMT I Certification and a valid California Driver'sLicense with no less than a Class -------C----- with a -------Firefighter Endorsement-----. All full-timeFire Department personnel must reside within a distance of forty-five air miles fromthe Porterville city limits. (Newly appointed personnel must abide by thisdepartment order within four months after appointment as part of their conditionaloffer.)QUALIFICATIONS:Qualified candidates must have knowledge of fire behavior and suppressiontechniques; operation and maintenance of pumping engines and ladder trucks;practical/applied hydraulics; mathematics and water pressure and flow calculations;hydrant and water main systems; traffic laws and regulations; emergency medicalcare and basic life support techniques; basic mechanical and building constructionmaintenance principles; universal safety precautions when providing medicalattention; safety inspection procedures; and proper handling of toxic/hazardousmaterials. Education, special training and experience must reflect the candidate'sability to drive a fire engine and operate firefighting equipment under a variety ofconditions; calculate engine and nozzle pressures; properly operate all fire,emergency, telecommunication equipment and apparatus; put on and work in safetygear; administer medical care and life support procedures; identify and solveproblems; think and act quickly in emergency situations; communicate effectivelywith individuals of all ages in various emotional states, from different backgroundsand in a variety of mental conditions; rapidly shift among communication styles;control situations involving irate and emotionally distraught individuals; communicatein person and by any form of communication device; understand and followdirections; retain sense of direction in total darkness; respond and make decisionsunder stress; remember and make a written record of observations and actionstaken; comprehend assigned reading materials; use a computer to enter andretrieve information; establish and maintain effective working relationships withsuperiors, peers, subordinates, and the general public.SELECTION PROCESS:A screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each candidate meetingthe specified requirements for the position. Applicants meeting the minimumqualifications are not guaranteed advancement, and the decision of thescreening committee is final. The selection process will include a competitiveassessment of relevant education, training, and work experience; to be followedby a written examination, scored on a pass or fail basis. Successful passage ofthe written examination is required in order to advance to the next level of therecruitment process which may include Engine Evolutions and Manipulative Skillsperformance tests and an interview before an Oral Board to determine the mostqualified candidates. Applicants will receive email notification regarding theirresults for all phases of the recruitment up to the establishment of the EligibilityList, if applicable. The City reserves the right to alter the testing process withoutnotice, as needed.The reference materials to study for the Fire Engineer examination are as follows:International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA)---'-- IFSTA. (2006). Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook,2nd Edition. Fire Protection Publications.---'-- IFSTA. (2008). Essentials of Fire Fighting, 5th Edition. BradyPublishing.**Candidates may also use Essentials of Fire Firefighting and FireDepartment Operations, 4th Edition can also be used as a source for thistest.TO APPLY:Submit an application and evidence of qualifications online atwww.ci.porterville.ca.us or submit a completed City of Porterville EmploymentApplication Form (a resume may be included, but does not substitute for acompleted application), together with any other materials noted to accompany theapplication if mentioned in this announcement, to the Human Resources Office,Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257. All applicationsand supporting documentation must be received in the Human Resources Officeby 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019.SPECIAL CONDITION:Candidates recommended for hire will be required to undergo a backgroundreference, a fingerprint check, and a pre-employment physical, which includes adrug screen.The City of Porterville is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and is compliantwith the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you needaccommodation under the ADA in the testing process for any position for whichyou intend to apply, please contact the Human Resources Division at (559) 782-7441 to request such accommodation. The City prohibits discrimination on thebasis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability ormedical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or AIDS relatedconditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domesticpartner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, orany other basis protected by law.Visalia TimesDelta. Keywords: Fire Engineer, Location: Porterville, CA - 93258

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