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Fire Captain

Company: City Of Porterville
Location: Porterville
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:-- Supervises all fire safety personnel at all stations during an assigned shift; responds to life and property protection emergencies in the district covered by the headquarters' station; makes necessary decisions in emergency situations with regard to deployment of firefighters and equipment, fire suppression activities, emergency medical, and rescue procedures; provides inspection of commercial and industrial buildings to enforce fire codes and ordinances; identifies hazards and collects information for the pre-fire planning process; provides training through in-station drills, classroom instruction, and shift briefings; maintains personnel and other departmental records; prepares reports and target hazard files; directs the maintenance and repair of fire equipment, apparatus, hydrants, and stations; acts as Fire Marshal as assigned; investigates fires; prepares arson investigation reports and documents necessary for prosecution; preserves evidence; testifies in court; conducts special studies; compiles and analyzes statistics; acquires and reviews materials on fire services in other jurisdictions and reports on comparative analysis; conducts building and fire safety inspections; prepares notices for code violations; reports violations to Fire Chief; cooperates with other departments in effecting compliance; conducts follow-up inspections; issues citations, when necessary; reviews construction plans for compliance with fire code, regulations and standards; participates in the development of goals and objectives for fire training programs; designs programs to achieve objectives; administers, coordinates, and presents training programs; maintains records of training performed; prepares periodic reports on the types and amounts of training received by fire personnel; and represents and supports the policies and procedures established by the City Council, City Manager, and Department Heads.-- --DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:-- Education and/or Experience:-- Certified by the California State Board of Fire Services as a Fire Officer and five years of progressively responsible firefighting experience including two years in supervision or any combination of training and experience that provides with the desired knowledge and abilities. An Associate's degree in fire science is desirable.-- Knowledge of: Principles and practices of supervision; policies, procedures, laws and regulations governing the operation of a fire department; the incident command system; firefighting methods and equipment; fire behavior and suppression techniques; local, state and national safety codes and laws; prevention and inspection and maintenance of apparatus and equipment used by a fire department; emergency medical care and basic apparatus and equipment used by a afire department; emergency medical care and basic life support techniques; universal fire vocabulary and expressive techniques; mechanical and building construction maintenance principles; universal safety precautions when providing medical attention; safety inspection procedures; principles and techniques observed in the design and administration of training programs; and report writing and basic research methods.----Ability to:-- --Supervise operations consistent with department policies and goals; supervise and evaluate the work of others; work under pressure of dangerous situations, deadlines and emergencies; analyze and evaluate activities and methods; operate all fire, emergency and telecommunication equipment and apparatus; administer medical care and life support procedures; identify and solve problems; think and act quickly in emergency situations; communicate effectively with individuals of all ages in various emotional states, from different backgrounds and in a variety of mental conditions; rapidly shift among communication styles; control situations involving irate and emotionally distraught persons; communicate in person and by any form of communication device; understand and follow directions; respond and make decisions under stress; remember and make a written record of observations and actions taken; use a computer to enter and retrieve information; write clear and concise reports; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates and the general public.--SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:-- Possession of, and ability to maintain, an EMT I certification and a valid California Driver's License-- SELECTION:-- Screening will consist of a competitive assessment of relevant education, training and work experience to be followed by a written examination and/or an interview before an Oral Board to determine the most qualified candidates. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to an interview, and the decision of the screening committee is final. Those candidates who are determined eligible for appointment to the position will be placed on the City's Certified Eligibility List. Applicants will receive written notification regarding the results of all phases of the recruitment process up to the establishment of the Eligibility List, if applicable. The City reserves the right to alter the testing process, as needed, without notice. Candidates whose training and work experience most closely corresponds with the duties that are expected to be performed will be contacted by the Fire Chief for further consideration of appointment to the position.----The reference materials to study for the Fire Captain examination are as follows:--- Fortney,J., (Ed.). (2014). Fire and Emergency Services CompanyOfficer, 5th Edition. IFSTA.--- Murnane, L., (2016). Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement,8th Edition. IFSTA--- Hess, Karen M., & Wrobleski, Henry M. (2002). For the Record: ReportWriting for Fire Services, 2nd Edition. Innovative Systems.--- National Incident Management System Consortium. (2007). Book 1 -First Edition Incident Command System (ICS) Model Procedures Multi-Casualty, Highway, and Managing Large-Scale Incidents Using NIMSICS,1st Edition. Fire Protection Publications.--TO APPLY:-- Complete an application for this position on our website: or submit a completed City of Porterville Employment Application (a resume may be included, but does not substitute for a completed application), together with any other materials required to accompany the application if noticed in this announcement, to the Human Resources Office, Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019.--SPECIAL CONDITION:-- Candidates recommended for hire will be required to undergo a background reference, a fingerprint check, and a pre-employment physical, which may include a drug test. The City of Porterville is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you believe you need accommodation under the ADA in the testing process for any position for which you intend to apply, please contact the Human Resources Division at (559) 782-7441 to request such accommodation. The City prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability or medical condition, Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS/HIV) or AIDS related conditions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or domestic partner status, gender identity, parental status, veteran status, height, weight, or any other basis protected by law.Visalia TimesDelta. Keywords: Fire Captain, Location: Porterville, CA - 93258

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