JOB OPEN-UNTIL FILLED
Multifaceted position that responds to emergency calls as a Firefighter-Advanced Life Support EMT and provides training, administrative, maintenance and support services in the Fire Department.
JOB FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR ACTIVITIES:
Responds to emergency calls as a minimum Firefighter-EMT II, drives and operates required vehicles and equipment.
Performs vehicle readiness checks, equipment inventories and other related tasks.
Performs a wide range of clerical duties. Assists with the fire department's information management system. Enters and maintains records, billing, emergency service reports, training records, statistics, personnel records and other related information.
Represents the fire department and the city at the fire department watch desk by responding to citizen inquiries and other public and agency contacts.
Performs general care and maintenance of fire department facilities and equipment including housekeeping, maintenance and minor repairs.
Assists with public education, fire prevention, and disaster preparedness programs.
Performs some routine purchasing for the fire department.
Performs other duties as directed.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Two years' experience with emergency services. Must possess a state certification as an EMT-II and Firefighter-I.
Must be able to drive ambulance and utility type vehicles within 2 weeks of hire. Requires High School Diploma or GED. Two-year Fire Science, Fire Service Administration or related degree desired.
Working knowledge of modern office procedures and use of computers and software programs including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Fire Department specific software. Requires excellent organizational and communication skills. Able to perform minor maintenance repairs. Requires a current Alaska Drivers License with a CDL preferred.
DECISION MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES
Requires ability to exercise independent judgment in the performance of all aspects of duties. Responsible for decisions which may involve possible loss of life or destruction of property. Activities are a major source of potential liability to the City, job responsibilities requires confidentiality.
May be required to supervise assigned volunteers.
Low contact with key city personnel and frequency of presentations/attendance at public meetings. High frequency of contact with general public. Low frequency of contact with government officials and key service personnel.
High frequency of exposure to hazardous situations in performance of firefighter or EMT duties. Moderate exposure to adverse weather conditions.
May be required to work swing or graveyard shifts, holidays and overtime. Regularly on-call by pager for emergency calls. Must be able to meet physical requirements for a Firefighter/EMT as defined by Homer Fire Department policy, after a conditional offer of employment has been made. ESS personnel area subject to a 207(k) 14 day work schedule agreement which must be signed at time of hire.
City Of Homer Alaska