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Firefighter II

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Position Details

Position Information

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Position Title Firefighter II
Job Code 03102
Pay Grade F5
FLSA Non-Exempt
Job Description Summary

Perform fire suppression and emergency response work responding to citizen calls for emergency assistance due to fires and other crisis situations.

Essential Job Functions

•Respond to situations involving the destruction of property and potential loss of life such as fires, accidents, hazardous materials, and emergency medical and rescue incidents.
•Operate a variety of fire suppression and emergency medical equipment.
•Clean and maintain all apparatus, tools, equipment, and the fire station.

Ancillary Job Functions

•Inspect businesses for hazards and fire code violations.
•Establish and maintain good working relationships with community groups and agencies. Provide public education on fire prevention and safety.
•Drive fire apparatus on a training basis or as needed depending on operational situation.
•Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered

•High school diploma or equivalent and five consecutive years as licensed EMT OR State of Missouri Paramedic license OR Associate’s degree (or equivalent college credits) in fire science or directly related field approved by the Fire Chief OR any combination of education and experience that would provide the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities.
•Must maintain valid drivers’ license, CPR certification, and EMT or Paramedic license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position

•Knowledge of fire suppression and first responder methods, practices, techniques.
•Knowledge of fire and emergency response equipment operation and maintenance.
•Knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to the use and operation of fire equipment and fire suppression and first responder activities.
•Ability to lift and carry ladders, hoses and other emergency equipment while wearing protective clothing/equipment including breathing apparatus.
•Ability to work in cramped spaces and in the presence of heat, fire, smoke, toxic fumes and other dangerous situations.
•Knowledge of fire codes and regulations.
•Knowledge of City streets and locations.
•Clear verbal communication skills and ability to give and follow written and oral instructions.
•Strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with other City employees, public safety agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job

•Varying, inclement outdoor weather conditions and in extreme heat and cold non-weather conditions.
•Exposure to mechanical and other hazardous fluids, fumes, and airborne particles that require the use of PPE, respiratory protection and BSI protection.
•Work in high, dangerous places and near mechanical moving parts.
•Exposure to loud or very loud noise.
•Work in hazardous traffic conditions.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

•Exceptional visual acuity including clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less, three dimensional vision, and ability to distinguish colors.
•Precise hand-eye coordination to operate equipment.
•Regularly required to sit, talk, hear, stand, and walk while performing station work and responding to emergency situations.
•Frequently required to drive, grasp, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl during emergency situations.
•Repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement while operating fire equipment or office machines.
•Must be able to lift more than 100 pounds.
•Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Supervision Exercised

None; however, the employee may give guidance and assistance to less experienced firefighters.