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  • 25 Aug 2020 2:45 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Assistant Fire Chief


    SALARY:  Depends on Qualifications
    DEPARTMENT:  Fire
    OPENING DATE:  08/25/20
    JOB SUMMARY:

    JOB SUMMARY

    This position is responsible to the Fire Chief for the administration of a division or multiple divisions of the Fairbanks Fire Department, assists the Fire Chief in the overall administration and direction of the Fire Department and acts as Fire Chief during the Chief’s absence. 

     
    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     Function at both a strategic and tactical level.

     Direct the administrative activities of one or more divisions of the department at the direction of the Fire Chief.

     Provide direct supervision for subordinate personnel by conducting and reviewing performance evaluations; guidance for career development, and implementing progressive discipline.

     Assist the Fire Chief in developing, draft, and maintain department budgets.

     Coordinate the review and modification of policies and procedures for the Fairbanks Fire Department.

     Interpret rules, contractual agreements, and standing protocols which affect both individual divisions and the department as a whole.

     Respond to major emergencies and multi-alarm operations and assume an appropriate role within the Incident Command System as needed.

     Represent the Fire Chief, the Department, and the City with the public, community groups, professional organizations and other City departments in assigned areas, and performs related work as assigned.

    Manage administrative functions within the Department to including construction projects, and preventive maintenance and repair of facilities

    The above examples are representative of assignments performed by this class and are not intended to be inclusive.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Persons applying for this position must have the following:

     A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in professional firefighting, which shall include five years in a Supervisory position of Battalion Chief or above.  Additional years of experience, in addition to the ten years, may substitute for supervisory experience.

    Possess and maintain a valid State of Alaska driver's license throughout the duration of employment.

     Enrollment or completion of the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program is highly desirable.

     Graduation from an accredited college or university with a four year degree in appropriate discipline is highly desirable.
     
    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

     Candidates hired must satisfactorily demonstrate these factors during a prescribed probationary period for continued employment:

     Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of fire and public administration.

     Knowledge of firefighting, prevention, and emergency medical services.

     Ability to effectively oversee the functions of assigned areas.

     Ability to manage operations at emergency scenes.

     Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.

     Ability to lead and grow the department through dynamic leadership, mentorship, positive motivation, and employee development.

     
    WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS and MOTOR SKILLS:

    The position involves physically risky functions under emergency conditions.

    Nature of the work may involve exposure to conditions that could cause injury, illness or loss of life, and exposure to materials includes, but is not limited to, fire, chemical spills, oil, fuel, hazardous materials, disease and dangerous weather conditions.

    Mental and physical fitness are required for completing the tasks involved in the position.

    Performance of work can also involve standing and walking for long periods of time.

    Physical agility is required to access all areas at the scene of a fire. (Rare)

    Emergencies require pushing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and reaching with hands and arms.

    The Assistant Fire Chief may be required to lift/carry equipment or persons weighing more than 100 pounds. (Rare)

    Wears protective equipment weighing over 50 pounds. Ability to perform strenuous physical efforts during emergency or training activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke. (Rare)

    VISUAL DEMANDS:

    Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
     


    APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
    http://www.fairbanks.us

    800 Cushman Street
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    907-459-6780

    hr@fairbanks.us

    Position #1811
    ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF


  • 20 Aug 2020 1:35 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Job Posted: 

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Position Closes: 

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 5:00pm

    Compensation: 

    $33.92 - $56.38 / D.O.E.

    Department: 

    Palmer Fire & Rescue

    Position Description: 

    Please see Job Description for position information and requirements.

    File: 

    Fire Chief 08192020.pdf


  • 17 Aug 2020 4:01 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Chena-Goldstream Fire & Rescue is seeking individual for one of 2 positions with Fire and EMS experience, at the Company Officer’s level, to serve as a Shift Officer with other assigned responsibilities. (See packet for more information). We are looking for career minded individuals with a potential long-term commitment to our department. Salary range of $55,000-$65,000 and rank of Lieutenant or Captain is dependent on experience with a benefits package and reimbursement for moving expenses up to $10,000 (with receipts).

    In this role, you have the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, as this position will be focused heavily on: building collaborative, positive relationships and mentoring staff, volunteers and students; recognition and leadership building; fire service leadership; and emergency medical services.

    Before applying, please review the full application packet located at www.cgfr.com that includes the Position Description and Employment Application. The following documents must be received via recruitment@cgfr.com or delivered to Chena-Goldstream Fire & Rescue, Station 42 no later than close of business day on September 4, 2020

    1. Completed Application.

    2. Resume.

    3. Copies of all current certifications required.

    - State of Alaska or IFSAC Firefighter II
    - State of Alaska EMT III or AK-AEMT (Paramedic Training Preferred)
    - IFSAC or State of Alaska Fire Service Instructor I
    - IFSAC or Alaska Fire Officer I
    - Hazardous Materials Operations certificate
    - I-100, I-200, I-700, I-800 certificates
    - Valid Alaska Driver’s License
    - Any other certifications pertinent to the position

    4. Copy of Driving Record.

    5. Copy of Criminal History Record.

    An assessment center is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 7, 2020.

    Should you be chosen for an interview, the following events will take place;

    - Candidate is interviewed.

    - Candidate will instruct a ten (10) minute class on a topic that is in the State of Alaska. Firefighter 1 curriculum. Please use PowerPoint to accompany your presentation.

    - Candidate will demonstrate skills as an Incident Commander on multiple Type 5 emergencies.

    - Candidate will demonstrate EMS skills in a simulated medical or trauma scenario.

    - Candidate will write up a fire report on a specified incident.

    - Candidate will be administered a 100 question, multiple choice, written exam which will touch on general knowledge areas of FF1& II, Field Hydraulics, EMT I, II, III, Hazmat Ops and Leadership.

    - Candidate will be required to pass the department physical agility test.

    The final results will be reviewed by the Fire Chief.

    Employment offer for the Shift Officer positions will be contingent upon passing a drug test, physician physical and background check.

    Position is open until filled with a first review date of September 4, 2020.


  • 14 Aug 2020 5:00 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    For additional details download the hiring packet below:

    Engineer Hire Packet - Fillable.docx

    August 14, 2020

    Dear Candidate,

    On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank you for applying to join our team! We are the

    busiest volunteer department in the Interior of Alaska and are looking for energetic and enthusiastic men and women to fill our ranks. If you are a person of integrity who possesses a strong work ethic, we would love to talk with you. We believe that our department is on a path to excellence and already has a team of volunteers and paid staff that places us second to none.

    If you are looking for a progressive fire department, then you have found your new home at North Star Volunteer Fire Department. Please look over the enclosed materials as well as the

    information on our website to learn more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop by.

    Thank you,

     

    Doug Fournier

    Deputy Fire Chief

    North Star Volunteer Fire Department

    2358 Bradway Road

    North Pole, AK 99705

    907-488-3400


  • 5 Aug 2020 8:00 AM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    FIRE MARSHAL for the City of Ketchikan, Fire Department.  Plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements fire prevention and fire investigation programs for the City including fire code interpretation, enforcement, and abatement activities.  Plans, schedules and conducts fire inspection of local businesses and commercial enterprises.  Reviews construction projects for compliance with applicable fire codes, related ordinances, and policies.  Five (5) years’ experience as a full time firefighter with a minimum of two (2) years’ performing fire prevention.  Possession of or ability to obtain Fire Code Inspector I and II, Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, EMT I and Plans Examiner I and II certificates. 

    The City of Ketchikan is approximately 650 miles north of Seattle, WA and offers an extraordinary quality of life.  The beautiful ocean-island community of Ketchikan has weekly marine ferry service, multiple daily (737) jets.  There is world class salt-water fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities.   

    $34.06-$39.55/Hr. DOQ plus benefits.  Required application and complete job description available at http://www.ktn-ak.us/jobs Position is open until filled; EOE/AA.


  • 28 Jul 2020 4:58 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    For details download Firefighter Hire Packet 7-2020.pdf


    July 28, 2020

    Dear Candidate,

    On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank you for applying to join our team! We are the

    busiest volunteer department in the Interior of Alaska and are looking for energetic and enthusiastic men and women to fill our ranks. If you are a person of integrity who possesses a strong work ethic, we would love to talk with you. We believe that our department is on a path to excellence and already has a team of volunteers and paid staff that places us second to none.

    If you are looking for a progressive fire department, then you have found your new home at North Star Volunteer Fire Department. Please look over the enclosed materials as well as the

    information on our website to learn more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or stop by.

    Thank you,

    Doug Fournier

    Deputy Fire Chief

    North Star Volunteer Fire Department

    2358 Bradway Road

    North Pole, AK 99705

    907-488-3400


  • 27 Jul 2020 4:27 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Central Emergency Services is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated professionals to join our team. We are a progressive combination department serving multiple communities on the central Kenai Penin-sula out of five stations that cover approximately 1,000 square miles of service area.

    We are looking for Firefighter / EMT III’s and Firefighter / Paramedics who embrace our core values of Teamwork, Dedication, Integrity and Pride to serve our communities. Join this rewarding career field while living in one of the greatest recreational areas of Alaska with easy access to state and

    national parks, wilderness areas, oceans, lakes and streams.

    See below for some of the pay specifics/incentives. The Kenai Peninsula Borough also offers a com-prehensive benefits package including health/dental insurance – click on the link below to apply now and jumpstart your emergency services career with CES.

    Firefighter I/EMT III: Base pay $20.12/hr $58,589.44/annual*

     w/ ACLS and Expanded Scope $21.40/hr

    Firefighter I/Paramedic: Base pay $22.34/hr $62,695.36/annual*

     Paramedic II (when achieved in 2nd year of employment) $24.08/hr

    Pay increases at 12 months, 24 months and each two years of continued employment through 26 years (per current contract).

    *Additional pay incentives (may be earned based on department need and contract):

    • Fire Investigator - 2.6% of base starting pay
    • Dive Rescue – 2.6% of base starting pay
    • Technical Rescue Team Members - $500 yearly stipend

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kenaiak/jobs/2801029-0/firefighter-i-emt-iii-or-paramedic

    Current Application Process Closes August 7th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


  • 7 Jul 2020 8:00 AM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Salary range is $91,790.40 - $109,137.60 DOE/Q Excellent benefit package. The Fire Chief is fully vested to manage a full-service Fire Department with fire, EMS, Dive, SAR and emergency management responsibility. City operates a combination department with 8.5 career staff and approximately 100 volunteers. Ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree in business, fire science or a related field; Chief Fire Officer or Executive Fire Officer Certification. Must possess, or ability to obtain, a valid Alaska driver’s license.

    Details, Application and job description located here. Open Until Filled. EOE


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