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  • 3 Sep 2021 8:43 AM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Chena Goldstream Fire & Rescue (CGFR) is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to become an Assistant Chief (or Senior Captain depending on experience and training) of our department. Starting salary is $70,000 annually DOE with a generous benefits package including paid medical and employer funded retirement. Reimbursement for moving expenses up to $10,000 (with receipts) is available. Rank of position will depend on the experience of the applicant. Duties for this position would include supervision of Fire and EMS Training Programs that are run by our Shift Officers, Coordinating and Overseeing Scholarship and Live-in Firefighter Programs, and Volunteer Recruitment and Retention. In this role, you have the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills, as this position will be focused heavily on building collaborative and positive relationships with staff, volunteers, other departments, and community stakeholders; staff, student, and volunteer recruitment, training, mentoring, recognition and leadership building; fire service leadership; and emergency medical services management. Core technical competencies required for this position include:

    - Firefighting   - EMS     - Hazmat     - Incident Command System    - Search and rescue techniques 

    - Command and control techniques     - Fire Hydraulics     - Ability to manage training programs

     All applicants will be subject to a full criminal background check and a full driver’s license history for the past 3 years minimum (up to 5 years). The successful applicant must take residence within 30 minutes of Chena-Goldstream Station 42 (716 Chena Ridge Road) and must be able to pass an NFPA Fit for Duty Physical If you are a dynamic, enthusiastic, and innovative leader with a passion for continuous learning and improvement, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Before applying, please review the full application packet located at www.cgfr.com that includes the Position Description and Employment Application. To apply, submit the following to the Deputy Fire Chief at recruitment@cgfr.com. 

    CGFR Employment Application

    Cover letter

    Résumé

    Names and contact information for three professional references

    Copies of all required certifications and licenses

  • 2 Sep 2021 4:01 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

     Chena-Goldstream Fire & Rescue is seeking an individual 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. Compensation includes a generous benefits package with employer paid medical and retirement. Reimbursement for moving expenses up to $10,000 (with receipts) is available.

    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 16th, 2021 

    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 27, 2021. 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 17, 2021.


  • 23 Aug 2021 3:17 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    APPLY ONLINE AT:https://www.ktn-ak.us/jobs/1469/ 

    TITLE: FIRE CHIEF

    DEPARTMENT: FIRE

    STATUS: Regular Full-time

    HOURS/DAYS: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM With evenings and weekends

    GRADE /STEP: 779 A-U mo

    DUTIES: See job description at https://www.ktn-ak.us/jobs/1469/ 

    HOURLY/ SALARY: $8,340.55-$11,233.50 mo / DOE

    UNION STATUS: NO

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in emergency management, fire science, EMS or related field; post graduate work in public administration and completion of executive fire officer or chief fire officer certificate preferred. Ten years of fire service experience including three years as a fire chief or an assistant fire chief; possession of NFPA, Fire Officer I, II, or III and the ability to obtain Executive Fire Officer Certification.

  • 23 Aug 2021 3:09 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Training Coordinator 

    The Chugiak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. Inc., a busy, progressive, suburban department is looking for a full-time Training Coordinator.  Must be capable of evaluating needs and resources, designing training programs, and coordinating classes and instructors.  He/she coordinates all training records and the activities associated with the development and delivery of the many classes offered at the department. Strong customer service orientation, organizational and communication skills required. Salary is DOE with generous benefits. EOE

    Candidates must submit the following items to be considered:

    1. Current and comprehensive resume 
    2. Cover letter outlining why they wish to be considered for this job 
    3. A list of all employment over the most recent 20 years, and contact information for direct supervisors
    4. A list of four professional references and their contact information 
    5. Signed Application Agreement and Waiver of Liability 

    Only complete application packets will be considered and should be submitted to: 

    CVFRD- Training Coordinator Hiring Committee

    PO Box 670363

    Chugiak, AK. 99567

    Or by Email to renee.mackey@cvfrd.com


    NOTE:  Hiring qualification requirements may be modified if, in the opinion of the Hiring Board, a particular candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimate of future potential.  Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted or vice versa.

     

    The deadline for applying is September 7th.



  • 22 Apr 2021 3:52 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)
    Deputy Chief Hire Packet 2021.pdf 

    POSITION TITLE: Deputy Chief Operations Division SALARY: $78,000+ - DOE

    STATUS: Regular Full Time FLSA: Exempt

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    The individual occupying this position is responsible for the efficient management and

    implementation of an effective emergency service operations division utilizing Department Career and Volunteer personnel. Typical activities include administrative, supervisory, technical fire and emergency service duties at all levels encumbering supervision, fire suppression, hazardous materials, public education, investigations emergency medical and rescue service, facility and apparatus testing and maintenance.

    Responsibilities:

    1. Research, planning, and implementation through the dissemination of basic and advanced technical operational programs related to safe and effective emergency services.

    2. Coordinates the development, maintenance, and review of Operations Division.

    3. Develop, present, and justify the annual budget for Operations Division.

    4. Prepares, reviews, and maintains documentation of Department Operations Division.

    5. Assumes the position of command during emergency and non-emergency department responses.

    6. Supervises and delegates directives to carry our operations of the fire department.

    7. Evaluates and reports to the Fire Chief on the status and condition of department emergency service resources and personnel.

    8. Identify and advise Battalion Chiefs of operational problems and implements solutions.

    9. Supervises Career and Volunteer fire service personnel.

    10. Develop the objectives, plans, and programs of the Division.

    11. Responds to alarms and assists in the operations of the emergency to include entry and direction of emergency crews if needed.

    12. Prepares and periodically updates long-range plans for the Division

    13. Maintains accurate operational records per applicable standards and performs quality control of all

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    operational programs.

    14. Researches and makes recommendations to the Fire Chief for changes in the operation of fiscal plans within the Division.

    15. Supervises the development, planning, and implementation of Department Maintenance Division through department Maintenance Specialist.

    16. coordinate activities with other divisions, department, and agencies.

    17. Acts in the capacity of Fire Chief as required

    18. Directs other emergency services as delegated by the Fire Chief according to FNSB Emergency Services policies and procedures.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Alaska driver’s license within 90 days of hire. (A five-year driving record must be attached to your application).

    2. High School diploma or equivalent.

    3. NFPA Firefighter 1 or equivalent

    4. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800

    5. NREMT-B or State of Alaska EMT 1.

    6. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer 2 certification.

    7. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor I.

    8. Associates degree in Fire Science or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for a required degree.

    9. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible emergency service experience, (4) of which must have been as Battalion Chief or above.

    10. Extensive knowledge of technical firefighting principles and practices; knowledge

    of chemistry and physics of fire and the causes and ignition sources of fires;

    knowledge of emergency scene command principles and practices.

    11. Knowledge of management and administration principles including long range

    plans for funding, equipment, and projects.

    12. Ability to write comprehensive reports and to communicate effectively with

    subordinates, superiors and the community.

    13. Demonstrated competency in use of computers, simulators and other education

    and training equipment technologies.

    14. Demonstrated progressive, innovative, creative methods of supervision.

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    15. Demonstrated ability in project planning and scheduling in a multi-facet operation.

    16. Applicants must have the ability to work independently of direct supervision.

    17. Physically fit to perform arduous emergency scene duties including entry into

    structure fires and lifting of patients.

    18. Must be able to pass the department physical agility test and NFPA Firefighter physical.

    A background investigation will be conducted on final applicants. A PROFICIENCY TEST MAY BE ADMINISTERED TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS.

    19. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely prepare formal oral and written

    reports, and technical studies.

    20. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with

    management, coworkers, federal and state officials, public and private groups.

    21. Ability to deal effectively and courteously with complaints.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. NIMS ICS 400.

    2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fire Science or a related field.

    3. NREMT-P or State of Alaska EMT III.

    4. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor II or higher certification.

    5. IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Officer III or higher certification.

    6. At least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible emergency service experience, five (5) of which must have been in a supervisory position.

    JOB CONTACTS:

    Public, NSVFD volunteer and Career firefighters and Emergency Services

    personnel, FNSB personnel, local, State and Federal elected officials, area fire

    departments and emergency service providers.


  • 16 Apr 2021 2:21 PM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE:                            24 Hour Firefighter

    SALARY:                                 $54,266.00 plus DOE

    OPENING DATE;                    April 8, 2021

    CLOSING DATE:                     April 23, 2021

    NARRATIVE:

    This is a non-exempt position reporting directly to the Shift Officer. The position responds to fire, EMS, rescue, and hazardous materials emergencies in addition to performing daily fire department business and maintenance activities as assigned. The position requires attendance at all assigned training classes and assists with instruction as directed. This position requires certification to drive/operate all department, emergency apparatus within six months and become certified as a State of Alaska EMT III within one year of date of hire. The position calls for working 48/96-hour shifts on a rotating schedule.

    Applications can be found online at www.northstarfire.org or may be picked up in person at North Star Station 31, 2358 Bradway Road, North Pole, Alaska.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    1. One-year verifiable experience with a volunteer or paid department

    2. State of Alaska Firefighter I or the ability to transfer an IFSAC / PRO BOARD Firefighter           certificate within 60 days of hire.

    3. Valid State of Alaska EMT-I or NREMT-B with the ability to transfer to Alaska within 60 days of     hire.

    4. ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

    5. Valid license with the ability to obtain an Alaska Driver’s License within 90 days.

    6. High School Diploma or equivalent

    7. Ability to pass a nationwide background check.

    8. Ability to pass the NSVFD Physical Ability Test

    9. Ability to pass an NFPA 1582 compliant physical examination after conditional offer of     employment.

    10. Ability to pass a comprehensive drug panel screening after conditional offer of employment.


  • 24 Sep 2020 11:56 AM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

    Under the general direction and supervision of the Central Emergency Service (CES) Fire Chief or his designee, the Firefighter I performs emergency procedures in order to preserve and maintain life and property.  Firefighters are also responsible for maintaining facilities, apparatus and equipment.
     
    ResidencyThe Firefighter I must reside within at least a 15 minute response time by roadway to the nearest department fire station.

    Effective 7/1/20:
    Firefighter I/EMT III: Base pay $20.12/hr $58,589.44/annual*
    Firefighter I/Paramedic: Base pay $23.15/hr $67412.80/annual*


    *Additional pay incentives for professional pay, based on department need and union contract, may be earned

    Posting has been extended effective 9/17/20.  Posting will result in hiring two positions.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    EDUCATION:

    • High School Diploma or GED
    WORK EXPERIENCE:
    • One (1) year of paid or volunteer structural firefighting experience
    CERTIFICATIONS and LICENSING:
    • IFSAC or State of Alaska Firefighter I
    • Required level of EMS certification as noted on posting. This minimum level must be maintained as a condition of employment.
    • A valid, unrestricted Alaska driver's license
    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
    • Experience as a volunteer firefighter with Central Emergency Services
    • College degree in Fire or EMS-related science
    EMT III and EMT III / ACLS / Expanded Scope - Certifications and Licensing:
    • IFSAC or State of Alaska Firefighter I
    • State of Alaska – EMT III or National Equivalent (AEMT)
    • ADD- American Heart Association-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Expanded Scope Criteria
    • A valid, unrestricted Alaska driver's license
    PARAMEDIC - Certifications and Licensing:
    • State of Alaska – Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) or
    • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic (NRP) and obtain State of Alaska - MICP within 12-month probationary period.
    *Shall successfully complete CES Paramedic 2 training and testing within 24 months.


    For full job description and to apply visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kenaiak/jobs/2801029-0/firefighter-i-emt-iii-or-paramedic-central-emergency-services


  • 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


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