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Firefighter Technician - Anchor Point Fire Service Area - Closes 5/10/2019

30 Apr 2019 8:41 AM | Abner Hoage (Administrator)

Under the general direction and supervision of the Fire Chief or his/her designee, the Firefighter Technician performs emergency procedures in order to preserve life and property.  The Firefighter Technician is also responsible for compiling reports, documenting department information, assisting in service area budget control, staffing coordination, purchasing and accounts payable while working to achieve the highest level of cooperation, effectiveness and efficiency in fire protection and emergency services support within the Service Area and assigned station.  

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for this position include a high school diploma or GED; one year of emergency medical and/or structural firefighting experience either as a paid employee or as an emergency responder volunteer, and current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1 by the State of Alaska and/or National Registry.  Firefighter (FF) 1 is strongly preferred; incumbent will be required to obtain (and maintain) FF1 within twelve months of hire.   May be required to obtain Firefighter 2 and/or EMT 2 certification within eighteen months of hire, and will be required to maintain all obtained levels throughout employment.  Qualified applicants must have an intermediate skill level in the use of personal computers and supporting software in a windows-based environment, and must also have proven organizational and communication skills. The incumbent must possess the ability and willingness to take direction, follow instructions and complete some tasks with little supervision. 
Additional Requirements: EMS certification and Physical Ability Testing will be required if the incumbent has not successfully passed a KPB Physical in the past 6 months. This position requires a valid, unrestricted Alaska driver's license that must be maintained at all times per KPB driver License Policy.  This employee must reside within a 20-minute response time of an assigned department station.


Essential Functions
  1. Relieves Chief and/or others as directed of varied office and administrative detail and acts as a confidential assistant.
  2. Screens telephone and office callers by furnishing the information requested or referring the caller to the proper individual for handling when appropriate.
  3. Participates and assists with leading scheduled drills and training, attends firefighting and EMS courses to improve knowledge and skill level, learns hydraulics and pump operation to perform engineer duties, and assists volunteers and volunteer residents with their departmental education and scheduling.
  4. As assigned, may be responsible for maintaining an internal accounting system including accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, payroll for full personnel and volunteer incentives, and budgetary accounts and transfers as approved by Chief, including basic cost control and analysis.
  5. Assists Chief in preparation of annual budget drafts, applications for funding (grants), annual fiscal reports and statements to the Borough finance department.
  6. Performs other administrative duties deemed necessary by the Chief or his/her designee.
  7. Proactively establishes and maintains effective and positive working relationships with members of the Borough, volunteers, neighboring agencies and service areas.
  8. Assists with station upkeep and duties as assigned.
  9. Performs firefighting duties according to standard operating procedures and NFPA Guidelines per certification level
  10. Performs emergency medical care as defined by the State of Alaska, Sponsoring Medical Director and departmental Medical Standing Orders for the certification level held at the time of hire and/or obtained after employment. Certification levels shall be maintained at each level as a condition of employment.
  11. Responds to fire, medical, rescue and other emergency calls.
  12. Maintains a working knowledge of the proper use of fire department emergency tools and equipment.
  13. Maintains a working knowledge of proper radio procedures.
  14. Knows and follows departmental safety policies and procedures.
  15. May assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG's).
Other Functions:
  1. Other related duties as assigned.
Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, use hands to feel or handle objects, tools, or controls; type; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and smell.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently transport up to 50 pounds, and occasionally transport over 100 pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Examination: A medical examination is required. Must pass the entry-level firefighter physical ability test, criminal background check and have an acceptable driving record

Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kenaiak/jobs/2430894/firefighter-technician-anchor-point-fire-service-area

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