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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Fire
Job Title: Volunteer Firefighter
Salary: $0 


Job Description:

Position Title:           Volunteer Firefighter

Department:             Fire

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Fire Chief or his designee, the Volunteer Firefighter protects the life and property of the citizens of Ottawa by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires.  An employee in this class performs specialized firefighting duties under emergency conditions, frequently involving considerable physical danger.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the supervising officer, but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods.  The employee is also responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus and quarters.

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Date Opened:             October 10, 2017

Date Closed:               November 12, 2017

Hours:                         Mandatory 8 hours of Ride Time per month.  Attend 75% of quarterly training meetings.  Respond to structure fires or other emergencies.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Regular part-time and regular full-time employees shall, within one year of date of hire, establish and maintain residency within Franklin County or within a driving distance of 35 miles of the Ottawa City Hall, and within the state of Kansas.

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail (if provided).  Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail for an e-mail from HumanResources@ottawaks.gov.  If you have not received information within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received.

 

For additional information about this position, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.

 

Additional Information:

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age at time of hire, possess a valid Driver’s License, and be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.  High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Employee may be confronted with adverse weather conditions, toxic fumes, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous situations, life threatening situations and stressful conditions in this position.

 

The City of Ottawa will drug screen all potential candidates being considered for hire.

 

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The City of Ottawa is a nationally recognized Playful City USA community.


JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title                            Volunteer Firefighter

Department                       Fire

Reports To                        Fire Captain

FLSA Status                      Not applicable

Salary Grade                     Not applicable

Retirement                        Not applicable

OSHA                                Confined Space, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication

Last Update                      October 2017

                                            

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.

 

 

Summary

Duties of the Volunteer Firefighter include protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires.  An employee in this class performs specialized firefighting duties under emergency conditions, frequently involving considerable physical danger.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the supervising officer, but requires thorough individual understanding of firefighting methods.  The employee is also responsible for assisting in maintenance of fire equipment, apparatus and quarters.

Essential Job Functions

  • Able to work at heights above ground level as necessary
  • Responds to calls for service
  • Enters burning buildings while wearing self contained breathing apparatus
  • Operates nozzles, hand fire extinguishers, hand tools and other equipment as directed
  • Removes persons from danger, and provides appropriate medical care
  • Attends and participates in, formal and phase intensive training and instruction sessions in firefighting methods, first aid and other Fire Department activities
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods, hydraulics, fire ground techniques, first aid, and related matters
  • Able to work in confined spaces, including underground areas
  • Performance firefighting duties while being exposed to extreme smoke, heat, fire and  adverse weather conditions
  • React quickly and calmly in emergency situations
  • Must complete department basic fire training before engaging in active firefighting duties
  • May perform more technical and specialty work in arson investigation, public education, inspection and similar functions as time and training permits
  • Does routine housekeeping and maintenance duties at the fire station, or in connection with fire equipment
  • Transports patients when appropriate.                      

 

Ancillary Job Functions

  • Comply with all City ordinances and policies.
  • Assist other departments and perform other duties as deemed necessary
  • Comply with established medical protocols

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • This is a volunteer position and prior experience in firefighting is not required but preferred.
  • Volunteer is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six (6) months in the position.

 

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

 

  • Ability to perform specialized firefighting duties, respond to emergencies, render aid to citizens, and utilize all firefighting equipment with a reasonable degree of skill.
  • Ability to cooperate with others and to accept the lines of authority.
  • Thorough knowledge of the geographies of the City of Ottawa.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of modern firefighting methods, principles, and practices, hydraulics, fire ground techniques, first aid, and related matters.
  • Ability to operate power tools, hoses and other related equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other employees, City officials, business entities, and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under general supervision and make responsible decisions.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

 

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

  • May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
  • May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, extreme temperatures, oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.
  • May be required to wear a respirator.                           

 

Physical Abilities 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.

  • Must meet the requirements of the City’s physical examination for firefighters.
  • Must be able to pass the bi-annually required physical agility tests administered by the department.
  • Must be able to talk, hear, feel attributes of objects, grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, and operate mechanical equipment.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, and ability to identify/distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to lift 100 or more pounds.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


Vacancy Number: ott10102017

Open Date: 10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/12/2017 11:59:59 PM