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Employer: City of Ottawa
Division: Fire
Job Title: INTERNAL ONLY- Fire Captain
Salary: $22.19 Hourly


Job Description:

INTERNAL POSTING ONLY

CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEES ONLY

Position Title:               Fire Captain

Position Summary:    The Fire Captain is responsible for providing frontline supervision of assigned shift. This includes firefighting duties and assisting the Fire Chief in the direction of the Fire Department. Duties include administrative work, skilled supervisory firefighting work, EMS work, and directing the activities of the equipment and personnel of the Ottawa Fire Department. The Captain has direct command over the firefighters, is responsible for the supervision and operation of the station and/or emergency scene in the absence of the Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief.

How to Apply:             Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Range:                         Grade 14F   $22.19- $33.28

Date Opened:              February 12, 2018

Date Closed:               February 25, 2018

Hours:                         24 hour shifts; 212 hours every 28 days

E-Mail Confirmation:  After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail. 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, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail humanresources@ottawaks.gov.

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.

Additional Information:

Must have a minimum of five years of firefighting experience.

Must have Kansas/National EMT, Driver/Operator, Instructor I and Fire Officer I Certifications.

Must have a good driving record and be insurable by the City’s insurance carrier.

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to a scheduled test or interview.

The City of Ottawa is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title                               Fire Captain      

Department                          Fire

Reports To                          Assistant Fire Chief

FLSA Status                        Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime pay)

Salary Grade                       14F

Retirement                           KP&F

OSHA                                   Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Confined Space

Last Update                         February 2018                                            

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

The Fire Captain is responsible for providing frontline supervision of assigned shift. This also includes firefighting duties and assisting the Fire Chief in the direction of the Fire Department. Duties include administrative work, skilled supervisory firefighting work, EMS work, and directing the activities of the equipment and personnel of the Ottawa Fire Department. The Captain has direct command over firefighters, is responsible for the supervision and operation of the station and/or emergency scene in the absence of the Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and direction to employees in the Fire Department who perform operations and functions to mitigate emergency situations (i.e. medical emergencies, fires, and other hazardous conditions, as well as various other non-life-threatening requests for service).
  • Make initial tactical decisions to achieve the desired result for emergency incidents. Take appropriate actions to minimize loss of life/property and find workable resolutions.
  • Provide training for shift and department members, including Search and Rescue, initial company operations, and other rescue training.
  • Produce and maintain documentation applicable to department, including training documentation, reports, hydrant flow test information, and inspection documents.
  • Serve as a main point of contact to the public for both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Operate nozzles, fire extinguishers, hand tools, and other equipment as needed to fight fires, affect rescues, and provide emergency medical care.
  • Confer with the Fire  Chief  and  Assistant  Fire  Chief  on  procedures,  personnel  issues,  and  other administrative matters.
  • Participate in training and instructional sessions on firefighting, emergency medical care, and other Fire Department activities.

Ancillary Job Functions

  • Serve as acting Fire Chief in the absence of the Assistant Fire Chief and the Fire Chief.
  • Supervise; assist in the cleaning and maintenance of facilities, apparatus and equipment.
  • Assist in preparing, maintaining standards and procedures for all assigned functions.
  • Comply with all City ordinances and practices.
  • Assist other departments and perform other related duties as assigned.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years  of firefighting experience with the City of Ottawa
  • Must maintain a Kansas Class B driver’s license throughout  employment
  • Must maintain a valid Kansas/National  EMT-B  or higher certification throughout employment
  • Must have Driver/Operator, Instructor I, Fire Officer I

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

  • Ability to quickly and clearly react to an emergency situation and arrive at a safe, efficient and attainable solution .
  • Ability to respond to emergencies, render aid to citizens, and perform specialized firefighting duties.
  • Ability to utilize all firefighting equipment skillfully.
  • Knowledge of modern firefighting methods, hydraulics, fire ground techniques, emergency medical care and related matters.
  • Ability to use Emergency Reporting software  efficiently.
  • Ability to cooperate well with others and accept the levels of authority.
  • Considerable knowledge of department rules, regulations, safety policies, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the geographies of Ottawa, including streets, public building locations, fire hazards, water supplies, fire sprinkler locations, and Knox Box locations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with other employees, City officials, businesses, 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, 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 weather, vibration, extreme temperatures, oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals and loud noises.
  • Required to wear a respirator when needed.

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 required physical agility test as 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, climb, balance, operate mechanical equipment, and move up and down from/to sitting position on the floor.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement and manual dexterity.
  • Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, ability to identify and distinguish colors, and precise hand-eye coordination.
  • Must be able to lift 100 or more pounds.

 



Vacancy Number: ott02122018-02

Open Date: 2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/25/2018 11:59:59 PM