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Fire Apparatus Engineer

Company: TULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
Location: Visalia
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

Fire Apparatus Engineer




Salary: $48,098.00 - $58,618.00 Annually



This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies. The anticipated life of the list is six months. These positions will work a 56-hour week, with shift schedule of 48 hours on/96 hours off, or 2,912 hours annually

Typical Duties

Respond to fire, medical, and other emergency alarms by driving assigned equipment to appropriate locations; operate equipment and assist in the suppression of fires, medical emergencies, and in the protection of life, property, and the environment; drive assigned firefighting apparatus to and from fires; operate pumps, ladders, and other mechanical equipment as required; assist in performing tactical incident management and assist in directing the activities of fire fighters until relieved by a Fire Officer; assist Fire Officer in conducting residential and commercial inspections to discover and eliminate potential fire hazards; assist to educate the public in fire prevention and life safety methods; assist in servicing and making minor repairs on fire emergency equipment; assist Fire Officers in conducting training programs for fire fighters; assist in maintaining fire apparatus and equipment, fire station and grounds, and other equipment; assist in providing training, and lead direction to staff including extra help fire fighters, on assigned shift; assist in keeping records and preparing reports as required; assure adherence to established safety standards in daily operations; attend training and drills as required; may assist in preparing and conducting training courses; may assist in the investigating of fire scenes and the origin of fires; administer emergency medical care. Essential job duties may be assigned that are not listed above but are relative to this job classification. (Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.)

Employment Standards

Education - High School Diploma or equivalent
Knowledge of- Fire prevention and suppression methods, including use of the Incident Command System; operation, use and maintenance of firefighting apparatus and equipment; basic principles of fire prevention including building construction, fire safety inspections, and fire department pre-plans; mechanical principles involved in operating fire apparatus and allied equipment; EMT, CPR and AED. Skill/Ability to - Work and communicate effectively with people of various education and socioeconomic backgrounds by respecting beliefs, interpersonal styles and behaviors of both clients and co-workers; operate contemporary office equipment inclusive of computer, keyboard, and all applicable electronic equipment; plan, direct, and organize fire suppression and support activities during emergencies; effectively apply fire suppression and prevention methods and techniques; operate and maintain firefighting, rescue and emergency medical equipment, tools, and supplies; follow oral and written instructions, react quickly in emergencies, and display sound judgment in making decisions; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; direct activities of fire fighters; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, staff, and others; make effective decisions and solve problems; prepare clear and concise reports and records using personal computers; operate radio communication equipment.License/Certificate


  • Possession of EMT-B certification in California with ability to accredit in Tulare County (CCEMSA) within 60 days of hire.
  • Possession of a Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certificate.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license.
  • Possession of an accredited State Fire Training Firefighter 1 Academy completion certification

    CPAT Requirement:

    • Possession of a valid CPAT Certificate at time of first interview. In addition, the CPAT certification must have been issued within 12 months at time of first interview.

      DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSEducation: Vocational Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology.License or Certificate:

      • Possession of Fire Fighter II
      • Possession of Rescue Systems 1
      • Possession of Rescue Systems 2
      • Possession of Low Angle Rescue Operations certification
      • Possession of Confined Space Rescue Awareness
      • Possession of RIC Operations
      • Possession of Fire Fighter Survival
      • Possession of SFT Driver Operator 1A
      • Possession of SFT Driver Operator 1B


        Additional Information

        Conditions of EmploymentCandidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted, which may include a re-investigation every 10 years for some positions. An Employment Eligibility Verification using E-Verify may be required on the first day of employment for some positions. Some job classes may also require a physical exam. College Cost Reduction Access ActThis may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible.

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