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Fire Apparatus Engineer

Company: City of Tulare
Location: Visalia
Posted on: March 30, 2019

Job Description:

DEFINITIONTo drive and operate assigned fire engines and other equipment in responding to fire and other emergency calls; and to engage in medical aid, firefighting, and prevention activities. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThe Fire Apparatus Engineer is the first level full-time driver/operator job class engaged in fire suppression activities and will train to proficiency in those activities. Employees may be designated relief and assigned to work at different locations, relieving other Fire Apparatus Engineers on shifts, during vacation, training and other absences. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDGeneral direction is provided by the Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain or higher level department staff.Responsibilities may include indirect oversight of the activities of extra help fire engineers and firefighters in the absence of a Fire Officer. Typical Duties DUTIES may include, but are not necessarily limited to: 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; aay assist in preparing and conducting training courses; may assist in the investigating of fire scenes and the origin of fires; administer emergency medical care; perform related duties as assigned. (Essential duties may vary from position to position within this classification. Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.) Employment Standards NECESSARY EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Education and Experience:Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience: None

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: 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 OR 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 California State Fire Marshal Firefighter I CertificateCPAT 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. For information on how to obtain a CPAT Card of Completion, visit or call 1-877-648-CPAT.

Supplemental Information DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSEducation: Vocational Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology.License or Certificate:Possession of Fire Fighter IIPossession of Rescue Systems 1Possession of Rescue Systems 2Possession of Low Angle Rescue Operations certificationPossession of Confined Space Rescue AwarenessPossession of RIC OperationsPossession of Fire Fighter SurvivalPossession of SFT Driver Operator 1APossession of SFT Driver Operator 1B

Category: Transportation , Keywords: Driver

Keywords: City of Tulare, Visalia , Fire Apparatus Engineer, Engineering , Visalia, California

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