$64,938-$79,023 (depending on qualifications)
40 HOURS PER WEEK (MINIMUM) w/BENEFITS
APPLICATIONS AND OR RESUMES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE BERKELEY COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE, 400 W. STEPHEN STREET, SUITE 201, MARTINSBURG, WV, 25401 UNTIL 5:00 PM, JUNE 11, 2021.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Under limited supervision, this exempt position is a working supervisor responsible for overseeing and participating in the operation of fire suppression, rescue and prevention activities, HAZMAT operations, swift water rescue operations as well as routine non-emergency assignments. Reports to the Director of the Office of Emergency Management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
1. Responsible for the effective supervision, management, and coordination of emergency scene operations.
2. Oversees a variety of assigned duties associated with fire, swift water rescue, and HAZMAT response.
3. Provides mentoring and assists employees with professional development.
4. Assesses the incident scene, develops a plan of action, and identifies appropriate strategies and tactics; determines the need for additional equipment or manpower.
5. Responsible for the effective supervision and administration of staff including conducting training, prioritizing and assigning work, performance management, employee relations, and related activities.
6. Implements, interprets, and ensures compliance of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
7. Oversees and monitors apparatus and equipment to ensure operational readiness.
8. Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines for all reporting, training, and documentation through NIFRS and the West Virginia State Fire Commission.
9. Participate in training, exercises and public education within Berkeley Fire and the Office of
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Fire Suppression – Comprehensive knowledge of practices pertaining to fire suppression to include safety and infection control procedures pertaining to the use and operation of fire apparatus, equipment, tools, and protective gear. Considerable knowledge of incident command procedures and knowledge of emergency vehicle operations and basic maintenance needs including fire engine, aerial, and medical apparatus.
Supervision – Comprehensive knowledge of leadership techniques, principles and procedures to assign work, schedule, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree with major course work in fire science, fire protection engineering or other public safety area. Five years of supervisory experience in fire, emergency service or disaster relief at the federal, state, or local level may be substituted for the minimum requirements.
Minimum of three years of administrative experience in one or more areas of fire, EMS and/or emergency management.
West Virginia Firefighter I and II Certifications.
West Virginia Fire Officer I and II required, Fire Officer III and IV desired
West Virginia Hazardous Materials Level III Technician certification
West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Technician certification
NIMS requirements: ICS- 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800b
American Heart Association BLS CPR/AED certification
West Virginia/NREMT Emergency Medical Technician certification
West Virginia Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician certification
West Virginia Driver/Pumper Operator certification
West Virginia Safety Officer certification
West Virginia EVOC certification
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. Some standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling. Ability to perform various functions under emergency conditions including moderate to severe weather and atmospheric conditions including operating in IDLH environments with appropriate personal protective equipment.
Possession of valid driver’s license that will enable the operation of Fire, Rescue and Hazardous Materials response vehicles.
Comprehensive knowledge of fire suppression, rescue and EMS systems, principles, protocols, apparatus, and equipment.
Ability to effectively organize work, determines priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively manage, supervise and direct the work of others, evaluate performance, counsel subordinates, and apply discipline fairly and effectively while being discrete and conscientious.
Ability to maintain effective working relationship with career and volunteer personnel, co- workers, government officials, and the public.
Required to be available on-call basis for emergencies.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
APPLICATION FOR THIS RECRUITMENT:
All applications for vacancies with Berkeley County Government must be submitted to the Berkeley County Council, 400 West Stephen Street, Suite 201, Martinsburg, WV, 25401 on or before the date specified on the front of this announcement. An application may be rejected if it is not complete or is received after the specified closing date (we do honor post-mark date on applications submitted by postal mail). Each applicant will be notified by mail regarding the selection process. Berkeley County does not reimburse travel expenses incurred to attend a scheduled interview.
The kind of examination/screening for positions announced will vary with each position and may include:
an evaluation of training and experience o personal and/or group interview
written and/or spoken examination(s)
a background investigation
a physical examination*and
a drug test*.
*These examinations are administered after offer of employment.
Berkeley County is an “At-Will” employer. However, new employees normally serve a probationary period of six (6) months before attaining regular status. The length of the probationary period may vary depending on the position and may be extended depending on performance. The probationary period is considered part of the examination process to determine the employee’s fitness for the position in which he/she was placed.
Berkeley County employees are paid twice per month. A new employee ordinarily starts work at the rate specified in this announcement. The Berkeley County Council reviews compensation increases as part of the normal budget preparation process and makes the appropriate compensation adjustments at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1).
ANNUAL LEAVE, SICK LEAVE AND HOLIDAYS:
(the following is unavailable for part-time and temporary positions)
Employees earn 1.50 days of sick leave per month/18 days annually with unlimited accumulation.
Berkeley County observes 12 paid holidays per year and Primary and General Election Days as they occur.
Employees accumulate annual leave according to the following schedule:
Years of Service Days Per Month Days Per Year
0 – 5 years 1.25 days 15 days
5 – 10 years 1.50 days 18 days
10 – 15 years 1.75 days 21 days
15 years plus 2.00 days 24 days
HEALTH, RETIREMENT & MISCELLANOUS BENEFITS:
Regular employees are required to participate in the West Virginia Public Employee Retirement Plan
Life Insurance is available to full-time employees, their spouse and eligible dependents.
Regular full-time employees may elect to join the County sponsored health plan which includes medical, hospitalization, major medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. The County may pay up to 100% of the employee costs (depending on election) and the employee pays for any dependent coverage elected.
A deferred compensation program is available.
Mandatory direct deposit is available to any banking institution designated by the employee.
BERKELEY COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $64,938.00 - $79,023.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Fire, EMS, Emergency Management: 3 years (Preferred)
- WV Firefighter I & II Certification (Preferred)
- WV Fire Officer I & II (Preferred)