Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to manage the personnel and operations of an aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) fire station, including response to emergency calls, operation of fire apparatus and equipment, fire suppression, rescue operations, and provision of emergency medical treatment, and other related firefighting activities.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives: ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
Supervises activities of fire station, including firefighting operation, apparatus operations, ARFF operations, and emergency medical operations; assigns vehicles and equipment to personnel; ensures personnel receive adequate training; ensures personnel maintain adequate level of physical fitness to perform job duties; ensures that equipment is properly maintained for response to emergency calls.
Consults with commanding officers, supervisory personnel, other public safety agencies, and other officials to gather/exchange information, review operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations.
Assists with formulating and developing work methods and practices, policies, standard operating procedures, training programs, and general orders; implements departmental rules and regulations; maintains current manuals, policies/procedures, bulletins, or map books for training, reference and/or review.
Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individual; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
Performs incident command functions at fire and emergency scenes; responds to calls involving fire, hazardous materials, natural and man-made disasters, aircraft emergencies, evacuation and/or sheltering, rescue, and other critical incidents; assumes incident command of fire/emergency scenes until relieved by commanding officer; assesses and evaluates on scene conditions; determines strategy and tactics; provides direction and coordination of manpower and resources; directs firefighting and/or rescue activities; ensures utilization of proper methods to suppress/control fires and preserve evidence; supervises fire communications.
Supervises the operation and monitors a variety of fire and emergency vehicles/apparatus: determines best route to reach location of emergency scenes; performs safe driving functions in various weather conditions; transports crew and equipment to emergency scenes; positions apparatus and equipment for optimal use of equipment and hose.
Supervises the provision of and provides protection of life and property: suppresses, controls and extinguishes fires; performs search, rescue, extrication of victims, and forcible entries; assists individuals from burning aircrafts or structures; establishes openings in aircrafts and buildings for entrance and egress, ventilation, or salvage; ventilates smoke and gas from aircrafts and buildings; performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris; assists with cleanup activities; exercises control of emergency situations until relieved by relief personnel.
Supervises the response to and responds to medical calls, providing medical treatment to patients: assesses the physical condition of patients and assists in making decisions regarding proper courses of action: performs such duties as CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator, splint applications, wound treatment, control of bleeding, shock prevention, monitoring and relaying of vital signs, oxygen administration, spine stabilization, IV therapy, etc.; performs extrication of victims from wreckage, as necessary.
Conducts station rounds to inspect/review equipment, apparatus, protective clothing, and facility; oversees general maintenance work necessary to keep vehicles, buildings, quarter, hydrants, apparatus, equipment and tools in operable condition; ensures station and personnel maintain a state of readiness/preparation for emergency response; maintains related documentation.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; maintains an awareness of new equipment, procedures, trends and advances in the profession; participates in and conducts physical fitness training, training drills and other continuing education activities; maintains training documentation for department employees; coordinates and participates in multi-jurisdictional training; attends shift meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
Performs administrative functions associated with department operations; reviews incident reports, patient care reports, computer data input, and other documentation prepared by staff members; reviews/investigates all accidents and damage to department vehicles/equipment; reviews/approves time sheets.
Directs fire prevention, pre-fire planning and other fire education activities; prepares/produces pre-fire plan assignments, forms, and reports; conducts fire safety programs, apparatus displays and skills demonstrations; conducts tours of fire station and fire trucks; conducts safety inspections within airport; inspects hoses and hydrants; participates in airport events.
Supervises the conducting of and conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with all adopted codes and ordinances of the County including standard building, life safety, national fire codes and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): schedules and conducts field inspections for code compliance of various structures including building, alarm, detection, suppression systems, and other inspections as required or requested.
Supervises the performance of and performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, buildings, quarters, apparatus, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting/testing equipment, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, cleaning quarters, or grounds maintenance; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment for necessary maintenance work.
Monitors inventory levels of departmental supplies; ensures availability of adequate equipment and supplies to complete work activities; initiates orders for new or replacement materials; maintains inventory documentation.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including general orders, timesheets, inspection forms, incident reports, and employee grievance forms; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including performance appraisals, incident reports, repair and supply requests, worker's compensation forms, and disciplinary paperwork; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
Operates or uses various equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates and maintains fire apparatus, hose lines, extrication tools, radios, and other power or motorized equipment; operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
Communicates with supervisor, other employees, law enforcement, airport personnel, other public safety agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Manages and directs the operations of Community Risk Reduction units as assigned.
Performs other related duties as required.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, and evaluating employee job performance.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization.