Fire Captain

City of Montclair - Montclair, CA4.4

$6,808 - $8,275/Mo.
(PERS Retirement Plan - Formula determined by PERS depending on candidate's
new or prior PERS enrollment)

This is a management-level position with first-line authority in the fire safety classification. It involves the supervision of personnel and the coordination of equipment with the responsibility of the protection of life and property. Under administrative direction this position supervises, coordinates, and performs fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical assistance, and hazardous materials duties; leads rescue efforts and participates in training, fire operations, and administrative duties; performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES (Include but are not limited to the following)
During an assigned shift, the Fire Captain is responsible for developing, training, and evaluating Fire Engineers and Firefighters; directs and participates in the suppression of fires and the mitigation of other emergency and nonemergency incidents; acts as the incident commander at scenes of emergencies unless,
or until, relieved by a Chief Officer; supervises the preventive maintenance activities performed on the equipment, grounds, and facilities of the Fire Department; manages the department's fire company
inspection program, and ensures the compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations; participates in collateral duties, i.e., records and reports, and research and development functions; and is expected to promote the policies, rules and regulations, and philosophies of the City of Montclair and the Montclair Fire Department.

Knowledge of: Fire strategy and tactics; supervisory methods and practices; fire ground management; fire science; emergency medical care; personnel development; record keeping; and oral and written communications. Incumbents may be confronted with the need to continue their education, training, and personal research and development, in order to stay abreast of the increasing demands of the fire service.

Skills/Ability to: Possess interpersonal communications skills to enable this position to earn and maintain the respect of crew members, both as a supervisor and fellow employee.

Graduation from High School or G.E.D.; certificate of completion from a state fire academy; graduation from a college or university with an Associates of Arts/Science degree (60 semester units or 90 quarter
units) with a major in Fire Science or a closely related field, or completion of six California Fire Officer classes, must possess or be eligible to possess a Fire Officer certificate within 12 months of appointment; and four years of progressively responsible experience as a full-time, paid firefighter and/or Fire Engineer with a Municipal, County, or State Fire Department. Must be certified by a public sector fire agency as an Acting Fire Engineer or equivalent, or currently serving as a Fire Engineer. A valid California Driver License with a Firefighter endorsement, an acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurability; valid Emergency Medical Technician certificate preferred; valid CPR certificate issued by the American Heart Association; and a valid Haz Mat operational level certificate required.

1. Completion of Montclair's application form, detailed resume, & copies of licenses are required. INCLUDE COPIES OF ALL REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATES LISTED ABOVE.
2. Applications received by the filing deadline of 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018, will be screened for required qualifications. All qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a
written examination on Thursday, November 1, 2018 (qualified candidates will be notified of time and location by Wednesday, October 31, 2018). Questions will be sourced from IFSTA Essentials 6th Edition, IFSTA Company Officer 5th Edition, Field Operations Guide, and Incident Response Pocket Guide.
3. Candidates passing the written with the highest scores, (to a maximum of 12 candidates) will be invited to participate in an assessment center.
4. Successful candidates' names will be placed on an eligibility list from which the City Manager will
make the final appointment(s).
5. The top candidate(s) must pass a background investigation and preemployment physical including a
drug screening, prior to hiring.

City application forms are available at the reception desk, City Hall, 5111 Benito Street, Montclair, California, 91763, or on-line at
Completed and signed applications with required resume, certificates/licenses must be submitted to City Hall, Personnel Division either in person, by U.S. mail, via fax to (909) 621-1584, or via email to by the FILING DEADLINE of 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018.

Applications received by fax or email will be requested to be submitted with original ink signature if invited to structured oral interview.

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