CLASS TITLE: Fire Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, Executive Officer
City of Claremont Fire Department (Permanent Full-Time)
FLSA: Exempt FEMA SAFER GRANT (4 Years), City to Continue Employment
Grant ID: EMW-2018-FF-00330
Benefits: Paid vacation and sick leave, compensation time, Medical, Dental Insurance, Local Government Retirement System, Employer 5% 401k Match, Educational Reimbursement, City Sponsored Wellness Program, FICA, Supplemental Accident/Sickness Insurance, Life Insurance. Department issued vehicle; longevity pay. Position will be issued department phone and computer. Schedule will be 40-hour work week with flex time when applicable. Paid travel for training and program advancement. Position subject to work hours or call back outside Monday-Friday full time employee work schedule.
PURPOSE OF CLASS: The Fire Recruitment and Retention Coordinator develops, implements, leads and manages plans, projects and programs designed to solicit new firefighters, to retain current firefighters, and to ensure the sustainability and growth of the City of Claremont Fire Department. The Fire Recruitment and Retention Coordinator/Executive Officer will perform functions as acting department head, experienced emergency responder when available and necessary during working hours.
PRIMARY TASKS: Any one position may not include all tasks listed, nor do the examples necessarily include all tasks performed. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Coordinates with senior fire department officials to develop and maintain an effective workforce of firefighters.
- Develops and revises plans for firefighter recruitment, retention, and related work for approval by the Fire Chief.
- Analyzes programs and projects to determine level of success in recruiting and retaining firefighters, offers input for revising the applicable plans and guidance to achieve program/project goals.
- Effective communications, marketing and public relations skills and strategies to achieve recruitment and retention goals.
- Demonstrates working knowledge of fire service terminology, operational procedures and practices, and training methods.
- Compiles information and completes documentation to support ongoing recruitment and retention programs. Pursues external funding to include grants and partnerships.
- Ensures departmental compliance with the requirements of grant awards and other support mechanism relating to the recruitment and retention of firefighters using effective management skills.
- Provides mentorship, instruction and support to new and existing firefighters to develop skills, to ensure safety and effectiveness as fire department members, and to orient candidates/recruits with fire department procedures, methods and systems.
- Responds to emergencies and other calls for fire department assistance as a qualified, when not directly engaged in recruitment or retention work.
- Performs duties of Fire Department Executive Officer to include such tasks as purchasing, procurement, payroll, incident reporting, data input, NFIRS reporting, ISO, Strategic Planning, logistics, community risk reduction, injury reporting and administrative tasks.
- Performs other duties as may be prescribed by the Fire Chief.
EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Individual holding this position may utilize equipment typical to fire, rescue, and EMS operations as well as computer hardware, computer software, telephones, cameras, video recording equipment, and equipment typical to office and classroom environments.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: This position reports to the Fire Chief. Those assigned to this class may be commissioned the rank of a fire service officer (lieutenant or above) by the Fire Chief based upon the needs of the fire department. Incumbent will serve as the department Executive Officer, in the absence of the Fire Chief will act as department head, in cases of incident response procedural chain of command applies.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work may involve exposure to hazards of firefighting, risk to personal safety, use of respiratory protection, heavy physical requirements, work outdoors in various weather conditions, and the ability to perform body movements required to for emergency response functions. Work can be characterized as pressure sensitive and stressful. Work requires flexibility in scheduling to include nights, weekends and holidays as needed, and may involve extended hours. Work involves extensive contact with the public.
QUALIFICATIONS OF CLASS:
Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to Associates degree, with preference given to individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in management, fire service related topics, public relations, or marketing.
Experience: At least five years of verifiable experience with fire service organizations, with preference given to individuals with substantial experience as a fire service officer. Extensive experience in public relations, marketing and/or recruitment is also preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Regarding;
- Marketing and public relations.
- Modern firefighting principles, practices, and procedures.
- Prehospital emergency health care principles and skill in their application.
- Tools, equipment, fire apparatus.
- Computers, hardware and software, with emphasis on word processing, data management and analysis, design of marketing materials and messages, use of the Internet and email, and use of social media, public speaking and written communication.
- Represent the fire department and the city during public appearances, interviews, recruitment events, meetings and classes.
- Ability to assume command and manage emergency incidents.
- Class B North Carolina driver’s license (or higher classification, or equivalent from another state) within thirty (30) days of assignment to this class, and maintenance of this requirement throughout the term of service spent in this class;
- Certification as Firefighter issued by the North Carolina Fire Rescue Commission (or an equivalent as recognized by IFSAC or ProBoard accreditation sources).
- Hazardous materials responder at the Awareness and Operations levels (or higher classification, or an equivalent as recognized by IFSAC or ProBoard accreditation sources).
- Emergency Medical Technician level (or higher classification) as granted by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services awarded within one (1) year of entering this class if the individual did not already have valid credentials as an Emergency Medical Technician or higher.
- Fire Instructor as issued by the North Carolina Fire Rescue Commission (or an equivalent as recognized by IFSAC or ProBoard accreditation sources).
- Fire Officer as issued by the North Carolina Fire Rescue Commission (or an equivalent as recognized by IFSAC or ProBoard accreditation sources) no more than one (1) year after becoming eligible for this certification.
- NC Fire and Life Safety Educator
- NIMS 100. 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
- Special Note: This generic class specification gives a sound overview of the job class, its essential functions, and necessary job requirements. Position will have ability to obtain preferred certifications during employment (Instructor, Educator, Officer, NIMS 300/400.
THE CITY OF CLAREMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, RELIGION, AGE, OR NON-EMPLOYMENT RELATED DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE CITY OF CLAREMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.