City of Morganton
Firefighter Wanted at City of Morganton!
Great Benefits: Retirement, Health Insurance, Dental & Vision Insurance. 401K, 457, Annual and Sick Leave, 11 Paid Holidays and more!
Firefighter- Public Safety: Responding to emergency fire and medical related situations; participating in fire suppression and rescue; maintaining equipment and facilities; continuing training and instruction. Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fires, including rescue, entry, ventilating, salvage work, containment of hazardous materials, traffic control, crowd control, etc.; Performs overhaul work; assists in maintaining fire apparatus and equipment and cleaning fire station grounds; inspects, cleans and maintains fire hose pumps, hydrants, assists with preplanning and inspection activities; conducts smoke alarm inspections and installations. North Carolina Fire Fighter Certification is preferred, but not mandatory. The applicant must possess a high school diploma, or equivalent, be able to obtain a class B driver’s license, meet OSHA requirements, and successfully complete a physical fitness/agility assessment. Upon hire, applicant must successfully complete the field training program. Firefighters will work a 24 hour on/48 hour off schedule. The pay range for this position is $30,388 – $45,583. Open until filled. Applications may be obtained online at www.morgantonnc.gov Phone (828) 438-5253 EOE
EOE/ADA. The City of Morganton is striving for inclusive and diverse employee opportunities. We value and strive for a diverse employee population to represent the Citizens that we serve.
General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible protective service work providing fire suppression and rescue services; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable hazard.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects;
Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions;
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly;
Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound;
Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, visual inspections involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities;
The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.
The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Tasks
Responding to emergency fire and medical related situations; participating in fire suppression and rescue; maintaining equipment and facilities; continuing training and instruction.
Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fires, including rescue, entry, ventilating, salvage work, containment of hazardous materials, traffic control, crowd control, etc.;
Performs overhaul work;
Assists in maintaining fire apparatus and equipment and cleaning fire station grounds;
Inspects, cleans, and maintains fire hose, pumps, hydrants, and related equipment;
Assists with preplanning and inspection activities;
Conducts smoke alarm inspections and installations;
Maintains required physical fitness through exercise, jogging, weightlifting, walking, etc.
Additional Job Duties
Performs other firefighting and related emergency tasks consistent with appropriate NFPA standard for position;
May serve as relief driver and equipment operator if qualified;
Participates in continuing training and instruction program by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drills and classes;
Performs related tasks as required.
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Some knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to fire suppression;
Ability to learn technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression;
Some knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the City;
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;
Ability to perform prolonged manual and mechanical work under adverse conditions;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Desired Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school.
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina.
Possession of or ability to obtain Hazardous Materials Operations and Firefighter certifications with 36 months of employment.
Must meet and maintain all department training and certification requirements for position.
Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position. Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.