City of Unalaska

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Agency: City of Unalaska
Unalaska, Aleutians West, AK [View Map]
Position: Fire Captain
Final Filing Date: Continuous
Salary: $26.04-$27.62/hour
Requirements: GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This entry level position, under the supervision the Senior Fire Captain, protects life and property by performing firefighting, administering emergency aid, mitigating hazardous materials situations and performing fire prevention duties. Maintains Fire and EMS apparatus, equipment and facilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Receiving supervision from the Senior Fire Captain, this position functions as a senior firefighter/command officer in response to fire incidents. Functions as an EMT in response to ambulance requests. Maintains records detailing maintenance and service of department facilities, vehicles, equipment and tools. Responsible for preventative maintenance of department facilities, vehicles, tools and equipment. Tests and maintain records for all fire department engines, hose and SCBA units. Responsible for preparation of Pre-Fire Planning Surveys. Assists with the training of fire and EMS personnel. Directs Volunteer Fire and EMS Volunteers during Emergency Incidents.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of fire fighting and EMS procedures, practices and techniques. Knowledge of testing, maintenance, inspection and operation of fire department apparatus, equipment and tools. Knowledge of fire extinguisher service and inspection procedures. Skilled in the use of tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of department vehicles and equipment. Must be a self starter and have the ability to work independently and follow a job task through from start to finish. Report writing skills and experience with computers essential. Must possess good verbal and written communication skills. Must have basic knowledge of portable radio operations and be able to communicate clearly over a radio. Basic computer skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years of fire fighting experience with a volunteer or paid fire department; knowledge of testing, maintenance, inspection and operation of fire department apparatus equipment and tools. Current State of Alaska EMT I certification or National Registry EMT certification. One-year experience in the operation and/or maintenance of small engines, general gas or diesel vehicles and building maintenance is desirable.

LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have the following certifications at the time of hire or within 12 months of hire: Certifications in: HAZMAT Operations level certification; ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700. IFSAC or State of Alaska Firefighter I Certificate within 6 months of hire. Basic Life Support Instructor (BLS) certification are preferred but not required. Must possess or be eligible for a State of Alaska driver’s license and possess the ability to obtain a State of Alaska CDL within 1 year of employment. Must successfully pass a background investigation with no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions related to weapons, assault, controlled substances, or theft within the last 10 years. Position is subject to successful completion of pre-employment drug testing. Subject to a one-year probationary period.
Immediate Openings: 1
Expected Openings : 1
Dept. Type : Combination
Population: 4700
Number of Personnel: 5
To Apply: Please submit a City of Unalaska application, Department of Public Safety Personal History Statement and a Department of Public Safety background check release form. A complete job description, and other necessary forms are available by downloading at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us. Return completed applications to HR by one of the following methods: Mail to P.O. Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685; e-mail to kstiles@ci.unalaska.ak.us; or fax to 907-581-4469.
F.D. / City Web Site: www.ci.unalaska.ak.us
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