Firefighter Sleeper (part-time)
JOB TITLE: Firefighter Sleeper (part-time)
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Incident Commander or assigned personnel
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED equivalent. No specific firefighting experience required.
NATURE OF WORK: Protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties.
WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, raising ladders, laying hoses, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguished tasks.
II. Performs emergency aid activities including administering first aid and providing other assistance as required.
III. Participates in fire training, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects.
IV. Operates radio and other communication equipment.
V. Search for and / or rescue victims at fire and accident sites under adverse or hazardous conditions.
VI. Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.
VII. Performs minor repairs to department equipment.
EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH THE PUBLIC:
I. Answers the questions of the general public when in the field, or directs public to the proper authority.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Minnesota driver's license.
II. Must be a United States citizen.
III. Must be able to read and write the English language.
IV. Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.
V. No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past five years.
VI. Must meet the Applicant Screening Requirements that are included with the application packet.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
I. Individuals in this position will operate, but not be limited to, the following pieces equipment: emergency medical rescue unit, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, standard firefighting equipment, ladders, first aid equipment, radio, pager, telephone, personal computer, copy machines, fax, and calculators.
WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
I. All firefighters shall have a response requirement of 10 - 12 minutes, with the time measured from their residence to the station. All traffic regulations, including speed limits must be adhered to.
II. Firefighter sleepers are required to work a standby shift in the fire station at least 20 times per month. The standby shift shall be at least 8 hours in length and be between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Contained within the 20 shifts per month, four (4) shifts shall be on weekend (Friday, Saturday) nights. This is a non-exempt position.
III. Office environment and construction job site activities, which may include walking, climbing, and bending, in a normal construction environment. This may include exposure to the natural elements, dust, insects, and conditions that could be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, include smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and high, precarious places. Occasionally is exposed to wet/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of one hundred (100) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.