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Full-Time Firefighter (Posted 12/13/2018)
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The Johnson County Fire Protection District is now accepting applications for the position of Full-time Firefighter. The starting wage is $12.82 per hour (non-exempt). The District provides a benefit plan including employer paid health, vision and dental coverage for the employee along with paid leave, retirement plan and other miscellaneous benefits. The Full-time Firefighter’s primary work schedule will be 9 hour shifts, Monday – Friday.

Applicants must be 18 or older at the time of application, must possess a High School Diploma or GED, Firefighter I & II (IFSAC or ProBoard) preferred, but not required, however must be secured as agreed with the District, possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Missouri and meet other qualifications and abilities as outlined by the District in the detailed job description.

Qualified applicants will be required to participate in a hiring process which includes a written examination, physical capacity test and background investigation. Successful candidates may then be offered employment and will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

The completed application and detailed resume with copies of current certifications may be submitted by e-mail to jcfpd@jcfpd.net or delivered by direct mail or in person to the District no later than January 17, 2019 with the hiring process to follow.

Job Description – Full-Time Firefighter
Summary: The Full-time Firefighter will be selected at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief or the Assistant Fire Chief with approval of the Fire Chief. The individuals serving in these positions are subject to advice and consent of the Chief Officers, higher ranking officers and the Board of Directors.

The Full-time Firefighter may respond automatically to all toned alarms as authorized which occur outside of their normal working hours.
The Full-time Firefighter will be paid a minimum of one hour of pay for any incident in which he/she responds to outside of their normal working hours.

Employment Details: The full time firefighter will be under the general administrative direction of an officer. During emergency incidents will be under the control of the officer or incident commander. The Full-time Firefighter will be non-exempt, paid on an hourly basis for all scheduled work time and will receive appropriate additional compensation or compensatory time based on the adopted work cycle for time worked in excess of the normally scheduled hours. The hourly rate of pay shall be determined by the Board of Directors. This position will not be a paid per call position.

Essential Duties/Functions:
• Respond to emergency and non-emergency requests for service of various natures as requested and perform fire suppression, hazardous materials and/or rescue tasks.
• Operate fire suppression and rescue equipment during emergency and none emergency operations.
• Extinguish fire.
• Perform salvage operations (i.e. throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, removing debris, search for hidden hazards, etc.).
• Participate in various forms of rescue (i.e. vehicle crash extrication, farm equipment extrication, water related rescue when required, etc.).
• Clean and inspect equipment and apparatus after and between uses.
• Make minor repairs to equipment and apparatus as required and authorized and perform routine preventative maintenance tasks and provides documentation of completed actions.
• Keep fire station, equipment and grounds in a clean and orderly condition.
• Must complete approved continuing education annually conforming to the adopted schedule for training and professional development.
• Perform fire prevention and public education presentations as required
• Prepare reports regarding incidents, trainings and other activities as required.
• Drive and operate various fire service related vehicles.
• Operate various fire service related equipment, hose, nozzles and tools.
• Work in a safe manner and reports unsafe activities and conditions.
• Perform other related job duties and related job tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education
• High school diploma or GED.
• IFSAC or Pro Board endorsed Firefighter I and II preferred, but not required at hire. Must be obtained per the schedule agreed to with the District.
• Must be able to fluently read and write the English language commonly used in the United States of America.
Experience
• Combinations of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.
Special Requirements
• Must maintain a vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Missouri, with an acceptable driving history.
• Must be 18 or older at time of application
• Must possess Vehicle Rescue Technician, or equivalent/alternate approved vehicle rescue training, or obtain within 6 months of hire, or as agreed to by the District.
• Must be or become qualified to operate all Johnson County Fire Protection District apparatus per agreed schedule.
• Must have visual acuity to discern traffic signs and address numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light and be able to distinguish between the colors of red, yellow and green.
• Must pass a pre-employment background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening.
• Must reside in the boundaries of the Johnson County Fire Protection District or within a reasonable distance from the boundaries within 180 days of hire, which will be determined by the Fire Chief if any residency requirement is waived.

Knowledge of:
• Fire prevention, suppression and rescue techniques.
• District policies and guidelines.
• Building types, construction types and significant structures in the District.
• Road locations, landmarks, water supply locations, unusual hazards and areas presenting higher risk.

Ability to:
• Work in various environmental conditions (heat, cold, wet, dry, light, dark, etc.).
• Regularly lift 100 pounds.
• Stand, sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl on a regular basis and for prolonged occasions.
• Work in high or precarious places.
• Apply common understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Be punctual and attend work regularly.
• Perform work accurately and thoroughly.
• Remain calm and decisive under stress.
• Work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, and religion or job type.
• Perform all work functions, duties and activities in accordance with District policies and guidelines.
• Must pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

Full-Time Captain (Posted 12/13/2018)
Job Announcement PDF

Job Description PDF

The Johnson County Fire Protection District is now accepting applications for the position of Full-time Fire Captain. The starting wage is $15.25 per hour (non-exempt). The District provides a benefit plan including employer paid health, vision and dental coverage for the employee along with paid leave, retirement plan and other miscellaneous benefits. The Full-time Captain’s primary work schedule will be 9 hour shifts, Monday – Friday.

Applicants must be 18 or older at the time of application, must possess a High School Diploma or GED, Firefighter I & II (IFSAC or ProBoard), possess a driver’s license valid in the State of Missouri, have four years’ service with the District or possess combinations of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities which may be considered and meet other qualifications and abilities as outlined by the District in the detailed job description.

Qualified applicants will be required to participate in a hiring process which includes a written examination, physical capacity test and background investigation. Successful candidates may then be offered
employment and will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen.

The completed application and detailed resume with copies of current certifications may be submitted by e-mail to jcfpd@jcfpd.net or delivered by direct mail or in person to the District no later than January 17, 2019 with
the hiring process to follow.

Job Description – Full-Time Captain
Summary: The Full-time Captain shall be selected in the sole discretion of the Fire Chief, and Assistant Chief. The Full-time Captain will be non-exempt, paid on an hourly basis for all scheduled work time and will receive appropriate additional compensation or compensatory time based on the adopted work cycle for time worked in excess of the normally scheduled hours. The individuals serving in these positions are subject to advice and consent of the Chief Officers, higher ranking officers and the Board of Directors. The hourly rate of pay shall be determined by the Board of Directors. This position will not be a paid per call position.

The Full-time Captain may respond automatically to all toned alarms as authorized which occur outside of their normal working hours. The Full-time captain will be paid a minimum of one hour of pay for any incident in which he/she responds to outside of their normal working hours.

Employment Details: Under the general administrative direction of the Assistant Fire Chief; and in his/her absence the next highest ranking officer on duty, the Captain shall plan, organize, prioritize, and direct the daily activities of the Johnson County Fire Protection District on duty fire suppression personnel. During emergency incidents, will be under the control of the officer designated as the incident commander.

Essential Duties/Functions:
• Provide direct supervision to all assigned station personnel providing leadership through example in compliance with District policies, guidelines or expectations.
• Shall serve as Commanding Officer in the absence of a Chief Officer.
• Assist with management issues.
• Assist the Fire chief in developing and implementing department goals, policies, guidelines, and procedures.
• Assist in the development of emergency response plans in conjunction with the local community.
• Ensures chain of command during all emergency incidents.
• Plan and implement company training, company inspections, scheduling plans incident response plans, and other day to day operations.
• Positively support and administer District policies and procedures and guidelines and recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives.
• Work to maintain high department morale and open lines of communications through the chain of command.
• Must complete approved continuing education annually conforming to the adopted schedule for training and professional development.
• Identify the training needs of assigned personnel and report those needs to the Assistant Chief for coordination with the Training Division.
• Supervise training drills and exercises involving Station personnel not directly administered by the Training Division.
• Assist with supervision and participation at training drills and exercises administered by the Training Division.
• Respond to alarms or non-emergency activities and assume responsibility for the supervision, performance and safety of all personnel and direct emergency operations until relieved.
• Supervise and participate in fire ground and non-emergency activities including, but not limited to laying hose lines, directing fire streams, placing ladders, ventilating buildings, rescuing persons, performing loss control and clean-up operations, providing public education services.
• Direct the continuous maintenance of the assigned fire station, equipment and apparatus to include routine cleaning of all areas and items, grounds maintenance, general repairs and maintenance and to report needed or completed maintenance items or issues to the administrative staff.
• Assist in coordinating the maintenance and repair of fire suppression equipment and facilities requiring additional assistance beyond Station level capabilities.
• Participate in employee performance monitoring; prepare any requested employee performance review; provide or assist with assistance to personnel under stress due to incidents; work with personnel to correct deficiencies and enforce accepted District discipline procedures.
• Participate in budget preparation, as requested, including cost estimates and justifications.
• Monitor and control expenses resulting from assigned station activities.
• Prepare reports, forms, recommendations and other required administrative procedures as requested by the District.
• Must complete approved continuing education annually conforming to the adopted schedule for training and professional development.
• Must maintain professional conduct at all times.
• Perform all other related job duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Have a minimum certification of Firefighter I & II (IFSAC or ProBoard) as agreed with the Johnson County Fire Protection District.
• Must be 18 or older at time of application.
• Minimum of 4 years of service with the Johnson County Fire Protection District or combinations of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be considered.
• Must possess Vehicle Rescue Technician, or equivalent/alternate approved vehicle rescue training.
• Must be or become qualified to operate all Johnson County Fire Protection District apparatus per agreed schedule.
• Must maintain a driver’s license valid in the State of Missouri.
• Must reside in the boundaries of the Johnson County Fire Protection District or within a reasonable distance from the boundaries within 180 days of hire, which will be determined by the Fire Chief if any residency requirement is waived.
• Shall be familiar and use the ICS model while operating at all incidents the Johnson County Fire Protection District responds to.
• Must be able to meet all requirements for all positions below his/her rank, and perform those requirements.
• Must pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

Ability to:
• Work in various environmental conditions (heat, cold, wet, dry, light, dark, etc.).
• Regularly lift 100 pounds.
• Stand, sit, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl on a regular basis and for prolonged occasions.
• Work in high or precarious places.
• Apply common understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
• Be punctual and attend work regularly.
• Perform work accurately and thoroughly.
• Remain calm and decisive under stress.
• Work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, and religion or job type.
• Perform all work functions, duties and activities in accordance with District policies and guidelines.

Applications for these positions are available HERE or may be secured at the Johnson County Fire Protection District Headquarters (122 W. Young, Ave., Warrensburg, MO 64093). The completed application and detailed resume with copies of current certifications may be submitted by e-mail to jcfpd@jcfpd.net or delivered by direct mail or in person to the District no later than January 17, 2019 with the hiring process to follow.