Pierce County Fire District 13

Training Fire Captain

Exempt, Full-Time

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Fire Chief, responds to fire and EMS calls, manages all training programs, conducts equipment inspections, and other capacities at the direction of the Fire Chief. The Training Fire Captain may serve as the Incident Commander for major emergency events occurring while on shift; coordinates all shift training activities and any other special functions; may assume the role of Fire Chief in the latter's absence.

Equipment Used / Job Locations / Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to extremely hazardous conditions and materials.

Essential Functions & Job Responsibilities: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Performs all essential functions of the Training Fire Captain including: Assists in all aspects of firefighting and EMS operations; Operates apparatus, other emergency equipment and administers medical aid; answers general questions from the public; plans, organizes and directs the functioning of specialty areas within the Fire Department; enforces Fire Department rules and regulations; performs a wide variety of general staff work as assigned; prepares reports, processes forms and makes recommendations and other required administrative procedures for assigned station and/or company; supervises, studies and applies principles of fire hazard identifications and firefighting techniques; participates in drills and exercises and conducts same; supervises shift and crew during all trainings; develops, supervises and/or administers training in firefighting tactics, hazardous materials, rescue, marine operations, safety, EMS and related areas.

Performs the following expanded duties beyond those required of a Training Fire Captain: coordinates special projects; develops and coordinates monthly shift schedules and reviews such with Fire Chief; performs related duties as assigned.

As Training Officer: schedules training to include establishing training goals and objectives; develops training budget and composes various departmental reports relative to training functions; prepares, conducts, assigns and evaluates in-service training classes and drills to include training exercises on public or private property; develops, revises and evaluates department company performance standards; attends and schedules personnel to attend local and state training classes; develops and maintains the department training manual; supervises all training classes and functions.

As Training Fire Captain: performs research, develops and recommends policies and procedures for existing and newly developed programs; reviews existing policies and procedures and make necessary recommendations; be assigned as the departmental safety officer; reviews accident reports; may respond to incidents at the request of the Incident Commander; may function as the Incident Safety Officer or other member of the Command Staff; responsible for researching grant opportunities; learns the basic accounting program and assists other administrative personnel in processing payables, volunteer reimbursements, and payroll.

Required Knowledge & Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.

Knowledge / Education: Principles, practices and procedures of modern fire suppression, prevention, management and equipment, and the ability to apply the knowledge to fire control and fire prevention situations; Emergency medical aid procedures and techniques, the geography of the District and of major fire hazards and water supply systems; building materials and construction and the principles of combustion; local, state and national codes, ordinances and laws relating to fire prevention; principles and supervision, management and training; rules, regulations and procedures of the Fire Department; principles of administration, including personnel, budgeting/purchasing and goal development and implementation; current Incident Command System and implementation measures within it; operation and maintenance of apparatus utilized in modern firefighting operations; and emergency medical practices.

Ability to: Lead personnel effectively and maintain discipline; organize, implement and supervise departmental goals and coordinate training on an assigned shift; interpret, explain and apply laws and departmental rules and regulations; represent the Department in public forums; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during course of work.

This position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to the Districts drug and alcohol policy.

Training & Experience: Experience that demonstrates gaining knowledge of management skills and applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to employees; knowledge of instructor methodologies; ability to speak in public and in front of large groups. Required certifications: IFSAC certified FF II; Washington State EMT certification; IFSAC Fire Instructor I; NFA Incident Safety Officer; possession of a valid Washington Driver’s license and maintenance of the same as a condition of continued employment. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, and Adobe software programs. Documented completion of ICS courses 100, 200, 700, and 800 with 300 and 400 diserables. Complete IFSAC Fire Officer l within first 12 months of employment. Demonstrate a willingness to continue education.

Physical & Mental Demands: The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and or move equipment and/or persons weighing up to 150 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with staff, other organizations and the public.

Please bring in your completed application packet to Pierce County Fire Station 77.

4815 Wa Tau Ga Ave NE, Tacoma, WA 98422

Application: Fire Training Captain

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