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LT Firefighters

The City of Richmond Hill

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018

End Date: Jul. 31, 2018

Seeking LT Firefighters!

This position is responsible for the supervision of firefighting crews assigned to a shift.
  • Supervises firefighting personnel and activities of two stations during an assigned shift; assume command responsibilities at fire suppression, emergency medical and rescue incidents until relieved by the Fire Marshal or Fire Chief. 
  • Responds to fire alarms, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, rescue calls, and other emergencies as a supervisor of a fire and rescue team.
  • Participates in identifying opportunities for improving fire suppression methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff implement improvements.
  • Assigns work activities and projects as needed including but not limited to equipment maintenance, hydrant maintenance, uniform and bunkering supplies, fire hose maintenance, hydrant maintenance and testing , and pre-fire planning.
  • Assumes command of fire suppression efforts in the absence of the Fire Marshal and Fire Chief including directing fire streams to protect exposures; drive and operate various vehicles and equipment and apparatus as needed; confine and extinguish fire incorporating proper fire and safety procedures at all times.
  • Coordinates and participates in the maintenance of building, station grounds, equipment and vehicles.
  • Assist with the planning and conducts fire safety programs for schools, church, and civic organizations and other community groups.
  • Assists in training, motivating and evaluating assigned personnel; work with subordinate personnel to correct deficiencies.
  • Performs fire suppression, rescue, and First Responder duties in response to emergency calls.
  • Manages, reviews, and verifies accuracy of all records, incident reports and correspondence to the Fire Chief.
  • May be required to perform as a Hazmat Technician
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge of CPR and First Aid.
  • Knowledge of street, building, water system and physical layout of the City.
  • Knowledge of all fire suppression and equipment and its placement on vehicles.
  • Knowledge of firefighting techniques, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Skill in performing many and varied firefighting techniques and procedures.
  • Skill in reacting quickly and calmly while under pressure.
  • Skill in driving and operating fire vehicles, fire suppression equipment, medical equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in understanding and following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Incident Command Procedures
  • Personnel Management
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local law, codes and regulations
  • Skill in communicating and interacting effectively with co-workers, other City employees and the general public.
  • Skill in performing prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
The Fire Chief or Fire Marshal assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include Fire Department standard operating guidelines, and NFPA, OSHA, GEMA/FEMA requirements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
  • The work consists of related fire suppression emergency rescue duties. The need to respond to emergency and life-threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to lead firefighting crews while they perform fire suppression and emergency response duties.  Successful performance helps ensure the increased safety of life and property in the City of Richmond Hill.
  • Contacts are typically with emergency medical personnel, law enforcement personnel, co-workers, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to provide services and to resolve problems.
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
  • The work is typically performed in an office, but may also be performed outdoors and at the scene of emergency incidents.  The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, and dirt, and grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, inclement weather conditions, fire, heat, and toxic gases.  The work requires the use of protective devices, such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
This position has supervision over an assigned shift of firefighters located at two stations.
  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of Fire Officer I or having had a similar position for more than three years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.