Fire Rescue Special Operations Coordinator

  • 108817

SUMMARY: Under general direction, oversees the special operations program and the regional hazardous materials response team; prepares and monitors special operations budget; maintains records for training, equipment maintenance and supplies; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Prepares, justifies and monitors annual budget for hazardous materials.
  2. Schedules and conducts high-risk facility inspections.
  3. Retains and updates all the records of initial and annual refresher training, equipment maintenance, supply levels, facility inspections and emergency reports.
  4. Responds to and assumes command role at incidents involving special operations team and regional hazardous materials team.
  5. Identifies, researches and applies for grants for equipment and training.
  6. Networks, trains and educates other public and private agencies in the responsibilities, limitations and expectations of the special operations team. Schedules and conducts training sessions with these organizations.
  7. Attends meetings of departmental and hazardous materials oversight committees, technical review committees.
  8. Prepares periodic and ad hoc reports as required.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, statutes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials and technical rescue procedures.
  • Knowledge of the city geography, hazards and water distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management techniques.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Business English, grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Skill in hazardous materials tactics and mitigation techniques.
  • Skill in training and reporting requirements for hazardous materials teams.
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer.
  • Skill in budget preparation and management.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in evaluating and managing emergency situations.
  • Skill in operating firefighting, hazardous materials and technical rescue equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Fire Science or related field and five (5) years fire fighting experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician and Hazardous Materials Technician certification is required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: No
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