ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities. The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Supervises and directs fire ground and/or emergency operations for assigned company/unit.
- Participates in emergency operations with single or multiple companies/units at fire scenes, hazardous material spills, special details, and medical emergencies.
- Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and completing employee performance appraisals; schedules assignments for station personnel; transmits orders and information to personnel; recommends firefighters for commendations.
- Maintains and enforces all rules and regulations and any other written mandates including Administrative Policies and Procedures and Tactical Standard Operating Guidelines.
- Conducts initial fire investigations, pre-fire plans and prepares related reports and documents.
- Maintains concise station log; uploads/downloads computer data; ensures completion of all run reports; maintains and files reports and other forms; reviews reports prepared by other personnel.
- Based on certification, administers appropriate emergency medical care in accordance with the medical protocols adopted by the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department.
- Attends/participates in job related training/seminars to maintain certifications and/or enhance job performance.
- Plans and conducts company level training.
- Participates as required in various departmental committees.
- Inspects and oversees the maintenance of stations, fire and EMS equipment, vehicles, and supplies to ensure proper operations.
- May assume the duties and responsibilities of an Operations Captain.
- Gathers information and develops work plans under the supervision of a commanding officer for station/company, establishing drill requirements, inspection schedules and assigning work task.
- Responds to fire alarms; determines route to be taken by fire company and approach that the units will take in responding; analyzes information about the fire scene and makes decisions as to best methods of extinguishing fire, and saving lives and property; directs work until relieved by superior officer.
- Ensures all fire rescue activities are conducted in a safe manner according to accepted safety practices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) years of service in the operations division. Florida Certified paramedic with unlimited authorization or, if not Florida Certified with unlimited authorizati8on, the employee must become a Florida certified paramedic with unlimited authorization within two (2) years of the date the employee is promoted. Completed 30 college credits semester hours which include, “Fire Apparatus Operations” FFP-1301 and “Fire Service Hydraulics” FFP-1302. Taken and passed the WPBFR Driver Proficiency Exam or D/E Promotional Exam within the last 5 years: or be a current promoted D/E. Company officer Leadership I FFP-2720 is required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required and an Emergency Vehicle Operators Certificate (EVOC), is required. Must not, within the last three years, have been convicted of reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and have not had a driver’s license suspended under the point system provided for in Chapter 322, Florida Statues.
Last revision date: October 2007