Full-Time Captain – Single Resource Boss
JOB SUMMARY: This position coordinates and directs field operations for Utah County Fire and is responsible for personnel involved in wildland fire suppression and related activities. This position serves as an assistant to the Fire Division Supervisor in assigned role.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Supervise fire personnel and hold them accountable for standards set for safety and productivity. Organize and prepare fire personnel for fire suppression and projects. Direct resources from other entities as needed. Make decisions with regard to firefighting methods used in accordance with state and federal requirements. Conduct performance appraisals, and make recommendations regarding the hiring, training, and retention of staff. Deploy and manage personnel and county resources.
Make recommendations for improvements in firefighting processes. Assign, direct participate and supervise firefighting, medical emergencies, and related life and property protection. Ensure safe operation of fire equipment and apparatus. Ensure fire personnel maintains accurate and current qualifications and training records in accordance with the National Wildland Coordination Group. Produce written documents, such as track hours, resource documentation, reporting forms, and other documents required by contracts and agency policy, as delegated. Facilitate recordkeeping in an incident management system. Assist with, coordinate and participate in Fire Community Services, public education, community relations, and fire prevention programs and activities.
Research and write grant request for projects and other suppression needs. Assist with the inspection and maintenance of fire suppression equipment including equipment assigned to Utah County by the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. Assist in the development and implementation of fire management, fuels management, and fire hazard reduction plans. Assist in the development of training programs; provide training, education, and technical expertise in wildland fire qualifications.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of: Wildland Fire operations and Urban Interface, Incident Command System, Wildland fire management, planning and practices including prescribed fire, fuel management, fire histories, and fire hazard analysis, local fire contracts and agreements
Skilled in: supervisory techniques.
Ability to: operate and maintain various types of fire-fighting equipment, lead others, maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work activities.
How to ApplyREQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Required Education and Experience
- Equivalent to four (4) years of work experience in professional wildland fire suppression including two (2) years as a squad leader or in another related supervisory position.
- Preference may be given to applicants who have successfully completed advanced training and requirements in wildland fire suppression tactics.