Job Vacancy Announcement

Station Duty Officer Needed

$41,187.00 Annually

Opens: October 29, 2019
Closes: November 12, 2019

This is a supervisory firefighting and Engineer position overseeing the day to day activities of the department. This is a 48/96 hour work schedule. Links for the application and job posting are at the bottom of this post.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responds to emergency incidents and acts as incident commander until relieved
  • Drives and operates emergency apparatus
  • Performs firefighting including operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, performing rescue, fire suppression, ventilation, containment, salvage, and overhaul operations
  • Administers emergency medical care to patients as prescribed by protocol
  • Performs emergency aid and rescue activities, including basic life support, vehicle extrication, trail EMS, and providing other assistance as required
  • Ensure facilities and apparatus are maintained
  • Participates in drills, attends training and other related emergency subjects
  • Ensure upkeep and maintenance of emergency vehicles
  • Maintains apparatus, training and equipment records
  • Enter Incident/NFIRS reports using current web-based system
  • Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of the fire facilities and equipment including cleaning in the fire station, washing and drying hose and groundskeeping

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Possess a current State of Alaska driver’s license free of violations that would preclude insurability with the EVFD insurance policy
  • No felony convictions
  • State of Alaska Firefighter 1 required, Firefighter 2 preferred or IFSAC Firefighter 1 certification
  • Current BLS/CPR card from the American Heart Association or Red Cross Professional Level
  • Current State of Alaska EMT Level 1 or higher
  • Valid Hazmat Awareness and Operations Certifications
  • Driver and Operator of Fire Apparatus
  • ICS 100 & 200 Certificates
  • Basic understanding of web-based tracking systems

Conditions of Employment

  • The employee shall acquire and apply the knowledge of the department’s policies, procedures, techniques and regulations on a continuous basis
  • Ability to operate tools and equipment related to emergency operations, including fire, extrication, EMS, and rescue equipment, radios, pagers, and personal computers
  • Ability to work independently and is self-motivated but also able to be a team player, working well with paid staff, volunteers and the community
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Maintain the mental condition, physical endurance, agility, and strength required, and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately
  • Continuously be courteous to the public, allied agencies and fellow employees
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule
  • EVFD is an at-will employer

To apply, applicants must mail/email a complete professional resume, applicable certifications and cover letter describing their qualifications and experience to one of the addresses below by November 12, 2019. The applicant must also provide three professional references. All applicants will be screened for minimum qualifications and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded on to the selection committee for interviews. EVFD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All finalists will be subject to a background check.

Send applications to:
Ester Volunteer Fire Department
Attn: Fire Chief Conner
PO Box 229
Ester, AK 99725

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