Wasatch County Fire

Protecting & Serving in Wasatch County

Wasatch Fire District is Hiring!

The Wasatch Fire District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full Time Training Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In charge of all Fire Department training for Fire and EMS
  • Develops training programs for Fire and EMS crews
  • Maintains recognized national Fire and EMS standards
  • Works with local, state and federal agencies to make sure training requirements are met and training certificates are kept up to date
  • Works with online training programs to spread information to crews and volunteers
  • Tracks all training records

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Fire I and Fire II
  • Hazmat Operations Awareness
  • AEMT or higher
  • Knowledge of the English language, both verbal and written.

 

Resumes will be accepted beginning Monday May 18, 2020 and ending at noon on Friday May 29, 2020.  Please email all resumes to kristen@wasatchfire.org .  A detailed position description can be obtained below.  Wasatch Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and a drug/alcohol free workplace.  Wage range $22-30/hr DOE.  Benefits and retirement available.

Position Title: ………. Training Officer

Division: ……………. Operations
Supervised by: ………Fire Chief
Supervises: ………….. Not a Direct Supervisor
Status: ………………..Full Time/ Hourly /Non Exempt
Standard Shift: …….. 4/10’s or 5/8’s

GENERAL PURPOSE

Administer all department training for Fire and EMS personnel

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Fire Chief.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Not a direct supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In charge of the development and implementation of all fire and ems training
  • Ensures that the fire department and its employees remain up to date with all trainings in accordance with national standards.
  • In charge of the development and presentation of educational programs for initial and continuing education for the department
  • Maintains, inventories and supports EMS training equipment
  • Maintains all department training records
  • Assists with the administration of the Fire and EMS core competency program for all firefighter/EMT’s
  • Trains the public and county personnel in emergency care and fire safety prevention.
  • Performs duties as directed by the fire chief
  • Maintains positive working relationships with WCFD members.
  • Instructs classes in assigned subject areas.
  • Instruct safety classes.
  • Assists in developing plans for emergency preparedness and training crews for different emergency scenarios
  • Assists with the educational component of clinical treatment pathways for practice of paramedics
  • Conducts or organizes training for personnel in code enforcement.
  • Provides public education in fire prevention, including giving talks, demonstrations, and presentations before community groups, and other organizations or institutions.
  • Conduct monthly after-hours trainings for fire and ems volunteers.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

  • Assists in other district administrative activities, as assigned.
  • Respond and assist fire and ems personnel as needed.
  • Promote a safe working environment throughout the district
  • Communicate professionally via phone and email.
  • Work with computer training programs as well as basic computer programs such as word and excel.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical
  • Fire Fighter I Certification from Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, or equivalent from other state fire certification programs
  • Fire Fighter II Certification from Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, or equivalent from other state fire certification programs
  • AEMT or higher
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Hazmat Awareness Certification from Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, or equivalent from other state fire certification programs
  • Hazmat Operations Certification from Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, or equivalent from other state fire certification programs

 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of:
  • Modern fire prevention principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.
  • Modern medical procedures, techniques and equipment with a specific focus on first response treatments.
  • Fire suppression techniques and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of:
  • Firefighting tactics.
  • Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Computer programs such as word and excel
  • Email communications
  • Ability to:
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Establish effective working relationships with WCFD members, other agencies, and the public.
  • Effectively apply standard fire prevention techniques.
  • Act effectively in emergency and stressful situations.
  • Meet Special Requirements, as listed.

 

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Any additional continuing education in Fire Science.
  • Experience working with volunteers in fire, EMS, or dual service.
  • Paramedic Certification
  • Knowledge of training programs such as image trend.
  • Familiarity with:
  • Wasatch County Fire District area, including familiarity of all of Wasatch County.
  • Wasatch Fire District Policies and Procedures.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18 years or older at time of hire.
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Utah State driver’s license.
  • No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years.
  • Must have and maintain EVO (Emergency Vehicle Operator) License
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Must meet insurability requirements of district insurance carrier.
  • Must keep all required licenses up to date and active
  • Must participate in continuing education and certifications as assigned by the Fire Chief

 

SELECTION GUIDELINES

May include any or all of the following: Formal application, review of education and experience; written examination and assessment center; personal interview; background/driver’s license verification and check; hiring list; offer of employment; post offer physical examination including drug screen.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Vehicle, radio, pager, personal computer, calculator, telephone, tape recorder, photo and video equipment, detection and monitoring equipment.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the member is frequently required to stand; sit; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The member is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The member must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 175 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the member works primarily in office, vehicle, and outdoor settings in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night.   Work is occasionally performed in emergency and stressful situations.  Individual is exposed to sirens and hazards associated with fighting fires including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents, and oils.

The member occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, radiation, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings, moderate during daily work routines, and loud at emergency scenes.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and member and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  Wasatch County Fire District is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a drug and alcohol-free environment.

 

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