Firefighter

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Class Number: 
8501
Annual Salary Range:
$32,148.00 – $44,352.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,339.50 – $1,848.00
Pay Grade: 
A19

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Definition

This is entry-level skilled technical work providing emergency fire/rescue and medical treatment services at an assigned military airfield fire department within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Adjutant General.

Job Duties

Responds to fire alarms and emergency medical service (EMS) incidents to contain/extinguish fires and/or assist in emergency medical activities.

Selects proper equipment to extinguish fires.

Drives and inspects fire department vehicles; operates and inspects firefighting equipment and tools.

Uses self-contained breathing apparatus; wears fire protection/fighting clothing.

Responds to aircraft emergencies; enters burning aircraft and disables systems; shuts down engines and battery systems making ingress/egress safe.

Administers emergency first aid and/or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Responds to structural emergencies and protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.

Responds to hazardous material calls and confined space incidents.

Participates in stand-by functions during aircraft fueling operations, aircraft engine maintenance and tests, ammunition handling, welding/burning, and other hazardous operations.

Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances; prepares reports.

Participates in periodic fire drills, staged rescue operations, and live fire training.

Conducts fire prevention and extinguisher training.

Attends firefighter and related training courses to obtain/maintain certifications as required.

Studies directives and regulations defining and describing firefighting procedures and equipment.

Inspects, maintains, repairs/recharges/resets, and tests firefighting and EMS equipment, fire suppression/detection systems, and response vehicles.

Performs a variety of routine tasks in connection with fire station quarters and grounds maintenance.

Maintains records, daily log books, and charts; prepares reports; monitors fire alarm systems; dispatches emergency equipment.

Exercises a moderate degree of initiative and judgment; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; NURSING, MEDICAL & DENTAL; SKILLED & SPECIALIZED TRADES

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of certifications in Fire Fighter I and II, Telecommunicator I, Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations, and First Responder from approved International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) courses/classes; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Special Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.

Ability to pass prescribed medical, physical fitness, and agility examinations maintaining specified standards.

Ability to pass initial and periodic background investigations, and maintain a specified security clearance.

Within specified time frames, successfully obtain and maintain various civilian and/or military equivalent training certifications, and participate in other required activities as prescribed by the Office of the Adjutant General in accordance with requirements set forth in cooperative agreement(s) with the National Guard Bureau.

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and state Vehicle Operator’s License.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Introductory knowledge of modern fire prevention, suppression, and rescue methods and equipment.

Introductory knowledge of the structural features and design of all aircraft that are housed at or use the assigned airfield, as well as the construction materials and basic structural layout of all airfield buildings.

Skill in fighting various types of fires (i.e., aircraft, structure, vehicle, etc.).

Ability to perform the physical demands of the position including heavy lifting, climbing, and maneuvering.

Ability to work in conditions involving extremely high temperatures, toxic fumes, smoke inhalation, etc.

Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations.

Ability to administer emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Ability to work independently or as a team member in the execution of job functions.

Ability to communicate effectively and hear verbal and radio communications.

Ability to present training and instructional information to staff and the general public.

Ability to operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment after prescribed training.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff and the general public.

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