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MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS OFFICER (Fire Department) - Applications Due: 10/13/23

  • Category: Full-Time
  • Application Closing Date: 10/13/23, 5:00 p.m.
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Joining the City’s Public Safety – Fire Department will be responsible for the logistics of the department’s facilities, coordination and development of the Fire Department’s equipment and station maintenance program, and vehicle fleet maintenance and repairs.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $45,448 – $57,845 Annually Minimum, Depending on Experience and Qualifications
  • Annual Step for Performance Pay Plan
  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 12 Vacation Days Minimum, Earned Per Year
  • 12 Sick Days Earned Per Year
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan and Social Security Coverage
  • Education/Tuition Assistance Program; and Training and Development Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program – to include Mental Health Assistance/Services

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Essential Job Functions:

This position includes responsibility for the operation of Winter Haven Fire Department’s Logistics including the facilities, coordination, and development of the Fire Department’s equipment and station maintenance program, and vehicle fleet maintenance and repairs. Consolidates the functions of all Fire Department fixed assets and motor fleet maintenance and equipment supply allocation, as well as procurement and research to facilitate efficient and effective utilization of Fire Department resources. The position supplies the inventory network to meet the daily and mission-critical needs of the Winter Haven Fire Department, including fire apparatus and hoses, station furnishings, and fire tools and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge in the operation of detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies in multiple facilities/stations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic emergency operations, including general knowledge of emergency management and apparatus construction and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and ability to coordinate the maintenance, repair, and follow-up of fire apparatus, support vehicles, and fireboat with the City Fleet Services, as well as outside vendors and contractors.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of issues regarding building, vehicle, and equipment maintenance.
  • Responsibility for repair/replacement of tools and equipment on fire apparatus.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate requests for fire facility repairs and maintenance. This includes working with the City Building Maintenance Division, as well as outside vendors and contractors.
  • Ensures quality control of maintenance and repair work, and the purchase of supplies and equipment.
  • Ability to supervise and participate in the inspections, cleaning, and maintenance of the vehicles, equipment, and facility’s inspections, cleaning, and maintenance, as well as schedule and/or conduct monthly/quarterly/annual equipment safety inspections and testing as required.
  • Ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office suite, records management programs. Experience with PSTrax, Lexipol, and CrewSense is a plus.
  • Attends training courses, reads, and studies materials related to fire apparatus and equipment maintenance.
  • Provides training to department personnel on proper apparatus inspection, operation, and minor preventative maintenance.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, apparatus, and equipment user guides and government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administration, personnel, vendors, and other City department representatives.
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on the needs of the department and staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a professional manner.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school, vocational school, or possession of a GED or equivalent.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Florida Class E driver’s license with a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven.
  • Must obtain certification as an Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) in fire apparatus repair within one year of hire.
  • Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant’s system as verified through a screening process administered by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a polygraph examination.
  • May be requested to work alternate hours, as necessary.
  • The position is designated an Essential Employee and will be expected to be available for work during declared emergencies.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

  • Intermittently sitting, standing, bending, climbing steps and stairs.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • The work environment is typically performed in an office, stockroom, outdoors, and at the scene of emergency incidents. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases or pathogens, irritating chemicals, and occasionally hot, cold, or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, and all protective clothing associated with Fire and EMS operations.

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