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  • Category: Full-Time
  • Application Closing Date: 6/12/23, 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 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
  • Flexible Education, Training, and Development Opportunities
  • Education/Tuition Assistance Program
  • 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 facility, 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.  The position also is available to work on line as a Firefighter/E.M.T. (or Paramedic) to backfill positions when needed. The position may also respond to incidents as part of the logistics, safety, firefighting or other command functions. The position may also respond to any request for mutual aid in distant areas with apparatus to ensure crew safety, apparatus safety, and facilitate any repairs that may arise away from the city services.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge in the operation of Logistics in multiple facilities.
  • 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/or coordinate all requests for fire facility repairs and maintenance. This includes working with the City Building Maintenance Division, as well as outside vendors and contractors.
  • Ensure quality control of maintenance and repair work, purchased supplies, and equipment.
  • Ability to supervise/participate in vehicle, equipment, and facility and grounds inspections, cleaning and maintenance, as well as schedule and/or conduct equipment safety inspections and testing as required monthly/quarterly/annually.
  • Ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office suite, records management programs. Experience with PSTrax, Lexipol, and CrewSense is a plus.
  • Attend training courses, read and study materials related to fire apparatus & equipment maintenance.
  • Provide 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, fire personnel, vendors, and other City department representatives.
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on the needs of requesting department members or staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a professional manner.
  • Must have the ability to operate as a firefighter/EMT or paramedic as needed.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school, vocational school, or possession of a GED or equivalent.
  • Must have and maintain Emergency Medical Technician (or Paramedic) through the State of Florida, or Nationally Registered.
  • Must have State of Florida Firefighter I and II certification in accordance with National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1001, and Florida Statutes 633.34.
  • Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in accordance with Florida Administrative Code Chapter, 64J-1008.
  • Must have adequate knowledge of emergency medical technician procedures, including CPR and AED usage. (Paramedic certification in accordance with Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64J-1.008 and possession of ACLS is preferred.)
  • Must have Emergency Vehicles Operator Course Certificate (EVOC) – 16 Hours.
  • Must have completed National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Must meet the qualifications or hold the rank of Firefighter II.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Florida Class B or E driver’s license and a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven. If Class B is needed, applicant will be required to obtain the Class B within 6 months in the position at the City’s expense.
  • Must obtain certification as an Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) in fire apparatus repair within one year of being in the position.
  • 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.
  • Recommended new hire must successfully complete a background investigation, including a polygraph examination.
  • May be requested to work alternate hours, as necessary. Position is designated an Essential Employee by the Public Safety Director.
  • Employee will be required to work during declared emergencies.
  • Will be required to ride a minimum of eight (8) hours per month on the engine.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Intermittently sitting, standing, bending, climbing steps/stairs.
  • 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 occasional 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.
  • Must have the physical agility, strength, and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

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