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This position is responsible for performing, leading, directing, supervising, and scheduling department personnel on and off Emergency scenes and activities on a rotating shift basis. May be required to work over-time based on operational needs.
Responsible for protecting the image, reputation, and integrity of the Meriwether County Board of Commissioners, the Citizens of Meriwether County, and the Department of Meriwether County Fire Rescue.
Supervises, plans, evaluates, trains, motivates, directs, and participates in the work assignments and activities of shift personnel.
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
Performs the duties of a Firefighter / Paramedic.
Responsible for all shift functions including but not limited to staffing, quality assurance, training, reports/paperwork, and supplies.
Communicates and interfaces closely with other shift captains to ensure department operational continuity.
Operates various equipment and vehicles associated with department functions in a safe manner always using due regard.
Operates radio equipment and communicates effectively through various department methods.
Interacts with the public and co-workers in a professional and courteous manner.
Participates in all required training, maintains all required certifications, and adheres to all state and department standards.
Adheres to county and department rules, regulations, protocols, policies, and procedures.
Performs routine inspections of all equipment to ensure proper operation.
Completes reports and other paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
May be responsible for conducting incident command at emergency scenes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Maintains and cultivates support for all department functions and goals as set forth by department administration.
Maintains facilities and station duties as assigned.
Must be able to speak and write in the English language.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for Job Performance
Possession of GA State Firefighter Certification.
Possession of GA State EMS Licensure at level of Paramedic
Possession of or the ability to obtain the appropriate driver’s license class for department apparatus by the date of job assignment.
Knowledge and understanding of Meriwether County Fire Rescue department policies and procedures and related federal, state, and local guidelines.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Thorough understanding of Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council rules and regulations.
Knowledge and understanding of National Fire Protection Association standards.
Consent to check of driver’s history and background which must meet department and state policies.
Knowledge of emergency medical response procedures.
Knowledge of Meriwether County highways, roads, and geography.
Knowledge of computers, electronic devices, and all job-related software.
Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
Additional training and education may be required.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
The work is typically performed in an office and at emergency scenes.
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, climbing, or walking.
The employee frequently lifts heavy objects and uses tools or equipment requiring a high level of dexterity.
Work requires the use of protective gear and equipment.
This work is performed at any time of day or night and in a variety of environmental conditions requiring the ability to withstand extreme cold, heat and moisture.
This work will also subject employees to high levels of physical and emotional stress.p >