JOBTITLE: FIRE COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT: FIRE SERVICES
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB
The purpose of the job is to effectively plan, organize and perform Fire Services and Operations as required by Pickens County. This position plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Plans, organizes and directs programs and training classes for effective fire prevention and suppression for the Pickens County Fire employees and volunteers.
Directly reports to the Emergency Services Director
Acts as chief operating officer of Pickens County Fire Services
Responds to fire and other emergency scenes to provide incident support and resources.
Acts as incident commander when necessary or at the request of the initial IC
Ensures that the County is in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and standards of safety.
Provides training, coordination, technical assistance, advice and motivation to the Pickens County Fire Departments.
Acts as lead contact and liaison over training facility, facility management, grounds upkeep, maintenance schedules and scheduling appointments for building use. Inspects and ensures proper maintenance over the training facility.
Plans, schedules, directs and evaluates fire and emergency management classes, drills or exercises; provides and instructs for adequate employee and volunteer operations and fitness training at the training center.
Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding areas of his/her responsibility.
Oversees quality and quantity of training; Schedules instructors for training classes and advises instructors of the Fire Departments needs for retraining and recertification.
Prepares and administers the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.
Assists, administers and implements a central database for ISO regulations and requirements as required by law.
Researches grant-funded programs and initiates preparation of grants applications and processes for purchases of fire equipment.
Coordinates activities with other County departments, rescue divisions, public safety, law enforcement, municipal fire departments, state agencies or other agencies and organizations as appropriate.
Develops, coordinates and implements an inspection plan for commercial property, daycare facilities and churches in Pickens County by advising owners of any potential fire-related concerns; prepares pre-fire plans as required. Plans, organizes and implements fire safety programs for these facilities in coordination with the local fire chief(s).
Monitors all Homeland Security alerts and other emergency calls; provides assistance as requested.
Attends and participates in public functions to promote fire prevention and establish and maintain favorable public relations.
Receives and responds to public and news media inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance regarding areas of his/her responsibility.
Performs general administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, attending and conducting meetings, etc.
Attends required training courses and seminars. When requested, attends County Council, Planning Commission, Emergency Services Board, Department Head and other applicable meetings.
Serves as part of the Emergency Operations Center staff as the direct contact and representation for all county fire departments.
Attends conferences and other meetings to remain knowledgeable of modern fire service methods and administration.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL SAFETY FUNCTIONS
It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.
Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE AND THINGS
Requires synthesizing or integrating analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; changes policies, procedures or methodologies based on new facts, knowledge or interpretations.
Requires negotiating, exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policy and programs or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires interpreting policy and establishing methods and procedures for acquiring, installing, testing, operating, or repairing complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience, such as fire engines and other emergency response vehicles, fire suppression / rescue equipment, etc., or the application of custom or commercial administrative or other complex software or systems; responsible for public acquisitions and construction projects, including preparing specifications for contracts for goods and services.
Requires performing work involving the application of principles of logical thinking or scientific, medical or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organizational impact.
Requires using mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions; or measurements, logarithmic or geometric construction. May use algebraic solutions of equations and inequalities; descriptive statistics; deductive geometry, plan and solid, and rectangular coordinate; mathematical classifications or schemes.
Requires reading technical instructions, procedures, manuals and charts to solve practical problems; composing routine reports and specialized reports, forms and business letters with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.
Requires doing professional-level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry-level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in fire science or a closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess a SC Fire Academy Instructor I certification, Fire Officer Level II qualification, Medical First Responder certification and other certifications as deemed necessary by County officials. SC Fire Marshal Certification is desired.
Must possess a valid SC CDL driver’s license with appropriate endorsements or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in the fire service with at least 5 years of experience at the company officer level or higher
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires medium-to-heavy work that involves walking, standing, climbing, balancing, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling or raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.
The job risks exposure to fire hazards, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, airborne particles, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals, explosives.
The job requires normal visual acuity, depth perception and field of vision; hearing and speaking abilities; texture, color and odor perception.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Decision-making is almost the entire focus of the job, affecting most segments of the organization and the general public; works in a highly dynamic environment; responsible for establishing goals, objectives and policies.
Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Please submit completed applications and any other necessary documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled