A Whelan Firefighter must represent Whelan's 10 Core Values of Truth-Telling, Promise-Keeping, Respect, Loyalty, Empowerment, Discipline, Leadership, Flexibility, Quality Assurance, and Results while performing the following duties;
Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue duties and act as Firefighter. Employees in this classification perform highly skilled, technical level work. Position is responsible for providing life and property protection. Responds to emergency fire, rescue and medical incidents; provides support functions, including vehicle and equipment maintenance, emergency responses, records and reporting duties, and emergency medical treatment including but not limited to medical emergencies, and trauma emergencies. Plans, organizes, directs and controls fire/rescue and medical service functions within applicable company policies, laws, codes, rules and regulations. The following are examples of duties that may be required:
- Provides fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services for customer;
- Acts as a first responder to all types of emergency situations;
- Responds to all rescue calls;
- Ensures that equipment is fully prepared and functional at all times;
- Performs general maintenance and upkeep of apparatus, equipment and fire station;
- Performs and documents required equipment inspections as assigned;
- Participates in preventative maintenance on fire apparatus, and station maintenance;
- Participates in pre-fire planning, fire prevention inspections, fire prevention and fire safety education;
- Prepares various reports and other documents;
- Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :
Knowledge of: emergency medical care up to the First Responder level, fire suppression and rescue practices, fire prevention, principles, methods, and practices; local codes related to emergencies; state statutes, city ordinances, and criminal law; and standard office practices and procedures.
Skill/Ability to: perform fire suppression and rescue activities, pre-hospital emergency medical care up to the First Responder level of certification, operate computers, including word processing and spreadsheet software; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public; develop, organize, motivate, and effectively utilize staff; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; read and interpret manuals, policies, and other documents; and operate fire suppression equipment, operate medical equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing for the purpose of public interaction and report writing.
- Ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard.
- Neat and professional appearance.
- Friendly and professional demeanor.
- Ability to providing quality customer service.
- Ability to supervise the mitigation of typical and crisis situations efficiently and effectively at client site.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Tasks involve the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing and typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (up to 100 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (100 pounds and over). This position may require a physical agility test.
- Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
- Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
- Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Experience, Work History, and Education :
- Must have or obtain (pre-employment) a CPR certification
- Must successfully complete all pre-employment testing including; physical exam, agility test, written exams, manual dexterity, and strength testing for firefighters .
- Jobseeker must be currently certified as a Firefighter in the State of Kentucky.
- Must be at least 21 years of age or older as required by applicable law or contractual requirements.
- Must be able to demonstrate a stable work history with at least one verifiable positive work reference.
- Have evidence of obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Must successfully pass an extensive background screening which will include criminal record checks (local, state and federal), drug test, skills assessment test, interviews, and personality profile.
- Negative result on pre-employment drug screen.
- Must have no criminal convictions as specified under Whelan Security guidelines.
- Successful completion of Whelan’s Pre-Employment Assessment of Knowledge (PEAK).
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Whelan Security is a privately-held, family-owned company providing contract security services...