The City of Oak Harbor Fire Department is committed to recruiting talented and motivated individuals, who possess a high level of integrity, and have a desire to serve our community. Paid-on-Call (POC) firefighters play a key role in the delivery of fire services to the City of Oak Harbor. They are team members who help the department provide round-the-clock fire service to the residents of Oak Harbor.
Must live or work no more than 5 miles from Station 81 - 855 E. Whidbey Avenue
Joining the Paid-On-Call Firefighting program is a commitment to training and service. This is not a part-time or full-time job; POC Firefighters are a distinct class of individuals who are paid by the City on an on-call basis. On average POC Firefighters work 12 hours per week; how much or little you work depends on your desire and availability.
Washington law requires POC Firefighters to be trained to nationally recognized firefighting standards. The first six to nine months as a recruit POC Firefighter are dedicated solely to training. Recruit Academy courses for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Firefighter 1 will be held at Oak Harbor Fire Department 1 - 3 evenings each week and an occasional Saturday. Training environment will be both classroom and hands-on practical skills application. Additional personal time is required for homework and study.
Once trained and qualified, and under close supervision of an on-duty Fire Officer, POC Firefighters perform a complete range of firefighting activities, respond to emergency calls, and continue training. In the second year, POC Firefighters are sponsored through a four-month Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course. Both the Recruit Academy and EMT course require a great deal of coursework, including reading, study, and earning passing scores on quizzes and exams.
For most, their position as POC Firefighter is not their primary occupation, but a way to gain experience and serve the community. As length of service increases POC firefighters will receive more training and certifications - how far a POC Firefighter goes depends only on their initiative and goals. Some choose to take advantage of the skills and experience gained by pursuing a full-time career in the fire service.
Oak Harbor Fire Department's POC Firefighter recruit selection process is lengthy, competitive and complex. You need to be prepared to complete the various stages on demand and in a short period of time. A commitment to maintaining a daily fitness regime and monitoring personal wellness is essential to ensuring firefighter safety and longevity. It is important that you have the strength, stamina and cardiovascular conditioning required to take on the physical challenges of the position. Ethical behavior and accountability must be part of your nature. Taking responsibility for and ownership of your actions is vital to success.
POC Firefighters are expected to perform conscientiously and proficiently on emergency and non-emergency assignments and duties of a regular or irregular nature. POC Firefighters must recognize the importance placed on activities by the public and respond with tactful treatment of citizens.
SALARY: $13.50/hour [minimum wage] for on-call hours (training and responding to emergency incidents).
Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oakharbor for full details and recruitment schedule.
Posting ID: 563978524Posted: 2020-09-25