Fire Engineer, Sacramento County Airport Fire

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • May 21, 2022
Aviation or Harbor Engineering Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $82,998.00 - $91,517.04 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a limited continuous filing exam. The filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
6/3/22 and 7/1/22 (final)

Under general supervision, the Fire Engineer, Sacramento County Airport Fire drives assigned fire apparatus and other automotive equipment to scenes of emergencies; operates fire pumps, aerial devices, and other Fire Department equipment; performs inspection, preventative maintenance and minor repairs of Fire Department apparatus and equipment; assists in controlling and extinguishing fires; rescues persons endangered by aircraft crash or fire, or by structural fire; prevents fire by reducing or eliminating potential fire hazards; responds to and provides assistance for medical aid calls, vehicle accidents, and Hazmat incidents.

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge Of:
  • Applicable laws, rules and regulations related to aircraft rescue and firefighting as outlined in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 139
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of aircraft rescue and firefighting
  • Principles of structural, wildland and aircraft firefighting
  • Operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment and apparatus
  • Fire and life safety codes
  • Basic life support principles and techniques
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment
  • Basic arithmetic (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, percentages, ratios, and fractions)
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Principles of effective customer service
In addition, when assigned to a paramedic position:
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) techniques including but not limited to IV therapy, cardiac monitoring, advanced airway control and a variety of medication therapies, as a Paramedic
  • Standing orders provided by off-line medical director
  • Medical terminology
Ability To:
  • Perform firefighting and rescue, emergency, and medical aid response duties
  • Drive and operate aircraft rescue firefighting and structural apparatus equipment
  • Learn operations and maintenance of aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment and apparatus
  • Operate communication equipment
  • Work safely under hazardous conditions
  • Provide assistance for medical aid, vehicle accidents, Hazmat, and other emergencies
  • Review and interpret maps, diagrams and mechanical drawings
  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, other agencies and the general public
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Analyze situations quickly and accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Effectively organize and prioritize work assignments
  • Keep accurate and orderly records
  • Make arithmetical computations accurately and rapidly
  • Maintain confidential information
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Deal courteously and effectively with the general public
In addition, when assigned to a paramedic position:
  • Perform ALS procedures
  • Maintain accurate records of medical treatments, including equipment and medication use
  • Understand and apply medical directives


Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer Certificate or equivalent.

AND

Possession of a current and valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate issued by either the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)

AND

Possession of a valid Class C driver's license, or higher, with Firefighter endorsement.

AND

Three years of full-time paid experience performing firefighting duties.

Note: A valid class A or B driver's license may substitute for the firefighter endorsement.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS


Criminal History and Background Checks: The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

License Requirements: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, with firefighter endorsement, shall be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License and endorsement, or comply with state and federal requirements for utilization, may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Successful completion of emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC) within six (6) months of appointment.

California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Driver Operator 1A & 1B, or equivalent, shall be required within six (6) months of appointment. Failure to obtain the required certificate may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Incumbents must acquire and maintain an Air Operations Area driver permit issued by the Department of Airports within two (2) weeks of appointment. Failure to obtain or keep current the required permit may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Certificate Requirements: Incumbents must acquire and maintain a valid EMT certificate issued by the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), within one year from the date of appointment. Incumbents must acquire and maintain accreditation as an EMT by the County of Sacramento within 90 days of state licensure, or appointment to the class if state licensure has already been obtained at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or keep current the required certificate may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Paramedic License: Some positions in this class may be designated to operate as a Firefighter/Paramedic and require a valid EMT-Paramedic license issued by the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA). Incumbents in these positions must acquire and maintain accreditation as an EMT-Paramedic by the County of Sacramento within 90 days of appointment. Failure to maintain the required license may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Training Requirement: Incumbents in this class must complete an initial 40 hour Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training program in accordance with FAR Part 139 and complete annual recurrent training in accordance with FAR 139.319, and Advisory Circular 150/5210-17, including other state and local requirements as a condition of continued employment.

Uniform Requirement: Incumbents in this class are required to wear a designated uniform and personal protective equipment.

Special Access: Prior to appointment, incumbents in this class must acquire and maintain an airport security badge allowing access to secure County airport locations. Failure to maintain an airport security badge may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Physical Requirements: Positions in this class require the incumbents to be able to:

  • Physically perform the duties of this class while wearing personal protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate physical endurance, agility, strength, and stamina in the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions: Positions in this class require the incumbents to be able to:

  • Work various shift, overtime, weekends, holidays non-routine hours, and be subject to "on-call" status 24 hours a day.
  • Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement and very hot weather.
  • Work at various locations within Sacramento County.
Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information

APPLICATION

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
www.SacCountyJobs.net

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.

FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)

All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

For information regarding County jobs:
  • www.saccountyjobs.net
Closing Date/Time: 7/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Address

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