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2014-22 - Acting Company Officer - Lieutenant- Temporary Transfer

2014-22 - Acting Company Officer - Lieutenant- Temporary Transfer

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2014-22
Title: Acting Company Officer - Lieutenant- Temporary Transfer
This posting is only open to current City of Chilliwack employees.
Department: Fire Department
Duties: This is a supervisory fire fighting position entailing the supervision of a fire apparatus and assigned firefighter company, under the direction of the platoon's Captain . As a company officer the lieutenant will respond to all types of emergencies and public safety and/or service calls in order to meet the needs of the community in support of their platoon .
The Lieutenant will be required to be the Incident Commander at emergencies attended, until relieved by a superior officer .
This officer coordinates with the platoon's Captain the scheduling of company fire and safety inspections and conducts public safety education programs as assigned .
The officer conducts or aids in the preliminary investigation of fires as assigned . The platoon Lieutenant conducts or aids the platoon Captain in the training of both career and paid-on call members as assigned .
In concert with the platoon's Captain, the Lieutenant is responsible for the discipline and morale of assigned career personnel and for the proper maintenance and security of apparatus equipment, and facilities in accordance with department policies, and operational guidelines.
Under direction, and subject to written and verbal policy and regulations, this Lieutenant exercises independence of judgment and action in their responsibilities including emergencies until relieved by a superior officer .
The platoon Lieutenant completes forms and reports using department computers and software as
assigned. Performance is evaluated in terms of effectiveness of leadership, the performance
of assigned staff and the condition of fire apparatus, equipment and facilities .
Responds to and establishes command and directs incident operations consistent with
Operational Guidelines until relieved by the Company Captain or Duty Chief.
Performs fire fighting, rescue, first aid and other related services as required .
Supervises, maintains and enforces required safety standards for all assigned staff.
Participates, assists and/or conducts training, drills, and practices for assigned staff as
required and includes mentoring firefighters to improve their performance .
Maintains discipline, receives and transmits orders and information to staff, supervises and evaluates assigned staff performance .
Ensures cleanliness and condition of assigned fire hall, grounds, apparatus, equipment
and personal protective equipment .
Secures current information and details with respect to location and accessibility of roads,
industrial and commercial buildings, hydrants and all other physical and geographical aspects in
the municipality for preplanning purposes.
Issues municipal tickets, advises the public of fire regulations, and otherwise promotes
and maintains effective public relations in support of the fire department .
Prepares and maintains records and reports relating to the work assigned to their
company including data entry on department computers .
Communicates information effectively to other company officers at shift exchange to
ensure the continuity of operations and information is maintained .
Supervises and carries out public safety inspections as assigned including fire inspections
and health and safety inspections as assigned .
Supervises and participates in public education programs as assigned .
Conducts preliminary fire investigations in the absence of or in conjunction with the
Company Captain; based on the incident and the verbal and visual information available
at the time of the incident.
Participates in fire preplanning as assigned .
Education: Must have at least 5 years of firefighting experience .
Graduation from a secondary school or an acceptable combination of training and experience.
Must be able to possess a valid British Columbia Class 3 driver's license with air brake endorsement.
Must possess and maintain a valid BC First Responders Level III certification (including both AED and spinal endorsement) and a current recognized CPR Level "C" certificate .
Successful completion of Emergency Services Management (ESM) Level I course
Skills: Ability to provide effective leadership to personnel under his supervision and ability to
promote an effective team.
Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of Department fire fighting
apparatus and equipment
Thorough knowledge of the methods used in combating and extinguishing all types of
fires .
Extensive knowledge of rescue and hazardous materials principles and practices .
Thorough knowledge of the geography of the City of Chilliwack area including the
location of industrial, commercial and institutional buildings, municipal roadways and
other physical features and landmarks .
Thorough knowledge of the Chilliwack Fire Department's policies and operational
guidelines .
Ability to effectively preplan for emergencies .
Considerable knowledge in the principles and practices used in the instruction and
training of Department personnel .
Considerable knowledge of building construction .
Considerable knowledge of fire service hydraulics and firefighting water supply.
Considerable knowledge of fire prevention including fire investigations, fire inspections
public education and related codes and regulations .
Considerable knowledge of the Incident Command System and BCERMS .
Ability to analyze an emergency and then perform firefighting and related duties independently
as required.
Must be medically and physically fit in order to do prolonged and arduous work under
adverse conditions .
Ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress and strain .
Ability to deal with the public in a courteous, tactful and authoritative fashion in both
emergency and routine situations.
Ability to prepare a variety of records and reports related to the work .
Ability to perform and supervise the servicing, maintenance and repair of the assigned
fire hall, equipment and fire apparatus.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superior officers
peers and subordinates.
Ability to effectively use the fire department's computer hardware and software.

Salary: As per Collective Agreement.
Employment Type: Temporary Part Time
Closed: 2014-05-16 04:30 PM
Posted: 2014-05-02
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