State Firefighter Trainee / State Firefighter I

State Firefighter Trainee / State Firefighter I

State Firefighter Trainee / State Firefighter I
  • Full-Time
  • Newington
  • Salary/Pay Grade: State Firefighter Trainee-Labor Grade 12 ($38,832.04-$53,080.56) State Firefighter I-Labor Grade 15 ($43,517.24-$60,053.24)

Website Pease Fire & Emergency Services

JOB ID#: 19531

Duty Hours – 24 Hours On-Shift (7AM – 7AM) / 48 Hours Off-Shift

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Military Affairs and Veteran Services has full time vacancies for State Firefighter Trainee & State Firefighter I.

STATE FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE: To perform a variety of work activities associated with fire station, firefighting, rescue, fire prevention and airfield crash/rescue operations as instructed and directed by supervisor. Inspects and maintains fire fighting vehicles, tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Drives, operates and positions fire department vehicles following the instructions and under the direct supervision of his/her assigned Crew Chief. Assists with controlling and extinguishing aerospace vehicle fires under the direct supervision of his/her instructor. Receives instruction and performs overhaul and salvage operations, assists in airfield surveillance patrols, standbys, and fuel spill activities as directed by supervisor in accordance with fire department policies. Assists in the evacuation of personnel from aircraft, buildings, or other vehicles; protecting exposures and the operation of tools and equipment following the instruction and direction of supervisor. Controls and extinguishes structural fires, loads hose, and makes hose load finishes as instructed and directed by supervisor. Performs rescue or assist in the rescue of individuals from aircraft and buildings. Performs CPR and first aid as necessary. Performs Fire Alarm Center duties, fire station housekeeping and fire protection related projects.

STATE FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent.

Experience: N.A.

License/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and telephone number to remain employed. Must possess and maintain certifications in CPR and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (NREMT-B). Must also obtain and maintain a current NH Provider License as a condition of continuing employment. Must possess International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)/National Pro-board Certifications as Firefighter I and II and Hazmat Operations and Awareness. Must obtain certifications outlined in the Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA), Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force certification program, current and as amended, within two (2) years.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age by date of application. Prior to application for employment, must pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) administered by a licensed agency. In addition to this initial examination, the candidate must remain in compliance with all medical requirements of the National fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 program. Must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this class specification. Must be eligible for and maintain valid National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI). Must be able to satisfactorily undergo a state police criminal records check. Must satisfactorily complete specified in-service training programs. Must maintain appearance appropriate to public contact duties involved in firefighting work. Must possess the ability to wear protective clothing and life support equipment, climb ladders, move through smoke filled facilities and aircraft wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and perform other job-related duties requiring physical exertion. Must participate in daily physical fitness training when on duty. The probationary period for State Fire Fighter Trainee is one year of satisfactory work performance.

STATE FIREFIGHTER I: To perform a variety of work activities associated with fire station, firefighting, rescue, fire prevention and airfield crash/rescue operations. Inspects and maintains fire fighting vehicles, tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Drives, operates and positions fire department vehicles used to control and extinguish aerospace vehicle fires. Performs overhaul and salvage operations, airfield surveillance patrols, standbys, and fuel spill activities in accordance with Fire Department policies. Assists in the evacuation of personnel from aircraft, buildings, or other vehicles; protecting exposures and the operation of tools and equipment. Controls and extinguishes structural fires, loads hose, and makes hose load finishes as required. Assists in performing building inspections, pre-fire planning, the testing and maintaining of all building alarm systems, and wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems. Assists in the inspection and reservicing of all portable fire extinguishers used on this installation. Performs rescue or assist in the rescue of individuals from aircraft and buildings. Performs CPR and first aid as necessary. Performs Fire Alarm Center duties, fire station housekeeping and fire protection related projects.

STATE FIREFIGHTER I: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent.

Experience: One year of experience in Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) is required. License/Certification: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and telephone number to remain employed. Must possess and maintain certification in CPR and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (NREMT-B). Must also obtain and maintain a current NH Provider License as a condition of continuing employment. Must possess International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)/National Pro-board Certifications as, Driver Operator Pumper, Driver Operator Mobile Water Supply, and Driver Operator Airport Firefighter (ARFF). Must obtain certifications outlined in the Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA), Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force certification program, current and as amended, within two 2 years.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age by date of application. Prior to application for employment, must pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) administered by a licensed agency. In addition to this initial examination, must remain in compliance with all medical requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500 program. Must successfully participate in a structured interview measuring possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required by this class specification. Must be eligible for and maintain valid National Agency Check with Inquiry (NACI). Must be able to satisfactorily undergo a state police criminal records check. Must satisfactorily complete specified in-service training programs. Must maintain appearance appropriate to public contact duties involved in firefighting work. Must possess the ability to wear protective clothing and life support equipment, climb ladders, move through smoke filled facilities and aircraft wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and perform other job-related duties requiring physical exertion. Must participate in daily physical fitness training when on duty. The probationary period for State Fire Fighter I is one year of satisfactory work performance.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

The supplemental job description lists essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position.  An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification. To apply for a position, applicants must complete and submit an online application for employment. Please note: resumes and/or emails of interest are not accepted in lieu of a completed online application. 

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Richard Clorite, HR Technician, at Richard.clorite@nh.gov

For further information regarding the Pease Fire Department, please contact Chief David Hutchinson at david.hutchinson.11@us.af.mil

*TOTAL COMPENSATION INFORMATION:

The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee’s union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected. See this link for details on State-paid health benefits: https://das.nh.gov/hr/benefits.html

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:

30.9% of pay

Other Benefits:

Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan

$50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance

Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500) Total Compensation Statement Worksheet: https://das.nh.gov/documents/hr/JobSearch/FINAL_TOTAL_COMP_STATEMENT_ISSUE.xlsx

Want the specifics?  Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website: https://das.nh.gov/hr/documents/BenefitBrochure.pdf

https://das.nh.gov/hr/index.aspx

EOE TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

To apply for this job please visit jobsp.nhfirst.nh.gov.

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