Skip to main content

Employment

Oak Creek Fire Protection District currently has the following employment opportunities:

May contain: helmet, adult, male, man, person, clothing, hardhat, face, and head

If you are interested in any of these positions please feel free to call 970-761-8141 or email your resume to join@oakcreekfire.org

Career Fire Captain (48/96) 

Oak Creek Fire Protection District

Fire Captain Job Announcement

Job Title: Captain

Location: Oak Creek Colorado

Number of Positions: 1

NOTE: OCFPD will use this recruitment as a hiring list if any additional positions become available in the next 12 months.  OCFPD reserves the right to open a new competitive hiring if there are not enough qualified applicants to create a hiring list.

Application Deadline: March 25th, 2024 at 5pm (MST)

Compensation:  Annual compensation $72,500 to $97,500 (Step 5) DOE (OCFPD utilizes a step program all employees must follow for salary increases).

Employees will receive a 30% per hour differential payment for wildland deployments.

Work Hours:  OCFPD typically works a 48/96 shift structure.

This position is also a Wildland Deployment Position.  This means employees may be assigned to wildland fires both in and out of the fire district.  Employees must be able to be away from home for up to 30 days at a time (this includes travel time).

Paid Time Off:  The Position earns paid time off as well as sick time.

Retirement Benefits:  This position qualifies for Colorado FPPA retirement benefits.  Employees contribute 12% and OCFPD matches 10%. 

After being employed for a one-year period the employee may elect to purchase additional time served. See the FPPA website or talk with an FPPA representative for details.

Employees are vested after a 5-year period.

Temporary housing options are available.

Insurance:  Oak Creek Fire Protection provides full medical, dental, vision, disability, and death insurance.

Family members can be added to the employee’s policy.  The cost of additional family members will be deducted from the employee’s payroll (pre-tax).

Position Summary:

This is a career position with the Oak Creek Fire Protection District.

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  1. Provide an environment through leadership and example where customer service is the highest priority company activity.
  2. Supervise employees and coordinate personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to: training, recommending/approving personnel actions, coaching and counseling, establishing performance goals, and writing performance evaluations.
  3. Recommend and assist in the implementation of District goals and objectives.
  4. Implement and positively reinforce District policies and procedures.
  5. Respond to emergency medical scenes, fire incidents, and other related emergency requests. While wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), may be required to perform firefighting tasks (e.g. hose line operations, climbing, crawling, lifting, and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls, forcible entry, etc.) rescue operations, and other emergency response actions.
  6. Direct and coordinate emergency scene activity to include the laying of hose lines, the placement of ladders, directing the pressure and use of water streams, ventilation procedures, salvage operations, and overhaul activities unless and until relieved of command by a supervisor.
  7. Communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing personal protective equipment and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hose lines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).
  8. Supervise and render first aid at an emergency medical incident.
  9. Direct the continuous maintenance of quarters, equipment, and apparatus at assigned fire stations according to District standards.
  10. Write reports of all fires and related emergency activities and reports concerning the use and condition of apparatus, related equipment, and supplies.
  11. Identify training needs, supervise, and instruct classes and drills in firefighting and emergency medical service techniques, including such areas as driving and operating equipment, the use of tools, techniques of firefighting, first aid, rescuing, and hydraulics to ensure minimum company standards are maintained.
  12. Participate in budget preparation; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations.
  13. Submit justifications for needed equipment, and monitor and control expenditures.
  14. Provide assistance to personnel under stress due to incidents and provide company training.
  15. Conduct fire prevention inspections and educate the public about fire prevention.
  16. Work with other management staff in maintaining and improving the operation of the District.
  17. Operate emergency response vehicles.
  18. Perform other job duties and job tasks as assigned by upper-level supervisory staff.

Evaluation Period

All new employees will be evaluated during their first 12 months of employment (lateral applicants with adequate experience may qualify for a 6-month probation period, during probation compensation will be equal to a step lower than their lateral step).  This evaluation period will begin after the employee completes the 2-week conditional employment period.  The employee’s performance will be judged on their abilities to do the job as defined in this document. 

The employee will go through a complete review at the end of the evaluation period.  The review will identify if the employee is to be released from employment, have the evaluation period extended to accomplish needed training and evaluation, or successful completion of the evaluation period.

The probationary period may be shortened or lengthened depending on the employee’s performance and acquisition of required certifications.

Employment At-Will

It is Oak Creek Fire Protection District’s policy that employees are employed at the will of OCFPD and the employee (“at-will” employment).  Thus, either employees or OCFPD may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason not prohibited by law, with or without cause or notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Oak Creek Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

 

Minimum Employment Requirements

The following are conditions of employment:

*Indicates requirements before the hire date

** Indicates must pass within 14 days of hire date

·       *Minimum 5 years experience or Equivalent

·       *Minimum 2 years of higher education or Equivalent

·       *Colorado or Equivalent Firefighter I & II Certification

·       *Colorado or Equivalent HazMat Operations Certification

·       *NREMT EMT-B (Colorado License within 60 days)

·       *Colorado or Equivalent Fire Officer I

NOTE: Higher levels of certification will be considered and given additional points when determining applicants’ ranking.  This includes NWCG wildland certifications.

·       *Valid Driver’s License (Must obtain a Colorado license within 30 days)

·       *Clean Driving Record

·       *Pass Criminal Background Check

·       *Pass District Structure Fitness Test (this is a pass-fail test)

·       *Pass NFPA 1582 Firefighter Medical Physical

·       *Pass Drug Test (illegal drugs and non-prescribed medication)

·       *Reference Check

·       ***Pass NWCG S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (online certification is acceptable with a valid Field Day)

·       **Pass NWCG Fitness Pack Test [Arduous Level] (this is a pass-fail test)

·       **Obtain FEMA ICS 100,200,700,800

 

Employment Recruitment Process

Tentative Recruitment Timeline

·       February 12, 2024, application period opens.

·       March 25, 2024, application period closes

·       March 27, applicants notified if they qualify for fitness test or not.

·       April 8, 2024, 9:00am fitness test administered. 

·       April 8, 2024, 1:00pm to 5pm panel interview at Stagecoach Station.

·       April 9, 2024, 9am till 5pm panel interviews continue at Stagecoach Station.        

·       April 10, 2024, 9 am till 5pm panel interview continues at Stagecoach Station (if necessary).       

·       April 12, 2024, applicants notified of ranking. 

·       April 16, 2024, chief’s interview.

·       April 17, 2024, top applicant notified of conditional job offer. In the event there is not one qualified applicant this date may be extended due to the chief interviewing additional candidates.

·       May 1, 2024, tentative first day of conditional employment.

 

Structure Fitness Test

All qualified applicants will be required to take the OCFPD’s fitness test.  This test is a modified version based on the Biddle test.  A full description of the test will be provided to those applicants who qualify for the test.  In addition to the fitness test the candidate will be required to take an acrophobia test.  This test will consist of climbing a 75’ ladder at a 70-degree angle.  The candidate must climb up and down the ladder (belayed) without stopping for more than a total of 30 seconds.

 

Panel Interview

Qualifying candidates will participate in an interview with a panel.  The panel interviews will be held at the Stagecoach station. The panel will ask the candidate questions in various categories pertaining to the position being offered.  The candidate will be scored on the ability to answer questions correctly, attitude, demeanor, aptitude, and effective communication.  Candidates will be assigned an interview day and time after the successful completion of the fitness test.

 

Chief’s Interview

The top four candidates will be invited to the chief's interview on March 25th.  This interview will be used to select the top candidate for a conditional job offer.  In the event the chief does not choose a candidate then the chief interview process will continue until a candidate is chosen.

 

Conditional Employment Period

The first two weeks of employment will be considered conditional employment.  During this time the candidate will be required to complete and pass the NWCG Pack Test (arduous), pass, complete and pass an NFPA 1582 medical physical, pass a drug test (illegal drugs and non-prescribed drugs), pass a background check, reference check, and provide a clean DMV driving record.

NWCG 130/190/L180, Pack Test, and FEMA ICS Certifications

During the first 14 days of conditional employment, candidates selected for employment will need to complete an NWCG Pack Test (arduous).  Candidates will be required to wear a 45-pound vest and walk a three-mile course in 45 minutes or less.  This is a pass-fail test.  If the selected candidate cannot pass this test prior to the conditional employment period, then the candidate will be terminated. If the candidate does not already have current S130/190/L180 wildland certifications and FEMA ICS 100/200/700/800, they will be required to complete these courses within the first 14 days of employment.

NFPA 1582 Medical Physical

During the conditional employment period, the candidate will complete an NFPA 1582 medical physical examination at OCFPD’s expense.  This medical physical will consist of medical health history, physical examination, blood analysis (complete metabolic and lipid profile), urinalysis, infectious disease screening (tuberculosis and hepatitis), pulmonary function test, chest x-ray, EKG and cardiac risk assessment, cancer screening, audiometric exam, vision testing, vaccination review.  Failure to pass this examination will result in termination.

Drug Test

During the medical examination the candidate will have a drug test.  This drug test will test for illegal or non-prescribed drug use.  A failure of this test will result in the candidate being terminated.

Background Check

A criminal background check will be completed on each candidate.  All candidates are encouraged to be forthcoming and not try to hide any issues with the law.  Failure of this background check will be grounds for termination.

Reference Check

The district will contact all references as well as preference employers to ascertain candidates’ accuracy of application as well as their ability to perform this job.

DMV Driving Record

OCFPD will need a complete drivers record from the DMV before or during the conditional employment period.  Records that include excessive speeding tickets, reckless driving, are any other instance of unsafe driving practices will be grounds for termination.

Applying For Position

All interested candidates for this position will need to send a cover letter and complete resume.  A resume is considered complete if it includes work history with previous employers contact information.  If you do not want us to contact a previous employer, please explain why. List of education, training, and certifications (do not include copies of certifications at this time). At least three references with complete contact information.  Send cover letter and resume to join@oakcreekfire.org no later than March 25, 2024, at 5pm (MST).

Career Firefighter/EMT 

Oak Creek Fire Protection District

Firefighter/EMT Job Announcement

Job Title: Firefighter/EMT

Location: Oak Creek Colorado

Number of Positions: 2

NOTE: OCFPD will use this recruitment as a hiring list if any additional positions become available in the next 12 months.  OCFPD reserves the right to open a new competitive hiring if there are not enough qualified applicants to create a hiring list.

Application Deadline: March 6th, 2024 at 5pm (MST)

Compensation:  Annual compensation $40,800 (Probation) to $71,000 (Step 5). DOE (OCFPD utilizes a step program all employees must follow for salary increases)

Employees will receive a 30% per hour differential payment for wildland deployments.

Work Hours:  OCFPD typically works a 48/96 shift structure.

This position is also a Wildland Deployment Position.  This means employees may be assigned to wildland fires both in and out of the fire district.  Employees must be able to be away from home for up to 30 days at a time (this includes travel time).

Paid Time Off:  Position earns paid time off as well as sick time.

Retirement Benefits:  This position qualifies for Colorado FPPA retirement benefits.  Employees contribute 12% and OCFPD matches 10%. 

After being employed for a one-year period the employee may elect to purchase additional time served. See the FPPA website or talk with an FPPA representative for details.

Employees are vested after a 5-year period.

Temporary housing options are available.

Insurance:  Oak Creek Fire Protection provides full medical, dental, vision, disability, and death insurance.

Family members can be added to employee’s policy.  The cost of additional family members will be deducted from the employee’s payroll (pretax).

Position Summary:

This is a career position with the Oak Creek Fire Protection District.

  1. Respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents; provide appropriate services as required including emergency rescue and fire suppression; perform search and rescue for trapped or injured persons; perform emergency medical and first aid services as needed; prepare reports regarding emergency incidents as assigned.
  2. Drive fire apparatus and/or operate fire apparatus on emergency calls or at incident scene.
  3. Operate numerous types of rescues, emergency and fire suppression equipment and apparatus as necessary; operate, inspect, repair and perform other technical tasks related to maintaining the apparatus, equipment, and facilities in the area of assignment.
  4. Participate in cleaning and maintaining facilities, grounds, equipment and apparatus; ensure that appropriate conditions are maintained at assigned facility; ensure that all equipment and apparatus is in a constant state of readiness for emergency calls.
  5. Participate in a variety of fire prevention operations, activities and programs including training, fire investigations; code enforcement and equipment operation and maintenance; participate in activities and operations in response to natural disasters, major accidents, incidents involving hazardous materials, and other emergency situations; identify, analyze and avoid hazardous and dangerous situations.
  6. Respond to a variety of hazardous materials incidents; perform defensive or offensive activities which will be dependent upon levels of certification in accordance with state and federal regulations; maintain knowledge and training about hazardous materials.
  7. Study street and occupancy locations in assigned district; study building plans and fire prevention systems in buildings in assigned district.
  8. Assist with transportation of patients to medical care facilities; evaluate the condition of patients and assess pertinent information about medical profile and injuries; determine treatment in accordance with EMT training; maintain contact with medical facility to prepare for patient arrival.
  9. Participate in a variety of activities requiring travel including off-site inspections; respond to incidents on an on-call basis and under emergency conditions.
  10. Provide staff support and assistance as required including a variety of boards, coordinate community workers with work details.
  11. Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and access records, information, and other various data.
  12. Give tours of assigned facilities, demonstrate fire equipment and apparatus, and participate in other educational programs for various groups and the general public pertaining to a variety of life safety topics.
  13. Assist in the snow and ice removal operations and activities.
  14. Conduct fire suppression training classes.
  15. Operate rescue vehicles and related equipment; clean and maintain supplies, materials and equipment aboard rescue vehicles; submit requisitions for additional materials and supplies as necessary.
  16. Prepare emergency medical incident reports regarding patients and incident information.
  17. Perform inspection and maintenance on fire hydrants in accordance with Fire/Emergency Management Department policy.
  18. Perform other job duties and job tasks as assigned by upper-level supervisory staff.

Evaluation Period

All new employees will be evaluated during their first 12 months of employment (lateral applicants with adequate experience may qualify for a 6-month probation period, during probation compensation will be equal to a step lower than their lateral step).  This evaluation period will begin after the employee completes the 2-week conditional employment period.  The employee’s performance will be judged on their abilities to do the job as defined in this document. 

The employee will go through a complete review at the end of the evaluation period.  The review will identify if the employee is to be released from employment, have the evaluation period extended to accomplish needed training and evaluation, or successful completion of the evaluation period.

The probationary period may be shortened or lengthened depending on the employee’s performance and acquisition of required certifications.

Employment At-Will

It is Oak Creek Fire Protection District’s policy that employees are employed at the will of OCFPD and the employee (“at-will” employment).  Thus, either employees or OCFPD may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason not prohibited by law, with or without cause or notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Oak Creek Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

 

 

Minimum Employment Requirements

The following are conditions of employment:

·       Colorado or Equivalent Firefighter I Certification

·       Colorado or Equivalent HazMat Operations Certification

·       Colorado or NREMT EMT-B

NOTE: Higher levels of certification will be considered and given additional points when determining applicants’ ranking.  This includes NWCG wildland certifications.

·       Valid Driver’s License (Must obtain a Colorado license within 30 days)

·       Clean Driving Record

·       Pass Criminal Background Check

·       Pass District Structure Fitness Test (this is a pass-fail test)

·       Pass NWCG Fitness Pack Test [Arduous Level] (this is a pass-fail test)

·       Pass NWCG S130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

·       Pass NFPA 1582 Firefighter Medical Physical

·       Pass Drug Test (illegal drugs and non-prescribed medication)

·       Reference Check

Employment Recruitment Process

Tentative Recruitment Timeline

·       February 6, 2024, application period opens.

·       March 6, 2024, application period closes

·       March 8, 2024, applicants notified if they qualify for fitness test or not.

·       March 18, 2024, 9:00am fitness test administered. 

·       March 18, 2024, 1:00pm to 5pm panel interview at Stagecoach Station.

·       March 19, 2024, 9am till 5pm panel interviews continue at Stagecoach Station.        

·       March 20, 2024, 9 am till 5pm panel interview continues at Stagecoach Station (if necessary).       

·       March 22, 2024, applicants notified of ranking. 

·       March 25, 2024, chief’s interview.

·       March 26, 2023, top applicant notified of conditional job offer. In the event there is not one qualified applicant this date may be extended due to the chief interviewing additional candidates.

·       April 9, 2024, tentative first day of conditional employment.

Structure Fitness Test

All qualified applicants will be required to take the OCFPD’s fitness test.  This test is based on the Biddle test.  A full description of the test will be provided to those applicants that qualify for the test.  In addition to the fitness test the candidate will be required to take an acrophobia test.  This test will consist of climbing a 75’ ladder at a 70-degree angle.  The candidate must climb up and down the ladder (belayed) without stopping for more than a total of 30 seconds.

 

Panel Interview

Qualifying candidates will participate in a 20-to-30-minute interview with a panel.  The panel interviews will be held at Stagecoach station. The panel will ask the candidate questions in various categories pertaining to the position being offered.  The candidate will be scored on the ability to answer questions correctly, attitude, demeanor, aptitude, and effective communication.  Candidates will be assigned an interview day and time after the successful completion of the fitness test.

 

Chief’s Interview

The top four candidates will be invited to the chief's interview on March 25th.  This interview will be used to select the top candidate for a conditional job offer.  In the event the chief does not choose a candidate then the chief interview process will continue until a candidate is chosen.

Conditional Employment Period

The first two weeks of employment will be considered conditional employment.  During this time the candidate will be required to complete and pass the NWCG Pack Test (arduous), pass, complete and pass an NFPA 1582 medical physical, pass a drug test (illegal drugs and non-prescribed drugs), pass a background check, reference check, and provide a clean DMV driving record.

NWCG Pack Test

During the first week of conditional employment, candidates selected for employment will need to complete a NWCG Pack Test (arduous).  Candidates will be required to wear a 45-pound vest and walk a three-mile course in 45 minutes or less.  This is a pass-fail test.  If the selected candidate cannot pass this test prior to the conditional employment period, then the candidates will be terminated.

 

NFPA 1582 Medial Physical

During the conditional employment period the candidate will complete a NFPA 1582 medical physical examination at OCFPD’s expense.  This medical physical will consist of medical health history, physical examination, blood analysis (complete metabolic and lipid profile), urinalysis, infectious disease screening (tuberculosis and hepatitis), pulmonary function test, chest x-ray, EKG and cardiac risk assessment, cancer screening, audiometric exam, vision testing, vaccination review.  Failure to pass this examination will result in termination.

 

Drug Test

During the medical examination the candidate will have a drug test.  This drug test will test for illegal or non-prescribed drug use.  A failure of this test will result in the candidate being terminated.

 

Background Check

A criminal background check will be completed on each candidate.  All candidates are encouraged to be forthcoming and not try to hide any issues with the law.  Failure of this background check will be grounds for termination.

 

Reference Check

The district will contact all references as well as preference employers to ascertain candidates’ accuracy of application as well as their ability to perform this job.

 

DMV Driving Record

OCFPD will need a complete drivers record from the DMV before or during the conditional employment period.  Records that include excessive speeding tickets, reckless driving, are any other instance of unsafe driving practices will be grounds for termination.

Applying For Position

All interested candidates for this position will need to send a cover letter and complete resume.  A resume is considered complete if it includes work history with previous employers contact information.  If you do not want us to contact a previous employer, please explain why. List of education, training, and certifications (do not include copies of certifications at this time). At least three references with complete contact information.  Send cover letter and resume to join@oakcreekfire.org no later than March 6, 2024, at 5pm (MST).

Wildland Firefighter 

Wildland Firefighter

 

The Oak Creek Fire Protection District is hiring Firefighters for next fire season. There are several positions available.  Starting date May 1st 2024 (earlier employment may be available depending on wildfire severity and prescribed fire opportunities.) 

 

Job Title: Wildland Firefighter

Reports to: Wildland Captain

Application Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

NOTE: THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Oak Creek Fire Protection District is in the Northern Rockies just South of Steamboat Springs, Co. Including the communities of Oak Creek and the neighboring community of Stagecoach. The district of Oak Creek covers approximately 278 sq. miles.  The wildland fire crew is responsible for responding to wildland fires within the district, as well as providing mutual aid support to Routt County, the State of Colorado and to National level incidents.

 

WHY JOIN US:

Do you want to be part of a progressive wildland program that believes its employees are its most valuable resource?

The Oak Creek Wildland Division is seeking hardworking leaders that want to be part of shaping the future of wildland firefighting. We believe in a holistic approach to wildland firefighting that focus on education, mitigation, response, and recovery as equally valuable components to the wildland fire threat. As part of a small but growing all hazard 911 organization you can expect to always be busy and challenged with solving problems and supporting the communities we serve. We believe in a “life-work” balance, our firefighters are our most valuable resource, supporting employee growth and ambitions both personally and within the fire service is a top priority.

 

Salary Range

$20.00 - $28.00 Hourly

$1600 - $2240 Bi-weekly

$24,000 - $33,600 6 months

30% differential pay when out on a qualified fire assignment.

 

Position Duties

The Wildland Firefighter is a firefighting resource – typically on a fire engine, but can be assigned to a squad, or hand crew – to provide a range of firefighting and related services. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Oak Creek Wildland Firefighter - Engine in support of wildfire fire suppression and mitigation projects (i.e. prescribed fire and hazardous fuel reduction). Works independently or as a skilled member on a wildland brush engine or as a fuels management team member engaged in fuels management, including broadcast burning, hand piling, pile burning, other brush disposal technique, and herbicide application. 

Examples Of Duties

·       Uses a variety of hand and power tools, including chainsaws, firing equipment, and/or portable pumps. Gathers data and records information on fuel types, weather conditions, fire behaviors, and status of work accomplished.

·       Responsible for observing the rules of fire safety and fire behavior while on the fireline.

·       Serves as a member of fire engine assigned to suppress the full range of wildland fires independently performing recurring fire suppression duties.

·       Perform assignments as a wildland firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices and terminology.

·       May work in and around aircraft such as helicopters and must be able to observe all safety regulations.

·       Searches out and extinguishes burning materials by moving dirt, applying water by hose or backpack pump, etc. Chops brush, fells small trees, and moves dirt to construct fireline using various hand tools such as axes, shovels, Pulaskis, McLeods, and may use power tools including chainsaws and portable pumps to control spreading of wildland fire and/or to prepare control lines prior to burning.

·       Patrols fireline to locate and extinguish embers, flareups, and hotspot fires that may threaten developed firelines.

·       Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.

·       May assist trained personnel in more specialized assignments, such as backfire/burnout, mobile/stationary engine attack, construction of helispots, helitack operations, and performing hover hookups.

·       Participate in fire and safety training in the techniques, practices, and methods of fire suppression and in the safe, efficient operation and use of tools, equipment and vehicles used in fireline activities.

·       Participate in crew proficiency checks and drills. Participate in safety sessions and fire critiques.

·       Ensures own and others' welfare and safety in all aspects of the assignments.

Experience & Training Requirements

Graduation from high school or successful certification of equivalency (GED)

 

License or Certificate

Required at time of application:

·       A valid driver’s license

·       NWCG S-130 Basic Wildland Firefighter

·       NWCG S-190 Introduction to Fire Behavior

Required upon appointment:

·       FEMA ICS100 Incident Command System

·       FEMA ICS200 Incident Command System

·       FEMA ICS700 Incident Command System

·       FEMA ICS800 Incident Command System

Required within one year of appointment:

·        NWCG FAL 3 Basic Faller

Job Related and Essential Qualifications 

Knowledge of:

·       Policies and procedures of the Oak Creek Fire Protection District.

·       Basic tree, brush, and vegetation identification.

·       Basic mathematics.

·       Hand and power tools

Ability to: 

·       Learn a variety of fuels reduction and firefighting duties, methods, tools, and equipment.

·       Analyze situations quickly and reach logical conclusions in emergencies.

·       Plan, organize, and prioritize daily activities.

·       Read and comprehend laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

·       Read and follow street maps.

·       Understand and follow oral and written directions.

·       Maintain records and prepare reports.

·       Understand basic arithmetic elements using whole numbers, decimals, percentages, and fractions.

·       Exercise good judgement and safe work practices.

·       Exercise emotional control and work under stressful situations.

·       Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·        Establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel, other agencies, the public, and others contacted in the course of work.

 

Special Requirements

·        Work hours will normally involve 40-hour work weeks, but are variable and may include weekends, evenings, and/or holidays.  Incumbents may work irregular hours, weekends, holidays, or evenings.

·        Duties involve hiking, lifting, bending, and carrying heavy loads in mountainous terrain on steep slopes varying between 30 to 90%. Must be able to regularly lift 65 lbs or 1/3 of their total weight unassisted. Ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, and climb. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Ability to work at considerable heights.  May work in extreme weather conditions, from the low teens of winter to summer high desert temperature's over 100 degrees. Must display the ability to show good judgment and safe work practices during shift lengths of 16 to 24 hrs. for a 16-day period. Ability to participate and lead in a daily physical training program consisting of 30 to 45 min. of cardiovascular challenge and 15 to 20 min. of strength training exercises. Ability to tolerate exposure to extreme weather conditions, heat, fumes, smoke, pressurized water, and chemicals.

·        All licenses and certifications are required to be kept current and maintained for continued employment. 

·        Applicants will be required to undergo a background investigation prior to being considered for employment.

·        Applicants will be required to pass a thorough medical examination which may include, but not be limited to, a physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment.

·        May work in and around aircraft such as helicopters.

 

Paid Time Off, Longevity, Holiday and Sick Leave:

·       6 hours per month of Sick Leave.

·       Longevity pay after 3 years (.05%) per year for a total of 10 years or $10,000).

 

·       10 holiday days paid per year.

Insurance:

Oak Creek Fire Protection has medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. Wildland Firefighter Family can be added to the policy. The cost will be deducted from the employee’s payroll (pre-tax).

Insurance coverage does not start until 30 days after the hiring date.

Details of insurance coverage are available upon request.

Employment At-Will

It is Oak Creek Fire Protection District’s policy that employees are employed at the will of OCFPD and the employee (“at-will” employment). Thus, either employees or OCFPD may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason not prohibited by law, with or without cause or notice.

Selection Process

All candidates will be scored on their minimum qualifications, desired qualifications, additional qualifications, and skills. Additional points will be given to veterans. All candidates will also be interviewed and scored.  Candidates will be ranked according to their score.  The district will use this ranking to help in the hiring process.

The Oak Creek Fire Protection District does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.

 

Send cover letter and resume to:  join@oakcreekfire.org