Job Specification 01836
Under direction, has charge of a fire department company intended
to assist in the extinguishing of fires; does other related
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this
title may not perform all duties listed in this job
specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may
not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Takes the lead in fighting fires and exercises considerable
independent judgment in deciding the best way to extinguish a
Takes command at fires until the arrival of superior officers.
Directs the work of firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires.
Preserves order and discipline among subordinates.
Gives assignments and instructions, and provides staff with
needed advice and assistance when difficult and unusual problems
Checks the work of subordinates to see that proper procedures are
followed, that reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, and
output are maintained, and that desired objectives are achieved.
Makes daily inspections of the company and its equipment.
Supervises the cleaning and maintenance of the building, rooms,
Manages work operations and/or functional programs, and has
responsibility for employee evaluations and for effectively
recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, and/or
disciplining of employees.
Assigns firefighters to inspect schools, theaters, offices, and
other buildings to ensure that proper fire precautionary measures
are maintained at public gatherings.
Prepares reports of fires, equipment, and personnel.
Keeps essential records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or
possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.
One (1) year of supervisory fire experience involving the
extinguishing of fires.
In accordance with NJAC 5:73-1.6(b), c & (d), effective
February 17, 2000, applicants for this position must possess a
valid Incident Management Level 1 certification issued by the New
Jersey Division of Fire Safety, Department of Community Affairs.
Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the
announced closing date for filing applications for the
position. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans,
the time spent in active military service during periods
specified in Department of Personnel Law and Rules will be
deducted from the attained age.
NOTE: Age requirement does not apply in those jurisdictions
whose members are not enrolled in the police and fire pensions
NOTE: When applicants have reached their 35th birthday,
they are considered to be over 35 years old. Age limits are
based on the announced closing date for filing applications.
After certification from civil service lists, appointees
may be required to pass a thorough medical and psychiatric
examination to be administered by the appointing authority.
Any psychological, medical, or physical condition or defect
which would prevent efficient performance of the duties of the
position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself
or others, or become aggravated as a result of performance of
these duties, will be cause for rejection.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of laws and ordinances which are significant from the
fire point of view.
Knowledge of methods likely to be effective in fighting various
types of fires.
Knowledge of varied kinds of firefighting equipment and
Knowledge of the location of schools, large buildings, streets,
and fire alarm boxes in the municipality.
Knowledge of types of fire alarm communications that are useful
and feasible in the fire department.
Knowledge of procedures likely to be effective in enlisting the
support of citizens and others in taking fire precautionary
Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules,
regulations, standards, and procedures and apply them to specific
situations and cases.
Ability to organize the work of an assigned company so as to make
the best available use of personnel, funds, and equipment.
Ability to give assignments to firefighters.
Ability to provide periodic training programs.
Ability to take a leading part in establishing and maintaining
cooperative and helpful relationships with citizens and others.
Ability to supervise the cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair
of the building, rooms, trucks, and equipment.
Ability to take immediate and correct action when a fire alarm is
sounded, and to direct firefighters at a fire.
Ability to remain cool and decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative
Ability to establish and maintain records and files.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If
the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
CODES: 01836 CGS 3/07/00
This job specification is for state and local government use.