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Job Specification



 Under  direction  of  a  Fire  Captain,  has  charge  of  a  fire
 department  company  or  a  platoon intended  to  assist  in  the
 extinguishing of fires; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The  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.


 Takes command at fires until arrival of superior officers.

 Directs work of firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires.

 Preserves order and discipline among subordinates.

 Gives assignments and instruction to subordinates, provides  them
 with  needed  advice  and assistance when difficult  and  unusual
 problems  arise,  and  checks  their  work  to  see  that  proper
 procedures are followed.

 Ensures reasonable standards of workmanship, conduct, and  
 output are maintained and that desired objectives are achieved.

 Acts in the place of a Fire Captain in his/her absence.

 Supervises cleaning and maintenance of  buildings,  rooms,  
 and equipment.

 Assigns  firefighters to inspect schools, theaters, offices,  and
 other  buildings  and  to ensure that proper  fire  precautionary
 measures are maintained at public gatherings.

 Prepares reports of fires, equipment, and personnel.

 Keeps records and files.

 May  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.


 Three (3) years of experience involved in 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 


 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, time spent in active military 
 service during periods specified in Civil Service 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 Pension System.

 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 Department of Personnel


 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.


 As a prerequisite for appointment, 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 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.


 Knowledge of laws and ordinances which are significant  from  the
 fire point of view.

 Knowledge of methods likely to be effective in fighting fires  of
 various types.

 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
 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 work of an assigned company so as  to  make
 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 cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair  of
 buildings, rooms, trucks, and equipment.

 Ability  to take immediate, correct action when a fire  alarm  is
 sounded 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  direct the establishment and maintenance of  records
 and files.

 Ability  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  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  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.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
01843LC N/A18-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.