Job Specification 01843
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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
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
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 then 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
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 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 fires of
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
Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
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.
CODES: LG - 01843 CGS 3/07/00
This job specification is for local government use only.