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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE CITY OF RENSSELAER: FIRE CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF DEADLINE EXTENDED

9/25/2018 3:46:30 PM

The City of Rensselaer is seeking to fill the position of Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief.  Applications may be picked up in the City Clerk's office, Second Floor of City Hall 62 Washington Street.

FIRE CHIEF

 

The City of Rensselaer is seeking resumes for the position of Fire Chief.

The position is responsible for a overseeing a total of sixteen (16) career Firefighters and thirty (30) Volunteer Firefighters. The Fire Chief will oversee the overall operation of the department with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Fire Chiefs, all which report to the Board of Public Safety.

 

Typical Work Activities: (Illustrative Only)

  • Takes active command at emergency situations;

  • Provides guidance for overall fire safety training;

  • Plans and directs fire prevention and arson activities;

  • Responsible for discipline and morale of the department;

  • Prepares oral and written reports on all activities of the department;

  • Prepares departmental budget;

  • Does related work as required.

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:

Comprehensive knowledge of modern firefighting principles, practices and equipment and fire prevention methods; Thorough knowledge of EMS and hazardous materials handling; ability to plan, supervise and coordinate the work of others; ability to interpret the work of the fire department and to maintain cooperative relationships with other city officials and the public; integrity; resourcefulness; sound judgement; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma;  AND

  • Ten (10) years of experience as a Firefighter or Fire Officer;  OR

  • Fifteen (15) years of experience as a Volunteer Firefighter.

 

Special Requirements for Acceptance of Appointment:

  • Candidates shall possess a valid New York State Driver’s License and maintain such throughout the duration of employment;  AND
  • Candidates shall possess NYS Firefighter 1 and 2, and Fire Officer 1 and 2 Certifications and maintain such throughout the duration of employment.

 

 

 

 

Please forward applications and resumes by October 12, 2018 to:

Nancy Hardt – City Clerk

City of Rensselaer - 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144

 

You may also submit your resume by email to

nancy.hardt@rensselaerny.gov

ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF (PART-TIME)

 

The City of Rensselaer is seeking resumes for the position of Assistant Fire Chief (part-time).

 

Typical Work Activities: (Illustrative Only)

  • Responds to fire alarms and emergency calls and in absence of the fire chief directs firefighting operations;

  • Assists Fire Chief in planning and directing activities of the Firefighters;

  • Inspects foremen and forewomen, stations and equipment for proper appearance and condition;

  • Gives instructions in first aid and firefighting methods;

  • Directs and performs inspections of buildings and premises for fire hazards;

  • Supervises care of fire equipment;

  • Does related work as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma;  AND

  • Candidates shall have served on a continuous basis as a Firefighter for at least 36 months.  

     

Special Requirements for Acceptance of Appointment:

  • Candidates shall possess a valid New York State Driver’s License and maintain such throughout the duration of employment;  AND

  • Candidates shall possess NYS Firefighter 1 and 2, and Fire Officer 1 and 2 Certifications and maintain such throughout the duration of employment.

 

 

Please forward applications and resumes by October 12, 2018 to:

Nancy Hardt – City Clerk

City of Rensselaer - 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144

 

You may also submit your resume by email to

nancy.hardt@rensselaerny.gov

EOE

 

 

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