††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† FIREHOUSE ATTENDANT†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††† 0170

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs a variety of duties related to the operation of a fire department facility. The incumbent's duties proportionately include dispatching, maintenance, minor clerical duties, mechanical and custodial functions as directed by the Board of Fire Commissioners or its designee. Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

†††† Operates two-way radio systems or other communications systems for a fire district;

†††† Receives and transmits communications from the public and agencies requesting emergency fire and ambulance services;

†††† Maintains fire equipment and building facilities;

†††† Performs custodial services in and around a firehouse;

†††† Maintains a dispatch log and performs other routine clerical duties as assigned;

†††† May be asked to drive district vehicles for servicing and maintenance.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Through knowledge of the procedures used in receiving and dispatching calls for emergency assistance; skill in maintaining fire vehicles and building facilities; skill in operating a two-way communications system; ability to remain calm while taking and recording information from persons who may be in a highly emotional state; ability to follow oral and/or written directions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

†††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

†††† Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

 

NOTE: Experience working in a Suffolk County firehouse or as an active member of a Suffolk County fire department will be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

††††††††††† 1. Candidates must be free of any speech or hearing defects which would impair their functioning in this position.

††††††††††† 2. Candidates may be required to possess the appropriate New York State driverís license, and maintain such license throughout employment in this position.

††††††††††† 3. Employees may be required to obtain an Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) certificate through an approved course as determined by the appointing authority.The certificate, if required, must be obtained within six (6) months of the date of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

††††††††††† 4.Employees may be required to obtain an Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certificate through an approved course as determined by the appointing authority. The certificate, if required, must be obtained within six (6) months of the date of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

 

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R10/29/10

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive