Pay Range 20 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$22.8950$34.3425
Hourly (42 hrs.)$21.8048$32.7072
Hourly (56 hrs.)$16.3536$24.5304

Fire Captain

Range: $47,621.66 - $71,432.48 (20)
Position Number: 5172

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for directing and supervising an assigned company of personnel in fire and rescue operations.
Directs the activities of a fire company in daily activities.
Directs the response to fire, EMS, and special response calls.
Performs fire inspections, structure surveys, and fire origin investigations.
Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
Maintains records regarding administrative, supervisory, and technical requirements.
Performs fire and life safety educational programs and services for the community.
Prepares and submits budgetary requests.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the city.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in the provisions of basic life support techniques.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Battalion Commander assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, state building and fire codes, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in the prevention and suppression of fires.  The necessity of supervising and participating in work performed in life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to supervise a company of assigned personnel in fire and rescue operations, daily activities, and duties in coordination with other stations.  Successful performance contributes to the safety of lives and property.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, law enforcement personnel, elected officials, the general public, and fire and rescue personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and motivate personnel.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at fire and emergency scenes. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Lieutenants, Firefighter Engineers, and Firefighters. 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Possession of an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Applied Arts in Fire Science or related field + 4 years experience; or 2 years experience + Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree (4 years).  Completion of WF/RS Officer Development Program.
Certified as North Carolina Level I Fire Inspector;
Satisfactory completion of F.I.R.E.S. Fire Inspection training program;
Certified as North Carolina Fire Instructor Level II;
Possession of a valid North Carolina Class B drivers’ license;
Possession of the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the State of North Carolina;
Possession of a current Medical Responder Certification (employment prior to 12/8/1999);
Possession of a current EMT Certification within 1 year or as classes are offered (employment 12/8/1999 and after);
Possession of NC Hazardous Material Technician Level Certification within 1 year or as classes are offered;
Obtain officer development program courses required by WF/RS.