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Firefighter IV

Recruitment #180312-UNCJ-03



How to Apply:  On board state employees with the Oklahoma Military Department: 

Contact Shaleen Varner at
or Phone: 405-228-5639. 

All other applicants follow online process below.

This position is located at the Camp Gruber Training Center in Braggs, OK.

This is a full-time unclassified state position with full state retirement and insurance benefits, including paid health, dental, life, and disability insurance for the employee. The employee receives a benefit allowance to assist with insurance cost.  Annual leave of 10 hours per month and sick leave of 10 hours per month begin accruing immediately.

Basic Purpose: 
Responsible for the overall management and supervision of the fire protection, wildland fire management, and fire prevention programs for Oklahoma Army National Guard, including tenant activities and smaller installations under their jurisdiction. Develop, coordinate, and implement programs, policies, regulations, and procedures and serve as technical advisors to management on all matters pertaining to fire protection and prevention. Exercise full supervisory responsibility for a firefighting and fire protection inspection force.

Essential Functions:
• Develops and implements fire prevention protection programs for Camp Gruber Training Center and Oklahoma Army National Guard Facilities, establishing methods, techniques, and procedures for effectively administering the programs.
• Promotes conscientiousness between the total work force of the risks and causes of fire, and a willingness to cooperate in the programs; assesses the programs to strengthen preventive measures and to effect improvements in combative skills.
• Advises the Construction and Facility Management Office (CFMO) of needs and recommends ways in which both operations and the physical environment may be rendered less liable to damages of fire.
• Analyzes the overall fire protection activities, submitting quarterly unfunded requirements and providing justification for overages, shortages, or unusual situations.
• Reviews and approves contingency plans to effectively handle Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), CBRNE and Hazardous Materials incidents; responds to and manages incident scenes.
• Reviews and monitors the departments basic life support (BLS) program and insures that BLS providers maintain their current certifications with state or National Registry standards.
• Approves the design, development and implementation of training programs, equipment standards, and procedures for hazardous materials responses. Special emphasis placed on hazards that are unique, requiring specialized knowledge and originality in devising new methods of protection and prevention and coordination with technical specialists when needed to design and formulate procedures for the operational control of fire prone equipment and materials.
• Reviews and approves emergency response plans with other installation directorates, federal, state, and local agencies. Coordinates and evaluates simulated emergency responses that test the ability to respond to and resolve emergency situations. Incumbent represents the organization at meetings, conferences, and workshops for the purpose of enhancing response capabilities and maintains personal proficiency through attendance of professional training programs.
• Supervises and directs subordinates actions when participating in emergency responses, exercises, and routine day-to-day operations. Ensures that daily activity logs/reports and dispatch records are accurate and up-to-date. Informs and instructs subordinates on new policy methods and directives. Ensures that all electronic and communications equipment is maintained in a state of readiness at all times.
• Serves as member of a firefighting crew; performs firefighting operations on facilities and grounds; makes forced entries into facilities and structures; responds to hazardous materials incidents; responds to wildland fires; conducts confined space rescues, industrial accident rescues and automobile extrication; administers first aid; drives and operates firefighting vehicles; uses a variety of specialized tools and other equipment.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Knowledge of standard fire prevention and protection theory; of techniques and practices relative to various types of fires; of techniques of various rescue operations; of special fire protection safety equipment such as self-contained breathing apparatus; of the incident command system; of emergency medical care; of operator maintenance on fire equipment; and of fire protection inspection theory, techniques and procedures.  Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow written and oral instructions; to evaluate emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action; and to maintain order among groups in emergency situations. Knowledge of fire causes; of procedures for properly and safely operating various types of firefighting equipment and apparatuses; of hazardous material handling and control; and of first aid. Knowledge of training techniques; and of leadership/supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of federal, state and municipal requirements for fire/crash rescue and structural fire operations.  Ability to interpret, analyze and resolve complex administrative and personnel problems.

Education and Experience:
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification in the following areas: Fire Officer 4, On Scene Commanders course, Hazardous Materials Incident Command, Hazardous Materials Operations, Fire Inspector 2, AED Certified, NIMS 100, 200, 300 and 400; including three years of experience at a level equivalent at a crew chief.

Physical Requirements
• Must be able to drag 175lb mannequin at least 50 feet.
• Must be able to work in elevated, confined, and hazardous environments.
• Must be able to function in Personal Protective Equipment for extended periods of time at heavy work loads.
• Must participate in physical fitness program. 
• Must be able to function as part of a crew within extreme temperature environments for extended periods of time.

Conditions of Employment
• Employment is in the unclassified service as an employee at will
• Contingent on a favorable NCIC/OSBI background check
• Contingent on passing a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening
• T3 secret security clearance (eligibility for national security positions shall be granted only to persons who are U.S. citizens)
• Contingent on a favorable medical exam (NFPA 1582 Firefighter physical)
• Available to work if called in due to an emergency
• Considered essential personnel (work during inclement weather)
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license
• Shift work or be in an approved leave status for 212 hours within 28 consecutive days.
• Tobacco and Vape Free Facility

This position is located at the Camp Gruber Training Center in Braggs, OK. 

Travel may be required at the expense of the employee to be reimbursed within 45 days of travel.

Employment eligibility verified through E-Verify (Homeland Security) and a National Agency Check for positions that require computer access.


State of Oklahoma properties are smoke-free and vape-free therefore, the use of any and all tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, smokeless tobacco, other tobacco products, electronic cigarettes/vaping devices or any other product packaged for smoking or the simulation of smoking (regardless of nicotine content) is prohibited on all State properties.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.

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