City of Tucson

FIRE FIGHTER ASSIGNMENT: TRAINEE (#6400)

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$17.26-$17.26 Hourly / $35,900.80-$35,900.80 Yearly
Salary Grade: 400H


General Description

This classification is for new fire fighters who are in training to learn the skills and functions of fire fighting under the guidance of an experienced fire fighter.

Essential Functions

Under the guidance and tutelage of a fire fighter while in the fire training academy, the Trainee performs fire suppression and emergency response functions by securing the scene, identifying and containing hazardous materials, setting up and carrying equipment, removing obstacles, utilizing tools and equipment to extinguish fires, and rescuing occupants.  

Performs facility, apparatus, equipment, and personal maintenance by performing daily station cleaning and grounds maintenance, conducting routine maintenance and inspection of emergency service equipment, and participating in health, wellness and physical conditioning programs.  

Educates the community by assisting with conducting station tours, making presentations at schools, and answering inquiries regarding fire safety issues.  

Performs fire prevention duties by conducting fire inspections, targeting hazards, and inspecting and testing hydrants and fire protection systems.  

Performs related duties by maintaining physical fitness and all required certifications, attending training classes, participating in drills, and complying with all procedures as outlined in department manuals and special assignment positions while in the academy.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: No experience required

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

Respirator Physical

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 35

Occupational Group Description: Fire

EEO Job Category Code: E

EEO Job Category Description: Paraprofessionals

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Secondary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6400; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;