STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B17

Class No. 2761

RESCUE SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level fire fighting, fire prevention, and rescue work. Work involves serving as a crew member in controlling and extinguishing fires and administering emergency first aid. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Responds to alarms; controls and extinguishes structural and aerospace vehicle fires; and performs ventilation, overhaul, and salvage operations.

Performs rescue operations for aircraft, structural, confined space, and hazardous materials incidents.

Performs hazardous operation standbys and airfield surveillance operations.

Supports the electrical power production function by resetting aircraft arresting systems.

Protects and preserves evidence at the scene of an emergency.

Maintains, cleans, and inspects fire fighting equipment, tools, protective clothing, and vehicles.

Maintains fire station logs; monitors, receives, and records information from normal or emergency communication systems; and maintains maps, charts, and status boards.

Shuts off building utilities, evacuates personnel from buildings, protects exposures, and operates specialized equipment.

Shuts down aircraft and secures aircraft fuel, electrical, egress, and weapons systems.

Rescues victims and administers emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in combating fires and in rescuing crew and passengers. Experience with airfield operations, crashes, and accidents is generally preferred. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of emergency medical care principles, fire fighting techniques, and fire suppression and prevention methods.

Skill in the operation of heavy emergency and fire fighting equipment and vehicles, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to direct the use and operation of high-pressure hose and other fire fighting equipment; to direct and control all activities during various types of fires, crashes, or related threats to human life; to meet the requirements of the Fire Fighter Wellness and Fitness Program; and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

May require certification in structure fire protection, aircraft rescue fire protection, hazardous materials, fire service instruction, or a related area of specialization.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-15