City of Gulfport, Mississippi

Job Description

Firefighter – Recruit(FF)

Department: 290 – Fire

EEO Class: FLSA Status: Fire
Salary Range: $35,590.00-$40,452.00 Yearly

Position Overview

This is an entry level firefighter position. Under close direction and successful graduate
from the State of Mississippi Fire Academy the incumbent will be involved in the
prevention, control and extinguishing of fires in order to protect life and property,
rescuing persons from danger, in answering emergency calls and in operation and
maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters.

Essential Job Functions

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, May
include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Responds to emergencies with a fire company or rescue unit.
Makes forced entries and rescues persons or assists in rescue operations as
directed during fires or other emergencies.
Maintains equipment and apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment,
grounds and hydrants in clean and operable condition.
May administer emergency first aid and may drive departmental vehicles
under non-emergency conditions.
Uses cutting tools, both manual, gas and powered.
Responds to multi-story fires or rescues, working from ground ladder and
aerial apparatus.
Ventilates fires to release heat, smoke and gases in buildings, or aircrafts
as directed.
Participates in fire prevention, public education and inspection activities
as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must posses required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and
demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job
can be performed.
Has basis knowledge of firefighting methods and modern fire prevention
Skilled in the operation and care of fire apparatus and equipment.
Able to learn heavy motorized equipment operation and a variety of
methods and tasks in firefighting, fire prevention, and related activities.
Able to engage in moderate to strenuous physical activity and work long
hours during emergency situations
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers,
supervisors, and the general public.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Able to read and interpret a variety of maps, plans, and diagrams.
Able to perform detailed report and record maintenance duties.
Education and Experience

High School graduate or equivalent. Although a previous firefighting experience
is desirable it is not required.
Required Licenses or Certificates

Must possess a valid Mississippi driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
Job includes frequent standing, walking and bending; using arm and
back while performing functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling
crouching, and occasional crawling. Must be able to routinely lift and/or
move a minimum of 50 pounds. Visual acuity is required to see close,
color, adjust to focus and depth perception. Hand and eye coordination
and manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment. Good hearing
ability is critical to adequately perform the functions of this job. Subject to
sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the
essential functions.
Physical agility and fitness for performing duties that require potential exertion,
i.e., moving victims, climbing ladders. Physical strength and endurance to move
and handle objects over prolonged periods of time in hazardous weather,
atmospheric, and environmental conditions.