City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
Meridian , ID
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Education & Prevention Assistant (PT)

City of Meridian
Meridian, ID Full time
Posted on November 13, 2017

Job Title: Education & Prevention Assistant (PT)

Department: Fire

Reports To: Public Education Division Manager

Open Date: November 13, 2017

Close Date: Open until Filled, First Review November 27, 2017

Hiring Salary: $13.77 - $17.51 per hour, DOE

Salary Range: $13.77 - $20.56 per hour, DOE


Job Summary:       


Provides fire prevention and public education activities throughout the City and Rural District.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


Assists with presentations to community groups and schools promoting fire prevention concepts, and explaining the operations of the Fire Department;


Works at the Fire Safety Center to promote fire prevention and safety programs;


Assists with the Juvenile Fire Setter Program;


Assists with the Public Education Program;


Maintains a complete record of all public education activities;


Makes presentations outside norm al working hours;


Communicates with others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations in person, in writing, or over the phone;


Performs related work as assigned;


Coordinates and supervises volunteers as needed;


Child Passenger Seat program;


CPR Instructor certification.


Job Specifications:


Requires a high school diploma or equivalent;


Firefighting experience is desirable.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Computer applications related to the work including Windows, Word, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint;


Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone to communicate fire safety concepts;


Fire and safety education programs and fire behavior;


Prepares clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials;


Maintain accurate records and files;


Use initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines;


Conduct group presentations;


Ability to work in a team environment as a team player;


Integrity in the performance of assigned tasks;


Shows respect to fellow employees and customers; responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;


Displays an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others;


Must have proven skills in organizational/time management, decision making, and problem solving;


Must have the ability to be adaptable/flexible, have a positive attitude, proactively engage with customers, employees and co-workers, and identify enhancement opportunities;


Ability to collaborate and to effectively communicate and engage with others, ability to effectively resolve conflict, effectively deal with both internal and external customers, and work effectively within a team environment.


Tools & Equipment Used:


Standard office and class room equipment including a computer in the course of the work;


Audio-Visual equipment used in a classroom setting;


Public Address systems and components;


Smoke alarms, CO alarms and car seats.


Work Environment & Physical Demands:


Work is performed frequently in an office environment with moderate noise level;


May work variable hours as scheduled by the department;


Occasionally requires driving a motor vehicle in order to make presentations and reach sites;


Constantly requires clear vision to read printed materials and hearing and speech to

communicate in person and over the telephone;


Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers;


Constantly requires mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in a general office environment to accomplish tasks;


Occasionally calls for long periods of time standing at safety fairs inside and outside in the elements;


Occasionally requires moving and climbing ladders;


Requires the ability to move and climb ladders and to lift and carry equipment up to 50 lbs.;


Requires the ability to work above the head while standing on ladders.


Licensing and Certification:


Must possess a valid Idaho Class D driver’s license.


Travel Requirements:


Travels by car to classes and seminars;



Drives a city vehicle to presentation sites.