City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
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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.