Employment

The following is a list of positions currently open with the Town of Denton. To apply for a position download, complete, and submit the Town of Denton Application for Employment. Unless otherwise instructed in the job posting, applications may be mailed, emailed, or delivered to Town Hall. Our location and contact information is provided on the Contact Us page.

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The Town of Denton is now hiring for the position of Firefighter. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Employees in this class perform skilled firefighting work extinguishing fires and conducting rescue operations to preserve life and property.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
An employee in this class is responsible for performing all functions and services of firefighting and emergency medical rescue. Emphasis of the work is on responding to and providing fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to citizens and businesses. Work involves extinguishing fires at fire scenes, safeguarding lives, salvaging property, preventing the recurrence of fires, and protecting properties from the elements, vandalism, and theft. Work also includes routine inspection and maintenance of fire apparatus, fire station facilities and equipment, performing fire inspections of businesses, providing basic life support, training and drilling in the use of fire equipment and firefighting techniques, and the performance of public relations activities. Work is often performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazard. Work is performed under the supervision of the Fire Chief and is reviewed through observation, reports, and discussion concerning the quality and effectiveness of fire efforts and related duties.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Responds to emergency scenes; performs basic firefighting functions including basic life support, CPR, and first aid; connects hoses to hydrants and applies water or chemicals to fire; operates portable fire extinguishers to combat small fires; forces entry into burning structures and searches for and rescues occupants
  • Connects pump to water source and hoses to the pump; calculates friction loss, pumping water and maintaining the correct pressures for the nozzles based upon the hose sizes and fire conditions; monitors radio transmission and relaying messages
  • Participates in post-fire operations of cleaning and salvage; covers furniture and fixtures and sweeps and mops water to minimize water damage; participates in retrieving, cleaning, and replacing all equipment
  • Participates in training to assure proficiency in all firefighting techniques; trains for knowledge of all equipment and apparatus as well as their operations
  • Participates in pre-fire planning program including residential and business fire prevention inspections; prepares scale drawings and pre-plan firefighting strategies
  • Participates in routine preventative maintenance of equipment including checking and filling self-contained breathing apparatus, washing and waxing trucks, checking batteries and fuel and oil levels, cleaning and drying hose, inspecting hose and hose connections for damage and wear; maintains fire station by sweeping, mopping, painting, washing windows and other tasks
  • Checks and flushes fire hydrants for flow and pressure
  • Conducts fire prevention education demonstrating fire extinguishers and smoke detectors, and helping develop escape plans; provides child safety seat installations for citizens with children
  • Conducts tours of the fire station and performs public demonstrations at schools, community meetings, and other locations
  • Performing related work as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the standard operating procedures of fire fighting
  • Knowledge of firefighting hazards and related safety precautions
  • Knowledge of fire codes and the contents of general orders, bulletins, and training materials
  • Knowledge of emergency medical treatment techniques
  • Knowledge of city geography and street locations
  • Knowledge of sprinkled buildings and hydrant locations
  • Knowledge of effective interpersonal communications techniques to communicate with other staff, officials, and the general public
  • Skill in the use of firefighting tools and equipment such as a pry bar, axe, hoses, nozzles, air packs, fans, shovels, rakes, sledge hammers, jaws-of-life, defibrillator, and other equipment
  • Ability to conduct fire prevention and fire safety training to all age groups including school age children through senior citizens
  • Ability to perform difficult physical procedures for prolonged periods wearing protective clothing and in adverse weather conditions; ability to climb ladders and work at considerable heights; ability to carry or drag or assist in carrying or dragging persons and equipment up and down ladders and stairs or across flat surfaces; ability to chop holes or pry openings in doors, walls, ceilings, roofs, and other surfaces to effect ventilation; ability to screw in hoses connections and gate valves to fire hydrants; ability to apply hose clamps onto charged and uncharged hose lines; ability to hold charged hose lines and direct them at fire sources; ability to locate and to estimate distances between objects and persons inside or near burning structures
  • Ability to demonstrate self-confidence, self-reliance, and to take action when required by the situation; ability to confront potentially dangerous situations, remain calm, apply common sense, make logical decisions, and work effectively in stressful situations
  • Ability to learn and apply the training needed to extinguish fires, rescue trapped persons, dispose of hazardous materials, and operate firefighting equipment
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with members of the squad, company, station house, and the general public; ability to co-exist and work cooperatively with a group of individuals for twenty-four hours at a time without regard for such characteristics as gender, race, or cultural background
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Physical requirements - Work in this position is heavy work requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to be the operator of a truck and other equipment and be able to distinguish colors and see peripherally in both eyes.

Working conditions - Employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and extreme cold. Employee is subject to noise, vibration, and hazards including a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to high heat, and exposure to chemicals. Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin including oils and greases and is also required to wear a respirator or self-contained breathing devices in certain instances. Employee frequently works in close quarters and areas which could cause claustrophobia. Employee may be exposed to blood or blood-borne pathogens when providing emergency medical services. At times the work is performed in conditions of extreme temperatures and danger for prolonged periods of time during which time one’s vision may be partially or totally obscured. Work is often performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazard.

Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and some work experience in a public safety environment is desired.

Special Requirements: 

  • NC Commercial Driver’s license (CDL-B) with an acceptable driving record
  • NC certification Firefighter
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age
  • Successfully pass a rigid medical physical examination and drug screening
  • Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular with contact lenses or glasses. Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contact lenses or glasses. Successful long-term soft lens wearers shall not be subject to uncorrected criterion

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Disclaimer
This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Town reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm

Rate of Pay: $13.88 per hour (Part-time, 1000 hours per calendar year)
Pay Frequency: Bi-weekly- Direct Deposit

How to Apply:
In person at: Town of Denton, Town Hall, 201 W. Salisbury Street.
Email Application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Application is available on our website: http://townofdenton.com/index.php/jobs

 

 


POSlTlON:
Volunteer Firefighter 

LOCATION:
Denton, NC

DUTlES:
This is a volunteer firefighter position. Duties include: maintaining and cleaning equipment and the station house, suppressing fires, administering first aid, driving emergency vehicles, and other duties as may be needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • No experience required. Training provided.

Contact Chief Morris for more information.

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