Global Medical Response, Inc.

Rescue Captain-Confined Space Technical Rescue in Escondido, CA
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Position Summary:

The rescue technician lead is responsible for managing and supervising a technical rescue team of 2 – 5 individuals. Rescue technician leads are responsible to supervise and perform set-up, rigging, atmospheric monitoring of vessels or spaces. The rescue technician lead will provide all the site-specific paperwork to include daily unit logs, confined space permits, rescue plans and incident reports, as needed.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the incident action and pre-rescue plan.
  • Address the coordination and supervision of all rescue personnel activities and the specific site.
  • Determine rescue organizational and logistics needs of the team and the working site.
  • Directly supervises a team and ensures adherence to all safety policies.
  • Receive and/or conduct safety briefings JSA’s completes safety logs and ensure team members are adequately informed of situation.
  • Perform personnel evaluations as directed.
  • Provide and maintain all necessary paperwork for the customer and company.
  • Responsible for the application of appropriate rescue tactics and techniques including rope rescue, confined space rescue, high/low angle rescue, victim packaging and extrication.
  • Responsible for the safe and effective operation and maintenance of rescue tools, equipment, apparatus and PPE.
  • Keep the station and related grounds, facilities, and supplies in a clean, orderly, and useable condition.
  • Perform routine rescue work tasks willingly and adequately, such as working on Company records, maintaining equipment and other documented information.
  • Research and develop rescue site plans for facilities and participates in planning technical rescue activities.
  • Able to meet the physical requirements required to perform technical rescue tasks.
  • Meet continuing educational requirements in emergency medical procedures and maintains skills in the operation and maintenance of medical equipment.
  • Project a positive image to the public as a safety professional. Develop and maintain support for technical rescue and standby activities.
  • Maintain a current and thorough working knowledge of local, state, and federal codes and standards and is able to correctly interpret and apply them.
  • Abide by the Company’s rules, regulations, policies, procedures, mission, guiding principles, and “The Capstone Way.”
  • Preform additional tasks or duties as assigned.
  • Maintain knowledge, skills, and proficiency by attending training drills and completing training assignments as directed by the company.
  • Perform additional tasks or duties as assigned.

 Education and Experience:

Requirement A:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid Medical Examiner’s Card
  • Clean Driver’s Record
  • High School Diploma or GED

 Requirement B:

  • CPR with AED
  • EMT (Desired)
  • CSR Physical Agility Test (see job description for details)
  • Pass full DOT physical (bending, pushing, pulling, crouching, and vision) 


  • Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
    • Pass Federal TSA background check for access into installations near waterways and sensitive security areas

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) years in a professional fire department and/or Industrial CS Rescue Work

 Minimum Training:

  • Confined Space Rescue Technician (40hrs) (Other agencies will be accepted, but specific Capstone rescue jobs require CA State Fire Marshal Rescue Technician and   must be met prior to Job Assignment)


  • I-100 and/or IS-700

 Desirable Qualifications:

  • 40hr HAZWOPER
  • I-200, I-300,
  • CA State Fire Marshal Trench Rescue,
  • CA State Fire Marshal Rescue Systems I
  • OSHA 30 – General Industry
  • Scott SCBA Technician, MSA Atmospheric Technician

 Core Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
  • COMPUTER SKILLS: Advanced computer software application (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and Internet navigational skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Clearly see objects with vision meeting Company requirements
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Effectively apply rescue, and emergency medical techniques
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Think and act quickly and competently in emergencies and under stress.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

 Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a part-time position.


  • This position requires routine visits to personnel at various locations and sites. Overnight travel is rare.

Work Environment:

  • Work and live as a member of a team and give and follow directions in an emergency setting
  • Ability to use continuous and/or short bursts of muscle force to jump, sprint, climb ladders, pull victims out of hazardous areas
  • Up and downstairs carrying equipment as required, lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying objects using hands, arms, back, abdominal muscles, shoulders, or legs
  • Exert physically over a period of time without giving out
  • Ability to meet Essential Job Functions
  • Must be able to Pass the initial and annual Arduous Work Capacity Test
  • Work effectively and safely during unavoidable exposure to an unpleasant environment with exposure to potentially serious and somewhat unpredictable hazards
  • Safely wear a self-contained breathing apparatus without medical or physical restriction
  • Move body quickly while keeping balance on surfaces offering narrow footing

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.






EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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