Capstone Fire Management is seeking experienced and motivated, firefighters to join our Capstone Team. We are looking for team-oriented firefighters who possess outstanding leadership and communication skills. The perfect candidate makes good decisions based on our established operational policies, procedures, and practices. They can be trusted to make sound decisions and/or exercise good judgement on behalf of the Capstone Fire & Safety Management organization. Working in the private sector offers many challenging and rewarding opportunities. We work with commercial, utility, and industrial customers during their critical infrastructure projects, outages, shut downs, and emergency call out situations across the Western and Central Regions of the United States.
If you meet the required qualifications and are motivated to support the "Capstone Way", we welcome you to apply for a Firefighter position with Capstone Fire & Safety Management.
The firefighter responsibility is for firefighting, fire prevention and other fire services.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Responds to fires with their company in a timely, safe and skilled manner, and participates in control of fires through hose and nozzle work, use of hand tools or a combination of these methods. Quickly follows established Company procedures when responding to emergencies as well as instructions given at the emergency scene. Correctly and promptly uses all relevant apparatus, tools, and equipment. Remains calm and poised in all emergency situations and gains rapid control over the problem at hand.
- Administers first aid to injured parties at their appropriate level of training. Quickly analyzes situations where life safety is threatened and applies the correct treatment.
- Conducts fuels reduction projects as directed by the supervisor on the project. Maintains a positive attitude and strives to meet the client’s needs.
- Safely operates Company vehicles, and equipment as directed.
- Assists in the maintenance of fire and rescue apparatus, tools, and equipment keeping such apparatus, tools, and equipment in good operating and safe condition by competently and efficiently performing maintenance and testing tasks.
- Remains skilled in modern fire suppression tactics, methods through training drills,
- Keeps the company base and related grounds, facilities, and supplies in a clean, orderly and useable condition.
- Performs routine non-firefighting work tasks willingly and adequately such as working on Company records, time cards and other related paperwork.
- Functions satisfactorily as a team member of a fire company at any emergency or non-emergency scene, and willingly accepts their share of the work required.
- Able to meet the physical requirements required to perform firefighting tasks. Remains skilled in and properly applies modern fire suppression tactics, methods, and procedures.
- Projects a positive image to the client as a fire service professional.
- Supports the Capstone Way and works effectively in following policies and procedures.
Education and Experience:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Valid Medical Examiner’s Card
- Clean Driver’s Record
- High School Diploma or GED
- CPR with AED
- Physical Fitness (Initial Hire and Annually)
- Work Capacity Test - Arduous Level (Pack Test)
- Pass full DOT physical: bending, pushing, pulling, crouching, and vision
Firefighter 1- Wildland Division
- Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum Training Requirements:
- Certificate of completion for a Firefighter 1 Academy OR
- NWCG FFT2 (S-130, S-190, I-100, L-180) OR
- Meets Requirements for NFPA 1001 OR
- Military Fire Fighter Equivalent
Firefighter 2- Wildland Division
- Minimum Qualifications:
- 19 years old
- 1 year part time experience with a recognized all risk Volunteer Fire Department/(Minimum of 25 shifts) OR
- Six Months full time experience with a professional department
- Minimum Training Requirements:
- Certificate of completion for a Firefighter 1 Academy, OR
- State FF1 certification/ Volunteer FF Certification, OR
- NWCG FFT2 (S-130, S-190, I-100, L-180), OR
- Meets Requirements for NFPA 1001, OR
- Military Fire Fighter Equivalent
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.
- 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 Seasonal position, with part-time to full-time hours.
- This position requires routine visits to personnel at various locations and sites. Overnight travel is rare.
- This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
- 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.
Please note that acceptance of this position will require the following:
- A mandatory assessment and training period where Capstone Fire Management, Inc. has an opportunity, based on performance and completion of exams, to determine if candidates meet qualifications to be hired.
- The Academy will be scheduled: July 2021
- The Academy location: Escondido, CA
- Those attending the Academy will be paid at the Capstone Training wage rate of $14.00 per hour. Which will be paid on our normal pay cycle.
- If a candidate does not complete the program and is cut, at any point, they will be paid in full at that time.
- Please be advised all candidates MUST attend the Academy in full, failure to do so will result in disqualification of the hiring process.
- IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE APPLIED FOR ONE POSITION AND RECEIVE AN OFFER LETTER FOR A DIFFERENT POSITION DUE TO THE ASSESSMENTS OF THE ACADEMY. (If that situations occurs the candidate will have an opportunity to discuss the scenarios with the Division Chief(s) and determine whether they accept or reject the offer).
Additional notes for the Academy:
Classroom wear: Class B uniform or, blue dickies and a white T-Shirt, and wildland lug-soled boots. For confined space rescue, hard-toed boots are required. All other PPE will be provided.
- Please bring a sack lunch for each day of the Academy.
- Travel and accommodations will be provided by CFMI for candidates who are in other States and/or live in areas that are greater than 2 hours to the academy.
TRAINING AFTER THE ACADEMY: After successful competition of the academy candidates may be assigned to participate in:
- 1- to 2-week Driver Operator course, DO 1A and/or 1B.
- OR, a 1-week, Confined Space Rescue Technician course.
- Both trainings are covered by CFMI and attendees are paid Capstone Training wages of $13 an hour.
- Training is subject to change and new hires attendance are based on factors such as business need, job demands, etc.
- The estimated start time for work is normally right after trainings.
- Assignments are seasonal, part time to full time, and expected for a 30-day duration and/or through the end of fire season. Fire Season typically can end around November of the year; however, the season can be extended or shortened at the needs of the company.
- Shifts can range from, 24 hours a day, to 8 hours a day, Sunday through Saturday as assigned.
- There are no relocation funds assigned to these projects. New hires should be local, and will be responsible for traveling or commuting, to be available at the job sites and/or establish their own permanent residence, if they accept this offer.
If a candidate successfully completes the program, they will receive a job offer with their pay rate and position. THIS PAY RATE IS PAID AFTER THE ACADEMY & TRAINING. Our pay rate ranges, in general, are as follows, depending on qualifications and/or training:
- Firefighter - $13.00-$15.00
- All personnel will be paid outside of training wages, per the classification worked (firefighter, rescue tech, driver operator, Industrial Fire Brigade (IFB), etc.)
- Specific details about your job assignment and pay rate will be discussed in the Academy.