Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Emergency Services Lieutenant for the Rutgers Emergency Services. This position provides emergency response command, control, supervision, and liaison capabilities throughout the five New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses and to respond to emergencies in Camden and Newark on request. The Emergency Services Lieutenant works on an assigned shift. The Emergency Services Lieutenant provides shift supervision and coordination of all Emergency Services personnel assigned to that shift, including full-time, part-time, and student employees assigned to the various units of the Emergency Services Organization, i.e. Fire/Rescue, Ambulance response, inspectors, and all other university personnel (including police) at the scene of emergencies where ES personnel act as the Incident Commander. This position also is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code in all applicable locations, during the assigned work shift and during special events. A major responsibility of the position deals with mechanical fire protection systems.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Responds to and supervises all reported emergency incidents, non-emergency assistance incidents, motor vehicle lockouts, elevator extrications, trouble alarms, police assistance assignments, emergency medical calls, and hazardous material emergencies.
Responsible for initiating and providing the command supervision function at all fire, emergency medical and HAZMAT emergency incidents, determining the appropriate level of response personnel necessary to control the incident, directing Public Safety dispatch to notify the appropriate response agencies (university and outside community) necessary to assist in handling the incident.
Responsible for directing the activities of all Emergency Services personnel at an incident, for providing any needed assistance to the Emergency Medical Technicians in patient care and taking command of a multiple-casualty Incident.
Responsible for commanding the joint response to hazardous material emergencies occurring on campus, selecting the appropriate level of responder personal protection, and determining the proper method of mitigating the emergency and limiting exposure to persons and the environment.
Responsible for coordinating all emergency response activities with the University Police Watch Commander and commanders of other response organizations.
Responds to acute psychological emergencies involving students and implement the established protocol for handling these incidents, make all appropriate notifications to Deans and the Acute Psychiatric Center, and provides direct and individual care to the student in crisis.
Conducts motor tours of the campus and reports any conditions effecting emergency response to the appropriate agencies. In conjunction with the motor tour, conducts security checks of university parking lots, reports observations, provides a visual presence to deter crime and enforces applicable parking regulations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
This position requires a bachelor's degree; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of five years of experience in firefighting, emergency medical services, fire code enforcement, hazardous materials mitigation.
Candidate must be able to pass a mask-fit test and an associated medical evaluation to be considered for this position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Documented experience in performing fire safety inspections is also required for the position.
Must have a valid NJ Driver's License and a minimum of five years driving experience.
Certifications/Licenses: Must have the following valid certifications, which must be maintained throughout employment: oNew Jersey Firefighter I and Firefighter II oNew Jersey Incident Management Level I oNew Jersey Emergency Medical Technician oNew Jersey Fire Inspector or Fire Official oNew Jersey Fire Service Instructor I or II oNew Jersey Hazardous Materials Response Awareness and Operational Levels oNew Jersey Hazardous Materials Technician (preferred)
Must possess a working knowledge of the following: oLaws and regulations pertaining to fire codes and standards oFirefighting principles and practices, strategy and tactics oPre-hospital emergency medical treatment, triage oHandling the management of operations involving hazardous materials, and mass-casualty incidents oIncident command management and strategy
Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following trades is desirable; fire protection, fire alarms, plumbing, electrical, electronics, and HVAC.
Completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program is desired.
An applicant's initiative in completing certificate courses in various aspects of emergency management and practices will be considered during the employment process.
Nine years firefighting experience/education, four years as a practicing Emergency Medical Technician, and documented evidence of experience in responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials.
Documented experience at company officer level, command level preferred.
This position requires the ability to wear self-contained breathing g apparatus, firefighter protective clothing, hazardous materials response personal protective clothing, and respirators .
Requires the use of Inspection software, pre-plan software, EMS charting software and various computer systems and general office software.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must work shift assignments; will be required to work holidays.
Must be physically capable of demonstrating manual dexterity and mechanical abilities.
This position requires the ability to wear self-contained breathing apparatus, firefighter protective clothing, hazardous materials response personal protective clothing, and respirators and must be able to climb ladders and have the physical ability to drag a minimum 150-pound simulated rescue victim.
The nature of this position is such that operations take place during all types of weather conditions and environmental conditions such as rain, snow, high noise, stress, human pain and suffering; the incumbent must maintain command and make appropriate decisions during all of these adverse conditions. Since an emergency scene is dynamic, the ability to deal with an ever changing environment is essential.
Posting Number: 18ST2794
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 73814
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.
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