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Chenega Corporation Firefighter/Driver in Titusville, Florida



Company Job Title: Firefighter/Driver - NASA

Chenega Job Title: Fire Fighter

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

Location: Titusville, FL

Reports To: Battalion Chief

FLSA Status: Represented, Full Time, Regular

Prepared Date: 08-03-2016

Approved Date: 08-03-2016

Summary: The Firefighter/Driver is primarily responsible to drive and operate all fire department apparatus and equipment in a safe manner to protect the lives of the public and their crew. This position will work as part of a response team dedicated to saving lives and property at the Kennedy Space Center and the surrounding communities during mutual aid scenarios. The Firefighter/Driver will be required to possess the required certifications for all fire department pumpers, aerial apparatus, ARFF apparatus, squads, specialty vehicles MRAPs and all other vehicles that are assigned to the fire services fleet. The Firefighter Driver must also operate all associated equipment associated with the vehicles to include hydraulic pumps, power units, generators, etc. Physical fitness to perform these duties is essential and the Firefighter/Driver must remain in full duty status at all times to perform these functions. The Firefighter/Driver must be able to wear protective ensembles to include structural bunker gear, total encapsulating HazMat suits, self-contained breathing apparatus, class 3 harness and any other ensemble deemed required for the functions of their duty. The Firefighter/Driver must demonstrate and maintain proficiency with all the fire department apparatus and equipment at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies, and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.

  • Will arrive at work on time and be in proper uniform with issued equipment. Will be responsible for the cleanliness of uniform and equipment assigned.

  • Attends training courses, reads and understands assigned material related to emergency medical care, firefighting and fire prevention.

  • Responds to fire alarms, operates auxiliary equipment, deploys hose lines, operates nozzles, directs water streams, raises ladders, climbs ladders, uses fire extinguishers, bars, hooks, ropes and other equipment.

  • Conducts and documents required checks of apparatus and equipment, ensures proper operation and availability.

  • Drives and operates all fire apparatus and auxiliary vehicles and equipment safely under emergency and routine situations.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge of streets, building addresses, suppression systems, fire alarm panel locations and hydrant locations.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge about motor vehicle laws and regulations of the State of Florida, regarding emergency vehicular responsibilities.

  • Demonstrates and maintains competence with fire pump operations, firefighting hydraulics, fire streams, relay operations, elevated streams, master streams, and fire ground operations.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge of proper operating procedures and safe operating limitations of Fire Services aerial equipment and ladders.

  • Provides proper water supply and fire streams during fire suppression activities.

  • Assists in the rescue of incapacitated personnel as required.

  • Provides standby support for aircraft arrivals/departures and related activities as required.

  • Positions the apparatus at the scene strategically to protect the lives of public and their fellow firefighters.

  • Deploys light towers, positions the aerial ladder, and operates generators and power units.

  • Will communicate via radio, telephone and orally according to orders.

  • Responds to vehicle accident scenes and performs extrication techniques using specialized heavy hydraulic equipment during emergency situations when not required to man the firefighting apparatus pump.

  • Possesses knowledge of size-up, rescue procedures and fire suppression techniques and their application in buildings, facilities, and aircraft related materials and systems.

  • Performs rescue of incapacitated personnel as required.

  • Complies with department policies, rules and regulations.

  • Provides hazardous operational standbys as required.

  • Maintains fire station, fire apparatus, tools and appliances in a constant state of readiness.

  • Possesses considerable knowledge of all fire apparatus, equipment, and their operation.

  • Performs general up-keep of fire department property; prepares and submits reports and forms regarding supplies, equipment and other matters pertaining to his/her unit.

  • Washes hoses; washes, cleans and disinfects equipment, apparatus, and facility.

  • Inspects PPE daily to ensure its serviceability.

  • Participates in training exercises/scenarios and reviews and complies with Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Relays orders, instructions and information accurately.

  • Conducts fire hydrant flow tests and records information for department use.

  • Assures vehicles and equipment are clean and serviceable.

  • Personnel assigned to this classification are subject to perform at the Technical Rescue and Haz Mat operational level and may be required to obtain technician level certification in these areas if required to support a specialty function.

· Receives and completes training for the Astronaut Rescue function if implemented during the contract period.

· Participates in certification training classes when offered and pass such classes per the certification criteria.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.) The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Must meet all standards as required by Statement of Work.

  • Honorably discharged from the Armed Services (If Applicable)

  • Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site.

Computer Skills:

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Clearance:

  • Must possess a DOD or Florida State or Pro Board Firefighter II certification.

  • Must possess DOD or Florida State or Pro Board Driver Operator Pumper/Operator Aerial and DOD or Pro Board Driver Operator ARFF.

  • Must possess an Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Certificate.

· Must have the ability to successfully complete NIMS courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class E Florida state driver’s license.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance.

  • Must speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material.

  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.

  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications.

  • Must be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations.

  • Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol – free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.

  • Must possess technical rescue certification to the awareness level and hazardous materials certification to the operations level within one year of hire date.

  • Must possess one of the following certifications - DOD ARFF Firefighter, or Pro Board ARFF Firefighter within one year of hire date.


  • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 170 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment Combat Task Test (CTT) and biannually thereafter as prescribed by the government.

  • Ascend and descend 75 feet of stairway while carrying a 14 pound simulated high rise pack.

  • Hoist a 50’ roll of 1-3/4” hose with nozzle, using a 1/2” to 5/8” rope, to a height of 50 feet.

  • Simulate forcible entry by hitting 150 lb. beam with 9 lb. sledgehammer to move the beam a distance of 5 ft. (Keiser Force Machine). Firefighters must keep both hands below a tape-marked line on the sledgehammer which is 1 foot down from the head of the sledgehammer, and only contact the beam with the head of the sledgehammer.

  • Lift, drag or carry a 170 lb. mannequin a distance of 85 ft.

The CTT must be completed wearing full NFPA approved protective clothing to include full structural firefighting bunker gear (coat, pants, boots, gloves, hood and helmet.) A KSC supplied self-contained breathing apparatus with a composite bottle shall be worn and personnel shall wear the face mask, maintain adequate respiratory seal and breathe bottled air while performing all elements of the test.

The CTT must be completed within 7 minutes. If assigned to the Astronaut Rescue function the CTT must be completed within 4 minutes.

Work Environment :

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • The employee will be required to adjust to a controlled environment during normal daily activities to the extremely hot and possibly cold environments associated with firefighting duties at a moment’s notice.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Titusville

Organization: Chenega Infinity
Strategic Business Unit: Security
Security Requirements: Secret
Job Schedule: Full Time Non-Exempt
Recruiter: Rachel Williams
Req ID: 2000000089