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Under close supervision, as a temporary employee, to do heavy physical work involved in fire fighting as a member of a fire crew; to assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance and repair; and to do other related work.
As a member of a fire crew, receives training in wildland, rural, and struc- tural fire suppression methods and techniques; fights fire as a member of a fire crew using tools and equipment such as a shovel, axe, McLeod, Pulaski, and back pump; clears trails, cuts brush; assists in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance and repair; inspects, cleans and repairs fire hose and equipment, sharpens fire tools, paints equipment and buildings and performs semiskilled or laboring construction work; performs general station house- keeping and kitchen duties.
Minimum Age: 18 years at the time of appointment.
Knowledge of: Good physical work methods.
Ability to: Do heavy physical work; exercise good judgment in hazardous fire suppression activity; accept and benefit from training in fire suppression work and techniques; follow directions; work safely with others; live in a fire station compatibly with others; respond quickly to oral commands or signals in emergency situations.
Willingness to live and work in remote areas and on weekends and holidays and remain on duty 24 hours a day, as required; visual acuity, color vision and hearing sufficient to perform the assigned duties; physical strength, dex- terity and agility necessary to perform the duties of the position.
Possession of a valid California driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.