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Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
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POSITION: SENIOR FIRE FIGHTER

Closing Date: 14 August 2018
Salary: R 195 517.84 – R 253 780.99 (T10) + MUNICIPAL BENEFITS

DEPARTMENT: COMMUNITY SERVICES

DIVISION: PUBLIC SAFETY

SECTION: FIRE; RESCUE AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

BASIC SALARY: R 195 517.84 – R 253 780.99 (T10) + MUNICIPAL BENEFITS

(SUBJECT TO TASK JOB EVALUATION)

REF NO.: NOTICE 203 of 2018

QUALFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: ●Grade12● IFSAC Accredited NFPA 1001 Firefighter II Certification

●IFSAC Accredited NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations ● Minimum of 4 years’ experience as permanent member in a recognized Fire Brigade Service environment

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS: Valid C1 driver’s license with PRDP ●Computer Literate ● Basic Ambulance Assistant with HPCSA registration ● Must be physically and mentally fit and able bodied due to the nature of the fire fighter duties ●Be able to communicate in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape (read, write and speak)● Good interpersonal and conflict management skills ●Work under pressure ●Ability to make critical decisions in a life threatening environment● Must be disciplined and punctual in reporting for duty ● Be able to work after normal working hours, during emergencies, shifts, standby and planned overtime

FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: ● Responsible for the protection of lives, property and environment ● Performs firefighting activities and emergency operations by responding to fires, rescues and related emergency and non-emergency humanitarian incidents● Control and contains hazardous material incidents ● Participating in fire and rescue training drills, simulations exercises and life safety training demonstrations to communities ● Responsible for the maintenance of vehicles, equipment and Fire Station to ensure operational readiness● Must be able to drive a variety of specialized vehicles and operates light and heavy driven machinery● Comply to safety procedures and guidelines (Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993) ● Perform regular asset verification of property, plant and equipment ●Adhere to Supply Chain Management procedures● Assist in Disaster Management Services ● Attends to procedural administrative requirements, record keeping and reporting deadlines associated with the functionality● Keep abreast of developments, emerging trends and latest technologies in the profession

Work related enquiries can be directed to Chief Fire, Rescue and Disaster Services: Mr. H Venter; hventer@plett.gov.za or on tell: 044 – 501 3000.

For general enquiries contact Mr. J Williams or Ms. L Clark on telephone no: 044 501 3055.

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview and evaluation process and be aware that previous employers and references may be contacted and their qualifications, credit record may be verified and they will be subjected to a police security clearance.

Application forms are available on the Bitou website (www.bitou.gov.za). A comprehensive CV, original certified copies of Identification documents, qualifications, and driver’s license must accompany the application form and must be posted /hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002; Plettenberg Bay; 6600.

Bitou Municipality is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from the designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Please take note:

1. ONLY hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic or faxed applications will be accepted.

2. No late applications will be considered. Canvassing of Councilors with the purpose of being appointed is not permitted and proof of such canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

3. Submit separate applications when applying for multiple posts and quote reference number.

4. Preference will be given to local residents before considering candidates outside the Bitou Municipal Area

If you receive no feedback from us within 12 weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Bitou Municipality reserves the right not to make any appointment and to re-advertise before a shortlist is compiled.

T NDLOVU

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

CLOSING DATE: 14 August 2018 @ 14h00 pm

Notice 203 of 2018_Senior Firefighter (Closing 14 August 2018) (286.15KB) Last published 04 February 2019