- 14-May-2013 to 31-May-2013 (CST)
- Pearland, TX, USA
- $18.00 - $19.00/hour DOQ
- Part Time
HOURS: Maximum 20 hours per week which includes days, evenings and weekends.
Job Summary: The Volunteer Fire Recruitment & Retention Coordinator develops a program and performs routine tasks to recruit/retain volunteer members for the Pearland Fire Department. This program is funded by a Federal SAFER grant and the position exists only for the length of the grant.
Performs administrative and technical work in the Pearland Fire Department. Works to coordinate the overall volunteer recruitment program for the City to facilitate the recruitment and retention of volunteer fire fighters. Does related work as required.
Regular and timely attendance at work.
Facilitates and manages the development of long-range citywide comprehensive plan for the future enhancement and utilization of volunteers for delivery of emergency services.
Provides pertinent information to promote the volunteer fire fighter program; responds to inquiries regarding the volunteer program, both verbally and written.
Contacts prospective volunteers and conducts interview to obtain the necessary data.
Works with the City of Pearland Department of Human Resources to get background checks for all prospective volunteer members.
Develops relationships with local schools, businesses, industries and other outside agencies to facilitate recruitment and retention efforts.
Schedules recruiting appointments, presentations, speaking engagements and public workshops to reach potential volunteers.
Maintains a database of available individuals eligible to serve as volunteers.
Promotes plans and co-sponsors local events which encourage and/or recognize volunteerism.
Assists in the implementation of an orientation and training program for new volunteers and assists in other training programs designed to retain volunteer fire personnel.
Identifies and writes grants for alternative funding opportunities to support special projects of the Pearland Fire Department regarding retention and recruitment.
Develops printed materials that explains the Pearland Fire Department and its mission and activities and ensures that these materials are available for distribution by the Department and in public facilities through the City and its ETJ.
Attends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes speeches or presentations as needed.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate
Assists with the preparation of the recruitment and retention portion of the Fire Department budget.
Provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports on recruitment and retention efforts to the Fire Chief and the Department.
Prepares advertisements for news media and broadcasting to promote volunteer opportunities.
Represents the department in local, state and national volunteer recruitment programs.
Fosters volunteer involvement and memberships to support a combination career and volunteer fire department system.
Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Education equivalent to a four-year Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university with major course work in management, communications, business, psychology, marketing or related field or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the requested knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience in working with volunteer organizations or experience in volunteer work preferred.
Experience as a volunteer firefighter preferred.
Experience in market research and analysis with experience in program/project development and implementation is preferred.
Valid, Class C Texas Driver's License, required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
SPECIAL: The Coordinator must be enthusiastic, dedicated, motivated and sold on the product, which is the importance of the volunteer fire fighter to the City of Pearland and the Pearland Fire Department.
Ability to maintain discipline and adherence to the policies and procedures and standard operating guidelines
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Fire Department personnel, Fire Department Command and General Staff, Supervisors, other City Staff and the general public.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to read, analyze, and understand policy and procedures, recruiting and retention manuals; ability to listen, understand and respond effectively verbally to supervisory instructions; ability to effectively respond verbally to general inquiries or complaints; ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to management, public groups and subordinates.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to firefighting situations.
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (mathematical equations, graphs, floor plans, etc.,); ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have an effective use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, e-mail and the ability to learn fire reporting software.
Tools and Equipment Used: Radio, cell phone, telephone, computers, and various types of office equipment.
Other Required Knowledge:
Personnel rules and regulations of the City and the Fire Department.
Geography of the City.
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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee in this position will be required to be available for immediate call-in due to any natural or man made disaster, or any event the EMS Director/City Manager deems necessary.