Resident Volunteer: You must live in the Winters City limits or have a Winters, CA zip code
Under the general direction of the Fire Chief or Shift Captain, a Resident Support Volunteer is a support role position that may perform administrative office functions and provide support for services administered by the department. They will be active members within the Volunteer Firefighters Association and provide support to the activities and fundraising events within the community.
A Resident Support Volunteer is designated as a support role to the fire department and a member of the Volunteer Firefighters Association. Resident Support Volunteers do not participate in emergency response as first responder. The Resident Support Volunteer is recognized as a volunteer and not a member of the regular full time staff for City benefits or retention rights.
Resident Support Volunteer must maintain residency within the City of Winters and/or the Winters Fire District boundaries.
- Participate in monthly Volunteer Business Meetings
- Participate and support fire department functions, events and administrative assignments when needed.
- Resident Support Volunteer Maintain good standing and active participation. A typical way to maintain good standing and active participation is to attend at least 10 of the 12 monthly business meetings.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – The following are typical illustrations of duties encompassed by the job class, not an all-inclusive or limiting list:
Observe fire drills and training sessions.
Maintain regular and consistent attendance.
Promote and maintain safety in the work place.
Work cooperatively with others.
Participate in fire inspection activities and other fire prevention and public education activities as assigned; ensure that businesses are operating in compliance with the fire code.
Respond to inquiries from the public.
Inventory supplies; maintain records.
Operate radio-telephone equipment.
Operate computer and software applications.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Test and maintain fire hoses and hydrants.
Rules, regulations and operational procedures of the Fire Department.
basic life support, CPR, defibrillation, and blood borne pathogens.
Fire prevention codes and ordinances; building construction;
Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
Deal courteously and effectively with the general public.
Efficiently operate a personal computer.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Tactfully and effectively interact with all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sec, age or economic status.
Perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering.
Perform general office and clerical duties in support of assigned activities.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
High school diploma or equivalent.
College-level coursework in fire science, general management, or related field desirable.
Any experience that would likely provide the required ability is qualifying; fire fighting experience is desirable.
License or Certificate
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.
This is a volunteer position with no paid benefits.
Those selected may be subject to an oral panel interview, medical exam including a drug screen, finger printing through the California Department of Justice and a background investigation; and in accordance with Federal law, are able to provide proof of identity and proof that they may legally work in the United States.
The City of Winters is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.