Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Emergency Services Lieutenant for for Rutgers University Emergency Services (RUES). The Emergency Services Lieutenant provides emergency response command, control, supervision, and liaison capabilities throughout the five New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses and to respond to emergencies in Camden and Newark on request. Working on an assigned shift, the position provides shift supervision and coordination of all Emergency Services personnel assigned to that shift, including full-time, part-time, and student employees assigned to the various units of the Emergency Services Organization, i.e. Fire/Rescue, Ambulance response, inspectors, and all other university personnel (including police) at the scene of emergencies where ES personnel act as the Incident Commander. This position also is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code in all applicable locations, during the assigned work shift and during special events.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Responds to and supervises all reported emergency incidents, non-emergency assistance incidents, motor vehicle lockouts, elevator extrications, trouble alarms, police assistance assignments, emergency medical calls, and hazardous material emergencies.
Initiates and provides the command supervision function at all fire, emergency medical and HAZMAT emergency incidents, determining the appropriate level of response personnel necessary to control the incident, directing Public Safety dispatch to notify the appropriate response agencies (university and outside community) necessary to assist in handling the incident.
Directs activities of all Emergency Services personnel at an incident, provides any needed assistance to the Emergency Medical Technicians in patient care and takes command of a multiple-casualty incident.
Commands the joint response to hazardous material emergencies occurring on campus, selecting the appropriate level of responder personal protection, and determining the proper method of mitigating the emergency and limiting exposure to persons and the environment.
Initiates the State-mandated notification of a chemical release to the appropriate State agency and coordinates all emergency response activities with the University Police Watch Commander and commanders of other response organizations.
Responds to acute psychological emergencies involving students and implement the established protocol for handling these incidents, makes all appropriate notifications to Deans and the Acute Psychiatric Center, and provide direct and individual care to the student in crisis.
Conducts motor tours of the campus and security checks of university parking lots, reports observations, provides a visual presence to deter crime and enforces applicable parking regulations.
Provides training to the university community and outside agencies including but not limited to CPR, defensive driving, first aid, fire safety, evacuation, and hot work when assigned.
Completes various other tasks and duties as assigned, consistent with a basic understanding of the mission, vision and goal of Rutgers University Emergency Services (RUES).
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five years of experience in firefighting, emergency medical services, fire code enforcement, hazardous materials mitigation. Experience of more than five years can be used to substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
Nine years firefighting experience/education, four years as a practicing Emergency Medical Technician, and documented evidence of experience in responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Documented experience in performing fire safety inspections is also required for the position.
Must have a valid NJ Driver's License and a minimum of five years driving experience. Must have the following valid certifications, which must be maintained throughout employment:
New Jersey Firefighter I and Firefighter II
New Jersey Incident Management Level I
New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician – Defibrillator
New Jersey Fire Inspector or Fire Official
New Jersey Fire Service Instructor I or II
New Jersey Hazardous Materials Response Awareness and Operational Levels
New Jersey Hazardous Materials Technician (preferred) Must physically be capable of demonstrating manual dexterity and mechanical abilities.
Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following trades is desirable; fire protection, fire alarms, plumbing, electrical, electronics, and HVAC.
The nature of this position is such that operations take place during all types of weather conditions and environmental conditions such as rain, snow, high noise, stress, human pain and suffering; the incumbent must maintain command and make appropriate decisions during all of these adverse conditions.
Since an emergency scene is dynamic, the ability to deal with an ever-changing environment is essential. Must possess a working knowledge of the following:
Laws and regulations pertaining to fire codes and standards
Firefighting principles and practices, strategy and tactics
Pre-hospital emergency medical treatment, triage
Handling the management of operations involving hazardous materials, and mass-casualty incidents
Incident command management and strategy
Documented experience at company officer, level, command level preferred.
Completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program is desired.
An applicant's initiative in completing certificate courses in various aspects of emergency management and practices will be considered during the employment process.
Requires the ability to wear self-contained breathing apparatus, firefighter protective clothing, hazardous materials response personal protective clothing, and respirators.
Requires the use of Inspection software, pre-plan software, EMS charting software and various computer systems and general office software.
A major responsibility of the position deals with mechanical fire protection systems.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to climb ladders and have the physical ability to drag a minimum 150-pound simulated rescue victim.
Must work shift assignments; will be required to work holidays.
Must agree to and authorize the university to conduct a background investigation including, but not limited to, a criminal history check, NJ State Crime Information and National Crime Information checks, Warrant checks, and a NJ Division of motor Vehicles driving record check. Any criminal record will affect consideration of a candidate for appointment.
Posting Number: 21ST0308
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 126590
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.