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POSTING TITLE: Fire Engineer


DEPARTMENT: Fire Division



DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 19, 2024


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direct supervision of the Battalion Chief, Lieutenant or acting on his/her own volition, responsibilities include ensuring his/her assigned apparatus, equipment and facilities are maintained in appropriate readiness to respond to a variety of life saving emergency calls as well as the safe and efficient operation of firefighting and rescue apparatus in response to emergencies and at the emergency scene; regulating the water pressure from an apparatus; checking apparatus for proper operation and general condition; and performing routine maintenance apparatus and equipment. The Fire Engineer may also perform fire prevention, general facility, public education and other related programs and services.


  • Drive Emergency apparatus to and from emergency incidents safely.

  • With required training met, Supervise station personnel in absence of Company Officer.

  • Perform all essential functions of a firefighter.

  • Operate pumping equipment safely and effectively.

  • Participate in fire prevention, pre-planning, inspections, and fire equipment testing activities.

  • Clean, maintain the fire apparatus and its equipment.

  • Assist in keeping fire quarters in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Perform other tasks/ job duties as assigned.


  • Maintains an appropriate level of personal fitness to pass the department’s annual JPAT requirements.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

  • Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision acuity and the ability to adjust his or her focus, allowing a broad field of vision.

  • Visual and fine/gross motor skills enabling the safe operation of a vehicle during normal, as well as during hazardous weather situations.


  • Eligible for Employment in the United States

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Valid Class B Driver's License (Must be 21 Years of Age)

  • Successful completion of background screening and driving record check

  • Must successfully pass urine drug screening.

  • Three (3) years of firefighting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform in the position.

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted EMT-Basic credential from the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board

  • Possession of a valid American Heart Association (AHA) cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification

  • Successful Completion of Candidate Ability Performance Test (CPAT)

  • NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

  • Certified NC Firefighter Level 2

  • Certified NC Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD)

  • Certified NC Driver Operator Pumps

  • Certified NC Driver Operator Aerials

  • Certified NC Technical Rescuer

  • Certified NC Technical Rescuer - Vehicle Rescue

  • All non-NC certifications must have NCOSFM reciprocity.

  • Successful completion of Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. Probationary Academy

  • Initial & Annual Completion of Job Performance Ability Test (JPAT)

  • Initial & Annual completion of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Physical


  • NIMS/ICS 300 & 400

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must provide proof of the following immunizations:

  • 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccinations or positive antibody titer 

  • History of Chicken Pox (documentation required) or 2 Varicella immunizations. 

  • TB skin test (PPD within the past year) or chest x-ray  

  • Tetanus vaccination within the last 10 years  

  • 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations or a signed declination statement 


  • Starting Annual Salary: $54,600

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • 401k matching up to 5% after one (1) year of employment.

  • Paid Time Off

  • Short- and Long-Term Disability


  • Accident/Sickness Insurance

  • Life Insurance

Pender EMS and Fire Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. Pender EMS and Fire Inc., does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or military status.

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