Fire Air Utility Support Technician (Hourly)

Henrico County Public Schools-1
Henrico, VA, US

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Fire Air Utility Support Technician (Hourly)


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

County of Henrico Division of Fire

About Us

Henrico County, a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager, with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Essential Duties

Staff the Air Utility Unit for a twenty-four hour period to integrate with the current DOF shift work schedule. Respond to fire training events, calls for service and other special events where the support functions of the Air Utility Unit are requested. Operate the Air Utility Unit independently to provide breathing air for SCBAs and ensure rehabilitation functions are in place and supported. Performs routine and emergency repairs of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) equipment Performs SCBA face piece testing; manages the SCBA parts inventory; works with outside vendors to order and obtain parts; maintains detailed records, and utilizes specialized SCBA software in order to better manage the SCBA program; provides logistical support to the Division of Fire, to include pulling and delivering supply orders to fire stations, as well as loading and unloading deliveries by vendors; drives fire apparatus to outside vendors.
Delivers small LP gas tanks to fire stations, as well as moves and delivers small and large Oxygen tanks; operates laundry facility; picks up and decontaminates EMS equipment; assists with the sizing of new firefighting turn-out gear; completes and prepares administrative paperwork, as needed; performs related work as assigned to support the Fleet, Facilities and Logistical sections for the Division of Fire.
Some knowledge of fire prevention ordinances, State fire laws and County fire codes; considerable knowledge of County and Division rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; working knowledge of current Fire/EMS skills, techniques, strategies, tactics, and equipment ; good knowledge of County streets, roads, and principle buildings; and some knowledge of the DOF locations, roadways, and surrounding jurisdictions. Able to respond during all hours to provide the support functions of the Air Utility Unit. Demonstrated aptitude for mechanical work. Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions; ability to operate a motor vehicle; ability to effectively send and receive radio communications ; ability to make arithmetical computations; good organizational skills; effective oral and written communication skills; flexibility; and physical conditioning that permits walking long distances, stooping, heavy lifting, reaching, driving and occasional work under adverse temperatures and/or weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

Additional Information

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.
Valid driver's license from the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Upon hire, applicant must attend, pass, and maintain the MSA Repair Technician Certification Training. This position requires repetitive lifting of weight up to fifty (50) pounds to a height of three (3) feet. Must be able to drive medium and large emergency and non-emergency equipment.
Experience in the fire service is preferred.

This is an hourly position. The successful candidate cannot work more than 29 hours per week.

How To Apply

Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, October 10, 2022.

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Main Organization

General Government General Government

Employment Status

Hourly/Temporary Hourly/Temporary

Amount of Travel

Work At Home


Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.


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