Breathing Apparatus Technician

Baltimore County
40 per week $26 - $30 Per hour MD 9835 MD-45, Cockeysville, MD 21030, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule II, Grade H24, Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Fire Department. 
 
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time.  

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, maintains and repairs self-contained breathing apparatus, oxygen delivery systems, and high pressure breathing air systems, and repairs and maintains the inventory of self-contained air cylinders.

  • Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on breathing apparatus facepiece, regulator, reducing valve body, audi-alarm, harness, carrier and cylinder. Maintains components of oxygen valves, regulators, and on-board oxygen delivery systems. Monitors the testing of electrical gloves, sleeves, and electrical Hot Stick devices. Calibrates and repairs explosimeters, electronic gas meters, and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Repairs defective air cylinders. Returns air cylinders to service after hydrostatic testing, replacing cylinder valve, and filling with breathing air. Maintains sufficient inventory of filled air bottles to meet the needs of the department.
  • Prepares cost analyses and annual reports on breathing apparatus repairs. Maintains records pertaining to the repair and preventative maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus and oxygen equipment. Monitors records for accuracy. Maintains inventory of all parts.
  • Develops and presents training programs for the care and maintenance of breathing apparatus by field personnel.
Examples of Other Duties
Drives an automobile or light truck to transport tools and materials between work sites. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)
Thorough knowledge of the operation, components, and maintenance of self-contained breathing apparatus. Thorough knowledge of the tools and equipment used to repair and maintain same. Thorough knowledge of safety procedures related to repair and maintenance of breathing apparatus and air and oxygen delivery systems.

Ability to diagnose, repair, and maintain self-contained breathing apparatus using the appropriate tools and equipment. Ability to diagnose, repair, and troubleshoot fixed oxygen delivery systems. Ability to understand and interpret manufacturer's specifications, repair manuals, and mechanical drawings and schematics. Ability to keep records pertaining to repair and maintenance. Ability to instruct others in the use, care, repair, and maintenance of breathing apparatus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
Knowledge of the structure and function of the Fire Department. Knowledge of County and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the performance of duties.

Skill in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining self-contained breathing apparatus using the appropriate tools and equipment. Skill in diagnosing, repairing, and troubleshooting fixed oxygen delivery systems. Skill in interpreting manufacturer's specifications, repair manuals, and mechanical drawings and schematics. Skill in keeping records pertaining to repair and maintenance. Skill in instructing others in the use, care, repair, and maintenance of breathing apparatus.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education

Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org)

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Breathing Apparatus Technician
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Preferred Qualifications
Diagnostic repair/maintenance of compressed air systems.
Diagnostic repair/maintenance of complex machines or devices.
Working safely with explosive and flammable materials.
Operation of tools requiring the use of coordinative and manipulative skills. 

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees must obtain certification as a self-contained breathing apparatus technician within six months of employment as required by the Fire Department. Certification must be maintained throughout employment.

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees' Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails frequent walking, standing, lifting and carrying heavy objects, and the operation of tools and equipment requiring the use of coordinative and manipulative skills. The work requires exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as explosive and flammable materials and adverse weather. Some duties require travel between work sites.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.

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