Human Resources

Esther Bennett, Human Resource Director
ebennett@cityofmebane.com

Human Resources
106 E. Washington St.
Mebane, NC 27302
Phone: 919-563-5901
Fax: 919-563-1007

The Human Resources (HR) Department is located at 106 E. Washington Street. HR is responsible for ensuring City compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws, advertising employment opportunities within the City, and accepting applications for available vacancies.

The HR Department also administers the City’s employee benefit package. The City offers a comprehensive benefit package, which includes 11 paid holidays; paid vacation and sick leave; longevity pay; medical and dental insurance; and life and short term disability insurance. Full-time City employees are enrolled in the NC Local Governmental Employees’ Retirement System and a 401(k) plan with the option to enroll in a 457 deferred compensation plan. Credit union membership and tuition reimbursement programs are also available.

Job Opportunities
Welcome to the employment page for the City of Mebane. This link is maintained by the Human Resources Department and is updated as positions are released for publication by Department Directors.

Applications
A City of Mebane employment application and supporting documents must be filled out completely and submitted to Human Resources to be considered for employment. Resumes alone will not be accepted. Applicants may enclose a resume with the completed employment application if desired. Applications and supporting documents may be obtained from the City of Mebane Human Resources Department or downloaded directly from this site.

If you wish to print your application from this site, please click on the link below. The application forms are in .pdf format.

Note: Each form contained in an application packet must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Applicant Information Form must be submitted with your application.

Standard Employment Application Standard Employment Application
Applicant Information Form Applicant Information Form
 

Authorization & Release to Obtain Information

  Police Check Off List

Job Opportunities



Position: Firefighter

Salary: $35,137 - $43,921


General Statement of Duties: Performs firefighting work with a primary duty of operating fire apparatus and other equipment during emergency situations and combating fires.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class is responsible for general firefighting, rescue, emergency medical work, and driving vehicles to the fire scene or emergency medical work. Work also includes preparing the fire vehicle, lines and equipment for use by other firefighters. Work is often performed under stressful emergency conditions and frequently involves personal hazards. Work standards and procedures are generally established and understood; however considerable independence and judgment is required during fire calls and emergency calls. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Fire Lieutenant and/or the Fire Captain through observation and reports.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Receives and responds to fires and emergency calls.
  • Provides responses to emergency calls and administers life support techniques and procedures.
  • Participates in hazardous material response and prevention programs.
  • Responds to alarms and assists in the suppression of fire including rescue, entry, and ventilation and salvage work.
  • Rides fire apparatus to fire scene; connects hoses to hydrants and uses hoses to apply water or chemicals to fire; forces entry into burning structures and searches for and rescues occupants.
  • Provides pre-incident planning to area businesses and buildings.
  • Inspects, maintains, and makes minor repairs to the apparatus and loads to ensure the presence, cleanliness, and serviceability of necessary firefighting and emergency equipment, tools and supplies.
  • Performs testing and routine maintenance on vehicles; tests fire hydrants
  • Maintains, performs minor repairs and cleans assigned fire station quarters and grounds.
  • Presents programs and classes in schools.
  • Participates in training to assure proficiency in all firefighting techniques; trains for knowledge of all equipment and apparatus as well as their operations; conducts residential and business fire prevention inspections; inspects and prepares scale drawings and pre-plan firefighting strategies; maintains knowledge of sprinkled buildings and hydrant locations
  • Participates in routine maintenance and servicing of equipment including checking and filling self-contained breathing apparatus, washing and waxing trucks, checking batteries, checking fuel and oil levels, cleaning and drying hose, and inspecting hose and hose connections for damage and wear; sweeps, mops, paints, and washing windows of fire station
  • Checks and flushes city fire hydrants for flow and pressure
  • Conducts tours of the fire station
  • Performs related work as assigned
  • Employee will work twenty-four (24) hours per day rotating shifts (A, B, C).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of city geography, street locations, and hydrant locations
  • Knowledge of current firefighting practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the operation of and maintenance requirements of fire equipment, pumps, hose pressures and other aspects of operating one or more variations of fire trucks
  • Knowledge of firefighting hazards and related safety precautions
  • Ability to navigate to a fire scene with the shortest and most expedient route possible using knowledge of streets and GPS equipment
  • Ability to operate and maintain various motorized fire equipment; ability to determine hose size, pump pressures, and water flow rates required to use in specific fire fighting situations
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with members of the squad, company, station house, and the general public
  • Ability to present fire prevention/safety training to school age children through senior citizens
  • Ability to represent the city fire department in a positive manner
  • Skill in operating apparatus such as trucks, pumps, levers, hoses, radios, and other apparatus
  • Skill in using firefighting tools and equipment such as a pry bar, axe, hose, nozzles, air packs, fans, shovels, rakes, sledge hammers, jaws-of-life, defibrillator, engine trucks and others

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Physical requirements - Work in this position is heavy manual work requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to be the operator of a truck and other equipment.

Working conditions - Employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold. Employee is subject to noise, vibration, and hazards and physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to high heat, chemicals, subject to oils and greases, and may be exposed to blood when providing emergency medical services. Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin and is required to wear a respirator. Employee is frequently in close quarters and areas which could cause claustrophobia.

Education and Experience: Completion of high school or GED equivalency.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Hazardous Material Operations Certification
  • Firefighter II Certification
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification (preferred) or within one year.
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification (preferred)
  • North Carolina Class B Driver’s License (preferred)v
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800, 704

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Disclaimer: This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions section of this classification may vary from position to position and a more thorough description of these elements can be found in the employee’s Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ). The City reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.

Please mail, fax, or email an application, current resume, and cover letter to:
the Human Resources Department, City of Mebane, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane, NC 27302.

Closing date October 22, 2014. EOE.




Position: Firefighter Engineer

Salary: $36,893 - $46,117


Application Package: Eligible candidates must submit copies or proof of the following with the standard City application: Copy of college transcripts; NC Fire and Rescue Certifications; current NC OEMS EMT-Basic Certifications; and Fire/Rescue related classes completed.

General Statement of Duties: Performs firefighting work with a primary duty of operating fire apparatus and other equipment during emergency situations and combating fires.

Distinguishing Features of the Class: An employee in this class is responsible for safely driving and operating fire apparatus during emergency situations. Emphasis of the work is on equipment operation, determining water or retardant pressure rates for fire hoses, size of fire hoses required, and use of ladders, hand tools, and cutting tools. This employee is a Firefighter and retains the requirement to serve in the absence of a Fire Lieutenant since the position may work up or down the command structure as the need arises. The employee also responds to emergency medical calls, provides emergency medical services, participates in training classes, and cleans fire equipment and station house. Work standards and procedures are well established and understood; however, significant independence of action and judgment are required during a fire or emergency medical call. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a Fire Lieutenant or higher ranked officer and is reviewed through observation, reports, and discussion concerning and effectiveness of performance.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

  • Drives fire apparatus to and from fire scenes or emergency scene; connects pump to water source and hoses to the pump; calculates friction loss pumping water and maintains correct pressures for nozzles based on hose sizes and fire conditions; monitors radio transmission and relays messages as needed
  • Serves as fire officer until arrival of the officer-in-charge; takes charge at the scene of fire and assesses situation, determines method of suppression, makes first attack on the fire, and determines placement of the engine
  • Participates in post-fire operations of salvage and overhaul; covers furniture and fixtures, and participates in retrieving, cleaning, and replacing all equipment
  • Conducts fire prevention education demonstrating fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and help develop escape plans; attends lectures, studies manuals, participates in fire drills and learns modern fire suppression techniques to maintain and develop skills
  • Participates in training to assure proficiency in all firefighting techniques; trains for knowledge of all equipment and apparatus as well as their operations; conducts residential and business fire prevention inspections; inspects and prepares scale drawings and pre-plan firefighting strategies; maintains knowledge of sprinkled buildings and hydrant locations
  • Participates in routine maintenance and servicing of equipment including checking and filling self-contained breathing apparatus, washing and waxing trucks, checking batteries, checking fuel and oil levels, cleaning and drying hose, and inspecting hose and hose connections for damage and wear; sweeps, mops, paints, and washing windows of fire station
  • Checks and flushes city fire hydrants for flow and pressure
  • Conducts tours of the fire station
  • Performs related work as assigned
  • Employee will work twenty-four (24) hours per day rotating shifts (A, B, C).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of city geography, street locations, and hydrant locations
  • Knowledge of current firefighting practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of the operation of and maintenance requirements of fire equipment, pumps, hose pressures and other aspects of operating one or more variations of fire trucks
  • Knowledge of firefighting hazards and related safety precautions
  • Ability to navigate to a fire scene with the shortest and most expedient route possible using knowledge of streets and GPS equipment
  • Ability to operate and maintain various motorized fire equipment; ability to determine hose size, pump pressures, and water flow rates required to use in specific fire fighting situations
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with members of the squad, company, station house, and the general public
  • Ability to present fire prevention/safety training to school age children through senior citizens
  • Ability to represent the city fire department in a positive manner
  • Skill in operating apparatus such as trucks, pumps, levers, hoses, radios, and other apparatus
  • Skill in using firefighting tools and equipment such as a pry bar, axe, hose, nozzles, air packs, fans, shovels, rakes, sledge hammers, jaws-of-life, defibrillator, engine trucks and others

Physical requirements - Work in this position is heavy manual work requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to be the operator of a truck and other equipment.

Working conditions - Employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold. Employee is subject to noise, vibration, and hazards and physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to high heat, chemicals, subject to oils and greases, and may be exposed to blood when providing emergency medical services. Employee is subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin and is required to wear a respirator. Employee is frequently in close quarters and areas which could cause claustrophobia.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of high school or GED equivalency.
  • 2 years’ experience as a firefighter.
  • Certified in the operation of various fire equipment.

Special Requirements:

  • Meet or Exceed Requirements for Firefighter
  • North Carolina Class B Driver’s License
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification
  • Driver Operator – Pumps Certification
  • Driver Operator – Aerial Certification

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Disclaimer: This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions section of this classification may vary from position to position and a more thorough description of these elements can be found in the employee’s Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ). The City reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.

Please mail, fax, or email an application, current resume, and cover letter to:
the Human Resources Department, City of Mebane, 106 E. Washington St., Mebane, NC 27302.

Closing date October 22, 2014. EOE.



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