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Heavy Mobile Equipment Foreman

Heavy Mobile Equipment Foreman

Heavy Mobile Equipment Foreman

D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS)
Washington, DC 20003

Job details

Job Type

- Full-time

Job Summary

At D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS), Fleet Division our team members are the heart and soul of our company. We take pride in our equipment, our work, and our team. We respect and value our team members and the contributions they make toward our success. At DCFEMS, you will work in a respectful and safe environment where you are a member of the DC FEMS Fleet family. Many of our team members have experienced unparalleled growth opportunities, with many building lifelong careers within our company. The fleet division is looking for an individual who wants to be an integral part of making our organization stronger and more efficient. If you get a kick out of why something isn’t working and making it work, then DCFEMS might be just the right fit for you.

This position is located in the Apparatus Unit, Fleet Maintenance Division of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department (DCFEMS). The Foreman gives supervision directly to a staff of employees, consisting of Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic Leaders, Maintenance Works, and Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanics, who are engaged in the maintenance and repair of all heavy-duty mobile firefighting equipment, ambulances, and trucks equipment for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assigns and supervises the work of subordinate personnel. Coordinate shop floor activities with the parts room to include technical advice on parts, quantities of parts and supplies required, and special orders. Recommends and counsels subordinates in work methods and procedures, proper use of tools and equipment, safe practices, operation of new equipment, and safety regulations while keeping abreast of the latest developments in the trade.

Partakes in personnel matters. Manages and maintains records through the fleet FMIS system, provides reports, and reviews data on shop floor activities. Schedule all routine work. Initiates or participates in review and improvement of work methods. Works with staff to review automotive equipment to determine whether repair or replacement of parts is most practical, and inspects automotive equipment periodically to determine maintenance and replacement needs.

Qualifications and Education:

Ability to supervise

Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes schematic and technical drawings)

Ability To Use/Understand Tools and Equipment


License and Certification:

A commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required or must be obtained within eighteen (18) months from the date of appointment at the expense of the candidate/employee. If the incumbent does not obtain CDL within that period, the incumbent will be terminated. Must possess and maintain as a condition of employment, a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the proper endorsement to operate all departmental apparatus.

Per the requirements of;

SUBTITLE G. FEMS Apparatus Maintenance Sec. 3061. "Fire and Emergency Medical Services Apparatus Maintenance Requirements and Training Program Establishment Emergency Amendment Act of 2016".

Incumbent must; Comply with the certification and preventative maintenance requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1911. 2012 edition, or any subsequent edition; must obtain and keep current organizational and manufacturing training in accordance with National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1071. 2016 edition, or any subsequent edition.

This position will be assigned the duties of EVT III, M-l level 1 Supervisor and shall meet all the

requirements defined in Chapter 5, able to perform inspections, maintenance, repairs, diagnoses, and performance testing duties, as required by NFPA. These certifications must be obtained within (18) months of the hire date and subsequently to be kept current.

Work Conditions/Environment:

Works in a garage and office environment. A Garage environment may expose one to acids, fuels, and lubricants, which may prove irritating to the skin. Uses safety equipment such as safety glasses and safety shoes. Subject to discomfort caused by drafts, dust, and fumes. May be exposed to noise from cutting and hammering operations.

Primarily works inside and may work outside in all types of weather due to fire ground equipment involved.

Other Significant Facts

ASE certifications, and EVT M1 and M2 preferred

Knowledge of previous use of CCG FASTER, FMIS system, and prior experience maintaining fire apparatus equipment preferred.

2 or 4 year Degree or Technical School Degree preferred.

Tour of Duty: 6:00am-4:30pm & 1:30pm-Midnight

The incumbent will be assigned to a rotating and weekend shift, and subject to recall 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: MW-5803-11

Promotion Potential: None

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (MSS): At-will employment applies to the MSS. All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not a part of a collective bargaining unit.

Position Designation: This position is designated as a Safety Sensitive position and is subject to mandatory pre-employment and periodic Criminal Background Checks and Traffic Records Checks (as applicable). This position is also subject to mandatory pre-employment and random Drug and Alcohol Testing. In this position, you may be disqualified from employment based on the presence of marijuana in test results, even if you possess a medical card authorizing the use of medical marijuana.

Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes all eligible booster shots, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs in violation of EEO laws. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $69,368.00 - $95,076.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All customers are required to wear a mask. Vaccination required

Work Location: One location

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• Location: 38.877193:-77.00789

• Post ID: 21156883

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