Job Opening – Per Diem Station Keeper

Job Opening – Per Diem Station Keeper

POSITION: Station keeper – per diem (multiple positions)

The Jonesville Volunteer Fire district is looking for a highly motivated person to perform custodial services and maintain fire district buildings, vehicles, apparatus, grounds, and equipment on a per diem basis.  Reporting to the Station Manager the position requires good communication skills, the ability to manage several projects simultaneously, and flexibility with work hours when necessary.

Hours for this position are on an as needed basis and will vary based on need.  The salary for this position is between $20.00/hr. and $23.00/hr. Meal and break periods will be given as required by NYS and federal regulations based on the number of hours being worked.

Key Duties/Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs work under the general direction of the Station Manager.
  • Maintain Fire District buildings, vehicles, apparatus, grounds and equipment.
  • Mowing, landscaping, trimming of bushes and trees
  • Removal of snow and ice. Snow and ice removal may need to be done off hours in the event of a snowstorm.  Salting as needed.
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment
  • Custodial type services including but not limited to: mopping, vacuuming, washing, scrubbing, cleaning windows, floor buffing, carpet cleaning, garbage removal
  • Fire Apparatus and Equipment
    • Clean, fuel, maintain, perform daily truck/equipment checks
  • Perform minor apparatus/equipment repairs
  • Upon request, participate in community outreach events, i.e., fire prevention
  • All other duties as assigned by the Station Manager, Fire District Administrator, Board of fire Commissioners, and/or Fire Chief or his designee.
  • Within six (6) months of hire date, must be a qualified driver and pump operator on all District vehicles. (Training will be permitted on District time).

Examples of Work to be performed:

  • Mowing and trimming of lawns, pruning and mulching, rake and remove leaves/debris as necessary.
  • Removal of snow and ice by plow, snow blower and shovel as needed. Snow and ice removal to be done off hours when three (3”) inches of snow has fallen or at the direction of the District Administrator or the Board of Fire Commissioners.
  • Custodial type services including but not limited to: mopping, vacuuming, washing, scrubbing, cleaning windows, buffing, carpet cleaning, garbage removal.
  • Paint interior/exterior of buildings as needed; power wash exterior buildings as necessary.
  • Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of vehicles and equipment provided by the Board of Fire Commissioners to complete duties.
  • Assist in the coordination of fire apparatus and equipment. Clean, fuel, maintain and transport apparatus and equipment as necessary.
  • Assist in coordination of various equipment testing (i.e. hose, ladder, pump).

Required Skills/Attributes:

  • Basic knowledge and abilities to perform general maintenance, and the ability to maintain and use hand and power tools.
  • Preference given to an Active Interior Firefighter in a NYS Volunteer Fire Department
  • Preference given to individual holding current Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) certification.
  • Pass District physical, drug screen, and background check
  • Able to lift objects weighing 70 lbs.
  • Willingness to respond for facilities and maintenance emergencies and snow removal as needed.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid NYS Driver’s license, with a good driving record.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to the Commissioners of the Jonesville Fire District at or  For questions, please contact Ken Graves @ (518)376-1582 and leave a message.  We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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