Fire Captain

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Operations - All Open Positions
Regular Full-Time


This position is for a Fire Captain for the Hawthorne Army Depot located in Hawthorne NV. We would like to invite you to Google information about Hawthorne and Hawthorne Army Depot. Below you will find a few facts that I have listed for your convenience.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot is the largest ammunition storage facility in the world.
  • SOC Nevada LLC does not deploy overseas.
  • Hawthorne Nevada is a one mile square town with a population of about 3,500 people.
  • The nearest major shopping facility (Walmart) is about 75 miles away in Fallon Nevada.
  • The closest major city (Reno NV) is located about 2.5 driving hours away.
  • Las Vegas Nevada is located about 5 driving hours away.
  • Our climate compares to that of Afghanistan (dry desert) but the temperatures are not as extreme.

There are many opportunities in our area for outdoor recreation. Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes Ski Resort, and many back-roads for hiking, biking, fishing, ATV/UTV travel are a few of the amenities right out our back door. Hawthorne is a patriotic and peaceful town.


If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at the information below. Our office hours are 6:30 Am to 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)  Monday-Thursday.


Mary Jacobsen, HR Specialist

Phone: 775-945-7478

Fax: 775-945-7659





Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Fire Chief, the Captain will serve as the Entry Team Officer at all emergency incidents that may occur as a result of natural forces, major accidents, fire or explosions, oil and hazardous materials spills, and/or accidents occurring in confined spaces. Ensure compliance with Company and governmental guidelines and regulations pertaining to the responsibilities of this position. Customarily directs the work of two (2) or more employees. Has the authority to recommend hiring, firing, promotion, and change of status of employees. Work requires the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. Perform other duties of the same or lower level of difficulty as assigned. May be assigned occasional duties of a higher level than those listed above. The duties of this classification may overlap duties performed by employees of other classifications. Maintain high ethical standards, overall values of the business, and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct to include cooperating during Company investigations; treat all individuals fairly and with respect.


Work with the Assistant Chief to plan and develop policies and establish goals for the Platoon. Primarily responsible for the supervision of one Fire Station and its assigned apparatus.


Ensure that all firefighting, hazmat, and rescue equipment is tested, repaired, inspected, and maintained. Ensure the inspection, testing, and preventive maintenance of all hydrants, fire alarm boxes, sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, as assigned. Inspects depot facilities, in coordination with the fire Inspector


Instructor for all phases of emergency response, such as fire fighting, hazmat response, confined space rescue, etc.; Fire Prevention procedures to be used during company building inspections.


Responds to all emergencies on the Depot with assigned engine company. When first to arrive, shall assume command until relieved by a senior Fire Officer. Act as the Fire Department Entry Team Officer at all emergencies.


Assume duties of Assistant Fire Chief when assigned, including Fire Department operations, records management, and reports preparation.


Responsible for reporting potential real environmental concerns to the Environmental Service


EDUCATION:  High school graduate with State of Nevada Firefighter I and II certification. Technical Fire Protection/Prevention training highly desirable.


EXPERIENCE:  Two (2) years experience as a Firefighter with broad knowledge of Fire Protection/Prevention. A good working knowledge of the care, operation, and maintenance of all fire equipment is essential. A thorough knowledge of the Hawthorne Army Depot (HWAD) layout is essential.


CERTIFICATIONS:  Must possess and maintain a valid State of Nevada or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Must be able to obtain and maintain NIMS 300 & 400 certification.


LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS:  Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid State of Nevada, Class B CDL driver's license with "F" endorsement.


EOE AAF M/F/V/Disability

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