Job Analysis Firefighters

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CERTIFICATE OF ORIGINALITY: I certify that the attached paper, which was produced for the class identified above, is my original work and has not previously been submitted by me or by anyone else for any class. I further declare that I have cited all sources from which I used language, ideas and information, whether quoted verbatim or paraphrased, and that any and all assistance of any kind, which I received while producing this paper, has been acknowledged in the References section. This paper includes no trademarked material, logos, or images from the Internet, which I do not have written permission to include. I further agree that my name typed on the line below is intended to have, and shall have the same validity as my handwritten signature.Student's signature (name typed here is equivalent to a signature): Andrea Manor, Cindy Delgado-Guzman, GayNell Kreykenbohm, Samantha Bagley, Yvette ShipleyJob AnalysisMany factors are taken into consideration when an individual applies for a job, both from a personal and organizational perspective. The purpose of a job analysis involves many factors to help ensure the expectations for the job requirements and attributes needed are defined. When examining different employment opportunities an exact job analysis may be more crucial, such as in human services and that of a firefighter. Conducting a job analysis and using psychological testing the job of a firefighter and expectations for applicants become well defined. Once the testing is complete and presented in real world situations the results of the study may be applied and a decision made regarding what kind of individual is best for the position and if the job analysis was conducted effectively.AnalysisThe job of a firefighter is not easy; it takes a special person to perform what is required. The job analysis for the position of a firefighter is extensive. Anyone who is thinking about applying to become a firefighter will need to know exactly what is required physically and mentally, along with additional required skills. The physical ability of a firefighter involves someone who is able to drag a dry or charged hose, remove victims from structures, carry and removal of ladders, climb stairs with the hose, crawl searching for victims, and climb the stairs with air bottles and hose hoist along with many other duties.A firefighter must also have knowledge on how to repair or do maintenance on equipment and tools, use and operate equipment, problem solving, analysis, and decision-making related to fire technology and science. A firefighter spends much time in the firehouse with other firefighters, sometimes for days at a time. For this reason, a firefighter's work styles need to be assessed along with work skills. According to Firefighter Selection, Inc. (n.d.), the work styles involve individuals having traits, which allow for relationships to be maintained closely in both internal and external work environments. Some of the work style traits required...

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