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"Municipal Fire Fighter"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Abilities Needed for: "Municipal Fire Fighter"

1) Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.


2) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


3) Flexibility of Closure -- The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.


4) Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.


5) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


6) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


7) Spatial Orientation -- The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.


8) Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.


9) Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.


10) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


11) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


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12) Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.


13) Gross Body Coordination -- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.


14) Dynamic Strength -- The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.


15) Trunk Strength -- The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.


16) Stamina -- The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.


17) Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.


18) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


19) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.


20) Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance.


21) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


22) Speed of Limb Movement -- The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.


23) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


24) Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.


25) Gross Body Equilibrium -- The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.


26) Explosive Strength -- The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.


27) Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.


28) Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.


29) Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.


30) Auditory Attention -- The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.


31) Perceptual Speed -- The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.


Job Description for "Municipal Fire Fighter" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Municipal Fire Fighter"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-S-E        SOC:  33-2011.01


 

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