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Supervisor, Protective Services, Fire / EMS


Middletown, Iowa (IA), US, 52638

Category:  Safety
Work Area:  Onsite
Requisition ID:  1634



About American Ordnance

At American Ordnance, we know the stakes and We do what we say! ® We’re the team working behind the scenes to make sure our nation’s front lines have safe, high-quality ammunition. As a trusted premier manufacturer of ammunition to the U.S. Military, some of our capabilities range from production of direct and indirect fire, warheads, to special projects and beyond. With more than 70 years of experience and Day & Zimmermann behind us, it’s no surprise that our teams consistently exceed expectations. Come join in on our purpose – We put people to work, we protect American freedoms, and we help our customers power and improve the world!

As the Lieutenant, Fire, here’s the work you’ll do:

  • Supervise and coordinate the emergency and non-emergency activities of the American Ordinance Fire Departments.
  • Direct responsibility for the operations of their assigned platoon. Incident Command and Unified Command including but not limited to fire, rescue extrication, hazmat, ambulance, and day to day non-emergency activities.
  • Accurately completes required reports, training (local and state), and assures that all records and personal observations are kept in the strictest confidence.
  • Recommend objectives and standards of performance for areas under their jurisdiction and forwards those recommendations to the Fire Chief for possible implementation. Assures and understands the necessity to continuously improve processes and systems under their control to meet both internal and external customer needs.
  • Establish effective employee morale and administers disciplinary action, coordinating with higher authority when appropriate.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness, care and efficient utilization, storage, and maintenance of all assigned AO and Government property.

This role is for you if you have these skills:

  • Language Skills and Strategic Thinking - Ability to read an interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Demonstrate skills to write routine reports and correspondence and have the ability to communicate with internal and external customers professionally and effectively.
  • Math Skills - Demonstrate and maintain ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Judgement - Demonstrate ability to handle multiple duties simultaneously as in Incident Command (IC) or Unified Command (UC) based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Communication and Organizational Skills - Demonstrate knowledge and competency in Word, Outlook, FireHouse, EMS Patient Report, and other applicable software programs.
  • Functional Tactics and Operational Support - Focused ability to functionally operate and be able to train firefighters to operate all fire, rescue, ambulance and hazmat equipment.

And if you have these qualifications:

  • High school diploma or (GED) required.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in firefighting and emergency patient care (ambulance)
  • Certifications: International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), National Professional Qualifications Board (NPQB) or Department of Defense (DOD) classifications of: Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, Driver Operator-Pumper, Fire Inspector I, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Minimum of EMT-B. If not already a Hazmat Technician, have one year to certify IAW (our in-house program). Hazardous Material Incident Commander, NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800.
  • Minimum of a Valid Class D Chauffeur driver's license
  • Ability to wear a Level A Hazmat suit w/adjunct equipment and pass our medical physical and physical agility requirements in AP&P 67
  • Ability to achieve required secret clearance as deemed necessary by the installation.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Great attitude and team player.
  • Successful completion of background screening process.

In compliance with this state’s pay transparency laws, the salary range for this role is $44,800 - $67,200. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. (The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements).

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We care about our employees and it shows!

Our staff receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical/Rx, dental and vision coverage; life, AD&D and disability insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); flexible spending accounts; 100% paid maternity leave for up to 12 weeks, parental leave, family leave, other paid time off; voluntary benefits and discount programs to meet our employees’ individual needs including pet insurance for our furry family members!
To ensure a safe work environment while meeting the physical demands of the job, you must be able to perform the following physical and mental tasks, with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Visual acuity (e.g., needed to prepare and analyze data, to transcribe documents, to view a computer, to read, to inspect objects, to operate machinery.
  • Balancing (e.g. maintaining equilibrium when walking, climbing, crouching, etc.)
  • Stooping (e.g. bending the spine at the waist)
  • Reaching (e.g. reaching the arms or legs in any direction)
  • Lifting motion or lifting objects more than 40 pounds
  • Walking
  • Repetitive motion of any part of the body
  • Kneeling, crouching or crawling
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g. picking, pinching, typing, or other working that uses fingers)
  • Grasping (e.g. use of hand to apply pressure)
  • Feeling (e.g. perceiving an object’s size, shape, texture, etc.)
  • Climbing (e.g. ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, pole, etc. using feet and legs and hands/arms to climb)
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Capacity to think, concentrate and focus for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to reason and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to write complex documents in the English language.
  • Capacity to express thoughts orally.
  • Ability to wear a mask, respirator, bullet proof vest, or other equipment.
  • Ability to regularly perform all job functions at Company’s office or worksite.
  • Ability to withstand environmental conditions (e.g. extreme heat or cold, grass, wind, sand, fumes, odors, gases, extreme noise, etc.)

Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity


American Ordnance, a Day & Zimmermann Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. Diversity, and Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity: American Ordnance is committed to maintaining an inclusive workforce, where employees are hired, retained, compensated and promoted based on their contributions to our Company. Our collective strength is rooted in over 110 years of diverse employees and businesses, commitment to success, and delivery on promises made. Federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status and disability status. American Ordnance is committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment in full compliance with these laws. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation in the application process, please email

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