Battalion Chief Job Description Sample
Fire Marshal Battalion Chief
The City of Roanoke is seeking a Fire-EMS Battalion Chief - Fire Marshal for the Fire-EMS Department. This position performs difficult protective services and responsible administrative work in the Fire Marshal's Office/ Support Services Division.
Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plans, supervises and implements the fire inspection, fire code enforcement programs and other fire preventive initiatives of the City
Enforces the Statewide Fire Prevention Code as adopted by City Council
Reviews inspection and investigation reports and correspondence
Conducts training, monitors progress, evaluates, encourages professional development for subordinates; Ensures maintenance of training records including documentation of training hours, classes taken, hours needed to maintain certification; Maintains training needed to hold certification according to NFPA 1031 Certified Fire Code Inspector and NFPA 1033 Certified Fire Origin and Cause Investigator standards.
Plans, coordinates and may carry out routine and special inspections for fire prevention
Enforces fire lanes, issues summonses, serves warrants and makes arrests for violation(s) of or non-compliance with fire prevention code(s) and testifies in court regarding such matters
Prepares and monitors the budget for the Fire Prevention Division
Supervises and participates in the investigation of the causes of fire
Serves as the department's liaison with the Western Virginia Water Authority and the City's Building, Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement departments.
Responds to inquiries from the public regarding fire prevention practices
Plans and supervises fire investigation program; insures coordination with police authority
Participates with law enforcement personnel and insurance agencies in the preparation of arson cases for successful prosecution
Subject to 24 hour call back and responds to emergency incidents.
Assists in the work of extinguishing fires and/or related EMS operations related to incident
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises personnel assigned to Fire-Prevention Division. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; Appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associate's degree or equivalent from two year college or technical school in Fire Science, Business or Public Administration; five to ten years related experience and/or training in the delivery of fire/ems services; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Possession of a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must possess or be eligible to obtain the Fire Official certification through the Commonwealth of Virginia, State Board of Housing and Community Department.
Possession of current NFPA 1031 and 1033 certification. Considered an expert witness in the field of fire safety and fire/arson investigation for the Juvenile, General District and Circuit Courts.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including 24 hour on-call.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles.
The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A job description defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilities of all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and does not necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in a classification.
Fire Battalion Chief
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Benefits Supplemental Questions
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT CITY OF CAPE CORAL EMPLOYEES ONLY.
Under the general supervision of their respective Fire Division Chief, assists and directs the day to day activities of assigned division, groups or functions within the department. Employees in this classification must be able to perform all activities of a "certified firefighter" as described in the Certified Firefighter job description, general statement of job. Responsible for the activities of those individuals or functions assigned under their command. May be required to act in the absence of their respective Fire Division Chief. Assignments are carried out in accordance with established policy and procedures; however, the employee works with a high degree of independence in the conduct of ordinary department functions and in meeting such emergencies, assignments, or special situations as they occur while on duty. Incumbents may be required to perform lifesaving rescue techniques as part of a fire rescue operation or as part as of other emergency operations. Duties include an element of personal danger and incumbents must be capable of functioning as an integral part of a work unit to ensure the safe and efficient performance of duties. This position is considered a full-time firefighter in accordance with FS 633.35. Performs related work as required.
Individual(s) assigned to this classification must report to work per their assigned schedule, which may include nights, weekends and holidays.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Administers the day-to-day operations management of personnel or other programs as assigned.
Oversees personnel, programs or function for consistency in decision.
Reviews, sorts, delivers, picks up, and completes daily work assignments including necessary reports.
Assists Fire Division Chief, Deputy Fire Chief or Fire Chief in preparation & implementation of policies, procedures, budgets, and disciplinary measures.
Coordinates special assignments, projects or related duties as assigned by superiors, exemplified by communications, master planning, S.O.P's, S.O.G's, training committees, station and equipment cleaning schedules, etc. Ensures the communication section functions are in compliance with procedures and protocols.
Serves as liaison between shifts or work groups and Fire Division Chief.
Supervises the completion of payroll forms for those under their command.
Evaluates subordinates' performance.
Makes necessary transfers or assignments of resources including equipment and personnel for the efficient and effective completion of duties and responsibilities.
Responds to emergencies and other Fire Department related emergencies or activities as assigned or directed.
Performs the duties of the Department's Incident Safety Officer or Incident Command at any emergency scene where this function is needed and assigned.
Recommends, develops, administers, conducts and reviews training at all levels as assigned.
Attends instruction sessions in firefighting methods, equipment operation, rescue procedures, hazardous materials mitigation, and related subjects, and participates in drills and classes in these and other areas.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience
- Associate's degree plus 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university with course work emphasis in Fire Science, Business or Administration, or closely related field. Education requirements shall be obtained by June 1, 2020. Must be currently in the position of Fire Lieutenant with the Cape Coral Fire Department.
Licenses or Certifications
A valid State driver's license, and obtain a valid Florida driver's license within thirty (30) days of hire or promotion.
Possess a valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic Certification.
Possess a valid State of Florida Fire Officer I Certification.
Required to have or obtain within eighteen (18) months: State of Florida Fire Instructor I, S-330 (Task Force Strike Team Leader) or equivalent, Florida Incident Safety Officer or equivalent and National Fire Academy coursework or programs as determined by the Fire Chief.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with course work emphasis in Fire Science, Business or Administration, or closely related field.
ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Firefighting methods, fire prevention and basic mechanical and operating principles involved in the operation and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
Geography of the City and surrounding areas, including the location of streets, hydrants, and major fire hazards.
Operations and maintenance of various types of apparatus and equipment used by the Fire Department.
Modern methods, principles, techniques, and practices of firefighting.
Occupational hazards of firefighting, and necessary safety precautions, i.e., blinding atmospheres, asphyxiating gases, explosive mixtures, falling walls, superheated air, weakened rafters, and overloaded floors.
Federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances as they relate to Emergency Management, Fire Administration, Prevention, Operations, Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Incidents.
Local, state and federal laws and regulations governing employment and contract negotiations.
Principles and practices of effective management, organizational structures, administration, and leadership.
Employment regulations, personnel administration, labor contract administration, and fiscal responsibility to include strategic planning, budgeting, delegating, problem-solving, listening, and analyzing information.
Municipal organization and function.
Research methods and techniques and methods of presentation and market methods.
Modern office support functions.
Report and record maintenance principles and techniques.
Business English, grammar, punctuation and spelling; the application of such to a variety of formats and styles, and editing principles and techniques.
Utilizing appropriate department fire equipment.
Care and safe operation of a variety of fire equipment and chemicals.
Operation of motorized vehicles under adverse conditions.
Public speaking and public relations.
Leadership development, management practices, and supervisory techniques.
Written and verbal communications for effective expression, and clarity, to include formal presentations and negotiations.
Operation of various computer or other electronic devices and applications used, i.e., word processors, spreadsheet programs, and databases.
Organization, prioritization, and time management.
Analysis and interpretation of data and information.
Developing and implementing effective projects and plans.
Perform the essential functions of a firefighter at emergency incidents within the scope of the current edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.
Assist in lifting and/or moving heavy objects or persons in the course of fire rescue, and physically restrain persons in the course of fire activities.
Analyze dangerous situations rapidly and accurately and to adopt, with or without supervision, quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
Acquire considerable competence in operating a wide variety of mechanical devices, tools, and equipment used in combating fires.
Recall facts and conditions observed while under severe physical and emotional stress.
Recognize operating faults and defects, and take initial precautionary measures.
Work prolonged periods of time in complex combinations of extreme weather conditions, extreme and sudden change of temperature, panic inducing atmospheres, blindness in unknown surroundings, and unnatural atmospheres.
Convey a sense of authority and influence.
Understand and manage highly complex, diverse projects or programs; and balance multiple assignments.
Assemble, organize and present, in written and oral form, statistical, financial or factual information derived from a variety of sources.
Learn City Charter, Citywide administrative regulations, applicable Citywide departmental policies, Personnel Ordinance, Collective Bargaining Agreements and other regulatory documents as required to complete tasks and assignments.
Relate and respond to people beyond giving and receiving instructions, to include applying consistent courtesy and tact in considerable public contact and/or confrontational situations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, support staff, staff from other departments and other local, state and federal government agencies.
Assign and review the work of subordinate employees and to provide effective leadership at all times.
Adapt to performing under frequent deadlines, re-prioritization of tasks and assignments, and in response to emergencies.
Apply sound judgment and interpretation based on acquired knowledge in circumstances where limited standardization exists.
Read and interpret various technical materials, ranging from moderate to complex terminology, associated with job functions.
Understand and perform advanced mathematical skills, i.e., formulas, graphs, and charting principles.
Create and maintain spreadsheets with moderate to complex formulas and graphs, presentations, and databases.
Exercise high level of discretion due to the sensitive and confidential nature of information processed.
Perform duties independently with minimal supervision and review with emphasis in achieving results on City initiatives.
Analyze and interpret problems, and draw conclusions.
MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED:
WORK ENVIRONMENT/ CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Tasks are performed inside and outside, subject to weather conditions and uneven terrain, and risk of exposure to toxic agents/chemicals, pathogens, and smoke.
The position involves very heavy physical demands, such as in Fire, wearing personal protective ensemble and SCBA, searching, finding, and rescue-dragging or carrying victims ranging from newborns to adults weighing over 200 lbs. (90 kg) to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility; and in Police exerting over 150 lbs. of force occasionally, which may include wearing body armor, equipment and/or SCBA, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, climbing, stooping, unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of heavy objects over 50 pounds and occasionally heavier objects as required to perform duties of the job. Requires excellent eye/hand/foot coordination for operating standard and specialized public safety equipment.
Requires the ability to speak, hear (perceive sound) and/or signal people to convey and exchange information; differentiate between colors or shades of color and smells; read a variety of materials, at times complex; apply principles of rational problem-solving; record and deliver information, explain procedures, issue and follow oral and written instructions; and communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English.
Fire Battalion Chief
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
The City is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the position of Fire Battalion Chief.
Below are links to the Police Supervisors Committee MOU and the City FD Career Development Guide.
PSC MOU - http://www.cityofslt.us/DocumentCenter/View/10125
SLT Fire Career Development Guide - http://www.cityofslt.us/DocumentCenter/View/6021
All candidates must apply through NEOGOV at www.cityofslt.us. The recruitment is scheduled to close on July 31, 2018, however, the recruitment will stay open until at least 3 qualified candidates have applied. Resumes may be attached to the online application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a City NEOGOV online application.
Copies of the following required documents must be attached online to your online application before submission of your online application (failure to attach all required listed documents will result in disqualification). If you need assistance completing your application or attaching documents, contact City Human Resources at 530.542.6050.
- California Class C FF Exempt or Class A or Class B Commercial driver's license, or equivalent is required and must be attached to the application.
- Possession of a Chief Fire Officer (National) of CFSTES Chief Officer (State) Certificate is required and must be attached to the application.
- Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate is required and must be attached to the application.
Testing process and exam date – will be determined by the number of qualified candidates.
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under administrative direction of the Fire Chief, the Fire Battalion Chief is responsible for the management of one of the fire department shift battalions and one significant administrative assignment including; directing and supervising the emergency and nonemergency work activities of shift personnel; interacting and coordinating activities with local and regional public safety agencies; working with the City on projects and assignments as assigned in coordination with other City management and supervisory staff.
The Fire Battalion Chief is considered a Division Manager with responsibility for the management of a shift and/or Fire Division that includes several line areas/sections or functional work groups of significant depth and complexity. Responsibilities include overall administration and implementation of a Division including development of Division objectives and design and implementation of supporting units, programs, processes, policies, and/or procedures to successfully achieve those objectives. Incumbents at this level exercise discretion in applying general goals and policy statements and in resolving organizational and service delivery problems. Incumbents organize and direct the work of subordinate staff, assume significant responsibility for a variety of personnel activities in such areas as selection, training, motivation, and disciplinary actions, and assume significant responsibility for the preparation and administration of the assigned budget.
Examples of Duties:The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Schedules and supervises the daily assignments of department personnel including training, fire prevention inspections, equipment checks, station and grounds maintenance.
Communicates regularly with company personnel; providing leader's intent and necessary guidance regarding department initiatives, emergency response services, fire company operations, policies and procedures, and the resolution of operational issues and concerns.
Provides feedback to the management team from company personnel to identify issues and concerns and communicates potential solutions.
Coordinates activities with the management team, striving for consistency and efficiency throughout the organization.
Acts as incident commander at emergency scenes, prepares follow-up incident reports and investigations as required. Ensures determination of cause and origin of fire incidents procedures are followed.
Insures supervised personnel are in compliance with City Fire training program requirements; coordinates multi-company/battalion training and drills; instructs and supervises Captains and line personnel in the performance of their assigned duties and in proper methods and procedures of fire suppression work; conducts battalion drill evaluations determining special training needs; coordinates with the Training Division processes to meet identified training needs.
Prepares various administrative reports and maintains records related to daily incidents, engine company training, fire prevention inspection and equipment and grounds maintenance.
Provides input and recommendations and ensures company compliance with the Operation, Training, Fire Prevention and Emergency Medical Services programs.
Prepares and submits budget requests for assigned stations, estimates future needs in terms of personnel, equipment, supplies and space; plans the implementation of the City maintenance and safety inspection program for fire stations and equipment; reviews and approves or alters budget requests from sub-units within assigned battalion budgeting process.
Assumes responsibility for the overall operation of the department during the absence of the Fire Chief.
Supervises and conducts testing of departmental apparatus and the testing and maintenance programs for department hose and city hydrants.
Participates in recommending the appointment of personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures; recommends employee terminations. Assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel; monitors effective use of assigned personnel and recommends modification of staffing patterns based on consideration of mandated services, workload demand and good organizational planning; performs performance evaluations of supervised personnel.
Investigates accidents and complaints and ensures adherence to department and city policies and procedures as well as performance standards.
Provides liaison with other agencies as necessary; prepares presentation and speaks before City management, civic, business, and educational groups; acts as contact for media and the public as needed.
Sets example to department personnel regarding safety, efficiency, morale, ethics, and discipline.
Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Principles and practices of modern municipal fire management including incident command systems fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical techniques.
Modern personnel practice, rules and regulations, and contract administration.
Operation and maintenance of fire fighting and rescue equipment.
Laws, codes, ordinances and regulations affecting fire prevention, suppression and emergency rescue activities.
South Lake Tahoe street system and geographical layout.
Assume effective command at fire and emergency scenes; suppress fires and respond to emergency situations.
Educate staff and the public regarding fire prevention.
Enforce relevant codes, rules, regulations, and laws.
Effectively and efficiently run a shift.
Supervise, train, evaluate performance, and effect change of employees on an assigned shift.
Attend and participate constructively in meetings, core team and planning sessions.
Keep accurate and complete records.
Monitor and control shift expenditures.
Use a personal computer to carry out departmental business.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Fire Administration or related fields from an accredited college or university with major course work in Fire Technology, Business Administration, Fire Science, or a related field. A Masters degree in Public Administration or related field is desirable.
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a fire department including two years of responsible administrative and supervisory experience at the Fire Captain level.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a California Class C FF Exempt or Class A or Class B Commercial driver's license, or equivalent.
Possession of a Chief Fire Officer (National) of CFSTES Chief Officer (State) Certificate.
Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.
Possession of, or ability to obtain a California Chief Officer Certificate.
Possession of Executive Fire Officer Certification from the National Fire Academy or equivalent is desirable.
Supplemental Information:The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Standard office setting with some travel to various locations to attend meetings or respond to emergency scenes, disasters, or critical incidents; the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and wet and/or humid conditions; occasionally works in high, precarious places; occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, the noise level is occasionally very loud due to sirens, etc; wear protective apparel including goggles, face protector, aprons, safety shoes, and self contained breathing apparatus; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; regularly push, pull, lift, and/or carry light to moderate weights; frequently lift and/or move moderate to heavy weights; occasionally lift and/or move heavy weights; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; requires a sense of touch, finger dexterity, and gripping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; ability to operate and use specialized vehicles and equipment.
Vision: See within the normal range of vision with or without correction; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Fire Battalion Chief
SALARY: The salary indicated for this position corresponds with a 56 hour average duty week.
This promotional opportunity is open to current qualified Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) employees.
(These duties are intended to be representative sample of the duties performed by the class.)
Directs a firefighting force comprised of regular full-time and/or volunteer personnel engaged in a variety of structural, aircraft, and wildland fires, hazardous materials incidents, terrorism incidents, natural and man-made disasters, or other emergencies; as the senior officer on the scene, determines the method of abating the emergency and the need for additional fire personnel and equipment; may put additional employees and equipment on standby duty during hazardous operations.
Directs training and drills on an assigned shift; instructs subordinate staff in the performance of their assigned duties and in the proper methods and procedures of emergency and fire suppression work; interprets policies and procedures; recommends changes in operating policies; plans, assigns, and supervises the work of staff; evaluates performance and takes disciplinary action where appropriate.
Performs specialized assignments requiring considerable public and other outside contact along with technical and administrative skills; reads and evaluates technical reports; conducts special studies; and confers with superiors in coordinating programs with other divisions, departments, and agencies of the County.
Prepares and submits battalion or section budget requests, estimates future needs in terms of personnel, equipment, supplies, and space; reviews and approves or alters budget requests from subunits within assigned battalion or section; consults with superiors on priorities and availability of funding.
Represents the department in meetings and makes formal presentations on behalf of the department.
May plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the work of a major support section; assigns duties and responsibilities, evaluates subordinates' performance, recommends compensation, and takes disciplinary actions; interprets departmental policy to subordinates.
For a detailed description of the position and a detailed list of duties, see the classification specification at www.ocfa.org.
EXPERIENCE (Required at time of application):
Candidates must possess all of the following:
At least five (5) years of full-time experience as a Fire Captain with OCFA, a successor fire department, or other California local government fire department
At least two (2) years of full-time experience as a Fire Captain with OCFA
Current employment as a Fire Captain with OCFA
EDUCATION/TRAINING (Required at time of application):
- ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
- ICS-400 Advanced ICS
- IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- IS-800 National Response Framework
- AR-330 or AH-330 Strike Team/Task Force Leader All Hazards
- S-231 Engine Boss (Single Source)
- S-234 Ignition Operations or S-219 Firing Operations
- S-270 Basic Air Operations
- S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
- RT-130 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher Training
- Standard or higher rating on last two (2) annual performance reviews
- Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver License and acceptable driving record
HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree or higher with coursework in Fire Administration, Public Administration, or related field
Chief Officer Certification from California State Fire Training
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability: These requirements are detailed in the classification specification, which is available for review at www.ocfa.org
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING CONDITIONS:
These requirements are detailed in the classification specification, which is available for review at www.ocfa.org
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
This recruitment and selection procedure will be held in accordance with the OCFA's Selection Rules and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the OCFA and the Orange County Fire Authority Chief Officers Association, both of which are available in the Human Resources Department.
Application Review: Candidates must complete an online application at ocfa.org. The deadline to submit an online application, required certifications, license and resume (required) is noon on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Human Resources reviews all applications to identify the qualified candidates to be referred to the next step of the selection process.
Written Examination: The Written Examination is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
The written examination consists of information contained in the following materials:
- Progressive Discipline Guide
- August 2017
Best Practices in Personnel Management
OCFA Standard Operating Procedures
OCFA General Orders
Orange County Fire Services Operational Area Annex
Note: The following link has been created to provide applicants with the BC Study Material.
Oral Interview: The Oral Interviews are scheduled for Monday, August 27
- August 31, 2018
Assessment Center: The Assessment Center is scheduled for Monday, September 10 - Friday, September 14, 2018 and will be comprised of five (5) components:
Employee Relations Simulator
Fire Battalion Chief Academy: The Fire Battalion Chief Academy is scheduled Monday, September 24 - October 4, 2018.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- July 31, 2018 at noon.
- Last Day to Submit Online Application, Required Certificates, and Resume
August 14, 2018 - Written Examination
August 27 - 31, 2018 - Oral Interview
September 10 - 14, 2018
- Assessment Center
- September 24 - October 4, 2018 - Fire Battalion Chief Academy
The dates listed above are subject to change based on organizational needs.
WEIGHTS FOR SELECTION COMPONENTS:
The minimum passing score for this selection component is 80%. All candidates who achieve 80% or greater on the written exam will be invited to the oral interview. Candidates' final overall selection component score will include 10% of their written exam score.
The minimum passing score for this selection component is 80%. All candidates who achieve 80% or greater on the oral interview will be invited to the assessment center, Candidates' final overall selection component score will include 25% of their oral interview score.
Assessment Center: - 65%
Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 80% on each component of the assessment center to be placed on the ranked Eligibility List. Candidates' final overall selection component score will include 65% of their assessment center score.
- Tactical Simulator
- Dynamic Simulator
- Employee Relations Simulator
- Writing Exercise
- Presentation Exercise
The eligibility list will be established in rank order and promotions will occur in rank order. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a period of one (1) year from the date of establishment and may be extended up to one (1) additional year.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATION:
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for the purpose of testing should contact Duke Steppe, Senior Human Resources Analyst at (714) 573-6807 or email@example.com at least 72 hours prior to the need for the accommodation.
CHANGE IN SCHEDULING/ SELECTION PROCESS:
If there is a change in the scheduling or selection process, Human Resources will notify all affected candidates.
All questions regarding this recruitment should be addressed to Duke Steppe, Senior Human Resources Analyst at (714) 573-6807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without prior notice.
Jrtc LTP Infantry And/Or Armor Battalion Coaches
Works under the direction of the LTP Senior Brigade Coach. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert in US Army operations at the maneuver battalion task force level (infantry or armor) with emphasis on developing sound tactical plans consistent with the Brigade Combat Team commander's orders and intent.
Acts as lead facilitator assisting US Army battalion task force commanders and their staffs in a 6 – 8 day guided staff planning exercise designed to refine the unit's internal planning procedures. Provides the battalion commander and staff with doctrinally-correct and timely "best practice" feedback throughout this period in order to improve unit planning, coordination, integration, and synchronization skills. Work is performed primarily in a classroom environment but, on occasion, may be performed in a tactical field environment.
Conducts reviews and provides comments on US Army and Joint doctrinal publications as directed. Must be able to work non-standard schedules based on mission requirements that include extended hours and/or weekends. Must be able to travel unassisted to CONUS and OCONUS locations.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office programs of Word and Power Point. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.
Jrtc LTP Infantry/Armor Battalion Coach
Works under the direction of the LTP Senior Brigade Coach. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert in US Army operations at the brigade combat team headquarters level (infantry or armor) with emphasis on developing sound tactical plans consistent with the Brigade Combat Team commander's orders and intent.
Acts as lead facilitator assisting US Army battalion task force commanders and their staffs in a 6 – 8 day guided staff planning exercise designed to refine the unit's internal planning procedures. Provides the brigade commander and staff with doctrinally-correct and timely "best practice" feedback throughout this period in order to improve unit planning, coordination, integration, and synchronization skills. Work is performed primarily in a classroom environment but, on occasion, may be performed in a tactical field environment.
Conducts reviews and provides comments on US Army and Joint doctrinal publications as directed. Must be able to work non-standard schedules based on mission requirements that include extended hours and/or weekends. Must be able to travel unassisted to CONUS and OCONUS locations.
Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office programs of Word and Power Point. Serves as LTP Deputy Brigade Coach, performing duties as the principal in his absence. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.
Brigade Engineer Battalion (Beb) Assistant Analyst, Regular Schedule Part Time (Rspt)
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of assigned projects in accordance with contract and corporate requirements.
Must be able to function in a high OPTEMPO environment receiving, collecting and analyzing data via radio communications, pertaining to U.S. Army engineer operations.
Effectively input data and reports into assigned computer systems in a timely manner, ensuring that all data points are addressed and accurate.
Receive and collect data and format same using MS PowerPoint and other multi-media applications to facilitate a learning objective.
Communicate effectively over assigned radio using proper military communication procedures.
Articulate military style writing when transcribing radio communications into written reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED.
Five years Active Duty or Reserve experience commensurate with the position.
Proficient in MS Office programs and functional computer skills.
Graduation from Officer Basic, Advance Course, Advance NCO Course, or Battle Staff Course preferred.
Must be able to travel unaccompanied to continental US and foreign locations.
Must be U.S Citizen.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with employees and management team.
Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
Ability to coordinate several activities at once, quickly analyzes and resolves specific problems, and copes with deadlines effectively.
Adapt to changes in the work environment and manage competing demands while maintaining a professional demeanor.
This position will be subject to random drug screening.
May need to pass a background check.
Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 10 pounds. Frequently uses hands/fingers for handling and working with small objects. Must be able to see up close and distinguish colors and patterns. It is Katmai's philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
Work is performed in an office environment the majority of the time. Long hours may be needed by project demand.
Regular Schedule Part Time (RSPT). Ability to work shift work with extended hours, up to 12 hours per shift. May be required to work additional hours as needed to complete assignment or project.
Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003 - 2(i).
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on the company website, http://www.katmaicorp.com/main-career We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.
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World Class Opposing Force (Wcopfor) Chief Mctp
Provide support services for the replication of a free thinking, near-peer competitor in a hybrid threat environment for MCTP Operations Group X-Ray (OPSGRP-X), World Class Opposing Force (WCOPFOR). Responsible for portraying an Operational Strategic Command (OSC), operating under the doctrine outlined in Training Circular (TC) 7-100 series of manuals describing the hybrid threat. The WCOPFOR operates at the operational level for simulation command post exercises to train functional and multi-functional Brigades, Joint Special Operations Task Forces (JSOTFs),; Theater Support Commands/Expeditionary Sustainment Commands and Division and Corps headquarters during Warfighter and Mission Rehearsal Exercises. Provide directed support services to the WCOPFOR Commander and OPSGRP-X Commander (Supreme High Commander) in: the planning, execution and post exercise activities, ensure OPFOR threat characteristics conform to the guidance of the TRADOC G2 and collect and analysis events to support the WCOPFOR portion of the training unit's AAR ,manage the efforts of military analysts in the development of the OPFOR Supreme High Command OPORD, the Operational Strategic Command OPORD and FRAGOs, and the replicating of the opposing force command posts and work cells, and maintain significant event journals to support AARs, coordinate with other MCTP division and Army Cyber Command's World Class Cyber OPFOR in the development of the scenario and the operational environment. As Team Chief responsible for the daily operations; training and professional development of assigned military analysts. Ultimately, responsible for ensuring a seamless and accurate simulation exercise to achieve unit training and learning objectives.
Bachelors Degree in a related technical or military discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work/military experience. Intermediate Level Education (MEL4) graduate or equivalent military school.
10-15 years of related experience supporting military operations.
20 years U.S military service as a senior Non-commissioned, Chief Warrant Officer or Commissioned Officer, at least two (2) years of experience in planning, designing, configuration, and executing large scale computer simulation exercises.
Experienced in conducting AARs at the General Officer level
Knowledgeable in Training Circular (TC) 7-100 series of manuals
Deployment experience: OEF, OIF, OND, highly desirable School of Advance Military Studies (SAMs) graduate or equivalent.
- Previous Battalion or Higher Commander/CSM (or similar) experience, highly desirable to be retired colonel (O-6) equivalent or a
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
- Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
Fire Chief - City of Austin, TX
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About Austin, Texas
This vibrant and dynamic city tops numerous lists for business, entertainment, and quality of life. One of the country's most popular, high-profile, and "green" cities, Austin was selected as the "Best City for the Next Decade" (Kiplinger), the "Top Creative Center" in the United States (Entrepreneur.com), #1 on the "On Numbers Economic Index" as the fastest growing economy, and #9 on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers", making the City of Austin the highest-ranking employer in the government services sector. Austin continues to lead the country with its vision of being the "Most livable city in the country", emerging as a player on the international scene with such events as SXSW, Austin City Limits, and Formula 1, as well as being home to companies such as Apple, Samsung, Dell, Seton Healthcare, and St. David's Healthcare. From the seat of state government and institutions of higher education to the "Live Music Capital of the World" and its growth as a film center, Austin has gained worldwide attention as a hub for education, business, health, and sustainability. Since 1900, Austin's population has doubled every 20 years.
Austin City Government
The City of Austin is a progressive, dynamic, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Austin's mayor is elected from the city at large and 10 council members are elected from single-member districts. Terms of the mayor and council members are four years and are staggered so that a general election is held every two years with half the council being chosen from each election. Term limits for the mayor and council members provide for two consecutive, four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for appointing the City Manager, (the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the city), as well as the City Clerk, City Auditor, Municipal Court Judges, and Municipal Court Clerk.
The Mayor, Council Members, and City Manager are committed to delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner. The vision is to make Austin the most livable and best-managed city in the country.
The Austin Fire Department
The Austin Fire Department (AFD) is the 16th largest fire department in the country, providing prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response to more than 947,000 citizens in a 271 square mile area, with 1,151 authorized sworn firefighter positions and 106 civilian staff members. Like most fire departments, AFD is responsible for providing a multitude of services, including operations, aircraft firefighting and rescue, communications, maintenance shops, medical operations, emergency prevention, arson investigations, professional standards, community outreach, safety, special operations, and educational services. They receive more than 85,000 calls a year; approximately 70 percent of those are medical in nature. The City of Austin operates a separate EMS Department.
"Our Mission Goes Beyond Our Name" is the cornerstone of the Austin Fire Department. Known as a leader in the fire service, AFD is on the cutting-edge of technology and training.
Our rank structure is as follows: Firefighter, Fire Specialist, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Assistant Chief, and Fire Chief. A Fire Cadet is an individual currently in the 28-week fire training academy. All cadets must pass both the state-administered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Firefighter certified exam before graduating from the academy. After graduation, an individual becomes a probationary firefighter for six months.
The Fire Chief directs, plans, and coordinates the activities of the Department and serves as the administrative head under the direction of the City Manager, reporting to the Assistant City Manager over Public Safety.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following (other related duties may be assigned):
Leads the City's efforts in the preservation of life and property relative to fire prevention;
Leads the City's community fire prevention and suppression efforts;
Coordinates and administers daily fire activities through subordinates;
Oversees the development and implementation of administrative policy, services, and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of methods and procedures;
Oversees the direct support of firefighter recruiting;
Serves as lead administrator for all AFD employees (sworn and civilian);
Participates in corporate initiatives for quality improvement processes and customer services initiatives within the Department;
Works with community and business leaders to develop partnerships;
Uses innovative outreach approaches to maintain and build community partnerships within a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment;
Maximizes citizen support for the Department and involvement in its programs;
Coordinates multi-agency response activities with other related organizations and agencies;
Develops departmental programs to implement the City's management plan;
Increases quality of service through training, recruiting, and instilling customer services values among employees;
Develops cooperative relationships with other City departments to foster service delivery improvements and problem-solving initiatives; and
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of federal, state, and city rules and regulations governing firefighting functions.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal law and city ordinances.
Comprehensive knowledge of and first-hand experience in all major aspects of fire operations.
Comprehensive knowledge of administrative functions and budgetary responsibilities for a medium-to-large metropolitan fire department.
Knowledge of emergency medical operations, particularly first responder services.
Knowledge of the regional area's geography, fire hazards, and of codes related to fire safety.
Knowledge of and experience with the collective bargaining process labor negotiations, and civil service law.
Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City of Austin and surrounding area(s) as appropriate.
Ability to work in with a highly diverse community.
Ability to coach, train, mentor, and discipline subordinates.
Must have an open-door policy for all department members and remain approachable.
Education and Experience
Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Fire Science or a related field, plus a minimum of five (5) years' of progressively responsible work in fire management in a large city and/or county government structure, two (2) of which must be in a senior command level. A Master's degree and graduation from the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) program is preferred.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Certification by the Commission on Fire Protection Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education at the intermediate level or its equivalent as determined by the Commission.
An individual appointed head of a department must be eligible to be certified at the time of the appointment or will become eligible to be certified within one year of the appointment as defined by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Standards.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate should have extensive first-hand experience in operations, fire prevention, safety, education, emergency prevention, arson, investigations, community outreach, and recruitment. Fiscal and budget management experience is essential.
The ideal candidate should possess visionary leadership and display excellent managerial ability, strategic planning, and decision-making skills. The ideal candidate must exhibit strong relationship-building skills with both the sworn and civilian employees of AFD, the City Manager, City Council, department directors, and the community. It is essential that the incoming Chief has experience working in a unionized environment, and has had proven, documented success in establishing collaborative, diplomatic working relations with labor and employee associations.
Effective communication, and strong collaboration, negotiation, and team-building skills are necessary for this individual to be successful; advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative. The ability to make organizational changes that improve the operational effectiveness of the department is desired. This individual must adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards and display transparency in all deeds and actions.
The City of Austin offers a competitive salary and extensive benefits (including a generous pension system) commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance is available for a successful "out of the area" candidate.
Assistant Fire Chief - Operations - Search Extended - Review Begins 07/23/2018
Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is a senior-level, professional staff, full-time position in the City's Fire & Rescue Services Department. An individual in this position will be responsible for supervising the City's Operations Division for Fire and Rescue Services Department and providing support to the Fire Chief. This individual will also ensure the delivery of excellent service to all internal and external customers consistent with a High-Performing Organization (HPO).
Examples of Work:• Lead / Manage the operations of the division; evaluate the performance of the division; evaluate the department's methods of service delivery; make recommendations for change; implement the changes; develop policy and standard operating guidelines; ensure compliance with guidelines; assist with the evaluation of training needs; develop training programs; promote cooperation among divisions; assist with fire prevention activities of the Fire Marshal's office to include coordination of fire prevention education; complete performance appraisals of direct subordinates; and review and approve performance appraisals of indirect subordinates;
Lead personnel by assisting in the planning, coordination, and administering of activities of the division; assist in establishing and defining goals and objectives; assist in the recruitment and hiring process; assist the promotional process; develop, recommend, or issue corrective action as needed; mentor and develop subordinates; communicate the visions and goals of the department and of the City; and attend meetings and conferences of professional organizations;
Represent the department by assisting the Fire Chief with presentations to the City Council and City Manager; represent the department on boards, committees or associations; work with various citizen groups; respond to complaints; attend department head meetings; coordinate activities with other departments; and interact and coordinate activities with other jurisdictions;
Manage the divisions budget by preparing the budget; approve purchases; coordinate maintenance programs; coordinate capital purchases; approve City issued credit card statements;
Develop new programs by evaluating the efficiency of current programs; research new programs or problems; develop and implement new programs; and assist in developing and evaluating the department's strategic plan;
Attend in-service training /classes to remain aware of recent changes in trends, technology, innovations, ordinances and regulations; Maintain working knowledge of the emergency service career field to include research and benchmarking; interpret and present findings to citizens, organizations, and staff;
Create technical reports; monitor national, state and local fire report statistics to determine trends for educational or training purposes;
Respond to emergency calls by monitoring emergency incident operations; assume command of emergency incidents as required; and may serve as Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator;
Perform other related duties as assigned;
Subject to 24-hour recall.
Education, Experience, or Certification:High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate is required. Bachelor's Degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or Fire Technology or a closely related preferred. Ten years of relevant experience in firefighting or emergency services field required with three years as a Battalion Chief or higher or 12 years as a Lieutenant with Missouri City Fire & Rescue. Certified as Master Firefighter, Instructor II and Fire Officer II by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC); Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry Basic EMT - Certification; Valid Class C Driver's License with good driving record.
The Department of Human Resources & Organizational Development may consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
The MCFRSD may apply/consider credentialing from agencies such as the State of Texas Fire Commission and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) via established reciprocal processes.
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