Battalion Chief Job Description Sample
Saudi Aramco seeks Battalion Chiefs to join the Fire Protection Department (FrPD). The positions will be based at corporate offices or field locations within Saudi Arabia.
The FrPD provides protection to all personnel, assets, and locations associated with the Company within Saudi Arabia. With more than 1800 personnel and 49 fire stations, the Saudi Aramco FrPD is a large fire service with a diverse and extensive risk protection portfolio. The FrPD's mission is to "Save Lives and Protect Assets."
The Battalion Chief serves as the senior fire operations officer in command of one or more fire stations. The Battalion Chief will supervise the daily routine of 35-80 personnel.
Typically, the Battalion Chief is assigned to a major station at one of Saudi Aramco's key operating facilities or larger communities with strategic infrastructure assets. The Battalion Chief may also have responsibility for several fire stations covering multiple plants and/or communities.
During the first 30 days, the incumbent will become familiar with the company operations in the area of assignment, the FrPD's structure, operational responsibilities, and key personnel within the department in the area of assignment. Later, the incumbent will assume full command of emergency operations and daily station routines. Minimum Requirements The successful candidate will have 12 years of firefighting experience as an officer in a fire department servicing municipal, petrochemical, refinery, gas processing, airport, marine port, structural, commercial, industrial, residential, and/or office occupancies; including two (2) years of service in a leadership position.
Experience in one or more of the following subjects will be beneficial: hydrocarbon processing operations, hydrocarbon processing firefighting, industrial safety, confined space rescue, high angle rescue, hazardous materials, aircraft rescue and firefighting, flammable liquid storage tank firefighting, high-rise firefighting, cavern emergencies, pipeline incidents, offshore facility incident response, shipboard firefighting, major incident management, Incident Control System/Incident Management System (ICS/IMS) usage, and fire training.
Experience in the oil refining and processing industry or related work experience; participation on an industrial emergency response team, and delivery of firefighting training courses will be beneficial.
Preference may be given to candidates who possess a bachelor's or associate's degree in fire protection technology or a closely related field.
Consideration will be given to candidates who hold licenses or certifications in industrial safety, firefighting, fire officer, fire service training, incident command, incident investigation, hazardous materials, rescue, industrial hygiene, and related specialties (i.e., NFPA 472, 1081, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1006, 1021, 1031, 1041). Preference will be given to candidates with Pro-Board or International Fire Service Accreditation Certifications (IFSAC).
Participation on standards committees, advisory boards, or organizations related to firefighting, emergency response, or incident management will be beneficial.
The department is looking for a candidate with excellent leadership, administrative, and organizational skills, including the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
The ideal candidate must possess strong management and leadership skills, and the ability to plan and coordinate the work of others.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Experience in leading training programs and/or developing and implementing training plans is a plus.
Highly developed verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.
Familiarity with related standards: OSHA, NFPA, etc. Duties & Responsibilities Respond to incidents within the Incident Control System under the direction of the Incident Commander.
Support the Incident Commander in identifying incident priorities, establishing incident objectives, and developing response strategies.
In the capacity of Fire Commander, conduct a comprehensive size-up; develop an incident action plan; communicate tactical priorities; and make unit assignments.
May serve as Incident Commander in residential, commercial, and other nonindustrial responses.
May serve in the capacity of Sector Commander in complex and expanded emergencies at other locations within the Company.
Plan and direct the daily work routines of assigned Fire Control Unit(s).
Plan the annual work and vacation schedules of assigned Fire Control Unit(s).
Implement Company and department policies to meet the department's mission and objectives.
Conduct ongoing evaluation of unit response preparedness and establish plans/programs to enhance response capabilities.
Lead in-service inspections/visits of occupancies to identify hazards, challenges, fire protection features, primary response corridors, water supplies, critical exposures, process hazards, and other key response information as well as coordinate information with proponent representatives.
Review and comment on proponent emergency response plans.
Develop and maintain pre-incident plans.
Plan, coordinate, and evaluate emergency drills.
Coordinate Unit(s) training.
Perform all administrative duties required of a unit head.
Represent the department in meetings within the assigned area.
Develop the Unit(s) workforce for progression within the department job families.
Develop annual training plan for firefighters and coordinates fire extinguisher/self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) training for company employees.
Coordinate maintenance, refill, and repair of Company fire extinguishers and SCBAs.
Serve as a mentor to junior officers.
Deliver firefighting courses at the Advanced Fire Training Center and to unit crew members.
Coach, mentor, and develop colleagues at all levels within FrPD.
Uphold the FrPD mission to Save Lives and Protect Assets. About Us Saudi Aramco's Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world.
It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company's wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line. Auto req ID 16138BR
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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.
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.
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.
Deputy Fire Chief
The Deputy Fire Chief performs responsible command and administrative duties assisting the Chief and Assistant Chief. Please click here for more information.
Examples of Work
Assists in planning, organizing and administering the activities of the department. Supervises major sections within the department. Prepares working schedules. Maintains and enforces discipline. Participates in personnel selection, development and promotion; assists with the development of department's training program. Provides technical assistance and interprets policy matters.
Assists in establishing the goals and objectives of the department. Organizes the departmental operations to meet these goals and objectives. Evaluates the organizational structure and methods of service delivery. Recommends changes as necessary.
Performs research and development work in the area of uniform fire reporting systems, physical fitness training, day-to-day operations, safety, and other areas as needs indicate.
Responds to multi-alarm and other incidents. Assumes command as required. Coordinates with other City agencies at incident scenes.
Reviews records and reports. Initiates changes and submits reports.
Assists the Chief and Assistant Chief with a variety of special projects as assigned. Researches data essential for budget preparation. Makes presentations to groups and organizations.
Performs related work as required.
Open Entry (Must be met at time of application.)
Completion of at least five years of experience as a Chief Officer for a fire agency, AND; possession of a Bachelor's degree, or higher, from an accredited four-year college or university in a closely related field including, but not limited to, Fire Command, Fire Administration, Para-Medicine, or Business/Public Administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be qualifying.
(Must be met at time of application.)
Completion of the probationary period with the Spokane Fire Department in a uniformed Fire classification at the level of Fire Battalion Chief (SPN: 940), Division Chief, or higher, AND; possession of a Bachelor's degree, or higher, from an accredited four-year college or university in a closely related field including, but not limited to, Fire Command, Fire Administration, Para-Medicine, or Business/Public Administration.
Licenses and Certifications (Applies to all applicants.)
A valid driver's license is required
Current or previous Paramedic license or EMS program management experience is desirable.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: Selection of a Senior Administrative Assistant, Rule V, Section 5, Rules of the Civil Service Commission, applies. All candidates who attain a passing score on the examination shall be certified for the vacancy in the order of their final score and without regard to promotion preference.
You are required to meet the minimum qualifications above and to pass the examination for this position, in order to be eligible for hire.
Your Civil Service examination is a Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation in the form of a Supplemental Questionnaire.
The T&E comprises 100% of the test score for Open Entry applicants. For current City employees who meet the Promotional requirements, the T&E is weighted at 80%, and your most recent promotional evaluation (PAR) is 20% of your final score.
You will receive your Civil Service Eligibility List ranking after scoring of your T&E Evaluation is completed. Application packets are reviewed as needed with results merged into one eligible list according to final ratings (Civil Service Rule IV, Section 13).
The T&E is used to examine the relevance, level, progression, and quality of the applicant's education and training, and to elicit sufficient job-related information to evaluate the amount and quality of the applicant's previous experience, as well as any other information deemed important to performing the duties of the position.
Important: You will complete the T&E Supplemental Questionnaire online as a part of the application process. You may preview the instructions and questions online in the tab marked "QUESTIONS" near the top of the job announcement.
Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, the City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.
Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, the City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation.
San José is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation.
The San José Fire Department (SJFD) is committed to serving the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention and response.
SJFD serves the city-proper and other Santa Clara County areas with a total population that exceeds one million.
The Department is organized across four Bureaus:
Administrative Services, Field Operations, Fire Prevention & Permits and Fire Dispatch.
The SJFD is staffed with 706 sworn positions and 118.5 civilian positions for a total of 824.5 employees.
The Fire Department’s 2017-2018 operating budget is $241 million.
The next Fire Chief will continue to lead and support the SJFD through its Core Services and Strategic Support functions.
The core services are Emergency Response, Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Code Compliance and Strategic Support.
Requires any combination of training and experience equivalent to a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a discipline related to the business performed by the department, plus five (5) years of experience in a fire department administrative capacity equivalent to a Fire Battalion Chief in the San José Fire Department.
Salary: $153,137 to $239,350 Please apply on-line by May 30, 2018 at For questions or inquiries, please contact Sherrill Uyeda () or Cindy Krebs () at . EEO/ADA
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 Assistant Chief
Under administrative direction, is responsible for managing bureau operations within the Division of Fire; performs related duties as required.
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
Directs the work of the Emergency Services Bureau;
Directs the work of the Fire Prevention Bureau;
Directs the work of the Support Services Bureau;
Directs the work of the Training Bureau;
Directs the work of the Administration Bureau;
Administers disciplinary procedures; directs, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff; handles employee concerns and problems; counsels and completes performance appraisals;
Recommends non-uniform salary adjustments;
Prepares and oversees the preparation and maintenance of comprehensive records and reports of a broad administrative and/or technical nature; prepares, reviews, and updates long-range and strategic plans;
Oversees the development and implementation of large projects for the Division of Fire;
Monitors and modifies fire programs in order to meet the changing needs of the community and the Division of Fire;
Develops and administers Division of Fire priorities and policies; advises on the development of ordinances and regulations; reviews reports of bureau activities;
Monitors preparation and administration of annual budget; recommends priorities for Capital Improvement Projects and major equipment purchases;
Ensures proper staffing of units or sections within a bureau;
Ensures proper equipment maintenance and usage; organizes and directs resources for the most efficient discharge of its duty to protect persons and property and obeys and enforces ordinances of the City of Columbus;
Attends conferences and meetings; be a spokesperson for the division; coordinates activities of the Division of Fire with that of other divisions within the City and with other governmental and private agencies and the public;
Serves as acting Fire Chief in his or her absence.
Permanent status in the class of Fire Deputy Chief or Fire Battalion Chief with the City of Columbus, Ohio.
Possession of a bachelor's degree.
Possession of a valid State of Ohio motor vehicle operator's license.
Appointment consideration for current, permanent Fire Battalion Chief incumbents to this classification will be made in accordance with Section 23.5(G) of the Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local IAFF 67 contract which states:
Appointments to the Fire Assistant Chief classification will be noncompetitive and will be made from an eligible list of no more than five (5) candidates from the Fire Deputy Chief and Fire Battalion Chief ranks. Said eligible list will be comprised of all Fire Deputy Chiefs who apply for and meet the minimum qualifications for the Fire Assistant Chief classification, augmented by the number of current Fire Battalion Chiefs necessary to establish an eligible list with a total of five candidates. Fire Battalion Chiefs will be included on the eligible list if 1.) they apply for the applicable noncompetitive vacancy, 2.) they meet the Fire Assistant Chief minimum qualifications, and 3.) their current Fire Battalion Chief rank seniority, according to the Division of Fire Official Seniority Roster in effect on the first day of the filing period, is greater than the other Battalion Chief applicants who are not needed to fulfill the eligible list of five.
Questions regarding this process can be directed to Liz Reed, of the Commission staff, at (614)645-6032.
Assistant Fire Chief - Operations - NO Longer Accepting - Posted Until Filled
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.
Deputy Fire Chief - Suppression & Logistics - First Review On 06/18/18
CORE VALUE STATEMENT
The City of Kennewick will provide excellent public service and ensure the safety and well-being of our community and one another through the empowerment of each employee. We value integrity, inclusiveness, stewardship, and communication. We are accountable to our community for innovative and collaborative efforts that anticipate needs, leverage resources, and deliver solutions.
We expect our employees to ensure compliance with all applicable safety practices and policies, including those established by OSHA/DOSH regulations and by the City's Accident Prevention Plan. This includes but is not limited to actively identifying and correcting potential hazards that may affect employee and public safety, including those identified by co-workers. Leading by example to promote a positive culture of workplace safety through everyday action; emphasizing safe completion of work throughout all aspects of developing and carrying out work plans.
Under the administrative direction of the Fire Chief, provides managerial oversight for Department's Fire Suppression Division and Department-wide logistics, including establishing goals and objectives within the policy directives set by the City Council and assisting with overall Department goals and objectives to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Kennewick. The Fire Suppression & Logistics Deputy Chief acts for the Fire Chief in his/her absence and performs related duties as required. This position is distinguished from the lower level Battalion Chief classification due to the broad scope of responsibilities for personnel, operational, and organizational development as assigned by the Fire Chief. This position is not part of a bargaining unit.
Examples of Work Performed (Illustrative Only)
The following list reflects the essential job duties and responsibilities of this classification, but should not be considered all-inclusive. The incumbent will be expected to perform other related duties as assigned.
Develop and recommend goals and objectives for the Fire Suppression Division to ensure compliance with City Council policy directives and all applicable local, state, or federal laws, rules and regulations. Provide guidance to supervisory personnel in the development of and implementation of operating policies and procedures to accomplish Departmental goals and objectives. This includes evaluating current and potential problems within the Department and community, and working in partnership with the Fire Chief and Department staff to ensure responsible and effective actions are taken as needed.
Develop, implement, coordinates, and supervise ongoing Fire Suppression programs and planning strategies. Assists with Department programs including the administration and implementation of the Department's Strategic Plan and other operational and support goals.
Effectively and interactively manage personnel and resources assigned within the Fire Suppression Division. Ensure quality of emergency performance, including response and service reliability and consistency, by providing support, direction, goals, coaching, and meaningful performance evaluations to reporting personnel. Provide and supervise leadership development and succession planning.
Advise the Fire Chief in employment decisions, and conduct and/or review extensive background investigations for new hires. Conduct Department investigations and make appropriate recommendations for personnel actions as appropriate.
Develop, recommend, and monitor the Fire Suppression and logistics budgets by reviewing past expenditures, analyzing future needs, and making determinations regarding the necessary resources to accomplish Departmental goals and meet community needs. Review purchase requisitions and recommend approvals based upon budgetary guidelines. Oversee the maintenance and repair of station facilities and apparatuses, as well as the purchase of all supplies, uniforms, equipment, small tools, etc. Oversee the SCBA Technician specialty team. Act as liaison between the Department and other internal divisions, including Facilities Services, Fleet, etc.
Prepare and provide professional, accurate, and clearly written communications in the form of business reports, technical reports, policies, lesson plans, letters, personnel evaluations, and other documents for the Department.
Effectively communicate and maintain positive and productive relationships with diverse individuals and groups including City personnel, partner agencies, and community members, as well as provide leadership in bringing intergovernmental and community partners together to enhance service.
Oversee and represent the Department on critical incidents, including the coordination Fire Suppression services, Emergency Medical Services, and Special Operations. Coordinate with the Fire Prevention division regarding building safety, fire codes, code enforcement, public education, fire investigation and incident management.
Attend internal and external staff and committee as a representative of the Department. Maintain awareness of relevant trends and issues in the fire and emergency medical services profession and respond in innovative and effective ways. Track and assess proposed legislation, identify and report anticipated impacts on operations, and make recommendations as to changes necessary in Department policies and procedures or to ordinances for adoption by the City Council.
Direct the planning of major emergency response operations and oversees their implementation to ensure effective and efficient Departmental action. Work cooperatively on multi-agency incidents and events.
Analyze systems and recommend improvements, as needed, to existing facilities, equipment, and apparatuses. Work in conjunction with the Prevention & Project Management Operations Chief to ensure selected facility projects are carried out in a timely and successful manner. Handle complex assignments and performs other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned by the Fire Chief.
The Deputy Chief may be the Fire Chief's designated representative responsible for the enforcement, interpretation, and administration of City fire ordinances and standards.
Assist in developing the Department's labor relations strategies by researching, evaluating, and recommending labor relations policies and by and actively participating in collective bargaining agreement negotiation and implementation.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
This position requires an Associate's degree in Fire Science or Fire Administration and ten years of progressive full-time career fire experience in a municipal fire department, preferably of 75 personnel or greater, with a minimum of three years supervisory experience as a Battalion Chief or equivalent.
Must pass an extensive criminal background investigation.
Must possess and maintain a valid State of Washington driver's license.
Must reside within 30 minutes normal drive time to City of Kennewick City Hall.
Must maintain a level of mental and physical fitness required to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Must maintain regular attendance and punctuality.
Additionally, preference may be given to candidates who possess one of more of the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or Fire Protection Administration.
Five (5) or more years of progressive responsibility for divisional or departmental management.
Successful completion of the Executive Fire Officer Program.
Successful completion of National Fire Academy courses.
Successful completion of National Coordinating Group ICS training or equivalent.
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