Fire Chief Job Description Sample
City of Salisbury
$89,655 - $98,986 DOQExcellent Range of Benefits
Situated between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean is the capital of the Eastern Shore, Salisbury, Maryland. With a population of over 32,000, Salisbury has become home to a very diverse community of people. Whether it is for the vibrant economic opportunity, quality public education, world-class healthcare, reinvigorated environmental stewardship, or globally known corporations, people are coming to be a part of this ever changing town.
The City of Salisbury is looking for an energetic and detail oriented leader, with a track record of career accomplishments to serve in the capacity of Fire Chief. Top candidates for this challenging leadership role must thrive in a robust, fast-paced, and complex environment. The next Chief will be creative, strategic, and able to fully implement best practices for a data-driven deployment of resources. The next Fire Chief will embrace and appreciate the performance of the entire Department.
The Salisbury Fire Department is a full-spectrum, combination fire and life safety agency protecting the residents who live, work, and play in Salisbury, MD and the surrounding areas, with 73 career employees and 120 volunteer members. The department covers an area of 48 square miles that includes the City of Salisbury and surrounding areas. The department is organized into 3 areas: Administration, Operations, and Fire and Life Safety/Prevention. The SFD Administrative section manages all support and logistics for the department in the areas of Maintenance, Supply, Training, and EMS Admin/Quality Assurance. SFD Operations consist of Fire Suppression/Rescue, Emergency Medical, and Special Operations services. Special Operations services consist of Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue (Confined Space/Trench/High Angle/Swift and Flood Water Rescue). The Fire and Life Safety Division provides plan review, permitting, and inspections support to the City's Department of Infrastructure and Development and inspection and code enforcement support to the City's Department of Housing and Community Development with a Fire Marshal and Fire Inspector. All services are provided from three fire stations and one Administrative fire headquarters. In all the department operates 5 Engines, 2 Quints, 1 Aerial Tower, 1 Heavy Rescue, 2 Brush Units, 5 Specialty Units, 6 ALS Ambulances, 1 Fire Suppression/Rescue Boat, and numerous support vehicles. In 2017 the department responded to 13,440 calls for service – 3,516 fire and 9,924 EMS."
Duties: Directs and manages a combination fire and emergency/medical services department through utilization of a diverse workforce in a rapidly changing diverse community; directs and oversees all department operations including budgeting, planning, general command and control of personnel; develops and implements policies and procedures.
Additionally, the ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications:
Proven leadership qualities with the ability to build relationships of trust, respect, and credibility in the community and internally with staff and colleagues;
A commitment to public service, fiscal responsibility, and innovation in government;
Outstanding communication skills which convey confidence and credibility, and a willingness to engage the public and other stakeholders;
Strong advocacy skills with the ability to garner support from stakeholders, including the public;
Proven ability in budget development and management;
Competency in exercising fiduciary responsibility to protect the interests of the City and the public;
The ability to balance competing interests in a political environment;
Strong political acumen and proven effectiveness in developing and maintaining productive working relationships with surrounding agencies, regional partners, as well as state and federal representatives;
Visionary planning and change agent skills with a demonstrated record of successful
implementation of strategic and long-range business plans;
Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to proactively identify and support creative and viable business solutions and leadership during periods of transition and change;
Experience working in an urban and diverse community;
Active and genuine commitment to managing diversity in the workplace;
Proven experience in leading and managing a high-performing diverse team.
Bachelor's degree plus ten years of experience in firefighting and/or EMS with five years at a supervisory level in a fire department, with combination service. Preference given to degree related to fire service or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Estimated start date will be July 2018
Closing Date: May 4, 2018
APPLY: Submit City application, cover letter, and resume to:
City of Salisbury HR
125 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-548-1065 Fax: 410-548-3748
Web site: www.salisbury.md
- Applicants are asked to include a statement with their application how they would effectively manage a hybrid fire department consisting of both career and volunteer fire fighters.*
All candidates will be required the following prior to commencement of employment. Each of these requirements must be successfully completed in order to qualify for the position.
- A physical examination conducted by a physician selected by the Town and at the Town's expense.
- A pre-employment controlled substances test
- A psychological evaluation conducted by a professional selected by the Town and at the Town's expense
- A background investigation, including but not limited to, a motor vehicle check, a criminal history check, and education, certification and employment verification.
POSITION: Fire Chief
SALARY: $119, 824
REPORTS TO: Board of Fire Commissioners
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
The Fire Chief reports to the Board of Fire Commissioners and oversees all aspects of the entire Department. This position requires management of resources, knowledge of employee relations, budgeting, ability to respond to the public and a strong background of leadership experience within a hybrid fire department. Important to this position is to manage both career and volunteer firefighters in the most effective and efficient manner in order to respond and safely meet the emergency services of the Town of Southington.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES (illustrative only):
Responsible for the protection of life and property from the direction of all firefighting activity.
Highly responsible administrative duties include purchasing of supplies and equipment, preparation of budget estimates, and effecting efficient policy formulation and recommendation in the use of personnel and equipment in carrying out firefighting activities.
Responsible for administrative and operational decisions pertaining to firefighting and fire prevention standards as well as training within the limitations of the law, regulations and established policies.
Plans, organizes, assigns and directs departmental operations with respect to equipment, apparatus, and personnel. Develops fire service policies and strategic plans, recommends policy to the Board of Fire Commissioners, and implements approved Fire Department policy, including rescue, fire suppression and life safety policies.
Directs operation of Department through supervision of all personnel. Participates in personnel actions such as hiring, termination, assignment, evaluation, and labor relations; promotes equal opportunity in hiring; oversees and ensures integrity of Department promotion processes; administers labor contracts including grievance procedures, and provides discipline as necessary.
Plans for short and long term personnel; material resources and scheduling requirements to meet objectives.
Administers, oversees and evaluates the effectiveness of such functions as: personnel management, budget expenditures, maintenance and repair of equipment, apparatus and fire stations, maintenance of public and departmental records, and implements policies and procedures to alleviate any deficiencies.
Directs the preparation and analysis of fire records and reports to secure efficient operations, to meet service demands and to comply with authorized requests for information regarding activities and personnel of the Department.
The chief is available 24 hours/day and on call every other weekend.
Supervises and coordinates the preparation and presentation of a proposed annual budget for the Fire Department; directs and controls the implementation of the Department's adopted budget; analyzes and recommends improvements to equipment and facilities as needed.
Reports to the Board of Fire Commissioners on a regular basis
Attends meeting of Town boards, commissions and other community organizations to represent the Department, answer questions and present reports, plans and recommendations.
Serves the Town as the Assistant Emergency Management Director; responsible for coordination of efforts of various agencies regarding natural and manmade disasters.
Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of emergency services, fire prevention, fire fighting operations and administration, and emergency management, and
Performs related duties as required.
Thorough knowledge of fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical principles and techniques.
Thorough knowledge of relevant local, State and Federal laws and regulations.
Thorough knowledge of building construction and fire prevention codes and standards including building design and construction plan reviews.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of fire prevention promotion.
Knowledge of the physical layout of the Town including fire hydrants, water supply and street system
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
Ability to command a fire scene, including planning attack; directing personnel in fire and rescue operations. Skill in the use of fire suppression tools and equipment.
Skill in financial and human capital management with an emphasis on ensuring that taxpayer money is spent in the most efficient manner benefiting the Town.
Proficient in the use of computers, including Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of employees performing varied operations connected with Fire activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, public officials, other local, State and Federal governmental agencies, the media, community/businesses leaders and organizations and the general public.
Ability to compose clear and correct written correspondence and reports; ability to effectively present information verbally and respond to questions from public officials, the media, citizens, and the general public.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Ability to manage complex projects.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIRED:
Minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive fire service experience with a minimum of five (5) years in fire department senior command position at the rank of Captain or above in similarly sized department, with experience managing both career and volunteer fire personnel.
Bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Management, Public Administration or related field required; Master's degree preferred.
Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor I certified.
State of Connecticut Fire Marshal and Fire Department Safety Officer certified within one (1) year of appointment. All certifications must be maintained.
Ability to drive a motor vehicle in Connecticut and to operate specialized fire control equipment and standard office equipment. Must hold a Connecticut drivers license with either CDL or 2Q endorsement.
Connecticut EMT-B or National Registry EMT certification at time of appointment.
Enrollment in or completion of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Master's degree in Fire Science, Management, Public Administration or related field
Fire Instructor II certification
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk; use hands and fingers, handle or operate objects, controls or standard fire services, tools and equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires use and operation of a motor vehicle, fire apparatus and related equipment, all terrain and water vehicles, medical equipment, rescue and power tools, ladders, pumps, various size fire hoses, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, safety and standard office .
Work is performed both in the office and in the field under adverse weather. The employee may occasionally work near moving mechanical parts; in precarious places; and with explosives; may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration and life threatening situations, including possibly being assaulted by others, and traversing rough terrain by foot. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials during the course of his/her duties. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office, and moderately noisy to noisy in the field.
The Fire Chief must reside within a town or city, any part of which falls within a twenty (20) mile radius of Fire Headquarters. Applicants from outside the residency area will be given a six-month period to obtain residency.
The employee shall be a non-smoker and not constitute a threat to his/her own health or safety or that of others in the workplace.
Saudi Aramco seeks Fire 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 Fire Chief serves as the senior fire operations officer in command of one or more fire stations. The Fire Chief will supervise the daily routine of 35-120 personnel.
Typically, the Fire Chief is assigned to a major station at one of Saudi Aramco's key operating facilities or larger communities with strategic infrastructure assets. The Fire 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 fifteen (15) 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 seven (7) 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.)
Must successfully complete all medical requirements necessary for the position.
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 16087BR
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THE POSITION Benefits Supplemental Questions
IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
This top executive will have "command presence" complemented by confidence, strength of character, exceptional communication skills, and a strong sense of purpose. Additionally, the Fire Chief will be considered a progressive leader within the fire service and be recognized for being an ongoing contributor to the advancement of the profession. Extensive experience with sound and effective labor relations will be expected. A sophisticated understanding of employment practices, including the Firefighter Procedural Bill of Rights, is strongly desired. Known for being a relationship builder, the top candidate will also have a reputation for establishing and maintaining a high level of trust between management and rank and file. To learn more about the position, visit: https://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/fire-chief-sacramento-ca/.
Under executive direction, the Fire Chief serves as the principal administrative officer for the Fire Department; plans, directs, reviews, and manages Department activities and operations encompassing a wide range of fire service-related functions including fire prevention, public
information, emergency planning, fire suppression, training/fitness, communications, hazmat response, and related administrative services; assures Department compliance with and enforcement of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, and codes; manages and supervises staff; serves as a member of the City's Executive Team.
This is a single-position executive management classification. The Fire Chief's duties are administrative/managerial in nature, and the incumbent performs work that is very complex, with broad authority for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Fire Department as well as responsibility for Department strategic planning and goal setting. The incumbent has extensive contact with public officials, State/Federal/local agencies, other
public/private organizations and the general public. The incumbent exercises a high level of independent authority, working from broad policies to achieve objectives critical to the Department's mission. The classification of Fire Chief is distinguished from the classifications of Fire Deputy Chief and Fire Assistant Chief by its level and degree of responsibility for broad oversight of all Department functions.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Executive direction is provided by the City Manager or higher-level staff. The incumbent has broad supervisory authority over a large and diverse group of management, supervisory, professional, technical, and support positions whose incumbents are performing the full range of fire service-related activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, organizes, manages, leads, and directs the overall operations of the Fire Department, including those related to fire prevention, public information, emergency planning, fire suppression, training/fitness, communications, hazmat response, and other fire service-related areas.
Selects, assigns, trains, directs, and evaluates subordinate staff, including subordinate managers, supervisors, sworn professionals, and others; assures training and guidance for staff involved in various aspects of fire service; oversees and implements disciplinary actions when necessary.
Develops, plans, and implements Department goals and objectives in accordance with the core purpose, mission, vision, and values of the organization; develops, recommends, and administers policies and procedures; establishes priorities; monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of Department work products through quality control and related activities.
Administers, directs, and participates in development of the Department budget; analyzes budget data to identify and project resource needs; obtains needed resources; develops strategies to increase Department funding; develops and monitors grant-funded programs; monitors and approves budget expenditures.
Reviews legislation and assures Department compliance with appropriate fire and emergency service-related laws, regulations, statutes, and codes; oversees various Department enforcement programs and activities.
Participates as a member of the City's Executive Team; provides assistance to the City Manager and the City Council on fire service-related matters; acts as Director of Emergency Services in the absence of the City Manager.
Coordinates assigned activities with City officials, other City departments, and outside agencies as appropriate; maintains effective working relationships with Department staff, Federal/State/local agencies, the general public and others; seeks to achieve positive public relations in all Department activities; participates on committees and boards and in community activities as assigned; attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as assigned.
Prepares complex statistical and narrative reports, correspondence, and other documents.
May go to difficult fire and/or other emergency scenes as necessary to help manage and/or oversee operations; may perform special projects.
Performs other or related duties as assigned.
Principles and practices of modern public administration including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling.
Principles and practices of human resources management, supervision, and training.
Public relations practices and techniques.
Current principles, practices, methods, and techniques of fire and life safety, fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency planning, hazardous materials response, and other fire service-related activities; operation, maintenance, and use of modern fire-fighting and safety equipment.
Current literature, laws, regulations, and developments, as well as various agencies, that impact fire-related services.
Research methods; report writing techniques; statistical concepts and methods; principles and techniques of project management.
Use of modern office equipment, including computers, computer applications and software.
Use of modern communication devices including radios, pagers, and cell phones.
Lead, administer, and oversee a large city Fire Department; make decisions under pressure.
Supervise subordinate personnel including managers, supervisors, and sworn professional staff.
Develop and implement fire service-related strategic plans, policies, and procedures.
Develop, administer, and control large budgets.
Read and interpret complex laws and regulations regarding fire-related services.
Establish effective working relationships with public officials, public/private agencies, and the general public on a variety of issues.
Prepare complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents.
Participate in or direct difficult on-scene fire operations if required.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Six years of broad and extensive supervisory experience in municipal fire service-related work including either two years in a position with administrative/management responsibility at a level higher than or equal to the Sacramento City class of Fire Deputy Chief; or four years in a position with administrative/management responsibility at a level higher than or equal to the Sacramento City class of Fire Assistant Chief.
Bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration or related field from an accredited college.
Master's degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration or related field may substitute for up to two years of experience.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
THE SELECTION PROCEDURE:To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please visit: https://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/fire-chief-sacramento-ca/.
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GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Benefits Supplemental Questions
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT CITY OF CAPE CORAL EMPLOYEES ONLY.
Under the general supervision of the City Manager manages and directs the activities of the Fire Department. Establishes policies, sets goals and objectives, creates and monitors budget and serves as liaison between the Department and the community.
Position is responsible for the overall administration of the Fire Department and its operations including the activities of all divisions. Duties are carried out in accordance with ordinances and accepted national/regional fire and emergency management standards and recommendations. Position exercises high levels of independent judgment and discretion in the direction, scope and content of Fire Department functions and solving of special challenges or problems.
Positions is responsible for supervising Department staff. Performs related work as required.
Individual(s) assigned to this classification must report to work per their assigned schedule.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Directs, evaluates, assists and reviews staff in the establishment, implementation, and review of departmental strategic plan.
Sets priorities for the Department and establishes goals and objectives. Measures progress toward established goals.
Prepares and monitors Department budget.
Provides necessary directives and temporary orders for the efficient operation and administration of the Department.
Establishes criteria and procedures for policy/guideline implementation.
Researches existing data and information for trends, inconsistencies, and continuity of programs and functions within the Department.
Meets with City Officials, City Manager, Directors, and other Department personnel in an oversight role to review and approve recommended amendments to the City's Emergency Management Plan.
Participates as a member of the City's Emergency Management Unified Command during times the Plan is operational in response to tropical storms, flood events, tornadoes, or other natural or man-made disasters.
Evaluates assigned personnel for efficiency and effectiveness; initiates personnel actions regarding hiring, promoting, disciplining, terminating, training and development; resolves personnel problems; provides technical support and guidance with their work activities.
Supervises assigned personnel.
Attends speaking engagements upon request.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Attends City Council Meetings as required.
Performs related work as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, Master's Degree preferred. Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Fire and Rescue Services with no less than three (3) years as a Chief, Deputy Chief or Chief Officer in a municipality with a population greater than 50,000.
Must obtain Florida State Fire Fighter Certification within one (1) year of appointment. Must possess a valid Florida Class "E" Driver's License subsequent to employment.
ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:Has thorough knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and local ordinances as they relate to fire issues.
Has considerable knowledge of fire prevention techniques.
Has extensive knowledge of principles and techniques employed in fire investigations.
Ability to assign and review the work of a number of subordinate employees and to provide effective leadership at all times.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with the general public, other public agencies, the media, City Officials, etc.
Ability to prepare clear, comprehensive oral and written reports.
Ability to assist in lifting and/or moving heavy objects or persons in the course of fire rescue, and physical restraint of persons in the course of fire activities.
Skilled in the care and safe operation of a variety of fire equipment, and chemicals
Skilled in the operation of motorized vehicles under adverse conditions.
Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively.
Freedom from substance abuse, mental disorders, etc. which may interfere with performance of essential job functions as described herein.
Ability to think clearly and maintain composure under emergency situations.
Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
Ability to exercise discretion.
Chief Fire Protection Engineer
Chief Fire Protection Engineer
Posting Start Date
Mission Engineering/PX, Civil, Struc., Architectural
Specific Job Responsibilities
The principal responsibility for the Chief Fire Protection Engineer is to support the safe operation and management of United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites under the management of Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS).
One of the key responsibilities of this position is to drive consolidation in the fire protection program across both sites within CNS. Although this position will reside at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, depending on management priorities, approximately 40% of the time will be spent at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. Periodic travel to support Y-12 will be required.
In this capacity, the Chief Fire Protection Engineer is responsible for:
Working with the Contractor Authority Having Jurisdiction (CAHJ), serving as the final technical authority for fire-related matters
Developing site- and corporate-level positions on fire-related matters
Coordinating activities to integrate processes between Pantex and Y-12
Recommending scope and content for the professional development of CNS fire protection engineers
Supporting plant Engineering and Plant Management in evaluation of future workload against current staffing levels and capabilities, and making recommendations for the acquisition of additional staff, if warranted
Reviewing unusual or complex problems and providing guidance for their solution
Determining applicability of the NFPA codes and standards, the IBC and IFC to site activities and address through the Code of Record process if needed
Working with the CAHJ, evaluate, authorize, and document de minimis deviations to NFPA, IBC/IFC codes and standards
Providing final CNS interpretation authority of NFPA, IBC, and IFC standards relating to fire protection and life safety
Evaluating and directing implementation of revised contract requirements associated with fire protection (e.g., DOE Order 420.1C, DOE-STD-1066)
Directing and concurring with all significant equivalent approaches to, and exemptions from DOE Directives, DOE Standards, NFPA, IBC, and IFC requirements submitted to the AHJ
Forwarding, for CAHJ concurrence, any determination for not performing a Fire Hazard Analysis for significant new facilities
Overseeing the performance of all delegated CAHJ activities and ensures that these are properly documented
Assisting in the on-the-job training of engineers
Serving in a mentoring role to fire protection engineers, as assigned
Other responsibilities, as assigned
Specific Job Knowledge & Training Required
Demonstrated technical leadership is required. A strong understanding of the implementation building codes and NFPA codes and standards is essential.
Knowledge of DOE fire protection requirements strongly desired. Experience in the nuclear weapons program is desirable as well as a demonstrated ability to render technical decisions and to represent the organization in interfaces not only within the company but also with DOE and the DNFSB. A background and knowledge of nuclear facility structures, systems, and components and the relationship to fire safety is desirable.
Education & Relevant Experience
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline plus at least 20 years of relevant professional experience in the fire protection engineering discipline, a master’s degree and at least 18 years of relevant experience, or a PhD and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience. Preferred experience in operations, facility management, or engineering design for nuclear facilities.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the field of fire protection engineering is desirable. Graduate education in fire protection engineering or a related field is desirable.
The applicant must meet the requirements of DOE O 426.2 (i.e., Bachelor’s in engineering or related science, 2 years job-related and at least 1 year nuclear experience, or a DOE O 426.2 alternative).
NOTE: The job related and nuclear experience requirements noted above are not a prerequisite for Pantex employment. These experience requirements can be satisfied based on Pantex experience obtained following employment. In the interim, until experience requirements are met, newly hired personnel will not be assigned duties that could impact the safety basis of nuclear facilities. (Ref. DOE O 426.2)
This position requires HRP certification.
If the successful candidate is not currently certified in the HRP, the certification process will be initiated upon assumption of the position. If the successful candidate is currently certified in the HRP, a review for HRP certification in the appropriate category will be performed by the hiring manager and the HRP Management Official, and the certification process in the appropriate category will be initiated upon assumption of the position.
This position requires a Q clearance; however, all qualified candidates will be considered regardless of their current clearance status.
Note: This position requires Human Reliability Program (HRP) certification.
If the successful candidate is not currently certified in the HRP, the certification process will be initiated upon assumption of the position. If the successful candidate is currently certified in the HRP, a review for HRP certification in the appropriate category will be performed by the hiring manager and the HRP Management Official, and the certification process in the appropriate category will be initiated upon assumption of the position.
Pantex is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability or veteran status.
//U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for all jobs at Pantex.
Candidates selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. In addition, selection and placement into this position may be conditioned upon the candidate's successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, and other requirements necessary for participation in the Human Reliability Program (HRP). CNS-PANTEX IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. //
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Regional Chief Executive Officer - Medford, MA
As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.
The American Red Cross is the foremost volunteer emergency service organization in the United States with more than 264 chapters and 60 regions nationwide. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.
We are currently seeking a Regional CEO for our Massachusetts Region, based in Medford, MA.
Responsible for representing the American Red Cross in the community. The Regional CEO will focus externally on core mission delivery, fundraising and being the face of the Red Cross for the media, donors and their communities.
Has oversight of Red Cross service delivery, fundraising and external relations within an assigned region or geographic area. Manages the community resilience programs, working with community partners to ensure that the communities build local capacity to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover from disasters. Ensures that volunteers, youth and young adults are engaged and retained into the service delivery plans.
Depending on the size of the region, work may be carried out through a number of Chapters, including the direct supervision of Executive Directors (ED's). Is accountable for achieving performance targets for the Region, including service delivery, fundraising/revenue and expense targets. In conjunction with the Division Fundraising Vice President (DFVP), the Regional CEO has primary responsibility across the region for achievement of fundraising goals. Serves as a member of the Division leadership team, supporting and contributing to Division goals and activities. Utilizes the support activities of HR, IT, Finance, Communications and Marketing through a matrix project management system to ensure that all operating units have the necessary resources to execute on their community mission.
1.Fundraising (30%): In conjunction with the Division Fundraising Vice President (DFVP), is responsible across Region for achievement of fundraising goals. Acts as the chapters' and/or region's chief fundraiser. Develops and grows financial resources within Region, ensuring adequate and diversified financial resources. Leads and participates in strategies to raise and leverage funds, including working with Regional and Community Boards.
2.External Relationships and Partnerships (25%): Responsible for building strong relationships with key organizations and community leaders. Cultivates relationships and partnerships with external constituents to further the Red Cross mission. Those partners include donors, governments, corporations, civic organizations and other community charitable and nonprofit agencies.
3.Visibility and Community Relevance (20%): Ensures strong visibility for the American Red Cross in the regional jurisdiction. Increases community awareness, participation and commitment to the Red Cross by being an active community participant and ensuring regular local media communications regarding Red Cross services and regional/national activities, consistent with regional/national communication strategies. Leverages relationships with local/regional media to ensure that the communities in the region are provided access to information about Red Cross services/programs.
4.Dual Regional Performance and assigned chapter and/or region performance – targets and goals (15% along with workforce mgt):
Responsible for delivery of overall targets/goals of the Region including any directly assigned chapters. Responsible for strategic and operational management/oversight of reporting Chapter(s) including the effective delivery of services; meeting fundraising, revenue and expense targets; and complying with corporate governance, policies and governmental regulations. Ensures sound financial management and public accountability for contributions, income and all Red Cross assets. Responsible for approving any Chapter annual revenue and expense budgets. Works with Division Vice President (DVP) to establish Regional revenue and expense budgets.
5.Dual Regional Performance and assigned chapter and/or region performance – workforce management: Responsible for hiring, managing and evaluating any Executive Directors (ED's) within region. This is carried out in collaboration with Community Boards re their advice on these matters. Provides regional oversight and support of any ED's within Region. Identifies opportunities for sharing knowledge and resources between Regional groups and provides access to best practices and training opportunities available through national headquarters.
6.Internal Collaboration and feedback: Builds strong collaboration and consensus environment between all units in the Region, including any Chapters. Regularly shares feedback on Chapter performance with ED's in Region, Community Boards, and DVP. Provides direction and strategy for improved performance. Works with DVP and other Regional CEO's's to ensure coordinated outreach/partnerships with external constituents within the Division (local and state government, donors, corporate partners, other community agencies); collaborative relationships and activities with local Red Cross Biomedical units; positive interactions with Community Boards, and management presence in local communities within the region.
7.Service Delivery (10%): Manages and grows the community resilience programs, working with community partners to ensure that the communities build local capacity to prepare for, prevent, respond and recover from disasters. Grows and ensures consistent, responsive delivery of high-quality Chapter services throughout the Region. This includes emergency and disaster response services, Services to Armed Forces, and international services based on Regional strategies and local community needs and objectives. Increases community awareness, participation and commitment. Builds Regional capacity for service delivery through engagement and retention of volunteers and partners. Ensures that youth and young adults are engaged through a network of Red Cross Clubs which are also integrated into the service delivery plans.
8.Other: Interacts with Community Boards as outlined in the Community Board position description. May be responsible for center of excellence design and maintenance. May be responsible for a geographic region rather than reporting community chapters. In order to be eligible for this position level, the Chapter population served will be at least 7M and total revenue will be $15M or more.
9.It is the responsibility of all Red Cross staff members to recruit, train and work with volunteers and to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere for everyone. It is expected that each member of the regional management team to work with a volunteer counterpart to ensure key volunteers are utilized and ensure depth within the function.
10. Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.
1.Organizational Agility – knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations
2.Deal with Ambiguity – can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without have the total picture; isn't upset when things are in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably hand risk and uncertainty
3.Manage Complexity – can effectively deliver results in complex environments incorporating factors such as a large geographic area, high disaster risk, major media, multiple government or political entities, large fundraising goals and a diverse community populations
4.Interpersonal Savvy – relates well to all kinds of people – up, down and sideways; inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate support; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high tension situations comfortably
5.Professionalism and Integrity – evaluates lessons learned from both success and failures; demonstrates willingness to make commitments based on information known at the time; delivers on commitments; models a 'can-do' attitude and takes initiative; is a self-starter; inspires and motivates others to do the same. Embraces rather than resists additional responsibilities. Adheres to enterprise policies; acts with integrity; settles rather than creates conflict
6.Manage Vision and Purpose – communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate units or organizations
Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information.
Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.
Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Education: Four year college degree (BS/BA) in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Finance or non-profit administration or equivalent experience required. Prefer Master's degree in the field of community organization, public or business administration or nonprofit management.
Experience: Minimum 10 years related experience in the profit or not-for-profit sector in business, sales or corporate administration. Proven track record in raising significant financial resources.
Management Experience: Minimum 7 years experience directing a workforce and program management responsibilities.
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to develop effective work teams and build consensus within the organization and community.
Demonstrated ability to exercise good and timely judgments in complex situations. Demonstrated ability for strong communication and influencing skills along with public speaking and writing. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
Travel: As required. May also involve field work.
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee's professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment.
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.
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.
Fire Detection Specialist
Our Company's engineering practices, formerly known as Failure Analysis Associates, are the leaders in the investigation, analysis, and prevention of accidents and failures. For more than forty years we have worked on significant disaster and failure investigations and have helped many corporations analyze products that you find in the market today. For over twenty years, our Environmental practices have provided scientific solutions to complex environmental problems around the world, and our Health Sciences group is one of the nation's foremost organizations applying epidemiology, toxicology, and other health sciences expertise to public and corporate health issues.
Inspects buildings under construction, alteration, and repair to ensure conformity with approved plans/building codes.
Reviews plans and specifications for proposed construction of buildings and building improvements.
Issues notices of code violations applicable to their license.
Enters results of inspections into the data base.
Prepares reports, worksheets, and daily activity reports.
Answers questions from the public pertaining to building problems, codes and ordinances.
Search files & databases & maintains a variety of source background materials for reports.
A High School Diploma or equivalent, and one (1) to five (5) years of experience in applicable construction trade as a journeyman.
Related training and experience in Fire Administration, Building Construction/Inspection
Our team of electrical engineers performs a wide array of investigations ranging from electric power systems to semiconductor devices. We operate laboratories for testing both heavy equipment and light electronic equipment. Our scope of work includes the traditional electric power and electric energy systems, as well as electronic components and systems that are the foundation for our computer, instrumentation, control, and communications systems.
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