Fire Chief Job Description Sample
Janesville, WI, (population 64,359), a well-regarded Council-Manager community in scenic south central Wisconsin seeks experienced, creative, team-focused, and service-oriented professional to lead the Fire Department in the functions of effective and efficient risk reduction, fire and rescue, emergency medical, and special services in accordance with Federal, State, and City regulations. Responsible for 97 FTEs and a $11.8M operating budget. Additionally, through an inter-governmental agreement serves as the Fire Chief for the Milton Township / Milton Fire Department consisting of 60 part-time firefighters and a $1M operating budget.
Strong work ethic, integrity, proven and developed leadership, management, analytical & communication skills, adaptability and creativity essential; collaborator with problem solving skills & team building orientation; planning & organizational skills; proven ability to initiate & implement. Duties include: planning and directing the work activities and operations of the Fire Department as set forth by the City Council and City Administration, City policy, and applicable state and federal regulations.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in Public Administration or a related field is preferred. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in the fire service, with five years of supervisory experience at a department head or division head level.
Starting Salary: $115,000 firm with opportunity to earn up to a 5% increase after 6 months based on good job performance. Excellent fringe benefits.
The job description and additional information may be found at: www.ci.janesville.wi.us/jobs. Only properly completed applications submitted on Janesville's HR jobs webpage will be considered. Position open until filled. November 16, 2018 first review of applications.
Qualified persons should submit a cover letter, résumé of experience and qualifications, and five professional references through the link provided above. EOE
Under direction of the City Manager, provides administrative direction and leadership for all Fire Department operations, equipment, and personnel. Manages daily operations necessary to achieve exemplary services for the protection of life and property through efficient and effective implementation of fire suppression and prevention, emergency medical response, and other emergency and non-emergency related services.
Directs and is responsible for personnel, property, and operations of the department. Reviews departmental operations through written reports or personal observation and takes necessary action to improve operations.
Directs the administrative and departmental budget exercising control over expenditures and assessing the need for and recommending the addition of new personnel, material, apparatus or supplies.
Develops and implements departmental policy and procedures and ensures they are followed by members of the Department.
Responds to major alarms and personally directs activities at large fires or disasters and / or reviews the supervisory activities of subordinates at other emergencies. Works with other departments on mutual aid agreements.
Supervises and reviews the activities of various sub divisions within the Department such as the fire prevention and building inspection.
Attends City Manager's staff meetings when scheduled as well as other meetings as required.
Meets with union representatives and handles grievances when they occur; Sits in on union negotiations.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of an advanced education from an accredited educational institution of higher learning resulting in a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, or related field. Ten (10) years of firefighting experience with a fulltime career department, Graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy, Chief Officer Designation (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, State of Florida Firefighter II Certificate of Compliance, State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License / Certification, Fire Service Instructor II Certificate of Competency, and Fire Safety Inspector II Certificate of Compliance.
Master's Degree in Public Administration or related field preferred.
Fire Officer IV Certificate of Competency and State of Florida Paramedic License / Certification preferred, but not required.
Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to read and understand Florida Fire Prevention Code, Federal and State Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety, and City policies and procedure manuals.
Must be able to communicate and present oneself in a professional manner, and have the ability to successfully work with confidential information.
Ability to work under high demands, short time constraints, and pressure of a fast paced work environment.
Ability to serve in leadership role in the event of EOC activation.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with City and other public employees, public officials, contractors, consultants, vendors, media, and the general public.
Ability to perform basic mathematical equations necessary to perform budget and procurement analyses and recommendations.
Must possess a valid Florida Class E driver license.
Must pass post offer pre-employment Physical Examination, and applicable background checks.
This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.
City and Job Overview
The City of Garden Grove is seeking qualified candidates for the position of FIRE CHIEF.
Applications may be reviewed following City Council decision regarding contracting with the Orange County Fire Authority for the City's fire services.
The City of Garden Grove is the 5th largest city in Orange County, which covers approximately 18 square miles and serves a population of approximately 175,000 residents. The city is located 30 miles from Los Angeles and 10 miles from warm Southern California beaches. Garden Grove is home to the renown Strawberry Festival, the Christ Cathedral and Southern California's only indoor water park, the Great Wolf Lodge.
The Garden Grove Fire Department is a full-service department that provides fire and rescue services. The Department operates out of seven fire stations located throughout the City and is comprised of 2 division chiefs, 3 battalion chiefs, 26 captains, 24 engineers, 6 firefighters, 30 paramedics, 2 fire protection staff, 1 analyst, and 2 clerical support staff.
The ideal candidate should be fair, reasonable, and approachable with a collective decision-making style. The new Chief should provide an enhanced level of service to the staff as well as the community. The City is looking for a loyal Chief who feels comfortable being in the spotlight and representing the City in a professional manner. The Chief must be able to assess past and present practices and work culture and adopt the practices that work best for the staff, City, and community. Additionally, the new Chief needs to be fair and impartial and can work collaboratively with other department directors.
Example of Duties
The Fire Chief is responsible for:
Planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the activities of Fire Department personnel, apparatus and equipment engaged in preventing and extinguishing fires, in saving lives and property, and in the enforcement of fire ordinances, laws and codes
Formulating departmental rules, procedures and policies, and seeing that they are carried out;
Maintaining effective discipline, reviewing all recommendations on the hiring, retention, placement, rating and terminations of personnel;
Conferring with agents of other governmental jurisdictions, with the Board of Fire Underwriters, with fire prevention bureaus, and with the Office of the State Fire Marshal;
Formulating an annual budget estimate and controlling budget expenditures;
Recommending purchase of equipment and supplies;
Meeting the public and various officials in furthering the public relations of the department;
Performing related duties as required.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Seven years of increasingly responsible, full-time supervisory experience in a Fire department at the rank of Captain or higher, including three years at the rank of Fire Battalion Chief or higher, and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in fire science, public administration, business administration or a related field.
Modern principles, practices and techniques of Fire Department administration, organization and operation, and their applicability to specific situations; advanced methods and techniques of firefighting, fire apparatus and equipment, training, first aid, and fire inspection and prevention; customer service techniques and principles.
Analyze fire problems and plan policies and procedures; plan, assign, coordinate and direct the work of the different divisions in the department; command the respect of subordinates and the community; conduct comprehensive administrative studies; prepare in-depth reports on operations; supervise the compilation of data and the preparation of annual budget estimates; establish and maintain effective relations with City officials, other fire agencies, and the public; commit to providing quality customer service.
Must possess a valid CA Class C driver's license.
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. Incumbents in this classification walk, sit, lift and carry over 50 lbs, push, pull, climb stairs, stoop/bend/lean, turn/twist, repeat bending, crouch/kneel/squat, reach above and below shoulder level, use both hands and legs repetitively, use rapid mental/muscular coordination, repetitively twist or exert pressure involving wrists, speak clearly, hear normal voice conversation, distinguish shades/color vision, see long distance, see small details, use a telephone and operate mobile or motorized equipment.
The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Incumbents in this classification work inside, outside, around moving vehicles, on ladders/scaffolding, exposure to severe contagious illness or disease, in direct contact with public, with hands in water, with loud noise, sharp objects, gases and fumes.
Other Important Information
HOW TO APPLY
Online applications can be completed by visiting: www.ggcity.org/hr. Questions regarding this position may be either sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or asked in-person at the Human Resources Department located at City Hall, 11222 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove CA. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications must include:
- the completed online employment application,
- updated resume, and
- the completed supplemental questionnaire.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Candidates who appear to have the best qualifications for the position may be invited to continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to the next step of the process.
Candidates who may need accommodations during the selection process must contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com at least one week prior to any interview date.
If there are any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Liane Kwan at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City has adopted a Nepotism Policy that may affect the status of your application. Please refer to the Garden Grove Municipal Code 2.44.440 Nepotism Policy for more information.
The City is seeking a dynamic fire services professional with strong leadership and management skills to serve as the next Redding Fire Department (R.F.D.) Chief.
The Fire Chief is responsible for coordinating and managing the operation of the Fire Department, staffed with 79 personnel and 8 fire stations. The ideal candidate will be a strong generalist manager with proven effective leadership, communication and presentation skills, a team builder and a creative problem solver.
The City enjoys a positive working relationship with its fire bargaining units, and it is important that the individual selected possesses the skills and capabilities to continue to foster and maintain these relationships. Taking the initiative to move the department ahead and keep it in sound financial condition is a must. The City will be looking for an individual who will interact effectively with the City Manager, City Council, Department Directors, Bargaining Units, other City employees and the public, and who possesses knowledge and experience in municipal fire department operations in a similar sized community.
Assistant Fire Chief - Operations - Updated - Review Begins 11/16/2018
Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions
This is a senior-level, professional staff, full-time position in the City's Fire & Rescue Services Department. An individual in this position will be responsible for supervising the City's Operations Division for Fire and Rescue Services Department and providing support to the Fire Chief. This individual will also ensure the delivery of excellent service to all internal and external customers consistent with a High-Performing Organization (HPO).
Examples of Work:• Lead / Manage the operations of the division; evaluate the performance of the division; evaluate the department's methods of service delivery; make recommendations for change; implement the changes; develop policy and standard operating guidelines; ensure compliance with guidelines; assist with the evaluation of training needs; develop training programs; promote cooperation among divisions; assist with fire prevention activities of the Fire Marshal's office to include coordination of fire prevention education; complete performance appraisals of direct subordinates; and review and approve performance appraisals of indirect subordinates;
Lead personnel by assisting in the planning, coordination, and administering of activities of the division; assist in establishing and defining goals and objectives; assist in the recruitment and hiring process; assist the promotional process; develop, recommend, or issue corrective action as needed; mentor and develop subordinates; communicate the visions and goals of the department and of the City; and attend meetings and conferences of professional organizations;
Represent the department by assisting the Fire Chief with presentations to the City Council and City Manager; represent the department on boards, committees or associations; work with various citizen groups; respond to complaints; attend department head meetings; coordinate activities with other departments; and interact and coordinate activities with other jurisdictions;
Manage the divisions budget by preparing the budget; approve purchases; coordinate maintenance programs; coordinate capital purchases; approve City issued credit card statements;
Develop new programs by evaluating the efficiency of current programs; research new programs or problems; develop and implement new programs; and assist in developing and evaluating the department's strategic plan;
Attend in-service training /classes to remain aware of recent changes in trends, technology, innovations, ordinances and regulations; Maintain working knowledge of the emergency service career field to include research and benchmarking; interpret and present findings to citizens, organizations, and staff;
Create technical reports; monitor national, state and local fire report statistics to determine trends for educational or training purposes;
Respond to emergency calls by monitoring emergency incident operations; assume command of emergency incidents as required; and may serve as Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator;
Perform other related duties as assigned;
Subject to 24-hour recall.
Education, Experience, or Certification:High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate is required. Bachelor's Degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or Fire Technology or a closely related preferred. Ten years of relevant experience in firefighting or emergency services field required with three years as a Battalion Chief or higher or 12 years as a Lieutenant with Missouri City Fire & Rescue. Certified as Master Firefighter, Instructor II and Fire Officer II by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC); Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry Basic EMT - Certification; Valid Class C Driver's License with good driving record.
The Department of Human Resources & Organizational Development may consider an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
The MCFRSD may apply/consider credentialing from agencies such as the State of Texas Fire Commission and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) via established reciprocal processes.
Deputy Fire Chief
The Redding Fire Department is establishing an eligibility list to fill current as well as future vacancies for the Deputy Fire Chief position. Currently, one full-time vacancy exists in the Fire Administration Division.
Incumbents in this classification assist in the general management of the Fire Department. The responsibilities include planning and directing fire suppression, fire training, administrative activities and performing related duties as required.
The Deputy Chief is distinguished from the Fire Battalion Chief in that an employee in this class is directly responsible for the supervision, management, evaluation and coordination of the overall activities of one or more Divisions within the Fire Department. The successful candidate will have the ability to administer all activities associated with Fire Suppression including the supervision of the Suppression Shift Commanders and all activities associated with the Operations and Training Divisions. The Deputy Chief is responsible to represent the Department in matters of policy, rules, regulations and law in the absence of the Fire Chief. The Deputy Chief will serve as Duty Chief and will be required to serve Acting Fire Chief in the absence of the Chief.
Examples of Duties
Respond to major alarms as necessary; develop and supervise the delivery of training on all shifts and for the Fire Prevention Division; administer both the City and Department rules and regulations; develop and administer Division and Department budget; attend and make presentations at Staff, City Council and professional association meetings; maintain open lines of communication with subordinate staff and other City departments; manage operational activities; prepare memoranda, directives and a variety of technical reports and directives; respond to complex requests for information and complaints; serve as Department Safety Officer; assist in the development of and ensure application of goals, objectives and policies; represent the Department in labor relations matters; and perform other related duties as assigned.
Chief Fire Prevention Engineer
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical Engineering or a directly related area of Engineering, plus five (5) years of fire protection engineering work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience provided the minimum degree requirement is met.
Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications.
A valid State of Illinois driver's license is required
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Illinois is required. At the time of employment, must have obtained Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.
Disclaimer – "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
NOTE: You must provide your transcripts or diploma, valid U.S. Driver's License, professional license, or training certificates, at time of processing, if applicable.
NOTE: Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug screen and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Fire Department.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.
You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered). If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
This position requires applicants to complete an interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
Three (3) years of professional work experience as a licensed Professional Engineer
Knowledge of Chicago's Municipal Fire Codes
Ability to read and review building plans
VETERANS PREFERENCE: The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.
Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented. In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?" In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.
For Veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.
For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application. Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.
Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.
City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Military Friendly Employer
City of Chicago Department of Human Resources
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Soo Choi, Commissioner
Please note, applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. C.S.T. on December 7, 2018. (No exceptions will be made.)
Nov 7, 2018, 9:55:06 AM
Fire Deputy Chief
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Assists the Fire Chief in directing and managing complex work activities within the department in one of two assignments; Operations or Administration. Activities include but are not limited to; planning, organizing, coordinating, and generally assuming the duties of the Fire Chief as applicable; performs other work as required.
Essential Duties:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, oversees and reviews the operation of a departmental division engaged in fire suppression, EMS, training, safety, logistics, fire code enforcement, and fire investigations
Evaluate performance/competence through review of subordinate officers on departmental policies, procedures and methods
Assists and advises the Fire Chief in planning departmental programs and developing departmental policies and procedures
Interprets and enforces City rules and procedures
Reviews evaluations of all uniformed and civilian personnel
Handles complex public and media relations concerning the activities of the department
Investigates and addresses complaints of the department
Oversees the preparation of records and reports relating to division activities
Reviews and files reports prepared by subordinates
Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports on division activities
Monitors EMS billing system; revenues, reports, client and department interaction.
Collaborates with other city department managers coordinating and directing divisional work.
Respond to and direct operations at large scale incidents in accordance with departmental policy, using technical skills and leadership with available resources
Assists in analysis of past budgets and development of future budgets
Provides for the continued technical training of departmental personnel
Develops and implements procedures to improve service delivery and citizen engagement in all levels of the organization
Fills the role of the department head in the absence of the Fire Chief.
Performs other duties as assigned
Acts and performs duties of other Deputy Chief officers in their absence
Recommends additional equipment and supplies needed for all divisions
Reviews plans of proposed construction in the City and develops impact statements
Visits all stations and inspects conditions and needs of officers and personnel
Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned
When unusual situations occur and/or the City Manager declares a State of Emergency, all City employees may be required to accept special assignments and perform as needed to ensure appropriate service delivery
Develops and Coordinates department promotional processes
Manages projects as both an analyst and coordinator
Directly supervises employees in assigned division. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Minimum Education and Experience Required: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.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Fire and/or Emergency Services Administration, business management, public administration or related field; ten (10) years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in the fire service, five (5) of which are at the Captain level or higher; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training at the level of Chief Officer.
Possession of a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Lynchburg policy.
Certification as Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Instructor II and Fire Officer III OR equivalent training and education will be considered
Successful completion of IS100, IS200, IS300, IS400, IS700 and IS800 National Incident Management (NIMS) training within 90 days of appointment to this position. May also be required to complete higher levels of NIMS training as determined appropriate for the position.
Residency within the City of Lynchburg limits, or close proximity preferred
Assistant Fire Chief (Prevention)
ABOUT THE POSITION
This position manages specified functional areas and/or programs in a comprehensive County fire protection and prevention system.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.
Education and Experience: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in fire science, engineering, architecture, business or public administration or a field related to the work and two (2) years of full-time experience in fire administration or command, building development, fire prevention, planning, inspections, or related field. Possession of an advanced degree in an appropriate field is desirable.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations.
Wear a uniform as specified. Wear self-contained breathing equipment.
Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Provide excellent leadership to the Department of Building & Fire Prevention fire plans check and fire inspection groups serving our customers in accordance with our service goals and mission statement. Provides leadership to and coordinates intradepartmental activities.
Holds, coordinates, or attends various staff meetings and serves on a variety of task forces and committees regarding improving service delivery. Encourages and promotes open communication amongst staff to resolve problems. Advises staff and others regarding problems that may occur.
Provide leadership and a work environment that encourages and motivates staff toward improving code interpretations with consistency and appropriateness of application. Assists staff with understanding and accepting changes to the resolution of complex or difficult situations that will arise as cultural changes are implemented. Manages, reviews, guides, and implements cultural changes of staff.
Communicate with and provide evaluations of the appropriateness of recommended changes with senior management. Confers with and represents the Department of Building & Fire Prevention with other County agencies and departments, developers, engineers, architects, contractors, property owners and others to give and receive back on relevant changes and information regarding improved codes, regulations, procedures, and systems. Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for assigned areas/programs; assists in coordinating the preparation and administration of the annual budget in assigned areas of responsibility.
Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities of operational, technical and office support staff through subordinate managers and supervisors. Contributes to the overall quality of the department's service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing and recommending improved policies and procedures. Assists in managing the day-to-day operations of assigned functional areas.
Manages all fire prevention activities, from public education and information programs to ensuring that fire codes and ordinances are appropriately enforced. Directs the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development; interprets County policies and procedures to employees; ensures effective morale, productivity and discipline of department staff.
Conducts analytical studies; develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; directs the maintenance of accurate records and files.
Represents the County in meetings with representatives of governmental agencies, professional and business organizations, employee organizations, and the public. Monitors developments and legislation related to departmental matters, evaluates their impact upon County operations and recommends policy and procedural improvements. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a personal or County motor vehicle to various work or incident sites.
Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites and incidents and attend meetings; stamina to serve as emergency incident commander; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Security Services Fire Chief
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Responsible for supervision of fire prevention/protection and emergency response activities including Incipient Stage fire fighting personnel.
Reports to Security Chief.
Assures compliance with applicable General Motors Fire Prevention/ Protection Manual as well as National Fire Prevention/ Protection standards and regulations.
Interfaces with and provides technical fire prevention/ protection guidance to, management, appropriated General Motors personnel, regulatory agencies, including local and state fire authorities.
Remain current with engineering practices, procedures, and governmental regulations pertaining to fire prevention/ protection and emergency response planning.
Develops and implements site-specific, training programs for personnel in areas which may include fire suppression, systems maintenance and testing, fire prevention, hot work permits, and emergency response planning as required by Government regulations and General Motors Policies and procedures.
Ensures that pertinent training, inspection and maintenance records are in compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies and General Motors / policies and procedures.
Audits facilities for compliance with General Motors policies and procedures regarding fire prevention/ protection issues and ensures consistency.
May be responsible for purchase, with General Motors approval, of replacement fire equipment or supplies according to local General Motors procedures.
May be responsible for security duties in relation to the facility's confined space permitting program and other safety related programs or committees. May be responsible for training relative to confined space entry and rescue, usage of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and records associated with these activities, including fit testing of the SCBA.
Ensure compliance with the aspects of General Motors Labor Agreements.
Coordinates all fire equipment inspection/ certification activities on site with the Site Coordinator/ Manager of Fire Prevention and Protection, assures all records are maintained and in compliance with the required standards.
Institutes and is responsible for fire prevention and protection training for security personnel such as fire suppression systems maintenance and testing, fire prevention, hot works permits, confined space permits as required by Government regulations, as well as, General Motors Corporate and Site Specific training and monthly exercises that are fire and/ or safety related.
Institutes and is responsible for structural stage fire brigade training and fire and safety drills.
Maintains all fire prevention/ protection training and drill records for on site personnel.
Participates in Loss Prevention Survey and is the contact person for follow-up on the maintenance list and survey items.
Coordinates all impairments to fire protection systems and/or equipment to ensure that they are handled promptly and correctly. Assures all records are maintained and in compliance with required standards.
Responds to all emergencies as outlined in local procedures.
Participates in pre-emergency planning and assists in the implementation of the emergency plans with both facilities and outside emergency organizations. Coordinates fire department visits to the facility.
Assures that all fire and related GRIT reports are completed and forwarded to the designated personnel. Identifies trends and ensures that appropriate corrective action is communicated and taken. Completes and provides follow up as needed.
Attends meetings with plant management, engineering, quality assurance personnel and others regarding general inquires from plant personnel to ensure proper fire prevention and protection requirements during new construction, planned renovations and demolition.
Insures Hot Works Permits are properly administered and maintained.
May supervise security staff in fire functions.
Makes recommendations on managerial methods in order to improve workflow, simplify reporting procedures or implement cost reductions.
Maintain data and records following General Motors Record Retention guidelines and requirements.
Carries out all duties in an honest ethical manner.
Reports to Site Security Management.
Minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Any deviations from the minimum educational requirement must meet the approval of General Motors Global Security.
Advanced fire prevention training preferred.
2 years prior fire prevention/ protection experience or equivalent fire education required, four years preferred.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision.
Ability to organize workload for effective implementation.
Strong analytical skills needed to analyze complex data and develop reasonable analysis, appropriate conclusions and/ or innovative solutions.
Demonstrates planning, organizational and project management skills.
Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills.
Strong managerial skills and the ability to assert oneself.
Ability to act in a decisive manner in emergency situations.
Ability to physically respond to all medical emergencies.
Ability to assist in facilitating progressive change.
Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
Ability to be an effective team member.
Strong General Motors, quality and results orientated.
Strong diplomacy skills and sensitivity protocol.
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and utilize sound judgment.
Working knowledge of card access, security and safety systems.
Demonstrated excellent computer ability (Microsoft programs).
Knowledge of multiple languages is beneficial but not required.
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