WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP AMBULANCE AND RESCUE
STANDARD OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES
Division: EMS Section: General
Subject: Assistant Chief Code: ADM13
Effective Date: June 2006 Pages: 1 of 4
The Assistant Chief is directly responsible to the Chief and is expected to:
directly supervise and manage the squad training program for the squad, directly
supervise assigned personnel, perform assigned staff functions, follow orders of
superior officers, promote cooperation with other squad personnel and other
squad officers as required for the efficient operations of the squad.
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all
duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed
on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLE OF WORK:
Capable of performing all duties assigned to the position of EMT.
Directly supervises assigned personnel in the performance of their
Establishes, maintains, manages, and directly supervises the squad
Coordinates schedules and instructs various squad training classes and
drills for all employees.
Supervises the establishment and maintenance of training records and
files for all employees.
Utilizes the squad’s computer system to record, track, and evaluate
Confers with Chief and Supervisors to determine training needs of
Formulates squad training schedule based on knowledge of identified
squad training needs.
Organizes and develops training/drill manuals, testing and evaluating
procedures, multimedia training aids, and other educational materials.
Trains assigned instructors and squad supervisory personnel in
techniques for training both in general and specialized areas.
Plans and coordinates refresher and leadership development training
programs and training in supervision and management techniques and
other types of training in response to change in policies and procedures.
Plans, develops, and conducts orientation classes for new employees.
Maintains a squad library with supplied resource materials.
Researches and writes proposals for all types of training programs.
Prepares manuals and implements programs including preparing
curriculum, arranging, scheduling, and conducting classes, and arranging
for other instructors.
Arranges for and supervises use of visual and other training aids.
Seeks out funding sources for training programs through federal, state, or
Supervises personnel in carrying out their training functions.
Makes arrangements for facilities, equipment, and materials, and selects
Develops and carries out an evaluations system to determine future
revisions in course content.
Designs and develops training announcements and brochures to inform
employees of projected training and development courses.
Examines and periodically tests squad equipment and makes
recommendations regarding their usefulness and safety.
Participates in drills and other training courses.
Responds to calls, drives or rides on the ambulances, and assists other
EMT’s on calls.
Provides training and/or coordinates training of employees in the driving
and operating of the ambulances.
Provides training and/or coordinates training of employees in the operation
of new and existing rescue, EMS and other equipment used by the squad.
May be assigned to perform special duty at theaters, schools, and other
public gatherings to help maintain public safety.
Effectively provides discipline for assigned personnel.
Effectively recommends hiring, firing, promoting, demoting, disciplining, or
other action for assigned personnel.
Provides support and counseling for employees of the association.
Makes monthly inspections of the Ambulances and its equipment.
Keeps essential records and files.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
REQUIREMENTS: (in addition to requirements set fourth in ADM09)
ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300 (prior to 2007)
Two years as an EMT
EMS Officer 1 certification (within 3 months of appointment)
Two (2) years EMS Officer/Lieutenant experience preferred.
Two (2) years employment with Washington Township Ambulance &
Rescue Association preferred.
Must be a Full Time.
Considerable knowledge of laws and ordinances, which are significant
from the EMS point of view.
Knowledge of methods likely to be effective in EMS of various types.
Knowledge of varied kinds of equipment and apparatus.
Knowledge of the location of schools, large buildings, streets in the
Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinances, rules, regulations,
standards, and procedures and apply them to specific situations and
Ability to organize the work of an assigned company so as to make the
best available use of personnel, funds, and equipment.
Ability to take a leading part in establishing and maintaining cooperative
and helpful relationships with citizens and others.
Ability to supervise the cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair of the
building, rooms, ambulances, and equipment.
Ability to remain cool and decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports.
Ability to establish and maintain records and files.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.