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Fire Marsh Batt Chief Job Description Sample



FLSA Status: Exempt

CLASS SUMMARY Under administrative direction, performs responsible management, technical and administrative work to manage, supervise and coordinate the programs and activities of the City's Fire Prevention Office including code enforcement, construction, and complicated hazardous and high risk occupancy inspections; coordinates assigned duties with other divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; exercises direct supervision of professional, technical and clerical staff involved in fire prevention and inspection activities; the incumbent may command fire and other emergency operations as required and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Fire Chief. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the

Coordinates and oversees the organization, staffing and service delivery for all functions and activities of the Fire Prevention Office for the City and other fire districts or municipalities through contracted services; coordinates assigned activities with those of other divisions, outside agencies and organizations, and the general public; prepares special research reports and develops programs as assigned. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, regulations and standard operating procedures, policies and priorities for assigned area of responsibility including fire prevention, fire prevention training, fire investigation, hazardous materials, environmental cleanup; code enforcement and construction inspection programs; identifies resource needs; recommends and implements policies and procedures; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen and business inquiries and complaints. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; resolves grievances and other personnel matters. Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for the Fire Prevention Office; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; reviews with appropriate management staff; implements improvements. Develops and implements procedural methods and practices for reviewing plans, conducting inspections, investigating incidents and related activities as required; oversees and directs the Department's pre-fire plan program; collects data for pre-fire plans; provides continued technical support and training as required. Investigates all fires within the City for origin and cause; establishes procedures to ensure proper determination of fire origin and cause.

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal – February 2002


CITY OF BOTHELL Serves as liaison for the Fire Department with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies regarding assigned duties; provides advice to other City departments on safety and environmental issues; participates in preparing City engineering standards; coordinates with the City traffic engineer to assure Fire Department pre-emption equipment is installed and maintained; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Fire Prevention Office annual budget; directs the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies, and educational program; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments. May serve as staff on a variety of boards such as the Snohomish County Fire Chiefs Review Committee; participates on King County Fire Code Appeals Board. Reviews and/or directs the review of all new construction plans with the City for compliance with adopted fire codes; performs inspections within the City including fire prevention systems; oversees and manages inspection billing process; develops and submits code changes to the City Council for approval. May participate in command duty rotation; oversees and directs emergency scene operations as assigned and/or as necessary. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting with occasional need to perform or direct fire fighting activities in an emergency setting requiring a variety of strenuous and difficult physical activities in hazardous conditions requiring effective audio/visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations and communicating with others. May be required to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and on-call 24 hours, seven days a week. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education, Training and Experience Guidelines Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with major course work in fire protection engineering, fire science, public administration, or a related field and considerable experience in fire prevention, fire code enforcement, fire suppression, and related experience including responsible administrative/supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of:

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Operational characteristics, services and activities of comprehensive fire suppression, fire prevention and code enforcement, fire operations, hazardous materials, inspection, and emergency service programs Mechanical, chemical and thermal characteristics of a wide variety of flammable and hazardous materials and objects Principles, practices and procedures of fire prevention Principles, practices and techniques of fire investigation

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal – February 2002


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Pre-fire plans and special fire suppression techniques Water systems and their components Traffic control systems and preemption systems Geography of areas served and of public and private facilities Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs Principles and practices of program development and administration Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations Emergency medical, CPR, and other basic medical assistance techniques OSHA, NFPA, and EPA rules and regulations

Ability to:
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Manage, coordinate and evaluate the work of assigned personnel Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff Appropriately delegate assignments and authority Develop and administer, program goals, objectives and procedures Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations and procedures Make technical and emergency decisions quickly and calmly under emergency conditions Prepare and administer large and complex budgets Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire prevention, fire investigation and hazardous materials enforcement/control Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work Maintain physical condition necessary to perform essential duties as specified by firefighter certifications Exercise sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances; evaluate various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action

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Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Washington State driver's license with EVAP certification Possession of, or ability to obtain, first aid certification Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Firefighter certificate

Class specifications are intended to present an illustrative description of the range of duties, the scope of responsibility and the required level of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to describe the primary functions of the job. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed by employees in each position assigned to the class.

Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal – February 2002


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