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Classification Title: Department: Band: E FLSA: Exempt Date Updated: August 20, 1992 Title Of Immediate Supervisor: City Manager Fire Chief Fire Subgrade: 1

Grade: 8

CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY Under the general administrative direction of the City Manager, serves as the department head for the Fire Department. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and direction to all fire, ambulance and prevention operations/services within the City by establishing goals and objectives within the policy directives set forth by the City Council and developing and implementing procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. This is a single position classification. It is not part of a series. MISSION The primary mission of all employees is to provide the citizens of the City of Kennewick with the most efficient and effective service possible. Salaries are paid by the taxes, revenues, and users fees collected from the citizens of Kennewick. Each employee is expected to treat all people with the courtesy and respect due them at all times. ESSENTIAL DUTIES FREQUENCY BAND/GRADE 1. Establishes goals and objectives for the Department to ensure compliance with City Council policy directives and all applicable local, state or federal laws, rules and regulations. Daily 20% 2. Develops and implements operating policies and procedures to accomplish departmental goals and objectives. Daily 25% 3. Supervises the activities of administrative support personnel, fire marshal and shift supervisors. Direction includes scheduling, assignment and review of work, providing assistance, administering discipline, evaluating performance and making hiring, termination and pay change recommendations. Daily 15% D7 E8 E8

4. Develops, recommends and monitors the Department budget including the incorporation of individual division budgets by reviewing past expenditures, analyzing future needs and making determinations regarding the necessary resources to accomplish departmental goals and meet community needs. Approves expenditures including emergency equipment to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines. Daily 10% Fire Chief - Page 1 E8

5. Directs the planning of major emergency response operations and oversees their implementation to ensure effective and efficient departmental action. Requests aid from other cities and sources as necessary. Quarterly 5% 6. Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence relating to departmental activities, direction, accomplishments, etc. Weekly 10% E8 D6

7. Serves as a liaison to civic and special interest groups, local service organizations and other municipal agencies to coordinate activities and to arrange the use of City services and/or resources. Monthly 5% E8

8. Represents the Department at City Council, commission and other meetings to present the Department's plans, accomplishments and to discuss the development and implementation of programs, policies, etc. Monthly 5% 9. Responds to citizen concerns and issues and determines appropriate resolutions to maintain positive community/ customer relations for the Department and the City. Daily 5% 10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required E8 E8

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in public administration or a related field and seven or more years of fire suppression experience including three or more years of supervisory responsibility or an equivalent combination of education and experience to provide sufficient evidence of the successful performance of the essential elements of the job such as those listed above. A valid State of Washington driver's license is also required. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/REQUIREMENTS To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents must be able to perform the following: Fingering, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to a 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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