Docstoc

Free Sample Job Description V35-deputy_fire_chief

Document Sample
Free Sample Job Description  V35-deputy_fire_chief Powered By Docstoc
					CITY OF VANCOUVER DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF DEFINITION To supervise, plan, and coordinate the activities and operations of an assigned division; coordinate assigned activities with other sections and divisions, outside agencies, and the general public; provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Fire Chief. To perform all of the assigned duties in accordance with the City of Vancouver’s Operating Principles; to develop and maintain collaborative and respectful working relationships with team members and others; and to consistently provide quality service to the citizens of Vancouver. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives administrative direction from the Fire Chief. Exercise direct supervision over assigned staff. ESSENTIAL AND OTHER FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Examples of Essential Functions: Perform all duties in accordance with the City of Vancouver’s Operating Principles. Work and act as a team player in all interactions with other city employees. Provide a high level of customer service at all times; project and maintain a positive image on behalf of the City of Vancouver with those contacted in the course of work. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Fire Department; research policies and procedures related to division; identify resources needed; ensure policies and procedures are adhered to. Participate in recommending the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; recommend employee terminations; ensure personnel program is implemented equitable and consistently.

1

CITY OF VANCOUVER Fire Division Chief (continued) Examples of Essential Functions: Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the division’s work plan; forecast Division requirements; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; implement policies and procedures; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems. Develop and manage the division budget; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget items; monitor and control expenditures. Assume command responsibility at major fire or emergency as required. Assist in analyzing the City’s fire problems; assist in the development of both short and long range plans and improvements to provide adequate fore protection for he City; assist in applying principles of grading schedule to improve fire defenses. Examples of Other Functions: Respond to major fires on an on-call, rotating basis; perform functions within Incident Command System at major incidents; assist in fire suppression as necessary. Prepare and review reports, forms, schedules, recommendations, and other required administrative procedures; review and analyze job descriptions and make recommendations for change as needed. Prepare special research reports and develop programs as assigned. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; make presentations to organizations and civic groups; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire science. Keep informed of personnel, property, and operations of the department through reports and observations. Take required action based on such information to improve department operations. Act as fire Chief as required when fire Chief is absent. Perform related duties and responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: State and local mobilization and mutual aid plans. Knowledge of:

2

CITY OF VANCOUVER Fire Division Chief (continued)

Modern firefighting and rescue principles, practices, techniques, and procedures, including the operation and maintenance requirements of various types of fire apparatus and equipment. Mechanical, chemical, and related characteristics of a wide variety of flammable and explosive materials and objects. Principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation, and personnel management. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Incident command theory. Department axioms and expectations, policies, rules and regulations. First aid, CPR, and other basic medical assistance techniques. Local geography, including the location of water mains, hydrants, and major City fire hazards. All plans and forecasting documents. Pertinent Federal, State and local law, codes and regulations, including those pertaining to fire suppression, prevention and personnel training. Ability to: Work within department expectations. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of personnel; delegate authority and responsibility. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Ability to:

3

CITY OF VANCOUVER Fire Division Chief (continued) Prepare and administer a budget. Prepare clear and concise operational work records and reports. Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties. Make technical and emergency decisions quickly and calmly under emergency conditions. Speak publicly and give presentations. Work effectively with others to achieve personal, team, department and City-wide goals. Demonstrate respect and cooperation in all interactions; support and reinforce team decisions. Anticipate customer needs and give high priority to customer service and satisfaction. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience at or above the rank of step five captain or equivalent rank. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fire science, public or business administration, or a related field; or equivalent experience/education. Graduation from the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (E.F.O.) is desirable. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

4

CITY OF VANCOUVER Fire Division Chief (continued) Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver’s license WORKING CONDITIONS Typically, work is performed in an office environment; on-call 24 hours per day on a rotating basis; will respond to emergencies and assume command or command staff functions at major incidents.

5