Deputy Fire Chief Job opening - Black Mountain state North Carolina ( Job openings )
Black Mountain , state North Carolina
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2022-02-18T00:00 - 2022-03-20T00:00 | 29 | 2
TITLE: DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF (FULL-TIME AND EXEMPT STATUS)
DEPARTMENT: FIRE DEPARTMENT
SALARY RANGE: $56,920
- $85,392 (Grade 18)
STARTING PAY: $56,920 - $71,181
DATE POSITION AVAILABLE
Employee performs responsible and professional administrative work assisting the Fire Chief with planning, directing, and coordinating the operational activities of the Town’s Fire Department, which includes three fire stations that services two fire districts including the East Buncombe Fire District (47 square miles) to include coverage for more than 8000 residents in Black Mountain. Employee assumes management of the department in the absence of the Fire Chief exercising supervision over all departmental personnel.
DISTINGUISHING FEATUES OF THE CLASS:
An employee in the class provides leadership, guidance, administrative, supervisory, and managerial direction assistance for the Town’s Fire Department. Work includes assisting with organizing and directing all fire tactical operations, emergency response to non-fire related calls, and implementing fire inspection and investigation programs. Work involves considerable public contact to provide information, answer questions, resolve complaints, and provide public education. Work is performed under the general direction of the Fire Chief and is evaluated based on attainment of individual and department goals and objectives, periodic conferences, activity reports, feedback from employees, other fire agencies, and public support.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Responds to fires, fire alarms, medical emergencies, rescues, hazardous material situations and any major incident; acts as incident commander and directs multiple companies to include both mutual and automatic aid departments.
Reviews incident reports, complaints, investigation reports and related operational reports to determine adherence to the departmental standard operational guidelines; investigates complaints on department personnel and administrative matters and takes appropriate action as required.
Determines fire and rescue training and other specialized training needs; develops appropriate programs and conducts necessary training for multiple shifts and fire volunteers; maintains training records to enable monitoring of training status; provides necessary training to ensure work proficiency and to ensure that qualifications and call certifications are current. Training programs include, but are not limited to fire safety, suppression, hazardous materials, technical rescue operations, emergency preparedness and emergency medical practice.
Assists in the development and implementation of short, mid, and long-range plans for the Town’s fire and rescue services; prepares a variety of ordinances and information for approval and implementation by the Fire Chief, Town Council, and the Town Manager; attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and makes presentations when necessary and required; assists with development and maintains the fire department strategic plan.
Oversees and maintains a specialized inventory of firefighting equipment, gear, supplies for apparatus and the fire station including all EMS supplies.
Assists with departmental budget preparation for submittal to Town Officials for review; implements and assists in the management of the approved fiscal year budget.
Appears before public and news media to explain emergency response operations or activities; promotes and maintains positive community relations.
Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen complaints along with filtering inquiries.
Remains abreast of changes in laws, ordinances/policies, and ensures changes are communicated and documented for future reference.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of fire prevention, inspection, suppression, and emergency medical services.
Comprehensive knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
Comprehensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of apparatus and equipment.
Thorough knowledge of supervisory principles and practices to include the knowledge of the principals and practices of personnel management sufficient to build teamwork and obtain positive results.
Ability to effectively supervise personnel at fires and other emergencies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town and County Officials, employees, and the public.
Thorough knowledge of modern fire investigative and inspection processes including extensive knowledge of state and national fire codes.
Ability to plan, organize, and administer an annual operating and capital fire budget.
Knowledge of the Town’s geography and location of streets, schools, businesses, and other structures.
Ability to manage and direct subordinates sufficient to build teamwork and administer personnel policies equitably.
Ability to make presentations to the news media, civic groups, school groups, and other organizations to promote citizen cooperation and understanding with fire service programs, which requires the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Graduation from an accredited college with an associate degree in Fire Science or related field supplemented by 5+ years of command experience, with preference given to applicants that possess 7-10 years of command experience. Applicant must be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree within 24 months of hire. Preference will be given to applicants who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree and meet the requirements of 5+ years of command experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The role of the Deputy Fire Chief is primarily administrative and management in nature, which establishes normal working conditions in an environmentally controlled office or building. Although the work of the Deputy Fire Chief is generally administrative in nature, significant physical effort maybe required when performing fire related activities, which categorizes this position as heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some very heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
When responding to and fighting fires, the employee is subject to the same conditions as other fire suppression personnel including extremes in weather (both above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and below 32 degrees Fahrenheit) for extended periods of time, driving emergency situations, and working with deceased persons and/or citizens who are injured. Work hazards can also include exposure to fire and smoke, potentially infectious materials and fluids including bloodborne pathogens, vehicular accidents, and the inherit stresses of fire service work.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of IFASC/Pro Board Firefighter II
NCOEMS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic required - Advanced preferred - County Board certified within 6 months)
IFSAC/Pro Board Hazmat Operations Level
Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification (Preferred)
NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800
IFSAC/Pro Board Driver Operator Pumps (Preferred)
IFSAC/Pro Board Driver Operator Aerials (Preferred)
IFSAC/Pro Board Fire Instructor Level II
IFSAC/Pro Board Fire Officer III
NC Standard Fire Inspector Level I (Or ability to obtain within 1 year)
Bloodborne Pathogens training per department policy
Wildland Firefighter S-130 and L-180 are preferred
North Carolina Class B Driver’s License within 6 months
SUBMIT APPLICATION BY MAIL OR IN PERSON TO: HUMAN RESOURCES, TOWN HALL LOCATED AT 160 MIDLAND AVENUE BLACK MOUNTAIN NC 28711.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH: Open until filled – 1
review for applications will be on 1-17-2022.
ORIGINAL POSTING DATES: 1/12/2021 & 5/25/2021
REPOSTING DATE: 12/30/2021 All applicants that have previously applied do not need to submit a new application.
ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO AND MUST SUCCESSFULLY PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND WHEN APPLICABLE A CREDIT CHECK. THE TOWN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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