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Fire Battalion Chief

Company: Government Jobs
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PositionSummaryOrganize and manage daily operations of a fire department emergency and non-emergency service delivery. Command and coordinate emergency resources at fire, EMS, hazmat, and rescue incidents. Ensure department readiness through personnel development and training. Develop and manage operational programs. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.Additional Information:Full-time, non-represented, Exempt position12-month probationary periodMust meet all qualifications and requirements as listed in the Position DescriptionProposed Recruitment TimelineApril 1, 2021Recruitment OpensApril 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pmDeadline to be in Initial review of applicationsMay 3-10, 2021Select & invite candidates to Interviews June 1, 2021 Panel Interviews: Interpersonal, Tactical Scenario and Role Play June 2, 2021Physical Abilities Test and Chief's InterviewsJune - July 2021Background/Medical/Drug ScreenJuly - August 2021Anticipated Start DateAttaching a cover letter and resume are required to be considered. Attaching all copies of required certifications as noted in the job description is encouraged.Essential FunctionsPerforms as division/group supervisor and/or overall incident commander to coordinate and command emergency resources at fire, EMS, hazmat, and rescue incidents. Acts as Chief Officer in absence of supervisor.Performs duties of strike team/task force leader for Benton County resource assigned to State Conflagrations.Plans and manages non-emergency activities in assigned operational area. Assists in Department planning and management.Effectively supervises assigned staff including shift personnel and volunteers. Performs personnel duties such as selection, coaching/mentoring, training, employee/labor relations, evaluating performance, succession planning, discipline, and termination. Creates and maintains an effective work environment by communicating goals and expectations for staff performance, counseling employees as appropriate, and supporting employee engagement efforts. Ability to impose economic hardship on fire personnel including approval/denial of overtime and step increases and may impose unpaid suspensions for disciplinary reasons.Develops, manages, and monitors the budget for assigned operational area. Establishes and monitors appropriate department financial measures. Interprets and uses financial data to make informed business decisions.Assists in short and long range Department planning. Develops implementation plans for goals and objectives. Shares information to and from Operations personnel to improve effectiveness of planning.Prepares and maintains reports and records related to assigned operational area or as requested.Represents Department to cooperating agencies and general public. Assists Chief in inter- agency communication and coordination, planning of public education and service programs, and resolution of conflict.Participates in labor negotiations as part of management team. Receives confidential contract materials, and develops strategies during labor negotiations.Performs as member of Fire/EMS Team, including hazardous materials duties.Participates as member of department management team, assisting in departmental planning and coordination.Develops, supervises, and manages operational programs such as apparatus, equipment, facilities, logistics, special teams, and supplies. Protects the City's interests and assets from damage.Conducts fire- and life-safety inspections; enforces fire codes and ordinances.Operates and drives vehicles and/or equipment safely and legally.Effectively promotes and supervises a safe work environment. Complies with all safety rules and performs work is a safe manner. Ensures staff maintains a safe working environment in compliance with Federal, State, and City health and safety guidelines and regulations.Acts ethically and honestly; applies ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities and interactions. Builds confidence in the City through own actions.Represents the City of Corvallis by responding to the public, community members, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner. Regards everyone, internal and external, as a customer and delivers the best service possible in a respectful and patient manner.Maintains effective work relationships.Adheres to all City and Department policies.Arrives to work, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and maintains regular job attendance.Qualificationsand SkillsEducation and ExperienceBachelor's degree in Business, Risk Management, Public Administration, Fire Services Administration or related field by the end of the probationary period is required.Seven years' experience as a full-time paid Firefighter/EMT in a full-service fire department including four years of experience at the Company Officer level. Two of those four years at the Company Officer level may be in an acting-in-capacity lieu of the Bachelor's degree requirement, an Associate's degree in Business, Risk Management, Public Administration, Fire Services Administration or related field may be considered along with two years of experience as a full-time paid and/or acting-in-capacity Command Officer -OR- Four additional years' experience as a full-time Company Officer in a full-service fire department.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAbility to perform the essential functions, and maintain the required skills and certifications of the positions of Firefighter, Engineer Apparatus Operator, and Lieutenant.Thorough working knowledge of the City of Corvallis Administrative Policies and department policies, procedures, standards, operating guidelines, rules and the ability to participate in their establishment and enforcement.Ability to write clear, concise, and accurate reports, including the ability to plan and organize work.Ability to read, understand, and interpret complex material, such as contractual language, OSHA, EEO/AA, and NFPA regulations.Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to speak in public. Excellent public service skills under emergency and non-emergency conditions.Ability to get along well with coworkers and maintain effective work relationships, including effective labor relations.Ability to use a computer to perform the essential functions of the position.Adherence to knowledge, health, and physical fitness standards established by the department.Adherence to City and Department policies including smoking, drugs, alcohol, grooming, and residency.SpecialRequirementsState of Oregon Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) Certification required.Ability to successfully complete:NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800; and AWR 160 training.NFPA Fire Officer I certification required. Ability to obtain NFPA Fire Officer II certification by the end of probationary period.Wildland Engine Boss certification or equivalent is required. Wildland Strike Team/Task Force Leader certification or equivalent is pletion of the NFA Command and Control Training or equivalent is preferred. Completion of the NFA Hazardous Materials Incident Commander or equivalent is preferred. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Oregon Drivers License.Must successfully meet the physical demands of duties in accordance with NFPA Standard 1582.Must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation including criminal history check. Ability to obtain and maintain Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Systems clearance.Demonstrable commitment to and understanding of, sustainability and the ability to promote commitment, understanding and use of sustainability principles by employees for day to day operations. Ability to hold employees accountable for sustainability objectives.Demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion; ability to promote equity, diversity and inclusion principles with employees in day to day operations. Ability to successfully use equity, diversity and inclusion principles within the department and organization-wide.The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others in the workplace.How to ApplyQualified applicants must submit an online application located on the City of Corvallis website (click on "Apply" above). This position will be open until filled. Initial review of applications will occur after 5pm on April 30, 2021. Attaching a cover letter and resume are required to be considered.Attaching all copies of required certifications as noted in the job description is encouraged. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted/considered.An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.Job DetailsSalary$8,416.52 - $11,291.82 MonthlyLocation City of Corvallis, ORCity of Corvallis, ORJob TypeFull time regular employeeDepartmentCorvallis Fire DepartmentJob Number00775Closing date and timeContinuousAgency infoAgencyCity of CorvallisPhone 541-766-6902 WebsiteAddress 501 SW Madison Avenue PO Box 1083 Corvallis, Oregon, 97339SDL2017

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