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Deputy Chief

Under general direction of the Fire Chief, to plan, supervise, and coordinate the activities and personnel of a Fire Department Division or Bureau; to perform the role of Department Command/Duty Chief; to provide highly responsible and technical staff assistance; to provide leadership in accomplishing fire suppression, rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, training, and safety goals of the Department; and to serve as Acting Fire Chief in the absence of the Fire Chief.

Typical Duties: Command fire department resources on all types of emergencies, including the most complex fires, rescues, and hazardous materials incidents; research and recommend Department policy; plan, organize, schedule, and conduct fire training; develop specifications and assist in the procurement of emergency apparatus and equipment; assist in site selection and design of Fire Department facilities; research and assist in design of Department dispatch, communications, and computer systems; supervise the maintenance of departmental administrative, inspection, training, and safety records; conduct drills and inspections; coordinate specialized skills such as hazardous materials, aircraft rescue firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services, and critical incident stress; serve as Fire Department Health and Safety Officer; supervise and evaluate assigned staff; coordinate Fire Department activities with other City, County, State, and Federal agencies; supervise Department personnel, procurement, budget, and accounting activities; coordinate the maintenance of Fire Department vehicles and facilities; perform related assignments as necessary. This position may be subject to emergency recall during non-working hours.

Tools and Equipment Used: Various fire apparatus or command vehicles, fire pumps, personal protective equipment, hoses and other standard firefighting equipment, hazardous materials response, and rescue equipment, ladders, emergency medical equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, phone.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, sometimes on uneven surfaces; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in confined spaces; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 175 pounds or more with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, and during day and night. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils, and combating hazardous materials emergencies.

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and loud at an emergency scene.

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of: Standards, principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, and hazardous materials response and organization; operation and maintenance of fire and rescue apparatus; geography, demographics, building types, water supply, and special hazards in the City of Rogers; Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and codes pertaining to fire prevention, emergency services, and worker safety standards; methods and techniques of fire service training; operation and maintenance of fire and rescue apparatus and equipment; principles and practices of public administration including organization, fiscal affairs, and personnel management; and basic computer applications.

Ability to: Efficiently and effectively utilize personnel, equipment, and apparatus in routine and emergency situations; develop and implement training and fire safety and prevention programs; maintain and improve discipline and morale; receive respect and support of subordinates; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with other City staff, other agencies, the media, and the general public; be appointed a peace officer if required.

 

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