|SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
|OPENING DATE: 08/25/20
This position is responsible to the Fire Chief for the administration of a division or multiple divisions of the Fairbanks Fire Department, assists the Fire Chief in the overall administration and direction of the Fire Department and acts as Fire Chief during the Chief’s absence.
|ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Function at both a strategic and tactical level.
Direct the administrative activities of one or more divisions of the department at the direction of the Fire Chief.
Provide direct supervision for subordinate personnel by conducting and reviewing performance evaluations; guidance for career development, and implementing progressive discipline.
Assist the Fire Chief in developing, draft, and maintain department budgets.
Coordinate the review and modification of policies and procedures for the Fairbanks Fire Department.
Interpret rules, contractual agreements, and standing protocols which affect both individual divisions and the department as a whole.
Respond to major emergencies and multi-alarm operations and assume an appropriate role within the Incident Command System as needed.
Represent the Fire Chief, the Department, and the City with the public, community groups, professional organizations and other City departments in assigned areas, and performs related work as assigned.
Manage administrative functions within the Department to including construction projects, and preventive maintenance and repair of facilities
The above examples are representative of assignments performed by this class and are not intended to be inclusive.
Persons applying for this position must have the following:
A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in professional firefighting, which shall include five years in a Supervisory position of Battalion Chief or above. Additional years of experience, in addition to the ten years, may substitute for supervisory experience.
Possess and maintain a valid State of Alaska driver's license throughout the duration of employment.
Enrollment or completion of the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program is highly desirable.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a four year degree in appropriate discipline is highly desirable.
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Candidates hired must satisfactorily demonstrate these factors during a prescribed probationary period for continued employment:
Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of fire and public administration.
Knowledge of firefighting, prevention, and emergency medical services.
Ability to effectively oversee the functions of assigned areas.
Ability to manage operations at emergency scenes.
Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
Ability to lead and grow the department through dynamic leadership, mentorship, positive motivation, and employee development.
|WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and MOTOR SKILLS:
The position involves physically risky functions under emergency conditions.
Nature of the work may involve exposure to conditions that could cause injury, illness or loss of life, and exposure to materials includes, but is not limited to, fire, chemical spills, oil, fuel, hazardous materials, disease and dangerous weather conditions.
Mental and physical fitness are required for completing the tasks involved in the position.
Performance of work can also involve standing and walking for long periods of time.
Physical agility is required to access all areas at the scene of a fire. (Rare)
Emergencies require pushing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and reaching with hands and arms.
The Assistant Fire Chief may be required to lift/carry equipment or persons weighing more than 100 pounds. (Rare)
Wears protective equipment weighing over 50 pounds. Ability to perform strenuous physical efforts during emergency or training activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke. (Rare)
Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.