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Battalion Chief

Category: Public Safety
Description:
THE CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF BATTALION CHIEF. THE BATTALION CHIEF IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING AND SUPERVISING THE ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS OF FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL FOR MULTIPLE FIRE STATIONS DURING A 24-HOUR SHIFT WORK SCHEDULE. EMPHASIS OF THE WORK IS ON MANAGEMENT OF PERSONNEL, SERVING AS INCIDENT COMMANDER, RESOLVING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS ISSUES, COMMUNICATING NEW POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, TIME MANAGEMENT, FISCAL AND CAPITAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, OVERSEEING THE MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE OF BUDGETS, TEACHING FIRE RELATED CLASSES, INVESTIGATING FIRES, AND OTHER RELATED WORK. AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS CLASS IS THE FIRST LEVEL OF MANAGEMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT AND EXERCISES SIGNIFICANT INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION, DISCRETION, AND JUDGMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. WORK IS PERFORMED UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF THE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF AND IS EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES, OBSERVATION, REPORTS, AND QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF WORK PERFORMED. AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OR RELATED FIELD, A MINIMUM OF SEVEN YEARS WITH A FIREFIGHTER LEVEL II CERTIFICATION AND A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS OF SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. CANDIDATES SHOULD ALSO POSSESS A FIREFIGHTER LEVEL II CERTIFICATION, VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT-BASIC), HAZMAT CERTIFICATION, EMERGENCY VEHICLE DRIVER, DRIVER OPERATOR PUMPS AND AERIAL, FIRE INSTRUCTOR LEVEL II, NIMS COURSES, AND FIRE OFFICER II. THE HIRING RANGE IS $51,940 - $65,495 DOQ AND THE CITY HAS AN EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE POSITION GO TO HTTPS://WWW.HENDERSONVILLENC.GOV/EMPLOYMENT-1 OR WWW.HVLNC.GOV
Employer: City of Hendersonville
Expires: 11/11/2019
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