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Deputy Fire Chief of Operations

Category: Public Safety
Salary $75,106.97, Hiring Bonus: $4,000 Responsible For Performing Difficult Professional, Technical And Management Work Assisting The Fire Chief With Planning, Directing, And Coordinating The Operational Activities Of The City’s Fire Department. Assumes Management Of Department In The Absence Of The Fire Chief. An Employee In This Class Provides Leadership, Guidance, Administrative, Supervisory And Managerial Direction Assistance For The City’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 On The Basis Of Attainment Of Individual And Department Goals And Objectives, Periodic Conferences, Activity Reports, Feedback From Employees, Other Fire Agencies, And Public Support. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Responds To Fires, Fire Alarms, Medical Emergencies, Rescues, Hazardous Material Situations And Any Major Incident; Acts As Incident Commander And Directs Multiple Companies And Both Mutual And Automatic Aid Departments. Reviews Incident Reports, Complaints, Investigation Reports And Related Operational Reports To Determine Adherence Of Operation Personnel To Departmental Standard Operational Guidelines; Investigates Complaints On Department Personnel And Administrative Matters And Take Appropriate Action As Required. Determines Fire And Rescue Training And Other Specialized Training Needs; Develops Appropriate Programs And Conducts Necessary Training For Multiple Shifts; Maintains Training Records To Enable Monitoring Of Training Status; Provides Necessary Training To Ensure Work Proficiency And To Ensure That Qualification 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 City’s Fire And Rescue Services; Prepares A Variety Of Ordinances And Information For Approval And Implementation By The Fire Chief, City Council And City 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 Fire Station Including All EMS Hard And Soft Supplies. Assists In The Preparation Of Department’s Budget; Submits To City Officials For Review; Implements And Assists In The Management Of The Approved Fiscal Year Budget. Appears Before Public And News Media, As Appropriate, To Explain Emergency Response Operations
Employer: City of Hendersonville
Expires: 4/20/2023