STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: STATE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF
Class Code: 8380-23 Date Established: 12-11-02
Occupational Code: 3-3-1 Date of Last Revision:
BASIC PURPOSE: To supervise and manage the training/safety, fire prevention, and budget programs for the Pease Air National Guard Fire Department. In the absence of the State Fire Chief assumes all duties and responsibilities of the position.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Responsible for the management and supervision of the training program which requires planning, scheduling, and coordinating classes: plans develops and implements training goals and objectives.
· Plans, schedules, and performs fire inspections, system testing, and pre-fire planning to ensure compliance with all codes and fire regulations.
· Assists in responding to emergencies; takes charge in all areas of safety as the Safety Officer.
· Prepares fire department annual budget for approval by superior based on estimates of department operation requirements.
· Computes, prepares, and reviews payroll for department employees; verifies and reconciles invoices and payment vouchers with Accounting Section to ensure accurate and timely payment.
· Assume all duties and responsibilities of the State Fire Chief in his absence.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs or of employees doing work which differs from the supervisor, including disciplining employees, solving personnel problems, recommending hiring and firing employees, and developing work methods. The supervisor in this position manages a working unit or section with responsibility for employee performance appraisal.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job assignments in an adverse working environment involving a variety of unpredictable elements or hazards, including exposure to injuries or hazardous materials which result in partial disability.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent.
Experience: Six years fire fighting experience in airfield firefighting, four years of which must have been at a supervisory level.
Licenses/Qualifications: Must have a valid driver’s license and phone number at place of residence, as well as an appropriate USAF license as a condition of employment. Must possess DOD or NPQS Fire Officer III, Fire Instructor II. Must obtain Fire Instructor III within one year of employment, Fire Inspector II, Hazmat Incident Command, Hazmat Operations level and train to required levels as directed by AFI 32-2003. Must hold and maintain a DOD security clearance as continuation of employment. Must become certified in CPR and maintain certification.
Applicant must be physically able to perform the duties of the position for which they are considered. This position requires arduous physical exertion under rigorous and unusual conditions. Specific requirements and other qualifications standards shall be found in the US Office of Personnel Management Handbook X-118 Qualification Standards for the General Schedule. Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to consistently meet deadlines. Must be able to pass a physical screening exam paid for by the agency prior to being employed. Must pass periodic physical exams as a condition of continuing employment. Must be capable of being granted a military security clearance and maintain a valid security clearance as a condition of continuing employment. Must be
granted the security clearance prior to being recommended for permanent status. Must be able to satisfactorily undergo a State Police records check. Shall wear designated uniform. Shall participate in daily physical fitness training when on duty. Shall work an uncommon tour of duty. Attendance of the following courses is highly desirable but not required: Leadership Development, NH Interaction Management, Quality Teams/Tools/Techniques and Quality Advanced Teams/Tools/Techniques.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of fire fighting and prevention methods and their application to a variety of fire fighting/rescue problems including buildings, aircraft and vehicles. Knowledge of federal codes and regulations relating to building and fire safety. Knowledge of the methods for handling oil, gasoline and chemical spills. Knowledge of the uses and capabilities of specialized fire fighting equipment and instruments. Skill in supervising and leading subordinate fire fighting personnel. Skill in conducting fire investigations and in recognizing, identifying and preserving evidence. Skill in resolving stressful situations and in making quick, accurate decisions. Ability to work an uncommon tour of duty. Ability to train subordinate fire fighting personnel. Ability to respond to emergencies and to perform physically demanding tasks. Ability to plan and supervise the work of shift personnel. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to analyze problems and recommend effective course of action. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fire fighting agencies, departmental personnel and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.
Last Updated 02/04/03