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Deputy Chief of Support Services

City of Fairburn

Posted: Apr. 17, 2018

End Date: May. 18, 2018

POSITION TITLE:          Deputy Chief of Support Services                                       Fire Grade Scale:  22, Step 1        
DEPARTMENT:              City of Fairburn Fire Department
REPORTS TO:               Fire Chief
Under the direction of the Fire Chief, maintain, supervise and coordinate fleet maintenance and repair, equipment purchases and maintenance, building maintenance, repair and construction. Incumbent will organize and manage all community related fire department partnerships. Deputy Chief of Support Services supervises and coordinates administrative duties as assigned. Provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Fire Chief. The position serves and is subject to emergency call while on duty and is subject to immediate recall. Position is responsible for overseeing the proper execution of the Fire Chief’s orders, and reports directly to the Fire Chief. This is an FLSA exempt fire department position.
Education, Licenses, Certifications and Experience:
  • Possess a valid State of Georgia Class A or B Driver’s License.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science or related field from an accredited college; or, a Master’s is preferred.
  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) Instructor III Certification through the State of Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council.
  • NPQ Safety Officer.
  • Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Designation.
  • Certified Arson Investigator State of Georgia or out-of-State equivalent.
  • National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Graduate or Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute (EDI) Graduate.
  • Experience with maintenance, design and oversight of fire equipment emergency apparatus and fire stations.
  • Must have fifteen (15) years fire service experience, ten (10) of which have been at the supervisory level, five (5) as a Chief Officer.
Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Under general supervision:
  • Research and recommend department policy.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and control the activities and operations of programs and functions assigned to the Support Services Division.
  • Assure all equipment, safety clothing, apparatus, and supplies are specified, purchased, received, inventoried, and distributed in an effective manner, consistent with City/Departmental policies, State/Federal laws, and related recognized industry standards.  
  • Maintain City/Department apparatus and equipment, ensuring a constant state-of-readiness; conduct needs assessment for apparatus/equipment; oversee and participate in design, planning, and implementation of new apparatus/equipment; coordinate with other City departments in proper record keeping and maintenance of Department apparatus.
  • Conduct inspections at City fire facilities, ensuring facilities are maintained; oversee repairs; coordinate with vendors; maintain facility records; oversee and participate in design and planning of new City fire facilities, as needed.
  • Develop and oversee maintenance records, documentation of compliance, such as SCBA fit testing, Hose and Pump test records.
  • Ensure that equipment, safety clothing, apparatus and supplies specifications, purchased, received, and distributed in an effective manner and consistent with City policy.
  • Oversee and control the purchasing, maintenance, and inventory of all fire related equipment, and property including communication equipment, vehicles and related equipment, computer equipment, and safety equipment; manage and supervise the apparatus and equipment maintenance program.
  • Assist the Fire Chief in the strategic planning and long-term goal establishment for the Department.
  • Serve as acting Fire Chief when assigned.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Assist the Fire Chief, other Chiefs and other employees with planning and directing the activities of the Fire Department as needed.
  • Inspect personnel, stations, and equipment for proper condition and appearance.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required and directed by the Fire Chief.
  • Work with fire department employees, department heads, City Administrator and elected officials as needed or when directed.
  • Provide supervision, guidance, training, and instructions to assigned personnel.
  • Provide supervision, guidance, training, and instructions for the Citizens Emergency Response Team
  • Provide supervision, guidance, training, and instructions for the Junior Fire Academy
  • Supervise review and conduct performance evaluations of assigned personnel.
  • Attend classes and meetings to keep familiar of trends and update skills.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of fire suppression, fire prevention, and rescue operations.  
    Knowledge, Skill and Ability Required by the Position:
  • Operational knowledge, maintenance and uses of firefighting apparatus and equipment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of methods and principles of fire suppression, all hazards response, and other associated emergencies that may occur.
  • Possess management skill to analyze programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Skill in the area of principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Skill in the area of principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Skill in the area of principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Must possess good judgment and strong decision-making skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of operation, maintenance, and usage of all fire apparatus, and firefighting equipment utilized by the department.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern techniques and standards related to all realms of emergency incident mitigation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of City Personnel Policy, rules, regulations and Fire Department Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs).
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the response area.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer operations. 
  • Thorough knowledge of current practices, procedures, equipment and apparatus used in modern firefighting and in the protection of life and property.
  • Thorough knowledge of the geography of the City including the locations of streets, buildings, fire hydrants, fire alarm boxes and Knox boxes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Incident Command System.
  • Thorough knowledge of computer and software operations utilized by the Fire Department.
  • Skill and ability to work under stress and to work with employees during stressful situations. 
  • Ability to observe situations, define and analyze problems in order to make decisions.
  • Ability and willingness to obey department rules, regulations and all policies and procedures of the City of Fairburn.
  • Ability to take responsibility for his/her own actions.
  • Ability to conduct public education programs to various audiences.
  • Ability to perform duties under stressful situations and conditions, along with maintaining the ability to perform assigned task in a safe manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in the English language.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all City Officials, department heads and the general public.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive for mutual respect of subordinates. 
Supervisory Controls:
  • The Deputy Chief of Support Services uses judgement and initiative in directing the work of subordinates. The Fire Chief defines resources and objectives, and may give special assignments. Work is reviewed and evaluated for results obtained through performance, reports, conferences and statistical information. 
    Personal Contacts:
  • Contacts are with coworkers, other City employees, law enforcement personnel for exchange of information or assistance, and with citizens and business-persons to provide services or information. 
    Physical/Environmental Conditions:
  • Much of the work performed in an office at a desk setting, and on fire scenes and fire training grounds. Some of the work performed in a vehicle, and the employee may be in a situation where conditions cannot be controlled. The employee must operate a vehicle and be able to work in and around potentially dangerous fire scenes.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities as required per DMV.
  • Ability to work in a varied, changing office setting and on fire scenes and training grounds. Possess ability to work efficiently within a diverse work group of male and female employees of any ethnic group or religion as an integrated part of a cooperative team.
  • Required to receive appropriate immunizations and booster shoots or must obtain and provide the City with acceptable medical or religious waiver certifications.  

Selection Guidelines:

  • Formal application, rating of education, performance reviews and job experience/history; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests, pre-employment physical examination, drug screening and CVSA, and/or Polygraph Examination may be required.
  • The duties listed above are intended to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
  • The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 
     Apply for this position at our website www.fairburn.com, end date for this position is 05/18/2018