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Assistant Fire Chief – State of Wyoming – Cheyenne, WY

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Fire Chief for Operations manages one of three rotating 48-hour shifts and assists in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing activities and operations of the Fire Department, located in Cheyenne. This includes airport rescue firefighting activities, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, disaster preparedness, and related programs, services, and operations. The incumbent will be required to coordinate assigned activities with outside agencies; respond to incidents and serve as an Incident Commander until relieved by the Deputy Fire Chief or Fire Chief; may represent the Fire Department in the absence of the Fire Chief; and will provide highly responsible and complex administrative and management support in the day to day performance, care, and maintenance of apparatus and equipment to the Fire Chief.

Human Resource Contact: Cristina Donovan 307-777-8121 [email protected]

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as the on-scene commander of a fire/crash scene until relieved by the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief.
  • Determines the best course of action to minimize loss or damage from fires or explosions.
  • Directs firefighting equipment and personnel placement to ensure maximum utilization in fire control or aircraft crash/rescue operations.
  • Assesses the fire scene/emergency situation to facilitate fire/rescue operations and brief the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief upon arrival.
  • Supervises safe and proper rescue operations of endangered persons.
  • Ensures rescue operations are performed per established policies and procedures and minimize the risk of additional danger to firefighting personnel and endangered persons.
  • Determines the adequacy of measures taken to minimize the loss or damage resulting from fire or explosions.
  • Responds to hazardous material incidents; initiates actions to establish control of the affected area with minimal risk to response personnel and the environment.
  • Ensures that personnel is properly protected from handling hazardous material.
  • Supervises fire alarm communication center operations to ensure all firefighting equipment and personnel are dispatched as required.
  • Ensures that the communications center is staffed at all times during the shift.
  • Oversees the checkout of communications equipment at the beginning of the shift. As necessary, details additional help in case of short staffing.
  • Maintains constant contact with the communications center during real emergencies or fire drills.
  • Performs supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management.
  • Selects or recommends selecting candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements.
  • Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards.
  • Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.
  • Holds employees responsible for the satisfactory completion of work assignments.
  • Appraises subordinate workers’ performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating techniques.
  • Recommends awards when appropriate.
  • Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers serious unresolved complaints to higher-level management.
  • Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems.
  • Effects minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends action in more serious disciplinary matters.
  • Prepares documentation to support actions taken.
  • Identifies employee development needs and provides or arranges for training (formal and on-the-job) to maintain and improve job performance.
  • Encourages self-development.
  • Approves leave and ensures that all necessary positions are staffed at all times.
  • Recognizes and takes action to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety of subordinates.
  • Discharges security responsibilities by ensuring education and compliance with security directives for employees with classified or sensitive material access.
  • Supports the agency’s EEO program by allocating personnel to participate in community outreach and recruitment programs to ensure the full cooperation of employees with EEO office officials.
  • Periodically reviews position descriptions to ensure accuracy and the most effective utilization of personnel resources. Explains classification determinations and other personnel policies and procedures to employees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief.

Qualifications

PREFERENCES:

Preference may be given to the candidate that best meets or exceeds minimum qualifications.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of the theory, principles, methods, techniques, and practices of firefighting and rescue operations.
  • Knowledge of the operation of fire department communications equipment.
  • Ability to operate and direct others in operating under stressful and dangerous conditions.
  • Ability to formulate and effectively implement firefighting/emergency response plans and to direct personnel in such operations
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct functions and mentor, motivate, and appraise an organization’s staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


Education:

Bachelor’s Degree (typically in Firefighting)


Experience:

0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Firefighting) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Firefighter


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Security Clearance
Valid Driver’s License
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
Airport Firefighter
Hazardous Materials Operations
Driver/Operator Pumper
Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply
Driver/Operator ARFF
Fire Instructor I & Fire Instructor II
Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II & Fire Officer III
Fire Inspector I & Fire Inspector II
Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
All Certifications at all levels are required to be Pro Board or IFSAC accredited.


OR


Education & Experience Substitution:

4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Firefighting) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Senior Firefighter


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Security Clearance
Valid Driver’s License
Firefighter I
Firefighter II
Airport Firefighter
Hazardous Materials Operations
Driver/Operator Pumper
Driver/Operator Mobile Water Supply
Driver/Operator ARFF
Fire Instructor I & Fire Instructor II
Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II & Fire Officer III
Fire Inspector I & Fire Inspector II
Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
All Certifications at all levels are required to be Pro Board or IFSAC accredited.

Necessary Special Requirements

PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Physical Fitness and Agility maintenance program required
  • Perform strenuous physical activities such as lifting heavy firefighting equipment, climbing standard, aerial ladders, and lifting and carrying people and equipment for rescue and salvage.
  • This position falls under the respiratory protection program, hearing conservation program, and requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.
  • This position is considered mission essential and will require the incumbent to work a 56-hour workweek that includes weekends and holidays.
  • Firefighters are regularly exposed to various dangerous situations such as fires that are out of control, toxic spills, or possible explosions.
  • Hazards include Burns, dehydration, and other effects of heat, smoke inhalation, falling materials, or explosions.
  • Exposure to toxic materials and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agents.
  • Physical injury and sensory damage from firefighting activities and noise levels; Dealing with victims in varying fright, panic, and injury stages.
  • Operating or riding on fire trucks under adverse conditions.

NOTES:

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

Supplemental Information

007-Wyoming Military Department – Wyoming Air National Guard Fire Department

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.


Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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