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The Military Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for coordinating fire department administrative programs and operations. This position is governed by state and federal laws

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Typical Functions:

Coordinates the activities of all fire department shifts or watches, keeps shifts equalized through transfers, scheduling of vacations, annual leave, etc. Coordinates the maintenance, repairs, replacement, and improvement of firefighting equipment, fire hydrants, and fire alarm systems. Coordinates alarm, dispatching, tactical control, fire extinguishment, emergency rescue, and emergency medical services Directs the activities of staff through lower level supervisors including approving hiring recommendations, reviewing performance evaluations and work assignment. Attends major fires and coordinates operations as required. Coordinates programs in the fire department, such as the home safety survey, pre-fire planning, blood pressure, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation activities. Conducts regular conferences with subordinate officers or battalion chiefs and reviews requests and records to determine compliance with policies and rules. Directs and conducts grievance hearings related to military firefighter personnel and operations. Stays abreast of changing local conditions, along with technical changes in firefighting and fire prevention. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods. Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the fire department. Knowledge of modern firefighting equipment and apparatus. Knowledge of the city building code and life safety code, as it applies to fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire safety. Knowledge of the geography and street layout of the city, including types of buildings, their structure, and contents. Ability to plan, layout, and direct the work of a large number of subordinates under emergency conditions, as well as routine work. Ability to plan, evaluate, and conduct training. Ability to communicate in oral and written form.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor degree; plus ten years of firefighting experience, including at least five years continuous experience. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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