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Job Specification 01506

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

 

DEFINITION


 Under direction of the Fire Chief, assists in the management  and
 discipline  of  the  fire  department designed  to  provide  fire
 protection for persons and property; does other related duties as
 required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 At   fires,   takes  charge  of  responding  companies,   deploys
 firefighting forces, orders needed reenforcements, and supervises
 the use of firefighting forces, equipment, and apparatus.

 Makes  inspections  of firefighting personnel  and  equipment  to
 ensure efficient performance.

 Inspects    the    quarters   of   department    personnel    for
 cleanliness/orderliness, and available  equipment  and  materials
 for service ability.

 Supervises fire prevention control.

 Conducts   training  classes  for  subordinates,  officers,   and
 firefighters.

 Makes  investigations  of violations of  fire  laws,  ordinances,
 codes, and fire hazards, and institutes needed action.

 Prepares reports.

 Has  charge  of the fire department in the absence  of  the  Fire
 Chief.

 Supervises  the  establishment and maintenance of  personnel  and
 fire records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or  manual  recording and information  systems  used  by  the
 agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

                                 Graduation from high school, vocational
 high school, or possession of an approved high school equivalency
 certificate.

      EXPERIENCE:

      Four (4) years of supervisory fire experience involving  the
 extinguishing of fires.

             CERTIFICATION

                 In  accordance with NJAC 5:73-1.6(b),  c  &  (d),
 effective  February 17, 2000, applicants for this  position  must
 possess a valid Incident Management Level 1 certification  issued
 by  the  New  Jersey  Division  of  Fire  Safety,  Department  of
 Community Affairs.

      AGE:

                                  Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years
 of  age at the announced closing date for filing applications for
 the position. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans,
 the  time  spent  in active military service during  the  periods
 specified  in  Civil Service Law and Rules will be deducted  from
 the attained age.

                                 NOTE: The age requirement does not apply
 in  those  jurisdictions whose members are not  enrolled  in  the
 Police & Fire Pension systems.

                                 NOTE: When an applicant has reached
 his/her  35th birthday, (s)he is considered to be over  35  years
 old.  Age  limits  are based on the announced  closing  date  for
 filing Department of Personnel applications.

      LICENSE:

                                 Appointees will be required to possess a
 driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation  of  a
 vehicle,  rather than employee mobility, is necessary to  perform
 essential duties of the position.

      MEDICAL EXAMINATION

                                 As a prerequisite for appointment,
 appointees  may  be  required  to pass  a  thorough  medical  and
 psychiatric  examination  to be administered  by  the  appointing
 authority.  Any psychological, medical, or physical condition  or
 defect which would prevent efficient performance of duties of the
 position,  cause  the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself
 or  others,  or  become aggravated as a result of performance  of
 these duties, will be cause for rejection.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of laws and ordinances which are significant  from  the
 fire prevention point of view.

 Knowledge of methods of fighting various types of fires.

 Knowledge of the use of firefighting equipment and apparatus.

 Knowledge  of the location of schools, large buildings,  streets,
 and  fire  alarm  boxes in the municipality  after  a  period  of
 training.

 Knowledge   of   the   types  of  communication   available   for
 departmental use.

 Knowledge  of  procedures  likely to be  effective  in  enlisting
 support  of  citizens  and  others in  taking  fire  preventative
 measures.

 Ability  to  analyze  and  interpret  laws,  ordinances,   rules,
 regulations,  standards, and procedures, and  to  apply  them  to
 specific situations and cases.

 Ability   to  supervise  the  maintenance  and  repair  of   fire
 department buildings/equipment.

 Ability  to  note and initiate action and to obtain  new/improved
 equipment, materials, and supplies.

 Ability to remain calm/decisive/alert in emergency situations.

 Ability to supervise the efficient performance of firefighters at
 fires, and the use of equipment and apparatus.

 Ability  to speak effectively before groups on subjects  relating
 to fire prevention, and procedures used in fighting fires.

 Ability to make investigations of fire hazards and violations  of
 fire laws.

 Ability  to  prepare  clear,  sound,  accurate,  and  informative
 reports.

 Ability  to  utilize  various types of electronic  and/or  manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, office,  or
 related units.

 Ability  to  read, write, speak, understand, and  communicate  in
 English   sufficiently  to  perform  duties  of  this   position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of  communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can  perform  essential  functions  of  the  job  after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   If
 the  accommodation  cannot be made because  it  would  cause  the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 CODES: LG-01506               CGS                   3/07/00

 This job specification is for local government use only.