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Job Specification



 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

 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.


 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

 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.



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


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


 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.


 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.


 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.


 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 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

 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

 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

 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.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
01506LC N/A32-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.