Fire Chief

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No.: OC-62211 Name: Fire Chief
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 11/27/17 05:00PM
Exam Date: 01/20/18 08:30AM Price: $25.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is an administrative position responsible for the supervision, direction, and integration of the activities of a paid fire
department or a combination fire department comprised of career and volunteer staff within a fire district. Overall
administration and accomplishment of objectives of the district and establishing major district practices, planning long-term
programs, and determining fiscal and financial objectives are other responsibilities of the position. Work is performed in
accordance with the policies and objectives outlined by a Board of Fire Commissioners and reviewed by the Board via
conferences, reports and success of the district’s programs and activities. Duties include organizing, planning, and directing
fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical response activities. Duties also include responding to fire alarms to
direct fire scene operations. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Board of Fire
Commissioners with wide leeway allowed for independent judgment. General supervision is exercised over subordinate

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s
degree plus three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** experience in a fire district as a Fire Captain or
higher rank; OR,
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s
degree plus six (6) years volunteer* experience as a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief or similar rank; OR,
(C) An equivalent combination of experience defined by the limits of (A), and (B) above.

* Volunteer experience, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, must be documented by submission of a signed
letter from the chief/director of the participating district or department stating the title(s) of the positions and months and
years of volunteer service.

Special Requirements:

If you are appointed, you will be required to have a valid license, without restrictions or conditions, to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate your capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

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