Battalion Chief

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No.: OC-64712 Name: Battalion Chief
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 01/12/21 05:00PM
Exam Date: 03/06/21 08:30AM Price: $25.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a supervisory position in a fire district responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the personnel, stations, equipment and emergencies for their assigned battalions and shifts.  Duties include commanding and directing emergency scenes either independently or until arrival of superior officers, assisting in determining long-range goals and objectives, preparing and monitoring service area budgets, and directing or conducting special studies and projects.  Work is performed in accordance with the policies and objectives outlined by the Board of Fire Commissioners and/or Fire Chief.  This position differs from Fire Captain by virtue of having a broader scope of managerial, fiscal, policy and decision-making responsibility and acting as the commanding officer at fire scenes.  This position differs from Assistant Fire Chief by virtue of performing more technical duties versus administrative and assuming responsibility for directing the operation of emergency service delivery at fire/emergency incidents for a particular shift.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Fire Chief with wide leeway allowed for independent judgment while responding to emergency situations.  General supervision is exercised over Fire Captains.

 

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 one (1) year 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 three (3) years volunteer* experience as a Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief or similar rank; OR,
 
(C)  An equivalent combination of education and 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:
Possession of a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at any level* issued by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services at the time of appointment.
 
*EMT, EMT-Intermediate (AEMT-1), EMT-Critical Care (AEMT-CC), EMT-Paramedic (AEMT-P)

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