Battalion Chief

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No.: P-77262 Name: Battalion Chief
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 01/09/23 05:00PM
Exam Date: 03/04/23 08:30AM
Salary: Varies with other agencies
Agency/Dept.: Barnard, Gates, Henrietta, Irondequoit, North Greece and Ridge Road Fire Districts

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

Barnard, Gates, Henrietta, Irondequoit, North Greece and Ridge Road Fire Districts:

Candidates must be permanently employed in the competitive class at one of the agencies listed above and must have served continuously on a permanent basis for twelve (12) months holding the position of Fire Captain immediately preceding the date of the written test.

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