PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the Department of Developmental Services this class is accountable for directing the statewide E-score program, firefighting, fire prevention, crisis response and emergency medical services.
Receives administrative direction from other administrative officials.
Supervises a crew of fire fighters and/or facility staff trained to perform firefighter functions as needed.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises department staff, including initiation, training, counseling and evaluation in accordance with department standards; supervises the Evacuation Score Determination Program for all public and private settings; evaluates and updates scoring processes and procedures for statewide agency training; schedules inspectors for scoring program site visits; conducts scoring program site visits, as needed; reviews and approves qualified provider plans; approves all Evacuation Score result; supports the agency’s emergency management planning and implementation in accordance with the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System requirements; supervises the fire prevention, firefighting, crisis response and emergency medical services for the Southbury Training School campus on a 24-hour basis; directs maintenance and up-dating of all equipment and plans staffing necessary to carry out operations; supervises and evaluates staff in firefighting, crisis and emergency medical services and prepares reports on operations and activities; plans and conducts both initial and in-service training to a crew and to facility staff in various phases of fire prevention, firefighting and emergency medical services; conducts periodic fire prevention and safety inspection of buildings and equipment to detect violations of fire safety codes; forwards detailed reports to appropriate administrative officials; re-inspects area to insure compliance; investigates all fire calls, including false alarms and working fires, to determine causes and submits reports; coordinates with area fire departments in mutual aid network; prepares budget recommendations for operating supplies and capital equipment needs; prepares incidental reports, including an annual activities report and an annual fire report; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of firefighting and fire prevention practices and procedures; knowledge of fire inspection and prevention techniques; knowledge of fire investigation methods and procedures; knowledge of emergency medical techniques; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; basic knowledge of training practices and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to evaluate problem and emergency situations and develop effective courses of action.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of experience in an organized firefighting unit.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Fire Lieutenant or its equivalent.
1. Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license with proper endorsements.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification or a Paramedic license.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health and must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a moderate amount of lifting equipment; danger of injury or loss of life during firefighting and rescue operations, significant mental stress of responding to life and death emergencies and to disagreeable conditions including exposure to weather and chemicals.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement's compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Institution Fire Chief in Salary Group PS 18 approved effective July 1, 2022. (Revised to implement step adjustment and modify content as a part of the 2022 NP-5 SEBAC Contract Negotiations) Final No. 22-125