The Assistant Fire Chief is an administrative staff position responsible for overseeing all operations and personnel activities of a Division of the Montgomery Fire Department. Duties include managing all aspects of the Suppression, Fire Medic, Training, Special Operations, or Investigations/Inspections Division, responding to and/or overseeing emergency incidents, administering and monitoring a division’s operating budget, directing the collection and preparation of division records, statistics, data and files, and assuming command at emergency incidents. The Assistant Fire Chief works under the general supervision and reports to the Fire Chief.
Must have two (2) years’ experience and be currently employed at a PS5 Level to be eligible to take the promotional test and to be eligible for promotion. Must have obtained Instructor I state certification, Safety Officer certification; current EMT II or III State License; and must have completed NFA ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400, and ICS 700 classes by the first day of the Assessment Center.
PERMANENT City of Montgomery, MONTGOMERY FIRE DEPARTMENT employees who have completed their probationary period and who meet the minimum qualifications are eligible to apply.
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY CERTIFICATIONS:The additional National Fire Academy Certifications listed below are preferred for the current announcement period (2017) and are required within 24 months after transfer or promotion for designated Division Assistant Chief positions:
NFA Certification DescriptionDivision(s)
R308 Natural and Man Made Disasters All Divisions
R213 Analysis of Arson Management Investigations/Inspections
R150 Management of Emergency Medical Services EMS
R225 Management of Fire Prevention Programs Investigations/Inspections
R233 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials Special Operations
R243 Hazardous Materials Incident Management Special Operations
R342 Training Program Management Training
R333 Fire Service Financial Management Administrative
R312 Command and Control of Incident Operations Suppression
Must be willing to be on call and respond to emergency incidents. Must comply with the residence requirement of the MFR. Must be willing to adhere to all MFR’s policies including the nicotine, wellness (weight and physical fitness), and drug use policies.