City of Tucson

FIRE BATTALION CHIEF (#6440)

$41.57-$52.56 Hourly / $86,457.28-$109,316.48 Yearly
Salary Grade: 420S


General Description

Organizes and directs the daily and emergency operations of an assigned district. Develops risk management plans. Investigates accidents and complaints.

Essential Functions

Regularly directs or supervises the work of at least two fulltime employees at the supervisor level in the section. Coordinates assigned supervisory personnel and their projects ensuring timely and quality activities for the benefit of the section, division, department, City and the community.

Oversees the planning, implementation, direction and management of all functions and resources of the section to achieve the strategic objectives of the department and the City in an efficient and effective manner.

Assists with the implementation and evaluation of department policies, programs, projects and procedures.

Assists with implementing the department vision through section activities and leads the section to maximum employee productivity and morale through hiring, disciplining, evaluating employee performance, investigating and resolving grievances and other coordinating human resources actions.

Develops and administers the section budget with staff assistance.

Analyzes organization and community needs, analyzes trends, reviews statistics and opportunities, communicates to the department leadership of impending developments.

Develops strategic partnerships and contacts with community representatives, external agencies, and other organizations to develop a sense of relevant issues facing our community and to respond as a representative of the City.

Implements the values of the organization through example and accountabilities.

Ensures that section operations conform with local, state, and federal governmental regulations and other applicable rules and requirements.

Facilitates solutions to problems facing the department.

Maintains technical or professional knowledge through such means as  attending seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes and participating in developmental activities.

Develops and implements risk management plans by developing and revising policies related to health and safety, monitoring conditions and activities at emergency incidents and the incident safety plan, maintaining health and safety records and ensuring Occupational Safety and Health Act and National Fire Prevention Administration compliance.

Investigates accidents and complaints by contacting citizens or personnel making complaints, researching accidents, conducting safety inspections and providing training in safe work practices.

Commands and controls emergency scenes by establishing a command post, organizing operations, evaluating existing emergency conditions, assembling, mobilizing and deploying adequate resources, evaluating operational effectiveness and ensuring preparation.

Performs related duties by communicating with legal representatives of the City to assess legal liabilities, maintaining physical fitness, driving and transporting equipment and personnel, and complying with procedures as outlined in department manuals and special assignment positions. 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 8 years Tucson Fire Department to include three years as a Fire Captain

Valid and Unrestricted - Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Tucson Fire Battalion Chief Certification

HazMat First Responder Certification

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

NFPA Physical

Hep A Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

MMR

TB Skin Test

Non-NIDA Drug Test

Physical Abilities Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 35

Occupation Group Description: Fire

EEO Job Category Code: D

EEO Job Category Description: Protective Service Workers

Organizational Level: Superintendent/Manager

NCCI: 7710

Bargaining Unit: No Representation

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted  D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6440; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;