Pay Range 23 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$30.7913$46.1869
Hourly (42 hrs.)$29.3250$43.9875
Hourly (56 hrs.)$21.9938$32.9906

Fire Deputy Chief

Range: $64,045.82 - $96,068.74 (23)
Position Number: 5182

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for assisting in the management and oversight of all department operations.  An incumbent in this position may be assigned to operations or support services.
Develops, coordinates, and manages the implementation of department programs; monitors programs for improvement and efficiency; develops standard operating procedures and department policies.
Monitors and reviews daily operations to assure conformity with department goals and community interests.
Develops long and short term plans.
Assists in the development of the annual operating and capital budgets; assists in the administration of the budget; assists in the oversight of the capital improvement program.
Represents the department and city government at public and private events.
Maintains and promotes communication within the department through meetings and other contacts.
Serves as the Network System Administrator and Fire Records Information Management Coordinator.
Ensures appropriate specification development and evaluates bid submittals for equipment purchases.
Evaluates software and hardware requests from personnel and system needs in relation to the department’s fire information management system.
Oversees recruitment of qualified candidates; establishes appropriate testing programs and criteria for applicants; establishes procedures and guidelines for eligible candidates.
Establishes, directs, and oversees training programs for new hires and all other personnel; maintains training records for the purpose of accreditation.
Supervises and coordinates all fire prevention programs.
Responds to all types of major emergencies caused by fires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, riots, hazardous materials, and emergency medical incidents; oversees incident response. Performs, supervises and/or coordinates fire origin investigations.  Serves as the department head in the absence of the Fire Chief. 
Performs other related duties as assigned.  
Knowledge of modern firefighting techniques and equipment.
Knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the control and prevention of fires.
Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Knowledge of the boundaries and geography of the city.
Knowledge of various training methodologies.
Skill in operating computers.
Skill in operating emergency vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of radio/communications equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in public speaking and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.  
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Fire Chief assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, city ordinances and policies, mutual aid agreements, state building and fire code, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  This position develops department guidelines.  
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties.  The necessity of supervising and participating in work performed in life threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to assist in the management of the fire and rescue department.  Successful performance helps ensure the effective operation of the department and the prevention and control of fire and other emergency situations. 
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, law enforcement personnel, elected officials, the general public, and fire and rescue personnel from state, local and federal agencies.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at fire scenes. The employee may be exposed to noise, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, or irritating chemicals. The work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  The position has direct supervision over Fire Marshal (1), Battalion Commander (4), Life Safety Educator (1), and Fire Maintenance Specialist (1).
Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fire Science Administration or related field +
four (4) years fire service experience (2 must be at the rank of Captain or above); administrative experience in personnel practices, municipal budgeting process, fire suppression and prevention.
Special Requirements:
Possession of a valid North Carolina drivers’ license
Certified as North Carolina Level II Fire Inspector within six months and Level III Fire Inspector within 18 months of this appointment or as courses are offered;
Certified as North Carolina Fire Instructor Level II within 1 year of appointment, or as course are offered;
Possession of Hazardous Materials Operational Level Certification.
rev. 12-05