Pay Range 22 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$27.8954$41.8430
Hourly (42 hrs.)$26.5670$39.8505
Hourly (56 hrs.)$19.9253$29.8879

Fire Battalion Commander

Range: $58,022.35 - $87,033.53 (22)
Position Number: 5183

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for directing and supervising an assigned shift of personnel in fire and rescue operations.  An incumbent in this position may be designated as Battalion Commander, Special Operations.
Assumes command and control and fire scenes; supervises the work of extinguishing fires; supervises the response to emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, and hazardous materials scenes. Performs, supervises and/or coordinates fire origin investigations.
Coordinates placement of personnel and apparatus to assure constant coverage of the city.
Supervises assigned personnel in the fire prevention and fire investigation activities.
Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.
Reports maintenance needs of apparatus; coordinates repair and replacement.
Maintains, develops, and submits appropriate records and reports regarding administrative, supervisory and technical requirements.
Coordinates and assists with educational programs and services.
Coordinates, schedules, and assists with pre-incident surveys, hydrant maintenance programs, and industrial fire inspections.
May be appointed to Special Operations; coordinates and supervises the Hazardous Incident Team; responds to disaster situations; develops and conducts training programs; organizes and conducts inter-departmental disaster preparedness exercises; prepares the annual hazardous materials and technical rescue budget.
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.
Skill in operating computers and other office equipment.
Skill in the provisions of basic life support techniques.
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 Deputy 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, state building and fire codes, and federal, state, and local laws.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied duties in the prevention and suppression of fires.  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 supervise a shift of assigned personnel in fire and rescue operations.  Successful performance contributes to the safety of lives and property.
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
frequently 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 on-site fire and emergency 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 company officers.    
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years experience + 1 year as Company Officer (Lieutenant or Captain) + BS or BA (4 year) in Fire Science or related field.
Certified as North Carolina Level II Fire Inspector within one year of appointment, or as courses are offered and NC Department of Insurance allows examinations;
Certified as North Carolina Fire Instructor Level II;
Possession of a valid North Carolina Class B drivers’ license;
Possession of the highest level of Firefighter Certification offered by the State of North Carolina;
Possession of a current Medical Responder or EMT certification;
Possession of Hazardous Material (OSHA) Technician Level Certification;
Actively pursue enrollment and completion of NFA Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).
Possession of NC Hazardous Material Technician Level Certification;