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Job Title: Battalion Chief - Fire Marshall
Salary: $57,961.69 $75,639.99
Notes: Valid VA drivers license required; current certifications of National Fire Protection Assoc. Fire Inspector 1031 & Fire Investigator 1033, EMT-B and Fire Officer I. 7 years firefighting experience including 2 years as Fire Captain or equivalent.
General Definition and Conditions of Work: Performs difficult protective service and responsible administrative work directing, planning, and participating in the fire inspection program,
conducting building inspections, hazardous materials inspections and providing certain fire education programs to the general public. Work
is performed under the general supervision of the Fire Chief. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate fire service personnel.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of
force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of
force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for
conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information
through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision,
peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment,
determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to extreme
heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be
exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Directing the inspection program; administering fire safety programs to include public education programs; maintaining
administrative requirements. Conducting inspections; coordinating with other departments and writing notices of violations;
training personnel; maintaining records and files; preparing reports and performing related duties.
Assigns work schedules, when working with other fire personnel;
Recommends code enforcement policies;
Conducts enforcement proceedings;
Composes inspection site details, distributes information and reports, sorts and files incoming reports, and tracks permits and logs
Reviews reports, researches files and resolves complaints;
Formulates, arranges and conducts public programs and training;
Meets with individuals and other agencies regarding fire safety requirements;
Prepares documents and conducts research to recommend budget allocations.
Maintains effective public relations, conducts tours, attends meetings, equipment displays, makes presentations;
Acts as chief officer on inspection site as required;
Participates with law enforcement personnel and insurance agencies in the preparation of arson cases for successful prosecution;
Coordinates with police authority;
Plans and supervises fire investigation program;
Supervises and participates in the investigation of the causes of fire;
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of fire prevention and emergency medical care methods, techniques and
procedures; comprehensive knowledge of department rules and regulations; comprehensive knowledge of geography of the City; ability to
comprehend codes, standards, amendments and plans; thorough knowledge of supervisory principles and practices; ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; ability to effectively supervise others in routine and
emergency operations; ability to maintain detailed records and prepare reports. Some knowledge of the operation and installation of fire
alarm systems; ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially; comprehensive knowledge of the State and City laws
and ordinances regarding fire prevention; general knowledge of principles and practices of building construction.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associates degree in fire science or a related field; advanced study or
training in code enforcement; and six years experience in fire suppression including experience as a Firefighter EMT, or Firefighter
Paramedic. Bachelors degree preferred.
Special Requirements: Possession of an appropriate commercial drivers license, with air brake certification, valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Must be
certified as an Emergency Medical Technician as well as meet and maintain all department, State and Federal training and certification
requirements for position. Current Virginia Department of Fire Programs certifications in Fire Inspections; possession of National Fire
Protection Association Fire Inspector Certification 1031 and 1033 Certification as a Fire Investigator. Considered an expert witness in the
field of fire safety and fire/arson investigation for the Juvenile, General District and Circuit Courts.
Job code: MarshlFire
Posted on: Apr 25, 2018
Closes on: May 14, 2018