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Fire - Deputy Fire ChiefDeputy Fire Chief (career) Page 1 Council Approved 12-02-2019 Revised 10-2021 City of Waukee JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Deputy Fire Chief (Career) Reports to: Fire Chief Dept/Div: Fire Direct Reports: Lieutenants, Firefighters Union Status: Non-Represented FLSA Status: Exempt Pay Grade: F3 JOB PURPOSE: The Deputy Fire Chief is responsible for supervising and coordinating assigned administrative and operational activities within the Fire Department, planning, organizing, and coordinating projects and activities to ensure the efficient and effective provision of services to the department and community. This position will assist other supervisors/officers as necessary to facilitate department initiatives. In the absence of the Fire Chief, assumes the duties of Fire Chief, when assigned. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.) 1. Ensures compliance with and enforcement of all city and fire department rules regulations, policies, and procedures. 2. Leads and directs the Fire Department staff through selection, orientation, training, performance management and discipline. 3. Directs and assumes control of the fire department in the absence of the Fire Chief, when assigned. 4. Plans, directs and coordinates department and city staff to prepare for, respond to and mitigate natural and manmade events including plan development, plan review and associated emergency preparedness duties. 5. May assume "Command" (Incident Management System) of an emergency scene until formally relieved through transfer of command. 6. Plans, develops implements, instructs, and maintains fire training programs, including participation in regular trainings during the evening shift. 7. Meets with assigned staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors workflow through completion; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures. 8. Conducts, locates and researches a variety of organizational and operational studies, and investigations, and introduces new techniques and recommends modifications to Fire Department programs, policies, and procedures relating to the advancement of the fire service. 9. Prepares and reviews forms, reports, schedules, and other administrative records and documents. Maintains accurate records, using the appropriate software. 10. Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Fire Chief; directs the implementation of improvements and activities of divisions and programs assigned to his/her supervision. 11. Responds to fire and rescue calls as needed or directed and performs suppression and patient care related activities in compliance with department Standard Operating Guidelines and directives. 12. Reviews apparatus in general and ensures that proper maintenance steps are performed and is responsible for post-run check of apparatus to ensure readiness. 13. Conducts internal investigations of departmental personnel and complaints of members of the public or city employees. 14. Provides staff assistance to the Fire Chief; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; participates in providing technical presentations to the City Administrator, City Council and various groups. 15. Performs other duties or assumes other responsibilities as apparent or assigned. Deputy Fire Chief (career) Page 2 Council Approved 12-02-2019 Revised 10-2021 SUCCESS FACTORS: 1. Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and over the telephone) and in writing (using electronic devices and handwritten) in English. 2. Take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making. 3. Effective interpersonal communication skills for interaction with elected and appointed officials, employees, agencies, other governmental units, and the public. 4. Ability to compose routine correspondence and routine reports in a clear, concise, logical and effective manner, utilizing proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and tone. 5. Ability to develop work methods and procedures with initiative and good judgement and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new challenges. 6. Ability to function under general supervision and operate within policy guidelines using independent judgement in achieving assigned objectives. 7. Demonstrated ability to perform basic mathematical calculations including the ability to add, subtract multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to compute percentages. 8. Ability to perform invasive advanced medical and fire command procedures in stressful situations. 9. Ability to handle confidential material and information in an ethical, professional manner. Display honesty, trustworthiness, dependability and respectfulness at all times. 10. Seek to improve the effectiveness or efficiency of all city operations with positive and creative approaches to challenges. 11. Actively support all efforts to increase cooperation, communication, and collaboration between and among departments, full-time and part-time on-call fire fighters, and the community. 12. Maintain favorable working relationship with co-workers, City officials, officials from other jurisdictions, the business community, and the general public; 13. Attend administrative, department and team meetings as scheduled. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, EMS, Emergency Management or related field. 2. 5 years of related work experience in Fire and EMS operations, three (3) years of which must be in a supervisory role in Fire or EMS. 3. Must possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License and meet the requirements of the City's motor vehicle policy. 4. Certifications: Firefighter II (IFSAC), Fire Instructor I (IFSAC), Fire Officer I (IFSAC), Hazardous Materials- Operations (IFSAC), Current Paramedic certification issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Current Healthcare Provider CPR, ACLS, or PALS. FEMA IS-100 and IS-200 (or IS-195), ICS-300, ICS- 400, IS-700, and ICS-800. 5. All licenses and certifications listed must be valid and must be maintained throughout employment. 6. Understanding of local and national fire codes, building construction, and fire behavior; knowledge of appropriate training standards; knowledge of hazardous materials response; knowledge of emergency driving techniques. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Able to pass the Waukee Physical Ability Test at any time during employment. 2. Ability to consistently lift, carry, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds. 3. Ability to frequently lift, carry, push and pull up to 100 pounds. 4. Ability to occasionally lift, carry, push and pull up to 200 pounds. 5. Able to operate and use all fire department equipment and apparatus. 6. Responsive to visual and verbal alarms and other indications of distress. Deputy Fire Chief (career) Page 3 Council Approved 12-02-2019 Revised 10-2021 WORKING CONDITIONS: 1. Combination of normal office environment and frequent outside working conditions. 2. Periodic exposure to inclement weather and extreme cold and/or heat, wet and/or humid conditions, noise intensity level, vibrations, darkness/poor lighting, moving mechanical parts/hazards, confined spaces, high, exposed places, dirt/dust, odors, toxic chemicals, and other environmental conditions. 3. Intermittent periods of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, smelling, handling, feeling, dexterity, near and far sight acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision, and concentration. 4. Periodic use of a respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus. 5. Standard work hours must be flexible and include evenings and weekends. 6. There is no residency requirement for this position. I have read and understand the information contained in the Job Description. I understand that this Job Description is not intended and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Also, while this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the Employer. I understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours, outside the normally defined workday or work week. I also understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will employee. I have the right to terminate any employment at any time and for any reason and the Employer has a similar right. Signature Date The City of Waukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, and encourages prospective employees and job incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.