City of Farmington Farmington, NM, USA
Jul 25, 2018Full Time
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Works under the direct supervision of the Fire Chief. Assists the Fire Chief in the management of all Fire Department services and activities including fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, disaster preparedness and related programs, services and operations. Provides complex administrative and management support as well as staff assistance to the Fire Chief, directs and conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to programs, policies and procedures as appropriate; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence. Participates in managing the development and implementation of Departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommends and administers guidelines, policies, and procedures. Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources and proposes modifications accordingly. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service. Assesses and monitors work load, internal and external relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs and implements changes. Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public. Oversees and controls the purchasing, maintenance, and inventory of all fire related equipment, vehicles, and property including communication equipment, vehicles and related equipment, and safety equipment. Evaluates operating tactics and strategies, procedures and equipment for effectiveness and efficiency. Assists in directing disaster preparedness and other fire protection programs to minimize the loss of life and property within the community. Participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of fire prevention, suppression, and EMS. Provides professional leadership over the day-to-day operations of the Department. Responds to major emergencies and may assume command of field operations; performs a management role in the direction of assigning personnel and equipment at the scene of emergencies involving fire, all types of accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and life-saving and rescue work. Explains, interprets, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, practices, actions and activities for the general public and also departmental employees; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Provides personnel management and leadership through the use of effective management techniques. Directly supervises Battalion Chiefs, indirectly supervises a large staff of employees through subordinate officers. Conducts and reviews employee evaluations and recommends discipline when needed. Responsible for coordinating and administering the employee selection and promotion processes including entrance level Firefighter testing, Engineer testing, Lieutenant testing, Captain testing, and Battalion Chief testing. Assesses and evaluates training needs, programs, and delivery for the operations division. Implements and makes recommendations for changes based on need, quality and efficiency. Cooperates with other fire departments, agencies, city departments and the media where activities of the Fire Department are involved. Attends meetings on behalf of the Fire Department and speaks to civic organizations. Participates in the budget process and the control of expenditures. Monitors and approves the expenditures necessary for operation of fire suppression, Special Operations and EMS functions. Assists with the administration of the Department purchasing activity and in writing specifications for equipment purchases. Development of the budget through planning activities and groups. Works closely with the Fire Chief to ensure the long term financial responsibility of the Department and in meeting the vision and mission of the Department. Assists and advises subordinates in technical matters. Remains available for problem solving and research. Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the Department and the City. Attendance at work is an essential function of this position. Responsible for the coordination of special projects at the direction of the Fire Chief. Serves as acting Fire Chief as assigned; acts on behalf of the Fire Chief in the absence of the Fire Chief. NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The functions and requirements of this job are subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Emergency medical aid unit, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard firefighting equipment, ladders, first aid equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, phone. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings, and loud at an emergency scene.