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City of Spokane Deputy Fire Chief in Spokane, Washington

CLASS SUMMARY

The Deputy Fire Chief performs responsible command and administrative duties assisting the Chief and Assistant Chief.

EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Assists in planning, organizing and administering the activities of the department. Supervises major section within the department and prepares working schedules.
  • Maintains and enforces discipline. Participates in personnel selection, development, and promotion; assists with the development of department's training program. Provides technical assistance and interprets policy matters.
  • Assists in establishing the goals and objectives of the department. Organizes the departmental operations to meet these goals and objectives. Evaluates the organizational structure and methods of service delivery. Recommends changes as necessary.
  • Performs research and development work in the area of uniform fire reporting systems, physical fitness training, day-to-day operations, safety, and other areas as needs indicate.
  • Responds to multi-alarm and other incidents. Assumes command as required. Coordinates with other City agencies at incident scenes.
  • Reviews records and reports. Initiates changes and submits reports.
  • Assists the Chief and Assistant Chief with a variety of special projects as assigned. Researches data essential for budget preparation. Makes presentations to groups and organizations.
  • Performs related work as required.

     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable.   Open-Entry Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in fire command, public or business administration, or emergency medical services; and
  • Experience: Completion of five years of experience as a chief officer for a fire agency.
  • *License: *Applicants must possess a valid driver's license, to be maintained throughout employment.

*NOTE: * Selection of a Senior Administrative Assistant, Rule V, Section 5, Rules of the Civil Service Commission, applies.

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