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CITY OF GREEN BAY Job Description I.

IDENTIFICATION Position Title: Dept/Division: Reports To: Supervises: Job Summary:

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FIRE CHIEF Fire Mayor Assistant Chief, Division Chief, Administrative Assistant Under administrative direction of the Common Council, the Mayor, and the Police and Fire Commission; is responsible for overall planning and direction of fire prevention, fire suppression and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs. Administers and directs the City's Fire Department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Plans, organizes and directs the prevention and control of fire and the protection of life and property in medical emergencies and natural disasters. Determines operational policies to be followed by department personnel. Directs major operations involving multiple units and organizations. Directs and plans for the care and maintenance of all departmental supplies, equipment and vehicles. Analyzes budgetary problems within department and submits an annual budget and bond issue item for consideration. Develops, reviews and updates long-range operational and capital plans. Determines personnel policies, training requirements and disciplinary actions as required. Provides input to labor negotiator and is a participant in collective bargaining and grievance resolution. Prepares performance appraisals for persons directly reporting to Chief. Represents department in all matters related to fire suppression and medical emergencies. Confers with City officials, civic groups, businesses and citizens on fire prevention and suppression, fire codes and EMS. Promotes and clarifies departmental policies (City), functions and goals. Responds to requests and inquiries from the media, officials and the public. Attends all council and committee meetings that consider police budget, department or personnel matters; meets regularly with police and fire commission. Assists in the development of regulatory ordinances and laws regarding fire safety. Attends schools, conferences and seminars on relevant subject matters.

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Comprehensive knowledge of modern methods of fire department administration, principles and practices of fire prevention and suppression, pre-hospital emergency medical care, technical rescue and disaster management and the use and maintenance of fire fighting equipment and apparatus. Considerable knowledge of laws, codes and ordinances pertaining to building construction, electrical installations and storage/handling of hazardous materials. Knowledge and understanding of labor and employee relations. Knowledge and understanding of community based fire and safety education programs, design, and implementation. Comprehensive skill in the application of modern fire suppression and prevention techniques; the evaluation and implementation of tactical and operational requirements; selecting, assigning, training and evaluating subordinates; planning, scheduling and directing the work of others. Considerable skill in preparing reports; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others; analyzing fire problems and developing policies, plans and procedures; expressing oneself clearly and concisely, both verbally and in


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writing. Considerable skill in planning, organizing, setting goals and objectives, forecasting future needs and establishing priorities. Ability to utilize computer equipment and various software programs. Ability to draft and administer a multi-million dollar budget and command respect from subordinates; create and implement long-range plans, interact with city officials, the media and the general public. Ability to interpret and administer labor contracts and deal effectively with unions. Ability to work the required hours of the position. May be required to demonstrate minimum competency by successfully passing approved tests. IV.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bachelor's degree in Fire Science, Business Administration or Public Administration. Seven years progressively responsible supervisory experience in a fire department of comparable size. Valid driver's license and good driving record. Graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy is desired. Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) desired.

A combination of equivalent experience and/or education may be considered. V.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to perform the following activities: Lifting 50-100 pounds unassisted. Lifting more than 100 pounds with assistance. Carrying 50-100 pounds unassisted. Carrying more than 100 pounds with assistance. Must be able to hear and have correctable vision. Ability to run, grapple to help physically control another person, climb, reach, apply leverage from unusual positions, enter cramped and difficult to enter spaces, low visibility and unknown dangers. Ability to maneuver and direct heavy nozzles and fire streams, raise and climb ladders while wearing heavy protective clothing and breathing apparatus. Ability to work in extreme environmental conditions including height, super heated smoke and fire filled buildings, cold and noise. Frequent standing, walking, sitting. Ability to focus for long periods of time on projects. Ability to reach.

The above is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. I have read the above position description and understand the duties and responsibilities of the position. _______________________________________ Employee Name (Please Print) _______________________________________ Employee Signature Date: 3/3/08

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