Position Detail:

Spokane Fire Department
44 W Riverside Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Spokane County

509-625-7000
509-625-7006 - fax
my.spokanecity.org/fire/

Hiring Information:


Position: Deputy Fire Chief of Operations
Last Filing Date:  December 18, 2019
 

Special Instructions:  

open until filled
 

Requirements

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

Examples of Work
For detailed information about this recruitment, please refer to the following document:
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations (Download PDF reader)

Major job duties of the Deputy Fire Chief are also summarized below.

Assists in planning, organizing and administering the activities of the department. Supervises major section within the department to include EMS, Training and Operations. Prepares working schedules.
Maintains and enforces discipline. Participates in personnel selection, development and promotion; assist 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
Open Entry Requirements:
(Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.)

Education: Completion of a bachelor`s degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university in a closely related field including, but not limited to, Fire Command, Fire Administration, Para-Medicine, or Business/Public Administration.
Experience: Five years of experience as a Chief Officer for a fire agency.
Substitution: An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be qualifying.
License: Possession of a valid driver`s license.
Promotional Requirements:
(Current employees of the City of Spokane may meet the promotional requirements. All promotional requirements must be met when the supplemental questionnaire is submitted.)
Experience: Completion of the probationary period with the City Fire Department in a uniformed Fire classification at the level of Fire Battalion Chief (SPN: 940), Division Chief, or higher classification.
Education: Completion of a bachelor`s degree or higher from an accredited four-year college or university in a closely related field including, but not limited to, Fire Command, Fire Administration, Para-Medicine, or Business/Public Administration.
License: Possession of a valid driver`s license.
Desirable Qualifications:
Current or previous Paramedic license or EMS Program management experience.
NOTE: Selection of a Senior Administrative Assistant, Rule V, Section 5, Rules of the Civil Service Commission, applies. All candidates who pass the examination will be certified for the vacancy in the order of their final score and without regard to promotion preference.

The first review of applications will take place on Oct. 7, 2019.
Examination Details
You are required to meet the minimum qualifications above and to pass the examination for this position, in order to be eligible for hire.
Your Civil Service examination is a Training and Experience (T&E) Evaluation in the form of supplemental questions during this application process.
The T&E comprises 100% of the test score for Open Entry applicants. For current City employees who meet the Promotional requirements, the T&E is weighted at 80%, and your most recent promotional evaluation (PAR) at 20%.
You will receive your Civil Service eligibility list ranking after scoring of your T&E Evaluation is completed. Application packets are reviewed as needed with results merged into one eligible list according to final ratings (Civil Service Rule IV, Section 13).
This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The first review of applications will take place on Oct. 7, 2019.
T&E Details:
The T&E is used to examine the relevance, level, and quality of the applicant`s education, training, and experience. You will complete the T&E supplemental questions online as part of the application process. You may preview the instructions and questions online in the tab marked "QUESTIONS" near the top of the job announcement.

Important: The application system may time you out after 30 minutes of inactivity. We highly recommend that you formulate your responses in a separate word processing document. You can then copy and paste your responses into the boxes provided.

Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, the City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.

 
Starting Salary:  $133,089.13 - $162,864.00 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
 
Contact:   Spokane City Civil Service Commission
808 West Spokane Falls Blvd.
City Hall, 4th Floor
Spokane, WA 99201
509-625-6160
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/jobs/2565873/deputy-fire-chief-of-operations

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 186,500
Number of Firefighters: N/A
 

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