CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASSThis is a management position that oversees all of the training activities of fire department personnel. Technical knowledge is required for the training of personnel in firefighting, rescue, first aid, and related fire service subjects. The Training Chief has direct command over all training personnel, subject matter, lesson plans, subject to general regulations of the department and the direction of a superior officer. This employee is responsible for creating a schedule for training, scheduling of instructors, evaluating instructors, creation of career development materials, job proficiency training, and providing training in new techniques, equipment, and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Chief and is a forty (40) hour per week position. The Training Chief may assume emergency scene positions as assigned by the Incident Commander and/or take control of the emergency. A person in this position can work in the capacity of the Deputy Chief during their absence.. Position is also responsible for participating in emergency management functions as assigned and being on-call to assist the on-duty Battalion Chief.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPossesses line authority commensurate with the rank and may assume command of fire scene or other emergency action from a subordinate officer and direct fire ground and other operations.
Coordinates training activities with the other chief officers in order to provide an effective management team.
Provides administrative and practical support for the Department’s overall day to day operations.
Develops administrative and operational policies, standard operating procedures, rules and regulations.
Develops, reviews, approves and implements new service delivery programs.
Provides assistance to On-Duty Battalion Chief(s) during their shifts, including being on-call after hours at scheduled times.
Participates in the career development of personnel through mentoring and training initiatives.
Make recommendations for department policies, procedures, and equipment purchases.
Oversees the development of the fire department training calendar and instructor schedules.
Ensure the maintenance of department training records.
Ensure the completion of all required reports related to training center activities.
Ensure department meets all Federal, State and local training objectives.
Ensure training is conducted in order to meet ISO recommendations.
Develop, coordinate, and supervise overall Department Training Program including all Fire, EMS, Rescue, and Special Operation Training.
Enforce City and Departmental procedures, policies, and regulations.
Identifies training needs, researches and prepares lesson plans and handout materials.
Administer career development programs to include Battalion Chief/ Division Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and Driver/Engineer positions.
Provides recommendations regarding the designing and maintenance of the training center grounds and structures.
Conduct classes in fire and EMS related subjects, if necessary.
Participates and provides input upon request regarding the promotion of Battalion Chief, Division Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, and Driver/Engineer positions.
Provide information (e.g., test scores, in-service grades) as requested by the promotional board for verification of promotional eligibility.
Make recommendations on the retention or firing of probationary firefighters.
Ensure training records and certifications of personnel are recorded kept current.
Develops and conducts remedial training programs for all positions on shift.
Participate in Emergency Management operations.
A. TRAINING / EDUCATION & EXPERIENCEGraduate from High School or certificate of equivalency required. Minimum of two years as a Lieutenant or higher in an organized professional fire department. Associate’s degree in Fire, EMS, teaching, or management, Bachelors degree preferred. Education must be supplemented by either advanced level course work in modern methods of firefighting, fire control, company officer leadership or ACLS, BTLS, PALS and completion of other training programs as set forth by the Department. Applicant must possess and maintain a State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance and a State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic Preferred) license. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license. Must possess and maintain State of Florida Fire Officer 1, or equivalent, and Instructor II certification or higher. Must possess or obtain state certification as a burn master within a year and maintain this certification. Must be proficient in Microsoft office applications to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESKnowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices, and techniques including some knowledge of related State and Federal rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the strategy and tactics of handling fire, rescue, and medical emergencies and the ability to analyze and respond effectively under stress to each.
Ability to carry out and/or give orders in adherence of Departmental and City Policies.
Knowledge of the record keeping system in use by the department, the components of the system, and the function of each.
Ability to motivate people.
Knowledge of management principles and practices.
Considerable knowledge of and skill in the operations and maintenance of the various types of apparatus and equipment used in firefighting activities.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of the Fire Department Rules and Regulation, Standard Operating Guidelines, and the Union contract.
Ability to lead subordinates effectively and maintain discipline; exercise sound judgement; promote harmony and to cooperate with other agencies.
Have the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and written employee evaluations in a fair and unbiased manner.
Knowledge of the geography of the City with respect to streets, hydrants, and building access information.
Ability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as, but not limited to, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
Have the ability to communicate effectively and clearly in both oral and written form.
C. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner under normal and emergency conditions.
Ability to load and unload heavy objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Ability to hear and understand normal conversation and normal radio communications.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone, radio, and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, hear, talk, read, handle or feel objects and controls.
Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are both large and small as well as identifying colors.
Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols that are legible and understood by others.
Ability to move back and forth and sideways while bending, kneeling, or squatting with approximately 50 lbs. of equipment.
Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling or squatting position for a substantial time while carrying approximately 50 lbs. of equipment.
Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling or squatting position or vice-versa, periodically with approximately 50 lbs. of equipment.
Ability to use power/hand tools (dexterity required).
Ability to respond to emergency situations in which walking, running, climbing, reaching, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling 100 lbs. or more is required and the ability to respond quickly.
Ability to work in dimly lit, smoke filled or completely dark condition and during hot, cold and inclement weather.
Ability to crawl through dark, smoky, hot and confined areas with approximately 50 lbs. of equipment while dragging a charged hose.
Ability to learn complex tasks and remembers how to complete task without assistance or training.
Ability to mentally and emotionally deal with emergencies that may result in severe injury or the loss of human life.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
REVISION DATE - 1/23/15