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FIRE-RESCUE BATTALION CHIEF

Company: Loudoun County Government
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (LCFR) is seeking qualified applicants to establish a two-year eligibility list for regular, full-time Fire-Rescue Battalion Chiefs. This eligibility list will be good for a period of two years but may be extended, or closed, at the discretion of the System Chief. Candidates chosen from this list will fill the Battalion Chief roles and responsibilities in any of the Department's Battalion Chief Assignments (current or future), which currently includes Operations, Training, EMS, Communications, Asset Management, and Health, Safety, and Wellness. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Ensuring adequate personnel, equipment, and apparatus are available.

Developing strategies for dealing with target hazards and other potential emergencies through pre-planning and training, particularly with multiple companies.

Coordinate multi-company, multi-agency, and multi-jurisdictional preparedness exercises and operational responses.

Possessing thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and application of firefighting, rescue, hazardous material incident mitigation and emergency medical services.

Demonstrate practical knowledge of, and ability to utilize, the Incident Management System (IMS) and the ability to assume command, as well as, subordinate functions.

A candidate for this position must possess a thorough knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to fire/rescue management, administration, and employee health and safety; must demonstrate the ability to effectively supervise emergency incidents and remain calm to analyze critical situations and adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action with due regard to safety, surrounding hazards, and circumstances; possess the ability to use automated computer equipment; and serve as the department's representative to local, regional, and national agencies and organizations on related matters. This position may serve as a Department Staff Duty Officer; shall work with Department Head, Senior and Department staff, in support of programs and procedures, to resolve a broad range of Departmental and Divisional issues, to include ability to independently research and analyze information to identify trends and draw conclusions to recommend long range/comprehensive solutions. A Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief provides oversight for assigned projects at all levels from Divisional to System-wide, monitors work activity of staff, and communicates effectively to achieve desired outcomes. Personnel at this level make decisions that are highly confidential and politically sensitive in nature involving the Department/System and/or Division, to include interaction with outside agencies as needed. Coaching, mentoring, feedback, and training for staff, to include participation in annual performance planning and assessment of staff is an expectation of this position.

Job Requirements Position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma/GED and eight years of experience as a career LCFR Firefighter/EMT, LCFR Technician, LCFR Assistant Fire Marshal, LCFR Lieutenant, or LCFR Captain with at least two years as a career LCFR Captain on or before the posted closing date of the job advertisement.

Special Requirements Requires valid, appropriate driver's license. Required certifications include: NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II, Virginia EMT, NFPA 1002 EVOC III, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations, NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator-Pumper, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III, and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II. In order to show proof of certification for NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator-Pumper, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III, and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II requirements, candidates will be required to submit either Virginia Department of Fire Programs certificates or certificates showing equivalency through the Pro-Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System, as outlined in SOP 02.05.01 (Promotional Guidelines).

Applicants must complete a LCFR Promotional Addendum (Electronic Laserfiche Form 019) and attach a copy of your NFPA 1002 Driver/Operator-Pumper, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III, and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II certificates by 1700 hours on the date of ad closure (candidates DO NOT need to include a copy of valid driver's license or high school diploma/GED). NOTE: Transcripts from VDFP will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as long as communicated and approved by Lt. Kelly Yelton by 1700 on date of ad closure. To receive preference points for college education, attach a copy of your degree to the promotional addendum for consideration. A County of Loudoun electronic application, to include all previous Fire-Rescue experience, must also be received by County Human Resources by 1700 on date of ad closure.

SPECIAL NOTE: Promotional Addendums MUST be completed via the electronic submission format (Laserfiche). Failure to submit the Laserfiche Promotional Addendum (Form 019) by the deadline will result in disqualification from the process; the applicant will not be permitted to participate in testing. Addendums received in any other form will not be accepted or processed in any fashion. Promotional Addendum Form 019 can be found at G:\.LCFR OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS\Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)\FORMS.

The selection process will include a review of application and promotional addendum, a verification of certifications and experience, a full review of personnel file, and a Fire-Rescue Assessment Center. The Fire-Rescue Assessment Center is scheduled Monday, November 9, 2020 through Friday, November 13, 2020 (personnel will be assigned test dates based on their work schedule) and will include a day in the life style exercise consisting of any combination of in-basket activities, role play scenarios, emergency incident simulations, and/or writing exercises. A process orientation packet will be compiled by ESCI Human Capital Division in lieu of hosting in person orientation sessions; scoring criteria will be addressed in the orientation packet. Candidates will be afforded the opportunity to contact a representative of ESCI Human Capital Division with any questions pertaining to the process that are not addressed in the orientation packet and a summary of all submitted questions will be provided to all candidates as appropriate. Candidates are expected to be proficient in understanding and implementing all materials listed in the Advance Notice Informational Bulletin 2020-009.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. If you have questions about how to apply online, you may contact us by phone at (703) 777-0213 or email us at HR@loudoun.gov . EOE.

Keywords: Loudoun County Government, Leesburg , FIRE-RESCUE BATTALION CHIEF, Other , Leesburg, Virginia

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