JOB TITLE: Battalion Chief
24-hour shift, worked as follows: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 1 day on / 2 days off, followed by 1 day on / 4 days off. Every 8 cycles, an extra day [debit day] is worked; only 4 debit days are scheduled (July through December); other 4 days are floating debit days.
NOTE: Although a 24-hour shift is worked, the following terms apply to an eight (8) hour work day; variations to this baseline occur due to the nature of this occupation.
INTERMITTENT is on an "on and off again" basis;
RARELY = 1 < % of the time FREQUENTLY = 34 - 66% of the time (2.7 - 5.3 hrs.)
OCCASIONALLY = 1 - 33% of the time (4.8 min. - 2.6 hrs.)CONSTANTLY = 67-100% of the time (5.3 - 8.0 hrs.)
Percentage of work day and/or intermittence is noted if appropriate. N/A denotes "not applicable.” Surface, body part involved, object used, weight, distance, and average/maximum times are noted below.
Overall, the physical demands for this job are considered to be: Light (up to 20 pounds lifted/carried or force exerted occasionally or up to 10 pounds lifted/carried or force exerted frequently) to medium (25-50 pounds lifted/carried or force exerted occasionally or 10-25 pounds lifted/carried or force exerted frequently).
STANDING: Occasionally to frequently, dynamic standing, inspecting equipment, directing and monitoring training exercises, directing emergency scene operations, performing office work
WALKING: Occasionally, walking to, from and around at fire or accident scenes, walking in fire stations, at training exercises
RUNNING: Intermittent, running from vehicle to fire or accident scene
SITTING: Occasionally to frequently, performing administrative tasks, participating in meetings, conducting training
DRIVING: Frequently, driving to visit fire stations, driving to and from a fire or accident scene
BALANCE: Occasionally, when climbing stairs, working near rooftops or several stories above ground to assess fire fighting operations
WORK AT HEIGHTS: Intermittent, if setting up command at or near rooftops or several stories above ground
CLIMB STAIRS OR LADDERS: Occasionally, climbing stairs in the fire station, or in a building (perhaps several flights) to set up command post
WALK ON ROUGH GROUND or UNEVEN SURFACES: Intermittent, when working at fire scenes that have no pavement or smooth surfaces, working on surfaces strewn with debris
TWIST OR TURN: Occasionally, removing and replacing protective gear, performing administrative work such as filing, sorting through mail, if participating in training exercises
BEND/STOOP: Intermittent/occasionally, accessing lower-placed file drawers, assisting with rescue of Fire Fighter or civilian