JOB TITLE: Battalion Chief
INDOOR OR OUTDOOR WORK: 50% indoors; 50% outdoors.
VARYING WORK SITES: Work is performed at the assigned station, and at various fire and accident scenes.
POSSIBLE JOB MODIFICATIONS: None.
The following mental/psychosocial functions are considered essential for the performance of the duties of this position:
Ability to coordinate staffing levels and make the most effective use of equipment and facilities.
Ability to conduct fire investigations, analyze fire investigation findings, draw sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to motivate, lead, and train personnel, including the maintenance of discipline appropriate for a paramilitary organization.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates through team building and positive staff development; ability to speak effectively in groups and in public; ability to supervise others.
Cope with and issue commands under chaotic and emergency situations; guide and communicate with subordinates, or with victims who may be distressed, incoherent, English-limited, or who may be children.
Ability to maintain focus on task while integrating information from multiple, simultaneous sources such as radio communications, and communications from subordinates and other commanders.
Recall, process and apply detailed and complex emergency response protocols and instructions.
Organize and prioritize time, decisions, and resources.
Adapt quickly and efficiently to changing priorities, tasks, emergencies and environmental circumstances.
Cope with heights; ability to ascend and descend ground and aerial ladders.
Ability to perform duties professionally and satisfactorily in a full 24-hour shift.
Ability to self-assess and report any diminishing physical and/or psychological capacities affecting job performance.
Ability to skillfully perform repetitive tasks.