Battalion Chief

  • Albany, GA
  • $61,033 - $94,681 a year USD

City of Albany and Dougherty County, GA

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Job Description:

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The Position

The purpose of this classification is to supervise and direct daily administrative functions and operations of Fire Suppression, Rescue, and any other emergency incident on an assigned shift in order to protect life and property.


Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.

Manages and oversees, either personally or through subordinate supervisors, daily activities of personnel engaged in fire suppression, rescue, emergency assistance, and administrative tasks, delegates assignments to, and placement of personnel on an assigned shift.

Prepares work schedules; approves vacation and leave time; adjusts schedules, staffing, and/or authorizes overtime to ensure adequate workforce at all times; disseminates information and special orders.

Explains, interprets, and enforces departmental operating procedures, policies, and training programs; establishes goals for employees; instructs and directs personnel regarding proper procedures and protocol of the department.

Enforces all city fire codes, ordinances, and fire laws and regulations of the state in order to protect life and property; complies with all rules, orders, and instructions issued by a superior officer.

Responds to emergency calls involving fire, hazardous materials, natural and manmade disasters, rescue, and other critical incidents; evaluates conditions at scene and determines strategies and tactics.

Establishes and assumes command at emergency incidents; issues orders/commands during rescue and firefighting operations while maintaining communications with department managers, other agencies, and citizens; relinquishes command to a higher- ranking officer upon his/her arrival; participates in firefighting activities.

Identifies dangerous building conditions, electrical emergencies, hazardous materials, and ancillary health hazards; determines need for and method of structure ventilation, entry, evacuation, and extinguishment; ensures appropriate precautions and procedures are followed; participates in firefighting activities.

Determines cause and point of origin of fires occurring during assigned shift; recognizes/preserves evidence of arson; initiates arson investigations.

Performs and directs necessary activities to resolve, downgrade, or terminate emergency incidents and to ensure maximum safety of all persons; ensures optimal deployment and accountability of physical resources; determines need for and requests additional/back-up personnel as appropriate.

Participates in and supervises training activities; observes employees’ abilities, evaluates performance, and reviews levels of training; makes personnel recommendations.

Oversees and directs scheduling of maintenance and repair of fire equipment, vehicles, and station facilities; inspects station, grounds, apparatus, and personnel; ensures adherence to guidelines and regulations.

Coordinates/conducts fire safety inspections, pre-fire surveys, and building inspections; oversees hydrant surveys.

Establishes and maintains positive public relations; answers the telephone, providing information, advice, and guidance, taking and relaying messages and/or directing calls to appropriate personnel and returning calls as necessary; attends community meetings; coordinates/teaches fire safety and prevention programs in the community; responds to questions and requests for information from the news media and general public regarding shift activities; investigates complaints against subordinates.

Inspects station facilities, grounds, apparatus, equipment, and personnel; inspects, evaluates, and conducts various tests on equipment such as acceptance of new units and pump operations on all fire trucks; determines and justifies departmental equipment and supply requirements.

Maintains knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations, city geography, and current fire, medical, and rescue techniques; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations.

Schedules and conducts shift meetings; attends supervisory meetings, seminars, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate; visits all assigned fire stations routinely.

Composes, prepares, reviews, and/or approves a variety of forms, logs, requests, records, reports, correspondence, and other documents associated with the daily responsibilities of this position; maintains administrative records and files; reviews documents processed by subordinates to ensure accuracy; directs preparation and submittal of training records and reports; provides technical assistance as needed.

Cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement/investigating agencies and their officers or representatives when activities are related to investigations within city jurisdiction.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages 7-14 subordinate supervisors who supervise approximately 24 employees in a Battalion or similar area. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Competencies- To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Continuous Learning – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Design – Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem-Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.

Managing Customer Focus – Promotes customer focus; establishes customer service standards; provides training in customer service delivery; monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.

Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Team Leadership – Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.

Performance Coaching – Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.

Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation – Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.

Leadership– Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; aligns work with strategic goals.

Conflict Resolution – Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Recruitment & Staffing – Analyzes and forecasts staffing needs.

Impact & Influence – Pursues and wins support for ideas; displays ability to influence key decision-makers; achieves win-win outcomes; uses authority appropriately to accomplish goals; addresses divergent opinions.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; conserves organizational resources.

Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment- free environment.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Consultative Selling – Builds rapport and establishes trust.

Achievement Focus – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; recognizes and acts on opportunities; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Personal Appearance – Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed. Sales Skills – Overcomes objections with persuasion and persistence; maintains customer satisfaction; maintains records and promptly submits information.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions ; uses equipment and materials properly.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must possess an Associate degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Fire Service Management, General Management/Administration or equivalent; applicants must have completed a minimum of three years’ service as a Lieutenant, and/or a minimum as two years’ service as a Captain or higher in a career department; Must possess the following certifications: NPQ FF I & II and NPQ Instructor I & II. Must possess and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) certifications. Must be able to obtain certification as Georgia Certified Firefighter within one (1) year of hire. May be required to obtain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. ,

Note: If assigned to one of the teams below, the following certifications are required.


Dive Team – Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and Public Safety Diver, Dry Suit Diver, and Full-Face Mask Diver

Rescue Technician (Ropes), Structural Collapse Rescue Tech, Confined Space Rescue Technician, and Trench Rescue Technician

Core Competencies & ADA Compliance

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of computer operations to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data and software applications such as Microsoft Office, or other software to operate general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

The City of Albany, Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Albany, Georgia will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Employer Paid: Vacation Pay, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

Optional:Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, 457(b) Plan

Whole Life Insurance, Critical illness Insurance, Discounted YMCA Membership

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