Battalion Chief: McHenry Township Fire Protection District, Illinois Deadline September 4, 2015

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Battalion Chief

Deadline: September 4, 2015

Job Requirements:

  • Certified State of Illinois Fire Officer I at time of application
  • Certified State of Illinois Fire Officer II within two (2) years of appointment
  • Completion of NIMS IS100, IS200, IS300, IS400, IS700 and IS800 at time of appointment
  • Certified State of Illinois Incident Safety Officer or the ability to attain certification within one (1) year of appointment
  • Must have experience managing budgets, programs and projects
  • Must have excellent interpersonal relationship skills, effective communications skills, extensive management skills knowledge and the ability to work well with subordinates and supervisors
  • The ideal candidate will have a highly productive work ethic and demonstrate the ability to lead calmly under pressure while uncompromisingly pursuing the goals of the department
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check
  • Must maintain the physical and mental ability to perform the essential functions of the District’s firefighter’s job description Preferred qualifications and experience:

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a 4 year university is desirable or work experience specific to the position that exhibits qualification (incident command, experience managing multiple companies) as a Battalion Chief/shift commander managing multiple people and multiple projects
  • Completion of, or the ability to complete within two (2) years of appointment, the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program
  • Special Teams certifications in the State of Illinois (Technical Rescue Awareness, Rope Rescue, Confined Space, Hazardous Materials, Structural Collapse)
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the fire service with minimum of five (5) years at the rank of Lieutenant or higher.

How to Apply: The full job description and application packet can be found HERE.

Please submit a completed Application Packet and all other required documentation to:

McHenry Township Fire Protection District

3610 W. Elm St.

McHenry, IL 60050

Attn: Battalion Chief Process


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