Deputy Fire Chief: Schaumburg Illinois Deadline: August 19, 2016 Or 75 Applications

Schaumburg illinois Fire department job


Deadline: August 19, 2016 Or Until 75 Applications Accepted

Salary: $96,203.17 – $139,499.68 annually

Job Description:


Deputy Fire Chief of Operations with an online application deadline of 08/19/2016 or until 75 applicants have successfully completed the application process.

SALARY RANGE:  96,203.17 – 139,499.68 annually dependent on qualifications.

Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.


Under  direct supervision of the Fire Chief, this position is responsible for coordinating and preparing assigned annual operating budgets, oversee budgetary expenditures, monitor the compliancy of contractual obligations of bargaining group contracts, assist with grievance hearings, the disciplining of personnel, and contractual negotiations, assignment of department personnel, coordination of Training and EMS divisions, implementation of incident command system at all necessary emergency incidents, over-all supervision of incident scene safety, the effective and efficient mitigation of the emergency situation until relieved by the Fire Chief.


Emergency Scene Operations: Manage multi-company emergency incidents by ensuring adequate manpower and equipment are present, directing, assigning and coordinating essential emergency tasks, ensuring personnel accountability and scene safety to effectively mitigate the emergency situation. It is the Deputy Chief’s responsibility to confirm that the Incident Command System (NIMS) is being implemented, to ensure sufficient support personnel are available during large emergency incidents.  The Deputy Chief can assist or will assume incident command responsibilities as well as responsibilities outlined in the Schaumburg Operational Guidelines until relieved by the Fire Chief. Managerial Responsibilities:  Administer to department budgetary concerns and expenditures, coordinate and establish standards for personnel assignment , training, firefighting equipment, policies and procedures,  liaison to the MABAS Division 1, administer to personnel issues related to complaints, absences, injuries, and workman compensation cases in conjunction with the Human Resource Department, and disciplinary matters, monitor the compliancy of contractual obligations of bargaining group contracts, assist with grievance hearings, assisting with career development opportunities, and prepares annual performance evaluations for sub-ordinate officers. The Deputy Chief will also assist in the Department’s Accreditation Program. Ancillary Duties: Promote and maintain good customer service practices with the community, other Village agencies, represents the fire department with inter-departmental groups and projects. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.


Subject to high levels of noise for extended periods. Subject to temperature extremes for prolonged periods. Exposure to fumes or disagreeable odors. Exposure to inclement weather conditions. Operation of special tools and equipment.


Must have the ability to plan, direct and coordinate emergency activities under extremely stressful situations for prolong periods of time. Must communicate effectively both orally and in writing as well as follow verbal and written instructions. Must have the ability to perform strenuous physical activities to include standing, stooping, bending, crawling and lifting 20 pounds or more during emergency conditions for prolong periods of time.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command IS100, IS200, IS300, IS400, IS700, IS701, IS703, IS704, IS800 certifications to include any future NIMS requirements. A minimum of five years of supervisory experience coordinating a range of activities undertaken by others that involve directing, monitoring, and evaluating performance of staff within a fire department or other emergency service agency. A minimum of three years of experience in incident command in accordance with Federal, State, and local guidelines. Possession of a valid driver’s license from the State of Illinois or equivalent. Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within six months from date of employment.

Must have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision, have a working knowledge of the Incident Command System and implementation, must be knowledgeable on contractual obligation within fire department bargaining groups, promote teamwork, and mentoring subordinates for succession as it applies to the fire service, considerable knowledge of modern fire suppression procedures, thorough familiarization of emergency medical services with the ability to administer medical assistance when needed, familiar with fire prevention principles, codes, local fire ordinances and public education programs. In addition must have a thorough knowledge of all communication equipment with the ability to give as well as receive both oral and written instructions, and familiarization with all computer software to include email, records management, employee evaluation, EMS records management, computer aided dispatch, and fire prevention inspection software.


The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which include: Section 125 cafeteria plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, and sick leave.


Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.

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

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