DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF – Brooklyn Center, MN – Deadline 01/20/2015

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Brooklyn Center is looking to fill the position of Deputy Fire Chief.

Examples of Duties:

  • Direct and assign manpower and other resources for fire suppression activities
  • Review and evaluate personnel assigned to the department
  • Establish operational plans and policies for the department
  • Develop short and long-range plans for the department
  • Coordinate the processing of all emergency call reports and Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting (MFIRS) on all fire losses
  • Direct the establishment and maintenance of all records and record retention schedule compliance
  • Write routine correspondence and reports
  • Review effectiveness of organization, services and programs.
Budget and Financial Activities
  • Assist in developing fire department/department/program data necessary for budget preparation and monitoring compliance with approved budget
  • Determine Fire department resource needs (human, material, space and capital outlays)
  • Monitor and control Fire department budget and expenses
  • Identify and evaluate vendor/consultant products or services
  • Obtain and review bids, quotes or proposals
  • Place orders with vendor/consultants for supplies, materials, or services
Emergency Scene Supervision
  • Respond to emergency calls of multi-station response
  • Assess emergency scenes, determine needs/resources of manpower and equipment
  • Provides command during major emergency incidents
  • Brief jurisdiction officials, press, and public on emergency operations activities
  • Initiate fire investigation activities
  • Communicate with victims, witnesses, or survivors
Preplanning Activities
  • Supervise the coordination of existing and new preplan drawings for updating preplan books
  • Participate in training activities such as field exercises, fire prevention practices, firefighting equipment, new construction materials and fire/emergency services training and education requirements
  • Participate in training activities for Emergency Management to maintain certification
  • Keep current with changes in fire and building codes, fire prevention practices, firefighting equipment, new construction materials and fire/emergency services training and education requirements
Emergency Management
  • Coordinate with the Emergency Management Director to develop and maintain the City’s Emergency Preparedness Plan, as Emergency Preparedness Deputy Director
  • Advises Departments on their Emergency Plans and coordinates interdepartmental activities
  • Designs and administers exercises to prepare City staff for effective response to major emergencies and disasters as determined by the Fire Chief

 Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet the requirements of the Relief Association (if applicable).
  • Two year degree in Fire Science, Fire Service Management or related field.
  • Successful completion of Fire Officer Training.
  • Five years related supervisory experience in the fire service.
  • Valid Minnesota Driver’s License with a good driving record.


 Supplemental Information:

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Public Administration, Public Safety Administration or related field.
  • State certified Emergency Manager.
  • Certification in National Executive Fire Officer Program.
  • Ability to speak, read or write any language other than English, including sign language.




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