Revised May 1993
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TITLE: ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF
Under general direction of the Fire Chief, serves as assistant department head responsible for implementing fire
department policies and procedures; managing multiple prevention, inspection, suppression and emergency medical
response programs; and assisting in planning, organizing and managing departmental operations.
This is an professional middle management fire and emergency medical classification with responsibility for
assisting in planning , organizing and directing the operations of multiple fire, emergency medical response and
prevention services and personnel.
REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – This list is intended only to
illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude
them from the position.)
Operations Management: Assists in and prepares budget requests for program personnel, facilities, equipment,
supplies and services. Implements budget changes. Prepares and processes purchase documents and contracts.
Monitors budget expenditure levels. Quantifies activity levels and costs of existing services, working conditions,
operating procedures and identifies alternatives. Produces periodic progress, financial and other reports. Makes
public presentations on service policy issues and programs. Resolves service problems and handles operational
Personnel Management: Directs and coordinates work or program administrative staff to assure effective operations.
Supervises and evaluates personnel, participates in their selection, advises on and implements discipline and
discharge actions. Assists to establish and implement safe work practices, performance standards and operating
procedures. Participates in or conducts meetings, negotiations and other processes used to discuss and implement
changes to policies and pra