Website California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
The Chief series describes work concerned primarily with an integrated program of multipurpose forestry and fire protection activities including response to emergencies of all types and protection of the State’s natural resources. Levels within the series perform fire protection and/or emergency response program management functions at headquarters, regions, units, and conservation camps. Program management includes planning, development, and administration of the Department’s programs.
- Positions at this level ensure consistent application of the Department’s fire prevention, pre-fire engineering, education, information, volunteers in prevention, and law enforcement policies and procedures.
- In a conservation camp, Assistant Chiefs liaise with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation staff to ensure the cooperative program function within the policies and guidelines of both agencies; direct the workday custody, training, and daily ratings of inmates and wards; responsible for planning, developing, inspecting, implementing, and evaluating work projects for federal, state, and local agencies.
- In unit operations, Assistant Chiefs assure that emergency resources, personnel, and equipment are trained, available, and ready to respond to fires and other emergencies; establish incident objectives and ensure the effective management and mitigation of emergencies; coordinate, develop, and implement the unit’s Emergency Resource Directory, County Emergency Response Plan, Local Government Mutual Aid Plans, Local Government Automatic Aid Plans, and Interagency Operational Plans.
- In unit administration, Assistant Chiefs are responsible for the unit’s budget, personnel functions, including the selection, hiring, assignment, staffing, training, performance, promotion, discipline, and grievances of employees; Assistant Chiefs in administration will also have other unit program responsibilities such as the emergency command center, mobile equipment, fire prevention, or training and safety.
- This is the full supervisory level. In a typical unit, Assistant Chiefs serve as Division Chiefs supervising either the entire administrative program, operations program, or conservation camp.
- The incumbent is required to wear respiratory protection equipment (including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The use of such equipment may place a physiological burden on the incumbent that varies with the type of equipment used, the job and workplace conditions in which the equipment is used, and the medical status of the incumbent. As such, Cal/OSHA requires that the incumbent be annually medically cleared to be fit-tested for respiratory protection equipment. This clearance process consists of a comprehensive medical evaluation including a review of the incumbent’s medical history, a complete physical examination, and vision, hearing, spirometry, and exercise treadmill test.
Qualification & Experience:
Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Battalion Chief. (Applicants who are within six months of satisfying the experience requirement will be admitted to the examination, but must fully meet the experience requirement before being eligible for appointment.)
Company: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chico, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A