Deputy Fire Chief

Fort Irwin, CA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Public Trust
  • Req ID: 2024-11626


Job Summary:

The Deputy Fire Chief has secondary responsibility for all aspects of the fire and emergency services department and will assist the Fire Chief as onsite management responsible for day-to-day operations of Fire and Emergency Response activities. Additionally, this senior executive should also be an outward facing leader and critical thinker with a broad knowledge of Emergency Management and related disciplines.

The Deputy Fire Chief will assist in developing, establishing, and maintaining policies, procedures, and programs in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW), provide direction, delegate duties and responsibilities, and ensure staff manage their assignments effectively. Responsible for exercising leadership, maintaining high morale, supervising officers and firefighters at an emergency scene and training, and equipping them for their duties. This position is responsible to ensure a harmonious environment and must take an active role to coach/counsel subordinate employees as necessary.

Manages program(s) to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified objectives. Responsible for the delivery of an assigned program(s). Manages the planning, scope definition, design, execution, and delivery. Tracks progress against milestones, budgetary guidelines, or other performance indicators, and prepares reports to senior management. Responsible for managing activities of external consultants and/or vendors. Comprehensive knowledge of the field's concepts and principles. Leads and directs the work of other employees and has full authority for personnel decisions. Administers departmental policies and procedures, evaluates results and performance, and assists with the development of new or modified budgets, strategic plans, or policies.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for protection of life and property and the direction and control of fire and rescue crews in the performance of routine and emergency work assignments.

  • Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner. Oversees the continued development of current and future fire department programs, while maintaining the high standards of preparedness and effectiveness required by the prescribed location. Synchronize and coordinate intra department support.

  • Assigns fire department personnel, organizes, and directs work, communicates performance standards and safety regulations, monitors activities, evaluates performance and develops recommendations for personnel and/or departmental changes to meet all contractual requirements in a highly efficient and effective manner.

  • Receives budget information from subordinate supervisory personnel and assists in preparing departmental budget estimates and projected capital expenditures as required.

  • Prepares reports to the Fire Chief or Program Manager summarizing departmental activities and status.

  • Attends and participates, as directed, in a variety of meetings and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintains specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements and policies.

  • Maintains open lines of communication with subordinate supervisors regarding activities within their area of responsibility.

  • Develops or assists in developing, maintains, and enforces departmental and company policies and standard operating procedures.

  • Develops, administers, and enforces quality assurance standards in support of program and Fire Chief.

  • Must professionally interface with the customer and other contractors as necessary.

  • Must review and evaluate job performance of subordinates as well as assess response crews for efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge about motor vehicle laws and regulations of the State of California regarding emergency vehicular responsibilities.

  • This position directly supervises other senior staff members and indirectly supervises their subordinates.

  • Represents customer fire department at local, state, and national meetings and conferences.

  • Interprets company policy and administers accordingly.

  • Must be able to meet and maintain physical standards.

  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs and customer requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred) and ten (10) years’ experience in fire operations and management.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the technical field of fire science.

  • Must have understanding Public Administration and Human Resources.

  • Requires an understanding of DoD, Army (preferred) policies and procedures especially as it relates to Fire and Emergency Services.

  • Understanding of NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, IS-800.

  • Honorably discharged from the Armed Services (If Applicable).

  • Successful completion of all training – having obtained all required licenses, certifications, and security/medical clearances.

  • Certifications:

  • Fire Officer IV (IFSAC or Pro Board).

  • Emergency Vehicle Operator.

  • National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer [Preferred].

  • IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Instructor II [Preferred].

  • IFSAC or Pro Board Fire Inspector II [Preferred].

  • DoD Aircraft Rescue Firefighting [Preferred].

  • Driver/Operator Pumper/Aerial [Preferred].

  • National Emergency Medical Service Certification (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) [Preferred, Paramedic Highly Preferred].

  • Must possess thorough knowledge and experience of firefighting and technical rescue strategies and tactics.

  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to successfully complete or already possess the required NFPA, NASA, DOD, and other applicable requirements and certification as prescribed by the USG SOW.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

  • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.

  • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual’s reliability.

  • Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol-free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.

  • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.

  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.

  • Must meet the physical demands of fire and emergency services operations to include regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During fire and emergency operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Posted Salary Range

95,000 - 130,000

Benefits Information

Regular - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

Job: Program & Project Management

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AID - Akima Intra-Data

Clearance: Public Trust

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11626