Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Battalion Chief

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


Under general direction of the Deputy Chief of Operations, or their designee, manages all the work in an assigned area as a shift commander for operations of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) Fire Department, including all stations assigned to the position. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt.

Essential Functions : (Essential functions may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification).

Examples of Tasks

1. Directs resources at emergency scenes to insure that all operations are conducted effectively and efficiently, with safety and Standard Operation Guidelines as a priority.

2. Provides effective customer service in emergency and non-emergency interactions.

3. Ensures response readiness by confirming that daily equipment and personnel assignments are sufficient to provide service to the Community. Conducts periodic inspections of the Fire Department facilities, apparatus, and equipment to ensure proper maintenance.

4. Contributes substantially to the development and implementation of the Fire Department Standard Operating Guidelines as well as the Community's Policies and Procedures.

5. Coordinates the training of personnel on the assigned shift including, but not limited to: fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and technical rescue/response. Participates in physical fitness programs and complies with medical and fitness requirements.

6. Conducts evaluations of subordinate personnel and reviews and approves evaluations completed by the Captains. Evaluates, monitors, and follows up on those projects being managed by the Captains on the assigned shift. Prepares statistical and operational reports by using the quarterly reports completed by assigned Captains, in order to report on a quarterly basis the activities of the assigned shift and stations.

7. Ensures the annual testing of: fire hose, pumps on the apparatus, hydrants, ladders, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) apparatus, and rescue tools. Ensures that the engine company inspections are conducted for the purpose of: pre-emergency planning; emergency information confirmation; updates of the TERC (Tribal Emergency Response Commission) manual, and response procedures.

8. Participates in the budget process and is responsible for assisting in the management and control of expenses. Coordinates activities with other Community departments through accepted practices and processes.

9. Attends area and regional fire service meetings that deal with issues at the Battalion Chief level. Speaks at Community functions to promote safety awareness, fire prevention, and marketing of Fire Department programs. Attends, from time to time, Council meetings to represent the Fire Department.

10. Plans, organizes, manages, and supervises personnel within a shift structure.

11. Assists in determining long-range goals and objectives for the Fire Department.

12. Performs other job related duties as assigned to enhance and facilitate the operations of the Fire Department.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics :

  • Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of personnel management principles, including employee supervision, mentoring, and training.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques for fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, technical rescue, and incident management.
  • Knowledge of computerized data entry and retrieval systems.
  • Knowledge of Community government Policies and Procedures, Fire Department General Orders, and work rules to perform administrative investigations and administer possible disciplinary actions.
  • Knowledge of general fire prevention procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of the equipment and apparatus maintenance requirements for effective emergency response.
  • Knowledge of the budget process and management of expenses through trend analysis and strategic purchasing plans.

  • Skill in management of multiple resource incidents which require multi-agency responses due to the complexity.
  • Skill in the preparation and implementation of employee training programs.
  • Skill in public speaking.
  • Skill in evaluating subordinate personnel to determine if performance meets the established standards.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, including good listening skills.
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex standards, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ability to fairly and impartially ensure compliance with the Community policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with personnel, Community Administration, surrounding Fire Departments and the public.
  • Ability to endure extended operations during the assigned shift.
  • Ability to analyze emergency situations quickly and make safe, efficient, and effective decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Associate's degree in Fire Science Technology, or approved related field; Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time service as a Fire Captain with the SRPMIC fire department which included performing fire suppression, emergency medical services, and fire prevention duties with a Bachelor's degree; OR, Six (6) years of full time service as a Fire Captain, with an Associate's degree. Successful completion of the SRFD Acting Battalion Chief internship program.

Equivalency - Any equivalent combination of experience and education that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill

Special Requirements
  • The capacity and willingness to meet and maintain excellent physical conditioning which may be needed when responding to major incidents and performing any task necessary, at any time and under any weather or hazardous conditions. Must pass periodic and appropriate medical and/or physical examinations. Must also pass a pre-employment drug test.
    • Certification as an Arizona Fire Fighter 1 and 2 in addition to having a current Emergency Medical Technician or Certified Emergency Paramedic certification.
    • Certification in fire inspection and investigation is highly preferred.
    • Possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver's License.
  • Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances, Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children.

  • Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

    "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified : Community Member Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

    In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

    Documents may be submitted by one of the following methods:

    1) attach to application

    2) fax (480) 362-5860

    3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

    Documentation must be received by position closing date.

    The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .

    Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

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