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Assistant Chief of Operations

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Official Posting Information

Job Title: Assistant Chief of Operations 

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Operations 

Application Period: July 21st - August 21, 2023

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt 

Approved By: Fire Chief, Human Resources

Salary: $160,000 - $170,000

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, FPPA, STD, LTD, Life & Supplemental Insurance


Job Summary:

The following job description is established by the District Fire Chief of the Mountain View Fire Protection District to outline the basic duties and responsibilities of the above-captioned position. This position is exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under general supervision, manages plans, organizes, and administers daily operational functions and directs emergency and non-emergency activities related to overall response operations. Performs administrative functions, assisting Department Heads in planning, implementing, training, and supervising department-wide programs involving personnel, budgetary proposals, equipment, and apparatus.


Essential Functions:

· Provides professional leadership over the day-to-day emergency response operations internal to the district.

· Works closely with the Deputy Chief to coordinate external needs for the operational response.

· Works closely with EMS, Wildland, and fleet management for 'optimal operational readiness.

· Collaboration with the Training Division to address employee and district needs.

· Responds to emergency incidents when necessary and may take command of significant events.

· Evaluates operational service delivery and proposes modifications to meet the needs of the District.

· May be required to conduct research and provide recommendations on various issues that affect the District.

· Works collaboratively with the executive team to participate in decisions that guide the District toward accomplishing the mission and vision.

· Provides supervision and has responsibility for all personnel and equipment within the operations division.

· Develops and administers the departments' budget and expenditures within the supervision level.

· Measures and reviews accomplishments and performance and conducts evaluations for employees under their supervision.

· Monitors compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines.

· Fosters and promotes effective integration and efficient coordination between activities, shifts, stations, and employees.

· May be recalled to work in times of need.

· May act in a higher capacity position.

· Practices and promotes safe working habits. Reports unsafe working conditions and implements corrective measures as required.

· It may be required to be on call for district response.

· Performs all other duties and functions as assigned, required, or directed.

· Oversee, plan, and organize various programs and projects, including the Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Response teams.

· Prepare and maintain detailed reports and records on departmental activities for management review.

· Participate in formulating and administering department policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.

· In collaboration with the Deputy Chief, oversee employees within their level of supervision by giving work direction, resolving problems, preparing shift schedules, and setting deadlines to ensure the completion of operational functions.

· Organize emergency services for special events conducted within the District.



· Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

· Ten years of progressively responsible experience in fire service management and currently hold the rank of Battalion Chief (or equivalent) or higher in a combination or all-career medium-sized fire department.

· Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform essential job functions will be considered.

· Significant experience managing partnerships with agencies and companies across multiple categories and functions (planning, service delivery, communications).


Knowledge of:

· Pre-hospital EMS systems and operations.

· The policies, procedures, and goals of the Mountain View Fire Protection District.

· The boundaries, streets, neighborhoods, and business areas within the Mountain View Fire Protection District, including hydrant locations and water systems.

· Federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and ordinances related to fire prevention, inspection, and suppression.

· Fire chemistry, building construction, fire and building codes, and the ability to apply this knowledge to specific fire and emergency situations and inspection activities.

· Fire sciences relating to firefighting, fire prevention, inspection, arson investigation, and hazardous materials.

· Fire and building codes.

· The Incident Command system used by the Mountain View Fire Protection District.

· The location of all firefighting and emergency equipment, tools, and apparatus used by the Mountain View Fire Protection District.

· Firefighting and emergency techniques, methods, and procedures, including medical skills, evolutions, etc.

· National, industry, state, and local training performance standards.

· Emergency management functions include mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

· Federal, state, and local emergency management planning requirements 


Skill in:

· Determining levels of staff, equipment, and other resources needed to provide departmental services and programs effectively and efficiently.

· Monitoring departmental EMS operations, protocols, and customer service to ensure quality control, identifying and resolving deficiencies.

· Researching, analyzing complex programs, and preparing reports.

· The safe operation of emergency vehicles.

· Coaching and training personnel.

· Identifying and improving employee skill levels.

· Teaching and motivating personnel.

· Developing and implementing training programs and curriculum.

· Interpreting, understanding, and following complex statutes, ordinances, regulations, standards, and guidelines.

· Applying appropriate public relations skills in various situations and circumstances.

· Leading and supervising employees.

· Facilitating change.

· Active listening and communicating effectively verbally and in writing with employees and diverse public members having considerable variation in education, backgrounds, and values.


Ability to:

· Supervise, direct, and train personnel.

· Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations supporting goals.

· Prepare and review reports documenting the facts and actions regarding fire suppression, emergency, training, and inspection activities.

· Use standard office equipment, including personnel computers and job-related computer applications.

· Analyze and evaluate information accurately, and express ideas clearly when providing oral and written reports or recommendations on administrative, financial, and technical issues.

· Make decisions quickly and decisively and communicate those decisions during emergencies.

· Respond with tact, composure, and courtesy when dealing with difficult situations.

· Deal constructively with conflict and develop consensus.

· Work effectively with people to gain internal respect and build consensus with superiors, peers, and subordinates.

· Listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.

· Effectively represent the department in meetings with professional organizations, outside agencies, and the public.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, the District Board, other agencies, the business community, the media, and the public.

· Maintain physical fitness standards for the position as determined by the District.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments, related agencies, and the public.

· Handle high levels of personal stress and maintain composure and control of self and the situation under various adverse conditions.

· Perform the duties and maintain appropriate personal conduct, attitude, and appearance.


Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Possess and maintain the following:

· Valid Driver’s License.

· Satisfactory driving record, with no suspension of that license.

· CPR certification.

· Possess and maintain EMT-B or higher certification issued by the State of Colorado Dept. of Public Health or an equivalent rating from another state and be able to obtain the Colorado State certification within one year of appointment.

· Possess and maintain NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 certifications through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

· Possess and maintain a State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Hazardous Material Operations certification or higher or an equivalent rating from another state and be able to obtain the Colorado State certification within one year of appointment.

· Possess and maintain State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Incident Safety Officer or an equivalent rating from another state and be able to obtain the Colorado State certification within one year of appointment.

· Possess and maintain State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Fire Officer II or an equivalent rating from another state and be able to obtain the Colorado State certification within one year of appointment.

· Colorado Executive Fire Administrator or Chief Fire Officer Designation through the CPSE within two years of appointment.

· Possess and Maintain Blue Card Incident Management certification.

· Possess and maintain S130/190 or higher certification. Red Card is highly desirable.

· Approval to practice EMS under the District’s Medical Services Director’s license.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Physical Requirements:

Must be able to meet the physical requirements established by the District. Must be able to operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, slippery and/or uneven walking surfaces, at heights, and move within open and confined spaces. The job requires eye-hand coordination to operate fire and rescue equipment. Must be able to work under pressure/stress in emergency and non-emergency situations, intermittent intense stress, and response factors. The employee must be able to travel between District locations and other destinations physically.

Work Environment:

Work is conducted inside and outside with exposure to extreme weather conditions and high-hazard situations. Exposure to extremes of heat, sun, water, temperature changes, noise and vibration, odors, grease/oils, toxic substances (such as hydrogen cyanide, acids, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents either through inhalants or skin contact), smoke, fumes and gases, electrical energy, carcinogenic dust (such as asbestos), poor ventilation as well as to contagious diseases does occur. Physically demanding work utilizes muscular strength and endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility, equilibrium, and anaerobic power. Work involves heavy (50 lbs. and over) lifting and carrying, sitting, standing, walking, pulling, pushing, crawling, bending, kneeling, and climbing to widely varying degrees, depending on circumstances.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.