FIRE CREW CHIEF

fire-fighters

Our client a multinational organization with offices in several continents is urgently looking to fill vacancies for their operation at Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean Highland.

POSITION TITLE: FIRE CREW CHIEF
DEPARTMENT FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES
POSITION REPORT TO: STATION CHIEF / ASST. FIRE CHIEF FOR OPERATIONS

 

OVERVIEW:

  • Responsible for the supervision of an assigned aircraft or structural firefighting crew on an alternating shift, supervising all assigned crew members in fire ground situations as well as the performance of care and maintenance of apparatus and equipment as defined in the current task order, Performance Work Standard (PWS), and as directed. Responsible for implementing and maintaining all fire protection services-related functional standards within their assigned department IAW the Statement of Work. Implements the Fire Chief’s comprehensive firefighting program at the assigned installation to ensure compliance with NFPA 1201 and staffed and equipped to meet the fire and emergency standards as outlined in OPNAVINST series 11320.23.
  • Comply with accepted industry safety standards, applicable safety precautions, and guidelines listed in NFPA 1500 and local safety instructions.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to the Assistant Chief of Operations and functions under their direct supervision.
  • Supervises a shift and crew for response readiness.
  • Supervises a structural and/or aircraft firefighting crew at the assigned fire department to ensure compliance with PWS and that all local requirements are met.
  • Assigns directs and reviews the work of assigned subordinate employees who assist in carrying out program activities.
  • Ensure timely submittal of CRPL, deliverables, and work product reports about the operations section as required.
  • Ensure the scheduling of required fire protection equipment inspections to comply with and meet PWS requirements for the department.
  • Prevents loss of life and minimizes damage to property and the environment from fire by directing fire attack, confinement, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, and rescue activities, including performing emergency medical care and CPR.
  • Protects and preserves evidence at a fire scene and may participate in the investigation of fire incidents.
  • Assures that procedures are affected; station logs and other records pertinent to reports, activities, drills, equipment inspections, etc., are maintained properly and submitted within time limits if required.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the base, its structures, and all systems related to fire protection.
  • Ensures related firefighting duties are accomplished and documented as outlined in the PWS and department work instructions.
  • When aircraft/facility pre-fire plans are outdated, develop, and provide updates.
  • Performs required operators’ maintenance and tests on rescue tools and saws, ground ladders, fire hoses, ropes, harnesses, and hardware, serviceable inspections of firefighters’ protective firefighting clothing; and enforces mandated standards for a respiratory protection program for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • Participates in career and proficiency training programs designed to increase the technical proficiency of firefighters.
  • Provide and conducts scheduled training as prescribed by the Fire Chief’s Annual Training Plan and as scheduled by the Assistant Fire Chief.
  • When first to arrive on the scene, serves as the incident commander of a fire/crash scene until relieved by the Assistant Fire Chief.
  • Determines the best course of action to minimize loss or damage from fires or explosions.
  • Directs the placement of firefighting equipment and personnel to ensure maximum utilization in fire control of aircraft crash/rescue operations.
  • Assesses the fire scene/emergency to facilitate fire/rescue operations and to brief the Assistant Fire Chief upon arrival.
  • Leads and directs assigned firefighting crew to provide safe and proper rescue operations for endangered persons.
  • Ensures rescue operations are performed IAW established policies and procedures and minimized the risk of additional danger to firefighting personnel and endangered persons.
  • Employs firefighting measures to minimize the loss or damage because of fire or explosions. Responds to hazardous material incidents; leads operations level actions, as directed by the Assistant Fire Chief, to establish control of the affected area with minimal risk to the response.
  • As required and/or assigned, oversees fire alarm communication center operations to ensure all firefighting equipment and personnel are dispatched as required.
  • Oversees the checkout of communications equipment at the beginning of the shift.
  • As necessary, details additional personnel in case of short staffing.
  • Maintains constant contact with the communications center during real-world emergencies or fire drills.
  • Ensures the maintenance of reference materials such as the NFPA Standards, and Lesson Plans, and reviews and provides input to work instructions about the operations, training, and communications sections of the department.
  • Performs mid-level supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Explains performance expectations to employees and provide regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.
  • Holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments.
  • Appraises subordinate workers’ performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating technique.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as required or as directed by the Assistant Fire Chief or Fire Chief.

 

 BASIC JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of fire protection mission and organization; fire safety requirements and objectives; firefighting and rescue procedures and techniques, firefighter training requirements, firefighting apparatus and equipment, alarm, and suppression system operation; water supply
  • Requires excellent organizational skills; with the ability to work under fast-paced and adverse conditions.
  • Possess the ability to demonstrate firefighter knowledge and skills professionally.
  • Ability to work effectively with fellow employees and management personnel at all levels including multinational staff, and military officials.
  • Strong ability to exercise professional discretion and good judgment and to understand the effect of decisions made.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing and must have good computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must pass overseas medical screening and be in good health.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Country of Origin Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Must be CAC eligible and/or able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Must be able to pass the annual firefighter Occupations Health Exam and SCBA Fit Testing IAW NFPA 1500, 1582, and 1583 including but not limited to the physical strength and ability to perform heavy and strenuous tasks for extended periods under dangerous and uncomfortable conditions, often while wearing bulky protective gear, including self-contained breathing apparatus.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS OR TRAINING

  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Firefighter I and II)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Airport Firefighter)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Marine Firefighter)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Wildland Firefighting)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Driver/Operator – Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Driver/Operator – Pumper)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Fire Officer I)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Fire Instructor I)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (Fire Inspector I)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (HAZMAT Awareness)
  • DoD/IFSAC/Pro Board (HAZMAT Operations with Mission-Specific Competencies, Personal Protective Equipment, and Product Control)
  • Adult CPR/AED Training from American Red Cross • National Registry emergency Medical Responder (NREMR)
  • Complete Department of Homeland Security, FEMA course (IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, IS-800)

 

EDUCATION:

  • Must have at least a high school diploma is required; an associate or bachelor’s degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have at least (3) years of experience as a Firefighter or Driver/Operator working on a DoD installation.
  • A minimum of three years of leadership and as a Crew Chief experience is highly preferred

Basic terms of the job offer.

  • Assignment Duration: 12 months. Renewal subject to performance and project status.
  • Base Monthly Salary: 48 hours per week minimum work requirement: $1,554.00 (based on 48 hr. work week requirement)
  • Working schedule: 48 hours per week (8 hours per day/6 days a week)
  • Payroll period: Monthly. Amount give take home.
  • Overtime: Work more than 8 hours per day or work performed on a rest day and/or holiday,

will be paid as overtime at the base salary rate.

  • Accommodations: Housing, transportation, meals in-country, and laundry facilities are provided
  • Sick Leave: Employee will accrue 2.67 hours of sick leave for each full month of service, beginning with the completion of the first full month of Foreign Service employment.
  • Annual leave Up to 21 days paid at the end of each 12-month contract.
  • Travel will be provided by the employer to the employee’s home country.
  • Project Holidays: 10 paid holidays. New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, President’s Day, Philippine Independence Day, USA Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

 

Other requirements

  • Your Passport must be valid for at least 12 months, with at least 6 total blank visa pages remaining.
  • Updated covid and yellow fever vaccination certificate

 

Interested candidates are requested apply ONLINE via the form below. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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EXPERIENCE REQUIRED3 YEARS

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