Nov 04, 2019

Assistant Fire Chief

  • DynCorp International LLC
  • Kandahar, Afghanistan
Full-Time Defense Facilities Logistics Program Management Transportation

Job Description

Job Summary

The Assistant Fire Chief assists in providing a safe and efficient fire emergency services program in accordance with standards and requirements.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)
  • Provide leadership while managing daily activities of an operational shift
  • Perform duties and responsibilities of Fire Chief in his or her absence
  • Plan and execute fire and emergency services operations to ensure efficient and effective emergency response; assume the role of Incident Commander on emergency scenes until properly relieved
  • Ensure the Fire Alarm Communication Center (FACC) is properly staffed, all calls are received and processed appropriately, and all emergency responses are dispatched properly and efficiently
  • Ensure firefighting vehicles and equipment are operational and available in accordance with contractual standards
  • Conduct classroom and practical training sessions; maintain training records and charts
  • Become familiar with applicable host nation and military environmental regulations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of fire suppression tactics and strategies plus fire and emergency response equipment, operation, and maintenance
  • Ability to develop training programs, conduct classroom and practical training sessions, and maintain training records and charts
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations, safety directives, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
  • Ability to interpret applicable fire protection technical publications and fire codes, prepare written operating instructions, fire reports, and general correspondence
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel
  • Additional knowledge/skills may be required by contract or assignment

Experience & Education
  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in Fire Emergency Services with at least five (5) years as a Crew Chief, Station Captain, Battalion Chief, or higher
  • Prefer Associate's Degree in fire science management, emergency management, public administration, or associated discipline
  • DOD, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or National Pro-Board Certifications as Fire Officer III, Fire Inspector II, Fire Instructor II, HazMat Incident Commander, and Airport Firefighter
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


Program Management  

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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