- 21-May-2013 to 28-Jun-2013 (CST)
- Pearland, TX, USA
- $34.00/hour - $36.00/hour DOQ
- Full Time
The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants.
This position is non-exempt and is eligible for overtime.
Job Summary: The Training Battalion Chief promotes safe, uniform and professional training and creates an environment for continuous learning.
This position functions as the training manager and coordinator for continuing education and advanced certification levels as required by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Services, the Texas State Fireman and Fire Marshal's Association and Pearland Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures and Manual providing that personnel meet annual training requirements for certification maintenance and maximum Insurance Service Office credit.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
May supervise students in a training class, course or program and/or fire fighters as part of the Incident Command System at an emergency incident. This position is considered supervisory as authority is granted to supervise and give orders to Department members as needed though there are not currently any direct reports.
Regular and timely attendance at work.
Analyze individual and organizational training needs with regard to maintenance of compliance and certification by Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Services, the Texas State Fireman and Fire Marshal's Association and departmental Manual Pages including Standard Operating Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
Provide resources and expertise for the safe and effective delivery of training to fire and EMS personnel by line officers.
Coordinate requests for training.
Maintain records and training documentation.
Provide valid interpretation on current training standards.
Provide counseling to personnel with regard to achievement of department and individual goals for improvement and advancement.
Provide a tactical assessment of skills and development for individual and company performance.
Conducts hiring and promotional processes.
Oversees personnel safety during training exercises and activities.
Coordinate and post annual training schedule networking with City of Pearland EMS, Office of Emergency Management, Police and other local public safety agencies.
Subject to 24 hour recall.
Serve as "essential personnel" and remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or manmade disaster, or any other event the Fire Chief, City Manager, or Assistant City Manager(s) deem necessary.
Additional essential functions include, but not limited to: budgeting, resource management, management of personnel, management of instruction, program evaluation, training needs analysis, scheduling, goal setting, networking with other training agencies, technical writing, and effective verbal and written communication.
Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Associate Degree required or 60 college hours in related fields; bachelor degree preferred.
Eight (8) to fourteen (14) years of experience as a firefighter with a background in training and supervision required.
Five (5) to nine (9) years of experience as a training fire officer or supervising fire officer (supervising and/or managing fire officer)
Texas Commission on Fire Protection Intermediate Required, Advanced Firefighter Preferred
TCFP, Fire Officer II required, NFPA Fire Officer III preferred.
TCFP Instructor II required, ability to achieve Instructor III required within 6 months of appointment
TCFP Basic Fire Inspector and Basic Fire Investigator preferred
Texas Department of State Health Services EMT- Basic required; preference will be given for EMT Intermediate, EMT Paramedic and EMS Instructor Certification.
Valid, Texas Driver's License, Class B - Firefighter Exempt
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge skills and abilities of NFPA Fire Instructor I, II and the following:
Agency policy, record-keeping systems, professional standards addressing training records, legal requirements affecting record-keeping and disclosure of information.
Ability to develop forms and generate reports.
Knowledge of agency procedures and training program goals, and format for agency policies.
Ability to perform technical writing.
Knowledge of agency policies regarding staff selection, instructional requirements, selection methods, the capabilities of instructional staff, and agency goals.
Knowledge of evaluation methods, staff schedules and job requirements.
Knowledge of equipment purchasing procedures, available department resources, and curriculum needs.
Ability to use evaluation techniques and methods to select the most effective equipment and prepare procurement forms.
Knowledge of statistical evaluation procedures and agency goals.
Ability to use presentation skills and report preparation following agency guidelines.
Knowledge of needs analysis, task analysis, development of JPRs, lesson planning, instructional methods for classroom, training ground, and distance learning, characteristics of adult learners, instructional media, curriculum development, and development of evaluation instruments.
Ability to conduct research, committee meetings, and needs and task analysis; organizing information into functional groupings; and interpreting data.
Knowledge of instructional design, adult learning principles, and principles of performance based education, research and fire service terminology.
Ability to select course reference materials.
Knowledge of components and characteristics of goals, and correlation of JPRs to program and course goals.
Ability to write goal statements.
Knowledge of components of objectives and correlation between JPRs and objectives.
Ability to write course objectives and correlate them to JPRs.
Knowledge of recordkeeping systems, agency goals, data acquisition techniques, applicable laws, and methods of providing feedback.
The ability to evaluate develop and use information systems.
Knowledge of test validity, reliability, and item analysis.
The ability to use item analysis techniques.
Ability to think and act quickly, exercising sound technical and command judgment under emergency conditions.
Ability to drive and effectively operate fire apparatus, fire and rescue equipment, and tools.
Skill and ability to perform emergency medical care methods and procedures.
Ability to supervise fire personnel in firefighting, rescue and station activities; plan, assign, direct, and evaluate work of subordinates.
Ability to perform duties of subordinates job descriptions.
Ability to apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques.
Ability to maintain discipline and adherence to the policies and procedures and standard operating guidelines
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteer, part-time and full-time personnel, Command & General Staff, Supervisors, other City Staff and the general public.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Principles, practices, and methods of modern firefighting.
Emergency medical care practices and procedures.
Personnel rules and regulations of the City and the Fire Department.
Methods of fire prevention.
Hazardous materials and methods of identification, containment, and control.
Modern techniques of fire administration, management, and supervision.
Ability to teach operation and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment.
Geography and characteristics of fire hazards within the City.
Functions of NIMS and ICS.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time; use hands and arms to finger, handle, feel and reach. The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste and/or smell. The position requires the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus and possibly a respirator.
The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move heavy objects up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat, to shaking, rocking, and vibrating; explosives and risk of radiation. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; smoke, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; tight or confined spaces; near total darkness; ladders, scaffolding, and heights.
The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud.
The employee in this position is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or manmade disaster, or any other event the Fire Chief, City Manager, or Assistant City Manager(s) deems necessary.
The City of Pearland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) and drug screens are required. In addition, job related tests may also be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Pearland and the employee and is subject to change by the City of Pearland as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.
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