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Battalion Chief

Company: Chenega Infinity
Location: Titusville
Posted on: March 8, 2020

Job Description:


Company Job Title:
Battalion Chief, Operations & Training- NASA
Chenega Job Title:
Fire Officer
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
Kennedy Space Center, FL
Reports To:
Assistant Fire Chief
FLSA Status:
Exempt, Full Time, Regular
Prepared Date:
Approved Date:


The Battalion Chief of Operations and Training is primarily responsible to manage all subordinate firefighters, drivers, paramedics and lieutenants while on duty. This position provides a lead role as the on-scene incident commander and is responsible to mitigate emergency situations utilizing the Incident Command System following department standard operating procedures and established industry standards. In addition, this position will have an active role in the training of department personnel. In preparation for training this position will be required to research the training topic assigned, learn about the topic and develop a lesson plan pertaining to the topic which will be approved by the training division. This position will be required to deliver training to department personnel through lecture and a hands-on approach as directed. This position will be required to obtain the required certifications to operate all fire department pumpers, aerial apparatus, ARFF apparatus, squads, specialty vehicles MRAPs and all other vehicles that are assigned to the fire services fleet. This position must also have the knowledge to operate all department equipment to include hydraulic pumps, power units, generators, etc. Physical fitness to perform these duties is essential and the individual filling this position must remain in full duty status at all times to perform these functions. This position may be required to work a forty hour Monday-Friday eight hour shifts at times to meet the operational needs of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position)

  • Required to follow all company personnel and safety policies, and perform all assigned duties in a safe work manner.
  • Responsible for protection of life and property at the Kennedy Space Center and the direction and control of fire and rescue crews in the performance of routine and emergency work assignments.
  • Must train and direct the activities of subordinate personnel.
  • Responds to emergency calls and establishes Incident Command, assumes leadership until replaced by higher ranking authority if warranted. Directs the activities of the firefighters providing fire suppression, medical aid, rescue activities and hazardous materials mitigation.
  • Must professionally interface with the customer and other contractors as necessary.
  • Must review and evaluate job performance of subordinates as well as assess response crews for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Participates in daily physical fitness program and conducts training activities to include training in fire suppression, hazardous material responsible, search and rescue, and other related areas.
  • Conducts recurring and specialized training classes for Fire Rescue Services personnel.
  • Develops and maintains lesson plans for all required training and maintains records for all training conducted.
  • Ensures testing procedures are completed in accordance with Pro Board requirements.
  • Attends training courses, reads and understands assigned material related to emergency medical care, firefighting and fire prevention.
  • As the fire official at the scene of an emergency, rapidly assesses problems and hazards and directs/controls combat forces to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.
  • Possesses knowledge of size-up, rescue procedures and fire suppression techniques and their application in buildings, facilities, and aircraft related materials and systems.
  • Possesses knowledge of all fire apparatus, equipment, and their operation.
  • Responds to vehicle accidents scenes and ensures approved extrication techniques are used utilizing specialized heavy hydraulic equipment during emergency situations.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge of streets, building addresses, suppression systems, fire alarm panel locations and hydrant locations.
  • Possesses extensive knowledge about motor vehicle laws and regulations of the State of Florida, regarding emergency vehicular responsibilities.
  • Complies with department policies, rules and regulations.
  • Personnel assigned to this classification are subject to perform at the Technical Rescue and HazMat operational level and may be required to obtain technician level certification in these areas if required to support a specialty function.
  • Receive and complete training for the Astronaut Rescue function if implemented during the contract period.
  • Participate in certification training classes when offered and pass such classes per the certification criteria.
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

    Non-Essential Duties:
    • Other duties as assigned

      Supervisory Responsibilities:
      • This position supervises Lieutenants, Firefighter Drivers, Paramedics and Firefighters

        Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
        • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
        • Associate degree in related field and four (4) years' experience in fire operations. Equivalent education/experience is applicable.
        • Must be at least 21 years of age.
        • Must have at least two (2) years' experience as a paid full-time DoD or State of Florida or Pro Board Lieutenant
        • Must meet all standards as required by Statement of Work.
        • Honorably discharged from the Armed Services (If Applicable)
        • Successfully completed all training and have obtained all required licenses, certifications and security/medical clearances for the site.

          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.
          • Skill in operating a personal computer and standard office equipment.
          • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Outlook.
          • Must possess a DOD or Florida State or Pro Board Firefighter II certification.
          • Must possess a DOD or Florida State or Pro Board Fire Officer II certification.
          • Must possess a DOD or Florida State or Pro Board Fire Instructor I certification.
          • Must have the ability to successfully complete NIMS Courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700 and IS-800
          • Must possess an Emergency Vehicle Operator's Certificate.
          • Must possess and maintain a valid Class E Florida state driver's license.
          • Must speak, read, write, and understand the English language, apply written rules, detailed orders, instructions and training material.
          • Have no record or history of illegal drug use, sale, possession, or manufacture.
          • Have no felony convictions and no convictions that reflect on the individual's reliability.
          • Must be able to meet and maintain NASA Physical Certifications.
          • Must be able to successfully pass all required Psychological examinations.
          • Must be able to meet drug testing and alcohol - free workforce requirements to include random drug and/or alcohol testing.
          • Must possess technical rescue certification to the awareness level and hazardous materials certification to the operations level within one year of hire date.
          • Must possess one of the following certifications - DOD ARFF Firefighter, or Pro Board ARFF Firefighter within one year of hire date.

            • Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.

              • Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

                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 sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 170 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
                • Must successfully complete a pre-employment Combat Task Test (CTT) and biannually thereafter as prescribed by the government.
                • Ascend and descend 75 feet of stairway while carrying a 14 pound simulated high rise pack.
                • Hoist a 50' roll of 1-3/4 hose with nozzle, using a 1/2 to 5/8 rope, to a height of 50 feet.
                • Simulate forcible entry by hitting 150 lb. beam with 9 lb. sledgehammer to move the beam a distance of 5 ft. (Keiser Force Machine). Firefighters must keep both hands below a tape-marked line on the sledgehammer which is 1 foot down from the head of the sledgehammer, and only contact the beam with the head of the sledgehammer.
                • Lift, drag or carry a 170 lb. mannequin a distance of 85 ft.
                • The CTT must be completed wearing full NFPA approved protective clothing to include full structural firefighting bunker gear (coat, pants, boots, gloves, hood and helmet.) A KSC supplied self-contained breathing apparatus with a composite bottle shall be worn and personnel shall wear the face mask, maintain adequate respiratory seal and breathe bottled air while performing all elements of the test.
                • The CTT must be completed within 7 minutes. If assigned to the Astronaut Rescue function the CTT must be completed within 4 minutes.

                  Work Environment:
                  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
                  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
                  • The employee will be required to adjust to a controlled environment during normal daily activities to the extremely hot and possibly cold environments associated with firefighting duties at a moment's notice.
                  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

                    Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.
                    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
                    Native preference under PL 93-638.
                    We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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