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Title:  Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention

Application Deadline Date:  01/20/2021
Req ID:  11365
Department:  Military
Location: 

So. Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $25.09

Overview

The Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention position was recently created by the Vermont Military Department. The incumbent will work independently to manage the fire prevention program for the Base, and will work directly for the Airport Fire Chief. This position is responsible for plans review, building inspections, and deliberate risk assessments. This position is for 48 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. Incumbent will be required to work one 24 hour shift in addition to three 8 hour shifts in that span. Schedule will be approved by the Fire Chief.

Who May Apply

This position, Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention (#11365), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Chief Brannon Soter at brannon.soter@us.af.mil or (802) 660-5426.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

 

Special Requirements: Incumbents of this job are issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), which is issued only upon passing a federal background check (Tier 1) including a fingerprint-supported criminal record check. Candidates must obtain the CAC for successful completion of original probation. Possession of the CAC is a condition of employment. Additionally, Incumbents of this job may be required to view and access classified information, therefore a favorably adjudicated (Tier 3) Secret Clearance may be required.

Class Definition

Class incumbents are employees of the Vermont Military Department and conduct and oversee the fire/life safety inspections of all airbase facilities at the Vermont Air National Guard Base located at the Burlington International Airport. Incumbents conduct fire/life safety training, coordinate public outreach, review construction plans, and are involved in other related programs for the Base and the airbase fire department. Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of all records related to fire/life safety of the areas mentioned above. Incumbent is responsible for filling the role of the fire department Health and Safety Officer, responsible for ensuring compliance with OSHA laws, NFPA standards, and Air Force safety regulations. Incumbents may be called upon to assist the Operations Shift in response to a full range of emergencies which may include, but are not limited to, aircraft accidents or abnormal conditions, structural fires, bomb threats, hijack alerts, hazardous materials emergencies including weapons systems and fuel systems malfunctions, confined space rescue, medical emergencies, and ground transportation accidents that require specialized firefighting and rescue equipment. This position is for 48 hours per week, Monday through Thursday. Incumbent will be required to work one 24 hour shift as well as three 8 hour shifts in that span. Schedule will be approved by the Fire Chief. Duties are performed under the supervision of the Fire Chief, a full-time Vermont Air National Guard employee.

 

This position is Group “C” retirement with mandatory retirement at age 55.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both standard office and field settings. Class incumbents may encounter a wide range of physical conditions while inspecting buildings or construction sites. Strong and differing opinions will be encountered on a regular basis. Emergency work, inspections, and attendance at training and conferences may require work outside of the normally scheduled shift. Field duties may require work in contaminated environments which may require protective clothing and equipment. Firefighting is potentially dangerous, physically demanding and can be highly stressful. An incumbent must be physically fit and able to perform under highly stressful conditions. An incumbent may be called upon to assist with emergencies on Base and within the mutual-aid area. The work may require using a respirator, carrying equipment weighing fifty or more pounds, and possessing physical strength sufficient to carry victims during rescue operations. An incumbent must work on the flight line, near military aircraft under armed guard, and therefore must obtain a security line badge and secret level security clearance. An incumbent must possess a valid driver's license. Incumbents will be required to attend schools relating to fire protection or management. Mission critical assignments may require work outside of normal work hours absent prior notification. An incumbent will submit to an annual physical examination conducted in accordance with NFPA Standard 1582 as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor. An incumbent can be required at any time to submit to and cooperate with a physical examination as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor to verify his or her physical fitness for the job. An incumbent will be required to participate in a physical fitness program as determined by the Occupational Health Doctor and by NFPA, USAF, OSHA, and VOSHA requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) years or more in a paid civilian or military fire department INCLUDING four (4) years or more supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.

OR

Vocational/technical school training in Fire Science or a relevant field AND seven (7) years or more in a paid civilian or military fire department INCLUDING four (4) years or more supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.

OR

College degree in Fire Science or a relevant field AND six (6) years or more in a paid civilian or military fire department INCLUDING three (3) years or more supervising day-to-day and emergency operations.

 

Note:

  1. Applicant requires current State of Vermont emergency medical services license of at least Emergency Medical Responder OR National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification of at least Emergency Medical Responder OR Department of Defense certification of at least Emergency Medical Responder (provide copy of certificate). PREFERENCE given to applicants certified to EMT level.
  2. Applicant requires Pro Board OR International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification of Fire Officer III AND Fire Instructor II AND Fire Inspector II, AND Incident Safety Officer, AND Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. PREFERENCE given to applicants who have completed any of the follow certifications; Health and Safety Officer, Plans Examiner I.  (Please provide copies of all certificates with application)
  3. Applicant must possess a current, valid driver’s license.

 

NOTE: Within twenty four (24) months of hire, incumbent must be IFSAC or Pro Board certified Fire Inspector III AND Health and Safety Officer AND Plans Examiner I.

NOTE: An incumbent must obtain a government vehicle operator's permit within four (4) months of employment.

NOTE: Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment physical examination in accordance with NFPA Standard 1582. Incumbent must apply for and obtain a favorable clearance upon selection and must maintain eligibility for the clearance for the duration of employment. Within six (6) months of employment incumbents must receive and maintain a secure area line badge.

NOTE: Incumbents of this job are issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), which is issued only upon passing a federal background check (Tier 1) including a fingerprint-supported criminal record check. Candidates must obtain the CAC for successful completion of original probation. Possession of the CAC is a condition of employment.

Special Requirements

See above

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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