Fire Chief in Kandahar at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary
The Fire Chief ensures an effective fire emergency services program in accordance with standards and requirements.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Oversee, plan, and execute fire and rescue operations to ensure efficient and effective emergency responses that minimize loss of life and property
  • Respond to emergencies as Incident Commander when needed
  • Develop and oversee fire department policies, planning, development, and performance in accordance with standards and requirements
  • Assign and manage major operations, prevention, logistics, and administrative tasks related to equipment, stations, and grounds
  • Ensure firefighting vehicles and equipment are operational and available in accordance with contractual standards
  • Assess capability of fire protection programs, identify positive and negative trends, implement improvements, and manage personnel to ensure fulfillment of program objectives
  • Maintain records and prepare reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations, safety directives, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, and pertinent DOD regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of safety standards and precautions pertaining to use of fire equipment, fire suppression, and first responder activities
  • Ability to schedule, evaluate, train, and mentor subordinate employees
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software

Experience & Education
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience in fire services with at least three years as a Senior Fire Officer
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • DOD, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or National Pro-Board Certifications as Fire Officer IV, Fire Inspector II, Fire Instructor II, HazMat Incident
  • Commander, and Airport Firefighter
  • Prefer one (1) year of OCONUS experience, three (3) years as a Fire Chief, and experience managing a fire department with at least 40 paid positions
  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in fire science management, emergency management, public administration, or associated discipline

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


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