DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is important work involving responsibility for the smooth operation for the county's programs for fire training and mutual aid to cope with fires and other public emergencies requiring the services of firepersons. The incumbent of this position receives general supervision from the Fire Coordinator. Performs a variety of related duties as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only).
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention methods; good knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations and of the aims and purposes of the state fire mobilization and mutual aid plan and of the fire service; good knowledge of the geography and political subdivisions of the county; working knowledge of the principles and operation of a two‑way radio system; ability to assist with the planning, supervision and coordination of a complexity of operations; ability to interpret the fire training and mutual aid plan; ability to speak in public; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Must have obtained the position of Fire Chief with a Fire Department in Putnam County and has successfully completed fire training courses related to the particular area of responsibility, as appropriate.